Thursday, 17 July 2014

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The Perfect Gift

beaded animals art that makes a difference pig, elephant http://www.monkeybiz.co.za gifts liz and pip ltd

Each piece is one-off collectable Artpiece 



South African born Liz, from Liz and Pip discovered these gorgeous art pieces on a recent trip to South Africa.

My first thought was, "I simply love them, the intricate work, the colours and the characters.. With not much time before flying back to London the question was how many could I fit in my bag. Sadly, the answer was one..I don't pack lightly!
  
So back to London with my large beaded goat (who I adore) and who is now sitting in on my mantlepiece."
 
The constant "where did you get it from" questions from friends prompted Liz and Pip to see if they could sell them. They are the perfect gift.  Each one comes with the artists name so you are able to collect more pieces from a particular artist.

Liz and Pip are now selling these beautiful South African artworks for the company Monkeybiz.

Monkeybiz create contemporary beaded artworks inspired by a traditional African craft that was facing obscurity. The beadwork is performed by a community of 450 women in the Khayelitsha township near Cape Town.
 

The fair trade project enhances economic stability and empowerment in the township settlement. Creating employment, training individuals, educating and feeding the wider community.


beaded animals art that makes a difference pig, elephant, bookshelf, http://www.monkeybiz.co.za gifts liz and pip ltd
      These two just look adorable sitting in the children's playroom.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Before Pantone

  271 Years Before Pantone, 
        an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color
               Imaginable in an 800-Page Book 
           by Christopher Jobson on May 5, 2014


We love this book and gorgeous colour palette!

mixing watercolours green yellow orange Pantone colour guide www.thisiscolossal.com Liz and Pip designers greeting cards

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Playing with gift wrap and gift tags....

We were looking at some old photos and found these…our friend Brydie had come to help us out at work and before we knew it this is what she'd made with some of our giftwrap and gift tags.  We used them for one of our catalogues but thought we'd share them as great ideas for a children's bedroom or birthday party...

chinese lanterns wrapping paper playing with gift wrap liz and pip ltd

 star bunting how to play with gift wraps Liz and Pip Ltd

chinese lanterns wrapping paper playing with gift wrap liz and pip ltd
bunting trees wrapping paper greeting cards liz and pip ltd

 
gift tag in frame close up playing with gift tags Liz and Pip Ltd

gift tag in frame close up playing with gift tags Liz and Pip Ltd



Friday, 4 April 2014

Easter Preparations….

easter preparations 2014 Liz and Pip butterflies hearts chicks greeting cards stationery designers

Making Easter biscuits is a serious business ….yummmmy!




easter biscuits greeting cards designers Liz and Pip Ltd
Happy Easter to you!


 easter 2014 greeting cards easter preparations designers Liz and Pip Ltd


Youngest member of Liz and Pip putting the finishing touches on her Easter gifts!

Chocolates.. carluccios.com