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