Blackshoe Reviews

So you're received your Blackshoe!!

Please take a moment to let me know how I did! 
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It'd be greatly appreciated.
Katie x

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Can't recommend enough, just received our picture today for my Mums birthday and it's fantastic, Katie has captured our family perfectly! Excellent customer service and a pleasure to deal with, will be ordering more copies. Thanks so much Katie x
Kate Hodgers 25.05.18

Another fabulous order from the fabulous Katie!! Thank you so much. Til next time ......... :-) ♥ xx
Jillian Brotherston 23.05.18

Absolutely delighted with the picture purchased for a 70th birthday present. Katie does an amazing job at capturing personalities with very little information. I can't praise her enough.
Infact, I have today placed another order for a picture for myself!
I would reccomend Blackshoe to anyone and everyone.
Gaynor Smith 22.05.18

Thank you for the card it was fab. Resemblance spot on and delivered very speedily. The Lego master loved it to! Loving your work xx
Sandra Hall 22.04.18

I’ve ordered a few things from Blackshoe and I haven’t been disappointed with any of them they have all been amazing 

Great to see a lady with such a talent sharing with others and also making them personal time to make sure all the fine details are in the pictures too. Love them I have already recommended and will definitely do so again.Thank you
Jo Dowling 14.04.18

I have received my Blackshoe today , I can't use enough words to explain how pleased I am with it , how someone can pick out the essence of a family from a few sentences is an amazing talent .... I don't think this will be my last one
Update !!!
Just had another card made absolutely perfect once again , how you do it I don’t know you just get it right everytime.
Marianne Bailey 28.03.18

I’ve had a fabulous card made by Blackshoe. Really fast replies to messages, so helpful and the end product was delivered on time. It’s such a wonderful, personalised gift, I’d highly recommend
Jane Fisher  26.03.18

Bought my hubby a "all you need is love" mug for Valentine's. He is usually pretty undemonstrative (blokey) about 'cute' things but just loves this mug, roared with laughter and it is now his mug of choice. Couldn't have got him anything better 😁thankyou Mrs Blackshoe.

Margaret Summerton 15.02.18

Great customised Christmas cards. Family and friends loved them! Make sure you get your orders in early as I missed the cut off date last year, so i made sure I put my request in super early this year! :)

Melanie Godfray 13.01.18

Can’t thank you enough for my Christmas cards! So much so I’ve ordered another batch. To be printed!!! Highly recommend!!! Xxxx
Lou Herriott 10.12.17

Who’s the best card maker in the world??? Mrs Blackshoe!!!!!
Thank y
ou so much for making all of us so very happy with your wonderful designs 😊 x
Victoria Elise Chapman 09.12.17

I have just recieved the picture i ordered and it brought both a smile and tear (of happiness) to my face! Katie did a beautiful job of creating something very personal&sentimental yet amusing. It is a super piece of work and the whole ordering and paying and delivery was a breeze. I was recommended her by a friend and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend her myself
Milly 07.12.17

We ordered a pack of personalised christmas cards and they are just amazing!! Such a talented lady!! Thank you
Stacy Taylor 06.12.17

My Christmas cards are amazing. Katie listened to everything i said about the family and pets and got us down great. Professional and friendly service. Highly recommend that you use for a special card or christmas.
Mandi Johnson 06.12.17

This was my first time ordering Blackshoe Christmas cards & to say I’m thrilled with them doesn’t quite cover it! The whole experience from start to finish was easy & wonderful. Our family was depicted perfectly & im excited to send them out to family & friends! Thank you for creating something so perfect for me!
Bobbi Deline 01.12.17

I'm in love with with my Christmas cards...thank you so much Mrs B! The detail and thought put into our cards is fabulous. I would definitely recommend and will be ordering again. Thank you again x
Melanie Vincent 23.11.17

This is my second year ordering Christmas cards from Katie and that because they are just so wonderful! Katie is so accommodating and lovely and that shines through in her fabulous creations. They capture the magic and family feel of Christmas and I cannot wait to send out my cards this year. Thank you so much!
Jo Emmott-Myles 18.11.17

I love the personal factor, as gifts or as something for myself I haven't been disappointed!
Alison White 15.11.17

Absolutely love my order thank you so much, I will definitely be ordering again
Claire Long-Melton 15.11.17

Just received our Christmas cards, absolutely chuffed with them, I had quite a unique request which has been protrayed brilliantly, thanks loads Ms Blackshoe xx
Sally Bramall 10.11.17

Such a clever lady - full of clever ideas. I've used the service a couple of times now and am always thrilled with the results. A shining example of how to run a business.
Tricia Rolfe 09.11.17

Absolutely amazing, unique and truly special !!! I am super excited to send my Christmas cards this year. Mrs Blackshoe is 1st Class from start to finish. I am totally blown away by the product, communication and speed of this company. The first of many orders x
Vikki Brashier 17.10.17

I received my picture today, I love it!!
Thank you Katie (Blackshoe) for producing it so quickly

It's amazing!!!


