Sunday 21 October 2012

Meet Francesca

Good morning all you crafty Peeps, hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Time for a mid month reminder about this month challenge which is 'Punch Away'and if you've not already joined in there's no panic as you still have a couple of weeks to do so. And here is the prize on offer for this month's lucky winner, lots of 'punchy' crafting to be had here....................

Quite a few new goodies in store this month including Christmas paper pads from Fancy Pants and BoBunny  who also have a gorgeous collection of 12x12 DP's in some really rich Autumnal colours, got mine but still at the stroking stage. New pearl markers from Waco in a range of seasonal and standard colours, dies from Marianne and the Special Addition distress inks are available at a set of three and for the first time individually as well. The new Do Hickey dies are available to pe order due for shipping towards the end of the month. You will find direct links to all products on the thumbnails below.

It's the last of our 'meet the team' and this month Francesca is in the spotlight and below you'll find another inspirational card from her along with a little bit about her. Next month we will be introducing a totally new spin and setting the DT a few questions and asking them to reveal a bit more about their crafty addictions.

"I live in Bolton,Lancashire , I am married to lee and we have 7 children, 6 girls and 1 boy and 1 grandson.

I have always been crafting in one form or another all my life, my Nanna taught  me  from the age of 4 I started off knitting then went on to crochet, when I was 8   Nanna taught me to use the sewing machine and through most of my teenage years I made my own clothes or altered shop bought ones. I still like to make home furnishing and clothes for the children. 

I have also dabbled in jewellery making, lace making, pottery and polymer clay. When I was pregnant with my 1st child, I started to cross stitch and this was  my  major passion for quite a few years. When  I got married 8 years ago, I decided to make my own invitations as all then invites I liked were too expensive and this is when I first discovered stamping and heat embossing which very quickly led to me making my own cards for friends and family.

I started blogging 3 years ago, as a way to show others what I was making and found infinite inspiration from all the varied blogs I found. I would say my style is very cute and fell in love with magnolia stamps very quickly I love anything with a cute aspect and have a very soft spot for teddy bears and animals.

I love all the friends I have made through my crafting and that there are always new techniques to try. Stampalot was my very first design team position and I love working with the other ladies!.

Thanks for sharing that with us Francesca.


Mei said...

Beautiful card by Francesca!! Love the pattern paper used!

Sally H said...

A lovely card, Francesca. great colour combo

MaryH said...

Oh what a lovely card, and these papers are so pretty with the image. Love the little pudgy fairy...she's just adorable. TFS.