Friday, 17 August 2018

Visiting the Lake District...

Last month we spent a lovely week in the Lake District. We enjoy holidays abroad, but let’s face its, you can’t beat a UK break when the weather's in your favour, and it’s nice to have a holiday with the fluffy ones.

We’ve been to Cumbria a few times now and have visited many of the usual haunts, so we were keen to explore some different areas of this beautiful part of the world.
We chose to stay further north, and booked a lovely holiday cottage near Penrith surrounded by rolling hills and fields and plenty of exceptionally vocal sheep.
Our mornings were very often spent deciphering their conversations!

We headed to Coniston, Ambleside and Pooley Bridge, took a journey on a Loco to Haverthwaite, witnessed glorious waterfalls at Aira Force and drove the winding roads of Kirkstone Pass and around Ullswater, but top of my 'to see' list was Buttermere, and I have to say, I definitely left a little piece of my heart there. 
This place is something else, truly. 
After a lovely lunch at Skye Farm Tea Rooms, we headed off to walk the 4.5 miles around Buttermere Lake, stopping to meet the local sheep on route, and a little toe dipping. 
It’s such a calm and tranquil place with the most breathtaking views around the lake. We’ll definitely be visiting again that’s for sure!

And it wouldn’t be a trip to the Lake District without a quick stop in Grasmere to pick up some sought after gingerbread, yum!














(Photographs above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Creative Quarters...Tasha Warren

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Tasha Warren...



Surface pattern designer based in the Midlands and the North West,
Tasha is an award-winning textile designer who specialises in print and surface pattern. She has recently completed her studies at Birmingham City University. 

Her passion for bright and bold colours is evident throughout her work and she has a particular love of collaging. She takes much of her design inspiration from her surroundings as she enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her two dogs. 
Her work also takes inspiration from the likes of Josef Frank, Marimekko and Henri Matisse. 
Her Final Major Project collection titled ColourFlora is an interior textiles collection inspired by floral motifs. Through a variety of processes, Tasha aims to bring vibrant pops of neon into interior textiles in a contemporary and tasteful way. 
With her love of hand rendered collage, Tasha applies her distinctive use of colour to create unique and bespoke designs. 
Her sketchbook pages are then worked into repeat screen prints or are edited digitally to form digital designs. 
Although she has a distinctive style, throughout her degree at Birmingham City University Tasha has developed her skills in working towards client and trend led briefs. 
In 2018 she won the Trend Awareness Award from Colour Hive for her interpretation of the Hush trend. 
Most recently, however, she was awarded the Pattern Award by Sarah Campbell for her ColourFlora collection.
Tasha is available for new projects and commissions.
To get in touch please contact:
tashaewarren@hotmail.com
or
07943823208
For more images of Tasha's work and to keep up to date, follow her on Instagram 

Or find her on Facebook


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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Tasha,
and seeing a selection of her work.

If you're interested in working with Tasha, or want to get in touch with general enquiries, please visit her instagram account for contact details.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Noe Onoff, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at loveprintstudio@live.com 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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Friday, 10 August 2018

Colour crush...

It's the final colour crush post of the week, and we're celebrating the beautiful friendship that is 
rich forest greens and khaki, with teal and coral. 
Those terracotta and brick tones keep sneaking in though.
They just go so well with everything.

Watch this space for more colour love coming soon!


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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Colour crush...

The second post of our colour crush week sees bright blue hues partnered with brick and rust tones, and a pop of beautiful berry.


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Monday, 6 August 2018

Colour crush...

And so begins another week of colour crush posts!
Starting with this lovely little combo...
Tones of yellow alongside peach and oranges and those beautiful blues, with a hint of turquoise and pop of chocolate.
Think this might be a new favourite, yum!


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Friday, 3 August 2018

Illustration Love...'Love me, Love my...'

Some illustration love for you in todays post, and it's not just for dog lovers...
foxes, ostrich, tigers, let's just love 'em all!


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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Blakely Little...

Based in South Carolina, Blakely Little of Blakely Made is a super talented artist who creates the most beautiful paintings with stunning colour combinations.
Loving to paint the way she sees the world, Blakely draws inspiration from colourful marshlands, winding waterways and low country skies.
I'm totally in love with her use of colour and those gorgeous expressive brush marks.

Blakely currently has a fab collection of melamine items with Anthropologie, featuring poolside paintings, beach scenes and coastal views in lovely pastel palettes.
I literally want them all!










(all images above copyright of Blakely Little)

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Monday, 30 July 2018

On my bookshelf...Amelia Earhart

Written by MarĂ­a Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Mariadiamantes, the Amelia Earhart edition of Little People, Big Dreams is a must for your little ones bookshelf.
It's no secret, I'm a huge fan of this series of books, having featured them several times on the blog before and there are plenty of new titles coming out soon so look out for Georgia O'Keefe, Jane Austen and Anne Frank published later this year.

