Mission Statement



‘Our aim is to develop a first class Art licensing agency based in the UK, , specialising in Greeting cards art and Welsh Lanuage cards ,we aim to be a Market leader in Everyday and Seasonal Illustration, showcasing a collection of the best illustrators and designers in the World.’


The Paintbox is an exciting creative Art licensing Agency, based  near Chepstow, in the beautiful countryside of South Wales.

Headed up by the founder Emma Caresimo who has been in the greeting cards industry at Director   level for over 18 years, 8 spent with Hallmark Cards Plc.

 Aimed primarily at the greetings cards, paper goods, homewares , art licensing and many art buying markets. Our speciality is greetings cards , and  recently we have developed our own range of Welsh greetings cards and these are proving to be very popular.

At the Paintbox we have  over  30 talented greeting card  Illustrator’s  & designers on board all with varying specialities. Our artists cover a wide variety of styles, from Contemporary, core Traditional, Photographic, Cute, whimsical Juvenile and Humour. We offer a bespoke design development service to customers. We are available to commission, range plan or license existing work from our library. We have designs in many high street retailers including Next, Tesco, Sainsbury's,  Costo USA, Target,New Look as well as many well known greetings, card publishers  here at home in the UK , Europe and the United states.  We are proud that we have a worldwide client  base that we licence art for greetings cards, gift bags and tags We are also happy to help in any upcoming projects you might have for paper goods of any kind.

We specialise in art for greetings cards, wedding cards, anniversary cards, new baby, christmas, valentines, birthdays, easter, Halloween, Holiday . Easter, Confirmation /communion, Across the miles,  mothers day, fathers day & civil ceremony,  any occasion :)

We also have an new  online shop where you can now  purchase welsh  greeting cards, and also Male and female Birthday cards  for trade enquiries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 At the Paintbox creativity is the key to success.


Check out the online shop https://the-paintbox.co.uk/index.html

We have beautiful Welsh Language Greeting cards for all  welsh greeting card occasions, Penblwydd hapus, merch fach, Diolch yn Fawr, St Dwynwen's Day, mam , dad. 

We love dragons, we have dragon cards, rugby cards, sheep cards, I love Wales and i beleieve my love of Wales shines though in our Welsh greeting cards, Look no firther for your welsh greeting card order today.


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Privacy Notice

The paintbox ltd UK Limited  is committed to our customers' privacy and the following notes outline our information practices. If you feel we are not abiding with our obligations under data protection law, or if you have any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

We are keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring you obtain full value from the internet and other products and services we may be able to market to you. 

We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation and ensure we comply with all protection the Act affords to you. Further information on the Act is available at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Reproduced courtesy of the Information Commissioner's Office and the National Consumer Council. 

1. Personal Information 

For the purposes of this Privacy Notice, "
Personal Information" consists of any information that relates to you and/or information from which you can be identified, directly or indirectly. For example, information which identifies you may consist of your name, address, telephone number, photographs, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookies identifiers and your IP address) or to one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of Personal Information about you when you visit our site, contact us by the telephone, email or post, or purchase any of our products.

$11.      In some areas of our site we ask you to provide information directly. This includes: identity and contact Personal Information (Name, email address, address, etc.) which you provide as part of our registration process when setting up your Gemondo account, when you purchase any of our products, voluntarily complete a Contact Form on our website or otherwise interact with us by telephone, email or post.

$12.      We also collect technical and usage Personal Information about users' equipment, browsing actions and patterns other activities on our site. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, the type of browser used while visiting our site, the number of users visiting our site and usage session dates and duration.

$13.      From time to time we may also ask for additional personal information as part of a promotion/competition.

2. Use of Personal Information

1. Your personal data will be used to:

$1·        provide the information, goods and services offered through our website to you,

$1·        for billing and order fulfilment,

$1·        to provide customer support services,

$1·        for business monitoring and internal record keeping,

$1·        in the event there is a compliant which arises concerning your use of this website, where such use does not comply with our terms and conditions,

$1·        To communicate with you, including communicating with you about your transactions with us, giving you important information about your products, sending you notices about any material changes to our Privacy Notice, and, where permitted by you and applicable laws, marketing, sending you offers and promotions for our products.

1.The law allows us to use your Personal Information for these purposes on the basis that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or we are acting in our "legitimate interests" in the promotion and efficient running of our business, and your interests are not overridden. We may also access and disclose your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests. We use your Personal Information in this way on the basis that it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

2. The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to support your customer relationship with us. We do not disclose or sell your information outside our corporate group except if we sell the whole or part of our business.

3. When you register with the paintbox you may give us your explicit consent to receive our newsletter and other marketing communications. We may also use transactional data to update your profile so that we can offer you similar products that may be of interest to you based on this data, with your explicit consent. If you would rather not receive future marketing emails from us please inform us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Such use is strictly in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

3. Who do we disclose your Personal Information to?

We will only use your Personal Information for our internal business purposes, some of which are mentioned above. We do not sell any of your Personal Information to third parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to:

Third Parties when required by law or to protect our products or website.
We will disclose your Personal Information to comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from our regulators, law enforcement or other government agencies; to protect our customers (e.g. to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of our products); to operate and maintain the security of our products (e.g. to prevent or stop an attack on our systems or networks); or to protect our rights and property, including enforcing any terms or agreements about our products.

4. Payment Providers

Making sure you can buy safely online is a priority for us and we have made strenuous efforts to ensure that store security is one of our highest priorities.

In respect of the payments made by you through our website are directed to paypal . during this process you will be redirected to the PayPal website and no payment data will be stored on the paintbox server.

We take the security of your personal data very seriously and trust that the payment methods and procedures set out above reflect this. It is also your responsibility to keep your personal data safe. By our joint efforts we believe that your order with paintbox should be safe, secure and efficient.

