Any jobs other than crafter
Mum, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Cook book writer
Favourite craft type/style
How did you get started in crafting?
Until recently I thought it was when my son was born, but it was actually in 2003 when I was handed my ultrasound pictures, and my mother in law suggested we scrapbook them at a party she had been invited to for this little company called "Creative Memories". A triangular piece of cardstock and a row of stickers later, I was hooked!
What made you interested in stamping/card making/scrapbooking?
Just the feeling of doing something with a point - my scrapbooking (I hope) will be passed down over the generations - I wish I had something like this from my parents, grandparents, just so I knew more about them and their day-to-day life - even if it was just journalling!
How often do you stamp/scrap?
I try to every day, but my family are my first priority so ... whenever time permits really! Night time is the best time for me to scrap or stamp.
Where do you get your inspiration? Are you inspired by anyone in particular?
I am inspired by other crafters on the net, magazines, fashion trends. So many people inspire me - I couldn't narrow it down to a few.
What’s your favourite technique to use?
I find the "clean hands" approach works wonders. For cards I'm a simple stamp, glue and stick girl. For scrapbooking I just like to find things that look pretty together and piece them together. Paper piecing I suppose!!
What technique/s are you keen to learn?
Brayering with a capital B!
What tip/s would you give to other crafters?
It's OK to draw inspiration from others - 99% of the time something that starts as a CASE will have your own spin on it to make it unique.
Don't buy on impulse - only buy things you'll get tonnes of mileage out of over the years.
Don't keep clutter - if you haven't used it in a year, turf it or trade it in with other crafty friends. Have a garage sale amongst yourselves.