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hand painted charity gift cards

My hand painted gift cards which were so popular during 2020 when visiting loved ones was so difficult, are now available for you to send again.

They proved very popular during 2020 when visiting loved ones in person was so difficult or impossible due to the pandemic travel restrictions.

Thanks to sending out hundreds of cards we made over £300 for the NHS last year which was amazing.

This year I am supporting the charity Kindred Scotland with these bespoke gift cards. Kindred are an Edinburgh charity close to my heart, as I have benefitted from them in the past.

Kindred provide practical information, advocacy, emotional support and guidance for families of children with complex needs. You can read more about them HERE.

One of many charities working hard that provide vital help to those who need it at a time when they need it most. A charity you hope you never need but if you do then you are so glad they are there.

Learn more about this 30 year old Edinburgh charity by visiting their facebook page below and if you can make a donation to help support the amazing work they do.

Kindred Scotland facebook page

You can order your original gift card now via my etsy shop and 10% of all sales will go to the charity. Each A6 card will be sent direct to your loved one and you can request a message to be handwritten to both the front and the inside. Plus you can request a flower or object of your choice for me to draw on the front.

Order your original gift card here.

My Victorian Cycle postcards have arrived

vintagepostcardsallMy new set of Victorian Edinburgh Cycle themed postcards are now available to buy in my online shop.

I have been planning this set of cards for some time so am pleased to see them printed and available to buy. This time last year I was asked to run a sketching table at the National Museum of Scotland and their Museum Lates event which was Victorian themed to tie in to their display all about photography since its origins in the Victorian era.

I was so inspired by the portraits and landscapes from the time I thought it would be great to try and sketch some Victorian scenes of Edinburgh, and I have always been a fan of including bicycles in my drawings. The lines and circles just appeal to me ūüôā

So here are the resulting pieces from researching photographs of Edinburgh streets, clothing and bicycles being ridden at the time.

We have a young woman cycling through West Port, another circling the fountain in Princes Street Gardens and a smart gentleman riding a penny farthing along Princes Street. Bottom left sees a librarian delivering books on Hanover Street, a chap pushing his bike though the Meadows and finally a cycle race down the Royal Mile into Canongate.


Each of the A6 (105x148mm) cards is decorated with a backing design to mimic postcards of the time, with room for your message and senders address.

These postcards will retail around town for around £1.00-£1.20 each but you can buy a pack of all six designs from my online shop for just £5.00 plus postage and packaging.


Buy a pack of postcards on through my shop website


Edinburgh views as illustrated Christmas cards

CCardsalltogether_650Although not quite November I would like to share with you my pack of six illustrated Christmas cards of Edinburgh scenes.


Christmas is fast approaching so now is the time to order your cards to send. The pack of six designs have a recommended retail price of £9.50. Left blank inside for you to add your message, each A6 card comes complete with a white envelope.


The Christmas card pack is available to buy online from today for the price of £9.50 each, with no postage and packaging to pay. Simply visit my Etsy shop HERE to order.


Alternatively you can buy the cards in person at Cafe Musa on the Mound and I will continue to add more shop details as I get them.


Merry Christmas to you all.


Buy my Six Illustrated Edinburgh Christmas cards online



Shops where you can buy my gift cards:


Cafe Musa, 16 North Bank Street, The Mound


Flux in Leith


Self made Christmas cards

Hand drawn cards printed in numbers can make beautiful personal Christmas cards.


HarveysCard EviesCard

I love a hand made Christmas card, and this year I have been lucky enough to receive a few of these hand drawn but professionally printed cards that many nurseries and primary schools are now making for their students.


It’s a very personal card but one you can send to many friends and family members. And like putting a sketch behind glass, seeing your drawing printed on a card can makes it look more professional.


These two are by Harvey Bilsland and Evie Hudson. Thanks and well done, they look super.


Seeing these has made me more determined than ever to start the ‘Guest Sketcher’ ¬†part of my sight. Something I have planned to do for sometime, highlighting an amateur artist for a month at a time and giving them some space on EdinburghSketcher.com in which to show their work.


More to come soon… but if you are interested in showcasing your doodles leave me a message below.


Merry Christmas!

Helter Christmas card

This is your second glimpse of one of this years Christmas Cards. Being printed as we speak, ‘Helter Skelter’ will be one of six cards in a pack to go on sale from Saturday.

Three will be three watercolour cards like this one and three black and white like ‘Bobby and robin’, which you can see HERE.

They’ll be ¬£3.50 for the pack of six with ¬£1 from each pack going to Sick Kids Childrens Hospital charity; the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

So how do you like card number two?