kitten mama

Elle
maker of cards ~ mixer of mediums ~ drinker of tea ~ art journalist ~ kitten mama

Hi there!

I am one of those people who has always been arty, though my parents might have used other words when I started drawing on the walls!  I love making things with my hands, and so I love a lot of arts and crafts (sewing, knitting, crochet, cross stitch,scrapbooking, jewellery-making, cardmaking, painting, art journaling, mixed media, all kinds of papercrafts +++), and I’m always up for learning about new ideas and new techniques.

When I’m not getting my hands inky, I love spending time with my crafty little kitties or my family and friends (yes the kitties come first haha).  I also love reading, tinkering with websites, and learning new things.  I have two BAs, one in English Lit and the other in Design, and I have a Diploma in Creative Writing.  I also love exploring nature and here in Scotland, we get a spot of weather from time to time, which makes things interesting, but when the weather is fair, let’s to go to the coast or the woods or to wander around some of the National Trust for Scotland properties and gardens.  But really, most of the time is Netflix and chilling with a few cats on the sofa!  LOL

creative education

Altenew Educator Certification Program

tim holtz creative chemistry 101, 102, 103

the art and business of surface pattern design

design work 2019+

Prior to 2019 I never thought about applying to design teams as I wasn’t sure it was something I had time to do, but this year I felt inspired and I wanted to get that illusive work/life balance that everyone talks about, and to spend more of my time on the things I love.  So I decided to start applying to DT Calls and now I am on two really great Design Teams!

GYPSY SOUL LASER CUTS

EDUCATION TEAM 2019
educator badge GSL cuts

GYPSY SOUL LASER CUTS

EDUCATION TEAM 2020

MORE THAN WORDS

CHALLENGE BLOG – ADMIN/CREATIVE 2020

challenges won 2019

ART/DESIGN CHALLENGES

ALTENEW SKETCH CHALLENGE #15

Winner for this Sunshine After The Rain Mixed Media canvas

SIMON SAYS STAMP MONDAY CHALLENGE

Winner for this card – S is for Spooky

A VINTAGE JOURNEY

Winner for this card – The Time You Enjoy Wasting is Never Wasted

WOW! EMBOSSING POWDER SEPTEMBER 2019 CHALLENGE – DIY Embellishments

Winner for this Halloween home decor piece. The challenge takes place in the facebook group

COUNTRY VIEW CHALLENGES

DT Special Mention for this Under the Sea canvas.  See challenge winners announcement post.

MORE THAN WORDS

Mini Challenge Winner for this Trick or Treat Pacman Ghost Card.  See challenge winners announcement post.