Announcement Whether you're a huge fan of cheese, you love a city skyline, you're a keen cyclist or swimmer, or you're the world's biggest dinosaur expert... I'm sure to have an illustrated alphabet, greetings card or wall art print which will appeal to you. I also have a selection of co-ordinating wrapping paper and cards - whether you're buying a gift for a birthday, christening, anniversary, wedding or graduation!
Whether you're a huge fan of cheese, you love a city skyline, you're a keen cyclist or swimmer, or you're the world's biggest dinosaur expert... I'm sure to have an illustrated alphabet, greetings card or wall art print which will appeal to you. I also have a selection of co-ordinating wrapping paper and cards - whether you're buying a gift for a birthday, christening, anniversary, wedding or graduation!
Amir on 17 Jan, 20225 out of 5 stars
I bought these for my friends that had graduated and they came out absolutely amazing!! They loved it
Jacqui on 16 Jan, 20225 out of 5 stars
Fabulous print and delivered much earlier than anticipated. Recommended
Wendy on 01 Jan, 20225 out of 5 stars
A great present for graduation after such a strange time studying during covid. Arrived quickly and is a lovely reminder of Lancaster where my daughter studied.
Alison on 14 Jan, 20225 out of 5 stars
This greeting card is a perfect accompaniment to the print, my partner's family has connections with Kirkby Lonsdale so this will be a lovely gift for them. Becka also included another card as a gift, so I was really touched at her kindness and thoughtfulness. Delighted! Thank you Becka!
Alison on 14 Jan, 20225 out of 5 stars
Really delighted with this print, my partner's family has connections with Kirkby Lonsdale so this will be a lovely gift for them. Good quality print, very clever illustration and arrived quickly. Becka also included a gift of a card of Cornwall which is where I am from, which was such a lovely thoughtful addition to my order. Delighted! Thank you Becka!
Talblet on 11 Jan, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely brilliant! Arrived quickly and is exactly as pictured on the listing. My in-laws are going to be thrilled!
Alphabets, Skylines and Puns...
I was born in Liverpool in early 1980. In July 1981, as Charles and Diana tied the knot and the Toxteth riots sent shockwaves through Merseyside, my parents moved out of the city. As a result I grew on the fringes of the Cumbrian Lake District with my three younger brothers, later joined by my little sister. My early childhood was full of mud, worms and animals! I was never destined to be a girly girl.
I went to art college in Carlisle, and then on to John Moores University in Liverpool. I studied Graphic Arts and Illustration. I enjoyed it, but on my graduation I chose a different career path for a number of years. I moved to Oxford and then to Reading, back to Liverpool and then to Lancashire, before eventually coming back to Liverpool for yes, a fourth time!
In 2009 I began to draw again. Initially I'd been helping my younger sister with some homework, I then rediscovered my passion for drawing. I drew my house, followed by a friend's house, and another friend's house... it became a bit of an obsession. I then discovered that people were willing to pay for my pictures and I haven't looked back since!
I created a range of illustrated alphabets - inspired in no small part by a trip to visit my cousins in Australia where I discovered the game "Scattergories". I loved the idea of thinking of a word beginning with a certain letter to fit within a particular theme. I currently have around twenty-five different themed alphabet images (some better than others). This collection is constantly growing and I often ask for help via my Social media.
Just after Christmas 2013, I created my "Cheesy Valentine" card. It went on to be a huge bestseller across the various websites that I sell through; and is now available as a Birthday, Anniversary, Mother's Day and Father's Day card too. February 2014 was the busiest I had ever been. The card continues to be a bestseller.
As a direct result, in March 2014 I gave up my day job and I am now a full time illustrator. I work from my lovely studio space in Liverpool City Centre, just a few streets away from where I studied at University over twenty years ago.
My latest project is a series of skyline illustrations - using information provided on social media by people who know and love each city, to give a contemporary and all-encompassing shortlist of landmarks. I then condense the landmarks into a single line drawing, each with it's own quirky character. My personal favourites so far include Bristol, Lincoln and of course my hometown, Liverpool.
