Friday, May 31, 2013

New Baby Designs

Today I am sharing with you some designs I created recently for the Hallmark New Baby contest. The brief was to create a design suitable for a New Baby range covering a variety of products such as; greetings cards, gifts bags, gift wrap and stationery.

I created designs using a gender neutral colour palette and sweet patterned elephants. 

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mint Makes My Heart Melt

I just can't get enough of mint.. STILL! (as you've probably noticed from this weeks Colour of the Week!)

Recently I bought some mint converses.. I smile every time I see them on my feet!

I wanted to share the mint love with you all so I created this Minty treasury on Etsy featuring lots of lovely mint items!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NEW Phone Cases with ArtsCase

Today I'm sharing some super exciting news with you! My designs are now available on ArtsCase!

ArtsCase offer stylish protection for your iPhones, iPads and Samsung Galaxy devices! Their cases show everyone your sparkling personality and make your device look stunning, but they're not all about looks, they care for your device with their well built cases.

To find out more and get yourself one of these gorgeous cases, visit ArtsCase here.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Colour of the Week: Magic Mint

Colour of the Week is here! This week, a lovely mint. I quite simply cannot get enough of mint, in my designs, clothes, everything! I really loved this soft mint, and it's name 'Magic Mint'

Below are some colour palettes I have put together to inspire you featuring Magic Mint..

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Etsy Craft Party

In just over 3 weeks Etsy will hold it's 4th Annual Craft Party event. If you haven't heard of this before you can read more about it here, but basically Etsy set a date and encourage crafters, makers and sellers all over the world to meet and celebrate two of the best things in life: craft and community.

The wonderful Oh No Rachio is organising a craft party in Southampton for us Hampshire folk and it sounds like it's going to be fantastic! So if you're local to Southampton and fancy coming along for crafty fun and cake, head over to Rachel's blog and let her know you'd like to join in the fun!

Image by OhNoRachio

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A-Z Flowers - B is for..

I was inspired by the beautiful blankets of seasonal flowers around right now.. so here it is..

B is for Bluebells..

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Now stocked in Unique Chique

I am pleased to announce our products are now stocked in Unique Chique, a gorgeous shop filled with gifts, home goods and more, in Alton, Hampshire, UK.

Here's a sneak peek of the products they will be selling (just some quick snaps I took when packing the order)

If you're local or ever visiting Alton, I highly recommend a visit to this shop, it's full of such lovely goodies!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Colour of the Week: Pearly Purple

Colour of the Week is here! This week.. Pearly Purple

I got a *bit* carried away with the colour palettes this week as I just adore this colour and it made so many nice palettes I had to share.. hope they inspire you!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Floral Friday

I came across this image on Pinterest and I just adore it. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy with the lovely lighting and soft focus, a truly inspired by the gorgeous flowers, delicious colours and fabulous natural shapes..

Source: Pinterest

So I decided to share it with you all.. Happy Friday Everyone!

P.S If you're a Pinterest addict like me, you can find my boards here

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday Words

Today's Wednesday Words.. again using this week's Colour of the Week: Bittersweet, palettes.

I have found having a positive mental attitude is the best way to live a happy life!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Work - Limelight

I've been very busy working on new work lately, one of my latest projects has been to design a logo, T-shirt design and poster for Vanessa Golborn School of Dance's summer show.

The logo had to work in single colour so it could be used on show stationery and screen printed onto T-shirts for students and helpers.

I also designed a black & white flyer and colour poster to advertise the event.. if you are local and like dance I highly recommend the event, the students are very talented and work so hard on their bi-annual summer show.

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Colour of the Week: Bittersweet

Colour of the Week time!

This week.. Bittersweet, a very summery orange, it makes me think of fruity cocktails and juicy melon!

Below are some colour palettes featuring Bittersweet, I hope they inspire you!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Limited Edition Kleenex Box Design Contest

Today I'm sharing with you my design for the Kleenex box design contest. Kleenex teamed up with design expert Kelly Hoppen MBE and invited artists and designers to create fashionable, unique and innovative box designs for the chance to see them on-shelf as one of three boxes available to buy in the Autumn/Winter design refresh.

Kelly Hoppen shared key interior trends for the season and I focused my design around royal purples, reds and oranges with an on-trend IKAT design. (seen below)

Now I need your help, if you like my design PLEASE vote for it! I would love to see my design on-shelf! You can vote here. Thank you in advance!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday Words

Wow, can't believe it's May already. This Friday it's been a whole year since I finished University and I can't quite believe it! It's flown by but I can't believe how far I've come and how much has happened in the past year!

I'm so grateful to be able to do what I love everyday so I hope today's Wednesday Words piece inspires you to do what you love too! With some nice spring summer colours and flowers on this beautiful sunny May day!

The colours used in this piece are from this week's Colour of the Week: Liberty palettes which can be found here!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2013