Valentine's Cards - best places to find my illustrated Valentine's Day cards

If you’re interested in buying one of my Valentine’s Day cards (thanks so much!), I thought I’d show where is best to order from depending on location, postage costs and delivery times.

If you were a bogey, I’d pick you!

If you’re in the UK/Europe, purchasing directly from me via my Etsy shop is the most cost effective way, along with being the quickest! If you’re sending to a UK address, you can order my cards from Thortful and have them sent directly to yourself or your recipient with your message printed inside (I receive a commission/royalty for these and Thortful do the printing/posting.) They also offer add-on options such as sending chocolates, socks, etc.

If you’re in USA, it’s worth looking at my cards on Society6 as they ship from USA so it should in theory be cheaper and faster. Last time I ordered from there my package was shipped from Texas to England. This is another platform that does the printing and posting on my behalf and I receive a commission.

My cards are available on Redbubble with the same commission basis as Society6. They state “we have a global network of 3rd party printers that make your orders. Once you place an order on the site, each item is sent to the independent printer closest to you.”

I love you more than sloths love hibiscus!

I love you more than sloths love hibiscus!

I’m sticking with you card.

I’m sticking with you card.

I also have a Valentine’s mug gift available via Etsy!

If you were a bogey, I’d pick you - mug.

If you were a bogey, I’d pick you - mug.

I’m open to suggestions of other platforms to offer my designs via. Please do let me know your favourite place to buy cards by illustrators online!

Nature journal & design sites

Hello!
I’ve been squirrelling away behind the scenes uploading my illustrations to websites such as Redbubble, Society6 and Zazzle.

These platforms do everything from taking your product orders, to printing and manufacturing the items, to delivering the orders.

My most recent illustration, available as the printed front cover of     ‘my nature book’    , a sketchbook/journal for drawing nature finds, mindful musings, fungi identifications, or what ever one decides to create within.

My most recent illustration, available as the printed front cover of ‘my nature book’, a sketchbook/journal for drawing nature finds, mindful musings, fungi identifications, or what ever one decides to create within.

The designers receive a commission from each product sold. Orders are anonymous and are sent directly from the company to the customer.

The range of products on offer varies from site to site. The products I’m personally offering with my designs are varied too depending on the format and size of the original image files and what the fit onto. If it wasn’t for these sites I wouldn’t be able to offer my images on e.g. side tables or duvet covers which is fun!

‘There’s gnome place like home’ cushion.  Click image to see listing on Redbubble.

‘There’s gnome place like home’ cushion. Click image to see listing on Redbubble.

Time for tea?  Click image to see listing on Redbubble.

Time for tea? Click image to see listing on Redbubble.

For future reference, my online shop/product links can be found under Shop —> Stockists in the navigation menu of my website.

Thanks for looking!

New prints in my Etsy shop

Some new prints of my illustrations are now available in my Etsy shop! Click on the images to view the shop listings on Etsy.

Thanks for looking!

Personalised travel/hiking journals

I’ve just listed a couple of new hiking journals in my Etsy shop – inspired by a friend who is currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (trail from Mexico to Canada). These are small, lightweight Moleskine brand journals that are easily stashed in a backpack or pocket, and are altered to include a name/place/word above the hand-drawn hiker illustration.

I always carry my own journal to write anything from travel notes to diary entries, and lots of sketches too! I figured these would make thoughtful gifts for hikers, hill walkers, adventurers and explorers ready for their next journey.

Hiker journal with cut-out boots and hiker illustration.

Hiker journal with cut-out boots and hiker illustration.

Hiker journal with cut-out heart and hiker/backpacker illustration.

Hiker journal with cut-out heart and hiker/backpacker illustration.

One of a kind personalised journals for hikers.

One of a kind personalised journals for hikers.

I have journals just like these from my 8 month backpacking adventure in Central America and several months spent in Canada. I thoroughly enjoy reminiscing with them and reflecting upon those times. Much of what I wrote was day-to-day life observations but it’s those details that set the scene and atmosphere realistically. The bits you might not remember because they didn’t stand out so much, but they help paint the whole picture, emotions included.

Do you write, draw, or take notes when you're out and about?