‘FOIL’ stockists : June 2018

Reg Taylor Garden Centre is stocking the 11 new foil cards.
Hauxley Wildlife Centre, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is stocking 3 new foil cards plus a range of our other greeting cards and notecard packs
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Kent Wildlife Trust is stocking 6 of the new foil cards along with our other card and notecard pack range.
Parc Slip Visitor Centre in South Wales is stocking the 11 new foil cards in addition to our whole range.
Spurn Reserve and Potteric Carr of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are stocking 5 and 6 of the new foil cards respectively.
Montrose Basin and Loch of the Lowes of the Scottish Wildlife Trust are both stocking 2 of the new foil cards.
Newfield Dairy is stocking 5 of the new foil cards.
Clumber Park National Trust is stocking 11 of the new foil cards along with replenished stock of our other cards.

11 new ‘FOIL’ wildlife greeting card designs : May 2018

Courtenay has been working extremely hard over the last 6 months to create 11 new ‘Foil’ wildlife greeting cards which have now been printed and are available to purchase via our Shop.

The images you see do not show the ‘foil effect’ as no computer programme has a ‘foil effect’ feature, so we will photograph each card and share these images showing the design’s true nature.
This photographed animated image of the actual card will be added to each item product in our FOIL CARDS shop section

SL0F-18 SAND LIZARD
SL0F-18 SAND LIZARD
SH0F-18 LONG-SNOUTED SEA HORSE
SH0F-18 LONG-SNOUTED SEA HORSE
SF0F-18 SILVER FOX
SF0F-18 SILVER FOX
PH0F-17 PURPLE HAIRSTREAK BUTTERFLIES
PH0F-17 PURPLE HAIRSTREAK BUTTERFLIES
PE0F-18 PURPLE EMPEROR
PE0F-18 PURPLE EMPEROR
MV0F-17 MEADOW VIRIDESCENCE
MV0F-17 MEADOW VIRIDESCENCE
KF0F-18 KING OF THE FISHERS
KF0F-18 KING OF THE FISHERS
GT0F-18 GREEN TIGER BEETLE
GT0F-18 GREEN TIGER BEETLE
GE0F-18 GOLDEN EAGLE
GE0F-18 GOLDEN EAGLE
DB0F-18 DANDY BEETLES
DB0F-18 DANDY BEETLES
CB0F-18 RED-HEADED CARDINAL BEETLES
CB0F-18 RED-HEADED CARDINAL BEETLES

Iceland supermarket to remove palm oil from own brand products

A big congratulations to Iceland supermarket on the long overdue decision to remove palm oil from its own brand products. It is not effective immediately but it is a start. It now depends if consumers will stop buying any and all products which contain palm fat, palm oil or any derivative thereof. If so, all manufacturers of food products and therefore all supermarkets will have to follows Iceland’s lead. 

Spurn Nature Reserve Yorkshire Wildlife Trust : April 2018

A new visitor centre has been built at Spurn Nature Reserve and opened before Easter 2018. We are proud to be a supplier of our greeting cards to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Spurn. 

Spurn Nature Reserve

Spurn Nature Reserve

WWT Martin Mere & The Scottish Crannog Centre : March 2018

WWT Martin Mere has restocked with a big selection of designs, 17 new designs are now available at their gift shop.

A new stockist situated on Loch Tay in Perthshire is The Scottish Crannog Centre. The centre is a reconstruction of an ancient Loch dwelling which will take you back around 2500 years ago. Open from 30th March to 30th October, you can purchase one of our cards as the shop has stocked 32 standard card designs.

Scottish Crannog Centre
Scottish Crannog Centre

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

Fingringhoe 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