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Spring alternative colours

Spring is a little fickle at the moment, one day glorious sunshine and green leaves budding with blooms in full floweriness and the next day, cold and grey and soggy fallen petals.  So ever the optimist lets shout out SPRING with a new collection of patterns and colours inspired from a few blooms I have outside.

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Paper Love Inspiration

I love paper.  I am a paper Junkie.

Now that we have the confessions out of the way I can say paper for me is an inspiration.

I draw on it, paint on it, cut out shapes, print on it, fold it and make secret plans…..

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Paper is such a big part of my daily life, from list making (always with doodles down the side) to making presents look as beautiful on the outside as the inside, designing on it everyday and creating decorations that string together all my ideas.

It’s my favourite way of making a mood board and pulling together colours and textures for my latest collections.

Happy Sunday Colour Crush Pink, Peach and mellow yellow

I have the greatest time designing patterns for paper products – florals, stripes, geometrics, watercolours, the list is endless and there must be at least one or two pieces of patterned paper for everyone.  What is your favourite paper?

 

The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper! Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight. And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31). Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers. Find out more here.

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Participant list

Majo Bautista / Tona Bell Louise Best Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / Beka Buckley / Joanna Caskie / Jonathan Chapman (Mr Yen) / Halle Cisco / Sarah Clare / Cathryn Clarge / Dawn Clarkson / Rhiannon Connelly Jenny D’Fuego / Molly Dhiman / Ian Dudley / Ayisatu Emore / Akmal Farid / Monika Forsberg / Claire Fritz-Domeney / Louise Gale / Chrissy Gaskell / Julie Hamilton / Emma Hawman / Rachel Hazell / Holly Helgeson / Claudine Hellmuth / Kim Henkel / Sarah Hoffman / Joanne Hus / Paula Joerling / Beth Kempton / Julie Kirk / Eos Koch / Katie LaClair / Kristy Lankford / Michelle Manolov / Doreen Marts Rosie Martinez-Dekker / Tori Mears / Maria Mederios / Lise Meijer / Debbie Miller / MaryJane Mitchell / Suzy Naidoo / Grace Noel / Hannah Nunn / Camilla Olsson / Jo Packham / Rachelle Panagarry / Monette Pangan / Melanie Paul Nicole Piar / Jen Pitta / Liz Plummer Julie Reed / Michelle Reynolds / Lisa Rivas Angee Robertson / Natalie Ryan / Aisling Ryan / Elisabet Sapena / Kyrrha Sevco / Jamie Sprague / Elizabeth Steele / Terri Stephens / Juniper Stokes / Mary Tanana / Maike Thoma / Linda Tieu Gabrielle Treanor / Tammy Tutterow / Deborah Velasquez / Jordan Vinograd Kim / Cat Whipple / Brooke Witt / Katie Wood Amelia Woodbridge

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Sunday Good News

It’s Sunday, the sun is shining and I’m checking out the UPPERCASE video before I head out.  Here Janine (publisher/editor/designer) of UPPERCASE magazine gives up her top ten tips for how to stand out in a crowd.

Did you check out tip 4, original motifs – you’ll find my dandelions!

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Janine also talks about their Spring issue which has a very special feature: the UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide and it is even more special because there is a little bit of me in it!! 😉

Seriously take a peek, besides me you’ll find some fantastically talented folk in the magazine and you can pick up a copy using the special little discount code ‘USPDG2014‘ – $15 off a subscription just for my lovelies!

*Happy dancing out of the studio today as a few of my designs are on there way to surtex!*

 

 

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Bows ties and puppies

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Little pink puppy loves green bows in her hair,

She ties them with great care.

Brown dog likes big blue bow ties,

They match her soft fur and beautiful eyes.

All puppies look smart with a bow tied just eyeweardock right.

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Feeling foxy part 1 – cluster pattern

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A little fox doodle with leaping hares!

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Little hand drawn robin red breast!

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Another one for the #365patterns a day challenge!  Venturing into new  textures and drawings today!  You can find more of my 365 patterns on instagram (patternandco)

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Christmas all wrapped up!

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New Christmas wrap!

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