Happy Monday everyone. Have you noticed The Creative Blog Hop that happens on a Monday? Well I am honoured to have been tagged by the lovely Jenny at Cardsarus
who amazes me, every time, with her magnificent cards and boxes. She does things with dies that are beyond my comprehension!! So I urge you to go and spend a while with her if you want some serious die-lightful inspiration!!
So, here we go...question time...
1) What am I working on now.
Being a fairly organised kind of girl I like to have my DT work done well in advance so there are two cards in the pipeline at present. I am also still practicing my crochet so there is currently another "work in progress" on my hook. Added to that a knitted rabbit that needs stuffing and dressing and the pieces of a skirt that need sewing together. That much?! oh dear it looks bad written down!!
2) How does your work differ from
others in your genre?
I don't tend to follow a particular genre but my own, I like to think. I dabble in most styles from time to time but do favour cute images, usually with very few frills .
3) Why do I do what you do.
Because I love making things. My Mum has always knitted and made mine and my Sister's clothes when we were girls. So, I was taught to knit as a girl and dabbled in sewing, making cushions and curtains when I married but the cardmaking really took off when I was invited to a cross stitch party in the early 90's where I bought a kit, which led to cross stitch magazines, then card making magazines and I am now completely addicted!! It is also a nice balance to my outdoor and work life and gives me a little respite from the sport that so often dominates the house!!
my creative process work.
When cardmaking I choose a stamp first then the papers and generally have "plan" in mind. I always make the card base first after deciding whether I am going to use a sketch or "wing it". Then I colour the image to match the papers.
So, my friends, that is me!! I would not be here but for Bev Rochester whose blog was the first I ever read having seen one of her cards in a magazine. Then came The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts as a result and the associated DT members at that time. Funny how things evolve isn't it? I finally took the plunge and blundered my way through setting up my own blog a couple of years ago ( you can see my first post here
) and the rest, as they say, is history!!
If I take nothing else from my time spent in blogland it's the kindness and generosity of those I have met and am proud to call my friends that make every minute spent here worthwhile (and sometimes expensive...you know who you are!!).
Which leads me nicely on to my nominees
Lisa - One Happy Little Crafter
is a fabulous and brilliant DT "Boss lady" She also makes the cutest cards in blogland!!
Michelle - Laughing Ducks
whose blog I have followed from the start and watched her evolve into a truly inspirational cardmaker.
Thank you for sticking with it!!
See you tomorrow with more card and less waffle xx