Thursday, 2 December 2010

The Adventures of Christmas Star

Took a quick break from painting this morning to come up with some Christmas card ideas.... I think there might be story potential here!
"happy snow day everyone! - star. x"

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

Just wanted to 'post' a little best wishes from us... enjoy the holidays!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy halloween everyone!! Have a fabulously spooky weekend! Things are going well here; super busy but I'm creeping into colour on one of my projects - hurrah! I can't wait to get back to the blog to share more with you soon. Where has the time gone? I hope everybody's well!! I spent the last few days creating a crazy collage of guitar picks so here's a quick little halloween edit for you... happy holidays! xx k

Thursday, 9 September 2010

I [heart] Lemon Tart

Hurrah! I managed to squeeze in an Illustration Friday. Yummy... dessert-themed! Lemon tart is my favourite. Hello to everyone! Hope you're well :)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

How green was my valley?

Very Green! We're just back from a spectacular week in North Wales. Lots of mountains, forests, lakes - such a great getaway and I found some great monster forest inspiration! There's so many photos, it'll be weeks before I search through them, but here's a few for your morning coffee! p.s. extra special mention for the cartoon mushroom in the last photo (red top, white base and spots... I thought they were fictional until we stumbled upon this little fellow and the rest of his family in the forest!).

Postcard from Snowdon

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is incredible. We took the last photo from our iPhone and it looks just like a postcard ...but we were there, honest!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Nellie a little birthday card.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Thank you Kinnon!

Kinnon Elliott has written a really nice little profile about me on her blog! Check out the post here and you can see more of Kinnon's beautiful work on her blog at Thanks Kinnon!

Monday, 12 July 2010

More Book News...

I have something extra-super exciting to announce.... not only do I have this wonderful project on the horizon with Henry Holt Books and the uber-talented Tiffany Strelitz Haber... I can now officially announce that I'm going to be illustrating my second book, So You Wanna Be a Rock Star, with Walker Books and the fabulous author Audrey Vernick!

Does it get any more exciting than this!!

I'm positively thrilled to be a part of both, and I can't wait to share more about these projects with you. Keep popping in for news and thanks to everyone who's been supporting me. Lots of love, Kirstie xo

Friday, 2 July 2010


Hi all! Just made it back safely from Spain and thought I'd spring back into action with a cheeky little elephant pic! Had a wonderful holiday with my bestest friends in the world, camping under the stars and enjoying some nice long walks on the beach. Hope you're all having an excellent summer too! xo Kirstie ;-)

Friday, 4 June 2010


I did this for a project I'm working on, but we didn't need it in the end (altogether now ...aww!). I thought it might like to have it's premiere here instead. Parump-pa-pa-pa...! (that's my trumpet!) Have a nice Friday all! ;-)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

More Animals

I've got so many of these now... need to think of something clever to do with them!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Wedding Bells

Our friends are getting married this weekend - Congratulations Chloe & Andy!! There's a nice little story behind how they met too... Chloe is one of my friends, and Andy is one of Jonathans'.... so about 3 years ago, after accidentally writing their names together on the invite list, Jonathan and I shamelessly went about trying to set them up at my moroccan-themed birthday dinner (belly dancers included)! It worked - we ended up chaperoning their first date a week later and they've been together ever since... they've even beaten us down the aisle! ;-) Aww. It's very nice to see them graduate from our highly successsful school of matchmaking! Here's a little peek at our card:

Tuesday, 25 May 2010



A little colour test for a project I'm working on. I'm so sorry the blog has been so quiet lately - it will be woken up from it's hibernation very soon, with some exciting new bits! Promise!

Friday, 30 April 2010


Nancy makes jewellery.... and it's her birthday on Sunday ;-)

Friday, 23 April 2010


Quick one for illustration friday :) Have a lovely weekend all!

Thursday, 15 April 2010


It's a big birthday for my little sis this weekend. She's turning 21 and we're off to Wales to celebrate with her - hurrah! It's been a while since I've seen her (or my other brother and sister for that matter), so I'm very excitable today! Happy Birthday little sis!

Ooh, and if you're ever in Wales, don't forget to pick up some welsh cakes! (click here for some background). They're our best kept secret - I can't seem to find them anywhere in London!
(welshcakes by zingyyellow via flickr)

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Book News!

I am SO proud to announce that I will be illustrating my first picture book with the wonderfully talented children's book author Tiffany Strelitz Haber!! 

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am - Tiffany is brilliant, and it's such an incredible book! The working title is "The Onster" and it's a wonderfully funny and touching story about a monster who loses his "M", telling the tale of how, sometimes, when things get lost, even bigger and better things can be found. 

It's going to be published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, and the expected release date is Fall 2012. I'm so proud to have been asked to illustrate and I can't wait to tell you more, so please keep checking back for other news and updates! I can't wait for you to see it! 

p.s. Make sure you check out Tiffany's website and author facebook page
p.p.s Extra special thanks to my agent, Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency for making this happen! 

Happy Easter everyone! xx

It's my party....

It was my birthday yesterday, and my mum and dad sent me this amazing card with all these old photos of me on it (in this example, I'm the one on the right). Check out my socks, sandals, my amazing outfit and my personal favourite, the blue "Care Bears" watch. My sister is the rather unhappy looking one on the left. I don't think she took well to my lesson on the importance of picture books and reading and all that....

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


The sandwich was most definitely off...

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Beaver's Birthday

Ok, so I know it's a teeny tiny bit of a stretch, but from Beaver's 'perspective', the cake looked very tasty...

(Happy birthday Mark!)

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Monday, 22 February 2010

Elisha in the garden

Elisha was teaching cat how to propagate the plants...

Monday, 1 February 2010

the monkey that didn't make it in...

(from Thomas' pirates illustration). The bottom version made it, but it'd be a shame to waste the other little guy...