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Welcome to Cardtoons

Discover the Cardtoons calendar range

2021 calendars

Our range of calendars has never been bigger! Several sizes available, featuring great photography and artwork at a great price!

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Discover the Cardtoons tea towel range

Tea towels

Our range of 100% cotton tea towels, all made in England feature stunning imagery from our Landmark, Country Comicals and Lap Map ranges.

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Country Comicals at Cardtoons

Country Comicals

Country Comicals is a popular range of colourful and humorous watercolours by artist Linda Birkinshaw, influenced by life in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Northern Views watercolours at Cardtoons

Northern Views

Northern Views is a range of watercolours from the North of England, including the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumbria by artist Barry Claughton.

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Lap Maps at Cardtoons

Lap Maps

Lap Maps is a fun, quirky, entertaining and easy to use range of maps, for visitors, walkers, cyclists and more. Lap maps also feature across a range of tea towels, coasters and tablemats.

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Popular products

Chasing tails coaster - from the Country Comicals range

Chasing tails coaster


From the Country Comicals range

Lake District Visitor's Lap Map - from the Lap Maps range

Lake District Visitor's Lap Map


From the Lap Maps range

Chasing tails tablemat - from the Tablemats range

Chasing tails tablemat


From the Country Comicals range

Bassenthwaite postcard - from the Wide Horizons range

Bassenthwaite postcard


From the Wide Horizons range

Welcome to Cardtoons Publications

Cardtoons Publications is a Lake District based company designing, publishing and distributing gift products including notable ranges Country Comicals, Lap Maps, Northern Views, Sheepy Things. Our ranges include coasters, tablemats, tea towels, jigsaws, calendars, diaries, chopping boards, art prints, greetings cards, keyrings, postcards and more.

Cardtoons launched in 1985 producing cartoon postcards by renowned Lake District cartoonist Colin Shelbourn. We are proud to say that we are still printing postcards over 30 years later, one of the few postcard manufacturers left! Our photographic gifts feature images by well-known photographers including Val Corbett, David Tarn, Steve Barber, Alex Black, V.K. Guy and others.

We have a large number of stockists across Northern England and the Scottish Borders and sell direct through this website, Amazon and Ebay.We are always looking for new stockists and if you're interested please take a look at our Trade pages, where you can easily register for a trade account in order to purchase online.

Unusual and entertaining, products are manufactured in the UK and unique to Cardtoons. We also undertake bespoke work, producing exclusive postcards and gifts. Please contact us for details.