A slightly late Hoppy Easter!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Here are a few snaps from mine 🙂










Thanks for stopping by folks! x


National Puppy Day & my Papercut Pet Portraits!

I’ve not the foggiest where all these National Days come from… But I was definitely going to jump onboard with this one!… Yesterday was National Puppy Day! So, I wanted to share with you some of the personalised pooch portraits I’ve snipped up recently. These are available from notonthehighstreet and are one of my absolute favourite commissions! When an order for one of these comes through, I simply contact the customer for a couple of detailed photographs of their pup and away I go! (Slightly bias) but I think these make just the sweetest, most thoughtful personalised gift for anyone with a pampered pet! I can also add pet names or their favourite toy into the picture for that extra personalised touch. If you’d like a custom portrait of your pet, you can order one here. (I have also done ponies and cats, so don’t be shy to hit me with anything outside the box!)

Isobel Barber paper cutting custom pet portrait


Isobel Barber pet portrait Spaniel puppy notonthehighstreet


Isobel Barber custom papercut pet portrait Spaniel dog


Isobel barber paper cutting personalised pet portrait Labrador


Isobel Barber paper cutting dog portrait Dachshund


Isobel Barber papercut personalised pet chihuahua puppy


Have a great day x

Kate Spade x Magnolia Bakery 3D Papercut Patisserie

I’m super excited to share this personal project with you all! Kate Spade and Magnolia Bakery have collaborated to create a limited-edition collection of totes, bags, and clutches inspired by the iconic Manhattan cake shop. KS handbags and cupcakes… This was only ever going to be a recipe for amazingness! I’ve been meaning to add some more three-dimensional work to my portfolio… so here it is! I’ve called the little paper patisserie ‘Cake Spade’ (get it?!) Can you spot the scrummy cross-body cupcake bag in the window?!


Isobel Barber paper cutting Kate Spade patisserie

Isobel Barber illustration paper Kate Spade patisserie


Isobel Barber kate spade x magnolia bakery papercut patisserie


Isobel Barber papercut patisserie kate spade cupcake handbag



kate spade magnolia bakery cupcake clutch


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! x

Who needs the 1st January to start a new resolution!…

Mine is going to start today! My resolution is to update my blog twice a week so I can share with you not just new work and projects I have completed, but also little snippets of my everyday life! Insights into what inspires and motivates me, behind the scenes photos of projects in the making, glimpses of the scrawled ideas I map out in my sketchbook and the everyday adventures and studio life of a paper cutting illustrator. I’d love for you to join me on my journey! You can follow by clicking the ‘Follow Blog via email’ button  to the right.

So, I shall start by introducing another of my passions… Baking! Not baking as many of you will know and enjoy. I like to healthy bake! The sort of baking that doesn’t involve a single gram of butter or refined sugar, but tastes like a sweet dream! I knock a batch of these healthy flapjacks up once, if not twice, a week. You can find the recipe below. Thank me later 🙂


Flapjacks healthy lifestyle blog


cath kinston radio whilst healthy baking lifestyle blog



4 large bananas

500g nuts of your choice (I usually use a bag of mixed, but whatever you prefer works!)

100g of raisins/sultanas

Tablespoon of cinnamon

Tablespoon of mixed spice

250g of oats

A radio tuned in to BBC R2 (preferably on a Sunday morn so you can catch Steve Wright’s Sunday morning love songs!) 🙂



  • Mash the bananas
  • Roughly chop the nuts and add to the mashed bananas
  • Add sultanas, spices and oats.
  • Shmoosh together until well combined
  • Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and grease with coconut/olive oil
  • Add mixture to tray, flatten and bake at 200 degrees C for twenty minutes
  • Allow to cool and then slice into snack size portions

Et voila! Thanks for stopping by! X

*NEW* Noah’s Ark personalised new baby print on Notonthehighstreet!

Brand new print up on my notonthehighstreet storefront! The perfect personalised print to mark the birth or christening of a relative or friends little bundle of joy! The print comes personalised with the little ones name and date of birth, a custom gift to be treasured forever. You can order yours here!

Isobel Barber papercut new baby print notonthehighstreet

Isobel Barber notonthehighstreet papercut illustration

new baby notonthehighstreet papercut print

Thanks for stopping by! x