MsSpanner

Nicola Rowlands etsy shop

Manchester, United Kingdom · 8729 Sales

MsSpanner

Nicola Rowlands etsy shop

Manchester, United Kingdom 8729 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2669)

Announcement   ✮✮ Thanks for stopping by Nicola Rowlands' etsy shop! ✮✮

Nicola is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Manchester, England. She designs aprons, stickers, greeting cards, tote bags, pocket manfriends, brooches, tea towels and pillows. They are all her own designs born in her brain and materialised for your pleasure and happiness.

Nicola's FAQ'S answered:
I sell my products here in my etsy shop as well as in shops worldwide. If you're a shop interested in placing a wholesale order I'd love to hear from you! Please send me an etsy convo or email me designbynicola at gmail.

If you're new to etsy:
-I deliver worldwide! Please see each listing for shipping costs and feel free to message me if you have any questions.

-I check the postage after your package is posted - and if you have paid too much I will refund you any excess.

-I usually have multiples of the products shown here, so if you are interested in buying more than the quantity listed just give me a shout and I will adjust the listing for you.

-I also sell prints as well as taking commissions for illustrations and wedding invites. If there's a design you've seen of mine that you'd like as a print, I can arrange that for you! Just ask.

♦♢ My work has been seen in: Frankie Magazine, 101Woonideen, SHOP Til You Drop magazine, & Urban Outfitters blog ♦♢ I have created illustrations for the BBC, CBeebies, Whitelines Magazine, Sideburn Magazine and Plus1 Magazine. ♦♢

♦♢Links: ♦♢
http://www.creativetourist.com/articles/shopping/manchester/nicola-rowlands-fig-and-sparrow-maker-of-the-month/
http://joannagoddard.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/funny-aprons.html
http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/nicola_rowlands
http://www.frankie.com.au/home/doing-the-dishes
http://etsy.me/JT4vBj
http://jackiemagpie.com/2012/05/nicola-rowlands-makes-us-chuckle/
http://www.girlstalktoboys.com/2013/06/chit-chat-friday-with-nicola-rowlands.html
http://matchboxstudios.co.nz/blog/
http://bit.ly/ZHPOv2
http://www.ilovedomestica.com/blog/2011/11/10/get-to-know-etsy-designer-nicola-rowlands.html
http://applesandgreen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/meet-nicola-rowlands-illustrator.html
http://www.matinlapin.com/2012/01/my-favourite-etsians-q-with-nicola.html

We are up to pocket manfriend number: 1170!!! Do you have a pocket manfriend? Send me a photo of him in the wild! Tell me what number he is and what he's been up to. I would love to hear from you.

Likewise if you have hung one of my products on your wall, taken one of my totes somewhere, received one of my cards and want to show it off, send me a photo! I would love to hear from you.

Thanks again for visiting :)
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Take a look at my blog: http://notgoingwrong.blogspot.com/

Sign up for my newsletter on my website: www.nicolarowlands.co.uk

Find me on twitter: @nicolarowlands

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/pPN32t

tumblr: http://nicolaclare.tumblr.com/

instagram: nicolarowlands

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nicolarowlands

and check out my website: www.nicolarowlands.co.uk

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 8, 2016

✮✮ Thanks for stopping by Nicola Rowlands' etsy shop! ✮✮

Nicola is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Manchester, England. She designs aprons, stickers, greeting cards, tote bags, pocket manfriends, brooches, tea towels and pillows. They are all her own designs born in her brain and materialised for your pleasure and happiness.

Nicola's FAQ'S answered:
I sell my products here in my etsy shop as well as in shops worldwide. If you're a shop interested in placing a wholesale order I'd love to hear from you! Please send me an etsy convo or email me designbynicola at gmail.

If you're new to etsy:
-I deliver worldwide! Please see each listing for shipping costs and feel free to message me if you have any questions.

-I check the postage after your package is posted - and if you have paid too much I will refund you any excess.

-I usually have multiples of the products shown here, so if you are interested in buying more than the quantity listed just give me a shout and I will adjust the listing for you.

-I also sell prints as well as taking commissions for illustrations and wedding invites. If there's a design you've seen of mine that you'd like as a print, I can arrange that for you! Just ask.

