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5 THINGS I'VE LEARNT IN 5 YEARS!

5 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN 5 YEARS!

FIVE years! 5 years, half a decade, and around 4.5 years longer than expected. Happy Birthday to Katie Cardew Illustrations!! The past 5 years have been a great big Everest size learning curve and I think I’ve aged about 20 years (I live in hope of being ID’d but alas, it no longer happens). Here […]

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COVENT GARDEN POP UP STORE

COVENT GARDEN POP UP STORE

BIG pond, small fish!! I used to live in London but haven’t spent more than a day or two there since I left 5 years ago and I forgot just how many PEOPLE are there! It’s so busy and driving in the city centre requires serious big girls pants but I did it! Our little […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KATIE CARDEW

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KATIE CARDEW

Why buy British? ‘Discount culture’ is the hot word in the media at the moment. As a nation, we buy cheap, fast and throwaway. It’s a race to the bottom. HOW do we compete!?? It’s a tricky one with no easy win answer. When you buy from Katie Cardew Illustrations you are supporting a small British business and sustainable, […]

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Why we love our Flamingo range the most!

Why we love our Flamingo range the most!

Flamingos are fabulous. We know, that, you know that but what makes our Flamingo range so super special? Watch our video below to find out!

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Mercury Best Small Business award goes to...Katie Cardew Illustrations!

Mercury Best Small Business award goes to…Katie Cardew Illustrations!

WHAT a September. August was 400 degrees and full of tag teaming in the studio (summer holidays are not a small business’s best friend) but September, my word, we were back in the game!! It kicked off with Burghley Horse Trials where we were awarded runner up in the best stand competition and ended with […]

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MY TOP 10 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT ABOUT RUTLAND...

MY TOP 10 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT ABOUT RUTLAND…

Before I kick things off – to be the first to see and purchase the Rutland Map, please reserve your (free) ticket to the Open Studios this Friday! Info and tickets here My top 10 things I have learnt about Rutland There are many, many interesting things about Rutland. I spent the smaller half of […]

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Introduction to Illustration workshops - a BIG hit!

Introduction to Illustration workshops – a BIG hit!

I did two workshops back in 2017 at Snow Designs in Stamford, so it was a no-brainer to host our very own now we have our new studios! I have very little experience in teaching so it’s always a little nerve-wracking faced with 10 expectant faces but I kept my cool (in the 30-degree heat!!) […]

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Open Quote Illustration Lord-a-leaping Illustration
I commissioned Katie to do an illustration of my brother’s wedding. She did a fantastic job! They absolutely love it. It has so much character, it really conveys the fun & warmth of the day.
Becky
Closing Quote Illustration Lord-a-leaping Illustration

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