Welcome to my creative space

I have crafted most of my life in one form or another with the last 25+ yrs, mainly dedicated to producing greeting cards, keepsakes and even designing cutting files for cutting machines like Cameo, cricut & scan n cut selling them at one time all over the world, but now the big companies have taken over that market and pushed the small independent social crafters to the sidelines!

Crafting and the creation “Dragonfly Cards” is a passion or should I say and obsession! and has been for a number of years. Although I worked full-time until very recently I have always made time to craft whenever and wherever I can even making sure I have packed some supplies to take on holiday.

My friend a few years ago encouraged me to get out and show off my cards and keepsake gifts at local fayres, the thought of which filled me with terror. I procrastinated for a long time and of course not everyone liked my particular style, but thankfully, a lot of people most certainly did which was an amazing feeling. I just loved meeting other stallholders and the amazing visitors to the fayres. More recnt ly you can find me at the local artisan sunday markets and local craft events.

Thankfully my crafting kept me sane during lockdown, however, not being able to do any fayres was a disappointment so my friend Rebecca once again suggested I (or is that nagged me) about opening a shop which I did half-heartedly on Etsy. Now retired from full-time work I wanted to try and create my own website and maybe get back into also creating bespoke wedding stationary.

Dragonfly Cards is a small home based business in Hampshire who produce beautiful handmade cards for people who are looking to buy something a little different from the mass produced “handmade” cards on the High Street.

Handmade is a term used throughout the greetings card industry, meaning different things to different people. Here at Dragonfly Cards, handmade means exactly that; all our cards are made by hand. No mechanical processes (other than printing), no volume sales, just beautiful individual designs that convey that personal message giving you something truly unique to impress and delight the special people in your life! We produce styles, ranges and types for every occasion, finished and presented to the highest standard. Excluding our book card keepsakes, our cards are made with a blank insert for your own message, which we can print for you at no extra cost. The finished card and envelope are packaged where possible in a clear cellophane bag to protect it until you are ready to send it to that special person.

Each design is individually created using a variety of complementary materials, colours, shapes and textures to produce beautiful and stylish cards.Our cards are created using materials such as vellum, an eclectic mix of specialised papers, patterned fabrics, colourful ribbons and trimmings, ceramic, shell and other buttons, pressed flowers, beads, exclusive photographs and other accessories all co-ordinated to produce creative and inspiring designs. They are all designed with originality, creativity and a flair for ‘something different’. The raw material is high quality cardstock which may be plain, hammered, linen, pearlised or fine embossed ridged, in a variety of colours, soft pastels not just white and cream.

We avoid using foil stickers (peel-offs) for writing and we print or stamp all the fronts of the cards ourselves, we have a wide variety of fonts to choose from. This gives you the flexibility to have whatever you want on the front of the card, we can add names or dates with no problem and this, in our opinion, gien them a much more elegant and professional apperance!

So why choose Dragonfly Cards?
We were under no illusions when we set up Dragonfly Cards and were only too aware of how competitive the market we would be operating in was. However, at Dragonfly Cards we believe in the personalised support we provide, going that one step further. We offer refreshing original handmade designs that are realistically priced together with our exceptional customer service.

Why not put us to the test, we would love to make that special card for you. Once you have seen the quality of our handmade cards and the pleasure they give to your recipient you will never want to buy from the high street again.

We are constantly striving to improve our products and services and therefore always welcome constructive feedback from customers and visitors to our site.

Thank You