Eco-Friendly Cards and Packaging

Hi there, 

It’s been 2 weeks since I last posted because life took over last week. 

I thought it would be nice to update you on the ways Yours Faithfully Hannah Kirk products and packaging are eco-friendly. 

Greeting Cards

All of my greeting cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable-based. All 49 designs are created by me with either my photographs or original art on the front. Each Greeting Card is blank inside for your own message, making them perfect for any occasion. They come with a white envelope. Size A6.

Packaging

Greeting Cards:

When packaging my Greeting Cards, I first place them in tissue paper and seal them with washi tape. Then I put a bookmark and note in with the greeting cards. Depending on how many are going to the customer I then either place them in a cardboard backed ‘do not bend’ envelope or a small cardboard box. As you can see – both the products and packaging (minus the washi tape) are eco-friendly. 

Here is a video to show you my packing process for greeting cards:

Original Art:

When packaging my original art I wrap in tissue paper and biodegradable bubble wrap (it even comes in a green colour!). Then I add a bookmark and note. I then make sure that it’s packaged nicely with cardboard before sending it securely on it’s ways. 

Here’s a video of me packing up a painting that went all the way to Australia! 

I think you get the idea, that where I can I am as environmentally friendly as possible. 

I’d be willing to chat to you about this further if you have any questions. 

I hope you have a good week. Bye for now. Yours Faithfully, Hannah Kirk.

Baptism Cards

Baptism Cards

Hi there, 

In this blog post, I spotlight all of my greetings cards suitable for believers baptisms. I’ve also included cards suitable for Christenings and Baby Naming Day’s. 

Baptism Cards 

All of my greetings cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable-based.

All designs are created by me with either my photographs or original art on the front. Each Greetings Card is blank inside for your own message. They come with a white envelope. Size A6.

Acceptance

Acceptance Greetings Card

The painting I used for this design, ‘acceptance’ was originally painted as the first in my collection of faith-based discipleship paintings. The collection is being painted alongside writing a book on the complexities faced within Christians discipleship.

Boundaries

Boundaries Christian Greeting Card

For this Boundaries Christian Greeting Card, I used a print of the painting ‘Boundaries’. It is the second painting in a new collection of faith-based discipleship abstract paintings.

Boundaries play an important part in discipleship. Some are ridged and firm, others are soft and float around hardly noticed – like bubbles. Boundaries, in their best form, aren’t for punishment, rejection or exclusion.

Connection

Connection Greetings Card

The painting printed on the front of this greeting card is the third painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship paintings. I’m painting this collection alongside writing a book on the complexities of Christian discipleship.

Here is a snippet from the chapter on Connection: I find the concept of connection difficult. I feel socially inept and that has had a very negative impact on my ability to relate at any great depth. The About the Author section at the end of the book, explains, at least in part, who I am and the sorts of ways I experience life, and why. I, therefore, won’t repeat myself here. Despite my difficulties in connecting with people at any great depth, it’s something that I ‘enjoy’ – if that is the right adjective! At any rate, it’s something that I, and indeed every human being, need. As Brené Brown says, it is a deep need for all of us to connect with others. I also believe that it is a deep need for us to connect with Abba-Jesus-Spirit, whom we often refer to as, simply, God. A deep connection with God and others is what my heart and mind crave and longs for. But, it’s complicated! That need has got warped in my experience of life in the past – which makes the way in which I sometimes try to get that need met unhealthy and inappropriate. I’m now exploring and working on healthy and appropriate connections with people. (© Hannah Kirk, 2020)

Cross Through Time

Cross Greetings Card - Christian Cards

The painting that is printed on the front of this Christian greeting card, ‘Cross Through Time’ was originally meant to be the Lion of Judah!

I made a mistake and in frustration, I started to scrub the paint. Out of my frustrated scrubbing appeared this, which I’ve named Cross Through Time. It showed me that my gift for painting comes from God and that they are timeless and that what Jesus accomplished on the cross is way better than anything else.

Since then I have let Abba-Jesus-Spirit direct my path and teach me what they want me to paint.

Dialogue

Dialogue Greetings Card

The original dialogue painting is the 4th painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship abstracts.

Dialogue can be messy, bumpy, and beautiful. I used sap green, rose pink, orange and white because those colours communicate with each other on the colour wheel.

I’m creating these paintings in conjunction with a book that I’m writing on the complexities of discipleship. Here is a snippet on Dialogue:

Since 2015 I’ve grown and developed a lot. I used to be dyslexic, I used to struggle with communicating. I was shy and emotionally unstable (that’s explained by a later diagnosis of Trait Specific Personality Disorder). That did not allow much room for good, healthy, or helpful dialogue or relationships. It’s something that I’m getting better at all the time. Spiritually, I’ve always had a good-enough inner dialogue between myself and God. When I was very little, I spoke often to God – good, bad, and ugly. I remember asking Him things and telling Him things. I relied heavily on Him for comfort, particularly at night-time. But, even though my dialogue with Him was ‘good enough’, it wasn’t based on a right relationship with Him. Although I looked to Him for comfort, I feared Him. I feared punishment. I feared getting it wrong. I feared to upset Him. Since 2015, but especially since September 2016 when I gave my life to Jesus – properly, I have begun to have a collaborative dialogue with Abba-Jesus-Spirit. By that I mean dialogue where I have equal respect for myself and Him. Or at least that is what I intend, I don’t always succeed! (© Hannah Kirk, 2020)

Dancing to the Beat

Dancing to the Beat of His Heart - Birthday Card for Her

I painted the original on the front of this dancing to the beat greeting card as part of the course I attended called School Of Acrylic Painting. I loved the background because it enhances the feeling of movement. The dancer is beautiful too.

Does God Have a Blueprint

Does God have a blueprint? Greetings Card

When I was deciding which designs to move forward with I asked my husband for help with choosing the final cut. He suggested I get rid of this one because he wasn’t sure it was saleable. About a month later, I had a stall at Yeldall Manor, for their annual Open Day. It was by far my best seller! 

I painted the original as a response to a service at church with the same title. When asked whether God has a blueprint for our lives I said ‘yes’. This painting flowed out of me as I let my response settle.

For the original painting, I sploshed Cerulean Blue around the canvas without thinking. Immediately I saw a cross in the top left corner. Then I painted my hand with purple paint and made a handprint on the right of the painting.

Finding God at Depth

Finding God at Depth Greetings Card

I love the therapeutic benefit of using a palette knife to cut through acrylic paint to gradually expose a beautiful painting. I named this one Finding God at Depth based on the sermon series at the time. There is hope, I believe, in Jesus. He rescues us from the darkness.

Fisher’s of Men Verse

Fishers of Mankind Greetings Card

I love the therapeutic benefit of using a palette knife to cut through acrylic paint to gradually expose a beautiful painting. I named this one Fishers of Mankind because it reminds me of the Fishers of Men verse: “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Matthew 4:19 NIV)

Fly High

Fly High - Celebrations Card

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to paint prophetically for people at a public community event in the town I live. It was a great opportunity and I painted lots of different images and then offered them to strangers and passers-by – as the Spirit led me.

My pastor saw this one and ‘knew’ who it was for, and so asked me if I minded if he gifted it to someone. I, of course, said yes. One of my gifts is to bless people, and I most often do that by blessing people with gifts of artwork or words of encouragement.

