Excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop: Border Collie ‘pawesome’ pop art print…


This new print is available in five colours and can be personalised with your own words. Ships free to the UK 🐶 #housewarming #bordercolliegift #bordercollie


Dog model search


💖The LEAPUP search for dog models begins over on Facebook today!!! I’m looking for FOUR 🐶🐶🐶🐶 new dog models to inspire part of my new pop art collection 💖

yorkshire terrier model

💖 For a chance for your dog to be featured in my SPRING 2018 doggie pop art COLLECTION:

1.Go to my facebook page (@LEAPUP1)

2. Post a photo of your dog that best shows your dogs’ character and personality 🐶

3. Tell us his/her name 🐶

4. Write five words best describing his/her strongest personality traits 💖

5. If you haven’t already don’t forget to like my facebook page! 🐶 (@LEAPUP1)

6. Feel free to tag your dog loving friends to help share this opportunity! 💖

7. One selected model will be announced from entries every Monday for the next four weeks, finishing Monday 20th December 2017 💖

model🐶 Four dogs will be chosen by Leanne Warren of LEAPUP to feature in the next collection, each model will receive a free art print of their dog from the spring 2018 collection. 🐶




model compPlease note: Successful dog owners will be notified on Facebook. Only one photo entry will be accepted per dog. Multiple entries of the same dog will be disqualified. LEAPUP’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. You must own copyright of any photographs you post, please do not post photographs taken by professional photographers unless you expressly have copyright permission to use the photograph for this purpose. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, seekingdogs3Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network.

Meet Doug

Meet Doug my gorgeous new desk lamp by Horton & Grimwood. The perfect desk accessory for any crazy dog ladies like me (or even the perfect office assistant / office dog if you’re unlucky enough not to have real fur babies in your life). Doug the dog light was a bespoke order and painted white for me with a custom turquoise cord… look out for him appearing in my stop motion animations very soon (can’t wait)!

Doug did a good job of keeping me company while I worked on a new custom pet portrait last night, my actual fur babies deserted me and took themselves off to bed! Horton & Grimwood make bespoke pieces out of wood and their shop is well worth a visit:


Firstly, apologies, I’m real behind with LEAPUP blogs, lots has been happening but I ‘m not going to fit all my updates in here as there’s far too much to tell you. So, I thought instead I would post and say how much fun I’m having over on my Instagram account @LEAPUP


I’ve joined in with an Instagram challenge called #CoulourMyEveryDay by @adventuresandteaparties. Each day you have to post a colourful picture along that day’s theme or prompt. Having never joined in with anything like this before I have to say I’m so glad I did. Firstly I’ve ‘insta-met’ lots of other like minded creatives which has been fabulous.

[Here’s some of my new ‘insta-pals’ Instagram accounts that are worth checking out out if you get the chance…

If you know anyone who is getting married check out these AMAZING handmade flowers, it’s suuuuch a beautiful account and Helen’s a fellow Folksy seller @paperbeacompany

If, like me, you LOVE all things retro these two accounts are worth checking out (warning though, some of the things for sale might be just to cute and kitsch to resist)  @planet_utopia and @yayretro

Also, not forgetting @pippaquigley25  who has the most amazing wardrobe, I’m in awe (mainly because if I’m not at work I’m in my PJs) but wow to own a wardrobe that gorgeous and colourful would be awesome and check our her gorgeous wedding dress that she embellished herself!]

This challenge has also really helped me feel a little bit more inspired and creative, I’ve been thinking a little  bit more about colours and the prompt each day has meant I’ve been posting a more diverse range of images,  which I think adds much more interest to my account. I’ve started thinking more about moving images, I’ve started using Boomerang (still getting the hang of it) and I’ve made some stop motion videos, so yes the creative ‘sparks’ are really going at the moment! Yay!


My first stop motion effort… (press play to watch)


Second attempt… (press play to watch)

Today’s video… (press play to watch)

You can tell how much fun I’ve had by the mess on my desk… lots!


Now I’ve hit day eleven I’m feeling confident that I’ll be able to keep it up until the end of the challenge, so watch this space. The challenge is still going on until the end of the month so come and join in, it’s lots of fun! Come on over to Instagram and say hi! @LEAPUP