Sunday evening and back to work tomorrow. Ive just uploaded this valentine card I made for my husband, using my Craft Robo. I downloaded the GSD files for the background shapes from mamaws legacy. This is a great site for buying and getting free cutting files from. They're cut from manilla card and given a vintage look by rubbing over the surface with distress inks in tea dye and burlap. I've used a script background stamp to add interest, then layered the shapes onto a piece of Kay & Co paper. I converted the bird shapes into a GSD file myself. They're cut from thin card and embossed with opaque white.
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.