Thursday, 28 February 2013

I lost my phone number can I have yours?

....give it up mate!

I haven't posted anything for a while, opps!

I drew this last week. She's showing off all her best bits (maybe a little too much!) and he's trying all his best lines to get her attention! Though she does not look very impressed! 

I hope you've had a good week so far. I've been drawing, making stuff out of polystyrene and looking after my sisters cat and chickens!

Friday, 22 February 2013

hey you FOX!

hey you FOX!
Sometimes I plan drawings and take ages over them 
but sometimes the quick and simple doodles are just as nice! 
These little cute foxes were on a card I made. 

I can't believe it's FRIDAY again... already!!
Have a great weekend! x

Thursday, 21 February 2013


Flora wants to say  *hello* .....but she's a bit shy!
She put on her best dress and made a SIGN!

It's ok...
Don't be shy Flora!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Nothin' like a good book and a cup o' tay you can stand on!
(a strong cup of tea)

I'll get the kettle on! x

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Two striped arms and two striped legs

I doodled this last night. I'd quite like to make him in 3d with arms and legs that move!
It reminds me of when my friend wore the tubes from the back of a dryer on his arms! The tubes extended and crumpled back up like a concertina! We had hours of fun and took lots of funny photos!!

Hope you're having a nice evening!

Monday, 18 February 2013

I didn't have time...

"I didn't have time to blow dry it so it looked like a hedge"

My lovely friend said this phrase....
(this is not what she looks like though!)
I have a funny book of all the phrases I wrote down at the time!

The market was a great success this week, my colourful cards went down a treat! I hope you had a great weekend!

 Nice to see the sun today! x

Friday, 15 February 2013

See you there!

 I am working on a collection of illustrated cards and prints. These are a few examples of the cards. They are all hand drawn and coloured with pencils and pens. I will be bringing a selection of them down to St. George's market, Belfast where my sisters Christine, Linda and I have a stall at the weekends!
Love to see you there!
 Look out for 3 Crafty Birds!
 Have a great weekend! x

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's!

                     Happy St. Valentine's Day!
               My crazy little friends are standing on a hill, giving you their heart!  Won't you take it?! 
                         Hope you all have a lovely day, whether you celebrate St. Val's or not! x

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Go on, get!

"I just like to smile, smiling's my favourite"
A quote from Elf, love that film. Probably too much. 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Watch out little lady!

 Don't do it Mr. Frog!

Poor ladybird! 

I was drawing some frogs for a collection of cards and decided to make a naughty one (the good frogs are on the cards). Just a quick doodle with coloured pencils and black and white pens.

Happy pancake day!

Friday, 8 February 2013


Just a quick and simple doodle drawn with a black pen.  I love swings! 
 Have a great weekend whatever you're up to!  x

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Dance with me!

Dancing is good for you!  

When the clouds are grey and it's cold outside it's good to put on some music, crank it up (or have your little mouse friend play some good tunes) and dance around the living room!

We all do it!!

...don't we?!?

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

He's behiiiind youuuu !

Naughty mouse has gone to a lot of effort to get to the right height!  He just can't resist a getting a good bite of Miss Birdy's juicy feathered behind!  Happily arranging her flowers she is oblivious to what is about it happen!  Naughty mouse!

....perhaps I should do another drawing of the scene.... thirty seconds later!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Frog hands

"You have little magic frog hands"

 My dear friend said this to me!!  I used to give her hand and arm massages and so this was a compliment!  Luckily my hands aren't actually like this!  The little frog man seems quite mesmerized by his own hands!

This illustration was part of a collection of drawings I did for my degree. I would take notes of things I overheard in queues, on trains, in coffee shops or as I was walking down the street as ideas for my next drawing! The snippets of conversations, when taken out of contest, and drawn in a literal way can be very funny!
  I hope you had a great weekend! x

Friday, 1 February 2013

A very important day.

This little chap has been given the important responsibility of being chief key holder.  Ready and willing he awaits the handover.  I like using watercolour pencils because I feel like I still have alot of control over the drawing.  I layer the colours up and sometimes draw directly with the wet pencil to create a more intense colour.  I add detail and shading with a black ink pen and highlights with a white pen.

I've always loved keys and have a few big old rusty ones in my collection of stuff (clutter)!  I think it goes back to the days of the princess shoes with the key in the heel.  Do you remember these?!  The key was only a little plastic thing with a pin on the back but you really felt like it was so precious and something to protect and treasure because YOU were a princess!  I kept the key long after the devastation of growing out of my favourite patent black Sunday shoes.....I digress!