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Squashed Christmas Cracker Toys

These prints are popular all year round, but especially so at Christmas, where they`re purchased as an original gift for the festive season. The coasters are especially sought after to decorate the dining table or smaller side tables, and the colourful, fun greetings cards look fantastic and unique on the mantle shelf.

I have collected the cheap, plastic cracker toys since I was a child; I keep them in large, glass sweet jars.

They're perfect for my themed drawings of ‘Squashed’ objects as they are colourful and always discarded after or during the Christmas festivities. As a ‘Pop’ artist I find them to be part of our cultural heritage, as with sweet wrappers, even though the shapes and colours have changed little over the decades. There is still a boat, car, comb, moustache in every ‘cheap’ cracker. For this drawing I didn't put them into a box but kept them in a jar so I could shake it when I needed another arrangement. As a result I drew 6 sections on one piece of paper but soon realised they could also be presented as individual prints in their own right, hence you can buy them as one 6-panelled print or as single prints. They are also available as coasters, which have proved very popular

Christmas Cracker Toys

Christmas Cracker Toys

All prints come double window mounted in white card. 

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 200mm)
  680mm x 515mm (495mm x 325mm)

Greetings cards (pack of 6):
  210mm x 150mm  


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Christmas Cracker Toys
Christmas Cracker Toys - Red Monkey

Christmas Cracker Toys - Red Monkey

All prints come double window mounted in white card. 

Mounted size (image size):
  235mm x 235mm (140mm x 140mm)

Coaster (single):
  140mm x 140mm  

Greetings Cards (pack of 6):
  150mm x 150mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Christmas Cracker Toys - Red Monkey
Christmas Cracker Toys - Black Moustache

Christmas Cracker Toys - Black Moustache

All prints come double window mounted in white card. 

Mounted size (image size):
  235mm x 235mm (140mm x 140mm)

Coaster (single):
  140mm x 140mm  

Greetings Cards (pack of 6):
  150mm x 150mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Christmas Cracker Toys - Black Moustache
Christmas Cracker Toys - Green Soldier

Christmas Cracker Toys - Green Soldier

All prints come double window mounted in white card. 

Mounted size (image size):
  235mm x 235mm (140mm x 140mm)

Coaster (single):
  140mm x 140mm  

Greetings Cards (pack of 6):
  150mm x 150mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Christmas Cracker Toys - Green Soldier
Christmas Cracker Toys - Yellow Comb

Christmas Cracker Toys - Yellow Comb

All prints come double window mounted in white card. 

Mounted size (image size):
  235mm x 235mm (140mm x 140mm)

Coaster (single):
  140mm x 140mm  

Greetings Cards (pack of 6):
  150mm x 150mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Christmas Cracker Toys - Yellow Comb
Christmas Cracker Toys - Pink Hair Grip

Christmas Cracker Toys - Pink Hair Grip

All prints come double window mounted in white card. 

Mounted size (image size):
  235mm x 235mm (140mm x 140mm)

Coaster (single):
  140mm x 140mm  

Greetings Cards (pack of 6):
  150mm x 150mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Christmas Cracker Toys - Pink Hair Grip
Christmas Cracker Toys - Green Butterfly

Christmas Cracker Toys - Green Butterfly

All prints come double window mounted in white card. 

Mounted size (image size):
  235mm x 235mm (140mm x 140mm)

Coaster (single):
  140mm x 140mm  

Greetings Cards (pack of 6):
  150mm x 150mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Christmas Cracker Toys - Green Butterfly

Squashed Dice

For those who enjoy looking for patterns and sequences, this print and greetings card is a must. Although there is no intended pattern to the arrangement, people still have fun trying to find one. The original has been selected and hung in several exhibitions.

There are over 400 dice squashed into this box with each individual dice glued into place to ensure stability. I asked, via social media, for any contributions of dice for this drawing and received a variety of sizes and colours in different materials from wood to ivory. It was a challenge to draw the translucent dice, but before every drawing there is an element of the unknown that, with keen observation and patience, can be overcome. What I did not expect was the difficulty in getting the shape of the dice correct! I assumed they were cubes, but most have curved edges when seen from the front edge and I had to start the drawing three times to get this correct. In total the drawing took 120 hours to complete and has become one of the most popular giclee prints in the 'Squashed' series.

Squashed Dice

Squashed Dice

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 220mm)
  655mm x 515mm (530mm x 395mm)

Greetings card:
  210mm x 150mm  


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Dice
Squashed Dice Mug

Squashed Dice Mug

This 10oz white ceramic mug offers a glossy outer surface, and is dishwasher safe (conforms to the standard EN 12875-4:2006) - but we recommend hand-washing to keep the colours vibrant.

