9.25.2016

Free Mini e-book mail out to email subscribers - coming soon!

You might want to grab a coffee for this - it's a long one!! 

If you've been following of late you likely know I'm in the process of writing my new e-book - Design to Detail.

It's become a bit of a tradition for me to work on a new e-book over Winter when there's not much going on around the farm (plus, it's cold and I really hate working outside when it's cold!)
So, I'm very excited to tell you that I'm almost done and Design to Detail should be ready for sale early-ish October.
In what has also become a pre-book release tradition - I will be sending out a free e-book to A Little Lime email subscribers at the end of September. YAY!! Please read this post all the way through for the details on how to receive this free e-book.

Now, hold on to your hats, I have one more bit of exciting news.........last year during the Three Little Rules mail out I had a lot of requests from newer subscribers about purchasing previous free e-book editions, so for a very, very limited time, I am offering Three Little Rules and Aquafleur Rose mini e-books for purchase.  They will both be available only until Design to Detail is up for sale (early October). So, maybe two weeks.

The price for Three Little Rules and Aquafleur Rose will be US$4.00 each. 

Please note before purchase: these mini e-books were produced as a free subscriber item, and as such do not have the same detail or volume of information as my full-length publications. They focus on one design/technique. As my shopping cart service allows me to upload larger files, though, you will receive a higher resolution version than was sent out to subscribers.

You can read what people thought about Three Little Rules in the comments of this post.

You can read what poeple thought about the Aquafleur Rose in the comments of this post.


If you'd like to buy either book, just click on the covers, or the Add to Cart button beneath each book.

2015 - Three Little Rules
18 pages
US$4.00

Add to Cart


2014 - Aquafleur Rose
9 pages
5 videos
US$4.00

Add to Cart



NOW...........How to get the free mini e-book

Please take the time to read through this information so that when the time comes, if you want to receive the mini e-book you will :)

  • You need to be a current, confirmed subscriber to A Little Lime's email feed in order to receive the free e-book (if you are reading this post in your email you are already a subscriber, if not you can subscribe using this link ). 
  • You must be subscribed to the email feed at the time I transfer my subscriber list over to my mail delivery service - this will happen approx. 30th September, give or take. If you are not a confirmed subscriber when I begin the transfer process I'm sorry but you have missed out. The best way to ensure that you receive the free e-book is to subscribe now - once it's gone, it's gone and it will not be sent out retrospectively.

Common Delivery Issues
  • In order to send free e-books out to email subscribers only, I use a different delivery service specifically for this - sometimes your email servers will get confused and see this as spam (same email address but coming from a different server) and block it - to ensure that your delivery gets to you please add my email address to your safe sender list.


Other General Information
  • Please read my FAQ - e-book downloads page though the info is for e-book purchases, which is a different process, it does have some helpful info.
  • I will create a post on the blog when the e-book goes out - you should receive it that day as the delivery is usually fast.
  • When your e-book email arrives, please download and save to your computer asap - I am not able to resend links and the download link will only be live for a limited time.
  • E-books include hyperlinks that can only be accessed with the digital version.
  • As a subscriber you have permission to print out one copy of the free e-book for your personal use only (please read my Terms of Use page)

Important Note
I do know that not everyone follows me via blog emails and I appreciate your support no matter how you choose to connect but please understand that this is the only way I send out my free e-books.

O.k., that's it for the official stuff - I hope it makes it easier for everyone :) 

I'm totally excited and now need to get back to work on my main book project.

Keep your eye out for email from me from late September!!

hx

9.16.2016

flowers and string

Is there any better combo? I don't think so.


Short and (hopefully) sweet for today!

Have a great weekend!
hx

9.09.2016

Morning Glories 2 - VIDEO

I redrew one of my very first morning glory drawings for a challenge a couple of months back and enjoyed it so much I had to have another play!

Here they are combined with another of my favourites - string.


I've also put together the video for Morning Glories 2 - these are so fast and easy to draw I haven't even had to speed up the footage and the video is still only about 2 minutes long :)


Please note: if you're viewing this post via email you may need to visit www.alittlelime.blogspot.com in order to watch the video.

Happy drawing!
hx

9.02.2016

Plower - VIDEO

Gradually getting these videos uploaded. This week I've got Plower for you.

You can view the original post and step out for this pattern here.


Please note: if you're viewing this via email, you may need to visit www.alittlelime.blospot.com in order to watch the video.

You can subscribe to my youtube channel here to be notified when I post new videos.

hx

8.26.2016

A few more stamp images

Some stamp images from back in the day when I did stamp designing. These are a couple of the "rejects" that were not picked up for the catalogue at the time.

Both of these drawings were inspired by drawings I had done for the blog.

Tulip stamp image:


The drawing from the blog that inspired it:


Gum leaf wreath stamp image:


Image from the blog that inspired it:


Seeing these gum leaf images makes me realise how long it is since I've drawn some. I absolutely love drawing gum leaves and flowers so I'm putting it on my to do list now!

Have a great weekend!
hx

8.19.2016

Challenge #280 - Olympics

This week's Diva Challenge theme was to be inspired by the Olympics.

As soon as I saw the challenge and thought about the rings, in my head I saw them all bunched up and squishy looking - that idea evolved to this:


Please don't ask me to explain it........hahaha. I probably needed to think about it a bit more :)  I would have liked to avoid colouring the black blob in, but not really an option with the challenge theme.

I don't know how long it's been since I've done two posts in one day, but sometimes girls just gotta draw, right?

In the midst of drawing this challenge piece I almost had a meltdown when I tried to open my book file to add some edits and it was corrupted. Now, I'm a compulsive file saver, so luckily after downloading my desktop publishing program on the Windows computer downstairs, running up and down between computers for about 2 hours trying to un-corrupt the file, I managed to find an up-to-date version in the trash. Yay! Much relief and rejoicing all around.

Now, it's back to work for me! Have a great weekend!!

hx

Blobbers

A quick one today - playing around with an idea. I had no clue what to name these drawings, so I just went with blobbers. This may be a reflection on how I feel after sitting in front of the computer for a big chunk of my time over the past three days.

The good news? I think I'm about 3/4 done with the new book and now just have to make the final push. John is away for the next 2 days so I should be able to get a lot done. I'm really, really hoping to get this first draft stage completed before I start back to classes next week so that I can work on the edits progressively and have it ready for release on my next term break. We'll see.

Back to the drawings:

You know how some things don't really come out like you imagine in your head? These drawings are one of those things. I don't love them and I don't hate them either. Though, they do creep me out a bit - they make me think of fingers with long fingernails trying to reach out. haha. particularly in the first one.



Now with that lovely visual - have a great day!
hx