Friday, 31 October 2008

A New Life

We love this greeting card designed by Devon-based artist Sally Anderson. It captures that dream which so many of us nurture: to move out of the city one day, and buy a little cottage by the sea!

More fabulous notebooks

We have just added this range of beautiful notebooks to the site. They were designed by Caroline Gardner and come in a variety of sizes. We think they will make fantastic Christmas stocking fillers!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Designers Guild Notebooks and Journals

We have just started to stock these lovely contemporary notebooks and journals from Designers Guild, the luxury home furnishings brand.

A walk along the river

We went for a long walk along the river Thames near Henley at the weekend and spotted all kinds of beautiful wildlife including these gorgeous swans which were feeding near the river bank.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Gorgeous Chunky Notebooks designed by Sarah Hough

Here are pictures of most recent additions to our shop: fabulous chunky notebooks designed by Sarah Hough, a hugely talented artist who creates beautiful floral designs from her studio in Dorset. These sturdy wiro bound notebooks are made from 100% recycled paper and produced in the UK.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Another Great Card from Lisa Jones

We've just added this cute teddy bear card to the site. It was designed by the very talented Lisa Jones and printed onto 100% recycled cardstock. It's also packaged in biodegradable cello wrap.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Envelopes: A Puzzling Journey by Harriet Russell

We've just discovered this fun little book by Harriet Russell who sent out 130 envelopes addressed in the form of puzzles, anagrams, crosswords, dot-t0-dot puzzles and riddles. Some puzzles probably gave Royal Mail sorting-office workers a major headache but amazingly almost all the envelopes arrived!

'Envelopes: A Puzzling Journey Through the Royal Mail' by Harriet Russell (Allison & Busby, £10; from 13 October- it's available from Amazon.

Stylish Note Card Sets

We have just added these fantatsic note card sets to the site. We love the beautiful and vivid floral designs and the handy wallet in which they are packaged.

Friday, 17 October 2008

More lovely Christmas Cards

I love these Christmas cards which are designed by Blush Publishing, a fantastic company based in Wales. Each card has been hand-printed on antique printing presses. You can see the fabulous texture of the paper and the beautiful retro patterns that have been pressed deep into the paper. These cards are available from our stationery shop

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Autumn is really here with its gusts of wind and chilly mornings so for us it's time to get back into the kitchen and prepare our favourite "comfort food" recipes for cold breezy days!
This is a recipe from Trish Deseine's fabulous book "Chocolate" which features fantastic mouth-watering photos of chocolate in all its forms.
For 6 to 8 people
5 minutes prep
22 minutes cooking time
If possible cook it the day before you serve it ( or at least a few hours before)
You will need:
2 big bowls
1 square cake tin
200 g dark chocolate ( I have also used Terry's dark chocolate orange)
200g butter
5 eggs
1 tablespoonful of flour
250g sugar ( I tend to use a bit less)

Heat the oven to 190 C
Over a bain marie melt the chocolate and the butter in a bowl
Add the sugar and set aside for a minute or two
Add the eggs one at a time and stir in well with a wooden spoon
Finally add the sponful of flour and mix well
Pour the cake mixture into the buttered tin
Cook for exactly 22 minutes- Yummy!!

Monday, 13 October 2008

Christmas is Coming!!

Christmas is my favourite time of year and I start feeling excited about it around August! So you can imagine how thrilled I am to unveil the Christmas collection on our site. I have posted a selection of images. There's a lot more on

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Gorgeous Animal Boudoir Cards

I have to admit that these lovely cards are my new all time favourite greeting cards- I adore these adorable furry and feathered creatures on a backdrop of vintage-esque wallpaper. You can see/ buy these on the site as of today. Bliss!

Sunday Telegraph article 5th October 2008

Papergrain was featured in the Sunday Telegraph Travel section on Sunday and we were so excited to be profiled! Maggie O'Sullivan who wrote the piece chose to illustrate it with photos of our travel journals, notebooks and Papergreen journals. It looked fantastic!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

New Orla Kiely Notebooks!!

Am thrilled to present these brand new designs from Orla Kiely. We have just added them to the site and they look gorgeous. They are statisfyingly compact yet chunky and we love the distinctive floral pattern on the cover.