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Spice up your life Art Collection 

Today marks a very big birthday one that is for the uks biggest best & loved 90s girl band called the spice girls.

So happy 21st ladies! and still loved today as much as you where when you was still together. anyone I know was and still is a fan of the girls as a 5 piece as well as separately.

I still dance like a loon when I hear it pop up on my playlist once in a while. You’ve got to love a classic!?

So in recent days over the last week I daily dosed twitter with some very exciting new art pieces to celebrate and mark the occasion.

Waiting until today that is to reveal what the theme of each piece was all about.

Im thrilled to present My 5 piece abstract art series. Consisting of 5 prints I created to coincide with each of the spice girls.

So here they all are. The Spice up your life Abstract Art collection

I would love to know which one you like or if you love them all. I shall also be selling limited edition signed prints online as of today via my website Icedrainbow.co.uk


And here is an alternative view with each spice girl on the actual prints


Thank you for reading & if you fancy giving me a follow on twitter or Facebook then please do 

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Many thanks 

Tom 

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Getting my art mojo Back

I’m thrilled to have finally after many many years to pick up a pastel,paintbrush and Paper and start getting arty once again.

I’ve often get asked many things, some of them being Did you make that & how did you make that? Or Where did I learn it? 

Well the answer is,

I always saw myself as a child finding time to draw & stop & observe the skies as I lay on the grass in the summer & enthusiasm for art at school my baking side of me and just General flare for being creative.

They say kids go through phases as they grow up but my creative side never left me. 

Especially my love of drawing,painting,learning the keyboard (but failed to learn that) but being creative from working with my hands like woodwork, art class, music and home economics and now that I’m in my 30’s everything except the making music (except listening & loving it of course) 

has stuck with me because since I hit my teens I’ve continued to still be enthused by baking,creating my own jewellery,drawing & painting.

I still always find time to stair at the skies, admire the wild animals. I’m often found staring through the kitchen window watching the birds. unless I’m baking something delicious for family & friends that is.

so in all honestly I’m self taught and you can’t always teach certain things, you pick them up and your own unique style and talent by teaching yourself and learning as you go.

It’s literally been years since I painted or drew anything, except for when I’m designing a piece of jewellery for friends family or a customer, or a cake even like this year I made my mother a celebration cake with her favourite childhood character featured on it…

Bagpuss! but that’s another story.

but honestly it’s nice to see that I can still pick up a pencil etc and still create something be it landscape or abstract. 

My mum recently saw my art I’ve been creating for months & she saw one piece in particular she loved, so much so it was My first one I did called “hillside meadow” an original pastel painting. The first thing she said was “I’d have that on my wall, can you do me a print and sign It for me?

This is the first piece I did 


since then I’ve produced, many pieces and some lovely upcoming small collections. 

my first personal piece I created is this a pride of place George Michael print my best friends words were ” I’m having that on my wall ” 


I’ve also sold my first art print as of this month & done 2 art commissions. 

 So I’m really happy to say it’s truly great to be getting my mojo back and getting stuck into my art side once again.
Thank you for reading and please if you’d like to you can follow me on my social media platforms And see what other art pieces I’ve been making. 

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if you’d also like you can take a look at what art work I’m selling on my website to if you want to. Icedrainbow.co.uk
Tom x 

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From Egypt with love Collection SS17 

This years SS17 collection “FROM EGYPT WITH LOVE” collection is the latest Spring summer range, With inspirational treasures from my own Egyptian experience.

  

This year Marks 10 years since 2 of us not only experienced such a place as Egypt and we got to see many wonderful things. It’s just one of those Places that has to be explored.

so that’s why I’ve created this truly inspiring range 

I’ve been working on it for a few years, after experiencing and see the pyramids Cairo museum, and the treasury as seen in that Indiana jones movie. 

To give you a taste of our visit Here’s a 4 stage reveal photo we took whilst visiting Jordan and the treasury. 

  

This is why it’s my “My Most Treasured Collection yet” excavated for you to hopefully enjoy and adore, as much as I have making it. 

  
“everyone who loves the history of the Egyptians and it’s beauty, will discover that the gods,goddesses,kings and queens knew how dress.
It takes you to start a new trend, so find that inner God or goddess in you and release it. 

  

For more information and to explore the full range Please visit http://www.Icedrainbow.co.uk 

A follow up post will arise that’s been sitting in my draft folder for a long time about the whole Egyptian experience we had and I’ll be putting that up soon. 

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Another Year Nearly Over

It’s the end of an era & soon to be a beginning of a new chapter. 

looking back on 2016 that icedrainbow has had is another menagerie of fun exciting sorts from exciting collaborations with bakers and other customers bespoke creations.

like this collaboration

with “becks bakes” who I created this cake topper for for gary Barlow’s new Musical The girls + lots of other colourful commissions galore.

 

here’s just a few more of my top creations …  

from brooches to watches & other keepsakes

I just had so many this last 12 months there’s just no time to talk about them all.

But thanks to Britt from shewhobakes, Sammie from feastingisfun , Natasha Maynard, Sally laker, soul singer Beverley knight, Esther from the cakery, to John from bakeronboard & Wilma & Barbara. to name but a few of you.

 

 The cake topper created for britt  

  Bespoke wedding design commission from wilma 
 

This Collaboration with Feastingisfun.com Sammie to celebrate her son & fiancé engagement. This bunting cake bundle below, that she put together with the wonderful cake she created for the occasion.

