Tigerlilly Quinn: Cardnest

Monday, 24 November 2014

Cardnest



Cardnest first got in touch with me a couple of months ago to see if I would like a trial of their service.

I'm a big fan of snail mail, both sending and receiving and I feel so sad that it's not something I take the time to do very much. If I'm honest I only really remember to do it on special birthday occasions and even then it's often late (sorry!) and rushed.

Cardnest offer a service of sending you three cards a month every month designed by independent designers. As you can see the illustrations are fantastic, nothing cheesy or garish, in-fact I've kept a few of them as prints for Wilf's room! You can choose to add three first class stamps to your membership package for an extra £1.86 a month which is actually really useful considering I'm the sort of person that never has stamps to hand.

Something I love even more about the company is that they are based locally to me (Bristol). It's great to see such creative business in our city and although I do love London it's nice to see more spring up in other locations than the big smoke ;)

You can read all about the contributing artists and their other work here.

I have a discount code for 50% off all sign ups (including packages with first class stamps for the UK) by using code TIGERLILLY50. If you sign up before the end of the November you'll be able to received the special Christmas cards too!

in association with cardnest

33 comments:

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

Sounds like a great initiative to support local talent.

Globalmouse said...

They look lovely and brilliant that they're Bristol based. Love the idea of including the stamp...I can never find stamps!

Sylvia Fiolunka said...

So beautiful! I love simple yet stylish cards!

Twinsplustwo said...

What beautiful cards - I love sending and receiving traditional (real!) post!!

Ness said...

I love greetings cards and I often frame them as well.

KeepUpJonesFamily said...

We're huge fans of them too; the first card in your post is my favourite; I kept it for myself!

Polly Davies said...

ah this sounds like a great idea! I'm terrible for not having cards or stamps when I need them..

Beautyqueenuk said...

This does sound like a really good idea, I am hopeless at choosing cards and these all look lovely x

kathrynsharman said...

These cards are so cute - I love the happy poppy cork :) xx

Emma Smith said...

These are beautiful and I love your wallpaper too!

Katie Albury said...

What a brilliant idea...I love finding new notecards/postcards and I'm building up quite a collection. I just need to find the time to send them out xx

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Great idea and the cards look amazing! x

Kara said...

These cards look fab - I like to keep a stock of cards, just in case

Blue Bear Wood said...

What a gorgeous set of contemporary cards. I love the couple decorating the Christmas Tree

Michelle Ashmore said...

I love the designs on these and the surprise every month, waiting to see what new ones you'll be getting is great!

Michelle Ordever said...

Some really lovely designs - i'm not surprised you have kept some as prints!

CardNest said...

Thanks ever so much for the wonderful post about us! We're so pleased you enjoyed using the service! :)

CardNest said...

Thanks for the lovely feedback Michelle! A few of our subscribers have done just that! 'They're too nice to send!' :)

CardNest said...

That's one of our favourite parts about it - we try to keep them a secret for as long as possible! :) Thanks for the lovely comment Michelle!

CardNest said...

Aw thank you! 'Christmas Tree' (as it's named) was designed by Bristol-based illustrator Naomi Wilkinson - it's got such a distinctive style hasn't it!

CardNest said...

Music to our ears Kara ;) It's amazing how people do the same nowadays! Thanks for the lovely comment.

CardNest said...

Thanks Jess! Wonderful to hear :)

CardNest said...

Thank you Katie! It's nice to dig into your personal stash isn't it - especially if you're feeling inspired to say hello to someone you've not spoken to properly in a while :)

CardNest said...

Thanks Emma! We agree - the wallpaper is gorgeous! :)

CardNest said...

He's a happy fella that cork! Thanks for the lovely comment :)

CardNest said...

Ah thank you! No more standing in front of the card rack staring? ;)

CardNest said...

Thanks Polly! (Thanks for following us on Twitter too!) The stamps definitely come in handy. The worst thing would be having the card and still having to go out of your way for the stamp!

CardNest said...

Hehe thanks Sara-Jayne ;)

CardNest said...

Love that idea! My parents do exactly the same and have decked their downstairs loo out with funny cards they've collected over the years! :)

CardNest said...

Thank you! :) Glad you agree - snail mail should make a comeback! We're all fed up of receiving bills and junk mail through the post every day! #HappyMail

CardNest said...

Thanks Sylvia! Lovely to hear!

CardNest said...

Thank you! Yep, we're huge lovers of Bristol and it's lovely that we have a local artist in our collection too - Bristol-based illustrator Naomi Wilkinson contributed the Christmas Tree design :)

CardNest said...

Ah thank you - we're so happy Fritha loved us and it's lovely that we can support each other :)

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