stupidcats

Things with cats on by illustrator Michelle Gaskell

Nottingham, United Kingdom · 586 Sales

stupidcats

Things with cats on by illustrator Michelle Gaskell

Nottingham, United Kingdom 586 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Hello, I draw stupidcats! Cat notebooks, enamel pins, greetings cards and more featuring my original cat characters.
Originally created in 2001, stupidcats are the brainchild of Nottinghamshire illustrator Michelle Gaskell (that's me!).

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Last updated on Feb 16, 2018

***ORDERS PLACED BETWEEN 16th AND 23rd FEB 2018 WILL BE DESPATCHED ON 24th FEB DUE TO BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!***

Hello, I draw stupidcats! Cat notebooks, enamel pins, greetings cards and more featuring my original cat characters.
Originally created in 2001, stupidcats are the brainchild of Nottinghamshire illustrator Michelle Gaskell (that's me!).

Michelle

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Prototyping a new product range - little magnetic pagemarkers featuring Dave, Bob, Holly, Nigel and Maggie for your notebooks, journals, planners or books! Hoping to launch these in February 2018! smile_cat
Get on yer bike! And with these handy stickers featuring Dave and his penny farthing bike, keep track of your cycling adventures in your diary or on your planner! These new planner stickers are now available in my Etsy store! smile_cat

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For a limited time (until 20th November) you can buy Dave, Bob and Maggie cushions - the perfect gift to go with my handprinted cards! Visit my Instagram profile for a link! smile_cat
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About

I draw stupidcats!

Hellooooo, my name's Michelle and I live in Nottinghamshire in the UK.

I'm a mainly self-taught artist, illustrator, and designer/maker who loves cats, books and trains. When I'm not working full time in the railway industry, I'm either working on my stupidcats or writing children's stories and silly rhymes. I've loved drawing since I was tiny, but sadly some of my earliest works are now lost because they were drawn on the wall next to my bed in my childhood home.

Stupidcats have been around since 2001, when I drew a cat, thought it looked a bit stupid, so called it a stupidcat. I started selling my little cat portraits, and other illustrations, in a small art gallery while I was living in Iceland.

Since re-launching my stupidcats brand in summer 2015, I've been busy learning new skills to enable me to bring you lovely new goodies, including bookbinding, screenprinting and lino printing. My cards and notebooks are all hand printed using a Gocco screen printer. As a graphic designer early in my working career I developed a love of beautiful paper, so I make sure that the paper and card (and other materials) I use in my products are of the finest quality, and where possible I try to source my materials locally, or through independent suppliers.

The latest additions to my range of goodies are planner stickers, and I'll be launching more styles and designs in 2018.

As I work long hours in a non-cat related full time job at the moment, frequently staying away from home, stupidcats may take a while to take over the world... but be warned... they're slowly and steadily popping up on more and more creations, always of the best quality materials, and carefully drawn and designed with the utmost care to appeal to even the fussiest of cats!

ps - if you’ve read this far, hurrah, thank you! You might also want to keep your eye on The End Cupboard, opening in 2018... http://etsy.me/2n2EOLb

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  • Michelle Gaskell

    Owner, Creator

Production partners

  • Fine Art Printing Services

    Nottingham, England

    This company came highly recommended by a local art gallery. They are more than happy to have the artist sit with them during the scanning & proofing process to ensure artworks are reproduced as faithfully to the original as possible.

  • Professional Printing Company

    United Kingdom

    A well known and well-respected supplier of high-quality printed goods.

  • Lapel Pin Badge Manufacturer

    United Kingdom

    High quality manufacturing and excellent customer service and advice led me to choose this manufacturer for my hard enamel badges.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2018
Welcome to the wonderful world of stupidcats!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Please get in touch immediately if you wish to cancel an order after payment has been made, or if your items arrive damaged or (heaven's fordbid!) show some defect that managed to slip past my attention.
If I have already shipped your order and you change your mind, items and outward shipping will be refunded ONLY if you notify me of your wish to return the order within 14 days of delivery - please note that the buyer (ie you!) must pay return shipping costs (which must include proof of dispatch and delivery), and ensure items are well packed and in their original condition and unopened presentation packaging. Returns must be shipped back to me within 21 days of receipt by you.
If your items arrive damaged or show some defect that managed to slip past my attention, and you'd like to return them, please get in touch straight away. I will refund shipping costs back to me (within reason!) on receipt of the damaged/faulty items. It might be easier in some cases for me to just send you a replacement, so please contact me before returning your items. And don't forget to take photos of the damages/defects! Please note that returns, refunds, and exchanges on damaged items can only be accepted by or issued to the original purchaser. Thanks!
Payment
I accept Credit and debit cards, PayPal and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Shipping estimates are sometimes difficult to predict accurately, especially when multiple items are included in the order. On the odd occasion my shipping prices may be significantly off, in which case I'll refund you the difference if you paid too much. My shipping prices include a small charge for processing (that’s me carefully checking, packing and labelling up your order, then walking to the Post Office with it to send it on its way to you) and packaging materials.

Items from stock are usually available for dispatch within 3 to 10 working days - in the rare event of it taking longer than this, I'll let you know. If you require your order by a certain date (for example, a birthday), please let me know. Processing times stated are how long it takes me to put your order in the post - it does not include the time it will take for your order to travel from the Post Office in the UK to your delivery address. :-)


In the UK, Royal Mail 1st class standard post is used for orders under £20, 1st class signed for for orders over £20, and 1st class tracked and signed for orders over £50 - this is to ensure that your order is covered by appropriate insurance values should anything go wrong during shipping.

Outside the UK, I use equivalent Royal Mail air mail services according to the total value of your order.

Note that shipping from the UK to other countries can take time, and sometimes packages may get stuck in customs for a bit, or delayed by weather conditions. Please be patient! :-)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST OF IMPORT DUTIES, TAXES ETC ARE NOT INCLUDED IN ITEM OR SHIPPING PRICES - THESE ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY WHEN THE ITEM ARRIVES IN YOUR COUNTRY.

Orders will be sent to the shipping address indicated on your Etsy order, unless requested otherwise by Etsy Convo only at the time of ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
All sizes are approximate. Colours can vary from computer to computer, so please be aware of this.
I sometimes do custom drawings on request - keep your eye on my store for custom listings, or send me a message.
All my designs and artwork are protected under copyright law. Please don't use my images or designs without my permission. The artist (that's me!) retains all rights to the original image, and any infringements will be taken seriously.

More information

Last updated on Jan 4, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I sometimes do custom cat drawings if time allows - please contact me if you're interested.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Items are popped into jolly paper bags and sealed with a branded sticker. Outer packaging is branded, so if your order contains a gift for someone in your household, please let me know when you place your order and I’ll pack it in unbranded packaging - I’d hate to spoil any surprises! PLEASE NOTE: Selecting the “Mark As Gift” option at checkout means you will receive a receipt in the package without pricing information - please be aware though that if you’re ordering from outside the UK, pricing information must be shown on the outside of the package for customs purposes.

Import Duties

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST OF IMPORT DUTIES, TAXES ETC ARE NOT INCLUDED IN ITEM OR SHIPPING PRICES - THESE ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY WHEN THE ITEM ARRIVES IN YOUR COUNTRY. Please check you country’s import laws if you are in any doubt of applicable charges. Thanks! :-)