Hello, I’m Claire and run Missycards from my home studio in Bristol
I love designing and making nice cards and prints. And who doesn’t love a personal gift? Something a bit different, maybe some sparkle, some bright, some patterned, some subtle. But it’s more than that – it’s something personal, unique, cheerful and meaningful to show you’ve spent time thinking about the person you’re giving it you.
I’ve always made handmade cards and recently I’ve introduced digitally printed cards to my range and now cover nearly every occasion – starting life as sketches, doodles and hand lettering in my umpteen sketchbooks, I work them into designs on my laptop, adding colour then have them professionally printed.
To 99% of my cards, I then add sparkle by hand, sometimes gems, keeping the Missycards sparkle! I hope to soon bring some other stationery products to my range and will definitely be introducing invitations and more prints over coming months.
Perfect personalised cards
All my handmade designs can all be personalised, and are really popular for new baby cards, special birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. A number of my printed cards can be personalised, as I get the image printed and leave space for names, dates and/or special message which are added the same way as the handmade range or in my own hand lettering or calligraphy.
If a card can be personalised, there’ll be a little box on the listing and you can leave the details at the checkout. Not only does it make the card you send that extra special – it’s also a lovely keepsake of a special and happy time.
Perfect keepsake gifts
My personalised framed gifts for new babies, Christenings, Weddings and kids rooms are also a great gift and a perfect keepsake or just a lovely piece of art to hang up and admire.
Perfect personalised & fun party gifts & stationery
I have a range of keyrings, pocket mirrors and badges which can all be personalised and feature some of the designs from my cards – they’re also perfect for party bag pressies and I offer some special packages if you want to buy loads. Just get in touch. I can also design something special for Wedding Stationery and Christening/party invites and would be happy to discuss requirements and ideas for your big day or special event.
No order too big or small
I’ve made cards for corporate clients including Congratulations cards for a whole sales force; Christening invitations; invites, menus and place cards for a big celebration dinner, personalised corporate Christmas cards, thank you cards for a school PTA and party invites for charity fundraisers. No order is toobig or too small.
Um, not perfect – just me!
Oh and if you’re wondering, I live in a lovely village in North Somerset, a stones throw outside Bristol, which is a hugely creative and inspiring city. I’ve got two young kiddies and work my small business around them – sometimes literally at busy times when my creative materials get spread around the house! I do everything myself including packing the cards, posting, website, blog and I have to make my own coffee! My daughter sometimes helps me around busy times with bagging up cards – I repay her in sweets – it’s a win win!
When I’m not covered in glitter, I love the gym, shopping (for stationery & craft bits, not shoes, is that sad?!) and adore dark chocolate, a little too much!
And about the cheesy grin photo – I’m smiling because I’m holding a huge cocktail! And you can’t quite see but sometimes I have pink hair, just underneath, just because!!