Product Size: H: 94 mm x Dia: 81 mm L:(incl. handle) 110 mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Dice Mug

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Prints, Wrapping Paper, Gift tags, Coasters and Cards

This very colourful print is an ideal gift for Christmas, adding 'class' and 'originality', in contrast to other ordinary gifts at Christmas. While it has a festive theme, it will retain its interest all year round with its intriguing composition. The greetings card will certainly stand out from the others received over the festive season.

Every Christmas my lounge is covered in paper, and long may that continue! I couldn't see the carpet and realised that this was a perfect theme for my Squashed series. I collected all the paper, cut a piece from each design and squashed them into a box. The whole drawing took 120 hours to complete but it was really enjoyable, with the challenge of drawing metallic paper, cheap thin paper and high quality sheets a very difficult task to undertake.

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
PRINTS, CARDS & GIFT TAGS

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 200mm)
  680mm x 470mm (580mm x 375mm)

Gift tags (10 pack):
  85mm x 55mm (single sided, recycled paper)

Greetings card:
  210mm x 150mm  


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper
Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Sheets of Wrapping Paper

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
Sheet Wrapping Paper x 10 sheets

Quality original Christmas wrapping paper, single sheet 500mm x 700mm, Single Sided - 100% Recycled paper.

Available in 10 sheet pack.


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Sheets of Wrapping Paper
Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Full Set

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
COASTERS - FULL SET

Coasters (rounded corners):
  140mm x 140mm  

Postage FREE for 8 coasters or more....CONTACT ME for postage for individual coasters.


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Full Set
Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Top Left

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
COASTER - TOP LEFT

Coasters (rounded corners):
  140mm x 140mm  

Postage FREE for 8 coasters or more....CONTACT ME for postage for individual coasters.


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Top Left
Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Top Middle

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
COASTER - TOP MIDDLE

Coasters (rounded corners):
  140mm x 140mm  

Postage FREE for 8 coasters or more....CONTACT ME for postage for individual coasters.


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Top Middle
Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Top Right

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
COASTER - TOP RIGHT

Coasters (rounded corners):
  140mm x 140mm  

Postage FREE for 8 coasters or more....CONTACT ME for postage for individual coasters.


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Top Right
Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Bottom Left

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
COASTER - BOTTOM LEFT

Coasters (rounded corners):
  140mm x 140mm  

Postage FREE for 8 coasters or more....CONTACT ME for postage for individual coasters.


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Bottom Left
Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Bottom Middle

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
COASTER - BOTTOM MIDDLE

Coasters (rounded corners):
  140mm x 140mm  

Postage FREE for 8 coasters or more....CONTACT ME for postage for individual coasters.


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Bottom Middle
Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Bottom Right

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper -
COASTER - BOTTOM RIGHT

Coasters (rounded corners):
  140mm x 140mm  

Postage FREE for 8 coasters or more....CONTACT ME for postage for individual coasters.


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Christmas Wrapping Paper - Coasters Bottom Right

Squashed Ties

Both the print and card are popular as Father`s Day and birthday gifts, and I know of several hung in dressing rooms throughout the South of England.

Having taught Art in a secondary school for 20 years, and having to wear a tie during all this time, I decided that when I left education I would never wear a tie again. I had amassed over 80 ties during this time, many given as presents from students, with every one bright and cheerful - as only an art teacher would wear! I was going to burn them but found a much better use for them in this drawing which demanded a high level of observation of texture and pattern; the more I looked the more I discovered. The drawing took 90 hours to complete but was very satisfying to undertake, maybe allowing me time to get over my dislike of being virtually strangled by such a dysfunctional piece of cloth knotted around my neck.

Squashed Ties

Squashed Ties

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 200mm)
  610mm x 460mm (400mm x 300mm)

Greetings card:
  210mm x 150mm  


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Ties

Squashed Golf Tees

As with all my original drawings, the Squashed Golf Tees has appeared in several exhibitions, and has proven popular with 'golf-widows and widowers', who cannot find anything new to buy their spouses for birthdays!

The brief I give myself when working on my 'Squashed' series is to draw colourful, discarded ephemera and this eventually crossed over into my passion for playing golf. I collected broken tees left on the course and, in addition, bought several packets of new tees from the pro shop, which caused some amusement! There are many varieties of tees (all of which I have used and blamed for my poor performances) which come in different colours and sizes and which are included in this box. The arrangement is random but I did decide to change some colours to make the composition flow better rather than having a group of one colour.

