DilysTreacle

Greeting Cards - Bric-a-Brac - Vintage Cards - Art

Sheffield, United Kingdom · 208 Sales

DilysTreacle

Greeting Cards - Bric-a-Brac - Vintage Cards - Art

Sheffield, United Kingdom 208 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Hello! Welcome to the Dilys Treacle Etsy shop. Here you will find Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards which have I have designed and published myself, selected bric-a-brac and vintage curios, quirky vintage greeting cards, and coming soon (as I have been saying for ages now) some handmade art!

If you are thinking of making a purchase from my shop, please read on for a few important details about the things I sell, plus information on shipping fees.

DILYS TREACLE TREASURES GREETING CARDS

All Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards have been designed & published by me. They are professionally printed reproductions of my original handmade artworks. I use reclaimed fabrics / embellishments / cottons / pens / ink / oil pastels to create designs. Finished designs are photographed or scanned, run through Photoshop to check the colours / sizing, and finally printed onto 300gsm textured white board to make fun colourful cards. They are sold with a co-ordinating envelope. The cards have a lovely homemade look - this is part of their charm. It seems as though you could touch the card and feel real fabric or run your fingers over a hand-drawn oil pastel picture. However, the cards are not made of real fabric or coloured individually with oil pastels, they are normal printed flat cards just like you buy in a shop. The insides are always blank for your own message.

I am really sorry but because the cards are not individually handmade, I am unable to personalise them with names.

VINTAGE / BRIC-A-BRAC

As a long time collector / hoarder of random trinkets and curios, I have found I am now running out of space to keep everything,so I've decided to sell a few things here in my shop. Some are ornaments I've previously had on display in my front room or pictures I've had hanging on my wall. Others are things I couldn't stop myself buying and then had nowhere to put them so they've been in a box in the loft for a few years. Others are things I have hand-selected on my travels to sell here in my shop. They are all vintage items, and are therefore not 100% pristine or brand new. They are things which have been well loved and had several different previous owners. I list every item with a detailed description, including measurements and I take good pictures so you can get an idea of how an item would look in your home. Many vintage things can have minor wear or damage, such as crazing, small cracks, creases, bends or stains. I mention anything like this in the listing and I don't sell anything which is beyond repair or not good enough to be used or admired in your home.

VINTAGE GREETING CARDS

I have a collection of un-used vintage greeting cards which I am selling here in my shop. Mainly these date from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Lots are in their original wrappers, others are loose. All have an envelope. Because these have been stored away for a few decades they are not 100% perfect, and although they are in un-used condition, they are old items - paper and card can age over time. They are all clean and good enough to use or to keep for a collection, but some have minor scuffing, or their corners are very slightly dog-eared. Things like this are mentioned in individual listings.

SHIPPING FEES

I try to set reasonable shipping fees for each item, but should I ever misjudge a price by an unreasonable amount, I will refund a percentage. Please note that the fee displayed for postage includes not just the basic price of posting, but also the cost of packaging your item securely. This could include wrapping paper, padded envelopes, boxes, tape, bubble wrap or any other packaging material. I recycle and re-use all packaging where possible. Packing an item well is important as I want your purchase to reach you safely. For added peace of mind I send larger items or anything which is worth more than £10 by recorded / tracked / signed delivery. You can usually check online that your parcel has been posted, and in many cases you can track the progress of your parcel through the delivery system. I can also check that your parcel has reached you safely.

*** If you are thinking of buying something but feel unsure or want to know more, please feel free to message me through Etsy. I am happy to provide extra photos of any item, or answer any questions you might have ***

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 2, 2016

Hello! Welcome to the Dilys Treacle Etsy shop. Here you will find Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards which have I have designed and published myself, selected bric-a-brac and vintage curios, quirky vintage greeting cards, and coming soon (as I have been saying for ages now) some handmade art!

If you are thinking of making a purchase from my shop, please read on for a few important details about the things I sell, plus information on shipping fees.

DILYS TREACLE TREASURES GREETING CARDS

All Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards have been designed & published by me. They are professionally printed reproductions of my original handmade artworks. I use reclaimed fabrics / embellishments / cottons / pens / ink / oil pastels to create designs. Finished designs are photographed or scanned, run through Photoshop to check the colours / sizing, and finally printed onto 300gsm textured white board to make fun colourful cards. They are sold with a co-ordinating envelope. The cards have a lovely homemade look - this is part of their charm. It seems as though you could touch the card and feel real fabric or run your fingers over a hand-drawn oil pastel picture. However, the cards are not made of real fabric or coloured individually with oil pastels, they are normal printed flat cards just like you buy in a shop. The insides are always blank for your own message.

I am really sorry but because the cards are not individually handmade, I am unable to personalise them with names.

