Initial letters, Calligraphy, Animal cards.

Edinburgh, Scotland · 134 Sales


Initial letters, Calligraphy, Animal cards.

Edinburgh, Scotland 134 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

claremccrory27 is taking a short break


Note from shop owner My shop has closed for a few weeks to allow me to catch up with my present workload but will reopen on Friday 3rd August 2018.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on 16 Jul, 2018

My shop has closed for a few weeks to allow me to catch up with my present workload but will reopen on Friday 3rd August 2018.


Clare McCrory

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Clare McCrory


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Custom initial letters, original and printed calligraphy, tableware and greetings cards

I am a freelance Heraldic Artist and Calligrapher and spend my time writing and painting legal heraldic documents for the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh.
In addition I paint custom initial letters with favorite flowers, fruits, or heraldic motifs eg dragons in any colors, or letters can be gilded in 24c gold leaf or in Palladium leaf for silver

Initials may be ordered in singles or doubles for Wedding or Anniversary gifts, and all are handpainted by me. Please take a look in my shop if you are unsure what to ask for or send me a message if you need to discuss a possible order.

Scottish Calligraphy designed and handwritten as originals on watercolor or silk papers, but I also have Calligraphy prints, as well as a variety of printed animal cards with Dragons in four colors, Unicorn, Griffin, Dolphin and birds too, including Owl, Eagles, Stork, Swan . and small floral cards

I work from home in Edinburgh, Scotland, and would like to say Thank you for reading about me and having a look in my shop.

Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss a Calligraphy project or if you are unsure what to ask for custom initials..

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  • Clare McCrory


    Heraldic Artist and Calligrapher, work as an artist full-time. I paint all of the original initials in my shop and all of the original calligraphy is also handwritten and painted by me. Please get in touch if you are interested in my work.

Shop policies

Last updated on 11 September, 2017
Hello and welcome to my shop.

Please feel free to browse my handpainted illuminated letters - an note that I can paint ANY letter in any color or gild ANY letter in 24c Gold leaf or Palladium leaf (for silver).

I paint all of the initial letters myself and am happy to discuss ideas with you if you are unsure of what might look best, so do contact me about any questions you have before ordering.

Be assured that I use only the best quality of watercolor or gouache paints, watercolor paper and that each initial is sold within an ivory double mount. Ordered items will be securely packed within layers of board before being sent to ensure that they are protected and delivered to you in perfect condition.

I welcome Custom Orders so please contact me if you have any special preferences or if the item you wish is not already shown as a listing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
I accept that things may occasionally be damaged or get lost in transit so if your items do not arrive or are damaged when they do, please return the item to me and I will send them a second time for no charge.
I accept Paypal only.

You do not need a Paypal account to pay for your items through Paypal.

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before I will paint your ordered items and send them to you.
Orders will be sent within 3 - 5 days of being placed and paid for - by First Class if to within the UK and by Airmail to everywhere else.

Custom orders may take longer but we can discuss the required timeline when you contact me.

*There are a variety of posting options available in my shop so please select the most suitable one according to where you live and what timescale you will need the item sent within.

Items sent from the UK to Europe can take up to 10 days to reach their destination, and up to 14 days to reach the United States, Canada, Australia.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items ordered within the UK will be sent by First Class post.

Items ordered outside the UK will be sent by Airmail and can take up to 14 days to reach their destination - or much longer in the run up to Christmastime (up to 4 weeks).

Items required within faster timescales may be sent by quicker UK mail services, such as Royal Mail Tracked and Signed For, for both Domestic and International mail but these will add higher post and packing costs per item ordered depending on the size and weight.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect and use information when you purchase an item from my shop, 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 policies.

I, Clare M McCrory, am an Heraldic Artist and Calligrapher in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and I design and handpaint made-to-order initial letters, design and write original calligraphy works and sell some giclee prints of my calligraphy, as well as selling flower and heraldry animal greetings cards as seller - claremccrory27 - on

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you have authorised Etsy to provide to me) such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information and the details of the product that you are ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information if you are making a Custom Order and have contacted me directly via Conversations.

I print off a copy of each order to make it simpler for me to access the delivery address and then store them in an Orders file which I am required to keep for my Business records and Accounts, and I am the only person who has access to this file.

By law I have to store my records of sales of artwork and of payments made to me for artworks sold for the period of seven years as proof of income received and all payments made.

I do not share data to third parties except with Etsy, as necessary to provide you with my services and to comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

I do not keep a mailing list of people who have ordered from me.

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 am also required to retain this information to comply with my business and tax obligations. I keep your data for the period of seven years because this is number of years of Accounts I must retain as a professional self-employed artist living in the UK.

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.

*ACCESS - You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me at any time using the contact information below.

*OBJECT - You can object to me keeping a note of some of your information and in this case 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.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Clare M McCrory, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at -
claremccrory [!at]
or alternatively, you may write to me at :
Clare M McCrory, 1F2, 9 Rossie Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SF, Scotland, UK.

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Last updated on 05 Apr, 2016
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Clare McCrory
1F2, 9 Rossie Place
United Kingdom