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1. CARDS - new from paper salad

Our Friday eye candy today comes from UK card publisher Paper Salad. They have added some new occasion cards to their 'Pretty Things' range which were launched at "Progressive Greetings Live" in London last month. They feature cheerful hand painted stars, clouds, flowers etc and the typography is simple and hand written. You can see all these designs and more online at Paper Salad.

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2. PAPERCHASE - father's day

June 19th is of course Father's Day and I spotted a few designs in Paperchase this week. There is something for all ages to send to their dad's from cute bears to trendy turntables. Some designs are available online with more choices in stores.

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3. PAPERCHASE - cards

And we finish up our greetings card themed Friday with a mixed selection of  designs from Paperchase.  

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4. CARDS - susan driscoll for black olive

Susan Driscoll of The Print Tree has  just designed a new range of blank art cards for Black Olive Studio. This lovely greetings collection is called MIMIE and features 11 different designs that use Susan's typical vivid colour schemes which mix acid brights with black and white or pastels.

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5. CARDS - black olive studio

And also new from Black Olive Studio is this fun Palm Springs collection. The colour palette is sunny and fresh with metallic gold details and bright yellow envelopes and there are 9 different designs in total.

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6. DESIGNER - rebecca prinn

Last year designer Rebecca Prinn was working at Riverside Plus Ltd creating fab card designs. She is now working freelance for greetings cards and gift wrap, and is represented by Advocate Art. Rebecca loves surface pattern and would really like to get into designing for fabrics. Her big love is florals, and playing with different techniques and mark making to create unpredictable results.  

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7. ONLINE STORE - psikhouvanjou

After the UK bank holiday I thought I would return with some fun design items from Dutch company Psikhouvanjou. This fun, colourful design led store work with many designers you will recognise such as Helen Dardik, Ingela P Arrhenius, Suzy Ultman, Darling Clementine and many more. Here I have picked out some postcards, art prints, and accessories that were all spotted on the Psikhouvanjou

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8. CARDS - rosalind maroney

These cute cards are by designer Rosalind Maroney and were created for her Etsy Shop. Rosalind is also busy freelancing, and working on her first children's book commissions alongside her usual product work. She was especially excited about getting some of her own work in her own name out there with these cards!. Find them online here.

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9. ETSY - fran wood design

Fran Wood has produced a new range of designs, which she has turned into screen prints, greeting cards and a tea towel. These designs all include simple animal illustrations and patterns influenced by 1970s textile and graphic motifs. The range is called 'Nouveau Animals', as Fran had noticed a strong influence of Art Nouveau during the period - some of which can be seen in her work. All Fran's

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10. STORE SNAPS - george at asda

For today's Friday eye candy we turn to another UK supermarket and look at the latest arrivals in childrenswear by George at Asda. Highlights include tropical prints with pink flamingos, exotic elephants and doodled bows. Available in stores and online here. Also spotted in my local store were a few greetings cards from

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11. CARDS - yours madly

Maddy Nye is the designer behind these striking typographic cards which she creates under the label Yours Madly, Maddy is a freelance graphic designer based in Minneapolis. Featuring colourful condensed type there are twenty one cards in the collection so you are sure to find a word for any occasion. As spotted online here.

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12. CARDS - velvet olive

Black Olive have been publishing beautiful design led greetings cards since 2009. Based in North London they work with talented, contemporary designers, artists and makers. New ranges include Karlotta featuring serene cars and quirky dogs, complimented by bold florals (above) and geometric patterns. Hugo (below) is a new collection for 'Little Tots', and Pink Tambourine is a riot of painterly

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13. CARDS & WRAP - marks and spencer

Today has been all about greetings cards on P&P so we finish with some more designs from Marks & Spencer. Here are a few choice examples from their latest arrivals on cards and wrap.