VINTAGE / BRIC-A-BRAC

As a long time collector / hoarder of random trinkets and curios, I have found I am now running out of space to keep everything,so I've decided to sell a few things here in my shop. Some are ornaments I've previously had on display in my front room or pictures I've had hanging on my wall. Others are things I couldn't stop myself buying and then had nowhere to put them so they've been in a box in the loft for a few years. Others are things I have hand-selected on my travels to sell here in my shop. They are all vintage items, and are therefore not 100% pristine or brand new. They are things which have been well loved and had several different previous owners. I list every item with a detailed description, including measurements and I take good pictures so you can get an idea of how an item would look in your home. Many vintage things can have minor wear or damage, such as crazing, small cracks, creases, bends or stains. I mention anything like this in the listing and I don't sell anything which is beyond repair or not good enough to be used or admired in your home.

VINTAGE GREETING CARDS

I have a collection of un-used vintage greeting cards which I am selling here in my shop. Mainly these date from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Lots are in their original wrappers, others are loose. All have an envelope. Because these have been stored away for a few decades they are not 100% perfect, and although they are in un-used condition, they are old items - paper and card can age over time. They are all clean and good enough to use or to keep for a collection, but some have minor scuffing, or their corners are very slightly dog-eared. Things like this are mentioned in individual listings.

SHIPPING FEES

I try to set reasonable shipping fees for each item, but should I ever misjudge a price by an unreasonable amount, I will refund a percentage. Please note that the fee displayed for postage includes not just the basic price of posting, but also the cost of packaging your item securely. This could include wrapping paper, padded envelopes, boxes, tape, bubble wrap or any other packaging material. I recycle and re-use all packaging where possible. Packing an item well is important as I want your purchase to reach you safely. For added peace of mind I send larger items or anything which is worth more than £10 by recorded / tracked / signed delivery. You can usually check online that your parcel has been posted, and in many cases you can track the progress of your parcel through the delivery system. I can also check that your parcel has reached you safely.

*** If you are thinking of buying something but feel unsure or want to know more, please feel free to message me through Etsy. I am happy to provide extra photos of any item, or answer any questions you might have ***

Janine George

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Janine George

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About

Quirky greeting card design // Vintage Bric-a-Brac

Dilys Treacle Treasures was founded in 2009 here in Sheffield, and I sell all of my current designs here in my Etsy shop. I am also now selling a few vintage things too - some bric-a-brac and stuff like that, and hold on to yer hats.....*COMING SOON* there will be some original art and some special vintage greeting cards.

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  • Janine

    Designer, Vintage Bric-a-Brac Seller, Publisher

    I'm Janine! Fave things: mid c.design, drawing, blogging, Insta, brutalism, singing, seaside, animals, social history, collecting, art, old stuff, charity shops, daydreaming, taking pix, shit telly, wine, pizza & so forth

Shop policies

Last updated on July 8, 2016
Hi. I'm Janine - owner of the Dilys Treacle Etsy shop! I live in Sheffield, England. I design and publish colourful and quirky greeting card designs under the name Dilys Treacle Treasures. I also sell vintage greeting cards, vintage bric-a-brac and art. You can buy them all right here from my Dilys Treacle Etsy shop!

Thanks for looking. I hope you'll see something that you like. If you have any questions or want to get in touch, please message me to say hello.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All designs, illustrations and artwork bearing the name 'Dilys Treacle Treasures' are © Janine George 2009 - 2016 and may not be copied or reproduced in any variation without my express permission. All rights reserved.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal or credit card payments.
See below for information on returns and refunds.
Shipping
UK POSTAGE

Individual Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards / vintage greeting cards / multiple greeting card orders totalling £10 or less are sent using Royal Mail 1st Class post (1-2 working days). I obtain a proof of postage. These items are not tracked and do not require a signature on delivery.

Orders of multiple greeting cards and small vintage / bric-a-brac items worth £10 or more will be sent using Royal Mail's Signed For service (1-3 working days). I obtain proof of postage. These items have a tracking number and will require a signature on delivery. If you are unavailable to sign for the delivery, it is usually returned to the local sorting office for collection by yourself at a convenient time.

Large vintage / bric-a-brac or heavy items will be sent using Collect Plus Economy Service (up to 5 working days approx) The Collect Plus service is trackable online but does not require a signature on delivery.

At certain times I ship using other UK courier services. You will be provided with the name of the carrier and tracking number at the time of dispatch.

EUROPE & INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE

Individual greeting cards / vintage greeting cards / multiple greeting card orders totalling £10 or less (or equivalent in other currencies) are sent using Royal Mail International Standard service for Europe (5-7 working days approx) & International destinations (7-10 working days approx). I obtain a proof of postage. These items are not tracked and do not require a signature on delivery.

Orders of multiple greeting cards and small vintage / bric-a-brac items worth over £10 (or equivalent in other currencies) will be sent using Royal Mail's Tracked & Signed service for Europe / International destinations (Up to 7 working days). I obtain a proof of postage. These items are trackable and will require a signature on delivery.

Large vintage / bric-a-brac or heavy items will be sent using Royal Mail's Tracked & Signed service for Europe / International destinations (Up to 10 working days). I obtain a proof of postage. These items are trackable and will require a signature on delivery.

At certain times I ship using other courier services. You will be provided with the name of the carrier and tracking number at the time of dispatch.

