I started making greeting cards over 10 years ago after taking a series of floral images and local landscapes. Some sold, some didn’t but I soon moved on to larger prints. I continued to work on a wide range of images covering iconic landmarks and the island’s seaside resorts, towns, villages, beaches and wildlife. After some successful years selling prints I decided to add greeting cards to my range of products.
With so many images to chose from, I made over a thousand different samples and this means while I get a bit confused, I also learn other peoples opinions and shops who stock my cards can choose their own unique range to suit their taste and location.
They are now proving very popular in newsagents, gift shops and galleries across the island.
I have made personalised ones for businesses such as hotels, pubs, holiday lets and tourist attractions.
The cards are instantly recognisable with their striking square format, photographic image and high quality handmade look and feel. The brown (or sometimes white) card and envelope is 100% recycled and the clear sleeve is made from corn starch and is 100% biodegradable and compostable. I also do a Christmas range with recycled red/green card and festive/winter scenes.
They are often bought and framed or given as gifts.
Some of the stockists on the island are:
The Beach Shack, Steephill Cove
Ventnor Post Office, High Street
Ventnor Beach Shop, Esplandade
Shanklin Wight Light, The Mews
Shanklin Rock Shop, Old Village
Glory Art Glass, Sandown
Bramble and Berry, Bembridge
The Dell Cafe, Puckpool
Card and Gift 66, Ryde
Cafe Isola, Newport
Quay Arts, Newport
Chessell Pottery, Brook
The Garlic Farm, Newchurch