Is It Art was formed in 1995 and grew to be one of the UK’s most influential greeting card distributors/licensees in the UK market. Acquired by the Carte Blanche Group in 2017, it continues to give its customers a uniquely comprehensive offering of some of the best brands the industry has to offer.

We exclusively represent many top publishers’ brands, specialising in:

  • Children’s Licensed Character Greetings
  • Gift Wrap & Licensed Partyware
  • Market leading humour
  • Award-winning Calendar titles, and
  • Sentiment & verse based Greetings and Gifts

To find out more about the great publishers we represent, please continue reading below.

Emotional Rescue is a dominant force and clear market leader in the humour sector with such instantly identifiable, iconic ranges such as On-the-Ceiling, Virtual Safari, Norbert & Val and Face Ache, making up just some of the product available.

Whilst the humour market in the UK remains fiercely competitive, with most publishers offering some form of humour product, none have reached the longevity of range performance or brand awareness boasted by Emotional Rescue.

For over 40 years Blue Mountain Arts has remained the market leader in sentiment & verse based products, featuring Greeting Cards, Gifts, Calendars & Books within their extensive product portfolio.

The warm communicative style, dense inks, rich colours and beautiful papers that distinguished the very first products continue to make them stand out in the marketplace today.

Is It Art has been the sole UK Distributor & Licensee to Blue Mountain Arts for over 15 years, during which time this brand has become a ‘must have’ item for all serious specialist card and gift retailers.

Danilo is a leading publisher of licensed character greeting cards & calendars spanning entertainment, television and film.

The impressive range includes the hugely popular Paw Patrol, comedy hits Mrs Browns Boys and Only Fools & Horses and stars of the Premiership Football League, as well as juvenile favourites Minions, Shopkins, My Little Pony, and The Gruffalo.

Over the years, Danilo has collected many awards, including the National Calendar Award for Best Licensed Stationery Range and Best Licensed Card Range and the Henries Award for Best Licensed Greetings Card Range.

Gemma International are the best in Kids’ Licensed Greetings working in partnership with some of the largest licensors in the world to deliver innovative products across cards, wrap and party all of which are designed in-house at their award-winning art studio.

With ranges including some of the most well-known brands, Gemma are proud to work with Peppa Pig, emoji (the official brand), Stormtrooper, Trolls, Pokemon, PJ Masks and Hello Kitty.