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Last updated on Aug 14, 2018

Welcome to Dashing Shadow Designs!


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The Long And The, Uh.....Short Of It

As a child, I loved colour. I didn't have just one favourite colour, they were ALL my favourites! Honestly, how can someone say they love red more than blue or white or yellow or purple! To me, picking a favourite colour would have been like a mother picking which child she loves more.

So as a child, when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I didn't know - I just knew that I wanted to work with colour. Somehow. But try telling a high school career counsellor that! (Eventually, I opted for studying library and information services.)

I worked in a library for a little while, but I never loved it. I found the work dull and tedious so I quit and began to look for ways to work with colour that didn't involve painting every room of my house. Again.

My aunty was the one who introduced me to paper crafts. She's always been an avid card-maker and I loved to spend time with her in her little craft room. I would look around and see colour everywhere - deep blues, rich reds, minty greens, soft pinks, vivid yellows - colour!

I ended up launching my first Etsy store - Ivory Leaf Invitations and Stationery - in early 2012. I adore paper-crafting and creating original and unique invitations for wedding, christenings, birthdays, bridal showers, etc.

But the more I worked with paper, the more I realized that I really wanted to create my own papers with my own colour palette. So, with the encouragement of a dear friend, I purchased Photoshop and started creating digital papers. I was instantly addicted.

I began by listing some digital paper packs via my Ivory Leaf store but when there became more digital products than anything else, I decided the digital goodies needed their own store and their own space.

Coming up with a name for the store took less than 3 seconds. It was obvious what it had to be called - Dashing Shadow Designs. "Dashing" comes from our miniature red dachshund (Henry) who is being constantly teased for being short, and "Shadow" comes from our beloved cat, Shadow, who we adopted from the RSPCA over seven years ago. She's getting on in years and her health is beginning to decline, but she is my constant companion, my own little shadow, following me around wherever I go.

So there you have it - the story of Dashing Shadow Designs!

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  • Sally

    Owner, Designer

    I'm a colour lover, digital creator, paper crafter, scrapbooker, baker, cross-stitcher, writer, reader, family history researcher and a pretty bad gardener. I live in Perth, Australia with my boyfriend, our cat Shadow and our dachshund, Henry.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 19, 2017
Welcome to Dashing Shadow Designs!

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 don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please choose carefully - there are no refunds.
I accept payment via PayPal and direct checkout (which means you can pay via credit card, debit card or Etsy gift card).
All my items are direct digital downloads! That means once your payment has been confirmed, Etsy will email you the link to download your goodies.
Additional policies and FAQs
The buyer accepts and acknowledges that, when printing my digital products (particularly products with lighter colours or designs with a low contrast pattern), different printers will achieve different results. Test printing is always recommended before use.


All of my items are designed for personal and commercial use.


Commercial Use / CU4CU:

- You must be a small business owner (ie: a sole-trader working from home) to be able to use any of my items commercially.
- You may use any of my items to create and sell digital, printed or hand-crafted invitations, printable stickers, greeting cards, etc.
- You may use any of my items as Scrap 4 Hire (S4H), ie: creating a digital scrapbook layout for a paying customer. Credit is required.
- You may use any of my digital elements in the creation of blogs, websites, digital applications, etc.
- Digital scrapbook kit makers are allowed to use DSD products in their kits. DSD papers must make up no more than 30% of the finished kits products. Credit is required.

- You may NOT edit, share, re-sell, copy or redistribute any of my original unaltered products unless specified otherwise.
- You may NOT mass produce anything you make from my creations - more than 1000 sales per item/paper is prohibited.
- You may NOT use any of my items in a creation (handmade or digital, ie: a website) which supports or depicts racism, pornography, homophobia, violence, hatred or anything else which may be deemed obscene or offensive.


If you are confused about anything, or perhaps the commercial use you had in mind isn't listed here, then please convo me for clarification.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when Dashing Shadow Designs (DSD) collects, uses, and shares information when you purchase an item, make contact, or otherwise use DSD services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that DSD do not own or control, including Etsy or any third-party services you access through Etsy (such as PayPal). Click the following link to read Etsy’s Privacy Policy:

What Information We Receive

To fulfil your order, you must provide DSD with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to DSD), such as, but not limited to, your name, email address, postal address, payment information and the details of the product you are ordering.

How We Use Your Information

DSD retains certain information to collate financial records. This includes your Etsy user name and country of purchase as well as payment information. Financial records are kept private with access limited to DSD and their Accountant or Registered Taxation Agent to comply with taxation law. No other parties have access to this information.

DSD may contact you via Etsy to provide customer service if requested by the buyer.

Personal information may also be retained, if necessary, to comply with Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Who Do We Share Your Information With?

DSD shares your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, including to:

- Etsy: As necessary, to provide services and comply with obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

- Relevant Government Organisations: DSD may collect, use, retain, and share your information only if it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce 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 our customers, or others.

How Long Do We Retain Personal Information?

DSD retains your personal information (limited to Etsy username, financial transactions and country of origin) for FIVE (5) years after the lodgement occurs of the income tax return in the income year to which your transaction relates, as required by the Australian Taxation Office. No other personal information is retained by DSD.

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, as set out below:

- Access: You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information DSD holds about you by contacting DSD using the contact information below.

- Change, restrict, delete: You may also have rights to change, restrict the use of, or delete your personal information. Unless in exceptional circumstances (like where DSD is required to store data for legal reasons, including taxation reasons) DSD will generally delete your personal information upon request.

- Object: You can object to DSD processing some of your information based on legitimate interests.

- Complain: If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about DSDs 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 DSD

If you have any questions of concerns you may contact DSD at dashingshadow [!at]

If you wish to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy, you may contact Etsy directly at for assistance.