Monday, 1 September 2014

Creative Bloggers Hop

Good morning all, again.
I have been asked by 2 lovely talented bloggers (Bridget @ Curlybearcrafts & Samantha@Penrith Crafts) if i would like to take part in the CREATIVE BLOGGERS HOP which is a continuous bloghop which takes part every Monday.
A host of different bloggers take part and all you/i need to do is answer 4 simple questions.
Thank you so much to Bridget & Samantha for thinking of me :D
Here are the 4 questions and my answers:

Question 1.
What am i working on at the moment.

To be honest not a lot, as work and life is taking priority BUT i have treated myself to some new Woodware and Stampendous Christmas stamps which i hope to be able to play with tonight maybe.
I am also working on improving my colouring with different mediums, i am trying different card stocks out too.Its all just a bit of trial and error.

Question 2.
How does my work differ from other in my genre.

To be honest i don`t think it does.I suppose some people know me for my distressed edges but i only do that because my matting and layering leaves a lot to be desired.It is always
I do love to mix up my styles, cas to embellished to vintage so i can`t say i am any different to others at all.

Question 3.
Why do i create what i do.

Oh my goodness, this is such a hard question to answer because i really don`t know.I suppose the products i use play a part and i do love getting new products to get the creativity flowing.I also find crafting very relaxing, it helps me shut off.iykwim.

Question 4.
How does you creative process work.

I think blog challenges help me a lot in deciding what i am going to create.I find challenges especially sketches help to kick start my thought process.I then decide on the stamp/digi i want to use.Do i want cute, sentiment only, no stamps at all.
Do i want it cas or heavily embellished.I then pick my papers, after which i can decide what colours i want to colour my image.Next come the embellies which i try and match up too.
The heat gun goes on ready and then i always play around with my layers and embellishments to get them where i think they look best and then i assemble my card.
Thats it really.

And there you have it,simples.

Now i am supposed to nominate 3 fellow bloggers to pass the baton on to for next Monday but i have chosen just 2 and that lucky ladies are:

Kelly @ LittleK Smiths Crafty Corner
Now to tell you why i have nominated the lovely Kelly.
I will let you all into a little something you may not know.
It was Kelly who actually gave me the kick to start up a blog in the first place.
I have known Kelly online since we were both members of Docrafts and Kelly left me a comment one day that said `Do you have a blog and if not, why not?`
So thank you Kelly for giving me the push and of course Kelly`s cards are just stunning, i love how she uses such cute stamps and always lots of sparkle.I do have a soft spot too for Kelly`s vintage cards and she also does cas.A very talented diverse crafter and a really nice lady too.
Thank you Kelly for saying yes :D

Donna @ My Happy Place
Now to tell you why i have nominated the lovely Donna.
I love Donna`s use of bright colours and she creates some amazing different card shapes.
A fellow promarker user as is Kelly above, which seems to be getting rarer these days.Donna also likes to use other mediums too and i love the variety of images and papers she uses.
I think Donna has a style of her own which is easily recognised.Another talented diverse crafter and a really nice lady too.
Thank you Donna for saying yes :D

Thanks so much for reading and do pop to see Bridget, Samantha, Kelly & Donna.You will not be disappointed.
Lotsa Hugs


nwilliams6 said...

Very fun to read about some of the behind the scenes stuff with you Nic! Hugz and happy Monday!

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Nic, you are a love. :-) Thank

Loved reading all about you amazing creative processes etc. You truly are an inspiration hun.


Little K Smith said...

Thank you again for thinking of me Nic and for your lovely words too. You're always such an inspiration, I'm glad you took my advise and started a blog! ;D

Anonymous said...

Hey Nic, I have to say that you always inspire me... Its great to read your answers, and see who you nominated too, hugs always me x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Nic, just getting back to this post, saw it, meant to read it later, but then got ill which put a stop to everything, sigh! Thoroughly reading about you and what makes you tick, craftwise, that is :) I'd say you definitely have your very own style which is beautiful - I think your work is always lovely. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth xx