........Linda Simpson :D
A couple of weeks ago Geraldine and Jo over at Crafty Blogger's Network put a call out asking if anyone would like to do a guest spot on their challenge blog and I was asked if I would do the first guest spot. Of course I said yes! Their plan is for a guest bloggers each month, crafters like you and me.
I have been crafting nearly all my life like most of you. I have knitted, crocheted, embroidered, cross stitched which led me into paper crafting. I don't have one particular style of crafting as I very much enjoy mixing different techniques. The first time I saw my cards on Create and Craft was for My Craft Studio, for one of their Parchment CD's which was for Pick of the Week. I can't explain how I felt when I saw my cards. I was grinning like a cheshire cat! I designed for them for a few years which of course was CD crafting and I wanted learn more techniques in the world of crafting.
I met Kay Rutter when she did a workshop near my home in Warrington and we became very friendly which resulted in me helping her at shows in the North and I do the NEC too. I design for Hougie Crafts, Kraftyhands, Jem's Designs, HobbyFun, Oyster Stamps, Ali-Craft which are UK based and I design also for 2 blogs Scrapbook Stamp Society which is American and Cards Galore based here in the UK.
I started my blog last year on 24 February and my style of cards has changed again. I love to do CD work but if I was told to make a card now I would immediately go for my stamps and inkpads to make a card. Since starting my blog I have "met and chatted" to many crafters and made lots of new friends from all over the world. I am so surprised how quickly my followers have grown too.
I suppose I have an eclectic style of crafting. 'I love paint fusion and love to use this in my cards too. This leads me on nicely to show you my card which I have made for the challenge this time is "Anything Goes"
Thanx Linda for being our 1st Crafty Bloggers Network Guest Blogger we think you work is amazing and loved having you join us :D