shop talk

In need of a colour fix

So it's raining again. And it's grey. And windy. I know I am immensely lucky and very grateful not to have been affected by the floods and other damage caused by this horrid weather - and my heart goes out to those who have - but it still leaves me rather down in the dumps. Until spring arrives, you can usually find me ransacking the house for happy, colourful, pretty things to photograph to cheer myself up. I start to get twitchy if my photostream sits unchanged for too long. So I thought what better time to take some new Blythe shots and give my Red Bubble shop a little refresh...

First up is my Snowflake Sonata doll, customised by Minnalove. I made a little bedding set out of some vintage fabric scraps leftover from making my cushions. I absolutely adore these prints and couldn't bear to see any go to waste. They really are so happy and cheerful, don't you think? Just the thing for this time of year!

Next up is my Tarts and Tea Blythe doll, modelling my favourite ever Blythe dress, made by Lounging Linda (I snapped this up at Blythecon New York). I think it was made for her!! The chaise longue is actually a jewellery box - but it is the perfect size for Blythe :) My Simply Guava also makes an appearance, wearing a gorgeous dress made by Jaszmade, also snapped up at BCNY.

For a bit of variety and another splash of colour, I picked up some macarons from a local cafe. Biggest bonus being the nomming after the photoshoot!

All of the images above, and more, are available from my Red Bubble shop as postcards, greeting cards and prints in a variety of formats.

I ordered a batch of postcards recently and was really pleased with the quality - I've got them propped up around the house to cheer me up :)

Did you know the O3 Gallery in Oxford has a lovely shop?

And it sells some of my greeting cards (above and below). Plus a whole bunch of lovely other things, including cards, prints, artwork, jewellery and gifts made by local and national artists.

Greeting card designs

The shop nestles neatly on the top level of the circular gallery, whilst the main space is used for exhibitions. You can find the O3 Gallery in the Oxford Castle.

O3 Gallery, Oxford
O3 Gallery, Oxford
O3 Gallery, Oxford
O3 Gallery, Oxford

I just love the bunny necklace below and the fabulous brooches by Sketch Inc.

O3 Gallery, Oxford
O3 Gallery, Oxford

I also adore these stunning rings by Monvatoo - I'll take the owl and the rabbit please ;)

Here are a few more of my card designs available at the O3 Gallery:

Greeting card designs
Greeting card designs
Greeting card designs

Whilst these particular card designs can only be found at the O3 Gallery, you can also buy my cards in packs from my Etsy shop and individually from my Red Bubble shop, along with a range of other prints. Wishing you all a most fabulous sunny summer weekend - get out and enjoy that sunshine!

Beautiful photographic prints from Red Bubble

I've been using Red Bubble for quite a few years now and have always been happy with the quality of their greeting cards and framed prints. A while back they started to offer photographic prints unframed as well, at a reasonable price (from £6.80), so I thought I'd order some samples to see what they were like.... I ordered two seascape prints (the ones below) in a metallic finish and one in the regular lustre finish. They were all beautiful and the metallic ones really *glow* in the light - they work really well in artificial light as well as natural light. I think they work particularly well with seascapes and landscapes - rather magical!

I also ordered a matted print, which you can either pop in a frame, or simply prop up on a shelf. It's a great low cost option (£18.00) and is backed with heavy duty card, so is nice and sturdy and won't come apart. The ones below have an off-white matte, but you can also get bright white or black.

They also offer greeting cards in two sizes. They are currently £2.28 each for the larger size (12.5cm x 19cm) and £1.51 each for the smaller size (10cm x 15cm). There is a discount of 20% if you order 8 of the same size and a discount of 30% if you order 16 of the same size.

You can browse my photos for sale on Red Bubble at www.redbubble.com/people/zoepower/portfolio.