Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Family Scene Commission

I've been asked to create a large commission as a surprise anniversary present for a couple, depicting their children and grandchildren.  It's quite a complicated piece, incorporating many different elements.  The challenge on this piece was very much the designing of it.  I've started cutting it and I think it looks like it's going to be ok, thankfully!

Two Turtles

I finished the first Turtle and managed to get another one done as well!  I might even do a third as I enjoyed them so much.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Aborigine-inspired Turtle

I've been watching the TV documentary series about Australian art and I was inspired to take a look at some Aborigine art.  This is my own Aborigine-inspired turtle in progress which I'm really enjoying cutting.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Papercut Paper Lace

Recently I've been looking at a lot of images of vintage lace and have been waiting for a spare day to try and papercut my own paper lace.

Here's my first attempt which I'm fairly pleased with although there's plenty of room for improvement!

I've got some ideas of where I'd like to take this idea, but need to do another sample or two first.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Family Tree Commission - Finished Piece

Here's the finished piece.  I've enjoyed making this piece so much.  Possibly more than any other piece I've made, I really feel this one will be a good old-fashioned family heirloom.  That's a good feeling.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Family Tree

I'm making good progress with the family tree piece.  I'm really enjoying it too.  With this piece I really feel like I'm creating a family heirloom for this particular family and hopefully it will be passed down through generations.  I like to think that anyway!

Here are some work-in-progress pictures.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Family Tree commission

Today I've made a start on my latest commission - a family tree.  I've been sent 14 profile photographs and my task is to put them into a tree, together with a baby in a hanging crib and the family cat.

Here is my initial drawing.  I have decided on the placement of the portraits and now I've got the fun part of drawing in all the leaves, birds, names and any other little critters that take my fancy!  Should be a fun one.

Geese and Gosling commission

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while.  I was away for a month and prior to that I was super busy.

However, I have managed to do a commission for a lovely couple who are having their first baby any day now.  I was commission (in secret!) by the hubby to make the piece as a surprise for  his wife.  When it came to handing it over to him, he couldn't keep it a secret any longer and told his wife all about it.  Thankfully she was over the moon and they absolutely love it.

Here are some work in progress pics and the final piece.

Saturday, 18 May 2013


A month or so ago I held a Giveaway here and on FB.  The winners wanted a G and an S.  So I've made a start on the G - hope to get it finished in a day or so.

I love this stage where it just starts to appear.

C is for Conrad

A lovely commission for a Christening.  The requirement was that it should be blue and have leaves and birds.  The parents of Conrad are apparently both heads of Art Departments at two different schools.  No pressure there then!  Hope they like it!  Here you can see the progress from drawing to final cut.


So I finally managed to finish this big commission and get it all sent off to the US.  As it was so large, I had to send the pieces unmounted with full instructions how to glue it all down!  I hope the lady has managed ok!  Anyway, here's the semi-finished piece.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Giveaway Winners

The randomly generated numbers were 57 and 102.

The lucky winners are:

102 is.... Louise Waters who wants a G


57 is... Angela J Taylor (no relation!!!!) who wants an S


Please message me with your addresses!

Papercut Giveaway Update!

Hello lovely people!

As I've had such a great response, I've decided to draw 2 winners.  Each of your names, plus everyone who's entered on FB, has been added to a numbered list.  At 6pm GMT tonight I will close the Giveaway and use a Random Number Generator to select 2 numbers.  Winners names will be posted both here and on FB at around 6.05pm!  Very exciting!  Good luck everyone.

Suzy x

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Papercut Letter of Your Choice Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone, especially if you've come via Facebook.

As promised, in celebration of reaching over 2000 'Likes', I'm running a papercut giveaway - and this time it's an original, not a print!  Woohoo!

All you have to do is comment either here on this blog post or comment on the FB post with your name and which letter you'd like me to papercut for you if you win.  You can also say why you want that particular letter, or who it's for etc.  Let's make it more interesting!

The winner's name will be randomly drawn on March 31st and you will receive your papercut by end of April at the latest.

The papercut letter will be cut in black and will be approximately 15 cm tall.  My letters are all individually drawn by hand and then cut by hand - so no two are the same.  I usually sell these for around £150-£175 each.

So, please spread the word and good luck!

Suzy x

Saturday, 16 February 2013

"NA ZDROWIE" Cheers! (in Polish)

I've been commissioned to create this Polish phrase for a client in the US.  The brief is to start with a fully cut letter 'N' and then for each successive letter to be gradually less and less cut until the final letter which will be a solid 'E'.  Each letter is approximately 8" tall x 4" wide - so quite a big project.

I'm using Tyvek for the first time in a project.  In case you haven't come across it before, it's a really strong and smooth paper which is virtually untearable.  Often things are packaged in it to protect them.  It's really thin and cuts like butter - so it's great to use as there's no snags or fraying.  I can get all the lovely detail in that I like without worrying.

So far I've done the 'N' and the 'A' and have started drawing out the 'Z'.

Here are the progress photos.