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1. EASTER 2014 - caroline gardner

It's Easter week here on Print & pattern and today we begin with Caroline Gardener where I found designs online from Ocado and Orchard cards. You can also buy all of Caroline's products direct including cards, wrap, gifts and homewares online here.

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2. EASTER 2014 - meri meri

The next Easter selection is from Meri Meri, a paper goods company that began in Los Angeles and is now based in Cheltenham, England. Easter products include baking gifts such as tea towels (above) and cookie cutters (below) along with crackers, decorations and cards. Meri Meri is sold in stockists all over the world including Selfridges, John Lewis, and Amazon. See here for their UK shop or US

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3. EASTER 2014 - round-up

And here are a selection of Easter bits and pieces that have caught my eye around the web. Above and below two Easter cards by Fays Studio. Below : Easter decorations from The Contemporary Home. Below : Lovely spring pastel colours on Egg Cosies from Little Ella James. Below - paper cut printables including Easter bunny, card and basket available as a set of instant downloads from

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4. EASTER 2014 - sainsbury's

For their design theme this Easter Sainsbury's have gone for a fun Humpty Dumpty theme which features on beakers, cups, plates, napkins and cards. Here are a few Easter items spotted in my local store.

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5. EASTER 2014 - petra boase

If bunnies and chicks are not for you this Easter you could find something much more sophisticated at Petra Boase. Theare six different bird cards in her range, along with a co-ordinating gift wrap would make a very stylish Easter alternative. Each card has a printed design embellished with an embroidered bird that has an iron-on backing so it can be removed from the card and ironed on to a

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6. EASTER 2014 - paperchase

Our Easter design coverage continues with at look at Britain's top card and stationery shop Paperchase. This year they have some fabulous folk bunny designs which feature on cards, mugs, and matryoshka style nesting rabbits. There other key design features cute chicks made from yellow spots. See more designs in stores now and online here.

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7. EASTER 2014 - wilko

Wilko have a fun selection of budget cards which would be ideal for younger shoppers on a budget. These snaps were taken in store where I picked out a few designs to highlight for P+P.

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8. EASTER 2014 - marks & spencer cards

Next Friday sees the start of the Easter Holidays with Easter Sunday falling on 20th April. To celebrate this week Print & Pattern will be looking at Easter design from some of the major UK players. I start with Marks & Spencer who have done a great job this year with their Easter cards, a selection of which are posted here. I love the folk style rabbit (above & below) and see which designers

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9. EASTER 2014 - darling clementine

For the Easter range this year Marks & Spencer have collaborated with the fantastic Norwegian design duo Darling Clementine. This follows M&S's pattern of working with great designers on their Easter ranges having previously worked with Jane Ormes and Isak. We begin the post with Darling Clementine's own images and then follow with snapshots and web pics of how M&S used their gorgeous motifs on

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10. EASTER 2014 - marks & spencer

And finally from Marks & Spencer a few designs on cards, wrap and gift bags which also follow through onto packaging and decorations.

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11. WALL ART - kapitza

Design studio Kapitza launched their brand new collection of wall prints last Monday in Milan during the Salone del Mobile 2014 (Milan Design Week). The collection features eighteen fresh and energetic graphic art prints in various sizes which would add a touch of colour to every interior. Kapitza would also like to give everyone who can't be at the Milan show 20% off all their books and prints

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12. FABRICS - fabric rehab

For our regular Friday eye candy (where we post designs just for the enjoyment of gazing at lovely patterns) Here are some choice picks of prints from the 'What's new' section at Fabric Rehab.

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13. CARDS - xenia taler

Xenia Taler design Inc have been steadily increasing their card collection with lots of new designs and they are currently seeking a distributor in the UK. If anyone is interested they can contact Xenia directly at this email : info@xeniataler.com.

