Hello, my name is Gabriella Buckingham, creator of Moobaacluck: smashing gifts and stationery for children and their grown ups - inspired by a sense of fun, freedom and occasion.
I look for the magic in everyday life, designing playful, colour rich stationery; hand lettered greeting cards; beautifully hand painted wooden decorations and thoughtful prints to uplift and inspire. Most of the hand painted decorations and stationery I print can be personalised with a few words for a truly thoughtful gift.
Art has always been my thing. I knew from my early teens when I used to emulate impressionist paintings and draw in my rough book throughout school lessons that I had to find a way to spend my life drawing and painting and being in charge of my own destiny at the same time: free to try things, experiment and create.
I've been an in house illustrator concentrating only on Christmas; I've been a greeting card product manager and illustrated hundreds of cards, pattern designs and several children's books. Clients over the years include: Waitrose, Lloyds Bank, Sainsburys, Homes and Gardens Magazine, Ladybird Books, PaperHouse, Camden Graphics, Dorling Kindersley, Rosentiels, Red Lion, Red Robin Books, BBC TV, Oxford University Press. In 2008 when my two children were toddlers I launched Moobaacluck to make presents for their little friends.
I absolutely love what I do and in the warmer months am lucky enough to spend most of my days painting in an octagonal summer house at the bottom of our garden in with butterflies, birds and bees for company.
The wooden shapes I design are laser cut for me in Scotland or cut by hand in Norfolk where I live. My wrapping paper is printed using vegetable inks in the UK. I print all my cards and prints in the studio using FSC certified paper stock and archive quality inks. The small selection of manufactured gifts are made in Britain.
Moobaacluck has appeared in local and national Press : Norfolk Magazine; Homes and Antiques, The EDP Newspaper, Crafts Beautiful and Country Living Magazine. I am available for commissions. I am a member of ACID - Anti Copying in Design.