Ruth Jackson’s designs began life as drawings and paintings inspired by seaside life in her hometown of Poole in Dorset. With a background in advertising and later as a jeweller, she is always on the lookout for new ideas. And so, it wasn’t long before paintings of ice-cream vans, lollies and 99s, as well as portraits of vegetables from her kitchen garden, became a range of greetings cards, aprons, bags and tea towels. The idea for her Pencil Shavings Cards came from her 8 year old son’s pencil case. It was the night before a new term of school and there were an awful lot of blunt pencils to sharpen. Half an hour later the kitchen table was a sea of colourful and rather beautiful pencil shavings. In a moment of inspiration, scissors and glue in hand, the first Pencil Shaving Card was born. And this was it.
Ruth Jackson creates distinctive contemporary designs and also produces the incredibly popular Pencil Shavings Cards.
Card comes with high quality, peel and seal complementary envelope
Printed onto high quality card
Sealed in a cellophane wrap
Card dimensions 122mm square, envelope size 130mm square