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15% discount out of our pockets!

When I received the email to say that redbubble were going to give me a code so that people could get 15% off my work, I thought it was a fantastic idea and pretty clever of the team. Obviously we would all be out there telling everyone we know that they can get this discount if they use the code, so redbubble sales would probably go through the roof. The reduction of 15% of their profits would be vastly outweighed by the increase in sales. What I didn’t realise is quite how clever they were actualy being. Unless I missed some small print somewhere, what they didn’t tell me was that the 15% would be shouldered by me!!!…

Talk about shocked. As most of work is marked up by about 30% this means that I loose 50% of my sales price. If I had known this I might have thought twice about the amount

What a treat!

I’m on the front page of the Redbubble daily! Not once but twice!! Would you Adam and Eve it?? There is a smashing link to my bubble profile and also to my latest blog post about alternative christmas cards. I’m chuffed to bits!

You can check it out here

The lowdown...

Get the lowdown on my series of alternative christmas cards in my blog. If you are partial to zombies, pirates, the afterlife or just a bit odd then these are the cards for you.

Also some breaking news. My 10% discount on my calendars ends tomorrow, when they will return to full price of €23.82. You can see them all here or choose 12 images from my portfolio, send the names to me in a mail and I will make your own personal calendar.

Of course if you also use this code Purplecactus_is_on_sale_7878 you can get an extra 15% off as well. Complete bargain!!

It's a Purple Cactus discount bonanza!!

Use this code Purplecactus_is_on_sale_7878 when ordering any of my art, t shirts, stickers or calendars and get a stupendous 15% discount. I know it is almost too good to be true

You had better sit down for this next bit, unless you are already on the floor after the first announcement… As I have already knocked 10% off my calendars, with another 15% off you can get a mind blowing 23.5% off (Duncan did the maths for me :o)

Here are some fantastic handy links to whisk you away to a world of wonderment

All kinds of smashing art

Unbelievably cheap calendars

Tasty t shirts

Sticky stickers

Remember just use this code Purplecactus_is_on_sale_7878 when you place your order to get 15% off!

Sneaky peek...

I have decided to have a go at designing christmas cards this year, with a Purple Cactus twist obviously. You can get a taste of things to come over at my blog with the unveiling of the first design. Ho, ho, ho…

Holey Cow it's a Purple cactus calendar extravaganza!! 10% off!!

Yes that’s right, can you believe it???
It’s so amazing I have to write it in upper case letters…

!! 10% OFF ALL MY CALENDARS UNTIL 10TH NOVEMBER 2010 !!

DOWN FROM €23.82 to a staggering €21.44 OR AUD $26.18, $31.34, GBP16.49

12 PURPLE CACTUS ARTWORKS FOR ROCK BOTTOM PRICE. THATS A BRAND NEW BOBBY DAZZLER FOR EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR. THEN NEXT YEAR YOU CAN CUT THEM OUT; STICK EM IN A CHEAP FRAME AND GIVE THEM OUT AS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS… GENIUS!

TAKE ME TO THE CALENDARS

Hmmm, I’m not sure if there are enough links in this ridiculous piece of shameless self promotion

Look into my eyes… you are falling into a deep sleep. When I click my fingers you will wake up and rush straight over to buy a Purple cactus calendar… CLICK

A curly calendar

The Fern is my favourite plant to photograph, especialy in autumn as it dries and starts to curl to make such beautiful spirals and curves. I thought it was about time that I had a display of some of my favourite shots that I have taken and worked on over the last year or so. So here they are in all their splendour, in the shape of a new Calendar

I'm a postcard poet and I didn't know it

What a great start for my bubbling day… I have just found out that my poem sticker is one of the winners in Redbubbles postcard poems competition

You could have knocked me down with a feather when I found out and it is safe to say that I am rather chuffed to say the least. It’s a bit of a triple whammy. Not only do I get to be a winner but the postcard is also available to buy, with the profits shared between me and the artist and I get some free cards sent to me all for my very own. It just couldn’t be better. Great job on a great competition Redbubble and big congrats to all the other winners. You can check them all out here

Back on the road again

As some of you will know, I have been quite ill for the last few weeks and have had a bit of an absence from Bubble land. I want to thank everyone for your support and well wishes over the last weeks. I feel lucky to know such wonderful people and your words meant a great deal to me.…

I think I am past the worst of it now and can start to build things back up again and am keen to start taking part in this wonderful community once more. Sorry for not being around and for missing out on all your wonderful art and writing.

