One Little Bird

Leanda Xavian. Based in Surrey, UK.

  • 7 awards won
  • 836 comments made
  • 9550 votes cast
  • Minted on Dec 14 2011
  • www.olbstudio.com
  • http://www.minted.com/designer/onelittlebirdstudio

Awards

  • winner 3
  • editor pick 4

About One Little Bird

Hi, I'm Leanda. I used to design for a living, but these days I'm a full-time mum to Leo. I still love designing and really enjoy participating in Minted's challenges!

designs by One Little Bird


favorite designers

  • Cheer Up Press
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  • Andres Montaño
  • Guess What Design Studio
  • Design Lotus
  • bumble ink

comments

Petra Kern on Nov 02 2013
Petra Kern
  • Minted Mar 7, 2013
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Yay for us Little Birdy ;), love your wins!

Erica Krystek on Nov 02 2013
Erica Krystek
  • Minted Mar 14, 2013
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Thank you! Congrats on your winner and ed picks! Your save the dates were just gorgeous across the board :)

Chris Griffith on Nov 02 2013
Chris Griffith
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Leanda thank you so much and congrats as well to you for your 3 wins. They were great entries!

Erica Krystek on Oct 10 2013
Erica Krystek
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Thank you so much, Leanda!:)

Tina Frostholm on Oct 10 2013
Tina Frostholm
  • Minted Jan 3, 2013
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Congrats on the room decor win! I love the racing theme on your design. Having two car-obsessed little boys, I can see that design selling like crazy. It feels good to be newly Minted with such good company :)

Pistols on Oct 07 2013
Pistols
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You know how to make a girl blush!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment–you are such a talent and I'm so happy you joined the Minted Community!

Chris Griffith on Oct 01 2013
Chris Griffith
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Leanda, thanks for the sweet comment. I hope they don't all start to look alike. :)

Lauren Chism on Sep 27 2013
Lauren Chism
  • Minted Sep 2, 2009
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Thanks for your kind comment, Leanda. I am loving all your save the date submissions!

Petra Kern on Sep 27 2013
Petra Kern
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Thanks for a kind comment, Leanda! Yay.

Portia Monberg on Sep 23 2013
Portia Monberg
  • Minted Jan 27, 2009
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Thanks, Leanda. And thanks for your help improving my paper cut-out design.

An-Lon Chen on Sep 22 2013
An-Lon Chen
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omg, tell me about it!!! First my date looked like a raisin. Then a walnut. Then a potato with a stem. I think it's now as date-like as I can get it, but still hit or miss!

Portia Monberg on Sep 14 2013
Portia Monberg
  • Minted Jan 27, 2009
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Hi Leanda, Thanks for your comment on my crossed arrows design. I'm unsure about that design. I wonder if it is too centered. Everything is so symmetrical and then centered. What do you think? Thanks. I really value your feedback because I think you are an amazingly talented designer :-) I admire your attention to detail and how polished your designs always look.

Carol Fazio on Sep 12 2013
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
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hi Leanda, thanks for your comments on my weathervane love design! there's actually 5 choices, [the last one does have the sun behind the vane], and I have to say that it's been hard to decide which way to go, but I think I'm getting close! just thankful for everyone's input!

Erica Krystek on Sep 11 2013
Erica Krystek
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You are too sweet! Alrighty...the combo is up;) Would love to know your thoughts if you think it works or too busy. Thanks a million:) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/107889

Portia Monberg on Sep 11 2013
Portia Monberg
  • Minted Jan 27, 2009
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Hi Leanda. Thanks for your comments on my papercut design. I know it has "issues." I was actually planning to go back to it and do a more authentic cut paper version, but then I saw that you had done that with your "intricate cut paper design," which is beautiful. Initially I intended to do something very different, but I couldn't get the colors to work. I'll probably go back and try to re-work my original idea.

Erica Krystek on Sep 11 2013
Erica Krystek
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Ha, thanks for your advice! I'll try the combo tonight:) Btw I am in love with your paper cut submission. So very clever...and beautiful!

