THE WINNER of the framed & signed ‘Osprey’ print at Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust is….

Janet Pawley of Hinkley.

The draw for the successful raffle of the framed and signed ‘Osprey’ print took place on the 7th November via random selection by staff at Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre.

Janet is a regular visitor to Rutland Water and was extremely happy to be told she was the winner of the ‘Osprey’. Janet (pictured below) collected her coveted prize which was presented to her by Dale Martin, Education and Events Ranger at Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre.

Janet Pawley (winner) and Dale Martin of Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
Win this framed Osprey print
Win this framed Osprey print

Nottingham Lakeside Arts Djanogly Gallery : August 2017

The Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts which is part of the University of Nottingham’s public arts programme, has taken on a wide range of 30 wildlife greeting cards. These include our Christmas Foil card range so perfect for those who are wanting to get in early for Christmas purchases.

Djanogly Gallery Shop
Djanogly Gallery Shop
Lakeside Arts
Lakeside Arts

WWT Washington & Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre : July 2017

WWT Washington Wetland Centre at Washington, Tyne & Wear has taken on a range of 12 greeting cards and Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s new visitor centre at Hauxley Nature Reserve has taken on 11 greeting cards. Details of both outlets can be found on our Stockists page.

WWT Washington
WWT Washington
Hauxley Reserve
Hauxley Reserve
Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre
Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre

 

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens : May 2017

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is our first stockist in the Norfolk area, taking on 29 Standard and 3 Foil designs so there is quite a range to choose from if you are searching for a wildlife greeting card in the Great Yarmouth area. Thrigby Hall is a supporter of The World Zoo Conservation Strategy and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and houses a variety of bird species, cat & tigers, primates, red panda, reptiles and small mammals.

Thrigby Hall
Thrigby Hall

Blenheim Palace & WWT Slimbridge : April 2017

The Blenheim Palace East Courtyard Shop has taken on a large selection of Bird and Insect greeting cards including our 5 Butterfly cards which works well with the Butterfly House (number 26 on their Visitor Map) located in The Pleasure Gardens. I am sure there will be an enormous amount to do and see when you visit the estate. Visit the above link to see what is on or download their Visitor Map here.

 

WWT Slimbridge in Gloustershire is now stocking a range of wetland and wading bird designs available from their gift shop. Plenty of things to do and wildlife to see to keep the family busy for a day. And definitely a place to visit if you like birds!

Slimbridge map

Look who it is with our metallic foil ‘Ruby-tailed wasp’ greeting card!!

Lorna Griffith (Notts Dormouse Group Chairman) shared one of Courtenay’s favourite designs ‘Ruby-tailed wasp‘ with Chris Packham at ‘An Audience With Chris Packham’ on Tuesday 11th April at the Nottingham Playhouse. Did you know you can purchase this card and more insect related designs from Buglife to help raise awareness and funds for conservation and education efforts for all things bugs.

Chris Packham & Lorna Griffiths 'Ruby-tailed wasp'
Chris Packham & Lorna Griffiths ‘Ruby-tailed wasp’

Win a framed & signed ‘Osprey’ print at Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

To celebrate the successful return of the Ospreys to Rutland Water Nature Reserve this year, we are donating a signed and framed ‘Osprey’ print to one lucky visitor! Just purchase one or more Bespoke Folk greetings cards or card packs from the Rutland Water centres and fill out a ticket to go into the draw! Tickets are available at both the Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre at Egleton and Lyndon Visitor Centre (where you can view the Ospreys on the Manton Bay nest and watch their behaviour via live cameras).

Win this framed Osprey print
Win this framed Osprey print

Canons Ashby National Trust and Bat Conservation Trust : April 2017

Canons Ashby is a National Trust site right in the middle between the M1 and M40 and north of Silverstone racing circuit. The shop has a range of bird and butterfly cards available to purchase.

Canons Ashby
Canons Ashby


We are partnering with Bat Conservation Trust to help them to achieve their goals of bat conservation and education. Via the BCT Gifts page, visitors can see the participating businesses and what each business will donate back to BCT from each sale of their respective products. All visitors need to do is visit the participating businesses online shop and make a purchase (voucher code may be required at checkout). Products bought means money donated means BCT can use these donations to fund their work efforts. Use the voucher code BCT10 when purchasing any card or notecard pack via our shop and we will donate 10% from each card sale to BCT.

Bat Conservation Trust
Bat Conservation Trust

English Heritage and Bradgate Park : March 2017

bespoke folk welcomes two new stockists of our greeting cards in late March.
English Heritage has taken on a couple of designs to add to their 25 shops throughout England. You will find a complete listing of shops on our Stockists page. English Heritage manages over 400 historic buildings, monument and sites throughout England meaning you do not have travel far to experience one of their sites.

