Please note the Designer Charity Bauble auction is now closed,
you can read all about the winners here on the blog!
Nothing says 'Christmas' like a good old bauble!
I have teamed up with with a selection of the UK’s most talented designers who have each agreed to design a special, one-of-a-kind Christmas bauble to be won in a prize draw in aid of the NSPCC. Each designer has embellished, painted, prettified and primped each unique bauble which could be hanging from YOUR Christmas tree this festive season!
Who is involved? 12 other amazing designers, plus me - that's one for each of the 12 days of Christmas, plus one for luck! High profile names include Rob Ryan, Lisa Levis, Johanna Basford and Rachael Taylor - you can read all about the individual designers in the gallery below.
Christmas should be the happiest time of the year for children, but sadly this isn't always the case - for some it is an incredibly difficult and lonely time. Please give what you can to help support the NSPCC and Childline and read more about the fantastic work they do here.
Head over to the Designer Charity Baubles Justgiving Page where you are invited to donate in increments of £5.00 for the bauble that you like, each £5.00 equating to a virtual ‘name in a hat’ for the prize draw with one winner per bauble. You can donate as many £5's as you like (preferably lots!) and it will all go towards the wonderful work of the NSPCC. Winners will be selected at random using a random number generator on Tuesday 17th December.
When donating, you can state the bauble that you'd like so, for example, if you donate £15.00 and state 'I'd like to win the Rob Ryan bauble' - you will get three chances to win that bauble. If you would be happy to win any of the beautiful baubles, just donate and we will randomly select a bauble to put your 'bids' towards.
(Please note there are some important notes regarding gift aid and making sure we can see your email address on the Justgiving Page)
Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are a product of her curious imagination and you can’t help but want to be part of her inky black and white Wonderlands! As well as exhibiting at her own solo show and having her book published worldwide, her impressive client list includes Starbucks, Crabtree and Evelyn and Thorntons. Johanna's delicate bauble features hand-drawn pattern using a medical UV marker! Donate to win this bauble here.
Rob Ryan is a British artist (and household name) who specialises in detailed and whimsical paper cuts. His fantastic, poetical artwork has featured in Vogue, Elle and Stylist as well as being licensed on products worldwide such as greetings cards, ceramics and textiles. He and his busy team wok from their studio in East London. Rob's very special bauble features a very delicate (and romantic!) papercut which is suspended inside - a real opportunity to get your hands on a truly on-off original! You can donate for your chance to win this bauble here.
Known for her unique, modern and illustrative prints renowned British designer Lisa Levis (nee Stickley) is the creative founder behind Ada Rose and Betty & Walter. Founder of the now household label, Lisa Stickley, Lisa is ‘deliriously devoted to creating beautiful things’ and create beautiful things, she absolutely does - ranging from beautifully made handbags and accessories to kitchen textiles and ceramics. Lisa's beautiful bauble is based on her signature 'Edith' print and is hand painted with her own fair hand! To donate for a chance to win this bauble, click here.
Rachael Taylor’s mission in life is to create patterns and products to make people smile! She is an enthusiastic, spontaneous and energetic designer whose brand is known worldwide and has celebrity fans including TV’s Gizzy Erskine. Not content with this however, Rachael also takes active roles in education, design consultancy and more recently magazine publishing. Rachael's playful and colourful bauble features pretty buttons and snippets of her lovely patterns - donate here for your chance to win Rachael's bauble.
Libby McMullin is a designer and illustrator who creates whimsical and beautifully detailed illustrations. Her gorgeous decorative style is often influenced by folk art, fashion and fairy tales. She has produced work for prestigious companies such as Marks and Spencer, Woodmansterne and Gisela Graham, had her work licensed on products worldwide and also finds time to run her beautiful Camden Lock Market stall every weekend! Libby's bauble is a collaged beauty with a gorgeous feather detail - donate for your chance to win this by clicking here.
