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May 2, 2010

naomi murrell

Naomi Murrell’s online shop has some fantastic goodies available which won’t break the bank. We love her cheerful prints and sweet range of jewellery. Naomi is a creative soul who is based in Adelaide, and you can read more about her here.

June 16, 2009


Wilkintie is the brainchild of a creative Melbourne couple Carly Hargreaves and Niels Oeltjen. The project evolved from their love of letterpress printing and a desire to collaborate with amazing and well loved contemporary artists and illustrators from around the world.

Niels Oeltjen, himself is a wonderful illustrator and painter better known as Nails. Carly Hargreaves has a history in contemporary dance and, more recently, publishing.

Pictured here is a tantalising selection of their beautifully crafted letterpress artworks, all of which are available in their online store (top to bottom – Niels Oeltjen, Apak and Tim Biskup)... Gosh, what a line up! Be sure to click on the link to see more fabulous artists.

February 2, 2009


So pretty…. These lovely handmade notecards and paper goods are by Brisbane architect and interior designer Steffen Tuck. She uses a range of techniques such as rubber stamping, machine stitching, embossing, screen and lino printing on new and recycled papers to create her multi layered style. To buy go to her etsy store 3GIRLSandagoat.

September 24, 2008

the red thread

You can find these very sweet hand printed timber Christmas cards at the red thread. They are individually made by Sydney artist Lisa Tilse who also creates one-off and limited edition artwork and really wonderful commissioned children’s portraits. Just a word of advice -since the commissions take weeks to generate, it’ll be a good idea to get in early before the Christmas rush!!

June 30, 2008

innocent girl

While we’re on the theme of Japanese influence, here are some cool 3D cards by Andrea Innocent and can be found from her online shop innocent girl. Andrea is an artist/illustrator/animator/designer living and working from Melbourne.

January 8, 2008

magic jelly

It’s been a while since our last entry so let’s kickstart 2008 with a bit of fun from an Etsy legend Magic Jelly Emporium . Created by Karena Colquhoun who is an Adelaide based illustrator, artist & designer, Magic Jelly delivers a wonderful array of vintage style paper goods, drink coasters, pocket mirrors and limited edition artwork. Mixed with a fine eye for retro graphic detail and dose of good humour, her work blurs the line between past and present. We love her super cheeky character drink coasters and pocket mirrors (as pictured here).

November 10, 2007

tsk tsk

Have a peek at tsk tsk for some cheerful folk art inspired limited edition prints, dolls and other crafty bits. The range of goodies are made by Tiel Seivl-Keevers, an artist and illustrator from Brisbane.

August 15, 2007

Etsy rules...ok?!

I love trawling through Etsy and discovering great gems. Apart from all the handmade jewellery and accessories you can find, it’s also a place to uncover amazing artists, illustrators and graphic designers. Above are just a few I’ve come across recently where you can find original prints by these talented ladies

Top- AussiePatches

Middle- Blossomcreations

Bottom- Mycharliegirl

June 13, 2007

my folk lover

Catherine Campbell is an artist and illustrator who lives in Melbourne. She specialises in these whimsical watercolour, ink and paper collage doll prints which are for sale at her online store called My Folk Lover’s Shop. There’s an assortment of pretty prints, illustrations and artwork that would be perfect for any crafty princess!

May 7, 2007

chapel press

It’s always special when receiving an invitation or card by post, but wouldn’t it be even more wonderful if you got one of these handcrafted beauties made by Chapel Press? They make delightfully romantic letterpress stationery ranging from custom invitations & greeting cards through to corporate branding. We love the detailed classy designs and the combination of rich ink colours pressed onto white cotton paper to create texture and depth.

March 15, 2007


There’s been a few great New Zealand finds over the past week or so. Here we have a couple of very charming limited edition gocco prints from Bernadette Sipkes, an illustrator living in Auckland. Her inspiration comes from vintage wallpaper and Scandanavian designers such as Marimekko, Florence Broadhurst, Lotta Jansdotter, Lefor Openo. They are available for purchase at sugarloop.

November 12, 2006

poppies for grace

Inspired by their natural rustic environment, Poppies for Grace create charming gift cards and invites with a special personal touch. Using layers of materials and paper, with hand drawn sketches, which are sewn on, the result is a beautiful collection of paper products with a warm handmade quality to delight any gift recipient.

September 26, 2006

lantern paper

Beautiful paper and stationery product range from Lantern Paper. You can view the new Spring/Summer collection for 2006 featuring a new line of hand made cloth stitch products. The online shop catalogue displays a large range of photo albums, note card sets, tote bags, business card holders pencil cases all of which you can purchase online.

September 7, 2006

Angels Dreaming

This is a bit left of field posting about a wedding related designer- but whose to say we can’t!? For exquisite wedding stationery and bomboniere, you can’t go past Angels Dreaming. They custom design to your style of wedding and all are handmade with a great attention to detail.

August 9, 2006

hammer & daisy goodies

It looks like the two ladies from Hammer and Daisy have been very busy indeed! Formed by Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, they have been creating handmade journals, pouches and pencil cases for a few years now. They also produce a prolific amount of illustrations, some of which are put into limited edition artist books. Seeing the huge amount of work on display on their site, I wonder how they have enough time to sleep! Puts me to shame! You can also buy many of their products from their Online Shop