Entries for the ‘TRENDS’ Category
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 |
Cute bunny icons, cut outs and illustrations. The clever Lucy Player has even designed an entire alphabet around rabbits – buy now, don’t wait til Easter!
Pocket Studio Cut Out Rabbit card, Silver Rabbut card by Made by them, Belle and Boo postcard, Bunny Alphabet Art print by Lucy Player
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 |
Fancy a bit of UK style? There’s nothing that says it more than the traditional Union Jack. But these clever designers have put a twist on the iconic image, bringing it bang up to date. “Keep Calm and Carry On” postcard from Paper Paper, Union Jack Paper Bird from Cotton Bird designs, custom made union jack cards with ribbon in your choice of colour by Made with Love cards, and retro union jack flags perfect as cupcake toppers for summer parties from Darling Dilly Dilly. Rule Brittania!
Friday, January 15th, 2010 |
A trend thats super popular in the art and craft world is using old maps in craft projects. Bombus is a uk designer in Kent who takes old maps and covers everything from large pieces of furniture to custom made stationery and gifts. I love these gorgeous old maps with their muted colours and graphic lines. Its so easy to create something yourself too – just search antique shops or even ebay for listings of old maps and frame some to make vintage wall art rather than the ususal photos and pictures.
Map card and bespoke map heart of your choice of location by Bombus
Handmade map envelopes by Kaye Turner
Map heart confetti by Girl Industries
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 |
Vintage has been a trend for some years now, with designers using everything from 1950’s retro images to Victorian engravings for their inspiration. Wrap up your presents and finish them off with these lovely gift tags for a touch of stylish nostalgia.
Gift tags from What Katy Did, Darling Dilly Dilly and Made by Them
Thursday, January 7th, 2010 |
I keep coming across lots of designers who are a incredibly clever at cutting out paper and card to make their illustrations.They create delicate and intricate paper cuts that are cut by hand and scalpel and can sometimes be personalised to your requirements. The silouhette illustrations and 3-d designs make these unique pieces a stylish alternative to the usual print on paper.
Work by Pocket studio, Mr Yen, Quite Contray Crafts amd Ruby Recycled.
Letterfest produces these great personlaised gift tags in an assortment of colours with your chosen name cut out in a stencil style. Great for really personal presents or use them as place settings at weddings and parties.
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 |
with a little touch of silver! Monochromes are very on trend this season with striking Black and White decorations, gift wrap and ornaments.
Gift Tags from Sweet Pea pattern and print