I'm Heidi and I'm totally addicted to paper and chief scalpel wielder at Handmade by H! (Actually I'm the only scalpel wielder here but chief sounded better!)
I design and hand cut paper pretties for an ever growing range of occasions. Lots of my cuts can be personalised too.
If you're looking for a gift to knock Aunty Jan's socks off to celebrate her 40th wedding anniversary, a miniature pick me up for you bestie or a gift for your brother's shiny new baby, you have come to the right place!
If you're anything like me, you'd love a nose behind the scenes so to speak...
I'm still Heidi, I'm 33 no actually I'm 34 ( I just had to check with my hubby, there's no hope!) and I live in beautiful North Wales, 2 minutes from the seaside one way and 2 minutes from the countryside the other way. I've lived here all my life and find it fantastic inspiration for all my work.
We've got 3 children who are 11, 8 and 5, I've been married to Andy for nearly 12 years and we have 1 fur baby, a crazy grey cat called Pip
I started cutting around 5 years ago when my hubby bought me a papercutting kit. I absolutely loved it from the minute I started and have cut pretty much everyday since then. At the beginning it wasn't even on my radar that one day I'd have a business, I just loved doing it as a hobby. I started making gifts for friends and family and then people started wanting to give me money for them and encouraging me to set up my business. By then I had been cutting for almost a year, nurturing my skill and I thought why not and went for it and the rest as they say is history!
I aim for perfection (as much that is physically possible while hand cutting) with every cut I make. Most of the listings on here have close up photos so you can see for yourself how neat my work is. I have lots of 5 star reviews on my facebook page if you'd like to have a read.
All the paper I use is acid free and I have (probably) one of the most extensive ranges of paper you'll find, for you to choose your own backing colour from and my frames are all solid wood
My hubby is my chief mount cutter, my Mum and Dad are the best for supplying extra childcare when I need it and my 10 year son is fab at adding up my columns in my accounts book. He is in training to take over my whole accounts one day! (He, he, I hope!)
Apart from my little helpers, I take care of every other aspect of running a small business. Finding that precious life/work balance is tough and sometimes it can consume my life and steal my sleep but I think I manage to pull it off most of the time. I get to pick my children up from school everyday, I never miss any special events of theirs and they are the absolute reason I do this and the bonus bit...I happen to absolutely love it!
I'm constantly adding new designs and I'm always open to new ideas/occasions. I have to keep the options simple here but lots of my cuts can be changed slightly and extra colours can be added. All you have to do is pop me a message on my contact page and I'll be happy to help.