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1. NEW SEASON - caroline gardner

We have been looking at new season designs recently so it was great to see what we can expect from Caroline Gardner for AW2015. They have a fab new collection called Pina Collada has recently been seen at the trade shows. The design features the on-trend motif of a pineapple which is mixed with sketchy flowers and grey painterly roses. Grey spot designs make for complimentary prints and the

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2. PAPERCHASE - card snaps part 1

Whilst we are on the subject of greetings cards I thought I would share some snapshots from my visit to Paperchase in London. I was there for the press show so it gave me the perfect excuse to snap some shots of the store as well. I particularly loved the new card showcase on the first floor which had bold cactus wallpaper teamed with vivid blue paneling and white wooden shelves. This new white

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3. PAPERCHASE - greetings cards

And we end today with a few more Paperchase cards - with some fresh new arrivals just landed online... And snapped in Paperchase London a bright selection of cards by the Archivist Gallery.

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4. PAPERCHASE - ruka ruka

I discovered these gorgeous Ruka Ruka age cards in Paperchase and thought they looked fabulously fun and bright. The designs have a retro look and a hint of the vintage circus style about them. With ages 1 to 10 the collection was designed by Ruka Ruka's founder Sinead Gray and was spotted in Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road in Lonon. You can also buy them online at Ruka Ruka or NOTHS.

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5. CARDS - pattern lounge

These cards are from the new 'The PL collection' by Bindya at Pattern Lounge. The designs are inspired by henna designs, Indian culture and colours but with a modern twist.

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6. CARDS - paperchase

And also catching my eye at Paperchase were these small but very beautiful letterpress greetings cards. Covering Birthdays, Thank you, and some left blank for any purpose it's a really striking collection.

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7. CARDS & WRAP - katie leamon

My second Conran Shop discovery was Katie Leamon after seeing her neon and kraft cards lined up on the card department shelf. Based in London this luxury card & stationery brand uses Katie's love of typography and illustration to produce timeless designs. The products are predominantly hand printed using individual polymer rubber stamps and besides the Conran Shop can also be found in stockists

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8. LATEST DESIGNS - jane farnham

Designer Jane Farnham has recently added some new cards and notebook designs to her Not on the High Street shop. Jane exhibited at BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair) in Harrogate earlier this year and managed to secured some stockists for her greetings cards and stationery. Camelot Fabrics have also licensed her designs for a new range called Gypsy Lane. Jane is currently looking for an agent and

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9. FATHER'S DAY 2015 - wilko

We end the week with a few last minute snap shots of some Father's Day cards ready for the event this Sunday. The cute designs at reasonable prices were spotted in UK store Wilko.

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10. FATHER'S DAY 2015 - paper salad

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday I thought I would post a few more last minute Father's Day cards. These cute collaged designs are by UK publisher Paper Salad and can be found in card shops now including Paperchase.

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11. FATHER'S DAY 2015 - marks & spencer

You might be popping out this weekend to pick up a Father's Day card ready for the big day on Sunday 21st June. So for our Friday eye candy I have looked at some of the Father's Day cards currently available on the UK high street (and online). We start with Marks & Spencer where my favourite was the fabulously bold type (above).

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12. FATHER'S DAY 2015 - paperchase

One of the go to places for a Father's Day card either online or in store has to be Paperchase. This year they have a nice mix of trendy geometrics and cute characters.

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13. FATHER'S DAY - caroline gardner

And we end today with some colourful graphic designs for Father's Day by Caroline Gardner.

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14. CARDS - noi publishing

One of my favourite card companies Noi Publishing have launched a new range of  small cards. These little blank cards will be suitable for any occasion with a mixture of quirky, cute and botanical designs. Look out for them in shops soon or if you are a retailer you can go online now to order.

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15. 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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16. 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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17. 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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18. 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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19. 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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20. 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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21. 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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22. 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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23. PG LIVE - shirley copperwhite

A week today will see the opening of London's premier greetings card show - Progressive Greetings Live. One of the artists appearing will be Dublin based designer Shirley Copperwhite. Shirley will be unveiling 50 new card designs, a new range of tea towels all printed in the UK along with lots of artwork available to license. Shirley is also known for her silk scarf designs and has a Society6

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24. PG LIVE - highlights

Here are a couple of other highlights that caught my eye from the PG Live preview. They include lovely bright notecards from Jane Ormes from ArtPress. Two designs feature in the pack - a small cat in jelly and a dog called Joseph who has a coat of many colours. This striking geometric coat design then features on the outer packaging. Also looking good is this new range of cards from

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25. PG LIVE - betty ettiquette

These lovely cards and notebooks will also be at the PG Live show next week. The designs are by Betty Etiquette a London based stationery brand and design studio established by husband and wife team, Rebecca & David Cahill Roots. Betty Etiquette stocked around the UK in card, gift shops and department stores and will be launching brand new ranges at PG Live 2015 on stand 679.

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