Kelly Debono 13.09.17

I have had cards and prints on previous occasions which have always been lovely, but today a special heart frame arrived that I had requested of my dog that had recently been put to sleep because she was poorly. She knew how sad and unhappy I was, and even though she is always so busy, she did this really quickly for me. It was a really lovely surprise today as I was not expecting it at all just yet! Katie is a really lovely person and her work is amazing! Thank you x

Teresa Trimmer 08.09.17

What wonderful quality & service. I ordered for Christmas in good time & am thrilled with the result. Can't wait to see everyone's faces when they receive this year's card! The details are fantastic & so accurate considering how little information Kate requires. Absolutely delighted. Thank you Blackshoe xxx
Valdine Hogg 03.09.17

Squeee! Our Blackshoe Christmas cards arrived this weekend and we blimming love them! Can't wait to send them out in December. Superfast response to our order, lots of attention to detail, beautiful cards, and lovely email communication. So pleased, thanks so much xx
Liz Orme 03.09.17

I ordered some Christmas cards and I could not be happier! They are truly beautiful and I cannot wait to post them!!! Than you again!! Victoria Hopkins 01.09.17 

OMG you are the most wonderful person. From just a name and description you can draw anything. I have bought two drawings from you now and you never disappoint. One very talented lady thank you so so much x
Claire Underhill  25.08.17

* We love it, and enjoyed being part of the creative process. Thank you :)
Sally 25.08.17

* Thank you Katie for the lovely wedding portrait for our friends! I received a Blackshoe mug from a colleague and have passed this site on to friends and family now that I am also ordering these unique gift iedas myself.
Sinatra Farquharson 28.07.17

* So pleased with the Blackshoe poster I ordered to celebrate my sister's new baby. The process was efficient, friendly and straightfoward - and the product more than lived up to expectations. Thanks again!!
Tricia Rolfe: 20.07.17

*I have now received 3 family portraits from Katie and they are fabulous. She has caught the essence of everyone. We could't think of anything more perfect to give to our parents for Christmas before we emigrate. Katie is very talented and brought the biggest smile to my face when I received them. Thanks Katie xx
Alison Senior

* We received our family Christmas cards today and we absolutely love them. I can't wait to get writing and sending them out. Thank you so much Katie, a brilliant job.
Mandy Squires

* So happy with my Christmas Cards. The family will be tickled pink when they see them! Thankyou. x
Kim Cruickshank

* Thank you so much for our family picture for my husband's big 30. Can't wait to give it to him. Katie your customer service was fabulous & will definitely recommend to family & friends x
Amy Haworth

* Absolutely love the family portrait Katie did for us. From such basic descriptions she's made an amazing job (even down to the guinea pig!) It now has pride of place on our mantelpiece xx
Samantha Woods

* A friend brought a family portrait for my Christmas present and within the month I have now purchased one for my sister's birthday - its brilliant and I know my sister will love it as much I do mine. Katie was brilliant and kept me informed and when I messaged her the response was really quick (within minutes). Will DIFINETLY use [email protected] again - just need an excuse really!! Thanks Katie! x x

* I have now had approx 20 portraits from Ms Blackshoe and each one amazes me. Everyone I have gifted to have loved them outright. Ms B is a very talented lady. She even designed my special 50th birthday invitations. Nothing is too much trouble. Keep up the good work.
Ruth Cochran

*I have watched this fantastic business grow and grow and have had several fantastic pictures done and were very happily received by newly-weds.Service is superb and promises kept xxx
Carole Keenan

*Just received our very own Blackshoe portrait and could not be happier. :-) It will be a birthday present for my Mum and cannot wait to give it to her. Thank you for your kindness and creativity! xx

* I have placed two orders with Katie after seeing a picture a friend had done. I love her pictures, they are fun and full of love! I have recommended her website to all my friends and will continue to place more orders in the future.

* Katie at Blackshoe is a marvel. I gave her my instructions for my portrait and she seemed to know immediately what I was after. When my portrait arrived I was delighted to find that the characters summed up the family to a t and it is now winging its way to New Zealand as a very different and lovely present. It you want something special visit the Blackshoe website.
Rosie McIntosh

* From the beginning to the end Katie was a joy to deal with and the process is so personalised it's lovely. The picture I ordered is perfect I love it and will certainly be a repeat customer. Thank you
Sandra Gillezpie

* Was delighted when my Christmas cards arrived. Cannot wait to send them out - not only are they something different, they are cute and nicely made. Thank you Blackshoe. X

* I ordered a picture for my dads 70th and he was absolutely delighted with it, I've never seen him get emotional about a present before but tit really choked him, he was thrilled. It now has pride of place above his favourite chair and he shows it to every visitors that calls. Thanks so much it made his day and I'm very grateful :) x
Sharon Little

* I don't know why I waited so long to order a Blackshoe, Katie has such a calm and warm nature that I was immediately at ease. She made the whole process a pleasure, and so much easier than I thought it would be. When my framed Blackshoe arrived I was lost for words (Something that doesn't happen often Mr S would say) It's absolutely wonderful I can't stop looking at it! Katie you have an incredible talent, not just for your artwork but for the ability to bring out your enthusiasm and spirit and somehow put it onto the faces of all your characters. Never stop doing this. Now my next order. xx
Heather Shaw

* Thanks for my lovely family portrait for my mums 70th birthday, she will love it! Great service too xx
Janine Pennington

* Thanks so much for the family portrait you did for my niece's christening, it is fantastic and a unique gift for her to keep always. X

* The mug was perfect thanks, and was very well received. And as I thought, it has been put on a high shelf in the kitchen away from general use, only to be brought out for special occasions!!

