Penguins and Paperchains: Illustration - Nursery art

London, United Kingdom | 97 Sales


Penguins and Paperchains: Illustration - Nursery art

London, United Kingdom 97 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (29)

Announcement   Hello! Penguins and Paperchains sells nursery art prints and original illustrations by Sally Elizabeth -that's me! My artwork is inspired by wildlife and my adventures around the world.

I hope you enjoy the shop and thank you for stopping by. If you would like to make a request for an illustration, or have seen some of my work elsewhere and an image you like is not yet here on etsy, please feel free to get in touch.


Last updated on May 15, 2018

Hello! Penguins and Paperchains sells nursery art prints and original illustrations by Sally Elizabeth -that's me! My artwork is inspired by wildlife and my adventures around the world.

I hope you enjoy the shop and thank you for stopping by. If you would like to make a request for an illustration, or have seen some of my work elsewhere and an image you like is not yet here on etsy, please feel free to get in touch.

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Why not mix and match your prints now that multiple size options are available?! bearcrocodile
Very excited to share that I now have large prints available in the shop. tada Loads of your favourite illustrations now come in a 12x16” option and can arrive framed or unframed!!
Final night of my flash sale and you can grab this little zebra for just £7!!! Don't miss out!!!
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Who says getting older has to mean growing up...

I can't tell you the exact moment I decided I wanted to be an illustrator. I expect it was there around the age of 9 when my life consisted of "rescuing" any animal that showed its face in our garden, trying to get shop bought eggs to hatch and attempting to become the neighbourhood dog-walker. (My parents wouldn't get me my own puppy and even worse wouldn't get me my own penguin!) 
It always seemed like an unrealistic fantasy; something just for fun and completely separate from whatever I might actually end up doing. 
I was always creative, always making art: entering every drawing competition I could find and I was even frequently told I was quite talented.

As I got older and my passion for all areas of art grew, I took a foundation degree at art school and found myself specialising in illustration. Suddenly I wasn't the little girl whose sweet pictures of her pets seemed charming to all the adults around her anymore. Everyone here was serious. Everyone here had been practicing all their life too. Everyone here wanted their edgy design styles to feature in magazines. I just wanted to draw cuddly animals for children's books. My work got lost and with it so did all of my confidence. 

I faded back towards general fine art and although I was still always crafty and creative whenever I could be, I couldn't settle on any style or media that seemed to suit me. 

Then I went travelling. Packed a bag and set off on my own. Over two years I explored 5 continents and was lucky enough to work up close with some wonderful animals along the way. On my return I began trying to capture the personalities of some of my new furry friends. I realised that I didn't need to compare myself to anyone wanting to be a commercial media illustrator. It is, and always was, perfectly acceptable to want to draw cute cuddly animals for children (and big children at heart). My passion was reignited and 'Penguins and Paperchains' was born. (Named because let's face it; you can go to every continent on Earth and you'll never find a cuter animal than penguins!)

So here I am. Somewhere between the little girl with dirt in her hair and paint on her hands and a real life illustrator. Hoping that some people out there might enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy making them.

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Shop members

  • Sally Elizabeth

    Owner, Illustrator, Creature Cutifier

    The pencil holder behind all of Penguins and Paperchains creations. Currently drawing in London but fantasising about setting off on further adventures; to be inspired by new furry/scaly/feathery friends from distant lands.

Production partners

  • A professional frame company

    Kingston upon Thames, England

    Provides pre made frames to fit my illustrations, I frame and back the illustrations in my studio so they are ready to hang.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 9, 2016
Thank you for visiting Penguins and Paperchains! All of my illustrations have been created with love, inspired by my personal adventures so I hope you enjoy browsing them.
Many of my prints are available in different sizes. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or comments.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All of my prints are created with care and attention using high quality materials. If however, for any reason you are unhappy with the quality of your purchase, please contact me within 14 days and return it in it's packaging within 28 days for a refund.

Due to the nature of some work, I unfortunately cannot accept returns of custom or personalised orders, unless they arrive damaged.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please make payment within 48 hours of purchasing any item.
I make every effort to ship items within 3 days of receiving payment. Please feel free to contact me if you need your item for a specific date and I will try my best to accommodate.

I use Royal Mail 1st class to post within the UK, and Royal Mail International to post abroad. If you would like an additional service such as Royal Mail Signed For or Special Delivery please contact me before payment and I will happily amend the postage cost.

Your art will be carefully packaged in a clear plastic sleeve and supported by stiff board or carefully rolled inside a sturdy tube. Check the item description for details.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you own a shop or business and are interested in selling my prints or having your own artwork designed, please contact me - I am open to wholesale, consignment and work to commissions.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services. 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

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;
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 Sharing and Disclosure
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.

Data Retention
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: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
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 I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud and Dropbox are Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
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.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Sally Abbott, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at penguinsandpaperchains [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:
Sally Abbott, 71 Norbiton Hall, Birkenhead Avenue, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 6RR