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1. STORESNAPS - ka de we

P&P is back after it's annual Easter break and over the holiday I spent a few days in Berlin to take part in a David Bowie tour. So today to ease back into working I have posted some snapshots of various prints & patterns spotted in the German capital. All of these designs were snapped in 'Ka De We' which is actually continental Europe's largest department store. We start with bedlinen by

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2. STORESNAPS - ka de we pt.2

Whilst in Berlin I had a small amount of time to check out the shops - and headed first to Ka De We as it was where David Bowie did his shopping whilst living in the city and it is also mentioned in his song 'Where are we now'. Here are some more snaps of designs spotted in the store including this cute cases from Mini Labo.

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3. CARDS - black olive

I love these fresh new card designs from Black Olive. The first four are from their 'Sophia' range with its lovely pastel geometrics and florals. There are also new additions to their 'Annali' collection and a new age range with pretty floral decorated numbers called 'Eloise'.

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4. NEW COLLECTION - kitty mccall

UK interiors brand Kitty McCall have released their latest collection this month called 'Tropicalia' which is bang on trend for SS15. The range was designed by Catherine Nice a UK based artist and textile designer who named the company after her grandmother Kitty. Tropicalia includes a range of miniature cards, cushions, art prints and fabric letters. The launch also coincides with a redesign

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5. DESIGNER - rocket 68

Rocket 68 have created a brand new range of  A5 notebooks called 'Colour Multiply'. There are six designs in the series which were inspired by Swiss Modernism and designed by Rocket 68's illustrator Jill White. All the FSC books are printed in the UK on matt board. Also new from Rocket 68 is Ahoy! a seaside collection of six designs that are available as postcards and greetings cards and is

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6. MOTHER'S DAY - tesco

Today I am posting some snapshots on the theme of Mother's Day cards. We begin with Tesco who have a good selection of contemporary designs, most of which are exclusive and specially designed for them. This year they have a lot of colourful folky florals and pretty typography.

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7. MOTHER'S DAY - wh smith

Our next selection of snapshots come from UK stationer WH Smith .... Read the rest of this post

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8. MOTHER'S DAY - wilko

And finally a few cards spotted in Wilko - where nice modern card designs come at a really good value price.

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9. MOTHER'S DAY - noi publishing

These pretty greetings card designs are from Noi Publishing's 2015 Spring Seasons range. Designed by Tracy Francis, Noi's creative founder, there are six cards in the Mother's Day collection which you can see online here and in stockists.

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10. MOTHER'S DAY - marks & spencer

Next up we have a small selection of Mother's Day cards and gifts from Marks & Spencer. This year they have some lovely florals on not only cards but also in note cards, bookmarks, wrapping paper and journals. Lots of designs have already sold out online but are still available in stores.

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11. MOTHERS DAY - 2015 cards

Today we have a little round-up of Mother's Day card designs from a variety of publishers. The first three designs (above & below) are cute and fun for younger children to give and are by Paper Salad. Below : Beautiful designs from the 'Flowers and Things' 2015 range by Stop the Clock. Below : Stylish designs from The Rifle Paper Co. Below : Beautiful pastels on

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12. MOTHER'S DAY - 1973

Nineteen Seventy Three have a selection of modern Mother's Day cards on sale this year featuring contemporary typography and bold graphics. Not really for Mother's Day but still from Nineteen Seventy Three I couldn't resist posting some images of their brand new wrapping papers featuring geometric shapes and Swallow birds.

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13. MOTHER'S DAY - john lewis

This coming Sunday is Mother's Day in the UK and in various places around the world. I will be showcasing a selection of designs this week starting with John Lewis. Publishers and designers in their 2015 card offering include Caroline Gardner, Kirstie Allsop, Rachel Cave, Ellen Giggenbach and The Art File.

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14. MOTHER'S DAY - paperchase

Paperchase have a more contemporary offering for their Mother's Day range. Look out for this cute hand drawn bear and type and a range of floral border cards.

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15. VALENTINES 2015 - store snaps

And here is a little round-up of some more Valentine's cards spotted in stores. Starting with Tesco who had several modern typographic designs. And a few designs seen in book store Waterstones.  and finally three designs snapped in WH Smith... Read the rest of this post

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16. VALENTINES 2015 - rifle paper co.

The Rifle Paper Co. and it's wonderful designer Anna Bond are a company that have been real trendsetters over the past couple of years and have influenced a whole floral and typographic style. But the Rifle Paper Co. was where the whole look began and here are some of their Valentine designs for 2015. If you happen to live in Los Angeles look out for their pop-up shop which opens on Friday and

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17. VALENTINES 2015 - victoria johnson

And for our final Valentine post today we have some brand new designs that have just been created by Victoria Johnson. Available now for licensing or commissions Victoria recently joined the newly opened agency Jennifer Nelson Artists. If you like the look of these artworks you can see more from Victoria's portfolio online here.

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18. SPRING SEASON - caroline gardner

These gorgeous heart designs are part of Caroline Gardner's 2015 Valentines collection and feature on gift wrap and bags. I have also picked out several Valentine cards which can found in stores all over the UK and overseas. I couldn't resist posting some of the latest designs on everyday greetings cards and notebooks which feature a fabulous mix of clean lined geometrics and bold painterly

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19. VALENTINES 2015 - think of me

Today's first Valentine's designs come from UK card publisher 'Think of Me'. They have used their clean and contemporary style to create some bright heart based designs. I also picked out a few of their other card designs as I love their colourful graphic style. Think of Me's cards are sold in big stores and independent gift shops in the UK and internationally.

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20. CARDS - the art group/paper rose

The Art Group have some lovely watercolour designs by Margaret Berg suitable for any occasion, and a 2015 Valentine’s Day collection that features quirky ink typography from artist Jade Walsh, plus cute illustrations from the popular range Cherry On Top. The full collections are available online here. And from sister company Paper Rose comes this owl design (below) by Clare Tupper

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21. SPRING 2015 - liz & pip

It is my final day of featuring Valentine's designs. Today we have the super cute card publishers Liz & Pip. Designers Liz Smith and Pip Griggs always come up with some colourful and stylish designs like the large heart made of little hearts above. Liz & Pip also have some new floral designs for spring on greetings cards as well as packs of blank notecards. See more from Liz & Pip online here.

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22. CARDS - riverside

Becky Martin is the Design Manager for Riverside cards, and her latest range is called 'Flitz' which gave Becky a chance to create a younger trend driven range and indulge her love of pattern design with florals and geometrics. Based in Yorkshire Riverside is a family owned business which was established in 1991.

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23. CARDS & WRAP - dot com gift shop

These bold new card and wrapping paper designs caught my eye at the DotCom Gift Shop this week. There are two designs available - the first is "vintage apples" and the second "folkart animals'. Apples are one of my favourite pattern subjects and this one has some really interesting centre motifs. As spotted online here.

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24. CARDS - kristin knych

Kristin Knych is a freelance graphic designer who has for the last ten years has specialised in stationery/print/product development. This year Kristin has launched her own line of hand screen printed cards which she describes as bold and bright with a bit of whimsy. They are available in her Etsy shop Doodle Bird Design.

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25. WALL ART - jo chambers

I had a wonderful chance recently to work with artist Jo Chambers of Studio Legohead. Jo created portraits of my two cats for me - which you can see in these snaps hanging on my wall. Oxford based Jo has an Etsy shop where she offers custom pet portraits as well as cards and prints. Her latest card range is called Dolled Up Dogs featuring canines with pink cheeks, occasional eyeshadow and

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