Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Little Bit of Something Very Cute!




I'd love you to meet Su-Lin, a wee little panda cub to have arrived out of my studio just this morning. Her Chinese name means "A little Bit of Something Very Cute", looking into her eyes no other name seemed to suit her so well :) She is made of the prettiest rosey pink and black silky soft faux furs. You can see lots more photos of her and all her adoption information on my website.

She is the only Bumpkin Bear now available for adoption, both Rufaro and Milly found very special loving new homes. I'm getting ready for a trip to England next week, so it's busy busy over here. I hope you are all having a good week,
Beary Hugs, Catherine and Su-Lin xx

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Big Hearted Sale!

Hi everyone, with Valentine's Day on the horizon the bears and I wanted to share a bit of love, so this week (until 31st Jan) we have got a Sale of nearly 50% off my artist bears, Rufaro and Milly. UPDATE - Both bears are now adopted.

If you would like to open your heart and bring either bear into your home then just send me an email.


Rufaro (ADOPTED)

Milly (ADOPTED)

I have also just launched a new set of 5 cards and red envelopes, from the you are "My Sunshine" illustration. They would make a lovely way of showing the ones you love how much they mean to you. They are available from my Etsy store.




This is rather a short post, more coming up in a few days. Hope you are having a great weekend, Beary Hugs, Catherine xx
**UPDATE Rufaro and Milly are now adopted and will be flying to their new homes soon**

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Brighten someone's day

Hi everyone, I'm delighted to show you a range of cards that I have created from my Bumpkin Bears illustrations. They are available as a pack of 5 cards with lovely pastel pink and blue envelopes in my Etsy store. I myself love to write letters and send notes to loved ones to let them know I think of them and brighten their days. I always think there is something special about getting letters in the post in this day and age of the ease of email.




I'm busy bringing a panda bear to life behind the scenes and working on some new illustrations too. I'll show you the moment they are ready for their photo shoot! Have a great few days, Beary Hugs, Catherine x

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Sunshine.... and ice!

It's been a cold busy week in the world of Bumpkin Bears, with a beautiful sparkling white world. I took lots of photos in a local forest, it was -7c and just like Narnia!

I have just brought a new illustration to life called "My Sunshine" -

As the sun rose over the emerald hills they both set off to surprise each other. Wearing her best bonnet and favourite polka dot shoes she carefully carried her lovingly made heart. He had polished his red welly boots and searched for her favourite wild flower then set off to her home across the meadow. With dreams in their heads of what they would say they nearly bumped into each other! Each bear, so keen to be the first to give their gift they said in harmony "You are my Sunshine...". They often said the same things and finished each other's sentances, something they were teased about, but they never minded. They just loved their friendship.



This would be a precious gift to show how much you care for your friends, children and loved ones.  It is available as a beautiful mounted print in my Etsy store.

Click on these photos to enlarge and loose yourself in this magical world -





Thanks for popping by and leaving your lovely comments, it's such fun to hear from you all. Lots more news on the horizon, so join us again soon. Beary Hugs, Catherine and the Bumpkin Bears x

Thursday, January 8, 2009

For the Love of Books




"It was a long walk back from the Woodland Library but they could not decide which books they wanted to read first, so for the love of books they piled them high and set off on their way home. They had to be careful they didn't bump into any trees along the way!"

I just love books and so had great fun imagining these bears with their favourite books! I remember this dilemma as a child at the library, you could only take out a certain amount of books but there were so many I liked! This sweet mounted print is available now in my Etsy store.

It's been a cold week, with some snow and then lots of frost so it's like an ice rink out there! Although this very pretty ice rink tempted me out for a walk yesterday to take some photos and I nearly ended up on my backside more times than I care to mention ;) So I hope you all enjoy these photos, the windmill is just at the end of my lane and no that grand white building is not my house, it's at the entrance to a little wood in the village ( you can click on the photos to enlarge)!





I've got lots more that I am busy creating at the moment, so do join the bears and I back here soon. In the meantime keep warm,
Beary Hugs, Catherine x

Friday, January 2, 2009

Friends Forever

Happy New Year to you all! I hope this year brings you all you dream of and more. The Bumpkin Bears are very excited about all the adventures they are going to get up to and can't wait to share them. To start off the New Year I would love to show you my latest sweet new Print -



"Friends Forever" said Bear to Robin as he let him fly away towards the woods. Last winter on a cold frosty day Bear had found Robin all weak and alone as a baby. He nurtured him with berries and taught him to fly. Letting Robin fly bravely away was a big step for both of them, there was a sadness to their hearts but they had promised that they would be Friends Forever no matter how far apart.

I had such fun creating this illustration and just love the soft nostalgic colours. It is available as a beautifully mounted print in my Etsy store.



I was inspired for this print by the sweet friendly robins that have always visited me in my gardens through my life. I took this photo just the other day in my garden.



I've got lots more exciting Bumpkin Bears treats in store coming up so do pop back soon.
In the meantime wishing you all a wonderful start to 2009. Beary Hugs, Catherine and the Bumpkin Bears xx