Friday, May 7, 2010

Shameless Self Promotion.
Yay, it's time to introduce you to Cartolina Collection IX. This collection is very special to me because I had a vision from the beginning and it took months to source all the imagery. Much of the images arrived damaged and torn so I had a lot of restoration to do before I could start designing. Many of the images are from the mid 1700s and are staggeringly beautiful. I was genuinely moved when I started working with each one. I think that the effort paid off and we have a great new collection of cards, notebooks and pocket mirrors! I hope you enjoy them too. All the new products are available as of Friday at Modern Paper Goods. Jennifer has posted a fun profile/interview avec moi just in time with today's reveal - you can read it here. Thank you Jennifer!

I'll split this post into 3 parts - cards, books and mirrors.
Here is a small selection of the new cards to start . . .




This is just a small sampling of the new cards - I will try and upload all the images later today to our Flickr account.

29 comments:

AnnaVallance said...

You have really outdone yourself on this collection! My favourite is the BRAVO card.

Fabulously french said...

They are stunning, I love them all :-)

Leeann x

fancylinda said...

Ooh... They are fantastic! I can't wait to see the others!

Jen | Modern Paper Goods said...

They're even more beautiful in person. Congrats Fiona on a stunning new collection! Find them all here:http://www.modernpapergoods.com/catalog/Cartolina-Cards?isnew=True

fanciful devices said...

gorgeous!
(but i wanted to tell you that i went to modern paper goods and they had your 'lucky you' and 'bravo' cards mixed up! tell them to fix it!)
I LOVE 'hip hop hooray!'

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Beautiful! Bravo! encore et encore...

hatjunkie said...

They are staggeringly beautiful. That kind of decadence is just perfect for a birthday card.

nathalie et cetera said...

beautiful!

Molly said...

Fabulous collection, Fiona!

Carey@Lasso'd Moon Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous- I can't wait to see the rest!

Chantale said...

These are all so gorgeous!! Whimsical and fun! Congratulations! I think those notebooks will sell like hotcakes. Seriously, love them. Yay to you!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Gorgeous! LOVE them!!

lilmamad said...

These are beautiful! I love them!

Linda said...

So beautiful. I know how very hard you have worked on the news cards so bravo, oh I have a card for that!

vicente said...

Wow wow wow! The Hip Hip Hooray card is myl favorite. Congratulations!

Cheri said...

Absolute perfection! I adore each and every one. xoxo

Fiona Cartolina said...

Thank you so much for all the comments. It's really quite nerve wracking to debut my designs in front of you lot because you are all so creative. I must have the most creative bog readers ever. Your opinions mean a lot to me. So thank you. I will try and post more later - we have a very fun new baby card.
Fiona

Three Owls said...

ummm..... speechless... perhaps small tears... jelly molds and petticoats... what loveliness!

Anonymous said...

hello Fiona :) I'm not an artist at all but I love cards etc and I'll play the customer role ;)
Can we buy your cards only in the US ?? How about Europe ?
Thanks and Bonsoir!
Corinne

ShirazandFrenchBlue said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Mer said...

Hip Hip Hooray to YOU! The new collection is S T U N N I N G ! ! ! COllection IX is a X out of X. Gateaux, chateaux and chapeaux tres fantastiques - . I also love the new labels on the front covers of the notebooks...such beautiful detailing.

Debra said...

Thank you for sharing your great talent with us all. Your new collection is so rich and full of detail, great eye candy with a little flirt. Makes you want to take a good long look. oooh la la!

Louisa said...

Absolutely stunning! You new collection looks vibrant and fearless. Bravo!

crowjoy said...

Gorgeous!!

Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Fiona! Bravo!

Paula said...

Congratulations on a beautiful new line! Loved the interview. Best, Paula

Style Guide said...

Fiona these are absolutely divine - the illustrations are incredible. I am in awe of you and your business - amazing!

adri said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Baron said...

Really beautiful illustrations. I'm honored to be right next to you on the blog-o-sphere.

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