Audley End House
Audley End House


Bradgate Park, just north of Leicester with easy access off the M1 or A46, is an 830 acre park which was first mentioned as Bradgate Park in 1241 as a hunting park. Along with ancient oaks and the deers, there are Precambrian outcrops which can be seen near the surface making it one of the few places these can be seen in Great Britain. Bradgate Park have taken on 5 designs with one seasonal ‘RED DEER‘ design produced exclusively for them so if you fancy this design and wish to purchase it, you must visit their shop in the park.

RD02-17 RED DEER (CERVUS ELAPHUS)
RD02-17 RED DEER
Bradgate Park
Bradgate Park

‘Kingfishers’ limited edition greeting card : March 2017

Another new greeting card design by Courtenay. This ‘Kingfishers‘ card increases her ‘Bird’ collection to 13 designs and this her 6th 4 square design. 

KF00-17 ‘KINGFISHERS’ A Kingfisher portrait with replications that pick out plumage hues in a nod to Andy Warhol.

KF00-17-KINGFISHERS
KF00-17-KINGFISHERS

3 new greeting cards : February 2017

Courtenay has just completed 3 new greeting card designs which are available to purchase.

TM00-17 ‘BLACK AND WHITE TIGERS’ The intricate details of (clockwise top left) Jersey, Cream-spot, Wood and Scarlet Tiger moths are showcased in this new design

LT00-17 ‘LONG-TAILED TIT’ Long-tailed tit in Spring blossoms

SB00-17 ‘STAINED GLASS BATS’ Brown long-eared and pipistrelle bats fly around Large Yellow Underwing moths which are drawn to the moonlight in this Gothic-inspired stained glass rose window

TM00-17 BLACK AND WHITE TIGERS
TM00-17 BLACK AND WHITE TIGERS
LT00-17-LONG-TAILED-TIT
LT00-17-LONG-TAILED-TIT
SB00-17 STAINED GLASS BATS
SB00-17 STAINED GLASS BATS

College Lake Visitor Centre, Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre, Rutland Water Visitor Centre & Seasons & Reasons : February 2017

College Lake, part of Berkshire Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust which is a reserve created on an old chalk quarry. For the birdwatchers, they have 11 hides dotted around the reserve and they also cater for families with children with their ‘Nature Tots’ events. In the shop, our whole range of cards are available for purchase.

Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre is part of the Forestry Commission and is located 5 miles west of Keswick in the Lake District. With walking, biking, orienteering, children Wildplay trail, bike hire shop, GoApe Adventures and a cafe and shop, there will be plenty to keep you busy. They will complete the renovation of the shop and will be ready for the beginning of March so a selected range of our cards will be available to purchase in Cumbria.

Rutland Water Visitor Centre is located on the north east side of the Rutland Water Reservoir. Managed by Anglian Water, you will find children’s playgrounds, picnic areas, crazy golf, the ‘Rutland Belle’ tourist passenger boat, fishing and watersports shops, Bugtopia, Aqua Park Rutland, a cafe and a cafe bar restaurant. Included as well is the visitor centre with our ‘Osprey’ greeting card as Rutland Water is home to these birds. With Ospreys normally returning in March, this site is a good location to stop and explore. 

Seasons & Reasons is located in the northwest Wales seaside town of Harlech which is home to the medieval Harlech Castle and within easy distance to Snowdonia National Park, the Glaslyn Osprey Project and Coed y Brenin Forest Park. We are now able to have an outlet in this area who can offer a comprehensive range of our wildlife greeting cards. Also, the shop is located at the top of one of the UK’s steepest drivable roads with a gradient of 40%. 

Harlech Castle
Harlech Castle
College Lake Visitor Centre
College Lake Visitor Centre
Whinlatter Forest
Whinlatter Forest
Rutland Water Park Visitor Centre
Rutland Water Park Visitor Centre
40% hill grade next to Seasons & Reasons
40% hill grade next to Seasons & Reasons

Thorndon Countryside Centre & Reg Taylors Garden Centre : January 2017

Our two latest stockists of greeting cards: Thorndon Countryside Centre (Essex Wildlife Trust) in Brentwood has taken on our whole range of greeting cards to compliment their newly renovated visitor centre. A great location for visiting a vast expanse of ancient woods to walk the dog or walk the children. And Reg Taylors Garden Centre in Southwell has taken on a selected range to add to their lovely giftware shop. Certainly worth a visit to see their gift shop or swan sanctuary or garden centre or the tea rooms.

