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!


Introducing a Stories Blog and a Patreon Campaign!

Hi everyone,

I’ve started a new blog, FrancescasWords.wordpress.com, to share my short stories. I really needed a space to upload and share bits and pieces I’ve had lying around, and now seemed a good time (I did a slightly longer blog about that on  Indifferent Ignorance). I’ve also updated my Patreon campaign so patrons can now see posts early, as well as have a character named after them and suggest a story prompt, amongst a bunch of other things. 

I’m really excited to get stuck in and show you what I’ve been working on! In the mean time, I’m still poking about on here to improve layout and whatnot. Let me know if any links are broken or if you’re having trouble reading anything!


Maintenance Occuring: Apologies for Delays

Hi everyone,

I’m poking around on this site at the moment because I’d like to bring you bigger, better things… hopefully in a pretty and readable format. If you click a page and it takes you somewhere odd, or if a link doesn’t work – or if you arrive on the site and it looks like something from 1997 – don’t panic. It’ll be back to normal soon, promise!

You can always reach me on info@francescaburke.com if you have questions.

Thank you for understanding,


News: Free UK postage on everything! EVERYTHINGGG.

Hi everyone,

Happy August! I am most definitely doing that thing where old people say ‘where has the year gone?’ but seriously I was writing you all from Cambodia about two weeks ago?! Anyway, I bring good tidings to those of you in the UK: whenever I’ve asked people how I can improve the shop, they’ve asked for free postage. If it’s between a percentage discount and free postage, they want free postage. If it’s between the second coming of Christ and free postage, they want free postage. So, because I am a benevolent soul with the loveliest customers on the Internet, I’ve put free UK postage onto everything on my Etsy for the foreseeable future. You don’t have to enter a coupon or anything, it’s all automatic. It’s just a trial for the moment (maybe three months) but if you guys are into it, I’ll make it a permanent thing.

You’re welcome, I guess.

I have to go and do accounts now so I will leave this here. Don’t forget there’s still a contest on Tumblr to win one of my tote bags (ends 13th August!) and keep an eye out because I’m actually writing some stuff that might make it past the draft stage and onto the Internet.

Have a great week,


News: Tote Giveaway With Cardiac Stvdies on Tumblr

Hi everyone,

If you follow my blog you might have noticed that I’ve been taking a bit of time off to refocus and reorganise myself (so far, so much less Instagram at bedtime). I’m still active with everything on my Etsy and I’m definitely going to come back to blogging on Indifferent Ignorance; I’m trying to get some perspective and head space before I have an actual meltdown. In the mean time, I’m doing a joint giveaway with the lovely Bianca over at Tumblr’s Cardiac Stvdies. She’s celebrating reaching 10,000 followers by offering a giveaway of one of my tote bags. To enter, just do the following:

  • Follow Bianca!
  • Reblog her post (there’s more detail on there too)
  • Submit an ask to her blog, answering the question “What is the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever had to take to school?”

Cardiac Stvdies 10k Giveaway #csgiveaway

It’s open internationally until 13th August and I can’t wait to read all the answers you’ll come up with. My most ridiculous thing was a bean plant called Sprout, but there will be more on that later – follow Bianca and myself on Tumblr for some extra features in the next couple of weeks!

Have a lovely week,


Village Green Festival Photos

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to Village Green on Saturday. I hadn’t been to the festival before and I had a blast hanging out with other traders, meeting customers in person and wandering the green every time I had to visit a portaloo. The tan I’ve got isn’t bad either! Extra special shout outs to: both my parents, Maxim, Ruby and Ellen for helping me set up/pack away, hanging out and watching my stuff while I went to an aforementioned portaloo; the girls who took a photo with my MCR flag #MCRmyRepresent and the Village Green volunteers and crew. If the Art Car Boot Rally is on next year, I’ll be there! I might be there anyway, come to that, the music was excellent.

Anyone who signed up to my mailing list was entered to win a notebook; I’ll be in touch with the winner this week. In the mean time, my normal stomping ground is on Etsy, although I’m hoping to do a few more events in and around Southend this year.

Have a great week!