The Bible verse I was meditating on when I painted this was, ‘But those who wait for the LORD will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.’ (Isaiah 40:31 NHEB)

Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden Greetings Card

I painted this at the weekly art group (term time only), in Yateley (before Covid!). We have an optional theme, but I chose to do my own thing. This is one of my favourite techniques – to just paint as the Spirit leads and letting the painting flow out of me.

I love cutting into the paint with a palette knife and eventually creating a calming and colourful scene. This is an abstract painting, so it’s open for the viewer to interpret what they see, think, and feel, when they look at the painting. What do you see? What do you feel or think when you look at it?

I see the Garden of Eden and a beautiful waterfall. I used bright and calming colours for this painting.

Christening and Baby Naming Day Cards

Candle

Light in the Darkness Greetings Card

I painted this during a dark point in my life.

Jesus has been the light in my darkness and has helped me through the toughest years of my life.

I pray this card brings peace, comfort, and hope to you in your darkness (or to those that you buy this for).

Cygnet in Transition

Cygnet in Transition Greeting Card

Have you heard the story The Ugly Duckling? I have! When I was little I watched the video and it resonated with me so much; I felt like an ugly duckling. By that, I mean that I never fitted in. The reason I believed that was because I was told that I was ugly, stupid and that I didn’t belong. For most of my life, I believed these lies and developed mental health disorders as a result.

A few years ago, my pastor re-framed this mindset into ‘You’re not an ugly duckling, you’re a beautiful cygnet and you are transitioning into a beautiful swan’. I believed him. Therefore, my love for cygnets and swans grew, and I have followed the lives of several swan families near where I live ever since. It has also sparked my recovery!

This painting, which is printed on the front of this cygnet in transition greeting card, was painted using one of my own reference photographs.

Cygnet Siblings

Cygnet Siblings Greetings Card

These cute cygnet siblings lived at a local lake. I followed the lives of these cygnets until they ‘flew the nest’. I visited them most days for a couple of years and have photographed them growing up.

The thing I love best about this photo is that I wonder what they are thinking about and saying to each other. It reminds me of sitting with my best friend, Patricia, and having a good old natter.

Cygnet Sitting

Cygnet Sitting Greetings Card

This super cute baby cygnet lived at a local lake. I followed the life of this cygnet until they ‘flew the nest’. I visited this cygnet most days for a couple of years and have photographed them growing up.

This cygnet is sitting on its parents back. I had never seen that before, so I was over the moon to capture something so precious. Have you ever seen a cygnet sitting (or sleeping) on their parents back?

Cygnet Sleeping

Cygnet Sleeping Greetings Card

This extremely cute cygnet lived at a local lake. I followed the lives of this adorable cygnet until they ‘flew the nest’. I visited them most days for a couple of years and have photographed them growing up.

This cygnet is sleeping on its parents back. I had never seen that before, so I was over the moon to capture something so precious. Have you ever seen a cygnet sleeping on their parents back?

Which one do you like best? Is there one of my other designs that you think should be in my Baptism Card list?

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my Baptism Cards, along with my Christinaing and naming Day Cards.

Yours Faithfully, Hannah Kirk

Anniversary Cards

Anniversary Cards

Hi there,

In this blog post, I’m going to share with you all of my greeting cards suitable for anniversaries.

Anniversary Cards

All of my greetings cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable-based.

All designs are created by me with either my photographs or original art on the front. Each Greetings Card is blank inside for your own message. They come with a white envelope. Size A6.

Calm Coast

Calm Coast Greetings Card

Despite painting the original from my imagination, the scene is reminiscent of the Mallorca coastline. I love it and I’m glad the original painting has gone to its forever home. Fear not, there is the option of buying this greeting card and framing it or purchasing it to bless someone else.

Here is what the customer said about the original painting, ‘I liked this painting as soon as Hannah posted a picture of it, so I’m thrilled to have the original hanging on my wall. It certainly lives up to its name – although the composition is simple, it gives me a real feeling of peace when I look at it.” M.W (Derby)

Dancing to the Beat

Dancing to the Beat of His Heart - Birthday Card for Her

I painted the original on the front of this dancing to the beat greeting card as part of the course I attended called School Of Acrylic Painting. I loved the background because it enhances the feeling of movement. The dancer is beautiful too.

Elephant Safari at Sunset

Elephant Safari at Sunset Greetings Card

I love animals and landscapes so this was a perfect lesson for me. I had great fun doing the background and the trees. The shape of the elephants was trickier, and getting the shading right was a challenge. I’ve always wanted to go on safari and see elephants in the wild. I love how the baby elephant is following its dad. It makes it quite spiritual for me because it reminds me that I’m Abba’s child and that I am following Him with my art and writing.

I love watching the sunset. I often watch at a lake in Hampshire that I’m fond of, but also love it wherever I am. I can only imagine how spectacular it would be to see the sunset while on safari! What an awesome thought. I hope I’ve captured its beauty without ever seeing it – it flowed out of my inmost being and my imagination.

Lake Reflection

Lake Reflection Greeting Card

I painted the original as part of my Level 2 School Of Acrylic Painting course, in Gloucester.  The technique we were learning was “silhouettes” so I chose to do a lake scene with silhouettes of trees and their reflections.  I love the peaceful and calm nature of this painting – really soothing.

Love Bursts Forth

Love Bursts Forth Greetings card

This is one of my most popular paintings to date. My husband has asked me if he could keep it. I of course said yes, but that has upset a couple of people who wanted to buy it!

Love is one of the most powerful emotions, isn’t it? But, it’s not just an emotion it’s also an action and a state of being.

I believe that we are able to love because the Living God has first loved us – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17 NHEB) That, for me, is awesome.

Love Spirals

Love Spirals A6 Greetings Card

This Love Spirals greeting card can make a great Anniversary Card. The original artwork was created using mixed media (pen and acrylics) on canvas paper.

Love is one of the most powerful emotions, isn’t it? But, it’s not just an emotion it’s also an action and a state of being.

I believe that we are able to love because the Living God has first loved us. When people get married, one of the most popular Bible readings is 1 Corinthians 13.

More of the story behind this artwork can be found on my website.

Pine Walk Puerto Pollensa

Pine Walk Puerto Pollensa at Sunset Greetings Card

I holiday in Mallorca twice a year with my family.

During our last holiday there, I went on a romantic evening stroll along the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa with my wonderful husband. It was that walk that inspired this painting.

The beautiful sunset, the glorious mountains, and the little boats dotted around the bay.

We stood in this spot for a while, enjoying the sunset and each others company before going to have dinner together while the girls were spending time with their grandparents.

I used my own reference photograph for this painting which I’ve had printed on the front of this Pine Walk Greeting Card.

Purple Sunset

Purple Sunset Greetings card

I painted the original quite a while ago when I was first starting to paint. I think this was my first ever sunset/landscape. I was overly critical of it, but people loved it.

The original has sold and this is one of my most popular greetings cards. The stock is running low, so if you’d like one I wouldn’t hang about.

Steam Train

Steam Train Greetings Card

Although, this steam train greeting card is most popular amongst males, it is suitable for any gender, and for any occasion. I painted the original in watercolour, on watercolour paper, for my father-in-law (as a commission). He’s a steam train enthusiast.

Although watercolour is not the medium I use most often, I’m incredibly pleased with how this turned out. My father-in-law loves it, which is a bonus.

I am open for commissions, so please do get in touch if you’d like to commission me for a piece of artwork.

Which one do you like best? Is there one of my other designs that you think should be on my Anniversary Cards list?

