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1. XMAS 2014 - cath kidston

In this last week before Christmas I wanted to bring you as many Christmas snaps as I could and we start today with Cath Kidston. Their Christmas collection this year centres around this seasons 'Townhouses' print mixed with an earlier stars pattern which is recoloured to bring the whole scheme together. In the range are cards, roll wrap, sticky labels, ribbons, gift boxes, kitchenware and much

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2. XMAS 2014 - clinton cards

And a few more interesting card designs spotted in Clinton. The baubles (above and below) are part of the Collage range UK greetings, and there are lots of cards from the USA (Clintons is now part of American Greetings), as well as great value cards in the Simply Clinton range.

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3. DESIGNER - hannah sessions

Hannah Sessions has just finished the MATS (Make art that sells) course by Lilla Rogers and is now setting herself up as a full time freelance designer. Based in St.Albans UK Hannah studied Textile Design at Central Saint Martins and worked for design agencies where she created work for clients such as Marks & Spencer.  Here are some examples from Hannah's design portfolio and she is very keen

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4. PAPERCHASE - xmas decorations

I have a final look at Paperchase's 2014 Chrismtas offering today. We start with a look at their quirky modern decorations. They have a wide range of hanging tree decorations, wreaths that are far from traditional and many styles and sizes of reindeer. Look out also for crackers and tableware. This years metallic trend seemed to be copper, or rose gold, and their was plenty of neon pink, orange

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5. PAPERCHASE - ritz glitz

Looking forward to the new year Paperchase have created a party collection with a 2015 New Year's Eve theme. Based around a gold chevron design and chic black and white its a sophisticated range of plates, garlands, confetti and anything you need to put on a party. See more of the Paperchase "Ritz Glitz" range online here.

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6. PAPERCHASE - xmas cards 2014

It's our final week before Christmas and a last chance to look at seasonal design. The week kicks off with a look at Christmas cards and wrapping papers from the UK's best stationers 'Paperchase'. Their stores always offer a great contemporary mix of exclusive cards and carefully chosen designs from other publishers, and of course most of their holiday products can now be bought online. Here

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7. PAPERCHASE - xmas wrap

And still with Paperchase we have a selection of wrapping papers, gift bags and boxes. Designs include these striking graphic trees, neon fairisle and colourful knits, as well as cute characters, Scandi folk motifs and stylish foxes. Scroll down for a selection and go online to see more.

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8. DESIGNER - suzanne washington

Designer Suzanne Washington spotted some of her Christmas designs in the recent P&P John Lewis post and thought we might like to see some of her latest updated work. Suzanne has an online portfolio here and would welcome projects, commissions, licensing and all creative opportunities for product areas such as gift, greetings, fashion and home.

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9. ETSY SHOP - rachel cave

A designer whom I really admire Rachel Cave has just starting selling a few postcards, prints, and greetings cards on Etsy for the first time. Rachel currently has a fabulous set of eight contemporary Christmas cards listed and future plans include mugs. Check out Rachel's new shop online here or for her main portfolio website click here.

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10. XMAS 2014 - ink sandwich

Here are some more great Christmas cards, this time from Ink Sandwich, the label of  designer Annabel Dakin. All of the cards in Annabel's Christmas range are hand screen printed in the UK on FSC card. Available individually or is a set of 8 different designs online here.

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11. XMAS 2014 - store snaps

And finally today a few more Christmas cards spotted whilst out and about on the high street. The first selection are from Waterstones. Spotted in Asda - a cute owl design and neon pink bauble on a chalkboard base. and a few designs from Next.

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12. XMAS 2015 - john lewis

I am looking at the variety of Christmas design in John Lewis today. John Lewis is the Uks largest department store and recently celebrated their 150th Birthday. We Start with Christmas cards where brands stocked include Caroline Gardner, Belly Button Designs, Lagom, Velvet Olive and of course their own exclusive ranges. Colourful, Scandinavian, cute, graphic or classic there is something for

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13. XMAS 2014 - john lewis pt.2

Also spotted in John Lewis were these super cute advent boxes which can be hung on a tree and filled with treats. The illustrations are part of a wider range which also features on food packaging, gift wrap, crackers, etc and includes an ice skating sausage dog all unified by colourful stripes. Also shown are a selection of John Lewis' gift wraps and tags, cake tins, and crackers. Their wider

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14. NEW WORK - kat kalindi cameron

These folksy festive patterns and artwork were created by designer Kat Kalindi Cameron for craft magazine Mollie Makes. Kat designed them for their issue #46 as Festive Pull-out stationery papers, which could be used for wrapping, crafting, or they would also look great up on the wall. The magazine also features their 2015 Calendar and other festive craft goodies.

