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About Marianne26

Sales 690
On Etsy since 2010

Mostly Flowers

I was first of all a painter and naturally, flowers are one of my favourite subjects. You can see more of my art work, which includes still lifes, landscape, and mixed media pieces on my website (1st website link below) and my Facebook pages. By the way, pricing paintings is difficult. If you like one of my paintings please feel free to make a reasonable offer. I won't be offended and I can always refuse if I don't think it's enough.

I have recently joined a great site supporting artists, Love from The Artist. For its members, 'Love From The Artist' prints sale-on demand cards, and cards of many of my paintings are available from there, including a range of cards designed with dolls' house lovers and miniaturists in mind (2nd website link below). Because LFTA's mission is to support artists, they take no artist commission, and their cards can sometimes be priced a bit cheaper but the quality remains excellent.

I prefer Paypal which is reliable and safe for both customers and sellers. Customers don't need a Paypal account but can use their credit/debit card as a guest, and unlike Etsy, Paypal has phone support 24/7 in the unlikely event of a problem.

I have had my Etsy shop for about 10 years with 100% 5 star reviews from wonderful customers. An enormous thank you to you all.

Shop members

  • Marianne Cook

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, Despatch, Etc

    I've drawn and painted ever since I could hold a pencil or a brush and finally I studied for a Fine Art Degree as a mature student after moving to Wales some years ago.

Production partners

  • Love From The Artist

    United Kingdom

    LFTA is a not-for-profit community interest company (CIC) that helps artists earn a living.

  • a small professional print studio

    United Kingdom

    The print studio I use is a friendly, family run business, which supports The Woodland Trust project. They use only carbon captured papers for the production of all their greetings cards.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Please read the shop policies (aka T&C) before purchasing even though they may seem tedious and/or forbidding. They are rather lengthy to comply with EU distance selling regulations. Etsy adds a notice 'VAT included (where applicable)' to listings. To clarify, mine is a micro-business, I am not registered for VAT (nor required to be) and no VAT is charged on my products (or included in the prices). I do my best to have happy customers who are pleased with their purchases and overall buying experience.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
❑ I am happy to refund in full (item and outward shipping cost plus cost of return shipping) if there should be a fault with any of my items and the faulty product is returned in suitable packaging (preferably the packaging in which it was received unless this has been damaged). Please notify me by Etsy convo/email if you return a package and include the tracking number.
Be sure to mark any returned package 'Merchandise, Returned to Sender'. Any import charges imposed by UK customs if your returning item is over £15 in value will be deducted from the refund amount, but these charges are avoidable if your return is clearly marked 'Merchandise, Returned to Sender'.

❑ If your purchase has arrived with either the item or the packaging damaged, please send me photos of the damage right away (photos are needed for an insurance claim).

❑ I cannot offer exchanges as my items are all individually made and I will not have (or be able to make) an identical replacement.

❑ You have 14 (calendar) days in which to return an item if you simply decide you don't want it, without explanation. Items must be returned by a tracked service with proof of delivery and packed so that no damage is sustained en route. Please note, if you are returning an item because you have simply changed your mind, the return postage will not be refundable, and a deduction will be made if the items are not received back in the same condition as they were despatched. Returned item packages must be marked 'Merchandise, Returned to Sender' to avoid Import VAT charges, (see above).

❑ Here is a link to the form you can use if you wish to cancel a purchase:

❑ If you cancel your order after it has been despatched, please do not accept or open the package when it arrives, but request it is returned to sender and mark it clearly 'Merchandise, Returned to Sender', unless the packaging has been damaged (see above). Any import charges imposed by UK customs if your returning item is over £15 in value will be deducted from the refund amount, but these charges are avoidable if your return is clearly marked 'Merchandise, Returned to Sender'.

❑ Custom-made items are not refundable but I will be eager to work with you to see if we can put right any problems that may arise.
❑ I prefer payments to be made via Paypal, but you do not need to have an account with Paypal. You can use your card to pay as a guest. Please note, any sales/import taxes levied by your own state/country are not included in the item price, are not the seller's responsibility and it is illegal for sellers to mark packages as gifts in order to avoid them.
❑ Shipping is combined on multiple purchases - the details for your locality are given in the cart. Inland UK packages are sent by RM first class post. Any significant shipping overcharge in the total calculated by Etsy's system will be refunded.

❑ I ship 1-3 working days after payment is received. Unfortunately I cannot guarantee delivery times as these depend on postal services and international packages may also be delayed by customs checks.

❑ My items are all handmade and generally fragile, and are packaged safely, usually in stout outer boxes with biodegradable (corn) chips around an inner container. If you are allergic to corn, please let me know WHEN PURCHASING (a delay may mean your package is already in the mail) and I can pack your item(s) using non-eco chips. Most of my boxes are new, but I occasionally recycle suitable boxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
❑ Please note, all artwork images (in cards, prints and paintings) are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or used in any way without express permission.
Marianne26 is based in Wales and has been selling on Etsy since 2010.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

1. Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. If transferring personal information outside of Europe, how the transfer will be handled

GDPR requires you to disclose if you transfer personal information outside of the EU and the legal bases you rely on to do so, such as consent and contractual necessity.

I do not store or process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions.

6. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete.
You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Marianne Cook, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at marianne.cook1(at) Alternately, you may mail me at:

Marianne Cook, 5 Lon y Bryn, Bangor, LL57 2LH