All about the sass!


My new ‘Sassy beagle‘ print comes in four different colourways… choose between warm grey, mellow blue, bright turquoise or hot pink with neon coral. ❤🐶❤

This print would make a great gift for anyone who loves beagles, who wants to add to their contemporary home decor, or to anyone who wants an original piece of signed dog artwork.

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All you need is woof!

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A new range of postcards are now uploaded to my Etsy shop, inspired by my love for my pooches, Sophia the black Lab and Oscar the King Charles. The postcards can be used as classic stationary but they also make lovely mini-prints to hang on the wall. There are currently four designs available:

  • ‘All you need is woof’
  • ‘A house is not a home without a dog’
  • ‘Dog hair? Don’t care!’; and
  • ‘Life is better with a dog’

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I currently have three different colourways available:

  • Pink and hazelnut
  • Green and neon coral
  • Blue and yellow

Available to buy now from my Etsy shop

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More High Five!

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Labrador pop art in warm grey

My ‘High Five’ Labrador Retriever print is now available from my Etsy shop in warm grey and mustardy yellow colourways, as well as the original blue. 😄  You might notice my black bear Sophia was the inspiration for this print and makes quite the model 😉

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Black Lab mustard yellow

If your buying for yourself or a loved one and you’d like to personalise this print even more you’ll be happy to hear I have a custom print option where you can select what words you would like to appear in the speech bubble…

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Time for a brew?

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My whimsical Labrador series continues… because there is always time for tea ❤

Inspired by my constant need to grab myself a brew… especially as deadlines are looming… this yellow Labrador Retriever print is now available to buy in my Etsy shop.

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HIGH FIVE!

Sending you a virtual high five via my latest print… this is my new black Labrador pop art print with blue dotty background available to buy at www.leapup.etsy.com 😁 Sophia my beautiful black Labrador loves posing for the camera and was the inspiration for this print. I also have this available as a personalised version in the shop… you can choose whatever words you want in the speech bubble.

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Meow!

I loved having the opportunity to create two cat commissions. Meet Charlie and Molly, both kitty’s are from the same home, but are very different rescue cats, with very different personalities who don’t get on and are never seen in the same room together! My customer thought that the artwork needed to reflect that and therefore they shouldn’t appear in the same piece and would be more suited to two individual pieces. The results of working with her and using the photos provided are two very different cat images…

My customer’s choice of using colour blocks of aqua and orange are perfect as they are so different but also so complementary and a personal favourite colour combination of mine. These cat commissions made a great Christmas gifts and have received great customer feedback so I’m chuffed to bits and they are the first cat images that I’ve ever done so a personal first 🙂

An adapted version of this artwork in now available as prints in my Etsy shop…

‘Yes I really am THAT good looking’ cat print…

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‘No time for cuddles, too busy plotting world domination’ cat print…

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Chocolate lovers rejoice!

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The second of my Labrador series… this one has an apres-ski vibe and is perfect for any chocolate lovers (of the drink or the lab variety) 🐶☕ Available to buy in size A4 or A3 from my Etsy shop.

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Yappy New Year!

Yappy New Year! 🐶 My first design of 2017… featuring my beautiful black bear, Sophia. Designed for my hubbie who looooves his coffee. ❤ This artwork is printed on to fine art 100% cotton Photo Rag paper and printed using archival quality pigment inks… buy it now.

blacklabcoffee_personalised_1This print is also available as a custom coffee mug print, you can choose the words you would like to appear on the mug… it’s available in my Etsy shop here, in A4 and A3 simply let me know at checkout what words you would like included. ☕

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Pet Portraits

The last quarter of 2016 was an exciting month for LEAPUP, not just because of the first international shipments to the US and Australia (YAY!!!) but also my first paid commissions…

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Lando the black Labrador was my first paid commission, the portrait was taken from the owner’s photo and turned into an army/military style print completed to my customers specifications as a Christmas gift. I was speechless with how great the feedback was from them and it gave me the confidence to add commissions as a service in my shop. My customer has also given permission for Lando’s print to be made available in my shop which is available to buy here.

Since Lando it’s been all things a go-go! I’ve created a number of pieces as Christmas gifts including a memorial piece as a Christmas gift of the beautiful Jet. My pet portrait service is aimed at dog lovers and dog owners and would make great gifts for anyone who wants an original piece of dog art.

Commissions are now set up in my Etsy shop customers can pay a set fee for images produced from photographs and simply buy an extra pet ‘add-on’ for each additional pet they want to be included in their print. Any questions about this service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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Black Friday GIVEAWAY!!!

Firstly apologies that it’s been soooooo long since posting, but enough of that, I’ll save my summer tales for another time.

So as you know the UK has been taken over with this relatively new phenomenon… ‘Black Friday’. So I thought why not jump on the bandwagon and give something  away to at least help one person out with this Christmas shopping madness… so I’m running a GIVEAWAY!!!

The Prize: Win a bespoke A4 pet print from my LEAPUP shop on Etsy. The retro/pop art style signed print will be created in consultation with you (www.leapup.etsy.com) and will be printed on A4 acid free 100% cotton photo rag paper using archival quality pigment inks and will be shipped FREE anywhere worldwide.

