Thursday, 4 December 2014

New Seaside Papercut

I have designed a new Papercut picture to sit with my collection of bespoke ones.  It reads "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside" It has a flying seagulls pattern in the background (or spots/stripes) in a choice of colours to match your interiors. 

You can purchase this picture for £25 from my etsy shop HERE.
It comes in a 25 x 25cm box frame (white or black), the picture is handcut from white 240g matt card.






You can also order a bespoke version (with your own names/quote) for £35...


Monday, 14 July 2014

★ RANKIDOODLE COMPETITION ★

★ Enter our Competion to WIN a Bespoke Papercut Heart framed Picture ★


You can enter by doing ONE or ALL of the following (doing ALL allows you 5 entries)


★ LIKE my page & SHARE the post on facebook ★

★ FOLLOW me and RETWEET post on Twitter ★

★ FOLLOW me and REGRAM post on Instagram ★
(tag with @rankidoodle & #rankidoodlegiveaway)

★ FOLLOW me & PIN on Pinterest ★

or

★ FOLLOW & COMMENT (on this post) on my BLOG ★



The Bespoke Papercuts are designed and created by me.  

The picture can be used for a GIFT for a Wedding, Anniversary or New Baby OR you can keep it yourself and put your own family or special occasion details in it.

Here are some examples of designs I have created in the past to give you some ideas...









T & Cs

★ The competition will close at 7pm on Saturday 30th August 2014 ★
★ The winner will be picked at random "from a hat" and announced at 8pm 30/8/14 ★
★ The winner must allow 3 weeks from winning to delivery ★
★ The winner will need to provide email address (for sending proof) and Address (for delivery) ★
★ If you enter the competition on all 5 platforms (facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest & BLOG) you will be put "in the hat" five times ★
★ If the announced winner fails to reply within 1 week of competition closing I will choose another winner ★
★ The picture comes framed in a 25 x 25cm white, deep frame.  Either a plain, spotty or music sheet background (bespoke song if available).  White card papercut heart with mix of bunting, hearts, sunshine and your wording, dates, names. ★
★ No other bespoke elements are allowed (unless you see them on above pics) ★




Sunday, 6 July 2014

★ INSTAGRAM FAVES ★

Yes, I am still addicted totally to Instagram and now follow 635 people!  

Here are my latest favourite people...



This Wild Idea is a selection of photographs from Theron Humphrey.  Most of which feature his Best Friend Maddie the Coonhound.  Maddie is very photographic and poses in and on the strangest of objects and places.  She even has her own book titled Maddie on things which you can buy here.

You can see more of This Wild Idea and Maddie here and here.






Charmaine Olivia is an artist from California.  She mainly paints images of beautiful women in bright colours but my favourites are the beautiful silhouette cameos she creates.  Her instagram feed also contains lots of photos of Charmaine in her studio, which looks amazing as does the woman herself.

You can see more of Charmaine and purchase her work here.





Viviolifashion is a Mothers Photographs of her cute children.   I am completely in LOVE the photos of her childrens rooms, these are just Amazing!  With gorgeous colours and styling, these interiors look like they belong in a fairytale.





Hand Lettering Co is a business born out of a love for hand lettering.  Chris is a very talented lettering artist and creates these beautiful works of art containing scripture verses.  Although I am not religious I still love all their photos.

Tou can visit their website which has free downloads and prints for sale here.





Dear Little darling is Petra a wedding stationery designer.  Her instagram feed is full of photos of her beautiful stationery and also beautifully styled wedding shots.

You can visit her website here




Mercedes is an artist and entrepreneur.  She is also Creative Director of darling and Daisy, a family company which specialises in styled dessert buffets, floral design, photography and d├ęcor.  The Dear Little Darling feed showcases many photographs of beautifully styled spaces.

You can visit the Darling and Daisy website here.




You can see ALL my previous  ★ Instagram Faves ★  posts here, here, here and here.

You can also find and follow my @Rankidoodle Instagram feed here.


Thursday, 12 June 2014

★ CANVAS COMPETITION ★



Back in October I held a canvas competition for the year 9 textiles pupils of Walkden High School in Salford, Manchester for the fourth year running.

I showcased my University Textiles work, images and samples of my greetings cards from Hallmark cards, images from my Art designer job and also my latest freelance and "Rankidoodle" work.

The pupils had to design and create a canvas which included a word, a pattern, a stitch and an object.

Me and Miss Quinlan (textiles teacher) judged the competition and I picked three lucky winners!  The winners will receive their design printed on to a canvas to keep (3rd - 20x20cm, 2nd - 30x30cm & 1st - 40x40cm)

So here goes (drum roll...)





