Penguin in the springtime for the March 2018 desktop download

March 2018 Penguin Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s calendar page and desktop background feels like some sort of silly, non-funny joke at the moment considering the weather that we’re having in the UK at the moment. Up until last week, it had been fairly mild and my daffodils had started to grow, but now, those poor daffodils are under a few …

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Sian Shrimpton Beautiful floral Valentine's Card - Illustrated & Hand-lettered Card

New Greeting Cards in the shop

Today I’m pleased to share my new greeting card designs with you. A lot of you have requested birthday cards when I’ve been at craft fairs over Christmas and earlier last year, so you requested and here they are! First up, we have Penguin having a bit of a birthday party with cake, candles, party …

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January 2018 Penguin Desktop Wallpaper

January 2018 Penguin Desktop Wallpaper

Good Afternoon! How is your January going so far? I’m pleased to introduce to you my new selection of Penguin desktop wallpapers for January. It is better late than never but I hope these will cheer up the second half of January for you. Just click on the relevant link below, save the image and …

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2017 in numbers

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year wherever in the world you are and however you chose to celebrate. I chose to take the Christmas week off, and I take time off very seriously. I did take some time to make plans and schemes in my notebook and Dream …

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My first year of self-employment

Wow! 3rd October marked one year since I officially became self-employed and I can’t believe how fast that time has gone. This time last year, I had just been made redundant from a job I had worked at since University, I spent a few days processing the news but knew deep down what needed to …

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Sian Shrimpton Design Penguin Calendars 2018

Penguin Calendars are back for 2018!

Hooray! They’re back! The Penguin Calendar was my best seller last year. I was only just starting out and was a little overwhelmed by the reaction to it last year! It was quite bizarre really, I had very little belief in myself, and then it did so well that it took me a little while …

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Sian Shrimpton Design Penguin Pins

Penguin Enamel Pin Badges

These have actually been in the shop for a little while now but I’ve been dreadful at updating the blog, so please forgive me. I’ve made a plan to make time for blogging in October, so now that I’ve said it, I’ve got to do it! I’m making a schedule and mapping out an afternoon …

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Wedding Stationery: Charlotte Collection

To celebrate the launch of my new Wedding Stationery Collections, I thought I’d write about each collection so that you can get a bit of background about each design and find out all about each one. I could easily say “this design is my favourite” for the Charlotte Collection, however if I started choosing favourites, …

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