Yorath Designs (As Part of the #ShopSmall Blog Series)

The Story Behind Yorath Designs

Hi! I am Helen, the creator of Yorath Designs. This Etsy shop has been a long time coming as I love painting and have always wanted to sell my art, it just took hard work and determination to finally put myself out there!

All prints start life as original acrylic paintings on either canvas or paper. I then take photographs of the paintings and use Photoshop to get my prints looking extra shiny and full of colour! The images are printed on my Canon printer onto archival matte paper and are framed with white MDF frames and Perspex fronting, for a lightweight picture that you can easily hang up on your wall. I love the clean looking white frame with a white background and a simple, colourful motif as the centre piece. My inspiration comes from current fashion and home ware trends.

The name Yorath Designs comes from my surname, Yorath! I chose the word ‘designs’ rather than ‘wall art’ or ‘prints’ because who knows what the future holds for this little business I set up in my home.

Tour Round The Store

Wow, I just love this Etsy Shop. There are so many amazing prints and gift cards to choose from and lots of amazing designs too! It’s hard to believe that these are hand drawn and hand painted as they look so realistic. Helen really has some incredible talent there. Something I really think is great is that some prints are available in different colours. The Flamingo print is very lovely and it’s fab that it doesn’t just come in the usual pink, but also in green and blue! The cards are really high quality which I always think is important, especially when writing in them and standing them up. On the back of the cards is the Yorath Designs logo (along with social media icons) and I think this gives the card an extra ‘handmade’ touch.

You can pick up a greetings card for as little as £2 (£1.60 with the discount code below) and prints from £8 (a bargain at £6.40 with the discount code below).

Helen very kindly sent me the below Framed Giraffe Print which I absolutely love and thinks it looks so sleek on my wall. The white frame goes perfectly and the giraffe itself is incredible. Again, from a small business, a very high quality print and the time that has gone into just the one print really shines through.

The Little Touches

  • The Framed Giraffe Print came in bubble wrap and was sealed with a Yorath Designs sticker which was a really nice touch. As I always say, much more thoughtful than standard sellotape.
  • If you are looking for a print with a message on then Helen is very accommodating and will personalise any greeting card for you!

Coming Soon

Helen has this super cute penguin print coming soon – how amazing does that look?! And she also has a very sweet ‘Flamingo Love’ collection which includes Engagement, Wedding and Anniversary Cards, all with flamingo’s on! I think these will be very popular, it’s great when you can buy collections of items, always handy!

Twitter Giveaway

Head over to my Twitter for a little giveaway I’m running with Yorath Designs! You can get your hands on 7 beautifully handmade greetings cards by RTing my pinned post, following me (@RReviews_blog) and Yorath Designs (@YorathDesigns).

Ends 29/4 at 9pm

Links and Discount Code

If you want to stock up on greetings cards, or need to add some decor to a room with prints, you can get a very generous 20% off the Yorath Designs Etsy Shop using code YORATH20 until 3rd May 2018!

Don’t forget to also follow Yorath Designs on Social Media. Every single follower makes a huge difference!

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Thank you again for the Giraffe Print Helen – It looks absolutely lovely on my wall!



  1. April 29, 2018 / 9:29 am

    These are all so cute and the giraffe looks amazing on your wall- so affordable too! I have made sure I enter the giveaway πŸ˜ƒ

    Great post Rebecca .

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Rebecca
      April 30, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Thank you! Yes, I love how simplistic it is, and also the white frame means it’s so versatile on your walls too xx

  2. April 29, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Everything here is so cute and colourful, I love it! 😍 The coloured flamingo cards are fantastic and the giraffe print is awesome! I loveee all the prints in the giveaway, these would look amazing framed on a wall. It was really interesting to read the story behind Yorath Designs too, thanks for introducing us to another brilliant small biz Rebecca. Fab review! πŸ’– xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Rebecca
      April 30, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Awh thanks Bexa. Prints are just so popular and ‘on trend’ nowadays I love discovering new ones! xx

  3. April 29, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Absolutely adore everything here – I think my personal favourite is the Giraffe, which I may have to pick up for my baby nephew’s nursery because my sister and I adore them.. πŸ™Š I love the little pineapple and cactus prints as well though, everything is just so cute! ✨

    • Rebecca
      April 30, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Aw thank you! I agree, I think the giraffe print is absolutely perfect for a Nursery! Thanks for reading xx

  4. April 29, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I’ve seen there Etsy before and theyre such cute prodcuts, loovee the giraffe prints! I also love this little series you do x

    • Rebecca
      April 30, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Ah that’s great you’ve seen their Etsy before! Thank you, glad you enjoy it xx

  5. April 29, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    I love the detail on these prints, they are colorful and cheery. Seems like they would be the perfect addition to a kids room!

    • Rebecca
      April 30, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Thanks Kristin – they really do have so much detail and its crazy to think they’ve been hand drawn from scratch! xx

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