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Christmas Greetings


I’ve recently become a supplier for card designs at Thortful, so this year I thought I’d have a go at a bit of a handmade-digital hybrid for Christmas cards.

I’ve still kept with the scissors & glue, hand cutting the main shapes and background out of found & collected papers. The line work has then been added digitally to these elements once scanned so cards maintain their hand created quality but each design comes out clean & crisp & can be used more than once.

These can be purchased online here or I have had some printed beautifully by the clever people at moo. So a limited run of six designs complete with crisp white envelopes can be had for ÂŁ10 with ÂŁ2 P&P in the UK.

Please get in touch if you would like any! katechesterton@gmail.com.


*All designs copyright of Kate Chesterton 2016

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New Year & a New Desktop Project

Happy 2016! Welcome to a new year and a new free desktop project. Please feel free to download, share and customise your gadgets with these bespoke illustrated wallpapers but please be nice, credit me or use or use this original link wherever possible. Thanks & enjoy!

This year has started with a cold snap, so we will too. Hope you’re staying cozy wherever you may be.

WordPress seems to have unfortunately changed its image handling, so you can’t save the full size version directly from here so I’ve also put it up on my website, where you can right click & save image at full size:






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Ellie & James’ Wedding Invitations


These custom designed invitations were created especially to accompany Ellie & James’ beautiful winter wedding with red & silver theme. Carefully hand cut & assembled, the gate fold invitations contained a set of three inside cards, which picked out seasonal key design elements requested by the bride, some special touches of hand rendered calligraphy and finished with a silver ribbon seal.


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Look! Free seasonal screen-savery-shenizzle

Here it comes! Free snowy winter Christmas desktop & mobile wallpaper this year comes as part of my illustrated blog series for BuzzSumo. Please share & enjoy, happy festivitieeeeeeeeees!!




September already? The year is whizzing & showing up how slack I’ve been with wallpapers this year! So here’s one for autumn, full of leaves and little critters xx Formats for computers & devices, enjoy🙂

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Summer-desktop-2560x1440Been a bit more motivated to do some stuff just for fun lately so thought I’d let you lovely lot benefit from this too (hurrah!) So here are some free seasonal desktops & screen savers. Please feel free to download & share & Just let me know if you need any other formats or dimensions for your devices. I just ask that you please credit me or point people in my general direction if asked – Thanks🙂

Next off the bat (the blood thirsty kind of course – ahahahahaaaah …um) is Halloweeeeeen. Spoooooky.


It’s the biggy… hope you all have a lovely warm & fuzzy one x


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L&N’s wedding illustration

I haven’t been to many, but I love a good wedding. That little nugget of a golden day, either playing out perfectly or hiccups-a-plenty, when you get to see someone you love get flooded with it from all corners. Leonie & Nick’s was proper. I laughed, I got a bit weepy, and a bit tipsy, and I did the conga! Thank you so much for such an amazing day shared with the two of you.

The invites, the dress, the flowers, the food, everything was perfectly designed from start to finish, even her p’interest board was beautiful! I wanted to create them a special gift, a wedding illustration that fit in with their vision for the day, their own sense of style, and things that were personal to them as a couple. I think they liked it🙂


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Little snippet from Leonie’s P’interest images used for inspiration.


Chinese New Year Animation

Had a chance to start messing around animating in After Effects after putting it off for FAR TOO LONG. Turns out, it’s very very clever isn’t it. Must do more this year, which is also very shortly to be the lunar new year of the goat/sheep/ram. Which should hopefully bring life renewal, peace & harmony to us all – baaaaah, isn’t that nice🙂 x

Here’s a little animated greeting I’ve done for Work Group Ltd to say Happy Lunar New Year to their customers for 2015.