>>> PLEASE CHECK YOUR ADDRESSES MATCH ON ETSY AND PAYPAL. ALL ORDERS ARE DISPATCHED TO THE ADDRESS SPECIFIED ON YOUR ETSY ORDER FORM <<<

LINKS

Royal Mail http://www.royalmail.com/
Collect Plus http://www.collectplus.co.uk/

DISPATCH TIMES

I ship all orders within 3 working days. The shipping cost covers both postage & the packaging required for your order. If the dispatch of your item is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, I will contact you via Etsy to inform you and keep you up to date.
Refunds and Exchanges
REFUNDS

I am happy to issue a refund if you change your mind!

If you wish to cancel your order and obtain a refund please contact me as soon as possible after making your purchase.

I ship orders within 3 days, sometimes I ship the same day. If your order has not shipped when you cancel, I will refund you in full immediately. If your order has already shipped when you cancel, no refund will be made until your order has been safely returned to me in original condition / packaging. The return will be at your own expense but I will refund your original payment and postage charge in full.

RETURNING DAMAGED ITEMS (UK, EUROPE & INTERNATIONAL)

Every purchase from my shop is important and I take extra care when packing your order to protect it during its journey to you. I ship using tracked services in many cases, for added peace of mind.

In the unfortunate event of your item(s) being accidentally damaged in transit for reasons outside of my control, please contact me as soon as possible.

I will offer a full refund on damaged art / vintage / bric-a-brac items. All damaged goods must be returned to me. Orders must be returned in their entirety and at your own expense. Refunds / exchanges can only be made after I receive the damaged item(s). I will then refund your original payment and postage charge in full.

For damaged greeting cards / vintage greeting cards, please contact me and include photographs of the damaged goods. For any card which reaches you unusable / unacceptable condition, I will issue a full refund of your original payment and postage charge.

LOST IN TRANSIT

To minimise the risk of items becoming lost in transit, I ship using the following services and provide you with a tracking number where possible. In most cases, items can be traced and delivery can be tracked online.

'Royal Mail Signed For' in the UK (Signature)
'Royal Mail Tracked and Signed' for Europe / International destinations
'Collect Plus Economy Service' in the UK (Tracked)
Other selected courier services (Tracked)

If your order seems to be lost in transit, please message me as soon as you become concerned. I may ask you to wait 28 days from the date of shipping incase your item has been temporarily misplaced or delayed. If your item has not arrived after this time and cannot be traced using the online tracking service, I will issue you with a full refund.

Any item showing as delivered using an online tracking service will not be eligible for a refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
DESCRIBING ITEMS ACCURATELY

Please read all descriptions and check photographs carefully to make sure you are clear on what you are buying. I describe all items in detail and provide item measurements at the end of each listing.

Vintage / bric-a-brac items are (by their nature) not in 100% perfect / brand new condition. Please be aware of this when purchasing. Many vintage items have imperfections such as crazing, cracking, chipping or visable ageing or discolouration. I will describe any flaws in the listing and if the flaws are substantial I will provide close-up photographs of imperfections.

If you are interested in an item but want to know more before you buy, please contact me and I will be happy to help. I can send you extra photographs and answer any queries you may have.

TRADE CUSTOMERS

If you are a retailer interested in stocking Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me via Etsy for trade prices.

PLEASE READ THIS BIT, IT'S IMPORTANT! (ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PURCHASING DILYS TREACLE TREASURES GREETING CARDS)

All of the greeting cards I sell in my shop (with the exception of vintage greeting cards) are my own original designs, created and published by me.
Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards are digitally printed by a professional greeting card printer. They are all completely flat / smooth, with no added embellishments or handmade finishes.

My creative process requires the use of pens and pastels, reclaimed / vintage fabrics, embellishments, cottons / threads, papers and boards (printed and plain) and hand-sewing / machine stitching. The design you see on the front of any of my cards has started life as a handmade / drawn artwork. Sometimes the artwork can take many hours to sew / collage / draw.

Once I complete a design, I either photograph or scan it. Then I use Photoshop to prepare the digital file for printing. The physical design is a one-off piece which remains here in my archive! The digital copy is sent to print externally. I do not print in-house.

Envelopes and cello packaging are sourced from UK suppliers to the greeting card industry and when the greeting cards return from print, they are packaged here in Sheffield by me.

When you buy one of my Dilys Treacle Treasures greeting cards, it is a digital copy of an original handmade design. My card designs are intended to have a handmade look, just like the original piece. At first glance, it may look as though you could reach out and touch a card made from real pieces of fabric, or feel real stitching or oil pastel marks. But please note, none of the cards I sell in my shop are actually hand-made or individually hand-drawn using pens or pastels - they just look like they are. This is the style of the design!

If you are thinking of making a purchase, please take a moment to make sure that you're happy with my shop policies, and those of Etsy.

If you have any further questions before making a purchase, please message me via Etsy and I will be very happy to help!

More information

Last updated on Jul 8, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I am not currently taking orders for personalised / handmade greeting cards.