I designed this white lace card for my niece's 50th at the end of this month. I had cut it all out and assembled it, but I had not yet posted the template on UKS when I lost all of my cutting files which I mistakenly thought I had backed up on an external drive. To cut a long sad story short I had to download all the files I had shared on the UKS site in order to get at least some of my files back. I had a large folder of "work in progress" which of course is lost so I am now gradually building up my files again. I have no-one to blame but myself and I have learned my lesson - files are now backed up onto a flash drive and an external hard drive!! I may re-create the file some day but not just yet.
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.