My Buzz

Being an #SBS winner has been a huge boost to my small business! Not only did I gain lots more interactions and new followers to my social media pages and website, but I was also picked up by my local press and featured in 2 magazines! Winning #SBS has opened up so many new avenues for me, including the chance to exhibit at the Autumn Fair trade show in Birmingham. It's boosted my business in more ways than I could have ever imagined and given me the confidence to take my brand to the next level. Thank you all so so much #SBS Crew!

My Bio

Hi, I'm Dee and welcome to The Butterfly and Toadstool!

The Butterfly and Toadstool is my creative business designing stationery, art and gifts. Products are made using my original watercolour illustrations and are all designed and produced by me in my home studio on the west coast of Scotland.

I'm heavily influenced by nature and draw inspiration for each design from the beautiful forests and stunning coastline that surround my home.

Nature is important to me way beyond the inspiration it brings, so it's vital that The Butterfly and Toadstool is committed to producing sustainable products with eco-friendly packaging wherever possible.

I’m delighted to say that the steps I’ve taken to reduce the plastic in my business and products has won us the status of ‘Plastic Free Champion’ as presented by Surfers Against Sewage.

The Butterfly and Toadstool also has a strong environmental policy and supports 3 environmental charities through the sale of its products. More on this can be found over on my website:

If you would like to find out more about my creative world then you can find me on Instagram here:

Instagram @butterflyandtoadstool

I also sell on a wholesale basis to gift shops across the globe. If you would like to find out more about becoming a stockist then please contact me: and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks so much for stopping by,


The Butterfly and Toadstool

My Business Tips

Believe in yourself. This is something I constantly have to work on myself but it definitely gets you a long way.
Also, if you want something bad enough you'll find a way to make it happen. As my granny used to say: "Success likes to find you working!"