I want to give a special thanks to my dearest friend Murph. I can honestly say that she has been the reason for coming out of my deep dark hole. She has been there with me every step of the way and I owe her a debt that I will never be able to repay. I am truly blessed to h

Tweet tweet

I have just started to use twitter as I have a shop here and at zazzle now, so need one place where I can let everyone know what new products I have. If you twitter then please come and find me and help to spread the word about your purple pal. I do my twittering here

My new store...

I am quite excited to announce that my new Zazzle store is open for business. There are lots of new product types including hats, skateboards, mugs, badges, key chains, bags and even aprons! I also have Purple Cactus foot wear on its way. Each design has to be approved, so I am just waiting for that to be done and then the first two designs will go live. They look so cool, I can’t wait!…

I will be adding new designs every day, so keep popping by to see what is new. I will be adding designs from redbubble so if there is a particular design you would like to see in the store, just let me know and I will bump it to the top of my rather long to-do list.

If you fancy a visit at any time you can click the zazzle link on my profile page or on public view pages of my RB designs and art. It looks l

Work in progress...

I have been working on this painting for a few days now and I just can’t get it to a stage where I am happy with it. I would dearly love to hear peoples honest thoughts on it.

What a mad couple of weeks!

I have been so busy the last week or so, it’s been quite mad. Where to start…
My new group The wonderful world of words Has taken off like a rocket. Thanks to the muchiest co-host in the world, Murph and all the new members, it has been like a never ending party. We have gained more than 100 members in just over 3 weeks, what a start eh! As well as some amazing written work we are throwing parties for members to show off their artwork. We have games, challenges, mind benders, a book club, writing exercises to mention but a few. Even if you don’t write, if you want a place to have a good old natter and meet some great people, please come by and have a look. Everyone is welcome!…

I have completely re-designed my profile page to try and make it look a little more professional and act as a kind

My new group!

Along with the uncontrollably amazing LisaMM I have started a new group called The wonderful world of words
Now as the title suggests, it is a group for writers but it is also a group for anyone who likes to read or just to have a good old chat. Our aim is to have a forum section to rival that of any group in the Bubbleverse, with all kinds of smashingness going on 24 hours a day. There will be games, never ending stories, mini challenges, hints and tips on writing and all kinds of discussion topics.
So if you write, or not, or want to start writing, or want to start chatting why not pop on over and become a member.

I hope to see you there…

All kinds of loveliness

My features are up on my blog for anyone who fancies having a little looksee. I am particularly proud of these ones as they are mostly my new illustrations and tee shirt designs. It is always great to get a feature, but when It’s something that I have created from scratch from somewhere deep inside my noggin, it really knocks my socks off. Up until recently I never would have believed that I could design and creat art that people would like, let alone hang on their wall or wear on their backs but it’s happening and I am truly thrilled. So thank you so much to all the groups that have featured my work, the bubblers that have commented and faved it and those amazing people that have splashed out real money to own it!…

I also have 2 new tee designs that are featured on my Clobber site. Pop by

Clobberiffic!!

Hey everyone, I hope you are all having a smashing day in your part of the world!!

My new clothing site, Purple Cactus Clobber is now live. I would love to hear what all you lovely bubblers think. If you want to keep up to date with new designs and special offers (Ooooh) then you can subscribe to the site and get notified when new stuff is posted.

I would also like to take this opportunity to appologise for my lack of commenting and communication at the moment. I have just been so busy with the new site and new designs that I have fallen way behind. You can be assured that I have given myself a good telling off… ;o)

Holy Photographic presentation Batman! It's a slideshow

I have put together a little slideshow with some of my work that is not Redbubble. With a bit of luck it should appear just below this sentence, if the link works properly. There is some smashing music by Loyko too so turn up your speakers a bit
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For the full article, visit my blog. Not that there is much more to see, just a ramblimg introduction by me. Blimey, I wouldn’t make salesman of the year would I! Forget what I just said… Ahem… Why not head over to my wonderful blog to see the full article. It is amazing, you really should go and have a look, you will be missing out on the chance of a lifetime if you don’t!… That’s a bit better

Talent, talent, talent!