 

To celebrate Beverley knights release of her amazing new album “Soulsville” a bespoke necklace created just for her.   
Home & kitchenware

including My extension of the homeware kitchenware accessories, Which I promise you’ll be seeing a lot more of in 2017.

  
 
 
But I just want to say a huge thank you too all for your support in 2016 & here’s another year of great collaborations & custom commissions.

So let’s hope 2017 has something even more to offer, as we all see the next year in & what all our futures hold ahead of us as we go fourth into 2017.

New challenges new prospects & new things to inspire us & lead us to bigger better things.

a final thought for those who we’ve lost this year too with many great stars from tv & the world of music & not forgetting the daily struggles year in year out for business’s & many families too. 

I just want to wish everyone a very happy new year for 2017.

Be happy, Healthy,Positive, kind & thoughtful & may you all have a great year next year.

 

Best wishes to you all. 

Tom 

Feel free to shop the sale & find the latest designs I have available on the website

www.icedrainbow.co.uk 

  

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Weird wonderful & Cool Top 6 gift ideas

Just Some gift ideas for many personalities picked by me this season

  
Including one that’s quite strange. 

  • Bose speakers (I actually own one of these) it’s totally Bose wouldn’t be without it for the music lover. With great sound & quality.

Essentially a super cool gift via Amazon 

  

  • Now this has to be the strangest most weirdest, even if its ment for a joke. Unicorn meat which is basically corned beef with glitter in 

  From Amazon.co.uk 

  • 😍 cute & quirky a unicorn tape dispenser which we love. I know a fair few people who would love one of these.

  
Available from Amazon.co.uk 

  •  R2-D2 coffee maker now this we need & is great for any geek or Star Wars fan 

  
available to pre order and its released next year. Via think geek.

  • For the stylish fashionista among us either male or female (converse trainers) I own some myself & love them. 

  
From office.co.uk
Style your outfit with many colours or just go with simple black and white to go with everything you wear. 
How do you like your toast in the morning I like with mind from Death Star.

  • Now this is one of my favourites a Death Star Star Wars toaster 

  

Amazing gift idea for the geek or Star Wars fan 
Available from various places found it for £49.99 from The fowndry

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Chocolate & charm for Christmas

We’ve all seen the many kinds of adventurous tempting advent calendars each year, with ones with beauty products,jewellery,chocolates amongst others.

  
& So this year,

I decided although back in summer I created the idea but (quite late) I might add, to launch my own style of advent calendar.

One with Chocolates & charm, A Christmas tree with themes advent calendar, one that provides a little chocolate treat & a little charm throughout the month of December.

The themes I created are as follows 

Geeky with a mixture of things from pacman charms ,the joker, harleyquinn,walking dead & many others (Now Sold)

  
Next up I created ( a Baking Theme

From charming cupcake studs, our very popular star baker keyring,tea & coffee cups & macaron to name a few

  
The 3rd theme was  “animal lover” a mixture of owl birds fox,hedgehog & other charming animals.

   
& lastly the 4th one. ( pick & mixture

This one sold before I got a chance to snap any photos, but you get the idea from the 3 featured above.

Being so close to December I only made 1 of each themed advent, all of which contains a mixture of 24 charms & little chocolates hanging from a wooden tree I also made.

  
so there you have it our first ever mixed combo Christmas advent calendars. Currently we have 2 of the 4 left & your welcome to take a look if you like.

themes left are the Baking & Animal lover. Be quick if you want one as they aren’t lasting long. 

This is my website Icedrainbow.co.uk
Thank you for reading &  please feel free to tell us what you think by leaving any comments below.

Tom 

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Here come The Girls

it’s not everyday a cake gets to be centre stage but this deserves a blog post of its own.

About a week I was asked to collaborate with a wonderful baker called Becky on a fabulous cake.

So, she emailed me to say she was doing a cake & asked if I could create the cake topper for none other than the opening of “The Girls” comedy musical based on “The calender girls” written by Top singer & singer Gary Barlow & Tim firth (which opens today) in Phoenix theatre.

Becky is not only a wonderful baker but her husband’s auntie is one of the original calender girls. Yes you heard that right
Becky not only created the amazing cake, but she also had a photographer friend “Birgit Mons” to take some wonderful photo’s too.

To say I was excited to have been apart of such a lovely commission is an understatement & It’s not ever day you get to collaborate on a west end musical cake commission.

& here it is in all its glory! 

 Isn’t it it just “absolutely fantastic” as gary Barlow would say

  

Becks’s attention to detail & life like flowers, not to mention the sheer amount of effort she’s put into this stunning cake. Is incredible. Don’t you think? 

  

It’s Topped with The Girls bright yellow logo cake topper that I made alongside the model & flowers that took centre stage on top of this magnificent cake.

Becky really did work her master of cake magic on such a wonderful showstopper for such a wonderful event, her friend Birgit done a fantastic job too taking the photos to really show the cake off. 

  
You can find all of us here that took part in (links provided)

Becky the cake maker 

Follow Becky on her Twitter @becksbakes You can also find Her blog here Becksbakes

Photography by Birgit mons photography for the wonderful photos.

& finally 

if you’d like to commission me for a very special cake topper of your own you can find my website here Icedrainbow.co.uk or follow me on Twitter @icedrainbow fine me on Facebook Icedrainbow or email me.