Join us by the 31st January to get this month’s digital goodies…
Connecting with our joy is one of the easiest (and most fun!) ways to give ourselves the oomph to do life in our own way and at our own pace.
My favourite way to connect with my joy is through enjoying the creativity of others and getting arty & crafty myself. The Unicorn Factory Patreon gives you both!
Whether you find your joy in appreciating things others have created or you like to give it a go yourself, you’ll find something for you here. Every month I design digital backgrounds for your devices and art prints for you to enjoy, and there’s colouring and embroidery for people who want to get in on the creating themselves!
Patreon is a way to support a creator to create more of the things you enjoy and be a bigger part of their community! Lots of artists and creators around the world use it as a way to let their biggest supporters get more involved in what they do and thank them with exclusive and early bird goodies that either aren’t available anywhere else, or made available to Patreon’s before anyone else and at less that the retail price!
By supporting me, you help me make this business a little more viable and in return you get exclusive content and various goodies to say thank you!
For those who want to support what I’m doing by buying me a virtual cuppa each month and keeping up with what’s happening behind the scenes
As a big thank you for supporting my work you will get…
- A welcome pack of digital goodies including an A4 Art Print, a colouring page and backgrounds for your phone, tablet and laptop
- New digital backgrounds for your phones, tablets and laptops every month
- Sneak peeks at work in progress & voting on upcoming designs
For those who want to make a little time creativity every month, whether that’s colouring in or getting creative in their own arty & crafty way. There’s downloads, ideas and inspiration to bring plenty of creative joy into your life each month. Everyone is welcome from the dabblers to the pros!
You get everything the Cuppa Chums get PLUS…
- A welcome gift in the post*
- A new printable art illustration every month for you to print and frame then display or gift
- 1-2 new printable colouring pages every month
*Additional charge for postage for patrons outside the UK – see below for more details
There’s a new beginner friendly stitch-a-long each month, but you can always stitch at your own pace and access the pattern, instructions & video at any time!
You get everything the Cuppa Chums & Creative Buddies get PLUS…
- Exclusive embroidery essentials worth over £20 with your welcome gift*
- An exclusive quick & easy embroidery pattern with your digital welcome pack – the perfect starting point for the first time stitcher!
- A new printable embroidery pattern and stitch-a-long every month – the instructions and videos make every project suitable for everyone, including complete beginners!
*Additional charge for postage for patrons outside the UK – see below for more details
Note: You pay for your first month when you join and then on the 1st of every month after that. Patreon will add local sales tax onto the tier cost, this varies depending on where you live – in the UK it’s currently 20% (VAT) . You can change tiers or cancel at any time, any changes take effect from the 1st of the next month – see FAQs for more information.
*Outside the UK? Please note only UK patreons will automatically recieve welcome gifts in the post. If you live outside the UK and want to recieve the welcome gift there is an additional charge to cover postage (£4 for EU & £6 for Rest of World).Once you have joined I will message you with details of how to pay. This charge is optional and you are welcome to join this tier on a digital only basis.
Below are a few questions I’ve been asked so far… if you have any others just get in touch and I’ll get back to you asap
What is a tier?
Tier is the word Patreon uses to describe the different packages of goodies you can get when you sign up to support someone. There are four different packages of goodies you can choose from Cuppa Chums (£3/m), Creative Buddies (£5/m) & Give It A Go Stitchers (£10/m) and each of these is called a tier. If you are outside the UK and want to join Creative Buddies or Give It A Go Stitchers there is an additional charge these tiers to cover postage. This is an optional charge and you’re welcome to join them for digital only content. Once you’ve joined I’ll send you a message within Patreon with more details.
How do I pay? Can I use PayPal?
You can pay with card or via PayPal, just follow the instructions on the Patreon website
When do I get charged?
You will pay when you sign up and get immediate access to the Digital Welcome Pack and the goodies for that month – then you get charged the 1st of each month, which is when I’ll be adding the new digital goodies each month too!
What if I want to pledge more to support you?
Firstly a MASSIVE thank you – every extra bit of support is so gratefully recieved. The tier prices are a minimum charge for those rewards so when you check out you will notice it says ‘Choose what you pay’ and you can enter any amount above the tier price in this box.
What do I get access to when I join the Patreon?
When you join you get immediate access to the Welcome Pack goodies and the goodies for the current month in your welcome message and email. You also have access to all the previous phone, tablet and laptop backgrounds in the Patreon posts.
Am I allowed to share my digital Patreon goodies?
