........This week we have the wonderful Kim Reygate joinging us as our Celebrity Guest BloggerHow long have you been crafting? - I have always loved sewing, knitting, crochet, tapestry and patchwork but didn't get into cardmaking until 1995. I met Maggie Wright at a craft show in London who introduced me to Rubber Stamping, and the rest, as they say, is history. My goodness it sure doesn't seem like 17 years ago!!How did you start crafting? - My Grandma and Auntie taught me all my needlecrafting skills but I thought that to be Creative you had to be able to draw like my Mum, something that I definitely can't do. Stamping allows me that creativity.What is your favorite product line? - I love all things stamping and heat embossing and there are just too many wonderful companies out there whose products I get to play with on a regular basis to narrow it down to one specific thing.What do you watch/listen to when you're creating? - I have to have the TV on when I am working and I am addicted to American Dramas in particular things like CSI, Bones, NCIS and Criminal Minds. In fact there are just too many to list. My sky box is always full lol.What do you snack on while crafting? - There is always a cup of coffee on the go but I try not to snack too much, all this card making is playing havoc with my waistline anyway. Well that and getting older :O)Any paper crafting pet peeves? - I do hate having to tidy up in between projects but apart from that I can't think of anything, although I am sure that there will be something I think of as soon as this goes live.Share your favorite tip/trick with the readers. - Never be afraid to play. At the end of the day it is just a little bit of ink, paper and time.What is your favorite color combination to use on your cards? - I love Black and white and pale blue or pink with brown, but I don't think that I have a real favourite that I use all of the time. Most of the time it depends on what stamps I am using or who the card is being made for. Thats why I like the challenges, they make me try out new things.Do you distress everything, not at all or somewhere in between? - i couldn't be without my Distress ink pads, but i think I'm somewhere in between when it comes to real distressing.What is your favorite tool in your scrappy space? - I couldn't live without my Guillotine or Score it Board.What is your favorite item in your scrappy space? When creating a project, do you plan it out or go with the flow? - I could no more tell you what a project is going to look like when I first sit down to start it than I could fly to the moon. A project just evolves. Sometimes I will just start by going through my box of papers to find things that will go with the stamped piece that I have created. What type of adhesive do you use? - I must get through a roll of double sided tape and a tube of Silicon every couple of weeks!!What is your favorite kind of cardstock? - Bazzil cardstock has to be my favourite although I use 300 gram white card as the base for most of my cards and then add coloured card and papers to the front making my coloured card go much further. Mind you if I lived to be 103 I don't suppose I could use all of the stuff that I own, it doesn't stop me buying it though. I need, I want, I have to have :O)Do you enjoy stepping out of your zone when creating new projects? - I do love a challenge. I guess i still stay in my comfort zone to a degree but it's good to try ideas and colour combos that I wouldn't usually choose. I still tend to stick to cards though, I'm not so good at coming up with ideas for other things, thats what places like Splitcoast Stampers and all of the challenge blogs out there are for.About how many projects do you create in a month? - I guess that I sit and craft most days after work. It is my way to wind down. I've never counted how many things I make in a month, a lot will depend on whether or not I have samples for the TV to make. I make samples for Barbara (Clarity Stamps), Jenny (Hobby Art) and Sue (Imagination Crafts) as well as teaching twice a month and then there are several friends who get me to make all of their special cards, so sometimes it feels like I don't do anything else but go to work and then come home and craft. It's a hard life but some one has to do it lol.When is the best time for you to create? - I work full time and so weekends are definitely a good time for me to catch up with things. I also try and do something most evenings.Kim has made such a beautiful card for this weeks post i'm sure you'll all agree :D
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Celebrity Guest Blogger Wednesday........
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