Puns, plants and animals - quirky art and puns

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5,814 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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Last updated on Jan 7, 2022

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About TheCuriousCactus

Sales 5,814
On Etsy since 2015

Quirky puns and whimsical art to bring you joy!

The Curious Cactus is a quirky collection of artwork and illustration based products all with a whimsical and light hearted twist.

As an engineer who has always had an interest in art and design, Lydia created The Curious Cactus as a creative outlet to bring a little whimsical joy to other people. She has a passion for sustainability and channels this into The Curious Cactus brand, with the use of recycled and locally made materials where available.

Everyone deserves a something whimsical, quirky and punny, that is what The Curious Cactus is all about.

Check out @thecuriouscactus on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with projects, specials, markets and behind the scenes peaks!

Shop members

  • Lydia

    Owner, Crazy Cactus Lady, Creator

    Lydia is an engineer by trade, currently living in Edinburgh, collecting house plants and cacti, and all things punny. She designs, makes, tests and packages everything The Curious Cactus sells!

Production partners

  • A Print Shop

    Market Harborough, England

    A print shop takes my designs and prints them onto recycled paper and creates notepads for me.

  • HarperCollins Publishers

    United Kingdom

    UK Book Publisher

  • A Print Shop

    United Kingdom

    A printer takes my designs and prints them for me on recycled cardstock.

  • Sticker Printer

    United States

    A digital printer who takes my artwork and turns it into stickers.

  • Sticker Printer

    United Kingdom

    This sticker printer takes my artwork and prints it as stickers.

  • Digital textile printer

    Scotland, United Kingdom

    Local digital printer who prints my work on textiles.

  • Mug Printer

    United Kingdom

    My mug printer takes my original artwork and prints them digitally on ceramic mugs.

  • Sticker Printer

    United Kingdom

    A printer who print and cut my stickers on eco friendly paper.

  • Laser Cutting Manufacturer

    United Kingdom

    Laser cutting manufacturer providing digital print services and laser cutting.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 22, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes I can do custom orders! Please send me a message and we'll see what I can do. Please note that I require full payment for an order before I will start work on it, unless otherwise agreed.

Wholesale availability

The Curious Cactus will sell wholesale, please contact us if you would like to see our wholesale catalogue. Message us on Etsy or email us at


Please let me know if you would like a specific quote for multiple item, international or express shipping and I can set you up a custom listing.

Please note that the “postage” fees include the cost of packaging your item/s for safe travel! I package plastic free, using reused, recycled, recyclable and biodegradable materials where possible (in that preference order).

International Shipping

Please note that The Curious Cactus is located in Edinburgh, UK. While I endeavour to provide you with accurate shipping estimates, please note that shipping from the UK to international destinations can take several weeks, depending largely on your local customs processing times, as well as local postal services at both ends. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Buyers are responsible for any customs fees and local taxes.

Approximate shipping times are a guide only, they do not include customs or sorting delays, or delays due to extreme weather, strikes etc.

Recycled with Love

Recycled paper has little flecks and marks as part of the process - naturally, items printed on recycled paper will have these little individual quirks.

Care instructions

The Curious Cactus does not accept any liability for the misuse of any products that may cause harm.