09 February 2016

VALENTINE'S 2016 - round-up

This Sunday will be Valentine's Day so with just  a few days left to purchase cards I have collected together a round-up of some of the designs spotted by P&P. First up are these beautiful and romantic designs from Noi Publishing.

This sweet designs below are from UK card company - Stop the Clock Designs.

These sophisticated and stylish designs below by Postco, Steph Baxter and Debbie Powell are all from Lagom.

Talking of Steph Baxter she also has some cute card designs (like this bee design below) available in her Etsy shop Steph Says Hello
Next up are some cards snapped in UK supermarket Tesco.

And finally we finish this first 2016 Valentine post with snapshots of cards spotted in Marks & Spencer.

08 February 2016

DESIGNER - magnus riise

Print & Pattern has another new designer joining the Designers for Hire directory this week - Magnus Riise. Magnus is based in Oslo, Norway and creates surface patterns, illustrations and graphic design. He studied a BA in visual communication at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway, and also attended the Kolding School of Design, in Denmark. Magnus describes his work as "colourful, fun and sophisticated, and sometimes with a retro feel". Magnus would welcome all kinds of freelance projects from pattern design to book covers and you can see more from his portfolio online here.

STATIONERY - accessorize

We begin the new week with a look at some of the latest arrivals at Accessorize. There is a colourful new painted floral design called 'Fleur' which features on notebooks, notecards, gift bags and more. For younger shoppers there is a fun new design called 'Mermazing' on stationery and some lovely wild meadow style florals on various bags and purses. Here are a selection of patterns that caught my eye..