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Personalised greetings cards

personalised greetings cards

New to The Leaf Press this year are personalised greetings cards.  At the moment these are for sale in my Etsy shop but they’ll soon be added to the website too.

There will be 50 greetings card designs in total and the gallery below shows the first 25.  There are designs for children, for hobbies/activities and patterns for any age/gender.

Each card is made to order, so that any text can be changed.  Most of these pictures show birthday cards, but for all the designs without an age the wording can be modified to suit any occasion.

More designs will follow soon, so please let me know if you have an idea for a design or theme.

Personalised greetings cards can be viewed in this section of The Leaf Press Etsy Shop.


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New notebook designs for children

December was a very time for notebook orders and a huge thanks to everyone that chose The Leaf Press for their Christmas gifts.  There was, however, time for a spot of designing and I’m delighted to introduce these three new notebook designs for children.

For space or astronomy loving boys and girls there’s Space Rockets.  This design has hand-drawn planets, rockets and stars on a grey background.

space rocket personalised notebook

Dinosaurs features a variety of hand-drawn dinosaur species on a background of dinosaur foot prints.  Please don’t ask me to name which dinosaur species there are here!

dinosaur drawing book for child

Sports Balls is aimed at both adult and children sports fans.  This pattern based design has footballs as well as rugby, tennis, cricket, snooker and golf balls.  It’s already been popular as a gift for those who love their sport – especially difficult to buy for men!

sport themed notebook

These new notebooks join other notebook designs for children which include the following:

unicorn gift notebook

car personalised notebook

princess design notebook

pencils personalised notebook

Personalised notebooks can be purchased in the notebook section of The Leaf Press Gifts.  All notebooks are personalised on the front cover and gift wrapped free of charge.  There is also free UK delivery on all orders at The Leaf Press.

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New personalised knitting notebook

personalised knitting notebook

This new personalised knitting notebook is now available to purchase in The Leaf Press Gifts shop. It would make a lovely gift for someone who loves to knit, to record notes about knitting patterns or ideas for new knits!  The notebooks used for these photos are for four little girls who are receiving knitting bags for Christmas to start them on their knitting career.  But the notebook is equally suitable for an established knitter – perhaps your gran or nan.

personalised knitting notebook

The design features balls of wool and knitting needles in a repeat pattern.  There is a choice of blue, red, green or yellow colour schemes.  The front cover has wording of choice and there is the option to include a message on the first page.

personalised knitting jotter yellow
personalised knitting jotter blue
personalised knitting jotter green
personalised knitting jotter red

Please use this link to visit the knitting notes notebook listing in the shop.

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2019 wall planners

2019 wall planners

New to the shop this week are 2019 wall planners in a choice of 5 designs.

Each planner is A3 size, which is 29.7 x 42 cm or 11.75 x 16.5 inches.  They are printed on 300 gsm card with a smooth white surface, using smudge proof and splash proof pigment ink.

The A3 wall planners are personalised with your choice of wording along the top of the design.  There is a box for every day of 2019, with shading for weekend days.  With the choice of designs they are ideal for use in an office or home, to record important events, holidays or work/study plans.

Orders for wall planners will be securely wrapped in tissue paper and protected in a postal tube.

Polka Dot 2019 wall planner


Pens and Pencils 2019 wall planner


Merry Meadow 2019 wall planner


Beach Huts 2019 wall planner


Cute Animals 2019 wall planner

You can view further details about each of these 2019 wall planners by clicking on each title above or by using this link: 2019 wall planner designs



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2019 desk calendar designs

2019 desk calendar designs

I’m excited to announce that four all new 2019 desk calendar designs are now available to purchase in the shop.

Each features twelve unique designs and a numeric calendar for each month.  All are desk calendar size, with spiral binding.  They are the perfect size to sit on a desk or shelf, measuring 10.5 x 10.5 cm.  They make lovely Christmas or New Year gifts, especially as each is gift wrapped free of charge!

Please click on each title to view more details about each calendar

Floral – elegant floral stems in a variety of designs and colour palettes.

Cute animal – colourful patterns featuring hedgehogs, birds, llamas, owls, penguins and giraffes.

Quotes – inspirational quotes on a clean white background to motivate you through the year.

Patterns – layered patterns with each design themed to that month.

I’d love to hear what you think of these 2019 desk calendar designs, or let me know if there’s a theme you’d like to see on the next calendar design!

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New travel notebook design

travel notebook design

This new travel notebook design has been added to the personalised travel gifts section of The Leaf Press Gifts.  It features hand-drawn flags from a variety of countries around the world, on a pale blue background.

flags travel notepad

flags travel themed notebook

For this design I discovered drawing flags is more complicated than I anticipated – I was thinking every flag was simple, like France, when I started!

