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Illustrations that always hit the spot!

Hello! My name’s Elaine Macintyre, aka LeopardyNonsense. I’m an illustrator from Edinburgh and I sell cute greetings cards, prints and gifts featuring happy animals drawn by me. I have an MA in Children’s Book Illustration and infuse all my work with the simple joy and humour of a picture book.

Baby elephant holding rainbow balloons in his trunk
Dachshund wearing a yellow jumper holding a yellow sausage dog balloon
Glamorous leopard, zebra and monkeys holding pink balloons

Find out where you can buy my work – online, at fairs and markets or in actual shops – or maybe even order a bespoke commission! If you’re a stockist and are interested in including any of my cards and gifts in your range you can see my catalogue and get in touch here.

And if you’d like to stay in touch, please sign up for my monthly newsletter here.

Raccoons wearing party hats doing cheers with champagne glasses.
Where to buy my work

Online

Visit my Zazzle store for cards, invitations, mugs, baby gifts and lots, lots more. Zazzle also allows you to transfer my designs to any product you like (and there’s a huge selection – from golf balls to phone cases to bottles of beer!)

I add new products regularly but if there’s anything you’d like to see please let me know.

In my Redbubble store you’ll find cute prints and patterns on a range of clothing, accessories and items for the home.

I also have some cards on the UK card store Thortful.

Birthday cards surrounded by streamers, stars and party hats
Cards by LeopardyNonsense
Valentine's cards

Markets and fairs

You can often find me at local makers markets and craft fairs. Here’s where I’ll be this spring and summer…

Spring Maker’s Market
Sunday 26 May, 10am – 4pm
The Old Barn
Unit C, Campend Farm
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh EH22 1RS

Haddington Show
Saturday 29 June, 9am – 5pm
East Fortune Racetrack
North Berwick EH39 5JX

Porty Pride Makers Market
Sunday 30 June, 11am – 4pm
Portobello Town Hall
147-149 Portobello High Street
Edinburgh EH15 1AF

Bowhouse Market
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 July, 10am – 4pm
St Monan’s
Fife KY10 2DB

Newbattle Abbey Summer Fair
Saturday 20 July, 10am – 5pm
Newbattle Road
Newbattle,
Dalkeith EH22 3LL

The LeopardyNonsense stall
10 Scottish animals nursery print on a shelf with a toy Highland coo and puffin
LeopardyNonsense Animal ABC, Make a splash and Corgi's guide to splooting tea towels hanging on a washing line

Bricks and mortar stores

Scottish Design Exchange
117-119 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN

Leith Collective
Fort Kinnaird, Unit 3a, Fort Retail, Lawhouse Toll, EH15 3RH
Glasgow Fort, Junction 10, M8, Glasgow G34 9DL
Overgate Centre Dundee, 14 Reform Street, Dundee DD1 1UQ (opposite Starbucks)

Leith Makers
105 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8NP

Wool & Craft Station
19 Station Road, Kirkliston EH29 9BB

The Corner Shop Collective
21 Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith EH22 1AG

Thanks to the lovely folks at all these stores for making it possible 🤗

If you’d like to stock my products, please get in touch! You can see my 2024 catalogue here.

Cusion, mug and coasters and tea towel featuring Stanley sloth
Gif of LeopardyNonsense magnets with panda and cub, sloth, flamingos and elephant with balloons and animal ABC notebooks
Me next to my shelf at the Scottish Design Exchange

Ninja rabbit and dinosaur in a circleCommissions

Animal ABC

My animal ABC letters are available as bespoke commissions, with the letter and colour of your choice. I can also add text celebrating special events like the arrival of a new baby or a birthday, or create a whole name using the animal alphabet. Perfect for nurseries and children’s rooms!

Individual letters are printed by the lovely people at Edinburgh community printers Bare Branding as fine art giclee prints (which means you can hang them anywhere you like and they’ll never fade). They come mounted and ready to frame and cost just £16 + P&P.

If you’re interested, please get in touch.

Animal ABC, an alphabet illustrated with parent and baby animals, sitting on a shelf with a toy panda and monkey

Custom designs and logos

I love drawing special animal designs for cards and invitations! Whether it’s your dog on a Christmas card or your guinea pig on a birthday party invite, I can create something really personal and charming for you.

“Thank you Elaine, [the logos are] spot on! I’m really happy with them, they’ll look great on business cards, letterheads and opening credits alike!”

“It is perfection! Seriously, I can’t thank you enough.”

Drawing of two happy dachshunds wearing bride and groom outfits with hearts above them
The Hushful Garden logo, a hedgehog sleeping on a leaf
White fluffy dog and black guinea pig on roller skates
Daedalus Entertainment logo - a circular maze with wings on either side

Pet portraits

If you’d like your best furry friend immortalised in ink, let me know. Pet portraits also make great gifts for every occasion!

Prices start at £70 for a fine art print and digital file. Plus I can include a free ‘Santa hat’ version too for the festive feels 🎅

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely picture of Tag… I absolutely love it, even though I burst out crying when I first saw it, you captured him perfectly.”

“Just wanted to say thanks again for doing the portrait. They both loved it and even got a bit emotional, saying you captured their dog really well.”

Bluebell and Beth, two Jack Russell terriers wearing crowns
Drawing of a large white lurcher and tiny dachshund on a red sofa
Drawing of a happy border collie
Two black spaniels wearing bandanas and a white and fawn cat

Drawing of a corgi posting a letter into a red pillar boxGet in touch