I also now have another Etsy shopfront - www.etsy.com/shop/makeandflourish - specialising in small business support, tutorials and reviews. If you're an Etsy seller then pop over and have a look.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Illustrator
I love yoga, cheese, India and painting. Not so keen on stairs or slugs. I create all the original artwork and make it into products for you to buy. I also handle all the customer service enquiries and the admin side of my little business.
a UK based printing company
My printer provides a completely eco-friendly service, with environmentally-friendly inks and recycled paper.
a UK based laser cutting company
A North-East based laser cutting company.
a UK based badge manufacturer
A small Leeds-based company who manufacture badges, magnets and stickers to my specifications.
I love drawing both food and alphabets, and am currently working on more new skyline images, watch this space!
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalised orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase please contact me, within 14 days of receipt, to arrange an exchange or refund. If your order is returned in perfect condition - still in any packaging - then I will provide a refund, less the outbound postage cost. Return postage is the customer's responsibility.
Personalised orders cannot be cancelled once they have been made, and cannot be refunded unless faulty.
Please contact me first before leaving negative feedback, as I will do all I can to resolve any dissatisfaction.
UK delivery is by First Class Royal Mail, so will normally arrive within 1-2 working days. I do not offer any delivery upgrades.
Please allow ten working days (from time of dispatch) before contacting me to chase an order. It's extremely rare for an order to take this long, but Royal Mail don't consider post lost until after 10 working days. Please make sure you have double checked your delivery address too.
Please be aware of any postal strikes or delays in your locality; I can't be held responsible for late delivery if it's down to a known issue with the postal service (please see https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12556/~/service-update for updates).
I will always send an email to advise when I have posted your order.
I'm not currently offering international delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
All images are copyright Becka Griffin Illustration Ltd and should not be reproduced without my explicit permission.
Types of data I collect
As part of the registration process for my newsletters, I collect personal information. I use that information to tell you about stuff you’ve asked me to tell you about. I don't rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses. I use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver my newsletter. I gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails. In preparation for GDPR I deleted all contact details on all my mailing lists on 10th May 2018.
When you purchase a product, or book a place on a workshop with me, your name, address, email and contact number will be stored online, either by Etsy, notonthehighstreet.com, Shopify, Paypal and/or Eventbrite. All of these third parties are fully GDPR compliant, and be assured that your details are safe. I will only ever use your contact details for the purpose you provided them to me for – either to post a product out to you or to contact you relating to a workshop you are going to attend. Your details will be downloaded onto my computer, however all downloads will be deleted periodically. Any paper copies of your details destroyed securely immediately after use (eg attendance lists, order sheets).
If I'm working on a bespoke commission for you then your details may be help on my computer. The details will vary depending on the nature of the commission - for example I may use your name as a file name, or I may have the contact details you have provided to me to include on your wedding invites. If you have commissioned me to draw your home then I may use the first line of the address as a file name. I retain copies of all my work indefinitely as part of my portfolio; they are stored securely on Dropbox.
For accounting purposes, your details will be held on securely online, within the third party websites I've mentioned, however they will not be used for any other reason, and I would never share your contact details without your express consent.
Access to your personal information
You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to me at hello [!at] beckagriffinillustration.co.uk.
Frequently asked questions
Can you offer me a discount?
I don’t offer discounts on request; any current offers are displayed in my shop. My prices are all carefully calculated to allow for materials, postage, taxes, overheads, commission and the time it takes me to create each item (especially when it comes to personalised products). As such, prices are not negotiable.
If you are a returning customer, you will have been emailed a "returning customer" discount code after placing your original order.
Can you draw a new skyline for me?
I won’t draw skylines based on a single request; each skyline takes several days to research, plan and draw. I’m always happy to listen to any suggestions, and if I get a few suggestions for the same place I’ll add it to my list of skylines to draw. However I need to be sure there’s a definite demand for each skyline before I invest the time in drawing it.
Please do double check I've not already drawn the skyline you are looking for - just use the "search" function in my shop.
Can you handwrite my card and send it directly to the recipent for me?
Absolutely! Just choose the card you want, add this to your basket, and then add this listing too - https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/125294142/handwritten-send-direct-any-becka. Make sure you have updated the delivery name and address too.
Do you offer international delivery?
Unfortunately I am not currently offering international delivery due to a combination of Brexit and Covid-19 - which has resulted in huge delays, inflated postage costs and confusion with tax. I will review this in the future, but at present I am not taking any orders for delivery outside of the UK.
Do you offer express delivery?
I am afraid I do not offer express delivery. Please place your order in good time to allow it to get to you (based on the delivery estimates provided in each product description).
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