I did work in the NHS but took early retirement in March 2011. I was a PA in my last position which I did enjoy but having suffered through ill health since July of the previous year my husband and I decided that it would be better for my health if I took early retirement. I now spend my days creating in my own piece of crafty heaven.
I am an avid crafter who loves nothing better than spending time in my craft haven creating and using all my craft goodies. I have been crafting most of my live in one way or another. My dad taught me how to knit and I can remember sitting next to my nan while she taught me how to knit my dolls clothes which included knickers and vests. I had the best dressed dolly on the street.
I have also dabbled in embroidery and cross stitching as well as crocheting. I learnt to crochet when I lived in Turkey using a fine crocheting hook and cotton which they call Dantel. It is very big over there and a lot of the young girls make table cloths, doilies, edgings for towels, pillow cases etc for their bottom drawer.
I got into paper crafting about 19 years ago now. I was looking for some cards to put my cross stitching in to make my Christmas cards and was dazzled by all the fabulous papers, glitters, bling etc and that was it I was seriously hooked.
I have been on the design team for My Craft Studio and my cards have appeared on Create & Craft. I have been on a number of design teams such as Kraftyhands, Hougie Crafts, Oyster Stamps, Ali-Crafts, Jems Designs, Imagination Crafts, Digi Bells, Tattered Lace, Brown Sugar and Gone Artsy,
This year I have given myself a challenge of learning new techniques and start journalling.
In 2015 I was luck to obtain a position as eCommerce Manager with Personal Impressions.
I have met some really lovely people through my blog and I just love sharing my creations for everyone to see.
This year (2016) I decided to split my work and set up a new blog for all my mixed media and journaling projects. If you would like to see what I have created click here.
If you wish to contact me you can email me at email@example.com