Friday, 17 February 2017

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you...

You may have seen on our Facebook page a few new posts in the our new getting to know you series.We are using this to spotlight our guest artists. We've sent them all some questions to answer.

I've left a blank copy of the questions at the bottom, feel free to answer them in the comments!

Here's a round up of those featured so far and a selection on answers across the board.

Lee-Ann of Not Just Paper Boutique.

3. If you could create any celebrity using your chosen craft, who would it be?
Oooh, Tom Hardy for sure! Life sized, too, and I'd hang the Paper Tom Hardy in the hallway so I could see him every day. You'd all be more than welcome to come over and stroke his papery face..

Marnie of Marnie Makes!

5. Would you eat a spider for £100? Nope . Really, really nope. Unless it was made of jelly ? Would it be made of jelly?

Sue Mclearie

15. Is there anything else we should know?
I have conversations with my creations as I work and they are always mischevious. In my wibbly, wobbly world, they are quite real!

Rebecka Hathaway!

15. Is there anything else we should know?
You are never too old to start to live your dreams. But you have to start.

Emily Caton of Odd Hearts, also known as The Emily
- of Paper Panda admin fame.

10. Describe something that has happened to you that doesn't have an explanation. < *What kind of question is this?
*10a. Who is your weird celebrity crush? Hugh Laurie.

Here is a full list of questions!

1. If you had £5 what would you spend it on?
2. What was the last lie you told?
3. If you could create any celebrity using your chosen craft, who would it be?

4. What's the best compliment you have ever received?
5. Would you eat a spider for £100?
6. What question do you hate to answer?
7. Where were you four hours ago?
8. What is your favourite album to create to?
9. What habit would you like to break?
10. Describe something that has happened to you that doesn't have an explanation.
11. Are you still learning who you are?
12. What inspires you the most?
13. What do you answer when someone asks you what you do for a living?
14. If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
15. Is there anything else we should know?

Friday, 10 February 2017

What do I do in my spare time....?

For years I've never been able to answer the question 'What do you do with your spare time?' because I've always just been too busy working.
I seem to have recently found a hobby in embroidery. I've never made anything just for me before and it's wonderfully refreshing to just create something with no pressure to make it for someone else.
I started in January doing the #1yearofstitches project wh
ere you add at least a stitch per day to your hoop, a bit like a diary. Well I finished my 'year' in three weeks, it was so addicting! I purposely didn't look up stitches or techniques because I didn't want to feel overwhelmed or inadequate but just ploughed into it, making it up as I went along, freestyling. SO ENJOYABLE!
So now, well, it had to be a hare as my first real project, didn't it?
So if you see the midnight oil burning at Panda Barn you know there's little animals being created with a thousand tiny stitches...

Friday, 3 February 2017

Exciting collaboration!

Emily and I have been busy on our new collaboration! She uses her magical shiny calligraphy skills to add the golden text,
then I add a sketch of our favourite Woodland Friends.
What do you think?

Friday, 20 January 2017

New Templates, Sale and We're moving! Whew!

Have you seen the updated sale section of the store lately?

We're hosting an amazing digital DIY template sale and many templates are just £1. These two new designs can also be found there for a limited time!

You can find the sale here! 

Just a little notice to remind you all that PPHQ is upping sticks and moving this week.

Obviously we will try and aim to keep the disruption as little as possible but please be advised there may be a little delay in getting some orders out! Thank you!

Friday, 30 December 2016

2016 - the happy and sad.

2016 - the happy and sad.
Here's a compilation of all my tribute sketches this year.
For each sad sketch, I've also listed a good thing that happened in 2016.
Here's to 2017! 

David Bowie

Pandas are no longer considered an endangered species

Alan Rickman 

Leonardo Dicaprio finally won an Oscar

Bombings in Brussels

Andy Murray won Men's Singles at Wimbledon

Ronnie Corbett

Tim Peake completed his mission and came back safely from space


The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday

Muhammad Ali

The number of tigers in the wild has risen for the first time in a century

Orlando nightclub shootings 

Pokemon Go got me outside in the fresh air catching 'em all

Racial abuse of immigrants

Volunteers in India planted 50 million trees in one day

Roy (my kitty) passed away

After Roy's passing, God the kitten came into my life

Terrorist attack in Nice 

The Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter

Gene Wilder

Money raised from last year's Ice Bucket Challenge
brought us one step closer to a cure for ALS

Remembrance Day

Paper Panda's Guide To Papercutting was published

George Michael

Leicester City won the Premier League against 5000-1 odds

Carrie Fisher 

A solar powered plane completed its journey around the world

Richard Adams 

Team GB came second in the Olympics medal table

Monday, 19 December 2016

And The Winner Is...

The winner of our festive treat giveaway for an Exclusive Christmas Awesome Box is.....


Congratulations!! Please contact us with your postal address!

Many thanks, as always, for all your entries! Looking forward to the next one! 

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, 16 December 2016

Festive Giveaway!

We have a Festive treat to giveaway. Mrs P has found an Exclusive Christmas Awesome box down the back of the sofa! Huzzah! Jam packed full of goodies and full of festive cheer, it's guaranteed get you in the Christmas spirit! Head over to the post on Facebook here to enter.

Just hit that 'like' button and leave us a comment and this gorgeous festive treat could be yours!  

1 Lucky winner!
Winner will be announced here on the blog at 3pm Monday 19th December 2016!

Closing date for entries will be 3:00pm GMT on 17th December 2016. The prize is a Special Exclusive Christmas Awesome Box!; no cash alternative will be offered. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or any other Social Network.