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my Anniversary Cards.

Yours Faithfully, Hannah Kirk

Birthday Cards For Them

Birthday Cards For Them

Hi there,

In this blog post, I’m going to share with you all of my greeting cards most suited as birthday cards for them. 

The majority of my cards are gender neutral and suitable for any occasion.

With that little introduction out of the way let’s take a look at some of my greeting cards.

Birthday Cards for Them:

All of my greetings cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable-based.

All designs are created by me with either my photographs or original art on the front. Each greetings card is blank inside for your own message. They come with a white envelope. Size A6.

Blue Tit

Blue Tit Greeting Card

I drew the original in soft pastels and pastel pencils on pastel paper. I’m very happy with how this turned out. I especially love the beautiful spring colours in the background.

Calm Coast

Calm Coast Greetings Card

I painted the original during my first lesson at School Of Acrylic Painting, based in Gloucester. It also featured in my first ever group exhibition in Aldershot.

Despite coming from my imagination it was reminiscent of the Mallorca coastline. I love it and I’m glad that the original has gone to its forever home. Fear not, there is the option of buying this greeting card and framing it or purchasing it to bless someone else.

Here is what the customer said about the original painting, ‘I liked this painting as soon as Hannah posted a picture of it, so I’m thrilled to have the original hanging on my wall. It certainly lives up to its name – although the composition is simple, it gives me a real feeling of peace when I look at it.” M.W (Derby)

Cygnet Siblings 

Cygnet Siblings Greetings Card

These cute cygnet siblings lived at a local lake. I followed the lives of these cygnets until they ‘flew the nest’. I visited them most days for a couple of years and have photographed them growing up.

The thing I love best about this photo is that I wonder what they are thinking about and saying to each other. It reminds me of sitting with my best friend, Patricia, and having a good old natter.

Dancing to the Beat of His Heart

Dancing to the Beat of His Heart - Birthday Card for Her

I painted the original on the front of this “Dancing to the Beat” greetings card as part of the course I attended called School Of Acrylic Painting.

I loved the background because it enhances the feeling of movement. The dancer is beautiful too.

Dialogue

Dialogue Greetings Card

The original dialogue painting is the 4th painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship abstracts.

Dialogue can be messy, bumpy, and beautiful. I used sap green, rose pink, orange and white because those colours communicate with each other on the colour wheel.

I’m creating these paintings in conjunction with a book that I’m writing on the complexities of discipleship. 

Elephant Safari

Elephant Safari at Sunset Greetings Card

I love animals and landscapes so this was a perfect lesson for me. I had great fun doing the background and the trees. The shape of the elephants was trickier, and getting the shading right was a challenge. I’ve always wanted to go on safari and see elephants in the wild. I love how the baby elephant is following its dad. It makes it quite spiritual for me because it reminds me that I’m Abba’s child and that I am following Him with my art and writing.

I love watching the sunset. I often watch at a lake in Hampshire that I’m fond of, but also love it wherever I am. I can only imagine how spectacular it would be to see the sunset while on safari! What an awesome thought. I hope I’ve captured its beauty without ever seeing it – it flowed out of my inmost being and my imagination.

Happy Little Hedgehog

Hedgehog Greetings Card

This cute and happy little hedgehog was snapped at my first ever pet photo shoot. I don’t do too many pet photo shoots these days, but am open to more in the future.

I’ve always loved hedgehogs. I’ve never been fortunate enough to see them in the wild, so I felt so blessed to have the opportunity to take a photo of this pet hedgehog. I got several good photos but chose this one for the greeting card.

Have you ever seen a hedgehog?

Kingfisher

Kingfisher Greetings Card

Kingfishers are my favourite bird. I had it on my ‘bucket list’ to see a kingfisher in the wild. My dream came true in 2017 and I have since been blessed to see others too. This one posed for me for over 10 minutes and I took over 100 photos.

When choosing photos and artwork to go on greetings cards, I just had to include a photo of a kingfisher.

Do you like kingfishers? Have you ever seen one?

Lioness

Lioness Birthday Card for Him

A few summer’s ago, we as a family, along with my aunt and cousins, visited West Midlands Safari Park. Part of the experience includes a drive-through safari. The animals that were most spectacular were the pack of lions and lionesses. They were really far away and up high on a large rock – reminiscent of ‘Pride Rock’ in Disney’s Lion King. So, I’m somewhat thrilled to have captured so many lovely photos of a lioness. The photo I chose to be printed on greeting cards stuck out as a favourite because she looks deep in thought.

Which one do you like best? Is there one of my other designs that you think should be in my Birthday Cards for Them list?

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my Birthday Cards for Them.

Yours Faithfully, Hannah Kirk

Birthday Cards for Him

Birthday Cards for Him

Hi there,

In this blog post, I’m going to share with you all of my greeting cards suitable for male birthdays. In other blog posts this month, I’m sharing birthday cards for her and birthday cards for them.

I feel a bit uncomfortable separating them into categories because the majority of my cards are gender neutral and suitable for any occasion. However, search engines like clarity!

With that little introduction out of the way let’s take a look at some of my greeting cards.

Birthday Cards for Him:

All of my greetings cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable-based.

All designs are created by me with either my photographs or original art on the front. Each Greetings Card is blank inside for your own message, making them perfect for any occasion. They come with a white envelope. Size A6.

Abstract Lake

Abstract Lake Greetings Card

Originally, I painted this in acrylics and used a palette knife. It was painted on a canvas board.

Although abstract, I based it on a favourite place that I go to, in the local area, called Swan Lakes. I love it there. It’s so peaceful and you hardly ever see anyone there, which is perfect for when I want to get closer to God and enjoy His creation.

Calm Coast

Calm Coast Greetings Card

I painted the original during my first lesson at School Of Acrylic Painting, based in Gloucester. It also featured in my first ever group exhibition in Aldershot.

Despite coming from my imagination it was reminiscent of the Mallorca coastline. I love it and I’m glad it has gone to it’s forever home. Fear not, there is the option of buying this greeting card and framing it, or purchasing it to bless someone else.

Here is what the customer said about the original painting, ‘I liked this painting as soon as Hannah posted a picture of it, so I’m thrilled to have the original hanging on my wall. It certainly lives up to its name – although the composition is simple, it gives me a real feeling of peace when I look at it.” M.W (Derby)

Elephant Safari at Sunset

Elephant Safari at Sunset Greetings Card

I have completed a course at the School of Acrylic Painting in Gloucestershire. The lessons were once a month and after 12 lessons I’ll complete Level 1. I have since gone on to complete Level 2 too. This was painted during one of those lessons.

I love animals and landscapes so this was a perfect lesson for me. I had great fun doing the background and the trees. The shape of the elephants was trickier, and getting the shading right was a challenge. I’ve always wanted to go on safari and see elephants in the wild. I love how the baby elephant is following its dad. It makes it quite spiritual for me because it reminds me that I’m Abba’s child and that I am following Him with my art and writing.

Kingfisher

Kingfisher Greetings Card

Kingfishers are my favourite bird. I had it on my ‘bucket list’ to see a Kingfisher in the wild. My dream came true in 2017 and I have since been blessed to see others too. This one posed for me for over 10 minutes and I took over 100 photos.

When choosing photos and artwork to go on greeting cards, I just had to include a photo of a Kingfisher.

Do you like Kingfishers? Have you ever seen one?