Reg Taylors Garden Centre
Reg Taylors Garden Centre
Thorndon Centre
Thorndon Centre

Creswell Crags Art Exhibition : extended until 5 March 2017

The exhibition of our art work at Creswell Crags is extended until the 5th of March. We have included some more pieces in the exhibition to include fire pokers and jewellery stands and botanical oil paintings.

fire poker collection
fire poker collection

Fire poker collection

The Naze Centre, Walton on the Naze : November 2016

The newest visitor centre, The Naze Centre in Essex Wildlife Trust has taken on a wide range of our greeting and notecards to compliment their lovely shop. Nice setting on the cliffs (which are home to fossils) above the North Sea with the 1720’s constructed Naze Tower within a stones throw of the centre. Good coffee to from their cafe so a good place for a walk and visit.

The Naze Centre
The Naze Centre
The Naze Centre
The Naze Centre
The Naze Centre
The Naze Centre

Signed Wildlife Prints : October 2016

There is a new line to compliment our wildlife greeting card range, large format signed prints. There are 8 designs, four are in colour and four are in black and white or sepia. All are personally signed by Courtenay Holden, are enclosed in a cello bag with a cardboard backing board. For details on each one, please visit the Shop.

Wildlife prints Black frames
Wildlife prints Black frames
Wildlife prints White frames
Wildlife prints White frames

 

PRW00-16 RUBY-TAILED WASP (Print)
PRW00-16 RUBY-TAILED WASP (Print)
POS00-16 OSPREY (Print)
POS00-16 OSPREY (Print)
PRR00-16 RED ROBINS (Print)
PRR00-16 RED ROBINS (Print)
PDR00-16 DRAGONFLY (Print)
PDR00-16 DRAGONFLY (Print)
PFG00-16 PARKLAND FEATHERS (Print)
PFG00-16 PARKLAND FEATHERS (Print)
PRD00-16 RED DEER (Print)
PRD00-16 RED DEER (Print)
PBA00-16 BADGERS (Print)
PBA00-16 BADGERS (Print)
PBI00-16 BIRCH TREES (Print)
PBI00-16 BIRCH TREES (Print)

Creswell Crags Art Exhibition : October 2016

Thanks to Creswell Crags, we have the opportunity to exhibit our range of art

from abstract paintings, greeting cards, signed prints and metalwork until the end of 2016. If you are in the Welbeck / Worksop area and wish to see the exhibit then please pay a visit to Creswell Crags Visitor Centre.

Creswell Crags 2016 exhibition
Creswell Crags 2016 exhibition
Creswell Crags 2016 exhibition
Creswell Crags 2016 exhibition
Creswell Crags 2016 exhibition
Creswell Crags 2016 exhibition
Creswell Crags 2016 exhibition
Creswell Crags 2016 exhibition
Animal garden stakes & Wildlife prints
Animal garden stakes & Wildlife prints

The Harley Gallery Welbeck : September 2016

The Harley Gallery in Welbeck Estate has added to their collection a large range of our greeting cards including the Christmas foil ‘Butterfly’ cards. With their extensive exhibitions and range of fine art works for sale, they are a must see in the Dukeries region.

Dormouse on hazel leaf

Sleeping Dormouse on hazel leaf
Sleeping Dormouse on hazel leaf

A limited number of sculpted cast Sleeping Dormouse on a hazel leaf are available to purchase. Finished as true to life or matt gold.

Blue Tin Produce farm shop : September 2016

After a visit to Castell Henllys Pembrokeshire and a query with us, Blue Tin Produce farm shop in the Chilterns has a selected range of wildlife greeting cards for purchase, along with their free range, traditionally reared, rare breed pork and beef plus many other produce items in their shop.

Blue Tin Produce farm shop
Blue Tin Produce farm shop
Blue Tin Produce farm shop
Blue Tin Produce farm shop

The Workhouse National Trust and Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife ‘Glaslyn Osprey Project’ : August 2016

The Workhouse, Southwell has become a stockist with a range of 10 designs available to purchase from their reception shop. Also welcome to Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Osprey Project based near Prenteg Porthmadog and is a community wildlife group set up in 2013 to continue the work of protecting breeding ospreys in the Glaslyn Valley. 

The Workhouse Southwell
The Workhouse Southwell
Glaslyn Osprey Project
Glaslyn Osprey Project

‘Osprey’ design & notecard packs now available : August 2016

A new ‘Bird’ design is in stock and available for purchase. Along with this design, Courtenay has created a line of notecards which are available as 8 packs. We have a ‘Flying Insects’ series and ‘Bird’ series. The notecards are 65mm wide x 105mm high so they are perfect for writing a short message or just to say ‘thank you’. Details of OSPREY can be found here, details of notecard packs can be found here.

OS00-16 OSPREY
OS00-16 OSPREY
'FLYING-INSECTS' Notecard 8-pack
‘FLYING-INSECTS’ Notecard 8-pack
'BIRD' Notecard 8-pack
‘BIRD’ Notecard 8-pack