30 November 2011


after yesterday's waitrose gift range i thought i would post another one today that had caught my eye during this christmas season. 'cute or what' is a fun range from boots which features a great mix of both character and floral prints and has been used across all kind of products from cosmetics to flasks.

XMAS - marks & spencer cards

i will be reporting regularly on christmas cards throughout december and today i have snaps from marks & spencer. they are especially good at doing fun but stylish designs for children, including the one below which features a press out magic wand.

XMAS - M&S packaging

much of marks & spencer's christmas packaging this year has been designed by the amazing sandra isaksson (of isak). it uses lots of her beautiful scandinavian style characters such as owls and bears, and incorporates several repeat patterns too.

ONLINE SHOP - your indies

print & pattern was joined by a new sponsor last week called 'your indies' who aim to bring together lots of independent shops under one roof. founder andrew topping believes that believe that your indies are the lifeblood of any town or city and decided to start the website to allow local shops to reach national sales. artists featured on the site so far include lou mills who designed the cute cards above and below. i have also picked out some more favourites from the site......
below are two designs from lucy monkmanbelow : three card designs from the little paper gallery at your indies.
below : cards and artwork from busy blackbird.below : cards by roisin cafferty. all items online at your indies.