Hello!!
I've finished designing some prints and they are now up for sale in my shop, You can take a look at them by clicking on my 'shop' link to the left.

hope you like them.

Ooo one more thing! if you'de like to purchase anything in my shop enter the discount code - LeCarpentier11
you'll get 15% discount for a limited time only! so hurry!!!
 

Primark

08/30/2011

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My wrapping paper designs for the company I work for are now in Primark stores Nationwide.
I'm quite excited about this as these are my first wraps to be out in the general public and I think they are being received well.
If you'de like to take a look at them them follow this link, http://lcarpentier.blogspot.com/2011/08/primark-wrapping-paper.html 

let me know if you've bought them or like them! would be nice to see who they attract.
Enjoy!
 

BlogSpot

08/30/2011

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Hello,
I'm constantly updating my blogspot site, so if you'd like to see whats inspiring me right this moment head over to http://lcarpentier.blogspot.com/ you can follow me and comment on your views and I promise I will reply.

Plus it's now been renovated so it's brand spanking new!
 
 
If you would like to read my blog, I have moved it to
http://lcarpentier.blogspot.com/

I would love to have some comments and followers so take a look.
I'm updating this weekly, so theres always something to read.
Enjoy.
 
 
Hello,
I am very excited at this present time! I have just come across a blog post from Storm Interiors and I was extremely shocked to see that my work is featured in it! I was so excited to see this that obviously I ran out to get my mum and dad and ranted on about it! I would just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to the blog writers at Storm Interiors for mentioning me and my work! Thank You!!

http://www.storminteriors.com/blog/
(scroll  down to May 13th 2011)
 
 
Hello, 
My gosh, it's been a while since I last posted, I've been really
busy with settling into a day job  and revolving everything else around it! Who knew a 9-5 could be so tiring. Well I think I'm getting the hang of it now, (9 months in lol). Well anyways during the time I have been away, I discovered the amazing land of New York!  After years of wishing to go there I finally got the chance to, in November of  last year! You're probably thinking why the hell it's taken so long to get this  post up and im wondering the same thing too!


Heres some of the pictures I took whilst being there...
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I went to the Madame Tussaudes New York, and met Mr Elton John and the legendary Michael Jackson, who I love! (I wish I met them in real life!!) And I also became a spice girl for a  day!
 
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I have fallen in love with New York! It is by far the BEST city I have ever been to, and I hope to go back plenty more times in the Future!!
 
