Thursday, 1 December 2011

Stylist magazine Cover, Christmas Issue 2011.

A fantastic new cover of the Stylist Magazine by illustrator and paper engineer Helen Musselwhite focusing on the dark sinister side to fairytales. Starring the Big Bad Wolf, Snow White's horrid stepmother, and the Wicked Witch of the West!

“I assemble it all and take a picture without gluing it down. So an unexpected sneeze can be catastrophic!” (Helen Musselwhite, Stylist Magazine online.) Beware of the Big Bad Wolf lurking!

Stylist Magazine Cover by Helen Musselwhite


Friday, 25 November 2011

Black Friday's PAPER JOY!

Tyvek Paper Bauble from sarahlouisematthews

I have created my own treasury list of delightful festive highlights on Etsy! Take a look at my list by clicking on MY TREASURY

Friday, 18 November 2011

Get Stamp't on Folksy and Etsy now

Stamp't Postcards are now available to buy on Folksy and Etsy. Click to visit the Online Shops now. Or visit the Stamp't blog for all latest news and stockists.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Order Now for Christmas!

If you would like to order Pop-up Wallpaper artwork for loved ones this Christmas it's not too late! Pick from the seasonal collections, I can make to any size; even down to just one framed pop-up making an ideal gift. Contact me now.

Send Stamp't Postcards this Christmas

I am ready to reveal my side project thats developed since my travels writing postcards. Stamp't Postcards are a unique and sustainable way of sending Christmas cards without loosing the tradition. No envelopes required. To read all about them visit: 

I am very excited to see if they take off. The 4 festive designs launching Stamp't will be revealed this week with the online shop going live next Monday (14th) - I hope you like!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Katy n June Pop-Up Christmas Cards at SCP

Wow just spotted these fabulous pop-up Christmas cards that become festive decorations on SCP. Simply open them out, fasten and you will have yourself a hanging Christmas tree, snowman or Santa. I really want one! Made by Katy n June.

Friday, 21 October 2011

The Old Oak Tree, South Kilvington

Spring - Summer is now showing in the beautiful restaurant area of the Old Oak Tree in South Kilvington, Thirsk. The seasonal artwork suits the stunning newly built restaurant area. The food is fantastic, go treat yourselves and come see my work!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Stamp't soon!

Stamp't - An exciting new project launching in November. It'll be a new way to send your greeting cards with ease. In production now...

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Just a quick update

Its been a bit too busy this week to blog, some possible exciting opportunities ahead if things go my way! I'll let you know when i know.

Soon I shall be revealing the secret behind Stamp't. Manufacturing is lined up, final nod next week and once they are made its time to launch...all I can say is save buying your special christmas cards until you have seen mine. All 4 designs are complete and I cannot wait to share their unique selling point with you all!

The sunshine is out, I shall go and make the most of it!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Follow me on Twitter!

Track my progress day to day, I'll be tweeting about design projects, news and what's interesting me. Click on the 'follow me' icon on the right sidebar or add me @FionaBroadbent

Friday, 7 October 2011

Autumn at Rural Arts, Thirsk

Some exciting news 'autumn' is going on show at Rural Arts in Thirsk. So if you're in the area, pop in for a pot of tea, perhaps a delicious cake and take a look!

For more information visit :

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A mix of spring and summer

The latest addition to the collection which has just come back from the framers this morning mixing spring and summer. Available to buy and for exhibitions now. All my work is hand finished and can be made to your specification in terms of size and shades.

Hope everyone is enjoying the indian summer at the moment...i am off to have cocktails in the garden to make the most of it.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Touring Gallery has taken to the road

I love this!...a 1960's Sprite Caravan/Art Gallery is touring the North Yorkshire Moors. Brilliant idea; it is promoting 23 local artists including a blacksmith, painters, sculptures, felt-makers, ceramicists and print makers who are taking part in the Ryedale ArtFest. It was artist Stef Mitchell who came up with the idea, believeing it would promote the work of local artists to a wider audience as well as beating the economic down turn selling original work. Also it is great fun!
I have only just got my L plates (2 lessons down- such fun) but perhaps once i have passed, i'll get my own touring gallery to whizz around Yorkshire in!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Just arrived - Unwrapped from the framers

Fresh from the framers, a couple of my Pop-Up Pictures beautifully framed locally at Spectrum in Thirsk. I am so happy with the frames and the boarders set them off perfectly. Just two more to come back now. Coming is under construction now.  



Monday, 19 September 2011

David Hockney's '25 trees' at Salts Mill, Saltaire.

I haven't been to see the new exhibition at Salts mill yet but I am very excited to! I have always paid attention to Hockney's work as he constantly inspires me. I am not biased, although he is a Yorkshire man. All credit is due, his work blows me away. The new work, photographs each measuring 27ft in length, show the same 25 trees on a Bridlington street at three different times of year.

Over the past few years he has painted fantastic artworks of the countryside that I live in (North Yorkshire). The colours are outstanding; bold yet capturing the shift in tones, always paying attention to the season. I love the great scale he paints at, it makes you feel like you are walking life size into his painterly woods.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

A New Project for Christmas

Right its only 15 weeks until Father Christmas makes our wishes come true!...well what do you expect from a girl who wrote about 'the meaning of christmas' for her dissertation. I have an exciting project on the go which is top secret for now but it does involve christmas! (use what you know i say) - watch this space.

Anyway researching this exciting theme I have come across new designer Katie Heeks. Well i do enjoy a bit of laser-cut design. Here she has layered her fragile, burn't edged illustrations to create a joyous christmas scene. 

Also I have come across a collection of Su Blackwell's christmas cards. She has photographed her book sculptures which are so beautifully crafted to bring the imagination of books to life.


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Gravity Falling Pictures

Ready for the collection of laser-cut pictures influenced by seasonal colour and growth of the English countryside. Here are some close up shots.


Winter to follow...

The idea sprung from Pop-up book mechanisms I investigated in my final project at university. Each picture can be flat packed letting the consumer and gravity pull the imagery down. The aim is to sell them framed and unframed depending on how protected you want them to be.  

I shall be exhibiting them soon at The Oak Tree, South Kilvington in North Yorkshire.
Sunset in North Kilvington

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


A new Blog for a new business venture. PAPILLON loves all things paper and designs that surprise!

Fresh and excited, back from a world adventure, the colours, the patterns, the flavours will inspire my collections.

New found love for cows in India 'Aloo'