New for 2019 are some new card designs! All are available to buy individually direct from my website, pop over to the 'Shop Greetings Cards' for all the details!
The 'Just a Card' campaign aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses.
The campaign came about when an artist & designer, Sarah Hamilton, saw the quote "If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open" by store keepers who'd recently closed their gallery. This prompted a call to action! Designer/Makers and independent shops and galleries need a voice.
People seldom realise the considerable costs involved in exhibiting at design shows or keeping a shop open. Stand fees, power, materials, wages etc need to be met before even a penny of profit can be realised. Running a shop is often a labour of love. Without dedication and passion, and crucially sales, it would be another boarded up eyesore.
If everyone who had complimented me on my work, or everyone who had visited this website over the last year, had purchased a greetings card, my business would be in a very different position.
So, this year as Black Friday and Christmas shopping takes over, please do take the time to purchase from your favourite independant shop or artist, we all do a happy dance when you do!
What a great article on my work in this month's WI Life!
Willows Coffee Shop, Barby Nursery, CV23 8TG
A family run plant nursery and garden centre specialising in beautiful home grown bedding plants, hanging baskets and planters. Located in the small village of Barby they are easily accessible from Rugby, Daventry and surrounding areas. The Willows Coffee Shop is the perfect place to relax with friends for a spot of breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. They now stock a range of my popular greetings cards!
Dates for my Felt Picture Making Workshops are now open for bookings for 2019! Pop over to my Workshops page on here for all the details!
Napton Village Stores & Cafe (CV47 8LR) is an award winning local store packed full of amazing locally sourced products. They now stock a range of my greetings cards and fridge magnets, including my new Great British Wildlife Collection of cards. I can guarantee you wont be able to leave this store without buying something!
Canons Ashby National Trust, is a tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens features grand rooms, stunning tapestries and Jacobean plasterwork. In the historic parkland you can catch glimpses of early medieval landscapes, while a wander through the priory church reveals the story of the canons of Canons Ashby.
The beautiful Coach House Shop stocks a range of National Trust homewares as well as unique products made by local artists. They now stock my exclusive 'Canons Ashby in the Spring' felt & stitch picture as a greeting card, as well as a selected range of my other popular greetings cards.
'Canons Ashby in the Spring'
I am really pleased to be working with the lovely Cherrydid Gallery in Keswick over the next few months! They sell unique gifts & art made by small independent British businesses, with a focus on supporting start-ups. I will have a selection of originals, Fine Art Giclee Prints and greetings cards on sale there! So if you are going to the Lake District for your holidays this year, why not take a look!