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A Summer’s Day Noticing : Butterflies

The butterfly represents so many things in our world, including beauty, transformation, hope, joy, freedom and wanderlust – as they flutter through life as animated aspects of nature, decorated with magnificent colours and delicate features; they certainly are little pieces of natures magic!

My aim is to create beautiful and uplifting pieces of art that bring people joy, by capturing the small and simple moments in life that deserve to be cherished. I love to bring the beautiful, restorative essence of nature to all things that we do, and I believe that within observing and appreciating the small moments of daily life, we are able to make life that little bit more magical.

By bringing these small joys from everyday life into the forefront and interpreting them to create designs for our luxury greeting card and gift collections, these beautiful illustrated moments can be displayed in your homes to be loved for a many years to come!

Many of us find the joy of seeing a butterfly fluttering past us on a wonderful, sunny afternoon a small highlight of the summer. Their elegance and beauty, plus the time it took for them to become a butterfly, makes their existence all the more magical. It is a joy to recreate them in drawing, by being able to capture their beauty and fragility within my designs.  Our new 2020 designs feature plenty of these beautiful creatures – so do keep an eye out for new exciting things to come!

Below are a few Summer moments spent waiting, noticing and capturing the Butterflies 🕊




xx KC xx

  About us

Katie Craven is a luxury lifestyle brand, based in the Ribble Valley countryside. With design at the heart of the brand, Katie intricately hand illustrates each of her beautiful, classic creations in her signature pen, ink and watercolour style.

Katie’s illustrative prints turn the beautiful and the magical into luxurious pieces of artwork that can be worn, loved, displayed and treasured forever. Her designs are “created with the aim to bring joy and magic to everyday life” and her inspiration is drawn from all aspects of daily living, including small magical moments, daydreaming and the beauty of our natural world. Her inspiration also lies in classic vintage styles from eras past, including work by Victorian designer William Morris “who believed the world could be made a better place through the creation of beautiful things.”

Inspired by Katie’s love of all things beautiful, we are devoted to making exceptional quality stationary and silk scarves that are proudly made in England, created to inspire and encourage the traditions of sending letters and gift giving.

With British luxury at the core of the brand, attention to detail is taken at every aspect of the products journey and we take pride in selecting the highest quality fabrics and paper stocks to ensure the longevity of our luxury collections. Sustainability is at the forefront of everything that we do, therefore all of our greeting cards and paper products are printed on FSC certified card, sourced locally to us in the beautiful Lake District.

Our luxurious silk scarves have been specially created to add a timeless, elegant finish to any look, invoking a sense of beauty and magic whenever worn. We are proud in the knowledge that our scarves are truly beautiful pieces of wearable art, that have been drawn by hand with an exquisite level of detail and printed onto the finest silk twill material, to be loved & treasured forever.

Each Katie Craven design tells it’s own unique story, featuring an illustrated, imaginary world that has been created to incite a sense of joy for life whenever admired.

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Take a look at our luxury greeting cards and silk twill scarves here




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