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14. DESIGNER - alisse courter

Alisse Courter is a surface designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Alisse has a background in the apparel industry, and she has been a children's clothing designer/cad artist for the last ten years. Her work is ideally suited to stationery, homewares, or any surface and Alisse is open to licensing opportunities. Alisse will also be exhibiting at Surtex for the first time next month and you can see

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15. KIDS DESIGN - petit collage

Petit Collage are now offering personalised prints. Each illustration is printed directly on sustainably harvested maple in their San Francisco studio and framed in a beautiful, modern 8"x10" white ready-to-hang frame. There are more than a dozen designs to choose from and each one can add a personal touch to any room. As seen online here at Petit Collage.

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16. DESIGNER - sabine reinhart

Sabine Reinhart has been busy working on adding character design to her portfolio after after years of concentrating on floral designs. This collection came about as a result of taking part in Lilla Roger's design e-course 'boot camp'. Lilla set the brief for her to students to illustrate jelly (Jell-o) and Sabine came up with these cute designs based on mice and other animals in a garden. See

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17. FABRICS - plush addict

I love browsing through fabric websites and it was great to look through the 2000 plus designs available at Plush Addict. The webstore is one year old today and to celebrate they have 10% off everything across the board and are they having a prize draw to wine a £250 trolley dash trolley dash in their warehouse (which is very big and brimming with fabric!) plus up to £100 towards travel

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18. DESIGNER - anneline sophia

Designer Anneline Sophia has a new collection of fabric designs with Modern Yardage. 'Colorful Mexico' is as the name suggests, inspired by the bold and bright colours of the fabrics, folk art, embroidery, festivals and people of Mexico.  As the fabric is digitally printed, the colours are beautiful and vibrant. The designs are available in different scales and colourways online here. Anneline

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19. UPPERCASE - surface design special

Issue 21 of UPPERCASE magazine is a Surface Pattern Special and features heaps of information on relevant topics such as Surtex and Spoonflower, and tips from Lilla Rogers, Lotta Jansdotter, and from Print & Pattern where I give my Top Ten tips to anyone who is starting out in the field. There are also a 100 artists profiled along with examples of their gorgeous designs. You can buy UPPERCASE

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20. DESIGNER - elizabeth olwen

Elizabeth Olwen is a Toronto-based surface pattern designer and licensing artist whose has first collection for Cloud9 Fabrics has just started shipping to stores. This beautiful range of organic cotton prints are called 'Grey Abbey' and are named after a little town in Ireland. Elisabeth also has another collection launching with Cloud9 in the Autumn. Elizabeth also has a selection of paper

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21. NEW ARRIVALS - hus & hem

These are some of the interesting new arrivals at online store Hus & Hem who specialise in bringing Scandinavian design to the UK. These coasters (above & below) are by Bengt Lindberg and Lotta Glave and are based on scenes around their native city of Stockholm. Also posted are cushions and fabrics from Klippan by Amanda Boierth & Matilda Ekström and followed by a leaf design from Spira by

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22. NEXT - store snaps

A busy schedule last week caused me to miss my usual Friday eye candy post - where I had planned to upload a small selection of snapshots from Next. So here are some patterns and prints spotted in store recently on cushions, bedding, and picture frames.

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23. DOT COM GIFT SHOP - tea towels etc.

Most of today's posts are highlights from fun online store 'The Dot Com Gift Shop' where I enjoyed browsing around their colourful products for home and gift. These Tea Towels with a real vintage flavour caught my eye along with items using retro mod style fabrics. All available now from the Dot Com Gift Shop.

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24. DOT COM GIFT SHOP - sewing

Staying with the Dot Com Gift Shop come this range of sewing related gifts - perfect for fans of the Sewing Bee television series which has it's final on BBC TV tonight. Products include sewing boxes and drawers, greetings cards, and ribbon. As seen online here.

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25. DOT COM GIFT SHOP - kids design

And finally from the Dot Com Gift Shop comes a selection of items for children with vintage style bright greetings cards and stylish card stacking blocks. Everything posted and more is available online here.

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