29 February 2016

MOTHER'S DAY 2016 - paperchase

This coming Sunday (March 6th) is Mother's Day here in the UK. So with that in mind this week on Print & Pattern will take a look at some of the many cards spotted online and on the high street. Now I know it is not Mother's Day all around the world, in the US for example it will be May 8th. But even if you are not currently in the market for a Mother's Day card yourself I am sure will still find some design inspiration in this weeks round-up. We start with a look at Paperchase who not only have a good selection of cards but have also created a special gift range suitable for Mums called Madame Romantica.

MOTHER'S DAY 2016 - clinton

And here are a few more Mother's Day cards  - this time spotted in high street card shop Clinton's, mostly from their contemporary 'a la mode' and 'Jolie Papier' collections.

25 February 2016

DESIGNER - rae ritchie

Today I wanted to showcase one of the designers from the P&P Design DirectoryRae Ritchie. Rae has a new fabric collection coming out next month with Dear Stella called Shadow Box which mixes elements of watercolor, graphite, careful linework, and hand-stamping in striking black & white. Further fabric collections will follow in April and May. Rae is based in Minneapolis where she works as a freelance designer and illustrator. She loves working with watercolour and gouache and adores muted colours. Her inspiration comes mainly from nature, vintage children's books and fairy tales. Rae is always on the look out for new licensing opportunities and projects and can be found online here.