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1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. VALENTINES 2015 - not on the high st.

This coming Saturday is of course Valentine's Day and the stores are now full of cards, gifts, and wrap. I have had a browse around the card designs at Not on the High Street to pick out a few highlights, so if you have yet to buy or design your Valentines then here is some inspiration. We start with a fab modern geometric designs above and below from Mulk. And below : arrows and lovebirds

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13. DESIGNER - faye gollaglee

If you are a publisher, studio, or company in need of Valentines artwork then you might like to know that designer Faye Gollaglee has a selection of designs available for licensing or commissions.

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14. STATIONERY - rebecca stoner

We last saw designer Rebecca Stoner on P&P with her first licensed fabric collection Prairie for Dashwood Studio. Since then Rebecca has decided to open an Etsy shop and create patterns and illustrations on Cards, Notebooks, Calendars and Art Prints. Also just in a Christmas cards. As well as being busy with freelance work and setting up her Etsy Shop Rebecca has also started work on her second

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15. DESIGNER - clare tupper

Last month Clare Tupper won the Most Promising Designer/Artist 2014 at the Henries. The Henries are the UK's top awards for the greetings card industry. Over 15,000 cards were entered in 2014 with an impressive judging panel made up from 40 retailers including buyers for John Lewis, WH Smith and Paperchase. Clare studied a BA Hons in Textiles at Manchester Metropolitan University and now works

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16. CARDS - marks & spencer

Before we get more into Christmas design this month I thought I would post some of the lovely birthday and everyday cards spotted Marks & Spencer's recently. M&S are usually on trend with their cards, like this neon design above. Here are few snapshots from my local branch.

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17. reindeer cards

I've been practicing my printmaking skills, and although I'm playing around with screenprints, a linocut still works best for me. Here is what my holiday card looks like this year:

I'm bringing a few to the local art sale at The Arts Center, so here is a little herd all packed up and waiting to go.

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18. XMAS 2014 - wilko

Today I am looking at the Christmas 2014 ranges from Wilko. This UK retailer has really focused on design for the last few years and is a great place to look for lights and decorations. They have divided their Christmas offering into collections this year and we begin with Humbug which features bright yellow, magenta, cyan and black along with geometrics for a contemporary feel.

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19. NEW - biro robot

Sisters Lisa and Elena Gomez of biroRobot have a new range of products and prints up in their webshop. New designs include graphic floral mugs, limited edition screenprints and greetings cards. Lisa ans Elena are inspired by simple stlyish Scandinavian design and mid century modern aesthetics. All the new products featured can be viewed online here at biroRobot.

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20. TOP DRAWER 2015 - rosehip

As mentioned yesterday this week has seen the Top Drawer exhibition running in London. One of those showcasing new collections is Rosehip, the publishing company of Bristol based designer Silkie Lloyd. I am looking forward to seeing this fun new Rosehip art print collection that mixes cute painterly animals with colourful geometrics. Keep an eye on the Rosehip website for them to hopefully come

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21. SS 2015 - dot com gift shop

These notebooks are some of fresh new designs for the Dot Com Gift Shop's Spring Summer 2015 offering. Standout patterns include Mid Century Poppy (above) which features on products such as papercups, plates, napkins, and a flask. The London based business specialise in gifts and homewares and create all their exclusive designs in-house. Here are some pieces that caught my eye with plenty more

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22. VALENTINE'S 2015 - paperchase

After yesterday's sneak previews of future releases today we get back to Paperchase's current designs. February 14th is of course Valentine's Day and cards have already begun to appear in the shops. Paperchase have a wide selection of designs from sketchy humorous doodles to cute characters, such as these penguins above who also appear on gift mugs. Here are my pick of the Paperchase Valentine

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23. CARDS - jessica hogarth

Designer Jessica Hogarth exhibited at Top Drawer in London recently and showcased a new range of greetings cards. Jessica is based in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire coast where the seaside often influences her work. She loves to hand draw her designs and then work them into stylish and bright colour schemes. Next week Jessica exhibits at the Spring Fair in Birmingham. and you can find her cards

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24. CARDS - pennychoo

Pennychoo have a newly launched greetings card range called "Age Is Just A Number" which features 16 age-based birthday cards with a retro feel. Like all Pennychoo ranges it takes it's starting point from various vintage resources such as The Beano and vintage comics, old style school exercise books, carnival and circus posters, old arcade games, vintage firework packaging and the lettering on

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25. VALENTINES 2015 - john lewis

And still on the subject of Valentine's Day here are a few lovely cards spotted for sale on the John Lewis website.

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