♦♢ My work has been seen in: Frankie Magazine, 101Woonideen, SHOP Til You Drop magazine, & Urban Outfitters blog ♦♢ I have created illustrations for the BBC, CBeebies, Whitelines Magazine, Sideburn Magazine and Plus1 Magazine. ♦♢

♦♢Links: ♦♢
http://www.creativetourist.com/articles/shopping/manchester/nicola-rowlands-fig-and-sparrow-maker-of-the-month/
http://joannagoddard.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/funny-aprons.html
http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/nicola_rowlands
http://www.frankie.com.au/home/doing-the-dishes
http://etsy.me/JT4vBj
http://jackiemagpie.com/2012/05/nicola-rowlands-makes-us-chuckle/
http://www.girlstalktoboys.com/2013/06/chit-chat-friday-with-nicola-rowlands.html
http://matchboxstudios.co.nz/blog/
http://bit.ly/ZHPOv2
http://www.ilovedomestica.com/blog/2011/11/10/get-to-know-etsy-designer-nicola-rowlands.html
http://applesandgreen.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/meet-nicola-rowlands-illustrator.html
http://www.matinlapin.com/2012/01/my-favourite-etsians-q-with-nicola.html

We are up to pocket manfriend number: 1170!!! Do you have a pocket manfriend? Send me a photo of him in the wild! Tell me what number he is and what he's been up to. I would love to hear from you.

Likewise if you have hung one of my products on your wall, taken one of my totes somewhere, received one of my cards and want to show it off, send me a photo! I would love to hear from you.

Thanks again for visiting :)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Take a look at my blog: http://notgoingwrong.blogspot.com/

Sign up for my newsletter on my website: www.nicolarowlands.co.uk

Find me on twitter: @nicolarowlands

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/pPN32t

tumblr: http://nicolaclare.tumblr.com/

instagram: nicolarowlands

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nicolarowlands

and check out my website: www.nicolarowlands.co.uk

Nicola Rowlands

Contact shop owner

Nicola Rowlands

Namaste Badge
Namaste Badge
$4.03
SALE: Medium Watermelon Slice plushie
SALE: Medium Watermelon Slice plushie
$20.17
One year of cards
One year of cards
$29.58
Get Shit Done a6 desk Jotter
Get Shit Done a6 desk Jotter
$5.38
You pick three a5 notebooks
You pick three a5 notebooks
$13.44
TITS mug
TITS mug
$16.13
More Baller a5 notebook
More Baller a5 notebook
$6.72
Plant Lady Mug
Plant Lady Mug
$16.13
MAMA mug
MAMA mug
$16.13
Kitty Petting Society card cc222
Kitty Petting Society card cc222
$3.76
Kindred Spirit card cc220
Kindred Spirit card cc220
$3.76
KIND WORDS 2017-2018 calendar by Nicola Rowlands
KIND WORDS 2017-2018 calendar by Nicola Rowlands
$21.51
HAPPY EVER AFTER card cc219
HAPPY EVER AFTER card cc219
$3.76
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2669)
Charmaine

Charmaine on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love these jotters. Great quality.

Charmaine

Charmaine on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this card. Really high quality product.

Charmaine

Charmaine on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the card. High quality.

Charmaine

Charmaine on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the cards. High quality.

prawn2bewild

prawn2bewild on Jul 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Superb service and wonderfully quirky plushie. My favourite Etsy shop by far! Thank you!

Sarah Sharpe

Sarah Sharpe on Jul 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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About

I started selling fish-themed greeting cards

Yeah, I did that. In 2008 I got a batch of sixty fish-themed christmas cards printed by a local printer and forced my family and friends to buy them. I thought they were funny.

After a while I didn't need to force people to buy them - people started buying them on their own, which was surprising.

With the cash I made from each batch of cards, I placed larger orders of cards, introducing new designs each time. And with each batch I ordered, I was equally as surprised at how I had sold all of the previous batch.

Some designs were terrible, and some were not so terrible. I liked most of them, and my printer probably thinks I'm absolutely bonkers.

It went much like that, really. I quit my day job in 2011, got married in 2013, had a daughter in 2014 and bought a house in 2015. Our happy family lives in South Manchester and I do my best at juggling being a mom and running a business. It works most of the time and I owe etsy a big thank you for helping me get where I am now - sharing work and hobby and motherhood as one.