Lake Reflection

Lake Reflection Greeting Card

I painted the original as part of my Level 2 School Of Acrylic Painting course, in Gloucester.  The technique we were learning was “silhouettes” so I chose to do a lake scene with silhouettes of trees and their reflections.  I love the peaceful and calm nature of this painting – really soothing.

Lioness

Lioness Birthday Card for Him

A few summer’s ago, we as a family, along with my aunt and cousins, visited West Midlands Safari Park.

Part of the experience includes a drive-through safari. The animals that were most spectacular were the pack of lions and lionesses. They were really far away and up high on a large rock – reminiscent of ‘pride rock’ in Disney’s Lion King.

So, I’m somewhat thrilled to have captured so many lovely photos of a lioness. The photo I chose to be printed on Greetings Card stuck out as a favourite because she looks deep in thought.

My Favourite Tree

My Favourite Tree Greeting Card

The tree on the front of this tree greetings card is my favourite tree! It lives at Swan Lakes and overlooks the Blackwater River. It’s my favourite tree because it reminds me of a house (I know it’s strange!!). It reminds me of a house close to where my grandparents used to live in Rickmansworth. Every time I see the tree on my regular walk it reminds me of this particular house. It intrigues me as to why. 

Pine Walk

Pine Walk Puerto Pollensa at Sunset Greetings Card

I holiday in Mallorca twice a year with my family.

During our last holiday there, I went on a romantic evening stroll along the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa with my wonderful husband. It was that walk that inspired this painting.

The beautiful sunset, the glorious mountains, and the little boats dotted around the bay. 

Purple Hills

Purple Hills at Dusk Greetings Card

I painted this scene ‘Purple Hills at Dusk’ at the art class I attended – School Of Acrylic Painting . I knew the theme for that class and noticed rolling hills on my journey to Gloucester. So, although I painted from my imagination it was based on a view I’d glimpsed on my drive.

I decided to paint the scene at dusk and so I’ve put lights in the valley. This painting has received a lot of positive comments.

Seascape

Soft Pastel Seascape Greetings Card

I drew the original in soft pastels on pastel paper. I drew it at a local art group (long before Covid restrictions). I miss that art group and hope it won’t be too long before we can return.

I love the coast. Do you? I don’t visit the coast much in this country (England), but when we go on holiday it always seems to be near the coast.

Steam Train

Steam Train Greetings Card

Although this steam train greeting card is most popular amongst males, it is suitable for any gender, and for any occasion. I painted the original in watercolour, on watercolour paper, for my father-in-law (as a commission). He’s a steam train enthusiast.

Although watercolour is not the medium I use most often, I’m incredibly pleased with how this turned out. My father-in-law loves it, which is a bonus.

I am open for commissions, so please do get in touch if you’d like to commission me for a piece of artwork.

Waterlily Reflection

Waterlily Reflection Greetings Card

This photo was taken at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight while walking through a lowered pathway through a pond. These are my most popular cards, as such, there are only 7 left!

I love waterlilies. Do you? They are so pretty and I love the different colours of waterlilies. My favourites are the pink waterlilies though. Do you have a favourite?

We usually have 2 holidays per year on the Isle of Wight and Robin Hill Country Park is a favourite place to visit for my family. Have you ever been? If so, do you have a favourite place to visit on the Isle of Wight? Perhaps you live there?

Which one do you like best? Is there one of my other designs that you think should be in my Birthday Cards for Him list?

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my Birthday Cards for Him.

Yours Faithfully,

Hannah Kirk

Birthday Cards For Her

Birthday Cards For Her

Hi there,

In this blog post, I’m going to share with you all of my greeting cards suitable for female birthdays.

In future blog posts this month, I’ll be sharing birthday cards for him and birthday cards for them.

I feel a bit uncomfortable separating them into categories because the majority of my cards are gender neutral and suitable for any occasion.

With that little introduction out of the way let’s take a look at some of my greeting cards.

Birthday Cards for Her:

All of my greetings cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable-based.

All designs are created by me with either my photographs or original art on the front.

Each Greetings Card is blank inside for your own message, making them perfect for any occasion.

They come with a white envelope. Size A6.

Abstract Lake

Abstract Lake Greetings Card

Originally, I painted this in acrylics and used a palette knife.

It was painted on a canvas board.

Although abstract, I based it on a favourite place that I go to, in the local area, called Swan Lakes.

I love it there. It’s so peaceful and you hardly ever see anyone there, which is perfect for when I want to get closer to God and enjoy His creation.

Blue Tit

Spring Blue Tit A6 Greetings Card

I drew the original in soft pastels and pastel pencils on pastel paper.

I’m very happy with how this turned out.

I especially love the beautiful spring colours in the background.

Calm Coast

Calm Coast Greetings Card

I painted the original during my first lesson at the School Of Acrylic Painting, based in Gloucester.

It also featured in my first ever group exhibition in Aldershot.

Despite coming from my imagination it was reminiscent of the Mallorca coastline.

I love it and I’m glad it has gone to its forever home.

Fear not, there is the option of buying this greeting card and framing it or purchasing it to bless someone else.

Here is what the customer said about the original painting, ‘I liked this painting as soon as Hannah posted a picture of it, so I’m thrilled to have the original hanging on my wall. It certainly lives up to its name – although the composition is simple, it gives me a real feeling of peace when I look at it.” M.W (Derby)

Cygnet Siblings

Cygnet Siblings Greetings Card

These cute cygnet siblings lived at a local lake.

I followed the lives of these cygnets until they ‘flew the nest’.

I visited them most days for a couple of years and have photographed them growing up.

The thing I love best about this photo is that I wonder what they are thinking about and saying to each other.

It reminds me of sitting with my best friend, Patricia, and having a good old natter.

Dancing to the Beat

Dancing to the Beat of His Heart - Birthday Card for Her

I painted the original as part of the course I attended called School Of Acrylic Painting.

I loved the background because it enhances the feeling of movement.

The dancer is beautiful too.

Dialogue Christian Abstract

Dialogue Greetings Card

The original dialogue painting is the 4th painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship abstracts.

Dialogue can be messy, bumpy, and beautiful.

I used sap green, rose pink, orange and white because those colours communicate with each other on the colour wheel.

I’m creating these paintings in conjunction with a book that I’m writing on the complexities of discipleship.

Elephant Safari at Sunset

Elephant Safari at Sunset Greetings Card

The original painting was painted during an art lesson.

I love animals and landscapes so this was a perfect lesson for me.

I had great fun doing the background and the trees.

The shape of the elephants was trickier, and getting the shading right was a challenge.

I’ve always wanted to go on safari and see elephants in the wild.

I love how the baby elephant is following its dad.

It makes it quite spiritual for me because it reminds me that I’m Abba’s child and that I am following Him with my art and writing.

Friendship Giraffe

Giraffe Greetings Card - Friendship

My youngest daughter’s favourite animal is Giraffes. She missed out on going to Marwell Zoo on a school trip due to illness.

So, during the school holidays, I took her there. We had a wonderful day.

She, as I suspected, was thrilled to see giraffes.

I was thrilled too because I got several lovely photographs of them.

This was one of them.

I named the photo, and therefore card, ‘friendship’ because the two giraffes on the front are spending time together and look like they are having a good old natter.

This giraffe photo greeting card would be perfect for someone you love spending time with, or someone who loves giraffes.

This photo reminds me of the many chats with my best friend.

Happy Little Hedgehog

Hedgehog Greetings Card

This cute and happy little hedgehog was snapped at my first ever pet photoshoot.

