Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Not too proud to beg!

Hey Hey beautiful people! 


48% funded after 15 days of being live... That means 14 days left and if I keep going, I am sure it will be a successful project and you and I will be proud owners of patterned mugs and matching coasters!


For those who haven't seen, I had delivery of my coaster sample, using the Retro Geek design. 

Do we like???

So I'm basically updating my little blog, to try and encourage those on the fence, those who are thinking 'I'll buy one when they are on sale' to pledge on my project, because if you don't, then they won't ever be on sale, and you won't get to buy one from me. It's something I REALLY need to see come to fruition, and for that reason, I am actually not to proud to beg you.

*I am begging you to not hold it off any longer...

*I am begging you to help a small independent designer, a fledgling business, trying to make a name for herself...

*I am begging you to spare as little as £1 on the 25th March, to help me see my dreams come true...

Thank you! 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter Campaign Mark 2

Hello and welcome to my attempt at pitching my latest project to you, my lovely blog readers and followers.

Say hello to potentially the next range of products, for sale by JLWIllustration. If successfully funded (£475) I will have a small selection of Mugs, matching coasters and Pocket Mirrors on sale in My Etsy Store, available for you to purchase as gifts for loved ones, or simply to make your life a little more fun. 

Cause lets face it, these patterns rock! 



I have had a sample of the products whipped up by the various outlets that will be manufacturing them, if they succeed in being produced. In fact, the Pocket Mirror shown below, is currently available in my Etsy Store, but I only have a few left, so fingers crossed I can get more made up for you.

 BTW: the quality of the mug is AMAZING! I've been drinking and washing it daily, I can't seem to put it down. 

So here is the boring details on the project, feel free to share this, or ask me for a higher resolution file, I'm happy to provide. 


By Pledging a small amount of your money, you can
help me achieve my dream of creating a small range
of products with my designs on. Payment is only 
taken IF the campaign is successfully funded.
 (If £475 has been pledged within the given time). 
No Payment will be taken until AFTER the deadline and notice will be given beforehand.  In return, I offer you a reward, a gift of thanks for helping me in my adventures. 

... basically, the more you pledge, the bigger the thank you gift. It's that simple. 

Support by pledging: £3, £4, £5, £8, £10, £15 or £25

'I'd really LOVE to see this project succeed. This is a combination of hard work and serious research, and I would love to see it come to fruition and have something solid at the end of it'. - ME

If you do so wish to Pledge a small amount (Even £1.00), please feel free to head on over to my Kickstarter page and complete the quick form filling exercise, or visit my website for a direct link. 

It's as simple as that. 

Thank you for reading and sharing. 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Etsy Store -New Product Update

Hello again, I wanted to share with you some new prints that I have added to my Etsy store. I appear to be dabbling more in Illustration as well as Surface Pattern, and I'm really loving it. 
These will also be available as Downloads as well as physical products, which I think gives flexibility to the buyer. Not everyone has an amazing A3 printer to be able to print from home, so I think its important to offer a physical product in a world where everything appears to be downloaded and saved to desktops. 

Anyway, here are the new prints. Some are available in various colourways. 

A Selection of Colourways are available for this print

These next prints can be personalised and are perfect for Children's bedrooms

Simply click on any of the images to take you to the store, and don't forget to send some Etsy Love my way if you like what you see. 

Alternatively browse my entire store HERE

I have lots of new idea's brewing in this little head of mine, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

Until Next time. 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

New Year, New Products

Hello everyone. 

I'm starting 2014 with a bang, I have some new products to share with you. 

My newest range of Pocket mirrors are now available to purchase from my Etsy Store, and come in 5 different designs. You may recognise 2 of them from last years Valentines Bloghop, when I released the designs for the first time as a range of greeting cards. You can also purchase the cards from my Etsy store. 

 These are the valentines cards available to purchase too. Click on the designs to head on over to my etsy store and purchase yourself a lovely card for your loved ones. 

I also have the cute little owl available as A4 and A3 prints, which are available for personalisation too. I did my eldest daughter (OWL MAD) one for her bedroom, and it looks fabulous! 

Please do keep an eye out for more products coming out soon, including mugs and other fabric related items.

Oh, and before I forget, please do check out this weeks MOYO/MIID designer of the week. You might just recognise the designer.......

Until Next Time. 

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Tropical fusion bloghop - Welcome

Hello there,  and welcome to my little slice of Tropical Heaven. 

If you have reached me, you have either come directly to me from the lovely Lesley Todd's page, or you have found me completely randomly. 

Either way, I'm happy you stopped by. 

I LOVED this years theme for the Blog-hop, I think Pantones colour of the year is fabulous, very bright and inviting, just like my patterns. 

I have supplied my requested 3 designs, minimum requirements for this weekends antics. I had fun playing with the colours, the motifs and the patterns. 

Because Patterns are just amazing. 

I LOVE doing mocks ups for my patterns... here's some lovely notebooks. 

Have fun, enjoy browsing, and head on over the the fabulously talented Trina E's Blog. I imagine its super fantastic, I know she spent weeks working on these designs.

A Few Links for you, just in case you are lost: 

First Blog: Mary Tanana
Previous Blog: Lesley todd
Next Blog: Trina E

My Website has just been launched. When you've had fun browsing the Blog-hop, take a peek and let me know what you think:

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Post Maternity Leave

Well Hello, it's been a while. I've had some time away to have my 4th child, who arrived 8 days late on 7th September 2013. He's beautiful, amazing and totally worth the wait. 

So even in my absence, I have still been busy behind the scenes. I've a few things to share with you which I'm sure is more exciting for me than it is for yourselves, but I'm sharing anyway. 

1. I am now a member of the MOYO DIRECTORY

There is quite a large catalogue of designers on there, and I'm squished amongst them. So if you get the chance, take a peek at some of my collections, and let em know what you think and don't forget to <3 font="" me="" nbsp="" too:="">

2. The second edition of the Little White book has gone live, alongside the Find New Designers Website, to which I am also a member of. 
Again, there are quite a few other amazing designers on there, but I am proud of Gill for spending the hundreds of (wo)man hours in completing it. So well done Gill, you've done a cracking job. 

My profile can be found here:
(Click Image to be re-directed)

3. I've been working hard alongside Keka Cases to get the templates completed for some new products. Now I have available 10 iPad/Kindle cases to purchase directly from the Keka website and they now ship to the UK. 

But the exciting news is that soon you will all be able to purchase my designs on iPhone and Samsung cases too. 

And on AMAZON UK!!! 

I am one of the designers selected by Amazon and Keka cases to have my designs released first. That is amazing news for me. 

4. Finally I have recently found out that I will be published in the up and coming ' New Pattern' book. More details coming soon about this. 

Until next time. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Maternity Leave

Hi All, Welcome to my Blog.

I am Currently taking some time away for Maternity Leave.

Please check back in October for more news and updates from me.

Many thanks