April 8, 2013

Monday Punday

A quick (and a bit rough..) punny drawing to brighten up your Monday. Hope you have a great one! 

February 11, 2013

Hearty treats

1. Heart shaped baked chocolate doughnuts | 2. Valentine meringue hearts | 3. Peppermint heart marshmellows | 4. Glass topper Valentine cookies | 5. Conversation heart sugar cookies | 6. Heart shaped cherry tomatoes

Yum yum yum! Get in my belly! Perfect for a last minute Valentine's gift.
I think I'll be making the cherry tomato hearts - our tomato plants are cranking at the moment, thanks to Luke mainly, i'm more of a "let nature take it's course" type of gardner (i'm terrible at remembering to water plants!)

February 5, 2013

Valentine's Giveaway

Valentine's day is fast approaching so I thought I would share some love with a little giveaway!

One lucky winner will win:
* 10 iDear cards (a mix of love and 'any occasion' cards)
* A packet of heart shaped straws
* 2 rolls of heart patterned washi tape

To enter all you need to do is be a Facebook fan of iDear and leave a comment on this post.
** For an extra entry, share this on Facebook or your blog and leave another comment**

The winner will be chosen using the random number generator and will be drawn on Friday 8th February at around 9pm (NZ time)

Open to international entries too, but I can't promise you'll get in before Valentine's day if you live out of NZ.

January 30, 2013

Most wanted: School inspired stationery

1.Printed ruler tape by pilosale | 2. Letterpress cross stitch notebooks by Pistachio Press | 3. 50 Assorted Library Cards by Knot and Bow | 4. Paper geek pinback buttons by Hunters Hideaway | 5. Lined paper ipad case by Pilosale | 6. Brownstone journal by Igloo Letterpress | 7. Embroidered gift tags by pilosale

It's that back to school time of year.

I always loved getting new stationery at the start of the school year. Writing on the first page of crisp new books with new pens and sharp pencils. I'd always try to write extra neatly, until I made my first spelling mistake or something and then it was back to my messy scrawl.

It's been a long while since I've had to buy any for school, but I still love stocking up on stationery at this time of year, probably because of the sales! ha! 

(As I'm writing this I have the old duraseal jingle in my head -the back to school with books so cool one- . How is it that I can remember all of the words to an old ad but am constantly forgetting where I've put my coffee mug?!!)

January 28, 2013

On a roll

I was on a bit of a card designing roll before Christmas. I love it when ideas that have been sitting scrawled in my notebooks finally get turned into cards. Holding a printed, packaged, finished iDear is the coolest. 

All cards are available in my online store.

January 24, 2013

Road trip: Romantic Russell

I'm a bit of a sucker for slogans. Luke and I drove past a sign advertising "Romantic Russell" 5 years ago and I've been on about visiting Russell ever since.

It turns out Russell isn't so Romantic with a contrary toddler and grizzly baby, but once their bellies were full they were in a slightly better mood and we were able to enjoy looking around.

I'm not usually one for taking photos of food while eating out (It makes me feel like a bit of a dork actually) but I thought the fries served in mini chip baskets were pretty cool. (At the Duke of Marlborough Hotel)

And what's a family trip without a cheesy family photo?!