I don’t do too many pet photo shoots these days, but am open to more in the future.

I’ve always loved Hedgehogs.

I’ve never been fortunate enough to see them in the wild, so I felt so blessed to have the opportunity to take a photo of this pet hedgehog.

I got several good photos but chose this one for the Greeting Card.

Have you ever seen a hedgehog?

Kingfisher Photo

Kingfisher Greetings Card

Kingfishers are my favourite bird.

I had it on my ‘bucket list’ to see a Kingfisher in the wild.

My dream came true in 2017 and I have since been blessed to see others too.

This one posed for me for over 10 minutes and I took over 100 photos.

When choosing photos and artwork to go on greeting cards, I just had to include a photo of a Kingfisher.

Do you like Kingfishers? Have you ever seen one?

Lake Reflection

Lake Reflection Greeting Card

I painted the original as part of my Level 2 School Of Acrylic Painting course, in Gloucester.

The technique we were learning was silhouetting so I chose to do a lake scene with silhouettes of trees and their reflections.

I love the peaceful and calm nature of this painting – really soothing.

My Favourite Tree

My Favourite Tree Greeting Card

The tree on the front of this tree greetings card is my favourite tree!

It lives at Swan Lakes and overlooks the Blackwater River.

It’s my favourite tree because it reminds me of a house (I know it’s strange!!).

It reminds me of a house close to where my grandparents used to live in Rickmansworth.

Every time I see the tree on my regular walk it reminds me of this particular house.

It intrigues me as to why.

Playful Giraffe

Giraffe Greetings Card - Playfulness

I named the photo, and therefore card, ‘playful Giraffe’ because the giraffe on the front is being playful/cheeky and sticking its tongue out.

When with my bestie we are known for sticking our tongue out at each other in a playful/cheeky way and trying not to get caught.

We do this during church services and lunch club.

I long for the day we are back together again after the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

This giraffe photo greeting card would be perfect for someone you love spending time with, or someone who loves giraffes.

Puerto Pollensa at Sunset

Pine Walk Puerto Pollensa at Sunset Greetings Card

I holiday in Mallorca twice a year with my family.

During our last holiday there, I went on a romantic evening stroll along the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa with my wonderful husband.

It was that walk that inspired this painting.

The beautiful sunset, the glorious mountains, and the little boats dotted around the bay.

Purple Hills at Dusk

Purple Hills at Dusk Greetings Card

I painted this scene ‘Purple Hills at Dusk’ at the art class I attended – School Of Acrylic Painting .

I knew the theme for that class and noticed rolling hills on my journey to Gloucester.

So, although I painted from my imagination it was based on a view I’d glimpsed on my drive.

I decided to paint the scene at dusk and so I’ve put lights in the valley.

This painting has received a lot of positive comments.

Purple Sunset

Purple Sunset Greetings card

I painted the original quite a while ago, when I was first starting to paint. I think this was my first ever sunset/landscape.

I was overly critical of it, but people loved it.

The original has sold and this is one of my most popular greetings cards.

The stock is running low, so if you’d like one I wouldn’t hang about.

Seascape

Soft Pastel Seascape Greetings Card

I drew the original in soft pastels on pastel paper. I drew it at a local art group (long before Covid restrictions).

I miss that art group and hope it won’t be too long before we can return.

I love the coast. Do you?

I don’t visit the coast much in this country (England), but when we go on holiday we always seem to stay near the coast.

Together Giraffe

Giraffe Greetings Card - Together

My youngest daughter’s favourite animal is Giraffes.

She missed out on going to Marwell Zoo on a school trip due to illness.

So, during the school holidays, I took her there.

We had a wonderful day. She, as I suspected, was thrilled to see giraffes.

I was thrilled too because I got several lovely photographs of them. This was one of them.

I named the photo, and therefore card, ‘together’ because the two giraffes on the front are spending time together.

This giraffe photo greeting card would be perfect for someone you love spending time with, or someone who loves giraffes.

Waterlily Reflection

Waterlily Reflection Greetings Card

This photo was taken at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight while walking through a lowered pathway through a pond.

These are my most popular cards, as such, there are only 7 left!

I love waterlilies. Do you?

They are so pretty and I love the different colours of waterlilies.

My favourites are the pink waterlilies though. Do you have a favourite?

We usually have 2 holidays per year on the Isle of Wight and Robin Hill Country Park is a favourite place to visit for my family.

Have you ever been? If so, do you have a favourite place to visit on the Isle of Wight? Perhaps you live there?

Which one do you like best? Is there one of my other designs that you think should be in my Birthday Cards for Her list?

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my Birthday Cards for Her.

Yours Faithfully,

Hannah Kirk

Top 10 Greeting Cards

Top 10 Greeting Cards

Hi there,

Purchasing greetings cards seems to be a rather common occurrence. Just this past week I had a birthday to buy a greeting card for.

I thought I’d share with you some of my top-selling greetings cards.

All of my greetings cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable-based.

All 49 designs are designed, by me, with either my photographs or original art on the front. Each greetings card is blank inside for your own message, making them perfect for any occasion. They come with a white envelope. Size A6.

Price per card: £2.50 (FREE postage and packing within the UK) – please note: the pen is not included.

My Top 10 greeting cards:

1. Waterlily Reflection

Waterlily Reflection Greetings Card

This photo was taken at Robin Hill Country Park while walking through a lowered pathway through a pond. These are my most popular cards, as such, there are only 10 left!

2. Cygnet Sitting

Cygnet Sitting Greetings Card

This photo of a baby cygnet sitting on their parents back is so popular. I took it at a local lake, where I take most of my photographs.

3. Bloom

Bloom Greetings card

This greetings card is very popular for mums. This happens to be one of my mum’s favourites.

4. Hedgehog

Hedgehog Greetings Card

This cute and happy little hedgehog was snapped at my first ever pet photoshoot. I don’t do too many pet photo shoots these days, but am open to more in the future.

5. Cygnet Siblings

Cygnet Siblings Greetings Card

I am thrilled with this photograph because I love how these cygnet siblings are looking at each other. I wonder what they are saying/thinking?

6. Does God have a blueprint?

Does God have a blueprint? Greetings Card

When I was deciding which designs to move forward with I asked my husband for help with choosing the final cut. He suggested I get rid of this one because he wasn’t sure it was saleable. About a month later, I had a stall at Yeldall Manor, for their annual Open Day. It was by far my best seller! 🙂

7. Cross Through Time

Cross Greetings Card - Christian Cards

This was my 2nd ‘prophetic’ painting. I was trying to recreate a painting I had done for my pastor, but God had other ideas and helped me create this painting.

8. Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness Greetings Card

I painted this during a dark point in my life. Jesus has been the light in my darkness and has helped me through the toughest years of my life. I pray this card brings peace, comfort, and hope to you in your darkness (or to those that you buy this for).

9. Steam Train

Steam Train Greetings Card

This greetings card is most popular for males but can be for any gender, and for any occasion. I painted the original in watercolour for my father-in-law (as a commission). He’s a steam train enthusiast.

10. Soft Pastel Seascape

Soft Pastel Seascape Greetings Card

I drew this a while ago, with soft pastels. It very quickly became one of my most popular designs, which is why it features in my top 10.

Which one do you like best? Is there one of my other designs that you think should be in my top 10?

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my top 10 greetings cards.