Squashed Tees

Squashed Tees

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 200mm)
  630mm x 500mm (470mm x 340mm)

Greetings card:
  210mm x 150mm  


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Tees

Squashed Playing Cards

This print is very popular with people who enjoy playing card games. It creates a real talking point when seen in any room and looks especially fantastic in a games room. The colourful greetings cards can be given for any occasion, standing out among the crowd of other less original cards, as well as adding a bit of fun to the celebrations.

Once a playing card has been creased or torn during a game it can easily be identified and thus becomes a liability; the set is then thrown away. This situation immediately became the theme for one of my 'Squashed' drawings during the summer holidays. It has become very popular with people who enjoy playing cards and/or gambling and the larger version of this print has been hung in several games rooms along with the 'Squashed Dice' as a companion piece. I discovered a lot about the history of playing cards while working on this project, not least the story of how the Ace of Spades, and its elaborate design, bears the insignia of the printing house and represented that tax had been paid on the set during the 17th century. As with many of the 'Squashed' drawings I have hidden my initials or name in the picture, this time as a joke(r). I used a blade to help create the creases and lines in the bent cards, a tool that I find very useful and use many times when I need to create different textures and patterns.

Squashed Playing Cards

Squashed Playing Cards

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 200mm)
  680mm x 515mm (495mm x 325mm)

Greetings card:
  210mm x 150mm  


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Playing Cards
Squashed Playing Cards Mug

Squashed Playing Cards - Mug

This 10oz white ceramic mug offers a glossy outer surface, and is dishwasher safe (conforms to the standard EN 12875-4:2006) - but we recommend hand-washing to keep the colours vibrant.

Product Size: H: 94 mm x Dia: 81 mm L:(incl. handle) 110 mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Playing Cards Mug

Squashed Seaside Toys

This print has proved popular with parents for their children`s bedrooms, but can also be seen in several doctors and dentists surgeries due to its colourful nature and ability to distract the viewer from other activities.

This drawing was specifically drawn for an exhibition in Oxford entitled 'Oxford`s Sea View'. I was asked to produce something different from the obvious sea, waves and boats that would be submitted for the show, as the organisers knew I would draw something colourful, fun and original. I had to purchase lots of plastic seaside-related paraphernalia which I then donated to a church fête. When the items arrived they were too big to be squashed into the usual sized boxes I draw from, so I had to arrange them in a fish tank (which has since been used for other ‘squashed’ drawings). I particularly liked drawing the sunglasses and attaining the transparent and reflective characteristic of that material.

Squashed Seaside Toys

Squashed Seaside Toys

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 200mm)
  580mm x 430mm (480mm x 330mm)

Greetings card:
  210mm x 150mm  


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Seaside Toys

Squashed Sweet Wrappers

This limited edition giclee print is popular with a variety of people of all ages who love sweets, and it's also the one which holds their attention the longest, as they search for their favourite sweet!

I have one of the largest collections of confectionery wrappers in the country which I display in museums, use as a teaching resource and give talks about to anyone willing to listen; it has appeared on TV three times. One of my design projects in school used this collection as a starting point for investigating typography, and that in turn initiated one of the first 'Squashed' drawings not to involve soft toys. I started and finished it in school, so students could see how I undertook the task, through to completion. There is a signature hidden in the wrappers at the top centre and bottom right, as well as a message for my wife. You will have to look carefully for them!

Squashed Sweet Wrappers

Squashed Sweet Wrappers

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 200mm)
  690mm x 480mm (590mm x 380mm)

Greetings card:
  210mm x 150mm  


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Sweet Wrappers

Squashed Gun Cartridges

For anyone who loves shooting and/or country sports, this is a very popular purchase. There are few art prints that use gun cartridges as a theme, so all problems are solved in purchasing this print for friends in the shooting fraternity.

Several friends of mine go shooting and suggested I use spent gun cartridges as a theme for my 'Squashed' series of drawings. I had thought all cartridges were just black, but when they started to be delivered in carrier bags with bits of feathers and other stuff, I soon realised they were different sizes and colours. I didn't think of the texture, assuming they were all smooth, so when I started drawing I had to find a method to resemble the 'fluted' surface. I eventually used a knife to scratch into the surface to reveal a lighter colour underneath, and using a ruler I solved this problem quite successfully. The cartridges were placed in an old fish tank as they were too large for my usual boxes. I wanted to push the background back, to suggest the depth, and I also made the cartridges in the foreground brighter to accentuate this effect. I think this is my 'darkest' squashed drawing and maybe the subject matter had an influence in this.

