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Thursday, 7 August 2008

Introducing August's Guest Designer ...

Zoe Stupples

We are very pleased to announce the first of our new monthly GDT spots and wanted to start off with a li'l getting to know you post. Here's what Zoe had to say:

I live with my partner of nearly 5 years Craig and my two beautiful children Ryan who has just turned 3, and Abigail my little 7 month old princess. I graduated from university last year and intend to complete a PGCE to make me a fully qualified teacher in the not so distant future but at the moment, I have the pleasure of spending all my time with my beautiful children!!

I have always been crafty since I was a little girl, I loved drawing and sticking from a very early age – instead of dolls I would get glue sticks for my birthday!! At school I took up art and did an A-level in Graphic Design. It wasn’t until I was introduced to my partners mum that I realised that this wonderful world of papercrafting existed!!. It took me a while to actually take the plunge and start doing it myself though!! I have been crafting on and off for a few years now, but with the stress of trying to complete a full time university course whilst looking after the children I rarely got to craft at all. I really got back into crafting last summer when I graduated from university, I found that it helped to keep me busy when my course finished and I have never looked back since then!!

At the moment I would have to say that Cardmaking is most definitely my favourite craft. – Mainly because I haven’t started Scrapbooking yet!! I am really starting to enjoy adding lots of layers and doodles onto my cards now though so I think that I am just about ready to venture into the world of the scrapbook!! And with my two beautiful children I need to start sooner rather than later to be able to keep up with the photos!!

I started out cardmaking when my Ryan was born. With Craig’s mum being a fantastic crafter I really wanted to make her a special birth announcement card, then it just moved on from there.

We'll be hearing more about Zoe later in the month, so do keep coming back!

We sent Zoe our first ever monthly embellishment kit, a whole range of We R Memory Keepers Promenade papers and some other bits n pieces - we can't wait to see what she will create for us!

And if you'd like the chance at a Guest Design spot on this very blog ... check out this month's challenge here: the closing date is midnight BST, August 31st & we open a poll so that our visitors can choose their favourite!

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jay670120 said...

welcome Zoe . i cant wait to see what you come up with , xxx

Timi O. Mercado said...

Congratulations Zoe! Hope to see your creations soon.

Ruth said...

Welcome Zoe! Lovely piccy BTW!!