* Was delighted when my Christmas cards arrived. Cannot wait to send them out - not only are they something different, they are cute and nicely made. Thank you Blackshoe. X

* A friend recommended Kate and her designs. I ordered my Christmas cards and Family Portraits, as presents for our extended family. Well what can I say..... She captured our family with all her intricate details. Can't wait for a reason to use Blackshoe again!! Thanks Kate you are amazing!

* My fabulous portrait arrived today and is already on my wall. So pleased that so many of my friends commented on it on Facebook. Thank you will definitely recommend xx
Fiona Jacobs

* all round excellent service !!! lovely and welcoming with a extra special touch !! everyone complemented my christmas cards ...shall continue to order .thanks again
joanne wright

* Thank you for my brilliant Christmas Cards. Shop bought cards look so impersonal by comparison. I'll be back for more!
Chris Ball

* Thought it looked good online but then just received in post and love my portrait,really captures my lovely little family,thanks so much Katie,now what can I order next?!!
Sapna Gadaria

* More than happy with all my portraits from Blackshoe. A wonderful company to deal with. Kept well informed at all times. Have now had 9 portraits done and am never disappointed. Well done!!!
Ruth Cochran

*I ordered a Father's Day family portrait for my husband, and from the very beginning, Katie was so helpful. She updated me as to how the product was coming on, and offered to let me see a picture of it before she posted it out to me. When the product arrived, myself and my children were so thrilled! It's absolutely beautiful, and my husband loved it too! I have shown a few people, and they loved it, so I'm sure they too will love their products when they order!! I will definitely use Katie again, her pictures are fantastic!!
Hazel Wilkinson

* I ordered nine mugs for christmas presents and then at short notice had to order another one. Ms Blackshoe fitted me in and they are all fabulous. I can not recommend her highly enough .

*I couldn't be happier that I found Blackshoe on Facebook. I've had my Christmas cards for weeks now and I'm thrilled with them! I've been counting down the days till I can mail them to my friends & family. And Ms. Blackshoe herself is so friendly, so helpful, I will absolutely be purchasing from her again!

* Christmas cards were brilliant, family group picture was even better but the card and keyring you have just designed for my sisters birthday tops the lot..............spidergirl sister will love it!! Many thanks, it was just what I asked for xx
Samantha Banks

* Thank you so much for the hen party group pic you did for me. My sister will be so pleased with it when she gets it tomorrow (I have just had it framed today and it looks amazing!!!) xxx
Alison Bell

* Love, love, love my cards!!!! For once my Christmas cards will be one of the first landing on people's doormats because I just cannot wait for December to come so that I can send them!!!! Thank you so much!
Samantha Tanner

* What can I say besides ♥!♥!♥ GRIN ♥!♥!♥ I ordered and recieved my personalised cards in record speed. Katie included EVERYTHING I wanted and made them utterly beautiful. She really listened to everything I wanted, and included every little detail. What a lovely lovely lady, I've really taken to her since speaking online, and for me this is a rare occurance!! Love the lady, love her work, and love how everyone else loves it too. ...okay, I said more than Grin :o) Buy these wonderful products and you WILL NOT be disappointed in the slightest. :o) xxx Much love xxx
Niccy @ Magpies Miniatures

* Thank you for all the cards and pictures you have produced for me so far. Everyone has been amazing and exactly in fact far better than I asked for. I can not thank you enough and always look forward to my next piece of perfection :) Thanks again and keep up the good work
Victoria Lello

* Katie was a joy to deal with. I ordered a portrait of eight friends for one of their 40th Birthdays and had left it a little too late for something personal, or so I thought!! It was ordered and delivered within a week and my friends love the picture. So much so that a few of us are ordering our Christmas Cards too. Love this site. Very professional and unique presents. I loved seeing my friends when she opened her present. xx

* Thank you so much for my cards, you offer a fantastic service, really quick delivery and the cards are just unique. Look forward to seeing your designs of my family for other occasions xxx
Helen Walker

* I have now ordered 2 pictures from Katie, one for a wedding and one for my dads 60th, and all recipients have been so pleased with them! They are such unique gifts that they will be able to keep. Katie is so helpful and makes such a good job! The full family picture was so popular that the entire family now want one! Thanks so much Katie, I will be ordering from you again and will definitely recommend! :) xx
Yvonne Keddie

* I had the privilege of coming across a WONDERFUL card company in the UK that just completed my family's Christmas cards this year. She is SO reasonable as well as friendly and the shipping was reasonable as well. Please go check out Blackshoe!!! One-of-a-kind-greatness!!! XXxxx!
Susan Gray Dobbs