Metal garden gate with combination lock

The latest creation is this 1800mm x 1150mm solid metal gate complete with combination keypad lock. This gate was designed to fit the entrance to a back yard via a shared passage and rather than an ordinary pine wooden gate, this simple yet sturdy gate was built. Made from 14mm solid round bars and 25mm square tubing, it weighs in at 58kg but is mounted so it feels as a light as a feather and is hinged to self close so it does away with the need for a spring.

Garden gate
Garden gate
Garden gate
Garden gate
Garden gate
Garden gate

Metal garden gate with combination keypadFingringhoe Wick Essex Wildlife Trust : February 2018

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre has recently stocked our whole range of cards and notecard packs. They are located south of Colchester on the banks of the River Colne estuary in Essex. 

Fingringhoe Visitor Centre
Fingringhoe Visitor Centre
Fingringhoe Wick
Fingringhoe Wick

WWT Welney & Sandwell Park Farm : January 2018

We have the first new stockist for 2018, Sandwell Park Farm in West Bromwich has taken a small range of greeting cards. Located in the Sandwell Valley Country Park there are two shops, 660 acres of parkland, food and craft fairs, birdwatching at the RSPB nature reserve, adventure park and a lot more. Just off Junction 1 of the M5 motorway. 

WWT Welney has just taken on 8 designs, these being bird and invertebrate designs. If you like our cards then please call into the gift shop and help support Welney and bespoke folk. If you like swans then this is the place to visit as in winter there are thousands of whooper and Bewick’s swans.

WWT Welney map
WWT Welney map

Fond farewell to Rob Hand of Woodlanders in Southwell

Rob Hand has finally retired his Woodlanders business after 23 year when he closed his Southwell shop in late December 2017. We thank Rob for his concerted effort to promote and sell bespoke folk products very successfully and we will certainly miss him, as I am sure many in Southwell and the surround area will, both for his toys and greeting cards. Hopefully there will be a shop who will take the baton from him and be the leading greeting card retailer in Southwell.

 

Creswell Crags 6 new Rock Art greeting card designs

Creswell Crags commissioned Courtenay to create some designs to be used as greeting cards and other merchandise to promote and highlight the ancient cave art drawings. Printed and available in the Creswell Crags shop are 6 greeting cards exclusive to Creswell. If you like what you see then you need to visit or contact Creswell to purchase these designs.

 

CC02-17 CRESWELL CAVE ART
CC02-17 CRESWELL CAVE ART
CC00-17 BISON, STAG and IBIS
CC00-17 BISON, STAG and IBIS
BI00-17 BISON CAVE ART
BI00-17 BISON CAVE ART
CC03-17 CRESWELL CAVE ART
CC03-17 CRESWELL CAVE ART
CC01-17 CRESWELL CAVE ART
CC01-17 CRESWELL CAVE ART
BI01-17 BISON CAVE ART
BI01-17 BISON CAVE ART

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 & Haulxley 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 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