I have blogged another… er blog… about two more of the fantastic artists and writers that I have found here on the bubble. Please take a few minutes to have a goosey gander and maybe even leave a comment to help make them all smiley :o)

If you like what you see. you can subscribe to my blog to keep up with new posts. I would love to see you there for a natter :o)

Ooh almost forgot to add a link. Here it is :o)

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I am having real trouble with the bubble today. Nothing seems to be loading for me and it’s all getting rather frustrating. So before I start screaming at the monitor and bashing my fists on the keyboard while jumping up and down on my mouse, I have decided to leave it alone for the day.
Instead I have been blogging, with a new “10 things” entry. If the bubble is not playing by the rules for you either, maybe you fancy popping over and checking it out. Or alternatively you could take your goldfish for a walk or how about inventing an umbrella that doesn’t turn inside out, with the slightest breath of wind. Whichever you decide to do, have fun and keep on truckin’…

Here is a cunningly fashioned link for your clicking pleasure

This is going to put me quite behind on keeping up with all your s

Check out some wonderful talent

Just a quick note to ask you all to check out some talented artists, from right here on redbubble that I have featured on my blog

I will be using my blog as a platform to showcase some of the people I meet and the talent that I find on my travels around the bubble verse, so stay tuned for more :o)

New blog!

I have run a blog for a while now but was never very happy with the site that I used to create it. I have just found a new site and now have a new and improved blog.…

As I mentioned in my previous post, I feel a little awkward (I have never noticed before what an on word that is) about posting features and competition placements here in this journal. There are quite a few reasons why but they are not important so i won’t go into them. After my last post I have had quite a few people telling me that I should post these and shout my achievements from the rooftops. So for this reason and also because I feel more comfortable doing it there, I will be posting features etc on my blog.

My blog is going to be a mixture of my photography, design and creative writing, along with, well whatever comes

Pleased as punch

I had pretty much decided that I wasn’t going to post my features in this journal anymore. It feels a little like bragging, to me when I post them, as though I am fishing for extra compliments. I don’t want anyone else to take offence when I say this, as I respect that others are proud of their work and if they are good enough to get featured then they deserve to shout about it. It’s just not really for me.…

Now after saying all that, the reason for this post is to celebrate a couple of features… ha ha… I know, I know but this is a something I am particularly proud of.

I have recently started trying my hand at creative writing and posting here on Le Bubble. It has been such an enriching experience for me and one that I have enjoyed greatly. I have also been so touched and amazed by the res

Free for all!

I just wanted to share some free textures with you all, for those that use them. They are created by me and can be found on my flickr account. I would appreciate a credit if you use them and make sure you let me know so that I can check out what you have created. Enjoy…

Take me to the textures

Reasons to be cheerful, 1..2..3

I have had 2 features in the past couple of days, which is just corking!

Fade away was featured in The power of simplicity

Mix tapes was featured in Graphic arts

My third reason for being cheerful is another sale!! Some smashing person bought a “Larry Moon” Tee. Thanks so much whoever you are :o)

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited and commented on my work. I appreciate it very much. You all rock!

Sales and features... What a week!

Ok, picture a Cactus, purple in colour, standing on the top of a hill blowing his own trumpet for all he is worth, and you will have a good idea of how I am feeling today.

Firstly I sold not one, not two but 4 (I know, I almost fell over when I saw the sales) “invaders” tee’s. Here is a picture of the sauve little fella…

It really twists my melon to think that there are people out there, wearing my designs. Crazy!

I have also had two of of my photographic works featured this week.
enclosed was featured in The power of simplicity

and _forest impressions IV got a feature just now, in Art & photography

Thanks to both groups!

What a brilliantly bubblicious week!!

Lets start with a celebration!

I have been a member of Redbubble for some time now but until recently have only used as a place for people to buy my work. I am a complete flickr addict and love the social side of that site, so decided to come and have a little look around the groups and social side of this site too. The format is taking a little getting used to but it seems like a nice place to be.

I have been thinking about writing in this journal every now and then, as I do like to ramble and something happened today that gives me the perfect opportunity to start. I got featured! My shot, Demure is featured in the group Fabulous Flowers

Here is the little devil in all its floweryness

So all that is left for me to say is Hello everyone and thanks so much for the smashing start!

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