Yours Faithfully,

Hannah Kirk

Easter Greeting Cards

Easter Greeting Cards

Hi there,

With Easter fast approaching I thought it would be nice for me to share with you my range of Easter Greeting Cards.

Each Easter Greeting Card is £2 (FREE p&p within the UK).

What’s included?

* A6 size Greeting Card
* Printed on FSC certified card using soy or vegetable based inks
* Blank inside for your own message
* White envelope
* Designed and printed in the UK
Please note that these Greeting Cards do not come with a pen.

1. Cross Through Time.

Cross Greetings Card - Christian Cards

The painting that is printed on the front of this Christian greeting card, ‘Cross Through Time’ was originally meant to be the Lion of Judah!

I made a mistake and in frustration I started to scrub the paint. Out of my frustrated scrubbing appeared this, which I’ve named Cross Through Time. It showed me that my gift for painting comes from God and that they are timeless and that what Jesus accomplished on the cross is way better than anything else.

Since then I have let Abba-Jesus-Spirit direct my path and teach me what they want me to paint.

2. Does God Have a Blueprint? 

Does God have a blueprint? Greetings Card

When I was deciding which designs to move forward with I asked my husband for help with choosing the final cut. He suggested I get rid of this one because he wasn’t sure it was saleable. About a month later, I had a stall at Yeldall Manor, for their annual Open Day. It was by far my best seller! 🙂

I painted the original as a response to a service at church with the same title. When asked whether God has a blueprint for our lives I said ‘yes’. This painting flowed out of me as I let my response settle.

3. Finding God at Depths

Finding God at Depth Greetings Card

I love the therapeutic benefit of using a palette knife to cut through acrylic paint to gradually expose a beautiful painting. I named this one Finding God at Depth based on the sermon series at the time. There is hope, I believe, in Jesus. He rescues us from darkness.

Other designs you might like:

1. Cygnet Siblings

Cygnet Siblings Greetings Card

These cute cygnet siblings lived at a local lake. I followed the lives of these cygnets until they ‘flew the nest’. I visited them most days for a couple of years and have photographed them growing up.

The thing I love best about this photo is that I wonder what they are thinking about and saying to each other. It reminds me of sitting with my best friend, Patricia, and having a good old natter.

2. Connection

Connection Greetings Card

The painting printed on the front of this greeting card is the third painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship paintings. I’m painting this collection alongside writing a book on the complexities of Christian discipleship.

Here is a snippet from the chapter on Connection: I find the concept of connection difficult. I feel socially inept and that has had a very negative impact on my ability to relate at any great depth. The About the Author section at the end of the book, explains, at least in part, who I am and the sorts of ways I experience life, and why. I, therefore, won’t repeat myself here. Despite my difficulties in connecting with people at any great depth, it’s something that I ‘enjoy’ – if that is the right adjective! At any rate, it’s something that I, and indeed every human being, need. As Brené Brown says, it is a deep need for all of us to connect with others. I also believe that it is a deep need for us to connect with Abba-Jesus-Spirit, whom we often refer to as, simply, God. A deep connection with God and others is what my heart and mind crave and longs for. But, it’s complicated! That need has got warped in my experience of life in the past – which makes the way in which I sometimes try to get that need met unhealthy and inappropriate. I’m now exploring and working on healthy and appropriate connections with people. (© Hannah Kirk, 2020)

3. Dialogue

Dialogue Greetings Card

The original dialogue painting is the 4th painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship abstracts.

Dialogue can be messy, bumpy, and beautiful. I used sap green, rose pink, orange and white because those colours communicate with each other on the colour wheel.

I’m creating these paintings in conjunction with a book that I’m writing on the complexities of discipleship.

Here is a snippet on Dialogue: Since 2015 I’ve grown and developed a lot. I used to be dyslexic, I used to struggle with communicating. I was shy and emotionally unstable (that’s explained by a later diagnosis of Trait Specific Personality Disorder). That did not allow much room for good, healthy, or helpful dialogue or relationships. It’s something that I’m getting better at all the time. Spiritually, I’ve always had a good-enough inner dialogue between myself and God. When I was very little, I spoke often to God – good, bad, and ugly. I remember asking Him things and telling Him things. I relied heavily on Him for comfort, particularly at night-time. But, even though my dialogue with Him was ‘good enough’, it wasn’t based on a right relationship with Him. Although I looked to Him for comfort, I feared Him. I feared punishment. I feared to get it wrong. I feared to upset Him. Since 2015, but especially since September 2016 when I gave my life to Jesus – properly, I have begun to have a collaborative dialogue with Abba-Jesus-Spirit. By that I mean dialogue where I have equal respect for myself and Him. Or at least that is what I intend, I don’t always succeed! (© Hannah Kirk, 2020)

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my Easter Greeting Cards. This is just an overview of some of the cards suitable. To browse my full selection of Greeting Cards please click on the button bellow.

That’s all for now. I hope you have a blessed week.

Yours Faithfully,
Hannah Kirk

Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts

Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts

Hi there, 

Spring seems to be creeping up on us as we enter March! Time seems to be speeding up, doesn’t it? 

In March there are several key calendar dates: St David’s day is today (happy St David’s day to all those with Welsh connections); World Book Day on the 4th; International Women’s Day on the 8th; Mother’s Day (in the UK) on the 14th; and then Palm Sunday on the 28th. I’m sure there are others. 

The one I’d like to focus on today is Mother’s Day. I’m not insensitive, I appreciate that not everyone likes, or celebrates, Mother’s Day. However, there are likely to be people in your life who are like a ‘mother’ to you, or who you might like to buy gifts for at some point in the future. 

With that in mind, I’d like to share with you some of my most popular Mother’s Day gifts and greetings cards. 

Greetings Cards:

Price: £2 (FREE p&p within the UK)

What’s included?

  • A6 size Greeting Card
  • Printed on FSC certified card using soy or vegetable based inks
  • Blank inside for your own message
  • Supplied with a white envelope
  • Designed and printed in the UK

Please note that these greetings cards do not come with a pen.

1. Abstract Lake

Abstract Lake Greetings Card

This Abstract Lake Greetings Card has my painting ‘abstract lake’ printed on the front.

I have a special place that I go to, in the local area, called Swan Lakes. I love it there. It’s so peaceful and I hardly ever see anyone there, which is perfect for when I want to get closer to God and enjoy His creation. This lake that I have painted in abstract style is at Swan Lakes.

The original painting is a beautiful lake view landscape and was painted in acrylics and using a palette knife. This is one of my favourite techniques for applying paint. It was painted on canvas board.

2. Bloom

Bloom Greetings card

The photo on the front of this greeting card is of pretty pink flowers found in the wild. I’m not big on flowers, so I m unable to tell you the name of this plant.

As a wildlife photographer, I spend a lot of time walking and taking photographs. I mostly take photographs of animals and birds, but landscapes, plants, trees, and even the moon, also feature in my collection of photographs.

3. Calm Coast

Calm Coast Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has my painting ‘Calm Coast’ printed on the front.

I painted this at my first lesson at School Of Acrylic Painting, based in Gloucester. It also featured in my first ever group exhibition. Despite coming from my imagination it was reminiscent of the Mallorca coastline. I love it and I’m glad it has gone to it’s forever home. 

Here is what the customer said about the original, ‘I liked this painting as soon as Hannah posted a picture of it, so I’m thrilled to have the original hanging on my wall. It certainly lives up to its name – although the composition is simple, it gives me a real feeling of peace when I look at it.” M.W (Derby)

4. Dancing to the Beat of His Heart

Dancing to the Beat of His Heart Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has my painting ‘Dancing to the Beat of His Heart’ printed on the front.

