All about me!

05/04/19

I thought I’d take some time today and up-date this page.

I feel I have been crafting since school days – sewing, cross stitch, but ‘found’ paper crafting and card making whilst taking a ‘forced’ 6 week off work after a back injury on holiday. Thankfully not serious and no long-lasting problems.

That was more than 12 years ago, and I’ve not looked back……………..(no pun intended)

I stated writing this blog in 2016, and didn’t really get into it, until my sister (Quebec, Canada) mentioned challenges. I needed a reason to make cards so I wasn’t wandering around aimlessly creating. I needed a focus, and inspiration – and the challenges certainly provide me with that.

I then ‘found’ Instagram – Wow! What an amazing place. 🙂

I have been inspired to try many things – how I make cards, from the ‘all in and nothing left out’ versions – to clean and simple cards. I love it all. I will have a go at most genres, but I find that currently I enjoy stamping – thank goodness for the Misti – and water-colouring. I’m also trying to get to grips with alcohol markers, first by using the Crafters Companion markers, and now also having some Copics. I feel colouring with the right markers, and the right card stock is less of a chore – but still a chore nevertheless!

I generally give my cards to a charity to sell, or take them into work for my colleagues to have a look at.

I have recently had the pleasure of being accepted onto 2 Design Teams – I’ve never done anything like that before. I’m enjoying being a part of those teams, and the commenting, and the structure of creating cards on a regular basis. They are both Christmas Card challenges – please see the front page of my blog for details – so I’ll hopefully have a great stash this coming December.

I live in Derbyshire in the UK, with hubby and two cats. The cats try to help me craft sometimes – usually by sitting in front of me – but they can also sit on the top shelf of my Raskog trolley, or sit on my Cutterpillar…………

Recently, I reduced my working hours. I was full time from 1983 until 2017, down to four days, and now down to three days. So – more time for crafting! BUT – it also means more time to spend on crafting – I feel an intervention coming on…….

I hope you enjoy looking around my blog, and visiting my Instagram postings. 🙂 🙂

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