Original illustrated greetings cards

Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

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Amanda Pollard

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Amanda Pollard


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About illustratedbyamanda

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On Etsy since 2011

Greetings cards for the gaps

As a compulsive - arguably pathological - doodler, and pursuer of The Mot Juste, I simply HAD to find an outlet to stave off brain implosion. This, my friends, is it.

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  • Amanda Pollard


    Welcome in! I LOVE to draw. And I LOVE to make people smile. (A nod of wry appreciation for a neat visual joke or scrap of wordplay would be a particularly prized outcome, but I'm happy with that smile...!)

Shop policies

Last updated on September 19, 2011
Well, hello! And thank you so much for dropping by!

I LOVE to draw, and mischievously cute (or cutely mischievous...) is my thing - I really hope you'll enjoy getting acquainted with my collection of slightly impish characters, conjured into being by hand at my (occasionally sunny) drawing desk, and perhaps find an appropriately-sized nook for one or more of them in your life, too... ;)

Thanks for taking the time to read my policies - if you think I've missed anything, though, please do feel free to get in touch with me through Etsy and I'll be happy to demystify!

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Returns and exchanges
I hope you are really delighted with your purchase, and I make every effort to ensure that it gets to you in perfect condition, but sometimes things do go awry...

If your item has been damaged in the post, please contact me straight away for a return address and send the item back within 7 days - I will then happily send you a replacement.

All the items sold are exactly as described in my shop, but If the item is not what you were expecting, please message me for a chat and we can either work out a replacement or refund (minus shipping costs). Unwanted items must be returned in their original condition within 14 days and the buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipping.

Unfortunately, due to their customised nature, commissioned/personalised items cannot be refunded or exchanged. However, I want you to be totally thrilled with your purchase, so please do get in touch if there are any problems and hopefully we can find a happy solution! Normally, we'll have had a pretty detailed discussion about exactly how you expect the finished commission piece to turn out, and I like to keep you up to speed re. progress of the piece by email scans at the draft stages, just to ensure I'm still on the right track, so hopefully there won't be any 'surprises'! If I've made a mistake, though, I will gladly replace your item free of charge.
I accept payment by PayPal, but don't panic if you don't have a PayPal account - payments can be processed through PayPal using a debit or credit card without you having to 'sign up'. Any problems, please just send contact me by Conversation.

All prices are in US Dollars and include standard shipping, but Paypal will convert the price in USD to British Pounds (GBP) or Euros (EUR) automatically for you on payment.

Items can be shipped once payment is received, and if you are able to pay during the checkout process I can get straight to work parcelling your item up! I do appreciate that there can be delays with PayPal, but please do let me know if you're encountering problems - if I haven't received payment within 5 working days after the order is placed, I'll be in touch to discuss whether you still want to go ahead with the order or would like me to cancel it.

If you have commissioned a bespoke illustration (e.g. caricature or personalised greetings card), I'm afraid I can't begin work on your order until your payment is received - at which point I will be able to let you know when you can expect the item to be completed and shipped - but am happy to discuss payment by initial 25% deposit and later balance, depending upon the nature of the artwork requested. Please do contact me through Etsy so we can talk about your individual requirements and I'll do my very best to accommodate you!

To avoid things turning up in the wrong place, please ensure that your Etsy and Paypal delivery addresses match. If you'd prefer your item to be shipped to somewhere other than your billing address, though, please do just let me know before you order and it shall be done!
Illustration prints are packaged on stiff backing board and enclosed in a protective plastic sleeve - to keep them as flat and pristine, respectively, as possible - then prettified with a little coloured tissue and an illustratedbyamanda tag.

I'll pop a receipt in with your completed order, so please do let me know if the item's to be a gift so that I can omit this and add a little ribbon (if you like) instead.

Although I can usually have (non-commissioned) items in the post for you within a day or two of receiving your payment, please allow up to 5 working days for items to be despatched - I'll email to let you know when your order's been sent. Do let me know if you need the item(s) urgently, though, and I'll do my best to ensure it's/they're there in perfect time!

Shipments to UK destinations are by Royal Mail First Class Recorded (Signed for) delivery, and will usually take 1-2 working days to arrive after posting. This is the most cost-effective and trackable means of your order getting safely from me to you, and is insured up to the Royal Mail limit of £46.00.

Although I'd strongly advise against it, items can be shipped by ordinary First Class mail so that they won't require a signature for delivery, but nor will they be trackable and, unfortunately, I can't offer a discount for this downgraded postage.

Postage can be upgraded to Royal Mail Special Delivery for guaranteed next day delivery before 1pm, but will incur an extra charge depending on the weight/size of the item (according to Royal Mail, charges also become higher when the 'next day' is a Saturday...) and still requires a signature. (Please contact me or consult the Royal Mail website if you're unsure about the exact terms of this service.)

I'll include your order's tracking number in my email confirming despatch so that you (and I) can keep tabs on its progress!

Shipping to the EU and US is by standard Royal Mail Airmail and usually takes between 3 - 7 working days and 7 - 20 days respectively, but has been known to take up to 4 weeks to some destinations. This is often due to hold ups at customs or during busy periods, so please be a little patient!
If you need additional insurance or tracking please do send me a message and I can arrange for either AirSure or International Signed For delivery and let you know if and what additional charges there may be.
Please note that, depending on your location, customs charges may be applied to your package and that these fees are be the responsibility of the buyer.

Postage/shipping and packaging costs are included in the price of the item, so there are no additional charges to pay at the checkout UNLESS you have chosen Special Delivery, AirSure or International Signed For delivery options (in which case the extra postage will be clearly marked up).
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything shown here is a completely original Amanda Pollard illustration, and all prints are signed, limited-edition reproductions printed on high-quality, heavyweight watercolour paper using archival quality inks to best replicate the texture and appearance of the original art work.

All pieces described as 'orginal' are, of course, original, i.e. they're one of a kind, completely unique to you and crafted entirely by hand.

Although I do my very best to represent all the illustration colours exactly, computers are fickle things and there may be some variation between how they appear on your monitor and mine. Similarly, the printing process almost always throws up some tiny discrepancies between one print and the next, but rest assured that I check every item I send out to ensure that it's as close a replication of the original colours as is humanly (or, rather, mechanically) possible - if it doesn't look right, it doesn't get the rubber stamp of approval (and it doesn't make it out the door!).

***Although it usually goes without saying in a community of creatives, please note that as the artist, I retain copyright to all the illustrations created by me and displayed here - copyright is not transferred by sale, or other than by written consent. Please don't reproduce, alter or reprint my art work without first contacting me to ask for my express permission - thank you for your consideration!***