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 crafty myself. The Unicorn Factory Patreon is here to help you do both those things…!
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!
And every three months you can choose to get goodies in the post too… you’ll get things such as postcards & greetings cards to spread the joy, stickers, badges and some exclusive embroidery essentials depending on the tier you choose! And the more Patreons that join these tiers the more exciting the postal goodies get!!!
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 people who like to make a little time for a bit of easy creativity, but get most of their creative joy from enjoying what others are designing & making!
You get everything the Cuppa Chums get AND…
- A new printable artwork every month
- 1-2 new printable colouring pages every month
For those who find their joy in getting creative in their own arty & crafty way, who want a boost of inspiration so they never run out of ideas for their own projects. Plus goodies in the post every quarter. Everyone is welcome from the dabblers to the pros!
You get everything the Cuppa Chums AND Easy Peasy Squad get PLUS…
- A welcome gift in the post*
- Creative prompts and reflections every month – All arts and crafts welcome!
- Quarterly goodies in the post*
*Additional charge for postage for patrons outside the UK – see below for more details
For the embroidery beginners to pros who want to share in the craft that brings me the most creative joy, with a new stitch-a-long each month and embroidery extras in the post every quarter!
You get everything the Cuppa Chums, Easy Peasy Squad AND Creative Buddies get PLUS…
- Exclusive embroidery essentials with your welcome gift*
- A new printable embroidery pattern and stitch-a-long every month
- Extra embroidery gifts with your quartely goodies in the post*
*Additional charge for postage for patrons outside the UK – see below for more details
Note: 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)
*Outside the UK? Please note only UK patreons will automatically recieve items in the post. If you live outside the UK and want to recieve postal gifts there is an additional charge to cover postage (£4 for EU & £6 for Rest of World) for each welcome gift and quarterly goodies sent. Once you have joined I will message you with details of how to pay. This charge is optional, and you are welcome to join these tiers on a digital only basis.
Join us by the 30th September to get this month’s digital goodies…
The next quarterly goodies go out in November. These were our last ones and the next designs will be revealed in October!
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), Easy Peasy Squad (£5/m), Creative Buddies (£7/m) & Give It A Go Stitchers (£12/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 – 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.
All the other rewards/gifts will be exclusive to Patreons for a minimum of three months from the release date. After this I may choose to sell versions of the gifts 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 will always exceed the cost of the Patreon tier they were included in.
For example gifts for £7/m tier have an minimum retail value of £30 for digital and physical rewards over three months (not including welcome gifts and all the other benefits of the tier) and gifts on the £12/m tier an approximate minimum retail value of £60 over the quarter (not including welcome gifts and all the other benefits of the tier).
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.
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. Depending on when you join you might receive your Welcome Gift and Quarterly Goodies in one package.
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 send 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!
When will I get my first Quarterly goodies?
Quarterly goodies are sent out around the middle of August, November, February & May for everyone signed up by the end of the previous month. You need to have made two Patreon payments to receive Quarterly gifts. If you are outside the UK I will be in touch about paying the postage charge for recieving quarterly goodies (£4 EU / £6 Rest of World), it is an optional charge so if you prefer not to recieve the quarterly goodies in the post you can choose not to pay this charge.
For example if you join Creative Buddies on the 25th October you will pay the monthly charge (£7/m) when you join (receiving your welcome gifts and access to July’s goodies) and then pay again on 1st November (£7/m) and that qualifies you to receive Quarterly gifts around the middle of the month.
If you joined on/after 1st November your first Quarterly gifts would arrive in February.
I joined the JoyFULL Unicorns tier during the pre-launch period, will I still be £2 a month from 25th June 2021?
Yes! No one new will be able to sign up for the £2 tier after the 24th June, but you will continue to pay £2 a month unless you decide you want to join a different tier to get more goodies!
What happens if I want to change to a different tier?
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 £7 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 £7 tier, you’ll be charged £4 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.