Illustration - Prints - Cards - Books

Cheltenham, England

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Last updated on 03 Jan, 2022

*International Postage Information*
There are currently long delays for international post from the UK, particularly to the US it seems. If you are concerned about following your parcel, you may wish to opt for tracked shipping at checkout. The shipping I use as standard under my free shipping offer is untracked. If you have particular needs for delivery, such as a short deadline, please contact me to discuss courier options. Thank you!


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Anna Stead

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Anna Stead


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5 out of 5 stars

About ThistleMoonStudio

Sales 1,118
On Etsy since 2014

Magical illustrations inspired by the natural world.

Welcome! I'm Anna, an illustrator based in the Cotswolds in the heart of England, creating original illustrations inspired by history, literature and nature in all its forms.

Commissions, freelance work and custom print orders are available! Please feel free to get in touch.

info [!at]
Instagram: @thistlemoon

Shop members

  • Anna Stead

    Creator, Designer, Owner

    I am a freelance illustrator inspired by history, literature (especially the works of Tolkien), folklore, Japanese animation, home comforts, cosy rainy weather, autumn, video games, the Scottish Highlands, folk art and the mythic arts.

Production partners

  • Manufacturing company

    Leeds, England

    Make my pins from my original design. I package and brand them.

  • Patch manufacturer

    United Kingdom

    They take my design and produce a woven patch using specialised equipment

  • Printing company

    United Kingdom

    A company providing high quality prints of my original artwork on my behalf.

  • Tewkesbury Printing

    Tewkesbury, England

    Printing Press

Shop policies

Last updated on 07 December, 2021

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me and I will do my best to resolve the issue.
I ship using Royal Mail standard services. All items are carefully packaged to protect them from damage in transit. I aim to post orders within five working days - if ever this is not possible I will contact you to confirm the shipping schedule.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I cannot take responsibility for delays or issues at customs.

A note on *Free Shipping* - I polled my customers and found that most preferred to not have to pay a separate shipping fee, even if the overall price was the same. Therefore, those items marked as having Free Shipping have been priced to include shipping. Unfortunately as a small business I am not able to cover the cost of shipping orders myself, so it is included in the price of the item as a convenience to the customer to know what they will be paying, not as a saving. I hope this helps to clarify what Free Shipping on Etsy (generally) means!
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;

if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions (Google Cloud). As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Anna Stead, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at info [!at]

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Last updated on 18 May, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Do you take commissions?

Yes I do! I work as a freelance illustrator taking on a wide variety of projects. Depending on my workload (in relation to timescales) I am always open to commission enquiries. Feel free to contact me with your ideas!

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