I painted the original as part of the course I attended called School Of Acrylic Painting (SOAP for short). I love the background because it enhances the feeling of movement. The dancer is beautiful too. 

5. Elephant Safari at Sunset

Elephant Safari at Sunset Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has my painting, ‘Elephant Safari at Sunset’ printed on the front. 

The original was painted for my 10th lesson of the SOAP course. I love animals and landscapes so this was a perfect lesson for me. I had great fun doing the background and the trees. The shape of the elephants was trickier, and getting the shading right was a challenge. I’ve always wanted to go on safari and see elephants in the wild. I love how the baby elephant is following its dad. It makes it quite spiritual for me because it reminds me that I’m Abba’s child and that I am following Him with my art, photography, and writing.

I love watching the sun set. I often watch the sunset at a lake in Hampshire that I’m fond of, but love it wherever I am. I can only imagine how spectacular it would be to see the sunset while on safari! What an awesome thought. I hope I’ve captured its beauty without ever seeing it – it flowed out of my inmost being and my imagination.

6. Hedgehog

Hedgehog Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has my photo of a happy little Hedgehog printed on the front.  

I took the photo during my first ever pet photoshoot session. I have since then done several others. I’ve paused photoshoots for the time being, but might offer them again in the future. 

This Hedgehog warmed my heart and I hope he warms yours too. 

7. Kingfisher

Kingfisher Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has my photo of a Kingfisher printed on the front. 

Kingfishers are my favourite bird. I had it on my ‘bucket list’ to see a Kingfisher in the wild. My dream came true in 2017 and I have since been blessed to see others too. This one posed for me for over 10 minutes. 

8. Lake and Tree Reflections

Lake and Tree Reflections Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has a copy of my Lake and Tree Reflections painting printed on the front. 

 I painted the original as part of my Level 2 School Of Acrylic Painting course, in Gloucester.  The technique we were learning was silhouettes so I chose to do a lake scene with silhouettes of trees and their reflections.  I love the peaceful and calm nature of this painting – really soothing.  

 9. My Favourite Tree

  My Favourite Tree Greeting Card

This Greetings Card has a copy of my My Favourite Tree painting printed on the front. 

This is my favourite tree! It lives at Swan Lakes and overlooks the Blackwater River. It’s my favourite tree because it reminds me of a house (I know it’s strange!!). It reminds me of a house close to where my grandparents used to live in Rickmansworth. Every time I see the tree on my regular walk it reminds me of this particular house. It intrigues me as to why. The tree brings me a certain level of comfort. Is that wrong? 

I painted the tree at the local art group I attend. The weekly them was ‘woods’ or ‘trees’ and I knew I had to paint my favourite tree. Do you have a favourite tree? Does it remind you of something or someone else? I always have my most spiritual moments – where I feel closest to God – when in nature. Is that true for you too? 

10.  Puerto Pollensa at Sunset

  Pine Walk Puerto Pollensa at Sunset Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has a copy of my Puerto Pollensa at Sunset painting printed on the front. 

I holiday in Mallorca twice a year with my family. In May, during our last holiday there, I went on a romantic evening stroll along the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa with my wonderful husband. It was that walk that inspired the original painting. The beautiful sunset, the glorious mountains, and the little boats dotted around the bay. We stood in this spot for a while, enjoying the sunset and each others company before going to have dinner together while the girls were spending time with their grandparents.

I used my own reference photograph for this painting.

11. Purple Hills at Dusk

  Purple Hills at Dusk Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has a copy of my Purple Hills at Dusk painting printed on the front.

I painted this scene at an art class I attended – School Of Acrylic Painting . I knew the theme for that class and noticed rolling hills on my journey to Gloucester. So, although I painted from my imagination it was based on a view I’d glimpsed on my drive. 

I decided to paint the scene at dusk and so I’ve put lights in the valley. This painting has received a lot of positive comments.

12. Soft Pastel Seascape

  Soft Pastel Seascape Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has a copy of my Soft Pastel Seascape drawing on the front. 

 For the original I used soft pastels on pastel paper. I was very pleased with how it turned out ad it has become on of my most loved Greetings Cards. 

 13. Springtime Blue Tit

  Spring Blue Tit A6 Greetings Card

This Greetings Card has a copy of my Springtime Blue Tit drawing on the front. 

I drew this using soft pastels on pastel paper. It was spring when I drew it, and so that’s why I named it ‘springtime Blue Tit’. These are some of my favourite colours and one of my favourite birds. 

 14. Stillness

  Stillness Butterfly Greetings Card

This Stillness Greetings Card has one of my photos of a butterfly printed on the front. 

I took this photo of one of the butterflies at Butterfly World on the Isle of Wight. 

 15. Waterlily Reflection

  Waterlily Reflection Greetings Card

This Waterlily Reflection Greetings Card has my photo printed on the front.

This photo was taken at Robin Hill Country Park while walking through a lowered pathway through a pond. These are my most popular cards, as such there are only 10 left!

Gifts:

 1. Contemplative Robin Coffee Mug

  Coffee Mug with a photo of a Robin on the front

These sweet coffee mugs have a beautiful Robin on. The photograph was taken by me (Hannah Kirk). The Robin looks like they’re deep in thought, so I named the photograph, and therefore coffee mug, Contemplative Robin. 

There are only 4 left!

2. Faithful Snapshots Photobook

Faithful Snapshots Photobook with purple linen cover Faithful Snapshots Photobook  

This photobook, Faithful Snapshots, showcases my wildlife and nature photographs.

I love taking photos of birds, animals, pets, flowers, landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, and the moon. Photographs in this photobook include: Stag, Doe, Crested Grebe, Mandarin Duck, Mallard, Cormorant, Pershore Abbey, Hedgehog, Swans, Cygnets, Kingfisher, Robin, Mallorca, Malvern Hills, the moon, and much more…

This photobook, Faithful Snapshots, has a purple linen cover. Inside are 80 of my best (and most popular) photographs. Individually, I charge £12 for these photos, so this book is a bargain. Size: 20cm x 15cm.

There are only 9 left!

I hope you have enjoyed reading about the Mother’s Day Gifts and Cards I have available. I hope you have been able to find what you are looking for. 

Yours Faithfully, 

Hannah Kirk

Product Roundup of Greeting Cards

Product Roundup of Greeting Cards

Hi there,

I thought I’d share with you, this week, some of my top selling Greetings Cards.

All of my greetings cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable based. 

All 49 designs were designed by me with either my photographs or original art on the front. Each Greetings Card is blank inside for your own message, making them perfect for any occasion. They come with a white envelope. Size A6. 

Price per card: £2 (FREE postage and packing within the UK)  – please not: pen is not included.

Top 10 greetings cards: 

1. Waterlily Reflection

Waterlily Reflection Greetings Card

This photo was taken at Robin Hill Country Park while walking through a lowered pathway through a pond. These are my most popular cards, as such there are only 10 left!

2. Cygnet Sitting

Cygnet Sitting Greetings Card

This photo of a baby cygnet sitting on their parents back is so popular. I took it at a local lake, where I take most of my photographs. 

3. Bloom

Bloom Greetings card

This greetings card is very popular for Mother’s Day. This happens to be one of my mum’s favourites. 

