FrancescaBurke

Alternative stationery, accessories & art

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom · 164 Sales

FrancescaBurke

Alternative stationery, accessories & art

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom 164 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(58)

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Francesca

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Announcement   *Free UK postage on tote bags until end of June, a free print with the next 10 worldwide tote orders!* Welcome to Francesca's Words. I specialise in weird, sarcastic and quirky stationery, accessories and art. Products are listed by theme, e.g. feminist pocket mirrors in 'Civil Writes' and mythology Valentine's in 'Mythology Mayhem'. Please ask if you have any questions!

Head to my About page to learn more about me, and please message me if you're interested in a custom order! Please be aware that processing times change depending on what's in stock; 1-2 week processing times usually mean something has to be ordered. If you'd like more info just start a conversation!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 19, 2017

*Free UK postage on tote bags until end of June, a free print with the next 10 worldwide tote orders!* Welcome to Francesca's Words. I specialise in weird, sarcastic and quirky stationery, accessories and art. Products are listed by theme, e.g. feminist pocket mirrors in 'Civil Writes' and mythology Valentine's in 'Mythology Mayhem'. Please ask if you have any questions!

Head to my About page to learn more about me, and please message me if you're interested in a custom order! Please be aware that processing times change depending on what's in stock; 1-2 week processing times usually mean something has to be ordered. If you'd like more info just start a conversation!

Francesca

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(58)
Mary

Mary on Jun 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the designs, and the prints are of good quality. The packaging was also really cute <3

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THEY'VE ARRIVED THEY ARE HEREEEEEE! Free UK P&P until the end of June, a free print with the next ten orders (UK and international). balloon
Want to get back into snail mailing over the summer? Jazz up your envelopes with some stickers. love_letter
Officially ordered these today! The next 10 orders get a free print and UK standard postage is free until the end of June. balloon
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About

Welcome to Francesca's Words.

(I'm Francesca. Hi.)

Some promo while I'm here: There's free UK postage on tote bags until end of June, plus a free print with the next 10 worldwide tote orders! (Okay done.)

~SOME HISTORY~

I started my Etsy when I was supposed to be doing homework, partly because I hated homework and partly because I like making things and putting them on the Internet (I've been blogging at IndifferentIgnorance.com since 2009 and writing stories for various places since around then too). I fell into making stationery and accessories by accident after years of going to buy someone a card or gift and either loving the design (pretty flowers! A sweet dog! A cute cartoon!) and hating the wording (my darling friend! To my soul mate! The Lord is watching over you!) or vice versa. Is it really so hard to want a well-designed birthday card or tote bag with a message that isn't patronising, sexist or boring?

Apparently.

So now I make my own.

~THE ARTISTIC PROCESS~

I use Photoshop to design everything (I don't have any actual qualifications, I kind of just click on things until they look nice) and aim to offer products of the standard I expect from ‘real’ shops. I use UK-based professional printers and manufactures which are listed on each product. (Please message me if you'd like more info about them.)

~WHERE TO FIND ME~

You can keep up with me on social media to get the latest gossip/grumbling - just click the links on this page. You can also find me on DeviantART at tobequitefrank.deviantart.com, and on Tumblr at francescaswords.tumblr.com. My email is info [!at] francescaburke.com.

I fund new projects and products as I go along – if you’d like to be involved, you can support me on Patreon at http://patreon.com/FrancescaBurke.

~THANK YOU FOR READING THIS FAR. WE BOTH KNOW YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO.~

Your feedback is incredibly helpful, so please leave a review if you buy something, or start a conversation if you have any ideas, suggestions or questions. Sometimes processing times change for each product depending on what is in stock; 1-plus week processing times usually mean something has to be ordered from the printer. If you'd like more info just start a conversation!

xo Francesca

PS I’m not explaining the shop name...

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Shop members

  • Francesca

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Writer/stationery enthusiast/semi-pro MCR fan

  • Ruby

    Proofreader

    Ruby likes making cute things out of felt. She also proofs virtually every piece of art in the shop, which is very helpful, although not as fun for her as felting.

Production partners

  • Custom Works

    Bo'ness, Scotland

    Custom Works print my A5 notebooks.

  • Moo.com

    London, England

    Moo prints my A5 prints, A6 postcard prints, stickers and the business cards that come with your order.

  • The Clever Baggers

    Welshpool, Wales

    The Clever Baggers are my tote bag supplier; printing my designs onto 100% natural cotton tote bags. The cotton is sourced ethically from China and you can see The Clever Baggers' ethical policy here: https://thecleverbaggers.co.uk/ethical-information/

Local

Find FrancescaBurke at the following upcoming market!

  • Village Green Festival
    Chalkwell Park
    London Rd
    ESSEX, ESSEX

    Jul 8

    Village Green 2017 is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Southend on Sea. A variety different stages, green spaces, rose gardens, cricket pitches, pathways and marketplaces offer up a pot-pourri of international music acts, theatre, spoken word, poetry, lindy-hop/ fox trot lessons and displays, outdoor arts, circus and cabaret, vintage acts, musical theatre, visual arts, comedy, improvisation, film, workshops and games all set against the backdrop of the enigmatic estuary. Only six years ago Village Green Festival was a small scale celebration of the arts and music of Southend. Now, however, it regularly attracts over 20,000 festival goers.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 2, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I'm happy to do custom and personalised orders. Please start a conversation or request a custom order if you're interested and I will see what I can do. Please note that starting a conversation is not the same as placing an order!

Wholesale availability

If you're interested in placing a large order, please get in touch via a Conversation and I'll see what I can do!

Have any more questions?

If you have a question that isn't answered here, please start a conversation and I'll do my best to answer.

Why are there different shipping times for similar items?

If something's marked as being ready to ship in 1-3 business days, I have it in stock. Anything marked 1-2 weeks means I have to order at least one component; I will always keep you updated with progress.

Do you accept exchanges, returns and refunds? What will you refund?

I do accept returns and refunds.

If you wish to cancel an order, please do so before it has shipped. If you wish to return or refund an order, please notify me within 14 days of taking delivery, and return the order within 21 days of delivery. I can exchange the item for one of equal value, or refund the entire order (including the original shipping cost). I just ask that you pay to return the order to me (my address will be on the envelope).