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Welcome to Sarah Loves Cards

Sarah Loves Cards

Thank you for visiting my Sarah Loves Cards website and blog. After operating as a Phoenix Trader for 13 years I was, as you can imagine, devastated when the company  ceased trading.  This was primarily due to a failed and costly expansion into the US market. Thankfully the Greeting Card Industry (Printers and Industry Experts) rallied round. They helped to breath life back into the UK operation.

On 1st February 2018 the business relaunched as Flamingo Paperie. I signed up as a Pioneer Partner so that I could continue to supply you with their fabulous products.

Like Phoenix Trading, the Flamingo Paperie business will focus on greeting cards, wrapping paper and notecards  all year round. In the Autumn/Winter Charity Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Advent Calendar Cards will be added to the range. Flamingo Paperie products will represent at least 90% of my product range. I will also offer you a small range of complimentary products under my umbrella company Sarah Loves Cards.

I will continue to fly the flag for British design. My entire range will have been designed and manufactured in the UK using UK sourced, environmentally accredited materials.

Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and Design

Phoenix Trading supplies Buckingham Palace

amanda loverseed advent calendar


Imagine my delight when, during a recent visit to Phoenix Trading’s Head Office, I was given this very special advent calendar. As the advent calendar was commissioned by the Buckingham Palace shop, Phoenix Trading were not allowed to put their logo on the back. There is no doubting, however, where it came from.

A member of the buying team from Buckingham Palace apparently saw some of artist Amanda Loverseed’s advent calendars on a Phoenix Trading stall at one of the large London fairs and the rest is history… .

amanda loverseed advent calendar

There may not be a Royal Warrant in it for the company this time around but, if the Queen loves it, you never know…

I’ll be scanning the Queen’s sideboard during her Christmas Day speech!

To view more of the fabulous designs that Amanda Loverseed has produced for Phoenix Trading visit Sarah Loves Cards.