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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Guest Blogger Spot.

Hi everyone, I was lucky enough to be asked to do a
guest spot on the  Crafty Bloggers Network Blog , so
here it is.

I'm a stay at home mum of two children , Daniel 11 and Hannah who is 9.
Life in our house can be quite stressful at times, and not a lot of
sleep either. Daniel was diagnosed at 3 years old as being severely
Autistic. He goes to a special needs school which is really good.
Hannah also has some of the traits, so you can imagine the stress at
our house, hence one of the reasons I got into crafting.

I've always enjoyed making things since I was young, at one stage I  
made beanbag frogs for friends ! .I got into card making maybe 6 or 7
years ago when I decided to make all our own Christmas cards and
basically it's gone from there. Crafting for me is a way to relax and
forget the stresses of the day, also I love being able to make cards
for friends and family and see the enjoyment on their face when they
see it's handmade.

Recently I have also been decorating wooden letters for kids names,
mine both have some and for Christmas I made 7 sets for nieces and
nephews.

I have also decided to try and sell them and have had a stall at some
craft fairs. Trial and error but we'll see how it goes.

In April I was also lucky enough to be picked for the UK design Team
for  Kanban which I am really enjoying doing, and have made some great friends within the team.



I started my blog in  March of this year and through that and Facebook and the groups on there I have made loads of friends.



As to my style of cards, I'm not sure I have a particular style, I just
enjoy using anything and will give most things a go.



This month's challenge is "Anything Goes" so here is my card . I love
these stamps and thought I'd go for a red theme as they are Christmas
stamps.


















Thanks, and happy crafting

Fran xxx

15 comments:

  1. stunning card, and the colour is so vibrant xx

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  2. brilliant card Fran - love the red dress - its just so beautiful! big hugs Rachel xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Fran, I love the image and the colours are wonderful.
    It's nice to hear a bit about you, thanks for sharing

    Sue

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  4. This is gorgeous Fran, what striking colours and image xxx

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  5. This is just gorgeous Fran.xxx

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  6. Gorgeous card Fran love the image and the layout is beautiful. Caroline xxx

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  7. Gorgeous card, I love the rich colour
    Lindsay xx

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  8. Stunning Fran, love the image and the colour combination. It is always lovely to read about other crafters. Congratulations on your guest blog spot.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Beautiful Fran love it all.
    Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot.
    Janet

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  10. This is a gorgeous card, Fran!! Love the red!!

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  11. Gorgeous card, love the image and vibrant red xx

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  12. Lovely card and love that backing paper, it realy makes the card stand out!

    Its the first time i have visited your blog and must say you have some very interesting posts and cards on it, i have joined as a follower ...look forword to seeing more!!

    Carole x

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  13. Hello, Fran congratulations on your Guest Designer spot. Your card is beautiful love the rich red tones you have used. Vee xx

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Thank you for visiting my blog today , I love reading your comments , thanks Fran xx