Tag: illustration

Wedding Card – by Rocketlolly

I wanted to take this moment to write about my very talented friend Katy (aka Rocketlolly). Yesterday I went do a friends wedding but before that I really wanted a lovely handmade wedding card to give them. Katy currently has this stunning illustrated postcard print on her Etsy store and even offers to add calligraphy text for an extra small charge. I simply trimmed is a little to fit some A6 kraft card stock and there we have it.

Some photos from the wedding day

Pack Up! Unboxing

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Whilst playing for Belfast City Rockets, Helen McBride unfortunately broke her leg during training. So not to disconnect from the roller derby community during recovery, she set up a crowd funding campaign to raise money for a roller derby themed subscription box. Helen teamed up with other designers and artists within the community to help launch Pack Up! in May this year.

With a new theme every month, each pack include 5 items. A monthly rolling subscription costs £23 per month, but there is also an option of a One Month Only pack for £25.

**Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a Pack Up! competition**

This months theme was ‘Fresh Meat’. Now, for those of you reading this with no idea what that actually means, it’s the term used for an intake of new skaters.

Stickers from Jammer Candy
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Fresh Meat Patch and Card insert designed by Fiona McDonnell
Visit her website to see more of her amazing illustrations

T-shirt from Butt Crew
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Sure Grip Slip-not Moustache laces


This is a great subscription box for all who are interested in roller derby (including myself). I’d say it was good value for money based on the quality of the contents. And I’m sure each box will improve with new designers and artist Helen comes across.


**Competition** (Now closed)

Fancy being in with a chance of winning one of Pack Up!’s mini-packs?
Simply comment below with your favourite item in this review and a winner will be selected at random on 17th July.

Well done to Lyndsey! Please check your inbox for more information on collecting your prize.

Lyndsey winner

Katie Abey Leggings

Katie has become a favourite illustrator of mine over the last year or so. I just adore her designs, so quirky and cute. But it was late last year that I noticed leggings with all of her wonderful characters on were available. And now I can officially say I own a pair 🙂

They are certainly going to be worn in many roller derby games to come, that’s for sure!


They are available in XS-L from her Etsy store. I’m a UK 6-8 and the XS fits perfectly all over, they are a little long but then again I’m only 5″1. However, this extra length isn’t massively noticeable.

Made from ‘Micro’ fabric which is 95% Polyester and 5% Elastane. They feel great on and are very comfortable, I actually think they are the best quality leggings I own. And at only £20 a pair for leggings 100% designed and manufactured in the UK, it’s certainly an amazing deal in my eyes!

Size XS which is UK 6-8 (US 4-6 and Europe 34-36)
Size S which is UK 10-12 (US 8-10 and Europe 38-40)
Size M which is UK 14-16 (US 12-14 and Europe 42-44)
Size L which is UK 18-20 (US 16-18 and Europe 46-48)

Click here to visit Katie’s Etsy shop and don’t forget to check out her cards, badges, keyrings and more!

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
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