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It’s that time of year!

October 24th, 2013 No comments

Here’s my new Christmas 2013 card. It’s based around my favourite Christmas song. To me, the story of the lyrics makes it even better.

As you can see, I’ve been paper-cutting again. The front of the card is my own papercut design:

Hope you like it. It’ll go on sale tomorrow. Talking of sales, I’m having another one at the house on Sunday. 2 hours only. Posters will be less than half price. Christmas cards 50% off. Come and say hello and have a browse if you can 🙂


I’m having an I Love Mayo sale. Really, really cheap stuff for 2 hours only.

July 27th, 2013 No comments

All of my products will be included while stocks last.  Here we are if you don’t know where to find us.


I can’t stop!

February 9th, 2012 2 comments

Book Cover

I’ve produced a book cover for my friend’s wonderful book. You can read some excerpts on her site. I’m now working on another paper cut on a topic very close to my heart.


At it again…

January 27th, 2012 5 comments

Paper-cutting that is. I really enjoyed this one. I love to get to grips with my scalpel.  I’ve made a header for my friend The Glutton’s blog. To celebrate, she is giving away one of my Aw Go On… posters. All you need to do is leave a comment on the blog. Today is the last day for entries.


A bit rude!

January 8th, 2012 No comments

My Brazilian Twitter friend @rejaneborges works at Obvious Mag. A great site that features all kinds of interesting stories, often arts and culture related. She was kind enough to feature some of my work. Here’s the story:

I was telling Al about it and he was asking me what it actually said. I speak Spanish but not Portugese and so, wasn’t exactly sure. He was quiet for a while but then started bawling with laughter. He had decided to use Google Chrome’s translator. I had never tried that. I didn’t even know such a thing existed. This is what it said:



A first (and perhaps last) for I Love Mayo

December 5th, 2011 No comments

I decided to take I Love Mayo on the road and participate in an OpenFair. This one took place at the Traveler’s Friend in Castlebar. I went to a huge amount of effort getting stock together for this and so was disappointed when I arrived to discover that I had a tiny space to fill… half a table, even though I was amongst the first to book my place. Still the OpenFair concept is a good one and taking part is free. It was an interesting exercise and it was great that Al was able to provide a lot of help and some very kind friends called in to support us. There were lots of great little businesses there and it was useful from a networking point of view. That wasn’t why I attended however, and I won’t be doing an Open Fair again. The event wasn’t really marketed, infact, there wasn’t even a proper sign outside. A shame and a missed opportunity for us all.

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Spread the love.

November 20th, 2011 No comments

I’m reducing  the price of my two big posters for Christmas. They make great gifts from Ireland, especially as they are easily and cheaply posted in a tube. I’ve reduced the price from 35 to 22 Euro… not bad eh?  My other prints are smaller so also easy to post in a board backed envelope. All on my I Love Mayo site or from if you want to look at a larger range of lovely stuff.

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New poster

May 19th, 2011 No comments
Framed pic

My Ireland Map in it's new frame

I asked my Facebook friends what colour my Ireland paper-cut map should be. Everyone seems to love this duck-egg blue-ish colour. It seems to visit in with many people’s colour schemes today. The printed poster is large, 50 x 70 cm and fits into a ready made IKEA frame like this one. I’m really pleased with it. The photo is a bit blurred but there’s load of lovely detail and, unlike many maps you see these days, even though it’s a paper-cut it’s more geographically correct than most and has all county borders on it if you look closely.


Papercut Map

April 13th, 2011 No comments
papercut map

My original papercut map, held up at the kitchen window

I really enjoyed making my the papercuts for my recent Christmas cards. So much so that I was itching to get hold of my scalpel again. I wanted to really challenge myself this time and I did. I spent a week or so earlier this year, creating a map for a brochure for our local tourist organisation. I love maps, all of those crinkles and so thought it would be fun to combine paper cutting and maps.

It took me a long time to produce this artwork, a few hours a day for a month or so. I’m going to have my artwork scanned and make some posters. I’ve asked my friends on my I Love Mayo Facebook page what colour my prints should be. That reminds me, please ‘like’ my I Love Mayo Facebook page!


Quick catch up…

February 15th, 2011 4 comments

In list form…

Were snowed in for a week, ie. we couldn’t get out of our drive.

Our place in the snow

Fridge stopped working because it was too cold in the kitchen. Who knew such a thing could happen??

Our place in the snow

Frozen water pipes and gas regulator. Poor Al spent hours outside with the hairdryer.

Our place in the snow
We had a lovely quiet Christmas and New Year.

Our place in the snow

Here’s Trudi, decorated for Christmas:

Trudi with her Christmas present. A squeaky rubber chicken dressed as a banker.

Al went to Vienna for his work Christmas party and brought back some macaroons, sachertorte and a VERY bad cold. What a wonderful gift!

I’ve produced a poster. It’s for sale on my site and on It’s large and fits perfectly into an Ikea frame.

I can tell spring is coming. There are buds everywhere, it’s nearly 6pm now before it’s dark, the daffodils are on their way and the cockerals have started fighting. If you know anyone who would like a cock let me know. (We have 5). Wagner (named after Wagner on the X Factor) is just visible in the picture above.

Anyway, that’s me caught up. It really feels like we have hibernated this winter and in a way, we have! Hope the winter has been kind to you!