Penguin, panda and cat cards, prints & gifts.

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Announcement    Funny penguin, cat and panda cards, prints, mugs, coasters, notebooks, wrapping paper and other gifts with my original designs.


Last updated on Jan 6, 2023

Funny penguin, cat and panda cards, prints, mugs, coasters, notebooks, wrapping paper and other gifts with my original designs.


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Ruth Mutch

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Ruth Mutch


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About penguinparadeshop

Sales 6,533
On Etsy since 2013

Penguins, penguins and more penguins!

I started drawing to communicate how I experience the world with autism. Being autistic, I am very passionate about certain subjects - my 'special interests'. One of my special interests is penguins - I think they are very cute and funny - and another is drawing, so what I love most is drawing penguins and making people smile!

My way of creating my artwork is to draw out everything in black felt pens and fineliners, scan it into my computer, edit it and then add colour using Adobe Photoshop. I also colour in the originals using my chameleon pens, but I prefer adding colour using my computer because then I have a much larger range of colours to chose from and everything is much neater! I am a bit of a perfectionist.

I also draw a character called Aspen, who is a cartoon version of me. I use her to raise awareness of autism and she has been featured in an e-learning module teaching local council staff about autism which was a finalist in The Glasgow Flourish Awards.

My work has been shown in many exhibitions at Project Ability in Glasgow (which is an art project for people with disabilities and mental health conditions) which I attend and the Gallery on the Corner in Edinburgh. I have made and sold several booklets featuring Aspen, two about metaphors and one about how I experience the world with autism. My Mum sells my cards and gifts at local craft fairs in Edinburgh where she lives and to independent shops and galleries. I rely on my Mum to run my business as I have a long term health condition in addition to my autism which means I am often unwell. This also allows me to concentrate on my artwork, so we make a good team!

In July 2013 I was a finalist in the 2D category of a national competition called 'Create! Art for Autism'. The competition is open to anyone aged 11 - 25 with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. (
In 2015 I was runner up in The National Autistic Society Art Competition and runner up in The Hershley Group Art Competition.
I have also illustrated a children's book called 'Vera McLuckie and the Daydream club' by Jane Evans which is about children with differences and of course features penguins!
The highlight of last year was my own solo exhibition and this year I was chosen to paint one of the 80 penguin sculptures for Maggie's Penguin Parade in Dundee.

I have a facebook page - where you can see my latest drawings and a website Instagram @penguinparadeshop
Thank you for reading my page and visiting my shop. I hope I have made you smile :)

Shop members

  • Ruth Mutch

    Owner, Designer, Illustrator, Doodler And Animator

  • Kirsten Mutch

    Shipper, Marketer, Customer Service

Production partners

  • Artcuts

    Godstone, England

    This company provide me with the base wooden shapes which I then paint and decorate.

  • Awesome Merchandise

    United Kingdom

    I design the badges myself and Awesome Merchandise print them for me. I then put them into packaging designed myself.

  • Doricmor Ltd - an art printing company

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    I chose Doricmor Ltd to print my designs onto cards as they can produce better quality printing than my home printer. They specialise in printing fine art for artists onto card and mugs. They are a small local company and we have a good relationship.

  • A printing company

    Leeds, England

    This printing company take my design and print it onto material to make into multifunctional headwear.

  • A jigsaw printing company

    Stafford, England

    Take my design and print it onto a jigsaw.

  • Instantprint

    Rotherham, England

    This printer prints my designs onto FSC paper and makes them into calendars.

  • a fabric manufacturing company

    Accrington, England

    This company prints my own design onto fabric for me.

  • A printing company

    London, England

    This print company print my design and make it into a notepad. I don't have the equipment to do this myself.


    London, England

    My own designs have been professionally printed by this printing company into a book for me.

  • Ravensburger


    Europe's leading jigsaw specialist

  • Saxoprint

    London, England

    This printing company print my bulk Christmas cards that I've designed myself to make it viable to sell them in packs.

  • a sock manufacturer


    This production partner has taken my design and knitted it into socks for me as I don't have the ability to do this myself.

  • Southfield Stationers - printing company

    Dalkeith, Scotland

    We chose Southfield to print my designs onto coasters and notebooks as they are a small local company who specialise in working with artists to produce high quality products with their designs on.

  • A printing company

    England, United Kingdom

    Print my design onto wrapping paper.

  • Zap Creative

    Thornaby, England

    This company print our own designs onto wood and laser cut them out for us as we do not have the equipment to do this ourselves. We then make them into keyrings.

  • A printing company

    Fareham, England

    Zippi put my original designs onto coasters for me.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to the Penguin Parade shop! I hope you enjoy looking around :)

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 2 hours of purchase


I accept Paypal and will ship your order when Paypal sends me receipt of your payment. I now accept credit cards too.

Please note that if payment via Paypal is not received within 3 days after the order is placed then I will re-list the item.


UK: Once posted delivery takes - Royal Mail First Class takes 1 - 2 days
International: Royal Mail Standard Airmail
(3 - 5 working days to Europe)** (5 -7 working days to USA)
All items except prints will be posted within 2 days. Prints within 3 days.
Please order by these dates to hopefully receive in time for Christmas. I can still post orders received after these dates but they may not arrive in time. NB I cannot guarantee the arrival time due to demand on postal service at this time of year and being sent International standard which is not a guaranteed time service.
UK - 17th Dec
Europe & USA - 10th Dec
Rest of the World - 3rd Dec
Unmounted A3 prints will be sent in an extra strong postal tube. (option in a flat box in UK)
Mounted and framed prints will be sent in a suitable parcel box.

A3 Prints will be posted by Royal Mail (tracked) International and will have the relevant custom form attached. I will give you the tracking number with the dispatch notification. You are responsible for any custom charges in your own country.
Unmounted A4 prints will be sent in a hard backed envelope with cellophane and mount board to prevent bending and damage.
They will be posted 1st class in UK or Standard Airmail elsewhere. (5 - 7 working days to USA)
**Custom form will be attached if required. You are responsible for any custom charges in your own country.**

If you live in Edinburgh I may be able to deliver to save postage and time depending on where you live. Please message me to find out if this is possible.

Additional policies and FAQs

All my designs are copyright © Ruth Mutch, 2013 - 2018
Please respect my original work and do not copy my designs.

If you would like a custom design then please contact me to discuss what you would like. You can email me at info [!at] or send me a message.
Custom orders will obviously take longer and will be priced on an individual basis.

Bulk orders - If you are interested in a bulk order please contact me for discounted prices.

RETAILERS please enquire for my wholesale prices and terms. Message me or email info [!at]


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Last updated on May 10, 2022

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We do wholesale :) Please email us at for a link to our brochure.