WHAT HAVE I BEEN UP TO?

WHAT HAVE I BEEN UP TO?2018-09-09T01:24:35+01:00

March 2020

HOME SCHOOL PRINTABLE TIME TABLE

HOME SCHOOL TIMETABLE-FREE PRINTABLE

I’m supporting parents all around the world during these uncertain times for our children. Being out of school for a long period of time can be damaging to their education and mental health. Being a Mum of 4 I totally understand how overwhelmed you’re feeling  as a parent too. Maybe you don’t know where to start when it comes to home schooling and you are finding it all a bit daunting? Well I am here to help. I have put together an easy to follow time table. Its all about routine.

It is so important that there is stability. Doing things daily like: getting washed and dressed, brushing teeth and such. Regular breaks during the day for your children and yourself. Some activities you can leave them to do while you get some housework or homework done from home too.

Its also Incredibly important that they still speak to their friends. Facetiming or WhatsApping Video calls, no matter how young they are. Friendship is super important and so much fun to see them.

I have spent hours trawling though the internet to find the best help too! At the bottom of the Page, I will be putting links to many websites that have free printable work sheets for all ages inclding writing paper. Printable  fun activity sheets and ideas. There will be links to free/low priced English and Maths Apps. Also a link to Oxford Tree Reading website that offer all their age related reading books free to read as an Ebook. so perfect for the tablet! Also links to Home learning books/resources and more.

 

WEBSITES AND FREE RESOURCES

Below you will find many links that offer free help and information on how to Home School your children.

Free worksheet printables’ for all age appropriate subjects and fun activity sheets.

Free Oxford Tree age and ability related ebooks.

This site is AMAZING. it truly is!! free reading books and printables and its just full to the brim of help and advice.

Home Learning Books and Resources to buy.

 

Great Apps to Download that offer a good learning experience.

FOR HELP AND ADVISE PLEASE JOIN THIS FACEBOOK GROUP

Its a huge network for home schooling parents

So I really hope that this offers you some sort of help over the coming months.

Again Please like my Page. all your support means a lot over the coming months.

Thank You

 

January 2020

Free Download Valentines Heart Stickers

 

 

Free Valentines printable/digital stickers. Why not jazz up your parcels and letters with these cute stickers. (which are absolutely free BTW!) Or add them onto your photos for your social media posts using an app like EzyWatermark or Canva. As these files are transparent PNGs and come at 300dpi, you can place them digitally on top of anything as well as print! How awesome is that?

There are two sticker downloads directly from my Dropbox (You don’t need an account to download) one is ‘Love is in the Air – Click, Tag, Share’ This encourages your customers to interact on your social media pages, which is super important if you are wanting to build a good following. This would look fantastic on you packaging or equally great on your photos as a watermark. (remember its transparent too ) The Second sticker is ‘Lots of Love inside this’ This is perfect for sticking on parcels and envelopes

So keep your eyes peeled for more AWESOME freebies from Ladybird Logo Design

FREE DOWNLOADS BELOW

Love is in the air

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Lots of love

DOWNLOAD

 

April 2019

September 2018

Watercolour logo design using Procreate

Procreate. What’s the fuss about?.

 

So, I’m always looking for new ways to improve. I like to add a little pizaz into my watercolour logo designs. For months I have been researching and reading reviews in regards to the ipad Pro. I decided to take the plunge and buy it. With an apple pencil of course.

ipad, pro, apple, pencil, logo design

 

So I am normally a Paint to paper kinda’ girl for watercolour designs and pencil drawings but it’s quite tedious work. Waiting to dry, scanning it in and cutting it out on Photoshop! I thought an ipad might help to quicken the process time. Well we all know what thought does? Well it did good. I am so glad I took the plunge.

So here’s the verdict.

Using the drawing app that’s available on the ipad called Procreate. I managed with ease to navigate around it. (maybe because I’m used to working with layers on Photoshop) I figured what all the settings and different options are about.

After a quick play I decided to create a Sample watercolour image for a logo. ( you can find it to purchase premade here in my shop). I found it a tad different from the real feel of a brush, paint and paper, but it wasn’t a bad experience by far. But I quite enjoyed it actually, NO MESS not one splodge of paint to be seen, bonus.

I decided on a painting some leaf design just to see how it goes and it went particularly well. especially for a first timer.

After I had finished and set about saving my work I saw there was a video playback option, I thought “how exciting” I might make a little video and upload it on my blog. once saved, I uploaded the file into Adobe Illustrator so I could turn this cute little digital painting into a nice Logo design and sell in my shop as a premade logo.

 

So here we have it my first ever Procreate digital painting and the final piece.

 

 

Keep a look out for more video posts and don’t forget to follow me

If you want to chat about Branding for your own business get in touch below.

 

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August 2016