Hi everyone and welcome to our little website!
My son and I started making cards during lockdown to make us happy and because I needed a fun project to help with home schooling – yes I admit I struck off many a ‘school’ day to just play with pens and get messy!
I have always been creative and used to make cards for a company in London when I lived in the big smoke. My son has always loved drawing and is something that will keep his attention for a lot longer than maths will do!
We started by drawing ‘Gerry the Giraffe’ – named after my dear dad and because giraffes are my sisters favourite animal!
Noah loved working out how to draw him but wanted to use lots of colour instead. We then progressed to a hippo and a penguin (my mums favourite animal!).
Each animal had a heart to accompany them – because each animal is made with love. These are now known as our ‘signature hearts’.
We now had 3 animals under our belt and Noah wanted to give them names and their own back story! This was very funny!
Soon the Colourful Critters were born – a rainbow collection of handmade printed cards – 43 animals to date……..
Luckily I still had a lot of my materials from my card making days so it was an eco friendly project to get going with.
In the first two weeks of announcing on social media that we were selling our cards we made 600 cards……..what?!!
We have made connections with local suppliers that sell recycled card and envelopes so the cards you are buying have a minimal carbon footprint…..yey!
We are more than happy to create new animals for you so please drop us a line and we will create!
We have also started making framed prints so please get in touch and we will make something wonderful for you.
Thank you for supporting our little business venture,
Esther and Noah xxx