I was nominated by Janet from Mainely Cards to do The Creative Blog Hop. We're on the same DT over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday The Creative Blog Hop happens every Monday and hops from crafter to crafter. We all answer the same questions. I'm a day late, I hope you can forgive me - better late than never, right?
1. What am I working on?
I'm always working on something. I've got images colored up, ready to use, card layouts prepared, cards waiting to be embellished... Sometimes I just need my projects to lay there for a while before deciding on how to finish them...
2. How does my work differ from others of my genre?
I'm not sure I have a specific style as such, I'm a bit all over the place. I love vintage and cute, elegant and simple, you name it. I especially love making Christmas cards, and I do perhaps make more than the average number of masculine cards during a year.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I've always enjoyed crafting, for me it's a really relaxing activity. Nowadays I make mostly cards, but I used to make lots of jewelry, knitting, cross stitcing,... Crocheting is something I'm really bad at though.
4. How does my creation process work?
I love sketches and CASE challenges, and I also find inspiration from themes and others' work. I definitely find color challenges the hardest.
Sometimes I have a colored image ready and pick papers and embellishments afterwards. Other times I start with the papers and layout and decide on the image later. It depends on my source of inspiration. I'm a REALLY messy crafter. When people show photos of their messy craft deks I'm thinking "this is my craft space on a really good day"... I like to have many things at hand (= lots of papers, images and stash laying around on my desk), so I can try out different options before I decide to stick everything to my card. That's probably why I'm a slow card maker.
I'm nominating Jackie of Kreate with me 2 as the next hopper. I love her cute and colorful style, great coloring skills and her eye for layouts and detailing.