I started making my own cards some 15 years ago but it’s not until I got hold of my first stamp, a random buy in a bargain bin, that my crafting took off in earnest. Now a confirmed stamp-a-holic, I use stamps both as focal points and to make backgrounds on cards and scrapbook pages. With a mix of inks and techniques the possibilities are endless!
Style wise… I love and try everything from CAS to grungy and I am particularly attracted to vintage images. Mixed media is a more recent development but I love using paint to recycle household items.
I have been crafting all my life. I tried many techniques, from working with fabric and wool to working with wood and clay to altering furniture and drawing.
I found the beautiful common of talented people here in the world wide web and started my own blog. I´m addicted to stencils and I love colours in all it´s versions. I always want to try something new and love to try out new mediums and to experiment with them. Now I´m looking forward to the new adventure as a member of the Design Team here at Country View Challenges!
Hi everyone, my name is Jo and I live by the sea in the North West of England with my hubby. I started Art Journaling in 2015 as a way of expressing my life through words and pictures which has now become a passion of mine. I love all things Mixed Media and I'm captivated by the variety of techniques and materials that can be used to create so many different styles of art. My pages are inspired by what I do, see, feel and hear so it's a fun way to record life events and memories too.
Over the years my passion for art has expanded to creating cards and tags, especially for my family and friends, as well as decorations and items for around the house. I love nothing better than to experiment with different products and techniques, get creative, put my ideas into practice and have lots of fun doing so!
I'm so excited to be part of this wonderfully talented team and I look forward to sharing my creations, techniques and products with you along the way. x
My name is Monika, I am Hungarian living in Luxembourg. Being a full time crafter is a far cry from my first profession and my first job. But on becoming an expat wife I had to figure out what to do with myself and I had to find some activity I could do without knowing the French, German or Luxembourgish languages. So I brought out my creative being I’ve always been and I started to make decoupage boxes, embroidered felt decorations, salt dough decorations etc.
But when I bought my Sizzix Big Shot everything has changed. I learned a lot of new techniques and my interest turned to papers and canvases. I have been making nice decorations for my daughter’s birthday and other celebrations, I have been making greeting cards and now I got a new obsession: making mixed media canvases.
Rachel of Fisher's Cards and Crafts
Sue D of Sue The Iron
"Hi, I'm Sue, and like many others I discovered crafting through Dawn Bibby. I bought a kit that fit in it's own A4 box. Mmm things have changed a little now... My true obsessions are rubber stamping and colour - the brighter the better. I love inks and paints and anything that gives me colour - oh yes, and sparkle, and maybe a bit of glitter.... I admire Clean and Simple, but white space scares me. I'm thrilled to have joined the design team, and look forward to sharing my 'bits of paper' as my other half calls them with you."
Deborah Wainwright (Debs)