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1. CHRISTMAS 2016 - final round-up

This is a my final post on Christmas designs for 2016. (Although I do have something different to share tomorrow for P&Ps final post.) But for now we round off this current holiday season with a last look at some fab festive designs. We begin with The Art File where this colourful Christmas Tree pattern on cards and wrap was one of my absolute faves this year. Below : Two gorgeous

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2. CHRISTMAS 2016 - summer will be back

These beautiful Scandinavian style Christmas cards are by design company Summer will be back. The Copenhagen based business was founded in 2014 by Danish artist and designers Lisa Grue and Denis Sytmen. They found Christmas inspiration in their wintry Northern landscape with sleigh rides and the contrasts of colour between the sky and the snow. They regularly exhibit at trade shows in London

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3. CHRISTMAS 2016 - oliver bonas

With just one week to go before Christmas I'll be taking the opportunity to show a few last minute cards,etc as well as some of the seasonal  creations designers have been making for their portfolios and instagram challenges. We begin today with a few contemporary cards, wrap and decorations spotted at the fantastic Oliver Bonas.

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4. CHRISTMAS 2016 - paperchase part 2

It's time now for part 2 of my Paperchase Christmas 2016 round-up. We have more lovely cards today - most of which are not own branded but selected by Paperchase from other publishers. I loved the bold tree above by Rifle Paper Co. and the painterly brushstroke cards below. Scroll down for more Christmas cards, wrap, and decorations which this year included a Mexican theme.

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5. CHRISTMAS 2016 - paperchase part 1

Today I am posting just some of the fabulous Christmas designs spotted at Paperchase. I especially loved the inventiveness in these graphic tree designs used on wrapping paper, cards, and tags. Other highlights include stylised watercolour trees in various shades of green and turquoise and a highly detailed decorative deer. I took these snaps at Paperchase's main flagship store in London's

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6. CARDS - marks & Spencer

I am still talking Christmas design today by looking at Marks and Spencer. But to break things up a little I thought I would look at some of their everyday cards first. So below I have picked out some favourites that I hadn't blogged before and some new arrivals.... Read the rest of this post

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7. CHRISTMAS 2016 - marks and spencer

And here we have a selection of Christmas card designs from Marks & Spencer. They have some nice contemporary designs in their 2016 collection featuring fun typography and stylish touches like the perspex tree above.

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8. CHRISTMAS 2016 - waitrose

I am still showcasing some Christmas designs this week - to either inspire you creatively, show you what cards are available to buy right now, or maybe even to spot your own designs. We begin the week with cards from Waitrose, which is the supermarket arm of John Lewis. For their own brand exclusive collection Waitrose have gone for mainly black, gold, red, and white on kraft card to create a

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9. PAPER GOODS - red cap cards

There are some truly bold and beautiful designs currently available from Red Cap Cards so it seemed like a wonderful chance to post up a showcase. Red Cap Cards is based in California and was founded by husband and wife Hal Mertz and Carrie Gifford. They collaborate with talented designers and illustrators giving them a platform to get their work noticed. Current artists include Carolyn Gavin,

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10. CARDS - george at asda

Also from Asda are a selection of greetings cards which being a bit more trend driven also come under the George brand. A couple of prints on homeware also caught my eye with a very Autumnal patchwork duvet and winter pattern oven gloves.

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11. CARDS - belly button designs

I was thrilled to bit to find a parcel of lovely cards had arrived from Belly Button Designs who wanted to show Print & Pattern their latest collections. New designs include 'Platinum' (above & below) which features stylishly simple hand drawn type in with gold, pastel pink and bright acid green. There is also a pretty feminine range called 'Paloma' featuring fashion, florals

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12. CHRISTMAS 2016 - belly button designs

Talking of Belly Button Designs I noticed they had posted some brand new Christmas designs on their blog. In keeping with their everyday ranges we can expect a lot of metallics along with smart, simple typography and stylish illustrations.

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13. CARDS & WRAP - lagom

After not receiving any card samples for years - suddenly two packages came along in one week. Today we have some gorgeous new designs from UK based publisher Lagom on wrapping paper and cards. Lagom designs are sold in some of the most well-known retailers in the UK and they work with top artists and illustrators. We begin with this beautifully bold floral design by Monika Forsberg. 

