29 February 2008

MOTHERS DAY - march 2nd UK

its mother's day on sunday here in the UK, so i thought i'd share some of the snaps ive taken lately, and show a few cards from around the web. the first few were all taken in sainsbury's.
next up a few fresh floral designs from marks & spencer.
below two designs from paperchase.
below, two cards by lisa jones.
below, handmade card by moon mum on etsy.below - from not on the high street.
below by louise anglicas, and amanda dilworth from the art file

STICKERS - mothers day

these mother's day stickers from do crafts would be perfect for a last minute card or for scrapbooking any photos you take on the day.

WALLPAPER - jonathan adler

good news for jonathan adler fans, they've just released a brand new line of wallpapers. see the 24 different colour/pattern options online here.

28 February 2008

EASTER ROUND - UP - john lewis

today im having a little bit of a look at this years easter designs. with easter coming that much earlier this year on march 23rd you will probably be starting to think about designing or making or shopping for your own cards now. im starting with john lewis, where i just love their mix of modern and traditional. the contemporary wrap on the chocolate box (above) and crackers is brillliant, as are the eggs shown below that have the look and feel of vintage book illustrations.

EASTER - paperchase

next up, my favourite shop in the world - paperchase. hopefully i'll have more to come on this range as the store i visited was a fairly small branch. there were lots of eggs, chicks, and gingham with the emphasis definately on fun and cute.

EASTER - do crafts

finally today its do crafts, a british sucess story in the world of scrapbooking and papercraft. based in dorset they have a fabulous range of easter/spring designs available. i love the modern collection shown above and below using birds, flowers and bold colours. and how cute are those brads ?. they also have traditional egg and chick motifs with something to suit all tastes. you can find a stockist or online shop by looking here.

27 February 2008

SPRING - paperchase

new arrivals in paperchase recently include a great fun range called 'mini mutants'. this is a new design that probably suggests that previous collection 'monstarz' went down very well with customers. also shown below i loved these bags with cats and dogs designed for paperchase by gillian phillips. they also had easter arrivals but i'll put those in my easter round-up tommorow.

DESIGNER - les filles a l'usine

really cute and pretty designs by chrystel proupuech as seen at les filles a l'usine. i followed a link to chrystel's website from a comment she left here on P+P. unfotunately i dont speak much french but looking at chrystel's cv i could see she works freelance in graphics, illustration and textile design. i really liked the fabric bird collages. so cute.

TEXTILES - henry road

fab designer paula at henry road has just launched her new spring collection, including four new bags and thirteen gorgeous new pillows. with colours such as sage, teal and a bold pink called passion there are three new print designs; 'blossom' is inspired by a japanese garden, 'fleur' tips a hat to the iconic fleur-de-lis, and 'leaves' reflects a tropical jungle. i also wanted to say thankyou to paula and her sister in london who always tip me off about magazine features way before they hit the news stands. thankyou.