4. Hedgehog

Hedgehog Greetings Card

This cute and happy little hedgehog was snapped at my first ever pet photo shoot. I don’t do too many pet photo shoots these days, but am open to more in the future.

5. Cygnet Siblings

Cygnet Siblings Greetings Card

I am thrilled with this photograph because I love how these cygnet siblings are looking at each other. I wonder what they are saying/thinking? 

6. Does God have a blueprint?

Does God have a blueprint? Greetings Card

When I was deciding which designs to move forward with I asked my husband for help with choosing the final cut. He suggested I get rid of this one because he wasn’t sure it was saleable. About a month later, I had a stall at Yeldall Manor, for their annual Open Day. It was by far my best seller! 🙂 

7. Cross Through Time

Cross Greetings Card - Christian Cards

This was my 2nd ‘prophetic’ painting. I was trying to recreate a painting I had done for my pastor, but God had other ideas and helped me create this painting. 

8. Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness Greetings Card

I painted this at a dark point in my life. Jesus has been the light in my darkness and has helped me through the toughest years of my life. I pray this card brings peace, comfort, and hope to you in your darkness (or to those that you buy this for). 

9. Steam Train

Steam Train Greetings Card

This greetings card is most popular for males, but can be for any gender, and for any occasion. I painted the original in watercolour for my father-in-law (as a commission). He’s a steam train enthusiast. 

10. Soft Pastel Seascape

Soft Pastel Seascape Greetings Card

I drew this a while ago, with soft pastels. It very quickly became on of my most popular designs, which is why it features in my top 10. 

Which one do you like best? Is there one of my other designs that you think should be in my top 10?

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my top 10 greetings cards. 

Yours Faithfully, 

Hannah Kirk

Product Roundup for Valentine’s Day

Product Roundup for Valentine’s Day

I can’t quite believe that we enter February today. Time seems to be going quickly, but also going slowly. Does it feel that way for you?

In just under two weeks’ time it will be Valentine’s Day. Is that something you celebrate, even if just with a card. I know that some people give gifts to their friends, family, or other loved ones to say that they care – it doesn’t have to be a romantic thing.

Here is a roundup of some of the products that seem best suited for Valentine’s Day:

Greetings Cards:

All Greetings Cards are A6 size and are blank inside for your own message and come with a white envelope. Price: £2 including P&P (within the UK). Please note: pen is not included.

1. Love Bursts Forth

Love Bursts Forth Greetings card

2. Love Spirals

Love Spirals A6 Greetings Card

3. Soft Pastel Seascape

Soft Pastel Seascape Greetings Card

4. Elephant Safari at Sunset

Elephant Safari at Sunset Greetings Card

5. Pine Walk, Puerto Pollensa, at Sunset

Pine Walk Puerto Pollensa at Sunset Greetings Card

6. Lake and Tree Reflections

Lake and Tree Reflections Greetings Card

7. Steam Train

Steam Train Greetings Card

8. Bloom

Bloom Greetings card

Photo Products:

1. Faithful Snapshots Photobook

  Faithful Snapshots Photobook with purple linen cover Faithful Snapshots Photobook

This photobook, Faithful Snapshots, has a purple linen cover. Inside are 80 of my best (and most popular) photographs. Individually, I charge £12 for these photos, so this book is a bargain. Size: 20cm x 15cm.

This photobook, Faithful Snapshots, showcases my wildlife and nature photographs.

I love taking photos of birds, animals, pets, flowers, landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, and the moon. Photographs in this photobook include: Stag, Doe, Crested Grebe, Mandarin Duck, Mallard, Cormorant, Pershore Abbey, Hedgehog, Swans, Cygnets, Kingfisher, Robin, Mallorca, Malvern Hills, the moon, and much more…

All photographs are copyrighted © Hannah Kirk

I hope you enjoy this collection of photographs.

2. Contemplative Robin Coffee Mug

Coffee Mug with a photo of a Robin on the front

 

Paintings:

1. Icy Lake

Icy Lake painting

I painted this as part of a course I attended. I love the calming colours, bright sunset, and glow of the Icy Lake off-set by the snowy landscape. Such a simple scene but so lovely to look at.

This painting was created with landscape and winter-scene lovers in mind. If you have a special place in your home for this painting, or would like to gift it to someone,  I’d love for you to purchase it.

Price: £50 (FREE p&p) Size: 30cm x 40cm. Once bought you will receive contact from me and I will arrange the prompt shipping of this painting.

2. Pine Walk, Puerto Pollensa at Sunset

Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa at Sunset - Original Art

I holiday in Mallorca twice a year with my family. In May, during our last holiday there, I went on a romantic evening stroll along the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa with my wonderful husband. It was that walk that inspired this painting. The beautiful sunset, the glorious mountains, and the little boats dotted around the bay. We stood in this spot for a while, enjoying the sunset and each others company before going to have dinner together while the girls were spending time with their grandparents.

I used my own reference photograph for this painting. As I have so many photos of Mallorca – and in particular the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa – this is the first in a large collection of paintings. I can’t wait to paint the rest of them. If you’d like to be kept up to date with all of my latest paintings please join my mailing list.

This painting was created with Puerto Pollensa lovers in mind. If you have a special place in your home for this painting, or you would like to gift it, I’d love for you to purchase it.

Painted in Acrylics on Stretched Canvas. Price: £50 (FREE p&p) Size 30cm x 40cm. Once bought I will arrange the prompt shipping of this painting.

3. Elephant Safari at Sunset

Elephant Safari at Sunset

I’m did a course in 2019 at the School of Acrylic Painting in Gloucestershire. The lessons were once a month and after 12 lessons I’ll complete Level 1. This was painted for my 10th lesson, in October. I love animals and landscapes so this was a perfect lesson for me. I had great fun doing the background and the trees. The shape of the elephants was trickier, and getting the shading right was a challenge. I’ve always wanted to go on safari and see elephants in the wild. I love how the baby elephant is following its dad. It makes it quite spiritual for me because it reminds me that I’m Abba’s child and that I am following Him with my art and writing.

I love watching the sun set. I often watch at a lake in Hampshire that I’m fond of, but also love it wherever I am. I can only imagine how spectacular it would be to see the sunset while on safari! What an awesome thought. I hope I’ve captured its beauty without ever seeing it – it flowed out of my inmost being and my imagination.

I see this painting hung above a mantle-piece, so that the owner can enjoy a beautiful safari sunset without leaving their front door. This painting was created with animal lovers in mind. If you have a special place in your home for this painting, or you’d like to gift it, I’d love for you to purchase it.

Price: £50 (FREE p&p) Size 30cm x 40cm. Once bought I will arrange prompt shipping of this painting.

4. Purple Hills at Dusk

Purple Hills at Dusk - Original Art

I painted this scene ‘Purple Hills at Dusk’ at the art class I attended – School Of Acrylic Painting . I knew the theme for that class and noticed rolling hills on my journey to Gloucester. So, although I painted from my imagination it was based on a view I’d glimpsed on my drive.

I decided to paint the scene at dusk and so I’ve put lights in the valley. This painting has received a lot of positive comments.

This painting was created with landscape lovers in mind. If you would like it hanging on a wall in your house, or you’d like to gift it to someone, then I’d love for you to purchase this beautiful and original piece of artwork.

Price: £50 (FREE p&p) Once bought I will arrange the prompt shipping of this painting.

 

This is just an overview of my products. There are many other items to choose from. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this product roundup.

Yours Faithfully, 

Hannah Kirk