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15. DESIGNER - studio noodles

Lisa Jane Dahr is a new illustrator and surface pattern designer from Gower in Wales but is now based in London. Lisa loves to draw, sketch and paint and works under the label Studio Noodles. She is a new illustrator and surface pattern designer and a recent graduate of Make Art the Sells with Lilla Rogers and The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design. Here are some examples of Lisa's work,

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16. XMAS 2014 - mel smith

Designer Mel Smith has created a bold and retro styled set of Christmas cards for 2014. Mel is offering them separately or as mixed sets of six cards in her Etsy shop. She also has a new collection called 'Travel Bug - Morocco' which went on sale for the first time last week at Made in Clerkenwell. Available as a range of tableware inspired by her adventures in Marrakesh, with a palette

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17. XMAS 2014 - frausieben

Also spotted on Etsy recently were these modern geometric cards by Trixi Angermuller aka Frausieben who is based in Hamburg, Germany. If you like simple pared down shapes and cool colours for Christmas then these could be just for you.

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18. XMAS 2015 - sainsbury's

Today's final Christmas selection comes from UK supermarket Sainsbury's. They have some stylish designs this year including these sweet birds and a Christmas tree that if full of little details. Other highlights include a Scandinavian style set of folky designs on ktaft card and a blue and silver themed wrap collection with a winter trees print.

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19. NEW WORK - nastja holtfreter

Nastja Holtfreter is an illustrator and surface designer living in Berlin, Germany, who specialises in postcards, paper goods  and giftware, and also writes and illustrates books. Here are some examples from her portfolio plus a selection of Christmas designs which she will posting on her blog everyday until Christmas eve. You can follow along with her progress online here.

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20. DESIGNER - jess bruggink

Jess Bruggink is a designer based in Minneapolis. She studied Graphic Design in Michigan after being inspired by Martha Stewart as a child. Jess currently designs stationery at Mara Mi but also works on her own freelance projects and artworks in her spare time, and loves designing wedding invitations for her friends. Jess brings a keen eye for color, pattern, and typography to every project.

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21. VINTAGE - winter's moon

For today's Friday eye candy I could not resist this striking vintage tin spotted at Winter's Moon. Not surprisingly the tin has already been sold - but I thought it was still well worth posting for the sheer beauty of it's stylised graphic trees. Also catching my eye were floral greetings cards and a patterned rolling pin. Winter's Moon have also revived a 1965 fabric design by

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22. STORE SNAPS - accessorize

I loved this 'Wilderness' collection spotted recently in Accessorize. The lovely woodland design (below) is rich and quite formal, but is complimented by a more painterly floral (above) in light pink or turquoise. The designs feature on various stationery items and gifts such as lip balms with beautifully designed packaging. Here are some snap shots from my local store and some more detailed

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23. STORE SNAPS - rfh shop

Here are some more bits and pieces spotted whilst out and about recently at the Royal Festival Hall shop in London. This beautiful design shop is well worth a visit and is on the Southbank just 2 minutes from Waterloo station. On my last visit I spotted this mug (above) from 'The Tiny Collection' by Eleanor Stuart and bags (below) by The Pattern Guild. These are followed by colourful fabric

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24. NEW COLLECTIONS - lilipinso & co

Secret Garden is a new decoration collection by Susan Driscoll for Lilipinso. It is a beautiful range of floral prints in a sophisticated colour palette and appears on wall stickers, rugs, wallpaper and art prints. Lilipinso is a French company companyfounded by Sandrine Guigou who specialise in decor for children's rooms and work with lots of fab designers to bring style to their ranges.

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25. XMAS 2014 - wh smith

And we round off today with some snapshots of 2014 Christmas cards spotted in the UK high street stationers Wh Smith. They have some fun graphic style cards featuring animals skiing, snowboarding etc, as well as knitted owls, colourful stripes reminiscent of washi tapes, and designs by Kirstie Allsop.

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