This book tells the story of the most famous female pilot of the 20th century, Amelia Earhart.
Having an interest in planes from an early age, she learnt how to fly one and then bought her very own six months later.
She then went on to set a new women's world record, was the first person to fly over the Atlantic and then flew solo across the Pacific Ocean.
Quite the career... and all beautifully detailed and illustrated throughout.

Available from Wordery here.






(photos above © Love Print Studio,
illustrations © Mariadiamantes)

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Friday, 27 July 2018

Something for the weekend...

If we need anything this weekend, its something to cool us down!
Well, Paper & Stitch might just have the perfect antidote.
Obviously these are only for the adults amongst us, but you can make them kid friendly by swapping the rum for blended strawberries, so everyone can enjoy these thirst quenching lollies in this glorious heat.

Head over to the Paper & Stitch blog to get the recipe and instructions.

Happy weekend! Enjoy the sunshine.



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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Colour crush...

Todays colour crush post is a fresh and summery combo of turquoise, cool blues and citrus yellow with pops of sage green and a hint of navy...


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Monday, 23 July 2018

Weekend pinning...

For me, weekends are a time when I can indulge in one of my big loves...
Food. 
Luckily for me, I have a husband who shares my passion for culinary delights.
Saturday morning conversations in our house pretty much always start, not with “Good morning”, or “How did you sleep?”, but with “Right, where shall we eat today?”,
and there’s no complaints from me for that. 
Priorities right?

So, after a Saturday spent devouring whatever splendours the elected tea room, country pub or restaurant has to offer, Sunday mornings are for discovering (or rediscovering) a good food blog, and trawling the archives for recipes I want to try out over the next few weeks.

This weekend has been no exception, and it’s seen me pinning some rather yummy looking food pins, along with lots of other loveliness...


How cute are these li'l guys? (1)

Beautiful colours from Jilly P (2)

Wow..these rhubarb and almond hand pies from Donna Hay are on the to do list for sure. (3)

Love this quote! And as an all round self doubter/ general overthinker I think I should take note. (4)

I will definitely be trying this simple bread recipe from a firm blogging favourite of mine, Cider with Rosie (5).

The Summer Peach Galette from Fork Knife Swoon is just too much. Look at that divine vanilla ice cream melting...I could literally eat the whole thing, and probably would given the chance! (6)

Beautiful golden florals by floral designer Yasmine (7)

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Friday, 20 July 2018

Friday freebie...

A nice little freebie for you today.
Happy Friday!






(image above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Friday, 6 July 2018

Peachy Keen!

Everything's peachy in todays moodboard, with grapefruit and peach cream popsicles, fruity prints and beautiful paper florals...

Happy Friday all!



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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Colour crush...

Loving this combination of peaches and pinks with that gorgeous pop of zingy lime and zesty lemon...


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Monday, 2 July 2018

Creative Quarters...Noe Onoff

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Noe Onoff.



Noelia (aka Noe Onoff) is a self-taught illustrator from the Canary Islands, Spain, currently based in Texas. 

She and her husband arrived there last year to work, but it's not their final destination. They would like to travel and live for a while in other countries. For them, this is a great way to grow personally and professionally.

She has a Masters Degree in Music and a Bachelors in Elementary Teaching. 
Before she knew about the illustration world, she was a full-time cellist and elementary teacher. 

One day, she started drawing for fun and to express herself, and little by little she found illustration as a profession, and she fell in love with it. 

She loves to teach and enjoys being with children and also learns from them. But, in this job, she feels that she can't let her creative side come to life, so she started to take online classes with Lilla Rogers, Jackie Rueda, Meisi and Lisa Congdon to improve her artistic skills.  

At this moment, while she is working as a substitute teacher in the USA, she is illustrating for others and designing stationery and decorative products for her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/NoeOnoff

Through her work, she wants to bring joy and beautiful things to others. For her, its all about giving a little more of color to people's lives, to inspire and motivate them.

For Noe, inspiration comes from the world around her, music, childhood books and movies. Inspiration for her is the sound of rain or her favourite musician, the words of the audiobook she is listening to, or the sun lights during the sunset. Being outside enjoying nature gets her creative juices flowing. 

You can get in touch with her through her Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/noeonoff


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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Noe,
and seeing a selection of her work.

If you're interested in working with Noe, or want to get in touch with general enquiries, please visit her instagram account for contact details.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Hannah Jackson, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at loveprintstudio@live.com 
Look forward to hearing from you!

x x x

Friday, 29 June 2018

Freebie Friday...

A nice little freebie for you today.
Happy Friday!




(image above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Don Fisher...

Don Fisher makes the most amazing and quirky fish shaped fashion accessories.
Shout about your love of the ocean with a mackerel case, oyster purse or turtle backpack, or if you're not sure about making such a whaley (sorry) big statement but still want a piece of Don Fisher action, grab yourself a lovely A3 Halibut art print to hang on your wall at home.

Here are a few favourites...












(images above © Don Fisher)

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