DeerandSparrowStore

Greeting Cards, Gifts & Original Wall Art

Zurich, Switzerland

Announcement    SUPER SECONDS SATURDAY SALE BEGINS ON SATURDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY AT 11:00 SWISS TIME. ALL DISCOUNTED ITEMS WILL BE IN THE SALES SECTION!

Deer & Sparrow is home to meaningful greeting cards, joyful gifts and expressive wall art. Inspired by the ocean, the mountains, traditions and memories. Created using a range of fluid art mediums, wood and paper to bring you beautiful items to help you nurture friendships.

***Postal systems experience a large volume of traffic due to the pandemic. Your items may take slightly longer to arrive than usual.***

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 25, 2021

SUPER SECONDS SATURDAY SALE BEGINS ON SATURDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY AT 11:00 SWISS TIME. ALL DISCOUNTED ITEMS WILL BE IN THE SALES SECTION!

Deer & Sparrow is home to meaningful greeting cards, joyful gifts and expressive wall art. Inspired by the ocean, the mountains, traditions and memories. Created using a range of fluid art mediums, wood and paper to bring you beautiful items to help you nurture friendships.

***Postal systems experience a large volume of traffic due to the pandemic. Your items may take slightly longer to arrive than usual.***

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Judith Cupples

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Judith Cupples

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Updates

Pre-order offer ends on Saturday, 2nd October!
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About DeerandSparrowStore

Sales 806
On Etsy since 2018

From Northern Ireland to Switzerland.

Where, or when, to begin.... I think the first thing you need to know about me is that I'm a home bird. I grew up in Northern Ireland, I never ever imagined leaving it for longer than a two week holiday abroad. I love being home and spending time with family. I've always been described as "arty" so I don't think it was a surprise that I went to Art college (in Belfast) and graduated with an Honours in Art and Design, specialising in Visual Communication.

After university I worked for five years designing and making bespoke handmade Wedding Stationery, in an Award winning "Aladdin's cave" of a specialist paper shop in Belfast. It was a job I loved, and in many, many ways a dream job (think unending paper swatches and samples), and then Switzerland happened.

Switzerland was mostly certainly an unexpected move, but a move that my husband and I couldn't pass up, hello chocolate and cheese. (The home bird in me still can't believe that it happened). Upon moving here I worked for a couple of companies in administration - very different from my creative background. I continued to make the odd set of wedding stationery for family and friends, but nothing arty on a regular basis.

After the birth of my second child I started to draw and paint again. After much encouragement from my husband I decided to be brave and do a few (more) things which scared me. One was open a business in a country when still learning the language, and the other, the scariest thing - show my art to the world and sell it, and so that's how Deer and Sparrow was born! I absolutely love what I'm doing now, and love that I can say that this is my dream job.

It's taken me a while to find my feet with the language and suppliers, but thankfully there is no shortage of glitter and inspiration!

I work with resin, alcohol inks, wood and paper, from my home studio/office, sofa or dining table. Working when I can to fit around my children's schedules. My work ranges between fine and functional art to greeting cards and wooden plaques. I love the variation and how each item I make is unique, or includes a unique element.

When I'm not working I enjoying reading, cooking, baking and cross stitch, and of course spending time with my husband and two energetic wee children.

If you'd like to see what I'm working on now follow my social media pages (links below).

Shop members

  • Judith Cupples

    Owner, Designer, Maker

Production partners

  • Laser Cut Wooden Shape

    United Kingdom

    Laser Cut Wooden Shapes

  • Awesome Merch

    United Kingdom

    The artwork is my own design. This company made the mirrors using images I supplied.

  • Bespoke Laser

    United Kingdom

    UV printing, Laser Cutting & Spot UV gloss

  • Frame

    United Kingdom

    Make frame

  • Deep Box Frame

    Switzerland

    Frames

  • Limited number of frames

    United Kingdom

    Frame

  • A print shop

    United Kingdom

    Printed the image and text. Image & text designed by Deer and Sparrow.

  • Base Board

    United Kingdom

    Cut circular wooden bases for painting.

  • Second Hand Tray base

    Switzerland

    I search in local second hand stores for items that need a new lease of love and life!

  • Fabulous company with amazing printers!

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    Print my artwork onto customised shapes.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I love being able to personalise and offer bespoke gifts! The dispatch time varies depending on the item, and can be found in the individual listing information. Before making an order please take note of the estimated shipping times as well as the processing time. If you need your item for a certain date please contact me and I will see if I can accommodate! I look forward to hearing from you.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Depending on the item it will come wrapped in a cellophane bag or wrapped in tissue paper, protected by bubble wrap or paper packing where necessary. In order to try to reduce waste large items, such as the Artboards, are sent in used cardboard boxes.

Currently, I don't offer a gift wrapping service.

Wholesale availability

Items are currently not available for wholesale. Bulk orders will be considered on an individual basis, please contact me directly for a quote.

Care instructions

Alcohol Ink Paintings, Resin Art work, petri art, Wooden Plaques & display boards:
- Keep out of direct sunlight
- These products are unsuitable for display outside, or in rooms with high humidity.
- To keep clean please dust regularly with a dry lint-free cloth.
- Ensure the mounting surface and method of fixing to the wall is strong enough to support the item.
- Keep away from naked flames.
- Please note wooden products made wrap/expand/crack with changes in temperature and humidity.

Postage/ Shipping (further information)

All my items are handmade, and most to order. Some items take a little longer to make than others, but under each of my listings you will see "Ready to ship" to give you an item of how long it will take me to get your order into the post. If there are any unexpected delays I'll get in touch.

For most items there are two postal options 1st Class (A Post), and 2nd Class (B Post). If you require a faster postage option with tracking please get in touch before placing your order.

Above you will find an estimated shipping time. This information is from the Swiss Post website, and does NOT include delays in customs.

Customs (further information)

All orders shipped outside of Switzerland are sent with a customs declaration attached. Any customs fees, duties and handling charges, tax etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.

The above estimated shipping times are the time taken for your parcel to arrive in your country. Time to arrive to your door will depend on custom clearance. At busy times of the year it will take longer to clear customs. I am not responsible for delays in customs.

Any package* returned due to non payment of customs fees and charges will receive a refund less 10% and restocking fee. Shipping is not refundable in these circumstances.

*This does not apply to custom and personalised items. Please see "Returns (further information)" for full details.

Refunds (further information)

If you are not satisfied with your purchase please let me know before leaving feedback. It's important to me to try to make things right!

There are certain items which can not be refunded, please see above.

Items which can be returned must be still in new condition. Shipping is not refundable and the buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping (with proof of postage). A refund will be issued once I have received the item.

Any returns from outside of Switzerland must have a completed customs declaration form. The parcel must also be clearly marked as "RETURNED MERCHANDISE". Failure to do so may result in custom charges, which will be deducted from your refund amount.