New Prints on Etsy

Hey everyone,

I’ve added some prints to my Etsy – they’re actually not new, I’ve had some of them in a cupboard for a few years and just got around to listing them!

Everything is in either the Grumpy Greetings section or the Civil Writes section. Happy shopping!



It’s Not, Me It’s You Instagram Protest

Hi guys,

I’m not sure how many of you follow my blog, so I thought I’d share a new project I’m doing on here, too. I’m taking a little holiday from Instagram from Monday (26th February), because I’ve had enough of Insta’s awful algorithm, and I’m turning it into a mini protest against the algorithm and the damage it’s doing to small accounts. You can read more about why on Indifferent Ignorance, and if you want to join in, tag #ItsNotMeItsYou and post my graphic to Insta if you want… then get the hell off Instagram for a few days or weeks! Obviously I am not expecting to incite much change given Instagram’s size, but I’m ready to have a break from the app and I thought it might be fun to make it into a project.

Bye Instagram It's Not Me It's You blue graphic

If you want to get involved, leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.

Have a great weekend,


Introducing Social Media Marketing Workshops & Classes in Southend

Hi everyone,

I get a lot of questions about using the Internet to market businesses, so I’m starting friendly, relaxed classes for beginners:

2 Hour Intro Workshop Learn the basics! | £15 | Groups of 3-4
4 Week Intro Workshop Start using social media with ongoing support! (2 hours weekly) | £30 | Groups of 3-4
Consultations 2-3 hours 1-on-1 | £25 per session | Available on request

Classes will take place in Southend on Saturday mornings starting from 3rd February. Exact time and location TBC, probably a coffee shop near the high street around 10:30am, will confirm when I have numbers. Contact or message me via Facebook to reserve a place!

Advert for social Media Marketing workshops and classes Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Have a good week,


Happy Christmas!

Hi everyone,

Before I slow down for Christmas, I just wanted to say thank you for all your support this year. 2017 has been interesting to say the least… seriously though I love that I’ve got back into writing and I love how well people have responded to my stories, blogs and new products. Thank you for sticking with me this year!

Keep an eye out on social media for a little Etsy sale after Christmas, and some new stories in the new year… there will also be the Indifferent Ignorance Awards 2017 on the blog before 31st December, although I’m still wading through potential candidates for the less flattering awards…

xo Francesca

10% Off & Free International Postage on Orders Over £10 Until 30th November

Hi guys,

I’ve got Cyber Week started because, um, everyone else has… until 30th November, orders over £10 will qualify for 10% off and will ship free to international customers, too (UK orders already ship free!). Most of my listings are low on stock – one print has already sold out – and I’m not sure when I’ll next stock up, so if you see something you like don’t hang about! You can also upgrade to gift wrap if you’d like, and I’m always happy to ship straight to the recipient. You can also get shipping upgrades if you’re tight on time, and digital items qualify for 10% off when you spend £10 too!

Happy Cyber Week, I guess…


Etsy News: Free International Shipping, Greetings Cards & Gift Wrap

Hi everyone,

I’ve had a mad few weeks putting together new designs and I’m really pleased to introduce new Happy Birthday, Jesus greetings cards, Saturnalia cards, gift wrap and some new mythology designs, plus a new Brexit one. Plus, international orders that spend over £10 until 30th November qualify for free postage! (Don’t look at me like that, Britain, you always have free postage.)

Hope you’re all having a good November!


‘Everyday Acts of Murder’ Short Stories Online Now

Hi everyone,

I realised I forgot to share here: my current series on my new story blog is a black comedy, Everyday Acts of Murder. The first two stories are up now, and the third will be online in a couple of weeks.

Everyday Acts of Murder Stories by Francesca Burke

You can get early access to stories, plus have a character named after you, by pledging a dollar a month (or more!) to my Patreon campaign. You can see the full list of reward tiers, and follow me on Patreon, here.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the stories!