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Of course, I had to get a photo taken with a police man! The scariest thing I had to get my head around is  that they really do carry guns on them! Crazy!! 
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As I was making my way to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade I came across the Fashion Center. I loved this statue in the square.
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On to the Parade it self! Now im not going to put up many photos
of this as i took hundreds, quite literally! I think I came home from New York with just over 1000 photos! I think I went a bit mad! lol.
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Here is Kerry Hilson! I love her music and was so amazed that she was on a float! Brilliant! I also managed to see Mr Kayne West, Jessica Simpson and Gladys Knight.
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Myself and my mum enjoying the show! Surrounded by crowds
and crowds of people, everyone was so friendly!
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The New York Skyline from the top of the Empire State Building was stunning. Below is a birds eye view of Macy's with their tree lit up. Macy's is magical at Christmas as they have little scenes from a chosen story displayed in each window. I've never seen something so wonderful! If you think that Harrods in London has nice chirstmas window displays, you deffinately have to see Macy's Windows. It puts the Magic back into Christmas! Truely wonderful.
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Here are some more Skyline shots, of New Jersey and Downtown
Manhatten.
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This is from inside the Empire State Building.
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The next day we did some more exploring and came across Times Square and we made it onto the big screen! YAY!!! It was really cool. 
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My mum and myself decided to treat ourselves and go to a Broadway show. I always wanted to see The Lion King in the theatre after seeing an exhibition in London. The exhibition showed some clips of the theatre production and some of the costumes were on show. The costumes were AMAZING! and this was the inspiration to go see this show. Boy was this show good. It was so spectatcular I was gobsmacked and so overwhelmed
when it finished that I actually cried.  
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We then hit the shops! My mum wanted to take me to the Van Cleef and Arpels store as unknowingly to me she bought me the perfume for christmas. The jewellery in here was outstanding. Im  still hoping one day that someone may buy me something from there, in my dreams! 
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This is the thing i'm going to make the next time I go to New York,
my very own wotnot muppet, at FAO Schwarz. 
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And of course the  wonderful Tiffany & Co was visited. WOW! is
all I can say. 
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The Coca-Cola premises was unfortunately closed to the public but I couldn't help myself taking a photo of the insides. I love Coca-Cola at Christmas, it's the done thing.
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This was the View we had from our Hotel, The New Yorker.
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A friend I made, He was so tame and cute.
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These two images were from the site of Ground Zero. Such an
overwhelmingly sad place. I cannot believe that it has been almost 10 years since the World Trade centre collapsed. Truely devastating, my heart goes out to anyone and everyone who had a loved one  involved with this tragic day!
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The image above is some of the remains left from the World Trade centre found at the site now known as Ground Zero. This
sculpture would have been located in the Plaza of one of the buildings and still remains strong. This sculpture was a symbol of World peace  ironically, but now stands tall to give hope and translates the indistructable spirit of this amazing country.
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Of course I would have to put a photo of the Lady herself, The
Statue of Liberty. I was so lucky to get this photo head on.
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Ellis Island. I deffinately recommend going to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island if you are  going to visit New York, the information I learnt about these places and the Country of America was invaluable. I would recommend getting the head phone set as you value the experience so much more!!
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Ferrero Rocher!!!!! Oh My Gosh! I love Ferrero Rocher and was so excited when I saw this window display, I just had to get a photo with it.
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I also had the chance to Visit the Guggenheim Museum. What an
amazing looking building, the architecture is brilliant from inside as well as outside. 
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And we left in style too. This was our car to take us to the Newark airport. Reminded me of Mr. Big, from Sex and The City. Which is why I have a picture. I Love it!

I cannot wait for the day that I go back to New York.
 
 
Our christmas tree
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And our MASSIVE turkey! really it was huge!!
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And again I couldn't help myself, I made something for my partner...a stocking! It was his first christmas with my family so I thought he deserved to have a special stocking as he didnt have one before!

Oh and please excuse the cheesy grin! :)
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Well I know this is a bit late but I just wanted to share some of the things I made for christmas 2010!
My partner's parents are scottish and I wasnt sure what to get them, so I thought of getting something personal, something that they couldn't find up there so I thought of a festive hamper full of welsh foods!

Fantastic, so I got to work...
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This was the basket I found to put my items in, it had brown leather straps to do up but these were taken off whilst I was organising it. I decided to make it a little more special to make a lining for it. I found some beautiful flowery fabric left over from when I made my skirt (earlier post).
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I was sending it up to scotland with my partner and I wanted to make sure the items didnt brake in his suitcase, so I filled it with some shredded red tissue to add some christmassy charm to it....
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I bought some gorgeous welsh praline cream liquer for them, I also bought a big bottle for myself! it tastes so yummy!! (i adore praline) I also put some welsh cakes (well I had to really didnt I!) and some other bits and bobs. Oh and the little parcel that was wrapped up, a tree decoration, a bit of a jokey decoration, it was a christmas sheep with 'Nadolig Llawen' which means Merry Christmas.

The finished package looked like this!
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Hey guys!
i've just seen that my submission for the Cardiff design festival is on their website.

check it out!
http://www.cardiffdesignfestival.org/2010/awards/submissions/graduate/english-garden-collection
 
 
Hey
I am involved in a degree show exhibiton with UWIC which is on 5th June 2010 - 11th June 2010.
Its at UWIC,  Llandaf Campus, Western Avenue.

Please come along and have a look!!

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