We hope that once you understand the measures we take to help ensure secure transactions and privacy, and the steps you can take yourself, you will be as happy about the safety of your online transaction and order information as we are.

5. Cookies and Tracking

$11.      Cookie Tracking. We may store information about you using cookies. Cookies are small text files that can be read by a web server in the domain that put the cookie on your hard drive. Cookies are assigned to and stored in a user's internet browser on a temporary (for the duration of the online session only) or persistent basis (cookie stays on the computer after the internet browser or device has been closed).

$12.      We use cookies to remember your login details automatically.

$13.      We use the following cookie-based tracking services to enhance our website performance and improve our website:

$1·        Google Analytics, which collects anonymised data regarding your movements and browsing habits, and anonymous sales information.

$1·        Google AdWords and Bing Ads, which collect anonymised sales performance data from sales achieved by advertisements we place.

$1·        Social media organisations including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, which collect anonymised customer buying habits and anonymous sales information for advertising performance review.

$14.      If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer please refer to the instructions on your file management software, which locates the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas of our site until you log in manually.

6. Website Security

We offer the use of a secure server when you access your account detail and profile information. We have put in place appropriate physical and technical measures to safeguard your Personal Information. In addition, we limit access to your Personal Information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your Personal Information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. However, please note that although we take appropriate steps to protect your Personal Information, no website, product, device, online application or transmission of data, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information.

7. International Transfer of Personal Information

The Personal Information that we collect from you may be stored and processed in your region, or transferred to, stored at or otherwise processed outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including but not limited to the United States of America, or any country where paintbox  or service providers maintain facilities.

By using our website and/or providing us with your Personal Information, you acknowledge that we will collect, transfer, store and process your Personal Information outside of the EEA. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Information is kept secure and treated in accordance with this Privacy Notice and the requirements of applicable law wherever the data is located. Where we transfer your Personal Information outside of the EEA to other members of the Gemondo group, we do so in accordance with EU regulations. Where we transfer your Personal Information to our third party service providers, we do so to organisations which have certification on the EU/US Privacy Shield.

8. Passwords

$11.      Access to your account is password protected and we never release details of this to third parties. If you have forgotten your password please visit the ‘Forgotten Password’ section of the paintbox web site to request your Password and Username.

$12.      Paintbox  cannot be held responsible for any activity in your account that has resulted from a member not keeping their account details secure.

$13.      PAintbox  will never contact you to ask for your Username or Password.

9. Storage

We retain Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which your Personal Information has been collected as outlined in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer retention period is required by law. When your Personal Information is no longer required for the purpose it was collected, or as required by applicable law, it will be deleted and/or returned to you in accordance with applicable law.

10. Order Contract Information:

We store the contract's content and will send you the details of your orders as well as our general terms via email. You can find the terms here at all times. The details about your recent orders can be found in your customer login.

11. Your Rights

You have the following rights in relation to your Personal Information:

$11.      To request access to the Personal Information which we may hold or process about you.

$12.      Rectification. You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your Personal Information. To the extent required by applicable law, we will rectify or update any incorrect or inaccurate Personal Information about you.

$13.      Withdraw consent. Where you have consented to our processing your Personal Information, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. In the event you wish to withdraw your consent to processing, please contact us using the details provided in section 12.

$14.      Data portability. In certain circumstances you may request us to port (i.e. transmit) your Personal Information directly to another organisation.

$15.      Erasure. In certain specified situations you have the right to have your Personal Information "erased". This is the "right to be forgotten".

$16.      Restriction of processing – you have the right in certain specified situations to require us to stop processing your Personal Information and to only store such Personal Information.

$17.      Object to processing – you have the right to object to specific types of processing of your Personal Information, such as, where we are processing your Personal Information for the purposes of direct marketing

$18.      Prevent automated decision-taking – in certain circumstances, you have the right not to be subject to decision being taken solely on the basis of automated processing.

$19.      Complain to the regulator – if you are concerned that we have not complied with your legal rights under applicable data protection laws, you may contact the Information Commissioner's Office (www.ico.gov.uk) which is the data protection regulator in the UK which is where Gemondo is located. Alternatively, if you are based outside the UK, you may contact your local data protection supervisory authority.

If you wish to enforce any of our rights under applicable data protection laws, then please contact us using the details provided in section 12. We will respond to your request without undue delay and by no later than one month from receipt of any such request, unless a longer period is permitted by applicable data protection laws, and we may charge a reasonable fee for dealing with your request which we will notify to you. Please note that we will only charge a fee where we are permitted to do so by applicable data protection laws



At the Paintbox we are always looking to hear from talented artists. If you would to join please send any  visuals/concepts  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A selection of some of our art

New Sepetember2


Matthew Jeanes

"It's funny, some children instinctively know what they will do when they grow up, whether it be a doctor,a nurse,a teacher, an actor or in my case..and artist. Whether i've 'grown up is open to debate but I always knew I would be a painter.. and I am.

Having been around Art ,Illustration and Design all my life, I have achieved all goals in the commercial Art/ illustration/Design fields 
I have taught in one way or another throughout my career, employing and training Junior Artists who now have careers of great note. Running Art departments, projects , brands and companies always with my feet routed firmly in the Art world.
I have been elevated from Junior Artist to Senior, had my own companies with teams of Artists/Designers, run leading brands in the Greetings industry, been Art Director in charge of a studio developing brands for the industry and finally Creative Director developing new ranges and winning industry awards.
I started off illustrating character brands such as Forever Friends, Bubblegum, Country Companions, Winnie the Pooh and Disney and have now moved on to become an artist in my own right. This is where I'm comfortable and definitely where i want to stay."





Emma Caresimo- Founder and Director