Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category


Aug 9, 2008

This week’s topic on Illustration Friday is “Sail”. Today I’ve been in a sailing state of mind, so I guess this is me floating out at sea.

I had so much fun drawing this with my textured pencil brushes, layer upon layer until there was a richness of color and subject matter. I’ve used a few decorative brushes for the eraser tool, and I’m most excited with the effects, eg the heart shape on the boat and in the water.

Card for the Birth of a Baby Girl

Aug 3, 2008
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My friend has just become an aunty, so I made this baby girl card for her. Congratulations, Sandra! I thought it would nice to share, so here’s a free download: print out the pdf on either A4 or US-letter size paper. The size (folded) is 13 x 13cm.

Here’s a tutorial that explains how to make the card:


1. What you need: color printout of the pdf, US-letter card stock (any color), cutting mat and knife, metal ruler and glue.

2. Using the back of the knife, score a line between the fold marks on the printout, and another line across the center of the card stock. Fold both pages.

3. Glue across the entire area of the underside of the card. Then paste the printout onto the card stock, keeping the folds of both pages as close together as possible.

4. Fold the glued papers, and cut along the edges of the card with the ruler, using the crop marks as guides.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Card for the birth of a baby girl (1.2MB)

Birthday Time Again!

Apr 15, 2008

My daughter had her 4th birthday party today. She loves all animals, but I didn’t have a lot of time, so I designed each of these creatures from a ball – adding eyes, ears, beaks and mane to make each one special and cute.


Fairies and Pirates

Mar 31, 2008

Well, it’s birthday season again. My daughter turned six, and had a wonderful Fairy and Pirates birthday party. I had fun making these two characters, specially the gold jewellery on the pirate. All the kids got dressed up and had so much fun. There was a big scramble for the sugar decoration, which got divided and devoured as soon as the candles were blown out.