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

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

Thanks, and happy crafting

Fran xxx


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

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

  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


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

  5. This is just gorgeous Fran.xxx

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

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

  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.

    Linda xxx

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

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

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

  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

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


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