Great (illustrated) Package

Some charming examples of illustrated packaging. Check out my Pinterest for lots more!


Illustrated packaging

Clockwise from top left: Paul & Joe lipstick; Propercorn- Zoe More O’Ferrall Illustrations; Preserves packaging illustrations by Charlotte Trounce; Library of Flowers bubble bath

Illustrated packaging

Clockwise from top left: Klein Constantia Farm honey packaging; Bailey’s Mown Grass candle; Small 19 Anchor Squirrel Cage Filament Bulb Packaging; Mast Brothers chocolate

Happy hump day! x


Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

I am currently working on a ‘British seaside’ themed illustration project. Here’s a Punch & Judy piece that I have just finished. The collection of prints will be available for purchase from my online store shortly in both A4 and A3 sizes 🙂Punch and Judy- Isobel Barber‘Punch and Judy’ Cut and assembled recycled paper

Have a great weekend x

Floral Infatuation

This is a birthday card illustration I have just finished. Made using cut pieces of recycled paper, this design will soon be available for purchase from my online shop… Watch this space! I took the colour inspiration from this wild bunch of blooms that I found on Pinterest.


Wild flowersIsobel Barber

Thanks for stopping by x

Paper & Petal Perfection

These perfectly styled paper & petal creations are some of the inspiring images of Rifle Paper Co‘s first Lookbook ‘In Bloom’. Rifle Paper Co’s founder and creative director, Anna Bond, and Brooklyn based floral designer Amy Merrick collaborated last year to create this absolutely beautiful look book that brings Anna’s illustrations to life. There are no words for how much I love these images. Beautiful blooms and colourful floral illustrations were always going to be a recipe for amazingness!

Rifle Paper Co

Rifle Paper Co

Rifle Paper Co

Rifle Paper Co

Amy Merrick and Rifle Paper Co

Amy merrick and Rifle Paper Co

Happy weekend! x


Barber Family Portrait

For Christmas I made a portrait of my family ‘The Barbers’. I wanted the portrait to capture the families quirks (including my dads classic man habit of refusing to turn the heating on & living in his long johns, coat & wellies INDOORS to compensate!) Both mine and my fiances families live scattered around the country, so I love filling the house with lots of photos of them. My mum (like most) is a sucker for personalised pressies, so she loved her paper cut family print. Once I get my online store up and running over the next couple of months, I will be available to commission for custom family portrait prints. However, in the mean time, if you feel you cannot live without one of these unique portraits in your life then get in touch via any of the methods on my ‘About’ page!


Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Thank you for stopping by x

January Juicing


If anyone else is spending January detoxing after a little Christmas over indulgence, then here’s a pen and watercolour painting to share what fresh produce is in season this month!

Have a super weekend x

Happy Russian Christmas!

Today is the day that Christmas is celebrated in Russia. Merry Christmas to my Russian friends!

Russian Dolls

Pen and watercolour.

Have a lovely evening x