A slightly late Hoppy Easter!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Here are a few snaps from mine ๐Ÿ™‚










Thanks for stopping by folks! 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 ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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!) ๐Ÿ™‚



  • 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

Valentine Illustration

I have been super busy over the past couple of weeks adding to my portfolio. Not too busy, however, to take some time out to make some Valentines Day themed cupcakes! Any excuse for a good baking session ๐Ÿ™‚ This batch of treats are chocolate and raspberry, one of my personal favourite combos. In keeping with the theme, I also made this little Valentines illustration which I have printed as a card for my man, made using cut and assembled recycled paper.

Isobel Barber Illustration




Happy Valentines Day x