Any jobs other than crafter
Mum of two precious angels!
Favourite craft type/style
I don’t think I have a style. I waver between clean and simple and more involved stuff when I have the time/inclination.
How did you get started in crafting?
I’ve always loved pretty papers and collected them as a girl. Never used them, just liked to ‘own’ them. Nothing much has changed!
I started getting into paper crafting when I made my wedding invitations in 2001 using a scalpel blade and a metal ruler to cut them, believe it or not! Purchase of a paper trimmer followed soon after J
Then there were the cards that involved nothing more than a base and some punched flowers, that at the time I thought were the height of sophistication and creativity!
What made you interested in stamping/card making/scrapbooking?
Stamping - I love that I can create gorgeous images without the need to draw them first!
Card making – I believe that absolutely nothing beats a handmade card, and I couldn’t tell you the last time I bought one instead of making it. ‘Just because’ cards are my favourite kind to make and send J
Scrapbooking – I love that I can record special moments and even everyday moments in a way that is enjoyable to do and more so to look at over and over. My kids love their scrapbook pages, which makes me love doing it even more.
How often do you stamp/scrap?
As often as possible! Probably every second day on average. I don’t scrap as much as I’d like to but am working to change that...
Where do you get your inspiration? Are you inspired by anyone in particular?
Everywhere! I often take inspiration from fellow crafters but not necessarily by CASE-ing a whole project. I take note of little details that I like individually and use them when they fit what I’m creating.
I am inspired by colour combinations that I see everyday and I view the world according to the colour families, but then again, doesn’t everybody?!
What’s your favourite technique to use?
Ooh, I don’t think I have one! I tend to have an extended play with a particular technique for a while, and then I’ll find another one and have a good go at that.
What tip/s would you give to other crafters?
Just STAMP! I know what it’s like to hit a creative wall and it happens to us all, but when it does, CASE projects that you like and that are sure to turn out well so that you get your confidence back.