Laura Carter Illustration: Quality eco friendly art

Eindhoven, The Netherlands · 194 Sales


Laura Carter Illustration: Quality eco friendly art

Eindhoven, The Netherlands 194 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I'm taking a break from custom portraits over the summer. Everything else you see in my shop is still be available!
Illustratorlaura Etsy shop, illustration. Eco cards, prints, paintings, retro illustration, holiday gifts, custom portraits, handmade stationery. Giftwrapping available!

I hope you find something to perk up your day, or maybe someone else's. The gift of escapism.

I regularly add new pieces including custom art ideas, so please call again soon!


Last updated on Jun 6, 2018

I'm taking a break from custom portraits over the summer. Everything else you see in my shop is still be available!
Illustratorlaura Etsy shop, illustration. Eco cards, prints, paintings, retro illustration, holiday gifts, custom portraits, handmade stationery. Giftwrapping available!

I hope you find something to perk up your day, or maybe someone else's. The gift of escapism.

I regularly add new pieces including custom art ideas, so please call again soon!

Laura Carter

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Upcycling vintage dominoes for the keyrings is quite messy!


Creative Escapism through illustration

After gaining my degree in ‘Visual Communication: Illustration’ in 2007 I went to work in a book shop. Too much excitement and an overdose on literature led to declining health, and I retired to a quiet attic in The Netherlands with my Dutch boy. Here I was nursed back to health on a diet of pancakes and Edam. *

As soon as I had enough energy I started illustrating again. Immediately I started feeling more like myself, and my creativity gained momentum.

Running my Etsy shop and producing custom work is a mindful way for me to (hopefully) bring a smile to others and stay positive.
I love to take commissions, and am open for portraits, card and invite designs. If you would like an illustration for your birth announcement, wedding invite or to accompany your short story, then get in touch!
I will happily illustrate people, animals or places, real or imaginary. Of course I love to expose the facets of a good fairytale, or put a new glaze over the familiar. Through the atmosphere of my paintings I try to transport the viewer to a time and a place that you can't quite put your finger on. Somewhere romantic and dreamy. Somewhere to escape to, just like I do.

It's important to me to be as eco-friendly as possible. Most of my packaging is re-used, and I'm starting to incorporate vintage materials into my own products, for a smaller footprint.

Please feel free to get in contact to say hello or give friendly encouragement- an artist's ego is a fragile thing!

Thanks very much for visiting my shop.

++++MY VINTAGE SHOP- , for vintage illustrated goodies!

*this isn’t strictly true. Though I did eat a lot of pancakes, and it was very quiet in that attic.

Shop members

  • Laura Carter

    Owner, Creative, Decision Maker... Drawer Of Things.

    Hi, I'm an illustrator based in the Netherlands. I make custom illustrations, cards, prints and other goodies and list them in my shop 'illustratorlaura'. I also love to curate the best vintage illustrated-goods in

Production partners

  • An eco-friendly printing company

    London, England

    Prints my artwork on beautiful sustainably-sourced paper.

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Last updated on September 2, 2017
Welcome to my shop, where you can browse my original paintings, custom illustration, handmade eco stationery and holiday cards.

I hope you find something to perk up your day, or maybe someone else's. The gift of escapism.

I regularly add new and exciting pieces, including ideas for custom artwork, so please call again soon!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
Please note that, based on the nature of custom art, I offer no refunds on custom listings. If it is not received well by the intended recipient, I cannot be held responsible.
I will however work as hard as possible to make sure the piece is up to your standards and expectations.

Please contact me if you are unhappy with your item(s), I'll do my best to put it right! If buyers are still unhappy they may return non-custom goods for refund or exchange, if they notify me they are doing so within 14 days of receipt of the product, and provide me at that time with proof of return postage (return postage non-refundable).

All packages are securely wrapped with care.
Please use Paypal, Direct Checkout or iDEAL to pay for your order.
Payment must be received within 48 hours of purchase or the sale will be cancelled.
I use the standard Dutch postal system, Post NL, sending First Class.

If you want your order dispatched to an address other than the one that is listed on the invoice, please provide the address in 'Note to Seller'.

I do not add insurance or tracking to any shipment, unless you select the extra options under 'shipping'.
Please be aware that for some destinations the postal service will not allow me to add insurance or tracking. If you request tracking and it's not possible, I'll let you know.
Any questions, just ask!

Please be aware that some destination countries charge taxes or fees on the item at Border Control, which are the responsibility of the buyer. Of course I do my best to be as accurate as possible with prices. We don't want any nasty surprises!

I try to be eco-friendly by using as much reclaimed or pre-used material as possible. So long as it's sturdy and clean!
Additional policies and FAQs

• Take a look at my ‘Custom Illustration’ Section. If you see something you’d like, or similar, have a read of the Listing Description. *
• Please make a note of any details I say I will require from you, for example photos or colour-preferences.
• Purchase the appropriate listing!
• WHEN PAYMENT CLEARS AND I HAVE RECEIVED THE REQUESTED DETAILS E.G. PHOTO FROM YOU, I BEGIN WORKING. I will always first submit an outline of the commission to confirm I understand your request. See 'Custom Listing Policies' below for details, and any questions- just ask!

*IF THERE ARE NO LISTINGS MEETING YOUR REQUIREMENTS, but would like me to illustrate something completely different for you, please get in touch via the ‘Request Custom Listing’ button under my profile picture. If you outline what you’re thinking of, we can work out a listing from there :)

• Please take into account that if you request something different from existing listings, I will set the price for your listing based on your individual wishes and specifications. Therefore the price may vary from existing listings. Of course, I’ll check the price with you. You may even have a budget in mind before you have a clear idea for the illustration!
• I cannot make huge/significant changes to photos given as reference for custom portraits. Nothing big can be added to the photos, for example an extra person (unless reference is given for them too, in which case it will be priced accordingly).
• If a listing is for a custom ‘COUPLE’ portrait, then it can feature a maximum of two people. 'FAMILY' or 'GROUP' portraits can of course include more people.
• I cannot make huge adjustments to your request after I have begun painting. Your review of the’ rough’ (only if a rough is included in the description) will be for you to point out any minor adjustments that I need to make. ‘Minor adjustments’ refers to small changes such as tweaking facial features, or removing a lock of hair.
• Time till completion is stated as ‘the ready to dispatch’ time in the listing, which is counted from payment clearing and receival of requested details. If you need it sooner, let me know and maybe I can fiddle with my schedule a bit!
• PLEASE NOTE- I cannot begin painting until I receive the necessary details and the photo(s), and your payment clears. Please understand that it just helps to get everything in order from the beginning!
• With the subject’s permission the piece might be used for future advertising of my work. The piece will not be duplicated for re-sale, it’s a one-off!
• I will not knowingly work from a copyrighted photograph without permission. I would be happy to review any images and answer any questions before ordering.

Item colours may vary slightly from your computer screen. I try to take accurate photographs, and I'm working on my photography skills :)

Please request a VAT receipt if you need one.
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Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years (required to comply with Dutch tax authority (Belastingdient).

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Laura Carter, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at illustrator.laura [!at] Alternately, you can write to me at:
Laura Carter
Laura Carter Illustration
Geldropseweg 93A, 5611 SE, Eindhoven, N.L.