The Creative Blog Hop asks us to answer 4 questions about ourselves and is a way of introducing you to somebody else and learning a bit more about each of us.
What am I working on now?
Like most people I have several projects on the go right now. I have cards to make for my Design Team commitments at The Paper Craft Crew, some family birthday cards that are coming up soon and I am trying to get ahead of the Christmas rush and get as many Christmas cards done for other challenges etc as I can as last year (ok, every year!) December is a mad rush!
How does my work differ from others in my genre?
To be honest I don't think my work differs really from many others. If there is one thing that may be slightly different from some crafters I have spoken to it is that where some may find making a male card a bit of a stretch, I am pleased to say I don't :-) I find them just as fun to make as female cards - I do get lots of practice with brothers and other family and friends etc etc too And recently I have really gotten into the swing of making Shaker cards which of course are just as much fun to make as to give :-)
Why do I create what I do?
I enjoy the challenge of creating something new and on occasion being able to personalise it to what I know about the recipient's tastes and likes. I like to push myself creatively just as much as in other areas of life :-) And I also like a sense of balance - despite my use of the "rule of odd numbers" when it comes to embellishments :-)
How does my creative process work?
Well there are a variety of ways I find that work for me. Often, I will start with a colour combo or sketch - maybe from a Challenge or from the DSP I am wanting to use. And sometimes the hardest choice is the stamp set! Other times I will work in reverse - and search the internet for inspiration with a certain stamp set, usually late at night :-)The great thing with this is that I will often go to sleep thinking about the stamp or sketch and by morning I have the card "finished" in my mind :-) I am blessed to have a photographic memory and I think that helps me to picture the finished card. Then I just have to make time to actually make it! These days I can't sit and create for long periods as I used to do so the process of having the card "made" in my head is now something I rely on and yes, sometimes little details may not work exactly but it is usually pretty close to the finished product :-)
And now I have the pleasure of introducing you to another fellow card maker Eva Bussom :-) Eva has a great style and her own Challenge Blog - Can You Case It. I first "met" Eva online on our SU site some time ago and I am so pleased she is able to join us for the Hop. Do go and check out her blog NEXT MONDAY to see her answer the four questions too :-)
Eva Bussom - www.evascardsandthings.com
forward to seeing what Eva creates for the Hop next Monday.
Happy stamping until next time,