Shop members

  • Nicola Rowlands

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Director Of Everything

    I'm a creative maker and do-er based in south Manchester, UK. When I'm not spending my time running this business, I'm out on the street running daft distances with my legs. Thanks so much for looking at my etsy shop.

  • Suzie

    Pocket Manfriend Extraordinaire

    Suzie is our Pocket Manfriend extraordinaire. She's a big fan of 'sketching architecture, Manchester, flapjacks and using up all my pens'

  • Leanne

    Seamstress

    Leanne works on my quilts and baby clothes. She runs The Northern Sewing School from her cool studio with her dwarf cat.

  • Rose

    Seamstress

    My amazing seamstress Rose! When she's not busy sewing our bonkers cushions she creates amazing vintage inspired dresses at her clothing label Plum & Pigeon.

Production partners

  • Merchandise producer

    Leeds, England

    They make custom merchandise for all kinds of people, all in-house. In 2005, Luke, their unsuspecting founder, began making badges so he could get through uni without doing a proper job. They are now a team of around 35 people.

  • Printers: cards

    Manchester, England

    I met someone who worked at this printers, at a party 7 years ago. He told me he could get me some cards printed at a good price and I had a small batch printed with them. I've been a loyal customer ever since!

  • Seamstress

    Altrincham, England

    Rose is a seamstress who makes beautiful vintage dresses by day and creates my cushions by night. She cuts the fabric, sews and stuffs the plushies and advises me on new products. She's a small independent with a passion for sewing.

  • Printer: Cards

    United Kingdom

    Printer: Cards

  • High quality giclée printing: portraits

    Sowerby Bridge, England

    In 2005 Knight Graphics was created from a professional imaging background and a love of art. Rob having 25 years of experience in the photo printing industry and Geoff’s 40 years in lithographic printing and also a celebrated oil and watercolour ar

  • Digital Textile Printer

    Durham, NC

    It was founded in May 2008 by two Internet geeks who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles. The company came about because Stephen’s wife, Kim, persuaded him that being able to print her own fabric for curtains was a really cool idea.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2016
Thanks for visiting! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to send me a message.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment through etsy is safe, fast, easy and secure. You do not need a paypal account to purchase through etsy and it does not matter where you are worldwide, you will pay in your local currency.
Shipping
IS MY DELIVERY TRACKED?
In order to keep my postage costs down I post all international orders via regular airmail, unless we arrange for an upgrade. If you'd like an upgrade to a tracked service please just send me a message and I can arrange that for you at the relevant cost.

If you do not choose to upgrade to a tracked service, please remember that I can not offer any information on the whereabouts of your package once it has been posted.

DELIVERY TIMES:
-From the day after I’ve posted your mail, regular airmail usually takes three more days to reach Western Europe, five days to Eastern Europe and seven days to the rest of the world. If you need your order before this time, please message me and I can arrange to upgrade your order to a slightly faster service.

-From experience with the USPS I have found that deliveries to NYC can take up to one week longer than the seven day delivery period to the USA.

MY DELIVERY HASN'T ARRIVED YET.
If your delivery period (see above for approx delivery times) has passed and your package has still not arrived please don't hesitate to contact me and let me know. Touch wood, I have only experienced one delivery going missing in my time as an etsy seller and this was to Mexico. More often than not your delivery is probably just another day away.

I JUST REMEMBERED I ORDERED SOMETHING 2 MONTHS AGO
I keep proof of postage for deliveries made this current month and the month past. Anything before that goes in the recycling. In the very improbable chance that your item was mailed before last month and you still have not received it and you're getting in touch for the first time now (Please note this has never happened) please be aware there is nothing I can do to help locate your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If items arrive damaged or broken I will post a replacement upon request.

If items get lost in the mail (this has happened only once; a delivery to Mexico) I am happy to send you a replacement. Please be aware that I am a one-man-band and this replacement comes out of my pocket.

If for any reason you are unhappy with an item and would like to return it please contact me. Past 30 days from the date of your purchase I am unable to accept returns.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me for wholesale orders, custom orders, and any special requests.

Unfortunately - aside from very special cases - I no longer sell my products on a consignment basis. I have had bad experiences with shops who have not paid me, not looked after my products and not been nice. Spoiled the fun!

I do, however, offer competitive wholesale prices with small minimum orders so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you're interested.