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14. NEW WORK - sarah walsh

Wonderful artist Sarah Walsh has created a new card line with Studio Ink out this month. It's a fun 10 card collection featuring hand lettering and hand drawn illustrations that were all inspired by the 80's with bubble gum colors, roller skates, pizza, unicorns and neon inks with embossed detail. Sarah also included patterns on the inside of the cards together with a beautiful hand lettered

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15. KIDS DESIGN - a little lovely company

These cute design are all from the Dutch based 'A Little Lovely Company'. The business was founded in 2013 by designers Judith de Ruijter & Nikki Hateley, and it has become known for it's fashionable lightbox lamps which use typography to create messages, names and slogans. Their philosophy is to design products that can make life a little more lovely and their current range includes toys,

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16. CARDS - louise tiler

Louise Tiler was showing her latest card designs at Top Drawer in London last week and I couldn't resist showcasing some of her beautiful designs here on P&P. Louise has created a range of cards that is a fabulous mix of very simple typography and bright colourful blooms. Besides her card ranges Louise is also a freelance surface pattern designer from Yorkshire who is now based in Saltaire. She

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17. CARDS - louise and lygo

Another exhibitor at Top Drawer has been Louise and Lygo.  This Welsh based greetings company is the work of Louise Baker who creates the designs, which use lots of hand drawn typography, and Buick Lygo who works behind the scenes. Louise and Lygo supply stores around the UK, and internationally and showcased their ranges at Top Drawer for the first time. As seen online here and at NOTHS.

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18. DESIGNER - camille medina

Camille Medina is a French illustrator based in the UK. She published her first children's picture book, 'Baby Bubbles and the Rainbows', with author Sue Rowbotham in May 2015, and is currently working on a variety of projects ranging from children’s picture books to illustrations for branded merchandise. Camilles light-hearted illustrations combine digital and traditional techniques, and are

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19. DESIGNER - suzy taylor

Designer Suzy Taylor was born and bred in London but moved to Devon six months ago. Suzy has been a papercutting artist for about ten years but is now changing direction into surface pattern and has just had her first design licensed by Museums & Galleries for wrapping paper for John Lewis and Waterstones (Dragonflies pattern above).  Blank Quilting in the US have also licensed some of her

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20. CARDS - velvet olive

There have been some great new arrivals at Velvet Olive since I last posted about their beautiful cards. This fab UK based publisher has new ranges including the stylish geometrics of Tessellate, Enter Mattern and Neon Nights, colourful animal illustrations from Lucie Sheridan, chic birthday ages in Mint & Gold, and dreamy watercolours in Aquarelle. More new designs are also being launched at

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21. VALENTINE'S 2016 - round-up

This Sunday will be Valentine's Day so with just  a few days left to purchase cards I have collected together a round-up of some of the designs spotted by P&P. First up are these beautiful and romantic designs from Noi Publishing. This sweet designs below are from UK card company - Stop the Clock Designs. These sophisticated and stylish designs below by Postco, Steph Baxter

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22. MOTHER'S DAY 2016 - cath kidston

We continue looking at Mother's Day design with a look at the cards and gifts from Cath Kidston. They have a nice selection of floral cards and very pretty packaging on scented candles, along with a special mum's mug and other items such as stationery, scarves, and make-up bags.

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23. PAPERCHASE - cards & wrap

And we end the Paperchase review with a look at some the latest greetings cards. Highlights for me included this cute llama design above, colour in cards, and hand drawn calligraphy over painterly background prints.

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24. NEW SEASON - oliver bonas

A new week begins with fresh designs from boutique Oliver Bonas. This UK design led retailer has 51 shops across the country and a lovely online store. New arrivals for Spring Summer 2016 include beautiful packaging on soaps and toiletries, typographic wall art, geometric cushions, painterly greetings cards, and a Memphis style notebook. You can see these items and lots more home and fashion

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25. CARDS - sarah kelleher

Not Easter cards, but just as fun and colourful are these designs by Sarah Kelleher. Sarah is based in Milton Keynes and has recently decided to follow her dream and create her own collection of products. Currently she has five card ranges available including bright crayon designs on blackboard painterly florals, and a children's collection. Sarah exhibited a PG Live and is currently working on

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