Hello and a massive welcome to my design blog about me and the love I have for crafting. I have had a huge passion for all things arty and crafty ever since I can remember. When I was small, I had pots and boxes full of pens, notebooks, paints and brushes. I would come home from the library with books telling me how to have my stationary arranged, how to use my brushes correctly and how to draw ‘things’. After leaving school I spent 4 years studying textile design at art college but it’s only been in the past couple of years that my passion has been massively re-ignited and I’ve come back to my love of paper, glue, stamping, embossing, embellishments etc…! I am utterly obsessed with it now and the direction it has taken me. It gives me a huge happy smile when I think of how my cards and makes have been received in design-land and now a day doesn’t go by when I’m not sketching designs or die-cutting something or trying out an idea. I simply love it.
I have just finished a long stint on the utterly fabulous docrafts Design Team but I still design for their Creativity magazine most months. Docraft ranges are just superb and the quality is always first-class, you can always depend on them for top quality crafting goodies and up-to-date ideas and inspiration.
I have also designed for PaperCrafter magazine which I just love! The projects published each issue are always jam-packed full of elements that will challenge you to think outside the crafting box and I like that, it stops you settling into one style and encourages you to try new ideas. Lucky me is also on the online design team for Cardmaking and Papercrafting magazine. Another truly special magazine that is chock-a-block with makes, projects and inspiration whatever your crafting style. The team there work so hard to put together awesome issue after awesome issue… and I sit and devour it with a cuppa!
So… just to give you some idea of who I am… here I am (cue dodgy photo!):
I live in Surrey and have three fabulous children. Elliot is 17, Daisy is 16 and Katie is 13 and they are the most gorgeous, amazing and funny people but sometimes very frustrating and (very) argumentative too! They would all HATE to have their pics on here so I have been gentle and very kind to them and just popped anonymous pics on.
I live with my other half who is incredibly patient and supportive of my crafting obsession. He is happy to let me hide myself away in the craft room for hours on end, appearing only for a re-fill of tea! There’s also my hairy four-legged-friends which are very over-excited Miniature Dachshund’s. Stanley (on the left) and Syd (on the right) are playful little tikes who make crafting nigh on impossible sometimes!
Thank you for taking the time to pop in and read my blog and for all the lovely comments and feedback you leave. I really do appreciate you taking the time to pop by when we are all so incredibly busy these days. Feel free to leave your blog address so I can pop over to you and say hello back!
I hope you find my cards and makes inspiring and that you’ll pop by again soon!
Thank you for looking… and happy crafting!