Squashed Gun Cartridges

Squashed Gun Cartridges - Prints

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  450mm x 350mm (300mm x 200mm)
  580mm x 440mm (480mm x 340mm)

Greetings card:
  COMING SOON


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Gun Cartridges
Squashed Gun Cartridges Mug

Squashed Gun Cartridges - Mug

This 10oz white ceramic mug offers a glossy outer surface, and is dishwasher safe (conforms to the standard EN 12875-4:2006) - but we recommend hand-washing to keep the colours vibrant.

Product Size: H: 94 mm x Dia: 81 mm L:(incl. handle) 110 mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Gun Cartridges Mug

Squashed Buttons

Ever since I was a young boy, I have always enjoyed playing with buttons. My mother (like all mothers?) had tins of them, which never seemed to diminish in size. I've collected these over time, and now have my own box which I present as a colour pencil drawing, available as a double or single giclee print.

Squashed Buttons

Squashed Buttons

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  480mm x 280mm (410mm x 200m)


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Buttons
Squashed Buttons - LEFT

Squashed Buttons - LEFT

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  300mm x 300mm (200mm x 200mm)


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Buttons - LEFT
Squashed Buttons - RIGHT

Squashed Buttons - RIGHT

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  300mm x 300mm (200mm x 200mm)


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Buttons - RIGHT
Squashed Buttons - Cards, mixed pack

Squashed Buttons - Cards, mixed pack

Pack of 6 cards, comprising 3 of each design.

Card sizes:
  150mm x 150mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Buttons - Cards, mixed pack
Squashed Buttons - Cushion LEFT

Squashed Buttons - Cushion LEFT

These unique, colourful faux suede cushions look great around the home. With oversized inners they look and feel plump, great to cuddle up to. Concealed zip and careful finishing make for a stylish addition to any location. One side print, stone coloured back. If washing is required, wash the cover only at 30℃ and avoiding contact with harsh chemicals such as bleach.

Cushion sizes:
SMALL -   30cm x 30cm - £27.70
LARGE -   45cm x 45cm - £42.70


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Buttons - Cushion LEFT
Squashed Buttons - Cushion RIGHT

Squashed Buttons - Cushion RIGHT

These unique, colourful faux suede cushions look great around the home. With oversized inners they look and feel plump, great to cuddle up to. Concealed zip and careful finishing make for a stylish addition to any location. One side print, stone coloured back. If washing is required, wash the cover only at 30℃ and avoiding contact with harsh chemicals such as bleach.

Cushion sizes:
SMALL -   30cm x 30cm - £27.70
LARGE -   45cm x 45cm - £42.70


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Buttons - Cushion RIGHT

Squashed Beads

Squashed Beads

Squashed Beads

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  480mm x 280mm (410mm x 200m)


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Beads
Squashed Beads - LEFT

Squashed Beads - LEFT

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  300mm x 300mm (200mm x 200mm)


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Beads - LEFT
Squashed Beads - RIGHT

Squashed Beads - RIGHT

All prints come double window mounted in white card.  

Mounted size (image size):
  300mm x 300mm (200mm x 200mm)


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Beads - RIGHT
Squashed Beads - Cards, mixed pack

Squashed Beads - Cards, mixed pack

Pack of 6 cards, comprising 3 of each design.

Card sizes:
  150mm x 150mm


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Beads - Cards, mixed pack
Squashed Beads - Cushion LEFT

Squashed Beads - Cushion LEFT

These unique, colourful faux suede cushions look great around the home. With oversized inners they look and feel plump, great to cuddle up to. Concealed zip and careful finishing make for a stylish addition to any location. One side print, stone coloured back. If washing is required, wash the cover only at 30℃ and avoiding contact with harsh chemicals such as bleach.

Cushion sizes:
SMALL -   30cm x 30cm - £27.70
LARGE -   45cm x 45cm - £42.70


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Beads - Cushion LEFT
Squashed Beads - Cushion RIGHT

Squashed Beads - Cushion RIGHT

These unique, colourful faux suede cushions look great around the home. With oversized inners they look and feel plump, great to cuddle up to. Concealed zip and careful finishing make for a stylish addition to any location. One side print, stone coloured back. If washing is required, wash the cover only at 30℃ and avoiding contact with harsh chemicals such as bleach.

Cushion sizes:
SMALL -   30cm x 30cm - £27.70
LARGE -   45cm x 45cm - £42.70


All prices include P&P to mainland UK!

Squashed Beads - Cushion RIGHT