The Flags travel notebook is personalised with wording in the centre of the front cover.  It makes a fab gift for travelling, a gap year, a honeymoon, or to plan your own trip!  The first page can have a message or other text as well.

Below are pictures of other travel notebook designs for sale at The Leaf Press.  All of these are personalised too.

travels personalised notebook

personalised travel notebook on my travels

travel patterns personalised notepad

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New notebook designs

new notebook designs

I’ve been busy creating new notebook designs through the summer as well as revising existing ones.  This post introduces these new designs.

The Music, Afternoon Tea, Hearts, Patchwork, Polka Dot, Confetti, Spirograph and Butterfly notebooks have a revised design for 2018.  There is also a new notebook design – Baking – perfect for recipes or foodie notes.


A sheet music pattern with orange, lemon, green and blue colours and a bold font for the title.

music personalised notebook

Afternoon Tea

A lemon, red and royal blue colour scheme for this traditional afternoon tea scene.

afternoon tea personalised notebook


A rainbow colour palette for pretty patterned hearts.

hearts wedding notebook


A contemporary design for these hexagons, which form a patchwork style pattern.  A choice of pink or green colour scheme.

quilting personalised notebook

Polka Dot

Hand-drawn dots in a choice of yellow, blue, green or purple colour scheme.

polka dot personalised notebook


Patterned butterflies in a pretty colour palette.

butterfly personalised notebook


Little heart shapes sprinkled on a blue, lilac, green or pink background.

confetti personalised notebook


Colourful shapes inspired by the childhood game Spirograph, on a white background.

spirograph personalised notebook

Please click on each title above to view each notebook in the shop.


This is an all new design, featuring hand-drawn images relating to baking.  There is a colourful colour palette and patterned background.

baking personalised notebook

More designs are coming later this year so please keep checking back for news!


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New personalised wedding print

personalised wedding print

A new personalised wedding print design has been added to the prints and pictures section of The Leaf Press Gifts.  The design is pattern based and made up of images connected with the wedding day, making it a unique wedding gift.

wedding print personalised gift

The pattern is personalised for the Bride and Groom, with motifs with their names, the wedding date, the ceremony time and the venue(s).  You can also choose two colours for the print.

wedding gift print blue

This personalised wedding print is A4 size (21 x 29.7 cm) and supplied with a mount and backing board and in a cellophane bag.  It can be given as a gift as it is or can be put in any standard A4 frame (not supplied).  The print is also gift wrapped in tissue paper and twine.

Please use this link to view the personalised wedding gift print listing.

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Personalised calendars for teachers

New to The Leaf Press’s range of teacher gifts for 2018 are these personalised calendars for teachers. There are two designs – Teacher Quotes and Student and Teacher – both of which are for the academic year September 2018 – August 2019.

Both calendars measure 10.5 x 10.5 cm and so are ideal for use as a desk calendar or to display on a shelf. They have a colourful card base and are spiral bound. There are six double sided cards made from 350 gsm silk board, with each card displaying two months. Each calendar has a thick paper sleeve, which can be personalised with a message of your choice to the recipient.

personalised calendars for teachers

The Teacher Quotes calendar features a mix of inspirational and humorous quotes relating to teaching. Behind each quote is a different geometric pattern in a bright colour scheme.

2018-19 teacher calendar

teacher gift calendar 2018-2019

Student and Teacher has a different pattern for each month with an education/stationery theme e.g. stationery, timetable, books and paper. There is a contemporary colour scheme with turquoise, lemon, grey, purple, navy and red.

2018-2019 student calendar

school desk calendar 2018-19

To celebrate the launch of personalised calendars for teachers there is a special offer until 4th June 2018 of 10% off all teacher gifts at The Leaf Press Gifts. Please use discount code TEACHING

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New personalised notebook designs

unicorn personalised notebook

Two new personalised notebook designs have just been added to the custom notebooks section of the shop.  Succulents is a brand new design and the Unicorn notebook has had a 2018 makeover with an all new design!

The new Succulents notebook was created as part of a pattern challenge competition I recently took part in. Various succulent plants were drawn and from these drawings digital images were created.  The picture below shows one of the succulent plants I drew – see if you can see it in the final design!

succulents notebook inspiration

I created several colour options for the design and then carried out a poll on Facebook to find everyone’s favourite.  Those with a white background were the most popular, so two have been turned into notebook designs – bright and pastel.

succulent design notebook

Please click on the image above to see the personalised Succulent notebook listing.

The unicorn notebook is a favourite with both unicorn lovers and little girls.  Its 2018 new look includes a pale blue background, more pink and rainbows and more detail on the unicorns themselves.

unicorn gift notebook

The personalised unicorn notebook can be viewed by clicking on the image above.

Both notebooks are personalised with a name/text of your choice on the cover.  You can also add a message to the recipient on the first page.

Thanks for reading!