Monday, 15 September 2014

Tagged ... in Getting to Know Me Blog Hop

I was tagged by Chark of Glitter in my Kitchen for the Getting to Know Me Blog Hop. We answer a few crafty questions, then tag some more to play the following week.

So here are the QUESTIONS ...

1) What Creative Projects are you currently working on?

I often have too many projects on the go at once ...
... playing with new stamps and seeing how many different ways I can use them.
... at the moment I have partly finished a twinchie wall piece which I started over a year ago. It's going to take 96 to finish it - so much bigger than my first one! (You can do a "twinchie" search to see them on my blog)
... an art journal for my favourite verses that hasn't got passed the 2nd page
... THREE travel albums (an altered folder album for my second daughter's trip on her way to her first year of university; a handmade album for a wonderful trip around Scotland with my eldest daughter; and a big scrapbook for our amazing family trip to Scotland and Italy this year)
... the many challenges by blogs - so many that I had to make myself a schedule!
... I have finished a queen-size Tunisian blanket, and am almost finished the throw that started as a baby blanket to use up the leftover wool, but the wool kept going on!
My biggest block at the moment is the mess that is my craft studio!! I know I should be tidying up, but when I do get out there, all I want to do is create.


2) How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I don't think I have one particular style, nor do I just do just one craft. On the stamping side, I love CAS designs, but love techniques too. For scrapbooking, I like the photos to be the focus; and I think I'm enjoying mini albums more than big 12x12 pages these days (perhaps because I know they have a beginning and an end and come in small bite size pieces). I love all paper crafts ... packets, boxes, ATC's, wrapping, Advent calenders, decoupage.

3) Why do I create what I do?

Because I love playing with paper, inks, stamps and stencils. I get lost in my world of creativity - it's fun, calming and so satisfying.  I love the scrapping side as I know it will last longer than a card, and it passes on our story.

4) How does my creative process work?

It depends on what I'm doing and what is the focus of the project.
- Am I wanting to use a particular product (stamp, ink, paper, etc)?
- Do I want to do a particular technique?
- Am I following a challenge (colour, sketch, theme)?
- Is it for a particular person?
- But in scrapping it is almost always the photos, and the story I want to tell, that starts me off.

5) Who am I tagging next?

I have asked 2 more wonderfully creative ladies to join in:
Deborah Nolan, whose blog S.O.S. Society of Stampaholics brings much creative inspiration as well as smiles. She has a great sense of humour (one of my all time favourite Christmas crafting stories! - sorry Deborah that Vivi was tough on you, but you brought us laughter with your story). Deborah is a member of the Design Teams for Memory Box and The Craft's Meow, and a staffer at Scrapbook News & Review. She also runs a monthly card chain challenge in which you get to send and receive a real card - how awesome is that!
Claire Barrin, aka Luckie, runs 2 blogs ... one in English and the other in French. I love the lightness and artistic touch in her scrapbook pages - how she uses stamps, stencils, paints and embellishments. She is on 5 Design Teams : éphéméria, Scrap FX, Scrap idees, Just Create and Scrap and Jas'piration Scrap.
Be sure to check their blogs next Monday when they will answer the same questions.


  1. gorgeous work here! love reading more about your process and how you make a variety of things--you are a talented lady!

  2. Very fun and happy cards Janet, and you are one busy crafter! I hope you would post photos of your twinchie wall once it's done, I can only imagine how beautiful it would be!!

  3. great post Janet - loved reading it - and i'm the same when i get to my craft area - cleaning up is so boring compared to making a card!

  4. What fun to get to know you a bit better Janet! You are one busy gal! Beautiful photos you shared!

  5. I had no idea you were a maker of blankets! I am very impressed. I doubt I could find the patience to stitch up a pocket handkerchief let alone a blanket! Lovely cards!!!


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