Tay Tay July 27 2023
My character drawing has evolved a lot in the last few years. Some of the early drawings are a bit dodgy now when I look back. However, I am absolutely loving my latest illustration of Taylor Swift. To be fair she is gorgeous with flawless skin and not hard to draw. I wanted to get the lips and teeth right - she has a perfect bow on her top lip which i added a tiny highlight to. I did a quick pen drawing then scanned it and digitised it looking at photos of her. Hope you like it.
Essential Maintenance February 02 2023So sorry to our customers who want last minute Valentines cards and gifts from us. We are having work done in our offices so decided it would be easier on us not to work and to assist with the maintenance (even if it is just making cups of tea). Back open all shiny and new on 13th Feb 23. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Jo and Nick
Merry Christmas December 10 2022
Merry Christmas to all our lovely customers and thank you for your continued support. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and an amazing 2023.
Jo and Nick and the Elves at Wotmalike
The Henries 2022 nomination!yippee August 25 2022So thrilled to be nominated for this years Henries (its like the Oscars for the greeting card industry)
Copy Cats Marks & Spencer August 24 2022
Wooden Hearts March 25 2022Our lovely little wooden heart keepsakes have sold so well in the run up to Mother's Day we are thinking of extending the range. Watch this space!
Quick Break February 09 2022
We are open! December 31 2021Had a great Christmas break and now we are back open! Happy 2022 Everyone!
Early Closure For Christmas 2021 December 07 2021We are so sorry we have closed early for Christmas 2021. This is mainly due to the fact Jo our designer is recovering from a broken leg and covid and we have been inundated with orders. We decided to close to ensure all orders we have received are sent out in a timely fashion. We will be open in the New Year all fresh and raring to go.
A very Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year. A billion thanks for all your custom during 2021.
Jo & Nick
We've got a new phone number! November 24 2021Our old number will still work for a while but this is our new number! 01489 796316 its a regular UK landline so your reg charges will apply.
Lumpy Potato Lady a True Life Story...... May 26 2021Lumpy Potato Lady a True Life Story......
Inspired after a trip to the doctors the struggles of lumpy potato lady document the struggles of a wine swilling dietphobe
Character Prints coming soon May 17 2021Wotmalike Character designs - now as prints!
Deidre Barlow January 12 2021
I do that thing when I haven't drawn for a while that I suddenly think I may've lost it. Since Christmas and the new lockdown my attentions have been elsewhere looking at new avenues for when this is all over. So yesterday I thought I'd do a drawing. So here is Deidre Barlow in all her glory. Originally a hand drawing then a scan then digitised. I love her and surprised myself. (the neck was the hardest part haha)!
Christmas 2020 September 15 2020Christmas in September - yep covid means we need something to look forward to!
Slowly slowly catchy monkey June 06 2020As shops will be reopening on 15th June we are getting ready to reopen ourselves in a quiet small way. During the lockdown we relocated all our stock to a warehouse near where we live and will be doing all our own packing and picking now. We've used the time to look ahead and make some decisions about how we work we have been designing a whole new brand but more on that later. We've got new tech to help us work smarter. We are lucky we weren't directly affected by the virus but it has been incredibly frustrating being one of the 3 million #forgottenltd. Looking forward to some level of NORMAL - whatever that may be.
Corona Virus Closure March 29 2020
Sorry we decided to close as we aren't able to get any government assistance for being self employed unless we furloughed. We thought we would use the time to focus on our family as the orders had just about dried up. We will be back asap so thank you for your understanding. We appreciate all our customers so much and hope you all stay safe and find some appreciation of the down time. We will return with renewed vigor. Thanks Nick and Jo X
Mothers Day 2020 February 19 2020Our fab bold Mother's Day coasters are great - they are glossy cork backed made in-house by us.
Angel Ornaments - Those we LOVE October 18 2019Beautiful Gold Angel Ornament by Wotmalike
Cath Tate Collaboration September 24 2019Cath Tate Cards with Wotmalike Collaboration and world wide licence deal
Christmas 2018 - Its here! October 20 2018British Design, British Made, British Quality, Gold Foil Embossed, Style whats not to like - Wotmalike's 2018 Christmas Cards are a winner.
I'm just a bit (well not just a bit) like a load really proud of the merchandise I designed for the Terracotta Warriors visiting Liverpool's World Museum. They are expecting around 4 million visitors and so far its been a roaring success. It runs from March through til October and is well worth a visit.
From a design perspective all previous merchandise for the Terracotta Warriors was a little "traditional" I decided to put a modern twist on it. Every warrior is different so I applied this factor to all the drawings. Every one of my warriors is different and is accurate according to rank, uniform, head dress so I learned quite a bit in the design process.
Terracotta Warriors, World Museum Liverpool, Terracotta Soldiers, Terracotta Army, Bykerlass Designer, British design
Character Keyrings By Wotmalike April 20 2018Jo Burrows Illustrator - shows us her new character keyrings drawn in very own unique drawing style.
Me Da's A Miner Inspiration..... June 26 2017
Always nice to work with talented people and I was delighted to work with Matt Reilly (poet) again. I wanted to create a gift for a mining museum (Woodhorn Colliery) which had a feeling of warmth and nostalgia. When I spoke to Matt about him producing a poem I told him this and gave him some dialect words to incorporate into the poem. He came back with this gem and I instantly knew it would resonate with people in the North East. I created this illustration from a photo I took when I was at Woodhorn. I'm loving the love this has already received and I love the fact this is keeping a little part of our North East heritage alive.
Mothers Day 2017 February 28 2017Mothers Day is March Sunday March 26th - so don't get caught out get your Mam or Mum or Mummsie whatever you call her a lovely card and gift from us.
Our signs are as ever popular, our personalised cards even more - dont forget Nanas, Grans and Grandmas - we'll add the place name at your request!
We only have a few of our fabulous MAM Make Up bags left so be quick!
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