About Us


I'm Claire Gutsell, a designer based in beautiful Somerset. I design every single card sold by Artichoke Cards. My aim is to bring a bit of colour and fun into people's lives via a high quality and attractive range of cards. My designs reflect the things I love and as you've probably noticed many of them are inspired by the seaside, the countryside and… gin.

I'm always working on new designs, so check back soon to see what inspires me next!

Why Artichoke Cards?

Artichoke Cards is named for the artichoke plants in my garden and keep my family fed with our favourite vegetable all summer, before turning a glorious purple in the early autumn. As you've probably worked out, I love artichokes!

Where can I buy the cards?

Well, this website is a good place to start but my cards are also stocked by smaller retailers across the South West of England. You'll often find me at local markets as well, particularly at Bristol's Harbourside Market.

The cards.

All of our cards are printed on sustainable board, with a quality matt finish. Every single card is blank inside for your own greeting, message or even punch line.


When you order from us, your cards are sent in heavy duty cardboard packaging by Royal Mail, or, Courier depending on size, so that they arrive undamaged and on time.

Question and comments?

If you have any questions or comments about our cards, or would just like to say hello, please email me at claire@artichokecards.co.uk