Sunday, 19 April 2009

Blog Aspirations

I set up my blog with the main aspiration of teaching fellow crafters how easy it is to make your own unique DIY background papers and embellishments for all types of paper crafting.
I have been stamping for around 12 years now, having bought a stamp and an ink pad at a stamping party and becoming addicted almost at once. When I started stamping, it was not possible to buy all the beautiful papers now available and I began to make my own using my ever growing collection of stamps.
I really enjoyed doing this and was much inspired by the Metivier sisters of the Magenta stamp company. I took to the direct to paper technique like a duck to water and have never looked back since. I do occasionally buy printed papers but time and again, I still end up making my own.
This lead to me becoming a demonstrator for several years and I worked at local shows and once even did Newbury which was an incredible experience.
I was also a contributor to Craft Stamper magazine for a while when Jane Pinder was the editor and I do projects for her online forum, the Stamping, Scrapbooking and Papercraft Guild (The SSP Guild).
The main aim of my blog is to give instructions on how to make your own decorated papers and embellishments using a wide variety of materials-my family says that I have accumulated enough stash now to open my own shop!
Hopefully this is the first of many posts so all I can say is "watch this space"!
Fliss x


Eiglas said...

Hi Fliss!
Love the project and congrats on getting to grips with the Blofmonster! LOL!
I've just made mine over Friday & Saturday too!
Look forward to seeing more of your lovely projects!
Take care Chuck!

Julie said...

Hi Fliss,
Welcome to blogland. I'm looking forward to reading your tutorials and following your projects.
I'm sure you'll soon be addicted to blogging.
Julie x

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your new blog, Fliss :-)
Deb (rustycage11)

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Fliss! :o)

Well.. a belated welcome to blogland! lol ;o) Now I know you're here, I thought I'd come back to the beginning to inspect your work! lol

Chris xx

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