Playful designs with delightful stories by Teri Smyth.

Esher, United Kingdom
184 Sales

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Playful Stories.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Welcome to Playful Stories.

Currently updating my shop.

Thank you for stopping by, keep safe and come back soon.

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Playful Stories.

Teri Smyth

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Teri Smyth


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About PlayfulStories

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A Passion for Play

My name is Teri and I've been drawing for a long, long time. In fact I blackmailed my Nan into buying me a giant box of Crayola crayons (I was only about 4 years old) - there were silver and gold crayons in that box and I don't think I've ever stopped drawing.

In every aspect of life I've managed to use my creative side. Then things changed and I had a small child (who is no longer that small) and I decided that I would make my passion, my life and draw until I drop.

Here, at Playful Stories, I want to share with you my illustrations and I hope you like what is available in my shop.

Why Playful Stories?
The name reflects my style and also that each image tells a story.

All the items for sale are designed by me.

Thanks for looking at my shop.


Shop members

  • Teri Smyth


    I'm Teri and I'm a UK based illustrator. I specialise in children's illustrations and love ink.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hi and welcome to the Playful Stories shop.

Playful Stories sell prints of original illustrations by Teri Smyth (that's me).

I'm a UK based children's illustrator. I create playful illustrations for all to enjoy.

You can find my website at

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 exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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
Playful Stories want you to be happy with our products and make every effort to make sure our products are packaged safely. If your purchase arrives damaged then please get in contact and we’ll do our best to rectify the problem by offering you a replacement or full refund (minus postage costs).

Goods must be returned in the original condition and shipped at your own cost within 14 days of delivery. The goods must be securely wrapped and packaged before shipping in the original packaging or similar equivalent. Once the returned goods have been received and checked (the buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs) you will be issued a refund, minus shipping fees, via the same payment method used for purchase.

Please allow 14 days for delivery within the UK and 28 days for international orders before contacting me.

All non deliveries must be reported within 60 days for a refund or replacement.
Playful Stories accept direct checkout, Paypal and Etsy gift cards.

Payment is due in full at time of order.
• Dispatch time is between 1 - 2 business days.
• UK delivery - Royal Mail aim to deliver in 3 working days.
• USA, Australia and Europe delivery - will be sent by Royal Mail. Delivery should take between 5-9 days from date of posting.

Original Artwork
• Dispatch time is between 1 - 3 working days.
• Delivery - will need to be signed for.
• Original artwork is posted separately to other purchases made at the same time to keep it safe.

Please make sure you check your full shipping address. This will help to make sure your Playful Stories products arrive directly to you without unnecessary delays.

All greeting cards and postcards come in a cellophane pocket to keep them clean. They will be posted in a hard backed envelope. A3 prints have a backing card inside the cellophane pocket as well as being posted in a hard backed envelope to keep them flat during delivery.

Shipping costs are calculated based on both postage costs and packaging costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that because of differences between monitors and cameras, the colours may vary slightly to what you see on screen.

The items will look even better in your hands!

If there is something specific you would like please get in touch.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

If you are looking for something extra special I do accept commissions for paintings. Just contact me with what you're looking for.