FrancescaBurke

Smart, sarcastic & socially conscious stationery

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom 492 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (119)

FrancescaBurke

Smart, sarcastic & socially conscious stationery

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom | 492 Sales

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Announcement    ⭐CLEARANCE SALE until end of March 2020! 25% off selected items to clear space for new pieces. Free UK postage!⭐Welcome to Francesca's Words. I specialise in weird, sarcastic and quirky stationery, accessories and art in small print runs.

Please note I am phasing out some products from my Etsy due to costs, but they are still available in my other shop: folksy.com/shops/francescaburke ⭐Products are listed by theme, e.g. feminist prints 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 message me if you're interested in a custom order! Please be aware that processing times change depending on what's in stock; 1-5 week processing times usually mean something has to be ordered; learn more on my Policies page. For more info just start a conversation.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 14, 2020

⭐CLEARANCE SALE until end of March 2020! 25% off selected items to clear space for new pieces. Free UK postage!⭐Welcome to Francesca's Words. I specialise in weird, sarcastic and quirky stationery, accessories and art in small print runs.

Please note I am phasing out some products from my Etsy due to costs, but they are still available in my other shop: folksy.com/shops/francescaburke ⭐Products are listed by theme, e.g. feminist prints 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 message me if you're interested in a custom order! Please be aware that processing times change depending on what's in stock; 1-5 week processing times usually mean something has to be ordered; learn more on my Policies page. For more info just start a conversation.

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About FrancescaBurke

Sales 492
On Etsy since 2013

Welcome to Francesca's Words.

Hey hey.

Francesca here. Based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, I work in digital marketing by day and as a writer and stationery shop owner also by day and sometimes night. Learn more about my eclectic collection of creations at https://francescaswords.com/

To contact me, email info [!at] francescaburke.com. If something has sold out of Etsy, there's a chance it will be available on Folksy: https://folksy.com/shops/francescaburke

My articles and short stories have appeared in a variety of publications – most of the time you can find me talking about my quarter-life crises and my travels on my blog, Indifferent Ignorance, or writing flash fiction on my stories site. You can also read my novel 'The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes' on Patreon: https://patreon.com/francescaburke.

xoxo F.

Shop members

  • Francesca

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Writer/stationery enthusiast/semi-pro MCR fan

  • Fred

    Assistant

    Fred very helpfully listens to my shop ideas and occasionally falls asleep on packaging materials.

  • Adonis

    Assistant

    Adonis is less helpful than Fred - as seen here, his favourite activity is napping - but he likes to appear wherever Fred is and muscle in on the action, so.

Production partners

  • Art2Card

    Upwey, England

    Art2Card print my lovely 5x7" cards.

  • 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.

  • SixPrint

    Helston, England

    SixPrint are my card printers, based in Helston, Cornwall. They print my 100% recycled cards!

  • 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/

  • We Name It

    Herne Bay, England

    We Name It hand-stamp pencils.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I'm happy to do custom 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.

Postage & packaging costs and processing times

All items automatically ship as 'standard' items, ie not tracked. Tracked & Signed upgrades are available.

If an order's a gift I can send it directly to your giftee, just put their address in at the checkout. Please note the giftee may have to pay customs charges.

Standard postage to the UK is FREE! Unfortunately I can't afford to offer free international P&P, but I estimate costs based on weight and envelope size according to Royal Mail, and tweak prices regularly to keep them as low as possible.

An item marked as being ready to ship in 3-5 business days is in stock. Anything marked 1-2 weeks means I have to order at least one component from my suppliers; 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 or been downloaded and I will refund you immediately. If you wish to return or refund an order after it has shipped, 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). I cannot accept returns or refunds on downloaded digital items.

If something arrives damaged, please contact me with photographs. I always package orders with great care and cannot take responsibility for the postal service.

How are your items packaged?

I package all my orders with great care. Items are shipped in cellophane (I'm phasing in biodegradable cello bags on paper items that need to be kept free of dust and fingerprints) and/or a paper bag to keep them clean and dry. I always mark outer packaging as fragile. I use Jiffy Green bags, which are padded and plastic-free.

Do you offer gift wrapping and packaging?

I DO NOT OFFER A GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE. If you choose 'mark order as gift' at the checkout, all you will get is a message from me asking if you are having the item mailed to you or straight to the recipient. If you are having it sent to the recipient, PLEASE put the their address in the address box, and tell me in the order notes, so I can address my note accordingly. Otherwise your giftee will get a note thanking them for their custom and asking for a review.

Furthermore, if you have an order sent to a giftee, they may be liable to pay customs charges. I am not responsible for customs charges and won't refund any orders because you didn't realise your friend might have to pay for the privilege of receiving a gift straight from overseas.