Hand Embellished Watercolour Greetings Cards, Boxed Silver Jewellery Cards and Boxed Scented Candle and Cards

About us

Crumble and Core Bumble Bee

Hello and welcome to the beautiful watercolour world of Crumble and Core!

Based in East Sussex are a family run, British company proud to produce luxury hand finished Greetings Cards, Boxed Silver Jewellery Cards, Boxed Scented Candle and Greeting Card, Stationery and Prints. 

Here at Crumble and Core, we are doing our bit for the environment and where possible our products are recycled and biodegradable.

Jilly our incredible watercolour artist, along with designers Lucy and Lou, have created whimsical images to cherish, celebrating both the everyday and special days. Inspired by Jilly’s artwork, Crumble and Core began its life around the family kitchen table. Since then our company has grown and we now run our business from a beautiful Oast house on a farm in the stunning countryside of East Sussex. 

Although we have a large British and international customer base, we are still passionate about the quality and uniqueness of our products. We continue, with the help of family and friends, to hand finish all of our cards with embellishments or sterling silver jewellery in-house.

Just in case you wondered ... yes, the family kitchen table came with us, where Jilly still sits and creates our watercolour world.

Crumble and Core Logo

The Crumbles - Top Jilly, Left Lou and Right Lucy


Artist and Co-Founder Jilly inspires us every day with her beautiful paintings, positivity, and never ending ideas for gorgeous new cards. Jilly trained in textiles and fine art and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her work has been featured by several publishing houses and is predominantly watercolour, gouache and pen. Jilly’s favourite card is The Getaway car.

The Getaway Car


Co-Founder and commercial wizard, Lou is a Mum of four gorgeous children and worked in the City for over 10 years, no wonder she can multi task like no one else we know! Lou’s favourite card is Lucky Pants.

Lucky Pants Card


Co-Founder and retail guru. Lovely Lucy brings a whole wealth of experience having run her own business for over 25 years. Luckily for us she is now devoted to Crumble and Core, helping to develop our ranges and working with agents to spread the word in brilliant shops and stockists. Lucy’s favourite card is the Hang in there Card.

Hang in there card