Carrie ONeal on Sep 08 2013
Carrie ONeal
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Hi Leanda! I just wanted to thank you for your kind comments! They are always the sweetest and make my day!

Petra Kern on Sep 06 2013
Petra Kern
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Aww, Leanda just saw your comment from the other day, thanks for that! I adore your work too!!! Love your illustrations!

Petra Kern on Sep 06 2013
Petra Kern
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Thanks Leanda for the comments about In my Heart design, it looks so much better with changes you suggested! cheers.

Erica Krystek on Sep 05 2013
Erica Krystek
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It's up, but not very fancy...just two options chevron or stripes...haha ;) Thanks! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/106388

Erica Krystek on Sep 04 2013
Erica Krystek
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Thanks, Leanda! I tried it with a few plain-ish backgrounds but wasn't loving it. It's definitely a work in progress so I appreciate your feedback. Maybe a poll soon with some more background options hehe;) Thanks again:)

Phrosne Ras on Sep 04 2013
Phrosne Ras
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thanks Leanda - let me know what you think :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/106299

Carol Fazio on Sep 03 2013
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
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hi Leanda, thanks for your thoughtful comments on my now come together design. still trying to decide which way to go! must be an optical illusion on the centering. but thanks for keeping me on my toes! appreciate it!!

Sarah Curry on Sep 02 2013
Sarah Curry
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Thank you for the sweet comment, Leanda!!

Lulaloo on Sep 02 2013
Lulaloo
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Dear Leanda, Thank you for your comment. I did what you suggested and the card is looking much better!!! Thanks!:)

Erin Deegan on Sep 01 2013
Erin Deegan
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Thanks for the help with the drop shadow. I never even noticed it wasn't in the hole punch :)

Rebecca Bowen on Aug 31 2013
Rebecca Bowen
  • Minted Dec 9, 2011
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Thanks girl! I dis submit the illo on its own. I tried to. Add to it a bit but it was getting to be too much. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/105853?filter=all&sort=createat. Thanks again!

Erin Deegan on Aug 29 2013
Erin Deegan
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Welcome! I really love your illustration style.

Lori Wemple on Aug 28 2013
Lori Wemple
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what a nice comment, thank you! :)

Phrosne Ras on Aug 27 2013
Phrosne Ras
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Thank you Leanda! So nice of you to say, especially today as Im not having a very confident designer day. btw - stoked for you on your awesome win!!

Frooted Design on Aug 27 2013
Frooted Design
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huge congrats to you, leanda! :) i love that print

Jessie Steury on Aug 27 2013
Jessie Steury
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Thank you so much for your kind words! You just made my day!! Here I am struggling to get creative, and you may have just helped me over that slump. You're work is pretty great too. My kitchen could really benefit from your Cherry Pie art print :)

Lori Wemple on Aug 24 2013
Lori Wemple
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Thank you Leanda for the lovely comments :) your speed freak is spot on perfect! Love it! :)

Four Wet Feet Studio on Aug 24 2013
Four Wet Feet Studio
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Thank you for your comment Leanda!

Chris Griffith on Aug 24 2013
Chris Griffith
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Leanda thank you so much. I have to say that I so admire your work. You are a true artist! Chris

Becky Nimoy on Aug 16 2013
Becky Nimoy
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thanks for your feedback leanda. im thinking i should remove the photos all together and put the name inside the wreath or something. it seems like the photo is ruining the delicacy im going for.

Becky Nimoy on Aug 16 2013
Becky Nimoy
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thanks for your feedback leanda. im thinking i should remove the photos all together and put the name inside the wreath or something. it seems like the photo is ruining the delicacy im going for.

Karen Glenn on Aug 08 2013
Karen Glenn
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Hi again Leanda, Apologies for the late reply, but thanks for getting back to me again on my hot dog entry--I really appreciate your help! PS Love your work!!!

