New Greeting Card and New Eco-Friendly Packaging

Dandelions Greeting Cards

Inspired by my 100 Day Project from 2019, I’ve been drawing flowers recently and I’ve turned these dandelion drawings into a greeting card, which is now available in my Etsy shop. This is the first of my products that won’t come wrapped in plastic as I transition to eco friendly packaging. Some of my other items will still arrive in plastic but only until I use up all the cellophane sleeves that I already have (because I don’t want to just throw them away unused).

These dandelion cards come wrapped in a recycled paper band which is held together with a small sticker, which is 100% compostable.

Even without plastic packaging I’m still making sure that everything I send out from my shop, is packaged carefully and protected for its journey to you!

A Slow Summer and New Fabric Designs

4 repeat patterns of kiwis, wild flowers, vegetables and cars

August has been a necessarily slow month. After finishing my 100 Day Project and another big piece of work I decided to take a short break from drawing and painting, to catch my metaphorical breath.

But that short break turned into a longer one because my energy levels crashed and, as anyone with M.E will know, all you can do when that happens is rest, take care of yourself and trust that things will improve again.

Thankfully, I’m starting to feel better and in between resting and napping, I’ve done a tiny bit of work, mostly for fun.

I took a few of my botanical drawings and created a couple of new repeat patterns – one of wild flowers and one of kiwi fruit slices.

Then I decided to do something that I’ve been intending to do for a very long time. I uploaded these designs, along with 2 of my older repeat patterns to Spoonflower, and ordered some fabric swatches. Now that I’ve done that I’m able to make these 4 designs available to purchase as either fabric or wallpaper in my new Spoonflower shop!

The shop is a bit of a work in progress but for every sale of my designs I will earn a small commission. I’m hoping to add more designs to the shop over time so if there’s one that you’d like to be able to buy, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

New Prints and Cards in the Shop!

This week I wanted to let you know about all the new things that I’ve been busily adding to my shop recently. As well as the postcards that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there are 6 new prints, 6 new greeting cards and a paper garland. The cards are available individually or as sets. There are 4 tree card designs and 2 sock cards.

All of these cards are ideal for Christmas and the Winter Holiday Season but they’re all blank inside so can suit any purpose you choose.

The moth, bee and butterfly that feature on the postcard set are now for sale as archival giclee prints. These designs are 3 of the drawings I made during Inktober this year.

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3 more of my Inktober drawings are also available as giclee prints. These are black and white ink drawings of woolly gloves, a hat and socks. They’re available individually, or you can buy them as a set of 3, which works out slightly cheaper per print.

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The same socks from the set of 2 greeting cards are also available to buy as a paper garland. You will receive 12 different paper socks, each one cut out by hand, and each with 2 pre-made holes at the top. Also included is a length of twine, measuring approximately 1.5m (5 ft).

I hope you find something here that you like the look of. I also have a little added extra that will be coming to the shop next week so keep your eyes peeled for that too.

And, if you didn’t already know, most items in my shop now have free postage within the UK and reduced shipping fees internationally!

New Postcards in the Shop

Today I wanted to let you know that there’s a new postcard set for sale in my Etsy shop. These are the first postcards I’ve made and feature 3 of the illustrations I’ve made so far during Inktober. One each of a Bumble bee, moth and butterfly.

The postcards come as a set of 3 and are printed on very thick white card with a slight sheen on the surface, without being glossy.

Shipping for most items in my shop is now free within the UK and international shipping has been reduced.

I’ll also have some giclee prints of the same designs available soon, and some some new greeting cards too, so keep your eye out for those. In the meantime, order your postcard sets from my shop.

New Redbubble Shop

Today I wanted to let you know that, as well as Etsy, I’m now selling on Redbubble. My Etsy shop is still the place to buy prints, cards and original work but Redbubble is where I’m selling things, like mugs, phone cases, cushions, duvet covers and even leggings(!) featuring my designs. Unlike Etsy (where I personally handle all orders), Redbubble deals with all the shipping so if you live outside of the UK your order will probably ship from somewhere within, or closer to, your home country.

If there is one of my designs that you would like to be able to buy through Redbubble let me know and I’ll add it to my shop. In the meantime, head over to my Redbubble shop and have a look around. I’ll be adding more designs over the coming days and weeks.