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

Cawston Press Radiant Roots

Jolly excited to share a new project I’ve been working on with you! Cawston Press make the scrummiest fruit and vegetable pressed juices using only natural ingredients. If you haven’t tried them yet… you need to! You can find them here. Here’s a fabulously fruity papercut illustration I made! 🙂

isobel barber cawston press illustration

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New website!

After hours of website-building video tutorial watching, and just the one melt down!… This technophobe is jolly proud to announce that her new website is now live 🙂 You can take a look here!

Isobel Barber


Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone has a wonderful bankholiday weekend x