Hand-drawn Treasure, Luxury Greeting Cards

Nottingham, England
1,862 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on 19 Jan, 2021

All purchases are posted 1st class next day 💕


1862 Sales

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Melissa Western

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Melissa Western


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5 out of 5 stars


Papa Bear card out in the wild. One of my customers photos

About WesternSketch

Sales 1,862
On Etsy since 2018

Hand drawn treasures

Hello! I’m Melissa I’m an illustrator and enjoy creating funny, cute, light hearted and whimsy illustrations which I turn into greetings cards, tea-towels and mugs. I have a personalised card range which I hand finish with handwritten names these make a beautiful keepsake for families.

I studied illustration at Bath Spa university and spent many years working as a buyer. I’m now a Mum of three and run my small illustration business Western Sketch around my 3 children.

I’m really passionate about supporting small ethical businesses. I love the campaign Just a Card who raise awareness for small business if you can support an independent even with a small purchase like a card it really does make a huge difference.

You can follow my latest work and news on my instagram feed @westernsketch

Production partners

  • Claire Meola Love_Learn_Craft

    Welwyn Garden City, England

    Claire is a very talented needle crafter and has lovingly made the penguin decorations by hand.

  • Imogen Partridge Calligraphy

    Tonbridge, England

    Imogen is a Calligrapher and Venue Illustrator from Kent she will be finishing the personalised element to the calligraphy cards

  • Lorna Wiles Textiles

    Lostwithiel, England

    Lorna Wiles are a specialist manufacturer of bespoke tea towels and cotton textiles. The factory are based in Lostwithiel Cornwall and have been producing tea towels for 50 years.

  • Promofix

    Bridgnorth, England

    Promofix print my illustrations onto the enamel mug

  • Timbergram

    London, England

    My illustrations are taken and printed onto wood

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

More information

Last updated on 29 May, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Can you post cards directly?

I am happy to post your greeting cards directly to your recipient at no additional cost just let me know the details and message when you make your purchase

Covid19 update

My Etsy shop is still open and I am still posting any orders that I can send via the post box. If you are currently self isolating and can’t get to a post box but would like me to send a card on your behalf I can happy to do this for you.

Custom and personalised orders

All of my personalised cards can be customised with any name, the images in my shop shows Mama and Papa but these names can be replaced making them suitable for Grandparents, teachers, Aunts and Uncles etc.

Can I change the name Papa Bear?

Yes you can change all the names on my personalised cards to any you would like as these are hand written on after printing

Can I have two adult bears ?

Unfortunately my Papa Bear card just comes with one adult bear and Cubs. I do have a wintery version which has two adult bears and Cubs and I also have a duck family as an alternative. I will look to adapt a more generic bear card with two adult bears and Cubs soon.

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