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The Original Factory Shop, Cranleigh - 3rd November 2022

NEXT EVENT - I will be at the the Cranleigh Arts and Crafts Society Craft Fair 10-4PM, Thursday 10th November, Cranleigh Village Hall. Free Entry.


Hello, my name's Elise,

Thank you so much for visiting my website today. I am a new small business producing environmentally minded greetings cards. All of my designs are hand-drawn and then hand-painted. My paintings are then reproduced by specialist printing company here in the UK and made into greetings cards for all occasions. My drawings and painting process is all by hand, there is no digital or computer enhancement, the end design is simply scanned in it's original form ready for uploading and printing. You can also order an actual hand-painted card which will take a little longer to despatch so please leave at least 14 days before you need to post it when you order.

All individual printed greeting cards cost £2.50 each (please note these are prints of the original painting).

Individual hand-painted greeting cards cost between £5-8 depending on the design. The new painting will by it's very nature of being drawn and painted will not be identical to the original but as close as I can achieve.


I paint from my studio in Alfold near Cranleigh in the heart of the Surrey hills and draw inspiration from all around me. My lovely labrador Wellie can always be found sleeping nearby or right under my chair! He is, of course, on quite a few of the designs!

I sell my cards via my website here and you will find my stall at local craft fairs, local artisan markets, local school fairs and a number of shops in Cranleigh, Godalming and Guildford in Surrey and Alfold, Billingshurst and Horsam in West Sussex. I really hope I get to meet some of you, in person, at an event very soon! To see my Facebook page just CLICK HERE to go straight to it or click on the Facebook symbol.


My printed cards do not have foil, glitter or embellishments and most importantly they are not laminated which makes them fully recyclable in your home recycling bin. It is for this reason that the cards have a matt finish and why normal, shiny Christmas cards have to be taken to a Christmas card recycling point where all the plastic fronts have to be separated from the cardboard backs and placed into landfill, making your matt card more attractive! I do not use plastic covers, just some small paper tape to hold the card to the envelope. Multipacks and gift labels are supplied in biodegradable and carbon neutral pouches. My printer uses card sourced only from ethically sustainable and responsibly managed forests. All printing is done within the UK. Postal packaging is a fully recyclable cardboard sleeve. The card and postal packaging is not already recycled but I am looking into affordable options for this. At the moment standard, commercial ink is used by the printer and for the card's inside wording. I am always open and looking into new options to improve the sustainability of my cards and business.


If you would like to place an order, please click on the email link on any page of this website. Please tell me your name, address and contact telephone number. Please also tell me what you would like to order (the name of each card is listed by the picture) and how many of each you would like to order. Lastly, please tell me if you would like your order sent by 1st or 2nd Royal Mail post. I will then send you a PayPal invoice the same day (Sunday orders will be processed on Monday) where you can pay with just one click by either using your PayPal account or a credit or debit card. I will despatch your order as soon as I have received your payment. Overall this appears to be the fairest approach, so you only actually pay for the postage you want and need, as I will weigh and size each envelope parcel at the rate you choose, rather than apply a blanket, expensive postage charge to all orders via an automated checkout process.


Starting a small business is incredibly difficult, so I would like to thank you very much for your help and support. I hope you like browsing through the greeting cards and do check back regularly as new designs are added every week. Thank you x


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