My bank holiday paper cutting cats

This bank holiday weekend has been all about crafting for my Mum and I. Mum's been busy working on a quilted cushion cover while I've been designing and cutting a paper cut commission.

This is a special paper cut for my blogger friend Suzy from Ike's World. A little birdy tells me she's offering 50% off digital stamps in her shop until 10 May so do pop on by!

The only specification for the paper cut is that it had to involve cats, so I tried to get as many into the 15cm x 15cm square as possible.

I'm a little bit nervous showing you this as it's the first time Suzy will have seen it too! Here goes...


A few close-ups too.


We used to have a cat named Molly, so I was thinking about all the poses she used to do to make sure I covered as many as possible!

I got a little mouse, a couple of butterflies and birds, and a few fish bones in there too!
The balls of string were quite tricky, but when paper cutting, you need to make sure that everything is held together somehow, so trails of string seemed perfect.


Suzy, I hope you like it!

The other thing I've been working on this weekend is an exciting project for a guest post for the lovely  Hope and Chances Creativity. Here's a sneaky peek of what's to come, I hope to be able to reveal all very soon!


As you can see, I'm going through a hot pink backing paper phase!

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I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Lamb Around and Manon Popje's Illustrations.

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Clare Willcocks: My bank holiday paper cutting cats

Monday, 5 May 2014

My bank holiday paper cutting cats

This bank holiday weekend has been all about crafting for my Mum and I. Mum's been busy working on a quilted cushion cover while I've been designing and cutting a paper cut commission.

This is a special paper cut for my blogger friend Suzy from Ike's World. A little birdy tells me she's offering 50% off digital stamps in her shop until 10 May so do pop on by!

The only specification for the paper cut is that it had to involve cats, so I tried to get as many into the 15cm x 15cm square as possible.

I'm a little bit nervous showing you this as it's the first time Suzy will have seen it too! Here goes...


A few close-ups too.


We used to have a cat named Molly, so I was thinking about all the poses she used to do to make sure I covered as many as possible!

I got a little mouse, a couple of butterflies and birds, and a few fish bones in there too!
The balls of string were quite tricky, but when paper cutting, you need to make sure that everything is held together somehow, so trails of string seemed perfect.


Suzy, I hope you like it!

The other thing I've been working on this weekend is an exciting project for a guest post for the lovely  Hope and Chances Creativity. Here's a sneaky peek of what's to come, I hope to be able to reveal all very soon!


As you can see, I'm going through a hot pink backing paper phase!

If you'd like to keep up to date with my blog, please follow on Facebook or Twitter, or by using one of the methods top right of this post.

I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Lamb Around and Manon Popje's Illustrations.

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12 Comments:

At 5 May 2014 at 11:29 , Blogger Melissa Kojima said...

Wow! You're amazing. I'm sure she'll love it.

 
At 5 May 2014 at 12:53 , Blogger Ginx Craft said...

Wow. These are amazing. I would really love to learn this craft. I bet you need a steady hand though.

 
At 5 May 2014 at 13:52 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

You are so talented, I'm sure your friend will love it.

 
At 5 May 2014 at 15:06 , Blogger MMm.. said...

Clare, this is really amazing work. I'm with Lucy, so very talented!! :)

 
At 5 May 2014 at 20:19 , Blogger Lilly's Mom said...

The cat design is absolutely stunning. I love cats and the ball of yarn ties them all in together in a wonderful way. Beautiful!

 
At 5 May 2014 at 21:12 , Blogger ike said...

Eeeeeeeeek !!! How totally AWESOME !! :-D This is just perfecto Clare. Better than I had even imagined :-D Bravo !! Thank You so much. I can't wait to get it :-)
Mega Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
At 5 May 2014 at 22:55 , Blogger Handbags by Helen said...

Your work is amazing. I'm always in awe of good paper cutting - you must be soooo patient and steady handed!

 
At 5 May 2014 at 23:48 , Blogger peace of gem said...

Using balls of wool to connect it all together is a fab idea, looks great.

 
At 7 May 2014 at 07:02 , Blogger Elizabeth Dovey said...

Wow that is amazing! The hot pink really sets it off! How do you cut out thoses cats?

 
At 10 May 2014 at 22:54 , Blogger Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Clare, I've found my way here via Christine's blog. Your work is AMAZING! Thank you for the download I will be giving paper cutting a try but fear that my hand won't be steady enough.The cat design is incredible, I am so in awe of your skill.

 
At 11 May 2014 at 07:58 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Hi Maggie, lovely to see you on my little corner of the internet! Thank you for your comment, glad that you'll be having a go at paper cutting, it really is very addictive! Don't give up if control of the knife seems difficult at first, it takes a while to get used to.

 
At 5 June 2014 at 02:31 , Blogger ike said...

Kitties have arrived safe and sound... THANK YOU so much Clare. It's even more amazing in real life :-D :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

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