I cannot believe my eldest granddaughter will be 21 next month - it doesn't seem five minutes since I was designing a sweet sixteen card for her! I spent a long time fiddling with this one to get it how I wanted it, the popup insert especially gave me a few problems, but I am reasonably happy with the way it looks now and I know she will like it. As usual the template is freely shared on the UKS site. My nephew has his fortieth in February and I am working on something suitably masculine for him! I'm not so keen on men's cards - no ribbons, bows or beads!!
I designed this card for my niece's birthday last November. The silhouette has been created from an old family photograph taken in the 1920's of my late father's cousin, a rather elegant lady! I have glued a white feather behind her which gives quite a nice effect. It's not my usual style of card, but it never hurts to try something different!
My dearest sister lost her long and hard fought battle in October 2012 and this is the card I designed to give to her family. The colours I used were muted so unfortunately the photo doesn't show it up too well. It was an unbearably sad occasion and I still can't believe she has gone. The template is freely shared on the UKS site.
I retired from my job as a legal secretary just over 10 years ago and was then able to devote a lot more time to my passion for cardmaking and scrapbooking, although I have to say that I do far more cardmaking than scrapping.
About 8 years ago I bought a craft robo and entered a whole new dimension of crafting. I started to design my own templates and have now developed my own style. When the Cameo was released with its larger capacity and deeper cutting I was in 7th heaven, apart from initial problems with the new ratchet blade (which have now been sorted).
I derive enormous pleasure from designing, cutting and assembling my designs and sharing them freely with others on the UKS site (for personal use).
I have four grandchildren, ranging in age from 23 years down to 8 years. I am enormously proud of my children and of my grandchildren. I love being a grandma - such a special relationship, quite different to a mother/child relationship. Crafting has brought me solace during difficult times and so much pleasure.