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14. STORE SNAPS - selfridges

I was in London on Friday to visit 'Bowie Collector' event at Sotheby's and popped into Selfridge's at the same time to see what was in store in greetings, stationery, and home. Here are some of the things that caught my eye and made me reach for my camera... Read the rest of this post

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15. CHRISTMAS 2016 - anthropologie

I know it is only November but as I had visited Anthropologie on Friday it seemed a good time to mention their Christmas selection. I loved the folky felted letters, which are part of an entire alphabet of tree or garland decorations. The core of their offering this year was mainly designed by Portland based company Quill & Fox and below I have picked out a selection of items spotted online at

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16. PAPER GOODS - susse collection

Designer Susse Linton has a great little online shop selling her paper goods - such as these fun cactus cards. Susse has just added her Christmas designs to the store with lots of new Christmas cards and an A5 holiday activity book. The book contains patterned papers ready to make garlands, gift tags, etc. There is also a 2017 calendar featuring Susse's whimiscal illustrations. All available

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17. BOOK - paul farrell

You may remember I posted about the publication of a new book by designer Paul Farrell a few weeks ago. But now I have actually seen the book in the flesh I just had to post again with new pictures as it is just so full of beautiful graphics. Called 'Great Britain in Colour' it is a treasure trove of colour and shape across a whopping 240 pages - just a small sample of which I have snapped

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18. DESIGNER - karen thaco

These super cute illustrations are all the work of designer Karen Thaco. Karen is originally from Texas, but has lived in Mexico since childhood. Now curiosity has brought her back in Texas she is working as a freelance designer with a passion for graphics and children's design. Karen loves designing patterns, cards, paper, postcards, educational materials and gifts. She is always ready to work

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19. CARDS - pressed & folded

Pressed & Folded was launched in January 2016  by James & Malissa Brown. They have a fabulous range of card collections including Shapes (above & below), Geometrics, and Floral. They also a new collection of Christmas cards available in ten different designs that can be purchased individually or in packs of 6.

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20. DESIGNER - carolyn suzuki

I am so pleased to have another mega talented designer joining the P&P 'Designers for Hire' Directory this week. Carolyn Suzuki is based in Los Angeles where she loves to draw and paint. She has a real zest for life which she hopes comes over in her colourful, exuberant and sometimes whimsical work. Carolyn has owned a successful greeting card business for the past five years, selling her wares

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21. CHRISTMAS 2016 - john lewis

Now we are in December Print & Pattern will be going full steam ahead on Christmas design. I'll be posting the various cards and wrap I have spotted online and in stores, mainly in the UK. We start the week with Britain's favourite department store John Lewis. Here are a selection of cards from publishers such as Caroline Gardner, Hammond Gower, Cardmix, The Art File and of course John Lewis' '

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22. CHRISTMAS 2016 - john lewis

John Lewis have created an Alpine collection for their Christmas ranges in 2016. The theme for the range is 'Chamonix - inspired by The Alps' and features on food gift packaging, decorations, cushions, tablecloths, cards, wrap, and more. The motifs are folk inspired but very contemporary in style. A modern red, white and blue theme is used throughout the whole collection to create a coherent

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23. CHRISTMAS 2016 - whistlefish

Our next range of lovely Christmas cards come from Whistlefish, an art company based in Cornwall which creates greeting cards, gift wrap, stationery and gifts. Whistlefish have a wide selection of designs from modern to traditional priced at just £1.00 plus you can shop online in the UK and internationally. Here are some of my favourites from their Christmas 2016 collection... Read the rest of this post

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24. CHRISTMAS 2016 - selfridges

One of London's most famous department stores is Selfridges, and I was lucky enough to be able to pop into their Christmas store recently. I found stylish festive paper goods from Meri Meri, personalised wrapping paper, stylish packaging on chocolates and games, and a selection of stylish Christmas cards by publishers such as 1973, Caoline Gardner, and Belly Button Designs.

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25. CARDS & WRAP - really good/soul

UK card publishers Really Good, and sister company Soul have sent in some of their latest designs on cards, wrap, notebooks and gifts. Here are some of the new arrivals from their "Soul Studio" and "Always Fabulous" ranges.... Read the rest of this post

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