Short biography - My name is Marie and I live in London, England with my wonderful 9 year old son, Sam and our fur baby, Tippy who is a chorkie (a cross between a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire terrier).
How long have you been paper crafting?/How did you get started in paper crafting? I started crafting in 2007, after ill health meant that I had to give up my busy job at an advertising agency and I was spending alot more time at home than ever before. I was getting bored of spending night after night in front of the TV and so decided that I needed to find myself a hobby. I‘m not entirely sure what gave me the idea, but I bought a small kit and tried cardmaking, absolutely LOVED it and the rest, as they say, is history!! My house has now been taken over by stash and my clothes addiction has been replaced by a paper one!
What crafting item can you not live without? My paper trimmer!! It’s a real basic but I use it on absolutely every card that I make!
What is your favorite paper crafting company? That’s a hard one – there are so many!! Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Imaginisce, American Crafts to name but a few!!
What is your favorite coloring medium? I mainly use promarkers because I find them the quickest to get good results but I also really love prismacolour pencils blended with sansodor and watercolouring with distress inks.
Do you have any other hobbies? I’ve got a bit of a (sad) addiction to American TV shows, I love watching films – both at home and going to the cinema and I’ve always enjoyed reading.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself? I’ve got a really cool tattoo on my right foot (pictures available on request!) Nah, seriously though – I love cardmaking and because of that, blogging has also become a big part of my life and I’m so grateful for the people who come and visit my blog and leave me such wonderful comments and the friends that I have made throughout the world. I had reached a time in my life where, because of illness, I had a complete change of lifestyle and it could’ve become quite a dark time but instead because of this wonderful hobby, I’ve always got something to do, someone to talk to and life’s always that bit brighter!
Please come and visit me at my blog – www.cardmakingbird.blogspot.com I always like to make new friends!
Here are some of Marie's lovely works--
Also don't forget our Christmas Celebration at TLL this coming weekend. There will be challenges, games, prizes and fun. We'll be setting up a time to chat but feel free to do so any time since the chat window will be open all weekend!!
PCP Digi Day in The Stamping Boutique group from 3-5 PM. We will be having a special guest -- Fresh Brewed Designs.
Lots of fun to be had this weekend!!