blacklilypie

Batcats and other grumpy art and design by Tara Fortin.

Ottawa, Canada | 2159 Sales

blacklilypie

Batcats and other grumpy art and design by Tara Fortin.

Ottawa, Canada 2159 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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About

Hi, I'm Tara from blacklilypie!

Hello there! I am the creator of all the items and artwork at blacklilypie.

I have THREE etsy shops:

blacklilypie:
-This one!

trixieandtilda: http://trixieandtilda.etsy.com
-Bright and cheerful cats hand drawn and turned into soft minky dolls.

blackforestcake: http://blackforestcake.etsy.com
-a digital download shop featuring my illustrations. Projects, art prints, scrapbook material and labels. You can print these images yourself or use them in crafts.


Here is the junk from my "profile" which I so kindly cut and pasted here so you don't have to click around.
Blacklilypie is Tara Fortin.

I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

My URL http://www.blacklilypie.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/blacklilypie/

http://www.redbubble.com/people/blacklilypie/shop
- redbubble is where my designs are professionally printed on a TON of neat stuff. T-shirts,iphone cases,home goods, prints, totebags and MORE.

I also design fabric! Check out my SPOONFLOWER shop.
http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/blacklilypie?sub_action=shop

Twitter: http://twitter.com/blacklilypie

Bio
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Hi, I am Tara. I now live in Ottawa, Canada. I have two cats and about one hundred squirrels.
Everything in my shop is my original designs. That includes printed fabrics, images on pins, all packaging and all patterns for stuffed toys.
I use a production partner to have some of my art printed onto fabric so I can hand make some of my plush.

What is a Batcat??
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Batcat was created by me when I was in University, and I have been drawing them ever since.
Batcat is a monster, but a nice(ish) monster, which never hurts anyone, but can make a lot problems.
Batcat eats a lot of sugar. Batcat might be a fairy? A Canadian fairy?
Batcat isn't really his name, he IS a batcat. :-)

Shop members

  • Tara

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am the creator of everything in this shop, from idea to final packaging. I am covered in paint. Been selling on Etsy since 2006.

Production partners

  • fabric printing service

    Durham, NC

    I use a fabric printing partner to have my own original illustrations and designs printed onto different fabrics. I then use this fabric to hand make some of my plush dolls.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 2, 2018
Welcome to my shop policies!
I have tried to lay out all the info I think you might need when you buy from my shop. If you don't see an answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact me through the "Conversation" feature of your Etsy account, or at blacklilypie(at)gmail.com I am nice! :-)

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts 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: 1 hour 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
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
- I offer refunds on most of my items. Digital downloads, custom orders, worn clothing items are the exception. If the item is in original condition, with all pieces and undamaged, you can ship it back to me at your own cost and I will happily refund the purchase price.

- Please contact me as soon as possible that you would like a refund, within 2 weeks of receiving the item. Then I will be aware you are shipping the item back to me (within the next two weeks please)

- If item has been damaged in the mail, please let me know. This hardly EVER happens, so I work it out on a case by case basis.
Payment
Please pay me.
Shipping
I ship with Canada Post.

-I am a Canadian! This is why shipping costs for Canadians are often higher than USA. Etsy wants all items to ship for free, and I understand. I try to make the shipping as LOW as possible!

-If you are buying multiple items and your shipping seems extremely high, you can always send me a conversation before buying and I can check for a a more accurate quote. I don't mind doing this AT ALL.

- If you want tracking or rush delivery, please contact me!!! I will quote you and we can DO THIS THING.

- I often use recycled packaging (boxes, bubble wrap, cardboard) but I make sure your items are wrapped in clean and new material, and are safe and secure. I ship prints in flat bend proof mailers with the print in a clear plastic self sealing sleeve.

- I DO NOT offer pick up to local people.

- I ship anywhere in the world! BUT I do reserve the right to refuse to ship to any location.

- All customs fees are the buyers responsibility. I always fill out customs fees with the correct price you paid, and will not put "gift."

- If the purchase is a gift, I will ship to the giftee's address, but you become responsible for the package once I ship it.

- I usually ship next day after payment.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contact me through "Conversations" at the top of your Etsy profile. If you cannot do that for some reason, you can always reach me at blacklilypie *at* gmail.com (Please let me know your Etsy name and what you purchased.)

- My home and studio is NOT pet free. I have cats. They are allowed in my studio. I always store finished items sealed in a clean and cat free location. I always wash all recycled wool felt. If you have severe allergies or sensitivities, please be aware.

