Not so long ago the nice people at Element Detailing, who have always been really tolerant of my attempts to write on environmental matters that they know infinitely more than me about, decided to send me some of their high quality greetings cards to have a look at.
Like me they are based in the Newark area and have a great interest in the history and nature of the area. Unlike me they have a great talent for illustration, and can thus produce attractive cards featuring local landmarks.
These sepia-tone drawings feature various local churches; The North and South Collingham churches, South Scarle, and the one at Holme village near RSPB Langford Lowfields I have cycled past on many occasions. They are also available in postcard form.
Real Newark locals will have no trouble recognising this bridge!
This next card with added colour has almost a Monet feel about it, but is actually the local Buddhist retreat at Pure Land, North Clifton, which my family have visited and really enjoyed.
They also travel further afield too!
I'm very charmed by these raptor cards and postcards; anyone who doesn't find owls wonderful has a screw loose in my humble opinion.
Finally they offer much brighter, more abstract images that I rather like, although they may not be to everyone's taste. These cards are A5 in size, so they are pretty striking.
Now if you want to get your paws on these cards yourself, then Element Detailing have an Etsy Shop where you can see the full range and get an idea of prices. They have tried to find outlets to stock their products in, but it's tough for the small producer to get a foothold. They do however sell at craft fares and the like as well as online; you can follow them here on twitter too to find out more about all their activities.
Copyright CreamCrackeredNature 07.02.16 - in addition please note I have received no payment or any similar benefit for this post.