Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Tiger Lily SS20

Exciting new additions to the best selling Tiger Lily are here on the Karika Nova blog this week. The fabulously eye catching greetings collection created in a collaboration with Portfolio Cards now includes Mother's Day, Easter, Father's Day & new Everyday designs.

Tiger Lily features a rich, vibrant colour palette with accents of neon and flourishes of gold foil on environmentally friendly board. The beautiful illustrations embrace a flamboyant, elegant, painterly approach and are inspired by the natural world with wild, exotic flora and fauna. Each design is printed in the UK and is packed with a kraft or white envelope. Shown at Spring Fair 2020 and now available in the shops.


above: a selection of designs from the tiger lily collection I designed for portfolio cards, shown at spring fair SS20, available to stock now direct from portfolio cards

#tigerlily #portfoliocards #emilyhauck #emilyhauckcreative #springfair2020 #springfair #greetings #greetingcards #design #illustration #paperlove

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Spring Fair SS20

It's been a fantastic start to this week with my annual visit to Spring Fair on Monday at the NEC. I always enjoy catching up with everyone and talking all things creative - lots of exciting projects to look forward to in the coming year.
Most exciting was seeing the new samples on show of Birthday, Christmas & Spring seasons Tiger Lily I designed for Portfolio and the new Festive Garlands Christmas collection for Penny Kennedy which follows on from last years best seller. More on all of these soon!


above clockwise from the top left: notebook at the ready, a sneak peek of the brand new tiger lily christmas designed for portfolio, a little snap of new festive garland collection for penny kennedy, an early start on the road, a view of the gift hall, new tiger lily everyday designs - more on those soon!

#springfair #springfair20 #ss20 #springfair2020 #emilyhauck #emilyhauckcreative #portfolio #portfoliocards #pennykennedy #tigerlily #christmas #spring #greetings #greetingcards #giftpackaging

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Valentine Luminaire

With February just around the corner it seems a good time to share some pics of Luminaire spring SS20 to get us in the mood for the season. Following on from the lovely everyday and christmas collections designed for Katie Phythian Design, we have added 40 new spring cards. The collection features a fresh colour palette with painterly washes on a textured watercolour style FSC certified board. The seasonal illustrations inspired by Katie's travels in France include classic hearts, fabulous flowers, easter eggs and balloons. Here's a peek at the Valentine's available now in the shops.


above: a selection of cards from the luminaire spring additions I designed for katie phythian design, available now for trade direct from katie phythian design

#luminaire #spring #valentinesday #valentine #ss20 #katiephythiandesign #katiephythian #emilyhauck #emilyhauckcreative #contemporarydesign #painterly #new #iridescent #crystals #fresh #independentshops

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Cobalt SS20

Brand new for SS20, the latest additions to the best selling men's collection Cobalt I created for Cinnamon Aitch excitingly launched last week at Top Drawer. With its signature on trend colour palette of hyperreal blues and aged natural textures, Cobalt's original style picks up on the traditional paper collage style I love and contrasts this with contemporary geo shapes and zingy foil.

The new designs follow on from the AW19 release and feature icons of hot air balloons, surfboards, cosy sofas, birthday cakes and drinks. Cobalt embraces our love of the great outdoors and also those lovely times together at home. Each card is packed with a unique bespoke concrete patterned envelope. The new designs are now available in the shops and direct from Cinnamon Aitch.


above: a selection of SS20 additions to the popular cobalt men's range I designed for cinnamon aitch, launched at top drawer, available now direct from cinnamon aitch

#cobalt #cinnamonaitch #emilyhauck #emilyhauckcreative #newlaunches #topdrawer #topdrawerlondon #greetings #stationeryshop #ss20 #greetingcards #design #illustration #paperlove #contemporarydesign #concrete

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Top Drawer SS20

Hello, Happy New Year! It's been a great way to kick off 2020 this week with a visit to Top Drawer London. This year as last year proved to be another brilliant show. I absolutely loved soaking up all the trend news and the latest industry developments. Most excitingly lots of brand new designs launched in the Cobalt collection, created for Cinnamon Aitch - more news on these soon! A fab day all round catching up with old friends and making new ones. I'm very much looking forward to what 2020 brings.

above clockwise from the top left: a view of the top products in the serene warmth trend, a pic of the beautiful bloomingville stand, loved this signature piece in the unadorned tactility trend by cwc ceramics, a little pic of the fab trends team at the retail talks, loved this summary of the unadorned tactility trend - could be a description of the cobalt range! one of a few pics of new cobalt designs on the cinnamon aitch wall - more to come on this soon!

#topdrawerlondon #topdrawer #ss20 #greetings #stationery #topdrawer20 #cinnamonaitch #cobalt #emilyhauck #emilyhauckcreative #london #tradeshow #greetingcards #cards

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Winter Break

Though no snow as yet the weather is certainly feeling wintery this week, brrr! I'm taking a little seasonal break from the Karika Nova blog. In the mean time I'll be working on some fab new projects, more news on those & upcoming exciting releases in the new year - Tiger Lily, Cobalt & Luminaire SS20 to name a few! I will be here in January with the latest on the shows and new trends. Until then you can find me on instagram and twitter over the holidays. Wishing you all a lovely Christmas, see you soon x


above: a lovely pic i took whilst out and about in last winter's beautiful snowfall.

#winter #winterbreak #merrychristmas #christmas2019

Friday, 29 November 2019

Festive Friday 2019

It's all go here this week, the inbox and outbox are both full as today is Festive Friday! A special day for the greeting card industry to send our Christmas mail, creating a festive whirl of post arriving in the first week of December and getting us all in the mood for sending Christmas cards.

Following on from last year's lovely sparkly Nordic winter skies design that inspired the beautiful Pearl Drops collection for Portfolio Cards, this year I've chosen my favourite design from the Christmas Luminaire collection created for Katie Phythian Design. Bringing some Christmas peace and joy this little dove illustration will begin winging its way around the world today.

above clockwise from the top left: my desk looking organised early on - not so organised now! loving the christmas stamp designs this year, the lovely luminaire dove, some samples going out this week, close up of the hand finishing, two cutie robins peeking out from the penny kennedy christmas box,  posh choc to keep us all going!

#festivefriday #sendacarddeliverasmile #justacard #festive #gca #christmas #december #fridayfeeling #friday #sendacard #post #christmascard #christmas19 #christmas2019 #festivefeeling