Friday, 29 March 2013

Lovely Panda Mail

Just wanted to shared with you some beautiful messages I recently received,  emails like this make everything worthwhile. Whenever I feel a bit down because I've lost a liker, cut for 18 hours straight or get a troll on the page I'll read this over again xx

                                       This is Ella. She's one of the smaller Panda followers.
Her mum asked me for 'the biggest and best Alice cut there can possibly be' and this is Ella holding it. Isn't she lovely? Thank you for the lovely photo, Ella! Hugs from Panda xxx

A lovely lady called Steph just sent me this photo. She confesses to a Panda addiction and says 
'Thank goodness I've given lots away as presents!' there's been even more!! Thank you for feeding me, Steph ;)

"I just wanted to send you a big thank you for all your fabulous work and your generosity. I've attached a picture of my dining room wall which thanks to you is looking totally awesome! (picture isn't very good but trust me it looks fab in real life!)
There are Panda prints, panda kit cuts, even a kit cut that hubby did for me for Valentines Day as a surprise. And also two of my cuts which I am incredibly proud of that I have designed and cut myself. And all of this awesomeness came from one place - YOU! Thank you so so much for giving me the courage to try something new and to percievere with it. And thank you for making homes all across the UK (and probably the world) awesome.
Every cut/print we have means something - these are only a taste of them we are also lucky enough to have two Panda originals but they have pride of place in other rooms. You are providing us with unique ways to remember and celebrate special moments in our lives and I'll never be able to thank you enough. I'm not sure if you'll remember but you designed a cut to include our two angel babies and its such a beautiful piece of art and I look at it everyday and remember. Things like that are priceless xx xx"

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Eat Me Drink Me!

Another Alice In Wonderland Inspired piece work from me this week, not that its my fav or anything :D
"Eat Me Drink Me"
Large size hand drawn/cut original papercut. Fully framed in an 18x15" gothic style frame and very much sold but prints will be coming so & i'll let you know when they are ready!!

Terrible photograph (roll on Summer and light nights!!) but thought I'd pop it on here tonight in case anyone would like to buy it before it goes on Etsy tomorrow with better photos (can't have rubbish photos on Etsy y'know, they are veeery posh, hee hee...)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Chasing the rabbit.......

Dedication is a Friday night spent on the last push of a massive A3 piece with my arm in cling film after 7 hours in the tattoo chair yesterday...that is paper love...and it hurts.
Thank you all for your lovely messages and  wonderful support with the my new blog, I hope you keep coming back to see what I get up to :D

This is why my right arm is covered in cling film. It's a continuation of my white rabbit and covers my forearm. Yes, it hurts, yes my arm looks like a balloon. I'm paper cutting a massive Tea Party right now and saying 'owchie' every 2 minutes.
The real world sucks, so I made my own ;)
Gotta love Alice!

The design I'm cutting is the same as the one from my new china cup range

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Alice In Wonderland Discount

To celebrate starting my new blog and all things Alice in Wonderland (which seems to be the theme of my life at the moment) I've decided to give you 10% off anything Alice- themed from my Etsy shop tonight PLUS one person that purchases a Wonderland piece this evening will recieve this fabulously huge, framed Tea Party laser cut as well as their order!
Thought you'd like that ;)

So, included in the offer tonight is the 'Jabberwocky' print, 'Tea Party' prints in both peach or black, A5 'Alice & The Caterpillar', A4 'Alice & The Caterpillar' and of course the new fabulous china cups.Limited stock on these items so it's first come, first served peeps. Pop the code WELOVEALICE in at the checkout to recieve your 10% discount....I'll also be throwing in 5 free prints randomly into parcels, sweee! Good luck!

Click on the picture below and you'll be taken to my Etsy shop x

Paper Panda Does Blogland

This is so very exciting to be hitting blogland with Paper Panda :D Not everyone is a fan of facebook so the Panda team figured blogging had to be done and that way I could share with everyone!

I sit in a little cottage in Stow on the Wold cutting paper all day, every day. Its a nice life!
From this comfy swivel chair overlooking the bird table in the garden. I also guide the Panda Trainees who purchased a kit and also have a facebook page and Etsy shop to keep interesting and fully stocked

You can also find more of my work available for sale at my

Just to add some detail behind the business, the nuts and bolts that help make Paper Panda it what it is :D

Handmade VS High Street?
When you buy from Paper Panda...
I sit in my converted dining room packaging up your Etsy purchases...and of course cutting a few bits and bobs too ;)
A nice man called Pete makes the prints, his first baby is going to be born soon.
Louise (2) answers a lot of your emails and handles admin. Louise is a WAHM and is a lovely lady, giving me more time to make cuts.
Geraldine is just learning the ropes and is also a WAHM. She's trying to get Twitter to work for me and also will be on email soon.
Both ladies are so lovely!
Dave lives in Wales and makes about 80 - 100 Panda frames a month by hand. He must have a few splinters by now...
Becky recieves half the money from each pendant sale as she makes the resin part of it. She's a young lass, just starting in the handmade world and is doing brilliantly. I'm glad she contacted me for a collaboration last year.
Rebecca is the silversmith of the group. She has her own page, but I'm happy to contribute to her empire by purchasing all my handmade silver bits from her.
There's a guy called John who has run a family porcelain making business for many years. He has been included in the fold recently making amazing pieces for the next PP range. I hope his Aunt gets better soon.
Gill & Alan sit at home making my little silver engraved tags for the front of my frames, each of them by hand. When I run out they really pull out all the stops to get me some more the next day.
Lucy is currently making some cards for me to sell. She's a WAHM too and is pregnant with child number 4 (nutter!).
A lady called Jenny is up in Edinburgh seeing if a laser cutter can cope with my designs. Good luck Jenny!
Even my stickers are made by a couple who work from home!

Know that if you buy from Paper Panda all these people and MANY MORE are benefitting. I ALWAYS buy handmade where possible, supporting families and small UK businesses.

Panda xx