26 May 2015

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 shop for cushions, prints etc. Anyone attending the show will find Shirley in the Artists Quarter of PG Live from 2nd - 3rd June on stand 164.












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 Black Olive called 'Ruby' featuring floral collages.


Paper Salad are celebrating ten years in business with their stand at PG Live this year so expect some fab new designs on cards, bags and wrap. Anyone attending PG Live in London next will find Paper Salad Black Olive and ArtPress at the show which is open on June 2nd 3rd.



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.




22 May 2015

FABRICS - art gallery : playing pop

Art Gallery Fabrics have listed some of their forthcoming collections for 2015, and showcased them at the Quilt Fair this week. One of those that really appealed to me was Playing Pop. This lively collection was designed in house by the AGF Studio and features two different colour groups. Here's how AGF describe the collection "Bits and pieces of upbeat sounds get illustrated on the same page with fun blooms & modern shapes. Energetic strokes in saturated colors add to this sugarcoated palette with a little fizz & lots of pop!" Expected in store Sept 2015 you can see all the AGF previews from their Quilt Fair catalogue online here.







FABRICS - sarah campbell

Legendary designer Sarah Campbell has created a fabric collection called ‘Melodies’, produced with the US company Michael Miller. It features super colourful, painterly birds, leaves, florals, spots, dots, and geos. The collection features ten pattern designs in two colour groups will be available for shipping at the end of June.






FABRICS - lewis & irene

For today's Friday eye candy we are taking at look at some of the lovely fabric prints available from UK company Lewis & Irene. Some of the designs are available right now, and others are due for release over the coming months.