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Just A Card Christmas Gift Guide 2017

By Sarah Cowan

At Christmas it can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. You want to choose something you know they’ll love. But if you also want your gifts to be unique and original, then we can help!

I’ve spent many happy hours picking my favourite card and gift ideas from the hundreds of entries we received. You’ll find my top picks from forty artists, designers, makers and galleries below. There are in four categories - Christmas cards, gifts under £15, gifts under £50 and gifts under £100, along with the all important information you’ll need to find out where to buy them.

As you may know, the Just a Card campaign is wholly run by a team of volunteers. We all have our own businesses or jobs alongside the work we do promoting independent designer makers. So this year we’re inviting you to Christmas with the Just a Card team as we also bring you a selection of the things that we, the Just a Card team, design and make in our businesses.


Where to buy

Silent Night Port Quin


By Katie Childs at Cliffside Gallery, Port Isaac, Cornwall.

Deck the halls


By Eve Stacey at Eve Stacey Design

Illustrated Christmas Tree Cards


By Fiona Gacki at Fiona Gacki Illustrations

Hand-lettered Orb Christmas cards – Noël, Joy and Peace


By Jules Birkby at Now Then, Sunshine!

Tis The Season To Get Jolly


By Sharon Caddie at Text From A Friend

Winter’s Tail Christmas Card


By Helen McGinley at Mister Peebles

King’s College Postbox, Cambridge


By Sue Smith at Sue Smith Art

Birch Trees in the Snow Christmas Card


By Hannah Waterman at Purple Watermelon

Rein Dears (pack of five)


By Katherine Evans at Bisondoodles

‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Foil Card


By Sheridan Hall at Pink Pig Creative


Swallow and Cherry Linocut Print


By Tina Hagger at HandmadebyHaggy

Penguin Enamel Pin with Heart Garland


By Sian Shrimpton at Sian Shrimpton - Design & Illustration

Dundee Cake Tea Towel


By Louise Kirby at Louise Kirby

Weekly Planner


By Sarah Gibson at Lomond Paper Co.

Reg the Penguin decoration


By Fiona Robertson at Fiona Robertson Graphics

Fish School’ greetings handprinted card


By Joanna Nakamura at Blue Bear Vending Co.

2018 Calendar


By Sarah Glover at The Paper Creative

Machine stitch brooches from my blended felt


By Myra Hutton at Myra Hutton Textiles

Relax Mug


By Bonita Ebuehi at Bonita Ivie Prints

Textile Art Red Jugs Print


By Sarah Wright at Sarah Laidlaw


Blackbird limited edition lino cut


By Sarah Robinson at Sarah Robinson Designs

Gratitude Kit


By Claire Sheehan at CSheehanArt

Round window textile beach hut


By Madeline Norris at meeni

Woodland themed bag-in-a-bag


By Kristel Hughes at Zebramingo



By Louise Thompson

Leaping Hare & Fox Cushion


By Liora Ives at Leaping Foxes

A Year of Cards


By Ellie Good at Ellie Good Illustration

Mix and Match Bow Tie


By Joanna Payne at Adventures & Tea Parties

Geometric Bear Hand Embroidered 3” Hoop Art


By Tash Hatcher at Caffinated Crafter

London Handmade Paper Cut Map


By Kip Perdue at Kartegraphik


Handpainted Abstract Flame Retro lampshade


By Ilze van der Poll at Made by Ilze

Oronsay scarf


By Flora Collingwood-Norris at Collingwood-Norris

Large Fabric Covered Planters


By Beatrice Heslop at Deja Ooh

Sterling silver & pearl bangle


By Emma Fisher at Oh Gosh Silver



By Michelle Wong at MW Makes

Custom House Portrait


By Sarah Hector at Sarah Frances

Botallack Mines


By Tom Gowen at Tomgowenart

Luna moth hand embroidery art


By Kim Burnett at Kim’s Handmade Cave

Versatile leather satchel


By Karen Elgee at Dashing Finch

Rainbow Mobile


By Nicola Parnell at FeltTails


Amsterdam houses tea towel


By Mel at Mel Smith Designs

Ivy (Hedera) Screen Print


By Kaylene Alder at Plants for Peace

Dover Street limited edition giclee print


By Sarah Hamilton at Sarah Hamilton Prints

Letterpress hedgehog print


By Sarah Cowan at Lettica


A4 Lovebug hand pulled screen print


By Justine Ellis at Justine Ellis Designs


Plants & Chairs Tote


By Kate Marsden at Made By Mrs M, and Kaylene Alder at Plants for Peace


Vase of flowers, DIY craft card


By Victoria Wright at Little Paper Vee






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