To enter the competition you need to head on over to my Facebook Page @LEAPUP1

The competition closes at midnight GMT on Sunday 27th November. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Tuesday 29th as well as contacted directly to arrange shipment. You must have completed all four steps to be in it to win it! This comp is run by LEAPUP and is in no way affiliated with Facebook.

Featuring Handmade by Monica

For this week’s Feature Friday we meet Monica from ‘Handmade by Monica‘ who makes a selection of cute, quirky and colourful celebratory bunting….

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Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about you and your Etsy shop?Head shot

Hi I’m Monica and I love making bunting that brings joy and happiness! My little shop is full of colourful and glittery garlands and I am always on the lookout for fun fabrics and new ways to personalise bunting for special occasions. If I create something that brings a bit of colour or sparkle to someone’s life then I know I’ve done a good job!

Do you sell on any other platforms and if so could you tell us about those?

I have my own website which runs on the Squarespace platform (very easy to set-up and maintain!). I also sell on Handmade at Amazon but have found it a bit slow-going as the products were only being marketed in the US and I imagine potential customers have been put off by higher postage charges. The platform is about to be extended to the UK and some other European markets, so I’m hoping business will improve on there soon! I also very recently started up a Depop shop (a shopping app aimed at Millennials) and have had some sales and am also investigating a new venture called Look Lane (yet to be launched). I like to have my hands in all the pies, as you can probably tell!

Tell us a little bit about how and where you work? 

My work space is actually the spare room which I share with my husband (he’s an artist) but despite having a desk and a dedicated space I can often be found spilling out onto the kitchen table with piles of fabric! I have a super cute yellow sewing machine that I make all my bunting on and my desk is covered with piles of colourful washi tapes and sharpies (I’m addicted).

What inspires your work?

I always find this question a bit tricky! It sounds a bit cheesy, but I honestly think that the element of making people happy with my makes is what drives me to create. Hearing lovely feedback and seeing pictures of my bunting hung at weddings really fills me with joy.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently going through a bit of a re-focussing of my shop and am putting more effort into occasion bunting – I’ve got a lovely collection of engagement bunting on its way soon! I’m also a bit obsessed with glittery iron on letters and hearts and have been experimenting with those on bunting too ❤

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How have you found your Etsy journey so far?

I’ve really enjoyed my Etsy journey so far, particularly the communal elements! I joined Etsy Resolution this year (a special programme Etsy runs once a year to walk new sellers through opening their shop – advice and tips provided by top sellers) and had some great support via the associated Facebook group. I am also part of the Etsy London Local team which hosts regular meet-ups and special events for London-based Etsy sellers. It’s really comforting to know there are other makers out there who share the same struggles and joys as you!

Any lessons learned so far that you would like to share with other Etsy makers or online sellers?

I would say this it’s really worth persevering with your product photography – I am literally the world’s worst photographer so I’ve had to put a lot of effort into getting my photos to a state that I would consider average! I recently went on a product photography day workshop for makers at Makelight which was incredibly helpful (highly recommended) and I’ve since seen an improvement in my photos (and sales).

Your favourite make so far?

My favourite make has to be my doughnut bunting! I can’t help but smile when I look at all the pretty colours 🙂 Who knew that there was a trend for doughnut parties?!

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Your best seller?

My most popular item is my Alice in Wonderland bunting – I have been making it to order for quite a few months now! I think there is still a trend for Alice-themed weddings and tea parties – I just love the original drawings printed on this fabric 🙂

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beachbouquetMy personal faves are your beach wedding bouquet, which I absolutely love, your flamingo bunting and pineapple bunting and your hessian wedding bunting… so many lovely makes! What’s next for your shop?

As I mentioned, I’m currently doing a bit of re-focusing, so I’ll be putting lots of effort into building out my occasion bunting collections and there will be plenty more party bunting in bright colours too – watch this space!

Your Etsy crush?

I am a self-confessed cat lady and I have a serious crush on the ilikecatsshop on Etsy – our flat is full of little purchases from this shop and I’m pretty sure the owner, Toby, thinks I’m stalking him on Instagram 😉

Your favourite Etsy purchase?

This has to be the hardest question! I went back to look at all my Etsy purchases and there are nine pages of them – choosing just one item is near impossible!

I’ll list a few of my favourites here:

  1. Crazy unicorn lady mug – everyone needs one of these! (by Lazylinepainterbelle)
  2. Crochet fish in a glass jar – really unique idea and always makes me smile to look at (by Eden Reborn)
  3. Vintage swan scissors – great photo props! (by Ideatura)
  4. Owl wedding cake toppers – we had these on our wedding cake, so they have special meaning 🙂 (by The Haute Box Boutique)

Where can we find you on the web to come and say ‘hi’?

Facebookhttp://facebook.com/handmadebymonicauk
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/handmademonica
Instagram http://instagram.com/handmadebymonica
Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/handmademonica
Etsy shop: http://handmadebymonicauk.etsy.com
Website: http://www.handmadebymonica.co.uk

Thank you so much to Monica for sharing her story and introducing us to some lovely shops and makes! Please pop over to Handmade by Monica and take a look or go and say ‘hi’ on social media to keep up to date with Monica’s latest ranges and offers. 

Leanne x