The Butterfly & Toadstool
Nature inspired greetings cards, stationery, and gifts
Location: Newton Stewart
Year Founded: 2012
Hello and welcome to The Butterfly and Toadstool. I’m Dee, a self-taught artist living and working on the southwest of Scotland. I personally design, paint and print every piece within my collection of nature inspired greetings cards, stationery and gifts.
I’m a trained Biologist so my designs are heavily influenced by nature and the changing seasons. And because of this I also like to do my bit to help and support our environment in any way I can. In July 2021, I set up The Butterfly and Toadstool’s Environmental Donation Scheme to support 3 environmental charities through sales of my artwork. It’s also important to me to ensure that my products and work practices are as eco-friendly as possible. That’s why I’ve taken great steps in eradicating single use plastic from my business and illustrated products.
I’m proud to say that my efforts have paid off and my business has been awarded the ‘Plastic Free Champion’ status by Surfers Against Sewage. If you would like to find out more about my creative work or my Environmental Donation scheme then head over to my website at thebutterflyandtoadstool.co.uk or you can find me on Instagram @butterflyandtoadstool.