I chose Freya Dolby for third prize as I really liked her original theme and wording.  All the desired elements were there and the design was jolly and colourful and was executed really well.  
Well done Freya!


★ ★ ★





I chose Deia Lamberts design for second prize as I thought it was really pretty.  I liked the contrast of the detailed flowers with the black silhouette.  The stitching detail is nice and neat and the composition works really well.  Well done Deia!


★ ★ ★





I chose Emily Pike for First Prize as her design was really fun, bright and colourful.  I could tell a lot of work had been put into creating the design.  All the desired elements were fully met and there was lots of (neat) stitching.  Well Done Emily!!!


I am really looking forward to setting the competition again this year.  You can see the winners from past years here and here.




Tuesday, 27 August 2013

♥ Rankidoodle Wedding Invites ♥

I have added some NEW Downloadable Wedding Stationery collections to my Rankidoodle Weddings shop so please take a look.

I decided to create downloadable collections to make my designs more affordable for everyone (and a little easier for me too!)  It is only £25 for a set containing Invitation, RSVP, Thank you card, 2/3 back patterns and detailed instructions.  You can then pay extra (£8 - £12) for a save the date, menu, info card, night invite, order of service, placecards etc.  You can then either print at home OR take to your local printers.

I am also in the process of designing downloadable bunting, envelope liners, table numbers and table plans too to fit with each theme.


All designs available in multiple colourways, here are invitation colour options
for the "Love Tree" collection...



Save the Date & Order of service from the "Ahoy there" collection...



 Placecards & Menu (on a stick) from "Butterflies" collection...



 My MOST popular is the "Bunting" collection, here is the Invitation, RSVP & Thank you card...



 Invite, RSVP and Thank you card for the "Bike Love" collection...


Friday, 16 August 2013

★ It's PRETTY Old ★

Here's another look at my recent vintage treasure finds...


Sunday 28th July
Lebberston Car Boot, Scarborough

Queens' Coronation Tin
Old Rose water bottle
8 x Mother of pearl buttons
A cigarette box
2 x vintage threads

A Queens' coronation tunnel card




I think this is my favourite vintage find EVER!
It's a Queens' coronation Tunnel card, it has a little hole in the front and when you look through it... 



...this is what you see...


...LOVE IT!!!


Please take a look at my It's PRETTY Old shop where I sell my vintage treasures.





Sunday, 4 August 2013

♥ Stitchy stitchy! ♥

I recently purchased some bargain embroidery hoops while in the charity shops.  It got me thinking - I used to LOVE a bit of stitching and am going to start again, watch this space...

...until then, here are some pics of stitchy projects from back int' day...

First is my entry to the The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap which I won by the way, the theme was "discover".  You can see all the entries here and read a blogpost about the previous years' entry (bloom) here.

stitchy caravan & bunting

close up

  
Pretty appliqued cakes...



 ...Craft Fair stitchies...

Lavender bags, hearts etc


Pin cushion scrap pack


...stitchy cards...


valentines cards


...and Christmas stitchies!

felt garland


Tree decorations



Friday, 2 August 2013

★ It's PRETTY Old ★

Sometimes you find treasures and sometimes you don't.

A couple of weeks I decided to visit my local carboot sale and I returned with some real treasures - I am SOOOO excited to show you...


Sunday 14th July
Lebberston Car Boot, Scarborough

Ringtons Tea tin
6 x penguin books (1x1st edition)
Treasure Island book

Scarborough watercolour print
Small blue & white Teacup & saucer
Myott floral teacup & saucer

Five Foley teacups & saucers




I just LOVE this treasure Island book cover...





Definately my "buy of the day!" 
I definately won't be Teacup candling these beauties.

Please take a look at my It's PRETTY Old shop where I sell my vintage treasures.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

♥ Rankidoodle Loves SHIPS IN BOTTLES ♥

Am a little obsessed by anything nautical (must be the sea air!) and I especially LOVE "Ships in Bottles" I have started a little collection...er well when I say collection...I have two...



...but I'd like a collection like Mark wahlbergs' character in Lovely Bones...




I also found ths fab video about Sydney-based ship builder Ray Gascoigne who has been around boats his whole life as a shipwright and merchant seaman, and now builds intricate boats on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle.


Monday, 29 July 2013

♥ NEW PAPERCUT WEDDING PICTURES ♥

My little fingers have been busy cutting out these new papercut wedding pictures now available in my wedding SHOP

Each one is unique and designed especially for you!

They are also available for New baby, Anniversarys, & Birthdays...


Papercut by hand...


...work in progress...


...Yay! finished


Now lets wrap it up nice x

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