'I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!' Yes, here I am posting my November tag for the Tim Holtz, Twelve Tags of 2013 Challenge, with only hours to spare. I must confess I had been putting this one off as it's not a technique I find particularly easy. Tim likes to challenge us and for me this was a challenge. I've decided that I don't really like chalk, the feel of it, the dust and as a teacher.... well.... you get the picture! I am sure anyone who crafts will have experienced that feeling when you're making something and you're not sure if it's working but you hang in there and it almost magically, starts to all fall into place. Well I had one of those moments with this and have ended up being quite pleased with the results. I've used the Holiday Joy, Alterations Framelits set, which I received from Kim's eclectic Paperie shop earlier this week. Very cool! Stamps and corresponding dies, no more fussy cutting! I for one will be looking forward to seeing whether Tim adds more of these to his range. So, with only one more tag to go, I'm sure I'm joined by many of you in wondering where the last year has gone! x
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.