Friday, 18 April 2014

Friday Feline

Hello Harriet Cat Card / Line Drawing / Photo / Sorry Quote / Ladybird Likes Brooch / Everything Cats





Gosh, Friday has come around SO fast this week. Hope you all have lots of lovely Easter plans? I will be working in the shop all weekend (sad face) but plan on eating lots of Easter eggs and working on some new styling for the STACIE SWIFT shop and website too.

Hope you like this week's Friday Felines - and if anyone wants to buy me this Cat Lady Brooch from Ladybird Likes it would make me very happy ;)

xx

Friday, 11 April 2014

Friday Feline

Image sources: Tim Walker Pastel Cats / Blue + Pink / Gem Eyes / Cat Tee / Quote / White Cat  


Some pastel kitty cuteness for this week's Friday Felines. Wondering if Bobcat and Birdie fancy a fur dye ready for Spring ;)

Happy Friday!

xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

New Easter Cards





Here are two new card designs now available at www.stacieswift.etsy.com - two cute little critters to send while you eat your Easter eggs!

Both are printed on lovely thick card with rounded corners and feature hand drawn lettering and either a happy Easter bunny or a little yellow chick.

These are sold individually or in handy packs of six.

xx

Monday, 7 April 2014

Seminar at LOIS { Insider's Guide to a Career in Illustration }






Our Insider's Guide to a Career in Illustration Seminars have been going really well. In March we held our talk at LOIS in Peckham, this little shop is a complete treasure trove - and Helen, the owner, was very good in letting us run over time due to our endless chatting and cake eating!

We've been fortunate in receiving nothing but good feedback from all of our attendees so far - it's great to know that our talks have been as informative and fun as we had hoped they would be.

If you haven't yet seen my posts about what they entail, have a little read here.

These sessions are also great networking opportunities, Emma  and I have met some fabulous new friends (the last seminar ended with an 'after-party' in KFC...) so it's not all note taking and listening, we like to have a good gossip too.

Our next seminar will take place at my all time favourite, SMUG in Islington. There are just 2 tickets left for this seminar so be quick if you'd like to join us! You can book your ticket here.

More dates will be coming soon ~ plus details of some new seminars too (super exciting!).

xx



Friday, 4 April 2014

DIY: Chalkboard Notebook + GIVEAWAY!


To celebrate the end of National Stationery Week I have teamed up with Claireabellemakes, Oh NO Rachio and Hello Harriet to create a notebook DIY and to celebrate with a little giveaway...

Each of us has posted a different way to make or customise your own journal - and all four notebooks are up for grabs! Details of how to enter the giveaway are at the end of this post... but first, if you're feeling crafty, here's a little DIY on how to make your own Chalkboard Notebook.

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You will need:
  • Plain Notebook
  • Pencil
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • White Gel Pen

First, draw out your design lightly in pencil - make sure that you choose a shape that is big enough to fit in your text!


When you are happy with your design begin painting! Be sure to cover up the pencil lines - and don't layer on too thickly as you don't want any bumps.


Once your paint has dried write your type out very lightly in pencil (you don't want it to show through) and then go over using your gel pen to create you chalkboard style design.


Simple as that! What do you think? I reckon I might make some more of these for my Etsy shop with more elaborate typography :)

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Be sure to pop over to see Claire, Rachel and Harriet's DIYS and enter by leaving a blog comment - for additional entries you can follow us on facebook and twitter. Competition will be run until 14th April and is open to anyone around the world!


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Friday, 28 March 2014

Friday Feline



I thought this blog needed a few more cats to celebrate the end of the week ... so I've decided on a new Friday Feline feature bringing you some cute kitties on a Friday afternoon :) 

Enjoy!
xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

5 TOP TIPS: How to see updates from your fave Facebook Pages



I've noticed lots of posts appearing in my newsfeed and lots of concern from small businesses regarding the reach of facebook page posts recently. 
Posts just aren't being seen by enough people so I thought I would share some ways of making sure you are getting to see all the posts you want to see.

I have created a step by step guide you can share on your pages so your followers can do the same and see your posts too!



If you want to create lists of your favourite pages like point 5 suggests, this is a great way to get updates from only the pages you really like - see what you want to see and not what facebook thinks you want to see!


Is this something you think is worth sharing with your followers? 
Any other tips on increasing your Social Media reach?
xx