Mr Yen, otherwise known as Jonathan Chapman, creates the most beautiful, detailed and often botanically-inspired hand cut papercut art and designs. Mr Yen has worked with clients big and small all over the world and was recently commissioned by Oprah Magazine in the US to create bespoke artwork and papercuts for an entire editorial feature. Jonathan's bauble features beautifully hand-cut rustic leaves along with a pretty sprinkling of gold heart sequins and will bring something very special to your tree this year! To donate for your chance to win this bauble, click here.
Tamsin Seed - that's me! I'm a creative short stuff who runs her own boutique stationery & design studio, Studio Seed, supplying luxury papergoods, stationery and gifts to the UK and worldwide. My signature style is feminine, delicate and fresh with a tiny bit of sparkle. I am proud to supply greetings cards and stationery to London’s prestigious Fortnum and Mason and counts TV’s Amanda Holden as one of Studio Seed's celebrity ‘fans’! This bauble is a glimmering spectacular of sparkle! Adorned with sparkly crystals and pearls, it could really be the pièce de résistance of your tree as it glimmers in the fairy lights! Donate here for your chance to win this bauble.
Joanna Kilby is the founder of The Salvage Project which unveils the unique beauty of the broken and unwanted by transforming antiques, vintage items and oddities into heirloom-worthy wearable art. Her debut collection which will be launching shortly. Joanna's beautiful bauble showcases the type of nostalgic treasure you'll soon be able to discover at The Salvage Project... filled with delicate hand-curled vintage sheet music, a lace bow and a hanging chain made from a broken 1950's pearl necklace - this is designed to be worn as a bracelet long after the festivities have faded - how lovely! For your chance to win this bauble (and bracelet!) donate here now.
Erin Hung is the founder and Creative Director of BerinMade, an award winning London Stationery Studio specialising in social stationery and wedding paper goods. Founded upon a love of fanciful illustrations and beautifully crafted lettering, her unique style has won her countless features and acclaim from all the top Bridal Press and Blogs and is a firm favourite with others in the industry. Erin's bauble is a raspberry pink beauty! With hand painted calligraphy 'Peace on Earth' wording and a gorgeous pink striped bow, this will be a delicious addition to a Christmas tree. Donate here for your chance to win this bauble!
Abigail Warner designs luxury paper goods for weddings, businesses and people who just love design and paper! Abigail also designs greetings cards which are stocked worldwide and in wonderful establishments including Selfridges and Paperchase. She is also one half of The Papergirls providing inspirational workshops for print designers. Abigail's bauble is a beautifully glittery affair filled with gorgeous confetti and gold glitter, and finished with a luxury tassel. For a chance to win Abigail's bauble, donate here!
Print Designer, Illustrator and Picnic Egg Connoisseur Jess Williams designs super fun stationery and home decor under her own label and also succesfully freelances for an impressive client list including Miss Selfridge, Asos, Stylesight and Hallmark Cards. Her signature style of exciting, playful design with an edge never fails to bring a smile to your face! Jess's bauble is the most playful of the lot! It features miniature pink pom poms and will look fantastic on your tree this Christmas! Donate to win this bauble here.
Lucy Ledger is an award winning designer who specialises in creating vintage-inspired shabby chic stationery and design. Her signature rustic style is a favourite in the wedding stationery industry and her pretty greetings card line is stocked in shops up and down the UK. Lucy is also one half of The Papergirls who provide creative workshops for small businesses. Lucy's bauble is a rustic Christmas affair featuring tiny gift tags with natural twine and will look perfect on your tree this year! Donate here for your chance to win.
Mercedes and G from the wonderful Tigerprint Studio have worked together to create a glittering world that lights up! Mercedes Leon is a Spanish born illustrator who joined the Tigerprint crew after winning the Gifted? Competition in 2012. She wanted to create a bauble that would reflect Christmas around the world. G is a Product Designer turned Packaging Designer turned Web Geek! He wanted to put a slant on the bauble by making it light up, a bit tricky! For your chance to win this amazing, glittered creation, donate here!