Tuesday, 3 March 2015

10 of my favourite Mother’s Day cards created by Independent Designers

Every year I buy my Mum a card created by an independent designer. There are loads to choose from, many raise a smile and all sing the praises of Mums, Grandmas, Nannas and Grannies. We’re all busy people & sometimes it can seem easier to bung a card in the trolley when we’re doing the weekly shop. But I urge you to either visit a local gallery or independent shop in your area or get online & purchase a card from someone who designs & creates in the UK.

We have such a wealth of talent in this country. Independently designed cards can often be personalised, many are hand drawn and lots of designers use techniques such as screen printing, mixed media and papercut skills.

By choosing a card that hasn’t been mass produced by a large card manufacturer you are helping to support home grown talent. You may also like to read about the “Just a Card” campaign started by Sarah Hamilton and supported by Mollie Makes and The Design Trust. The campaign aims to encourage people to appreciate just how valuable every purchase from artists, designer/makers and independent shops are. Take a look at their website to find out more about the “Just a Card” campaign

Alongside lots of cuddles and a cup of tea in bed, I'd be happy to have any of these cards handed to me on March 15th. The following is a list of 10 of my favourite cards created by independent designers from the United Kingdom.

First up is 'Tea Rrific' Mother's Day Card from Tee and Toast

Custom Illustrated Portrait for Mother's Day Character Card by Calico Skies

Mother's day card - elephants - handmade card by Sally & the Freckles

My Fingers May Be Small But… Cute Mummy Card by Cloud 9 Design

Happy Penguin Mothers Day by IvoryMint

Funny Mummy Poetry Card by DogAsPony

Mums things mothers day card by mrs L cards

Thank you for being so lovely - handcut custom papercut card by House Of Alphonse

Personalised 'Best Mum' Family Tree Card by Peardrop Avenue

Personalised 'Loveliest Grandma' Certificate by Eskimo Kiss Designs

“It is more important than ever to support our local independent shops. To keep our High Streets peppered with interesting galleries and indie shops we need to be mindful of our buying choices. So whether it’s just a card, a print or a piece of jewellery, support your favourite makers, and show us your purchases using the hashtag #justacard.”

This blog claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners. I have asked permission from each of the designers featured here to use their images on my blog.

Linking up with Brilliant Blog Posts,My Best Post of the Week #MBPW over on Britmums and The List link-up on youbabymemummy.com

1 comment:

Carol Cameleon said...

The 'thank you for being so lovely' hand cut card is so beautiful! Simple and yet stunning :) #brilliantblogposts

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