Two new everyday greeting cards for the Gabriella Buckingham range

A short post this one. I did promise myself that I would do some designing yesterday and I'd written the words for these designs months ago.


I am  pleased with the simplicity of one of them and the intricacy of the other. I hand drew the border for the one below with a dip pen before colouring the design in on the 'puter.


In addition I have also finally realised how to make sure that for some designs I can print to the edge! I was trying desperately to configure my Canon printer to print without a white border. A few months ago I 'won' a great German guillotine in an ebay auction and I am simply carefully cutting individual cards down from 150 mm to 12.5mm. Genius eh. Takes me a Of course I have to be very careful with the lining up but a  little thing like this is a bit of a breakthrough!  I produce everything I make myself and knowing I can now do this makes me very happy. Of course as my business grows I will need to find a very good printer to replicate what I do but until then - sorted!


If you can recommend a good printer of short digital runs in Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincs or Cambridgeshire please let me know.

Both these cards will be available on Etsy shortly.


  1. Love them! Love the colours, love the typeface :)
    What printer are you using? Is that heavy weight card stock you can print onto?

  2. Thanks Claire :) Yes, I use some card from GF Smith - its 300 gsm I think... and my printer is Canon Pro 9500 Mark ii. I order the card stock pre cut - if you contact them they can send you a sample pack for you to try out.

  3. Nice work Gabriella :) I have used - an online service based in Newcastle. Fast turnaround and good quality in my experience with them.

  4. thank you Sue! How are you getting on with the skillshare thing? I haven't started yet.. so much else to get on with. I am in awe with how often you post new things on your blog too.. imagine you probably have started :)

  5. I've made a start and I'm finding the Photoshop info really useful for pattern repeats. The blog posting can be a bit erratic, but I try and put something new on there as often as I can :)


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