******DIGITAL ITEMS*********
*Terms of Use*


What you are purchasing from my shop is a license to use the images you buy, not the copyright to the images. Please respect the terms, do not distribute or share these images or claim them as your own. I am always available to clarify any of the terms below, please feel free to contact me if you are unsure.

Each listing is clearly marked with Personal Use, or Commercial Use.



Personal Use

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Any item purchased from this shop is yours to use for any of your personal projects. You can print it out, or use it again and again, for as long as you like. As long as it is for your friends and family, and you are not selling it, you are free to do what you wish.



Some examples of what would be Personal Use are:

-family scrapbooking, digital or printed out
-invitations, cards, birthday decorations, banners, announcements
-prints, posters, stickers,
-t-shirts, transfer graphics, fabric, (ONLY one of a kind, files not available to the public)

-wedding invites, decor
-personal blog graphics, facebook graphics, other personal social networking site graphics



Teachers / Education / Clubs
Teachers/education/church/clubs, please feel free to use any items for your classroom as personal use, as long as the images are not distributed to other groups. Please do not share with other educators or upload to any groups/sites which share graphics.


Commercial Use
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Only when graphics are marked as "For Commercial Use" can you use images purchased in my shop on items you plan to sell, or as graphics for your business. This licence was designed for sole proprietorship small business, who produce small runs of items (under 1000 items), or personally create designs. This commercial use is not for business with multiple employees or that use third party manufacturing/mass manufacturing. The images should be part of a design, not a separate, removable element.

Some examples of Commercial Use are:
-paper goods or digital goods (invitations, cards, stickers, art prints) that you design or make for clients
-business materials for your own business, or for other sole proprietorship clients (postcards, business cards, etsy shop banners, shop blog banners, advertisements, flyers, product packaging)
-pre-designed scrapbook pages, digital or printed, templates, etc
-patterns or kits of any sort
-ebooks, newsletters,


If you make or design something to sell, and it includes graphics purchased from this shop, it will be considered commercial.

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DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PLEASE READ
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Do NOT share, copy, distribute or lend these images. Copies for your own personal use are fine, I even encourage you to backup the images you purchase onto disk or alternate drives.

Do NOT add purchased images to digital stamp packs, or use images to create graphics collections, clip art collections, photoshop brushes.

Do NOT upload to sites that print on demand. (Like Zazzle, society6, redbubble, cafepress) or any sites that host/share images (flickr, tumblr, facebook, etc) Unless the image is set to private and is for personal use only. (Example: Having a single t-shirt printed)

Do NOT claim these images as your own. If you are sharing personal use items you have made online, please credit http://blackforestcake.etsy.com if possible. If sharing commercial use items, please only share low quality images, to minimize theft.

Do NOT design goods for wholesale.

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Confused? Not sure? Scared?!!! :-)
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There are a lot of terms and conditions here to take it, and if you are confused by a term, or have questions about something not covered here, please feel free to send a CONVERSATION through easy. There is a link on your receipt, or click "Contact" at http://blacklilypie.etsy.com
or email tara [!at] tarafortin.com

All images are copyright Tara Fortin 2018
Privacy
I do not collect info beyond what you provide to me (you name, shipping address and email address) when you order from Etsy. I do not use your info for any marketing, email lists, nor share it with any other third parties beyond the ones I need to fulfil your order. If you have any questions about your privacy, please contact me.



Below is information about The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for people in the EU.

I 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 Etsy.com 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. Nathan should then go on to include information on the following:

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized 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.

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 one existed;
-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.

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.
-Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
-Business transfers. 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. The length of time he keeps personal information

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: 2 years.

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:

-Access. 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.
-Object. 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.
-Complain. 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, Tara Fortin, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at blackliypie [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Tara Fortin
2677 Ayers Ave
Ontario, Canada
K1V7W7

More information

Last updated on May 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Can this ship faster or cheaper?

I am in CANADA, my friends! I ship the next day (sometimes later the same day) after receiving an order with the most economical shipping available. If you need it faster you will have to upgrade as you checkout. I can always give a CUSTOM QUOTE for a faster shipping service, please contact me if you don't see an upgrade for your item.
If you want it cheaper...I already use the least expensive Canada Post service I can.

Can you do a custom order?

I rarely do custom orders! They are not my cup of tea. If you think your custom order is the 1 out of 100 I *will* do, send a convo about it.

Can I ask you something?

YES YOU CAN. Shipping estimate for multiple items? What programs I use to draw? What the heck is a batcat? What pies do i like? ANYTHING. CONVO ME.