The digital files I send you are intended for your use only and should not be shared with anyone else. However you are very welcome to print and share the colouring pages with family and friends, and the A4 art prints and any embroidery projects you complete will make lovely gifts!
Are my Patreon goodies exclusive? What does that mean?
Everything within the digital and physical welcome packs will be exclusive to Patreons (you can only get it if you join my Patreon) for as long as my Patreon exists. This also applies to the monthly digital device backgrounds.
The embroidery stitch-a-long may be available to others outside of Patreon, but this will be at a higher price, and anyone outside of Patreon won’t have access to any other monthly digital goodies.
All the other rewards will be exclusive to Patreons for a minimum of three months from the release date. After this I may choose to sell versions of them outside of Patreon (not all items will go on general sale and so some will remain Patreon exclusives indefinitely). For any items that are released on general sale the full retail price of all the benefits will always exceed the cost of the Patreon tier they were included in.
If I don’t download the Digital Welcome Pack straight away can I get back to it?
Yep – you’ll get the links to all the goodies in your email and there’s a permanent post within my Patreon page with the links too! If you ever have any problem finding any of your goodies just send me a message and I’ll point you in the right direction.
Can I access digital goodies from previous months?
As soon as you have access to the Patreon you can download device (phone, tablet & laptop) wallpapers from previous months by finding the links in Patreon posts tagged monthly theme. Other digital goodies and stitch-a-longs from previous months aren’t currently available, but I’m currently working on a way that patrons can purchase “back issues” and get access to the digital goodies from a month before they joined. I’m hoping this will be ready for November 2021 and I’ll share this in an update post as soon as I have it set up.
How often will you send updates and how do I see them?
I am aiming to share behind the scenes updates at least once a week (depending on your tier you may get more updates each week specifically related to your tier rewards) and you can get them via email, and through the Patreon app, as well as by logging into the Patreon website – I find it easiest to get updates and interact with the people I support via the Patreon app (it’s one of the few apps I actually have notifications switched on for!) To get the app go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.To edit your email notifications in Patreon go to ‘My profile settings’ > ‘Email notifications’.
When will I get my Welcome Pack in the post?
If you’re in the UK will get your welcome gifts during your first month of being a Patreon. I usually aim to send them out within two weeks.
If you’re an International Patreon I’ll message you once you’ve joined to give you the option of paying the optional postage charge (£4 EU / £6 Rest of World) to get your welcome gifts in the post. Once you’ve paid I will dispatch your pack within two weeks. The additional postage charge is entirely optional, but necessary to cover costs, so you are welcome to be a part of the tiers as a digital only Patreon if you prefer not to pay postage.
International post has been particularly inconsistent this past year or so, so unfortunately I can’t guarantee how long it will take to arrive… but it will be worth the wait!
I joined the JoyFULL Unicorns tier during the pre-launch period, will my monthly charge increase at any point?
No. No one new is able to sign up for the £2 tier now, but you will continue to pay £2 a month unless you decide you want to join a different tier to get more goodies! Whichever tier you are on, as someone who joined during pre-launch, you will always get all the digital goodies every month as a thank you for your ongoing support.
How do I change to a different tier? And what happens when I change tiers?
When you’re logged in go to ‘My Membership’ and under ‘Your Benefits’ (scroll right to the bottom) you’ll see a ‘Show more tiers’ link, click on that and then the just click the Join button at the bottom of the tier you want to change to (e.g. ‘Join £5 tier’).
If you change to a higher price tier – You’ll be charged the difference between your current tier and the one you joined (so if you initially paid £3 and change to the £5 tier, you’ll be charged £2 when you make the change – that means I can give you access to the welcome goodies for that tier)
If you change to a lower price tier – You will retain access to your current tier for the rest of month (even if it says the name of your new tier in your membership details) and be charged the lower amount on the 1st of the next month.
How do I cancel?
If you decide my Patreon is no longer for you anymore then you can log in and stop your membership whenever you want. Patreon works month-to-month and aside from the first payment (which is taken on sign up so I can send your welcome gifts) your monthly payment is always taken on the 1st of the month, coinciding with me adding new goodies. That means you can sign up anytime and cancel anytime – you will continue to have access until the end of the last month you paid for.
If I cancel and rejoin do I get the welcome gift in the post again?
You only get welcome pack items in the post once, regardless of how many times you cancel and rejoin. However if you joined Creative Buddies and then cancelled and rejoined (or upgraded to) Give it a Go Stitchers at a later date, you would get the embroidery elements of the welcome pack, which you haven’t had before, in the post.