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Monday, 28 July 2014

Creative Bloggers' Hop

Have you heard of the Creative Bloggers' Hop?  I hadn't until the lovely Pami asked me to join in with it.  And I thought, why not?  It's a great way to get to know more about my many blog friends out there!

So what is it?  It’s a continuous hop every Monday with a host of different inspirational Bloggers taking part.

So without further ado, here are the questions…

1. What am I working on?
Well apart from my usual DT commitments for SugarPea DesignsLa-La Land CraftsWhimsie Doodles and Lili of the Valley, I've got something exciting in the pipeline that I can't share with you yet!  Sorry, but you'll just have to wait until September to find out what it is! 

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
Where I seem to differ from most of my stamping friends is that I don't actually enjoy colouring that much – honestly!  I get inspired by the image and how it would look on a card so colouring to me is just something I have to get through before I can get on and create!

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
After leaving school I didn’t do anything creative even though I loved art classes at school.  I was introduced to cardmaking by a work colleague and it piqued my interest.  I thought that it could be a hobby I could take up and be useful at the same time – think of the money I could save by making my own cards!  I know you’re all laughing at that!  Still, I now love creating on a little canvas and get the satisfaction of making things that my family and friends appreciate (or so they tell me!).  I also give cards to a local charity who sell them on in their shop so I don’t have mounds of cards lying around the house!

4. How does your writing/creative process work?
It usually starts with a trigger that gets me excited – it could be a pattern, a stamp or just a theme like “Summer” or “retro”.  I then think about the elements and layout of the card.  I will have a general idea of the final outcome but most of my designs emerge as I’m creating.

Now onto the 3 Bloggers I want to get to know better!

Chrissy is one of the sweetest gals ever!  I love her sweet designs, the little scenes she creates and often recycles items in the most creative way.  I also love reading her posts about her clients’ funny antics!

I’ve known Mari ever since I can remember blogging!  She has supported me from the start and we have remained constant blogging friends.  I love how Mari is always stretching her style – she goes from cute to vintage in a heartbeat!

Tina is such a sweetie!  I love her very clean, modern style and wish I was as brave as her on the CAS front!  I'd love to know more about how she approaches the way she comes up with ideas!

I hope you gals join in with the Creative Blog Hop – I would love to know even more about you!

Thanks to anyone who has read this and will be doing my blogging rounds later today.  See you then!


Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Thanks for your kind words!

Christine L said...

Lovely to hear more about you!

Christine x

Kerri said...

Do not like to colour..OMG well your work is awesome..maybe that is my prob I love to colour..Crayons, pencils, markers love them all..thanks for sharing your work is a treat to see!!

M DelValle said...

Thanks for sharing!! I love to color.. is the card making that I struggle with.

Chrissy said...

Awww..thanks Mary J...I'm a bit like you..not a lover of colouring just wanna get those papers and scissors and start pulling things to bits and start building something new.


Kat W said...

How nice to get a glimpse of what it's like in your head - lol!
Ok, I LOVE to colour but I can see it's not for everyone and the cute layouts you come up with are so inspirational and keep me coming back for more :-)

Hugs, Kat x

Leanne said...

I would never have guessed some of those things about you. You make it all look so easy.
Thanks for sharing!

McStamper said...

Thanks for sharing. Your work is always great


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