Made in Melbourne

Whimsical Artist Tea Towels & Gifts

Discover unique artist tea towels. Beautiful in the kitchen or to hang on the wall as art!

NEW Design

Melbourne Art Tea Towel

This Melbourne teapot tea towel is the perfect way to add a little whimsy to your kitchen.

Who is The Nonsense Maker?

Established in 2016, The Nonsense Maker is inspired by Melbourne artist Emily May's adventuring alter ego. With the help of her business partner Sidonie the brand has grown into a playful, fun, and whimsical collection of Australian greeting cards, wall art prints, unique gifts, and wedding stationery.

A curious mix of silly and sad imagery, all products start as fine-liner art, are digitally coloured, and printed on ethically sourced bespoke paper. All artworks are designed and made in Melbourne.

Such a fantastic range of bespoke designs that are all beautifully crafted. I love that I can always find a card that feels unique and tailored to the occasion.

Eilish C.

New product

Australian Postcards

Surprise your friends and family with a unique hand illustrated Australian postcard! Too cute to send away? Keep it for yourself as a mini Aussie art print!

The Tale of Mr. Moon (Signed copy)

Hand illustrated children’s book telling the wonderful tale of Mr Moon. Signed by our very own author/illustrator Emily May.

Our Values

Supporting local

When you purchase art from The Nonsense Maker you are supporting small business, promoting Australian artists, and helping two women realise their dreams. We are proudly Australian made and source all our materials from local suppliers and other small businesses in our community.

Quality products

Our greeting cards, unique art prints, and stationery are all made in house by us. We are dedicated to using quality local suppliers who share our values and sustainability goals. By being entirely Australian made we can guarantee quality products and fast dispatch.

Sharing our world

As an artist Emily May has a unique perspective on life, which she playfully expresses in her drawings. Our dream is to share this whimsical world with as many people as we can, in the hope that it brings a little more joy and Nonsense to our lives, one illustration at a time.

Learn more about our values

Greeting Cards Melbourne

Melbourne artist Emily May imagines her quirky Australian birthday cards from a whimsical world where her alter ego The Nonsense Maker was born. Highly detailed, playful and always wonderful, her handmade greeting cards are a unique reflection of her Melbourne childhood.

The Nonsense Maker HQ is based in Brunswick, Melbourne. All of our Australian greeting cards and gift tags are imagined, drawn, and produced in Melbourne and manufactured using all local Australian suppliers. Our two female founders are both Melbourne born and raised, and much of our art print inspiration is drawn from Melbourne's vibrant laneways and many hidden secrets.

We understand greeting cards are usually purchased for a specific occasion so you often need them quick smart! That's why we guarantee 1-2 day dispatch from our Melbourne studio when you buy greeting cards online with The Nonsense Maker.

Can't wait for shipping? Try our click and collect option, or be extra prepared for next time and buy greeting cards in bulk with our buy 5 cards get 1 free bundle deal!

If you love the quirky world of handmade greeting cards by The Nonsense Maker, you might also want to explore our whimsical art prints, unique wedding invitations, artist tea towels, monthly wall calendar and more!