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Henries Awards Winners 2012

The winners of the 2012 Henries Awards for the top greeting card ranges in the UK were announced last night at the Lancaster Hotel in London. A stunning Under the Sea themed awards ball was attended by the UK's top greeting card publishers eager to find out if they were the lucky recipients of one of these coveted 'Oscars' of the greeting card industry.

Compered by the hilarious comedian Hugh Dennis it really was a night to remember. I had a fantastic time and we were thrilled to be finalists for two Henries Awards this year in the best Handmade and the best Spring Seasons categories.

Here's a full list of the 2012 Henries Awards Winners and Finalists

(Shown in alphabetical order by range/product name or, in the case of the Most Promising Designer or Artist award, in alphabetical order by surname)

Hannah Dale, founder and creator of Wrendale Designs won Most Promising Young Designer or Artist 2012

Amy Eastland, designer for Woodmansterne Publications

Libby McMullin, founder and creator of Libby McMullin

Laura Sherratt, founder and creator of Laura Sherratt Designs

Clare Tupper, designer for Paper Rose

Abbey Warner, founder and creator of Abigail Warner Designs/House of Sugalily

Juvenile Innovation from Hallmark won Best Children’s Range

Boo from Sooshichacha

Fantasia Monsters from Nigel Quiney Publications

Hokey & Cokey from Clare Maddicott Publications

Jelly and Ice Cream from Janie Wilson

Roald Dahl from Camden Graphics (UKG)

Christmas All Over The World from Five Dollar Shake won Best Christmas Counter Range

Country Set Christmas from Wrendale Designs

Egg Nog from The Handcrafted Card Company

Jewel In The Crown from Belly Button Designs

Sparkle from Hallmark

Winter Landscapes from Bug Art

Sparkling Ice from Five Dollar Shake won Best Christmas Box Or Pack

Compassionate Friends from Lucilla Lavender

DarkroomLuxury from The Great British Card Company

Lasercut3D Stag Scene for Waitrose from Special Editions (UKG)

Medici Wildlife from The Great British Card Company

Pizazz Christmas from Nigel Quiney Publications

Life Is Sweet from Icon Art won Best Words & Sentiments Range

Bright Side from Really Good

Cheap + Miserable from Splimple

In Other Words… from Vicky Crowder Designs

Letteredfrom Urban Graphic

Once Upon A Time from Hallmark

Beaux Chic from Noel Tatt won Best Contemporary Trend Range

Lacie from Paperlink

Paper Lace from Hallmark

Sentiments from Megan Claire

Zoo Town from Lagom

Zoom To The Moon from Cherry Moon

Born To Stitch from Paper Rose won Best Cute Range

Boofle from UK Greetings

Cute Stuff from Tracks

Give A Hoot from Fourth Wall Brands

Lots of Woof from UK Greetings

Wibbly Wobbly Lane from Rachel Ellen Designs

Lacie from Paperlink won Best Handmade or Hand-Finished Range

Candy Spot from Janie Wilson

Etoile from Five Dollar Shake

Jewel In The Crown from Belly Button Designs

Olive Charm from Tracey Russell Greetings

Vintage from Blue Eyed Sun

1000 Words from Urban Graphic won Best Photographic Range

Framed Black & White from Woodmansterne Publications

Landscapes from Camden Graphics (UKG)

Modern Vintage from Fizz

My Time from Ling Design

The Wildlife Trust from Glebe Cottage

Traces Of Nuts from Hanson White (UKG) won Best Humorous Card Range

Cheap + Miserable from Splimple

Genius from Woodmansterne Publications

On The Ceiling Morphed from Emotional Rescue

One Lump Or Two from Holy Mackerel

Waldo Pancake from Really Good

The Country Set from Wrendale Designs won Best Art Range

Alfie and Friends from Paperlink

Ink Press from The Art File

Jenny Frean from ArtPress Publishing

Madeleine Floyd from The Great British Card Company

Spirit from Paper Rose

Angry Birds from Gemma International won Best Licensed Range

Beano from CardMix

Landscapes: ‘Take A View’ Landscape Photographer Of The Year from Camden Graphics (UKG)

One Direction from Danilo Promotions

RSBP from Woodmansterne Publications

The Wildlife Trust from Glebe Cottage

Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin won Best Wholesale Range

Chic from Hambledon Studios

Naughty Novelties from Graphic Humour

Pzazzle from BGC Studios

Savio from BGC Studios

Tres Chic from Simon Elvin

Nina Campbell from Penny Kennedy won Best Giftwrappings Collection

Botanical Collection from UK Greetings

CarolineGardner from Penny Kennedy

Designer’s Guild from Deva Designs

Soul Sunshine from Soul

Toasted from Urban Graphic

Just Josh from CardMix won Best Male Range

Man-Up from Abacus Cards

Route 69 from Paperlink

Toasted from Urban Graphic

Trinkets& Trumpets from The Art File

Zoom To The Moon from Cherry Moon

Buttercups & Clover from Cinnamon Aitch won Best Relations & Occasions Range

Banquet Collections from Laura Darrington Design

Chantilly Lace from Nigel Quiney Publications

Fresco from Wendy Jones-Blackett

Gypsy Relations from Sooschichacha

Quite Bright from Stop The Clock Design

Patchwork Collection Mother’s Day from Laura Darrington Design won Best Spring Seasons Range

Cha Cha Love Valentine’s Day from Sooshichacha

Chi Chi Father’s Day from Belly Button Designs

Chick A Dee Easter from The Handcrafted Card Company

Krasiva-Red Valentine’s Day from Lesser Spotted Images

Vintage Mother’s Day from Blue Eyed Sun

Eric The Penguin from Great British Card Company won The Henry Cole Classic Award

Giggles from Hanson White (UKG)

More Than Words from Talking Pictures (Ling Design)

OriginalPop-Ups from Second Nature

Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne Publications

Rib Ticklers from Pigment Productions

Congratulations to Lynn Tait who received a Honorary Achievement Award for her contribution to the industry and for founding the Ladder Club.

UK Greetings took the Gold Award for Best Customer Service to Retailers.

This year's Henries awards were judged by a panel including buyers from John Lewis, Paperchase, Scribbler, WH Smith, Clintons, Tesco and other top card retailers and the Henries Awards Finalists for 2012 were announced in July. The finalists of these greeting cards Oscars were chosen from over 14,000 entries.

Named after Sir Henry Cole (who introduced the first commercially produced Christmas card over 160 years ago), The Henries were introduced by Progressive Greetings Worldwide magazine in 1996 as annual awards to shine the spotlight on greeting card ranges.

I am extremely grateful to i2i Events, the organisers of Spring Fair and Autumn Fair, who kindly invited me as their guest to this year's prestigious event.

To find out more about our Henries Award nominated Vintage range click here. The range is also available in Mother's Day and Christmas.