Aspacia Kusulas on Aug 07 2013
Aspacia Kusulas
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Hi Leanda, thank you so much for your lovely comment for my golden christmas design :)

Karen Glenn on Aug 05 2013
Karen Glenn
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Hi Leanda--thanks for your kind words and suggestions for my hot dog entry! If you have a second, I would love it if you could let me know what you think of the changes.

Erica Krystek on Jul 30 2013
Erica Krystek
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Leanda, thank you so much for your sweet comment! Right back at you... I only wish I had the illustration skills that you do:) Your work is amazing!

Lori Wemple on Jul 30 2013
Lori Wemple
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Aw Leanda, what a really nice comment, thank you! I love your illustrations -- and that Cherry Pie poster is DEE-LICIOUS! Keep up the awesome work!! :)

Genna Cowsert on Jul 30 2013
Genna Cowsert
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback on my stationery design! Moving the stripes to the backer was a great idea and making the greeting smaller helped a lot. I think it is so much tighter now. Good luck in all you do!

Robin L. Andrews on Jul 28 2013
Robin L. Andrews
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Hi Leanda, thank you for nice comment on my crab house stationery design. I am just learning how to use textured artwork to create these types of effects, they add depth to flat surfaces. I am moving out of my corporate design comfort zone into the Minted stationery world, I love it. So more more fun. I love forward to see more of your work. Cheers, Robin

Jana Volfova on Jun 20 2013
Jana Volfova
  • Minted May 11, 2010
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Hi Leanda, I absolutely love your "all aboard" illustration. I also visited your website - you have a great style and so much talent - amazing work!

Carol Fazio on Jun 12 2013
Carol Fazio
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Hi Leanda, my pleasure! I hope was some help! Please feel free to comment on any of mine as well. This is a give and take community.

Erica Krystek on Jun 09 2013
Erica Krystek
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Thanks for your comments on my "festive baby mobile" design:) The first option "a" is for the "no words on the front" category (one of the editor-selected prizes). I'd love to know which you prefer. Thanks again, really appreciate it!

Betty Hatchett on Mar 22 2013
Betty Hatchett
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
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Hi Leanda! I just wanted to stop by and say that I pinned your amazing Cherry Pie poster before I ever knew it was on Minted. When I saw it on here, I was so excited that I was in the same awesome designer club as the brilliant creator of that poster :)

Kimberly Morgan on Jan 05 2012
Kimberly Morgan
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Hi again! "Liking" a design does 3 things, it lets the designer know you like their design, it lets other designers gauge how popular a design might be by seeing how many likes it has, and it gives the person doing the liking the ability to track their favorite designs during the voting process (meaning that during the period of time that voting is going on, you can sort designs by 'your favorites' as well as by designer or most recently submitted, etc.) I hope that makes sense. Voting means actually scoring the designs. Although the term voting is not really appropriate. A better term would be rating. During the time voting is open, designers and minted customers can come and rate as few or many of the designs as they wish/have time for. Many designers feel obligated to rate all of the designs in any competition they enter, but that's up to you. The top 20 designs from any competition are automatically made available for sale on minted. In addition, Minted will choose many more designs to sell. How long voting will be open, and how long until winners are announced is always a mystery! Your Cherry Pie entry is lovely. Good luck!

Katie Speelman on Jan 01 2012
Katie Speelman
  • Minted Aug 25, 2011
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I absolutely love your Cherry Pie Art Print. A favorite of mine! And welcome to minted!

Kimberly Morgan on Dec 27 2011
Kimberly Morgan
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Oops, should have checked first - looks like you got it!

Kimberly Morgan on Dec 27 2011
Kimberly Morgan
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I would just add in an updated version of your design. The original will still be there (it will become smaller, and your new version will take it's place) that way you will keep your Likes.

Kimberly Morgan on Dec 26 2011
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Hi Leandra, very fun design! to submit an edited version, simply go to "my design studio", click on "manage your collection", then click on "edit" under your design. You will have the choice to take it down and resubmit (all comments and 'likes' will be lost, or to upload an edited version. Hope that helps!