About Us

Carte Blanche Greetings was founded by Stephen Haines in October 1987 on a dream and a collection of just 12 greeting cards. More than thirty years on, Carte Blanche Group is an award winning creator, distributor and licensor of character-branded products, including greeting cards, toys, gifts, apparel, confectionery, nursery and homeware. Design and innovation is the very core of our business and as well as growing and nurturing the Me to You brand and its cute signature character, Tatty Teddy, Carte Blanche now boasts award winning humour brand, Violent Veg, sentiment brand, Wishing Well Studios and a fast-paced, trend-led offering from Hotchpotch Publishing.

We’re also proud to license and distribute designs from Blue Mountain Arts, Danilo, Emotional Rescue and Gemma International as part of our Is It Art business, giving our customers a uniquely comprehensive offering of some of the best brands the industry has to offer. A creative spark flows through everything we do, from the way we create our wonderful products and designs using creative and innovative new production solutions, to the curious and inventive spirit we encourage amongst our team.

Carte Blanche is defined by its people and the values we live by. These values unite us.

They are etched into our DNA:

We are One Team
We Drive Change
We have a Can Do Attitude
We are Energetic & Creative
We Focus on What Matters Most


Carte Blanche Group is now formed to include Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd as well as new subsidiaries, Carte Blanche Australia Pty Ltd, Carte Blanche Retail Ltd, Is It Art Ltd and Hotchpotch Publishing Ltd.

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