Monday, 21 July 2014

Creative Blog Hop

I was asked by the lovely Hazel if I'd like to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop.  It's a continuous hop every Monday with a host of inspirational bloggers taking part every week. I was really surprised when Hazel asked but I said yes almost immediately! Hazel is the Boss over at MAWTT so she keeps us all in line.  
So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?

I'm working on a wedding card order for my friend. It'll be very unusual but I can't share it until after the wedding which is on 2nd August. I'm also working on some other orders for birthday cards, first day at school cards and also a card I was asked for yesterday to celebrate 30 years of a friendship - isn't that lovely?

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I'm not actually sure how it differs from what other folk do. I love what I do and sometimes I like to think outside the box and do something a little different, especially with Design Team work where I don't always go for the obvious way of looking at the theme.


3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Quite simply, I enjoy it. 



4. How does your writing/creative process work?

I usually start with an image - whether the card is for a DT submission, an order, or for personal use.  If it's for a DT submission then I will have a theme to think about too - sometimes I manage to fit in cards I'm making in to themes for DT cards which is always a bonus! 

Once I've picked the image (and that sometimes is a chore in itself) I'll pick the papers and then colour in the image. Sometimes a card will almost make itself by the way I've thrown the stuff on the table (I don't mean that literally but placed is too exact sometimes!)


Now onto the 3 Wonderful Bloggers I picked to carry the baton next week.

Cass

Cass is one of my very best buddies. We spend every Thursday in her Crafty Cabin and it's fabulous to bounce ideas off each other and see how our creations progress. Her cards (and other creations) are absolutely amazing. And she makes a mean Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Fi

Fi is one of the bosses over at Sweet Stampin' and is a good friend. We have regular meet ups at the SECC in October and March. I dare you to go to her blog and ask her what time we meet ;) (sorry Fi, couldn't resist)

Abi

Abi is the other boss over at Sweet Stampin'. Her blog is entitled An Occasional Genius but let me assure you she is more than just an occasional genius! Abi and I have daily conversations, sometimes about crafting, sometimes not and she's great to bounce ideas off!

So that's my contribution to the Creative Blog Hop and it's now down to these ladies next week! 

Thanks for stopping by.


3 comments:

Sammy said...

Ah, great minds... my creative process is pretty much identical to yours. I know a lot of people that colour first, and then look for paper, etc. but last time I tried that I had a nightmare of a time trying to find paper in colours that matched!
Hey, maybe that means I don't have enough paper yet..? Yes, that must be it! :-D x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh this is fab, Thank you for taking part, Love Hazel xx

Fiona said...

ahem...what time!!

Fi
x

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