The Illustrated Saying

Publisher Member


Mrs Lisa Smythers




5 Avon Building

Wallops Wood Farm

Sheardley Lane



SO32 3QY

The Illustrated Saying is a new and emerging brand, launched in the autumn 2020. 
Our unique greeting cards are designed and printed in the UK.

Using a blend of illustration and photography we create playful representations of popular, everyday sayings that we ALL say.

At times we struggle to find the right words and using a popular saying is a great option. It’s there for us, ready to go and neatly packaged in a little bundle of perfect words. 

The sayings often evoke nostalgia, and the simple, literal drawings and textures add detail showing the quirkiness of life. 
We also add a fun and educational twist by including the meaning and origin of the saying on the back of the cards.

Our cards can be used for multiple sending occasions. For example, our Bottom’s up card can be used for birthday, good luck, congratulations, new house, new job, engagement…even a new baby ! 

We have a range of 80 + cards with new designs being introduced all the time. 
Our cards are 150 x 150 mm, 300 gsm, blank inside apart from a little badge that prompts the recipient read the back of the card and come with a coloured envelope included. 

Thanks for the interest in our business, ‘You’re the bee’s knees!’ 

Lisa and Jill 

Unique and playful greeting cards based on sayings we ALL say