Hi all, how are you enjoying Autumn so far? For me its brought on a spurt of enthusiastic weed removal in the garden (the enthusiasm is for the end result, not the process :)). There's something about the arrival of that Autumnal chill in the air that makes me want to start putting everything in order.
There's lots to be harvested from our allotment too, like these pretty borlotti beans which will be frozen for tasty bean stews in the winter months...
(such a pity they loose their beautiful ruby red stripes when cooked!)
The gardening theme continues with this week's makes - i have some gardening greetings cards to show you and also a sneaky peak at a recent commission for someone with very green fingers...
Gardening Greetings Cards
Those of you who popped by my blog last week will know that i have recently had some of my designs printed as greetings cards (thank you for your kind comments about them, as always your support and feedback is much appreciated).
Here's a peak at the gardening theme ones, i look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Herbs In Pots
Flowery Watering Cans
These cards will be available singly, on my website and in my FSD Print And Paper Etsy shop soon, priced £1.85 (UK postage is 60p for the first card but free for any additional cards).
The sets of cards i showed you last week have already started to appear in my Etsy shop and website and the rest will follow shortly!
Blog Background Commission
I love commissions as they invariably get me out of my comfort zone and exploring new creative territory. I was recently asked to design a blog/website background for a lovely lady who wants to write about and sell books/magazines on tropical gardening. She wanted a formal (not cartoony) design with a jigsaw of outlined images - here's what i came up with.
Happily she likes the design. The website is not up and running yet but i'll be sure to give you a link when it is so you can see the design in situ and perhaps learn something interesting about growing tropical plants! :)
For anyone wondering about how pricing works with a commission like this, i offer two options - for an original design which is entirely exclusive to you the price is £30. Alternatively, for a design which is exclusive to you for online use (i.e. for your blog/website) but where i retain the option to use the design or elements of it for other products such as fabrics, cards and craft papers, the price is £15.
The above design was created with the second option deal, so expect to see more of this design in some form... i already have an idea of the adaptions i want to make before using on a range of Free Spirit Design products!
That's all from me for this week folks, so its time to put my feet up and take a stroll around the other Handmade Monday crafty blogs, its always so exciting to see what everyone's been up too!
Thanks for dropping by :) x