The greetings card market is a hard one to crack. One minute I'm in a design whirlwind, taking on board inspiration from family and friends (the massive tool card was a birthday card for my brother) and the next I'm deflated by just not having the time to create enough products to even think about breaking into the market.
I mean there's birthday cards, anniversary cards, cards for boyfriends, cards for friends, mother's day cards, father's day cards, new baby cards...and for every one of those you need more than one design plus of course they have to have the Ginger and Fraggle spin (apparently a lot of my cards are wine related...go figure).
Now something that hasn't escaped me (or others who've let me know) is the real lack of LGBT cards on the market. Considering the legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed in 2013, and in 2015, 1.7% of the UK population identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual, mainstream greetings card companies seem to be pretty slow off the mark.
So you asked...and you shall receive. Of course, my frustration at not having the time to create enough products to even think about breaking into the market still stands, so there's only a handful in the range. However, I'm still very proud of my small (but perfectly formed) range of funny LGBT cards. From a happy birthday card for your favourite gay to wondering why all the cool girls are lesbians, there's a little something for everyone. And if you want to see more, let me know! Inspiration comes from everywhere - which probably means I should thank my cousin and his 'four gays in the taxi' (his words) for their feedback on a Sunday evening via Whatsapp. Cheers to my favourite queens!