Monday, 26 March 2018

Hello and welcome

Hello there, I'm Marie. I live in the beautiful county of Cornwall, South West UK. This is my little space to share my creations with you all. I am hopelessly addicted to paper crafting, particularly scrapbooking. I have named this blog 'Crafty Landing' because that is where I do all my crafting - upstairs, on the landing between two bedrooms! It's actually a lovely, airy space to craft as there is a large window and quite a bit of room. My wonderful husband, Neil, who I call 'hubster', has built a desk in front of the window, along with plenty of shelves for me to store all my crafty stash (and boy, do I have a LOT of stash!).

My crafting story started in 2004 when I saw a scrapbooking demonstration on a well-known shopping channel. It was soon-to-be my sister’s 21st birthday and I thought it would be nice to give her a Scrapbook, so I got busy creating one. Back then, all you needed was a piece of background paper, card stock to matt your photo, a few simple embellishments and alphabets for your title. Now, 14 years on, my scrapbooking style has completely evolved and I use lots of different mixed media techniques such as painting, spritzing, pasting and stamping. Why do I love it so much? Well, one of the main reasons is because I get to relive happy memories and reminisce about the joyful times in my life. Scrapbooking makes me appreciate the small things in life like a single moment or saying. I can preserve and treasure it forever!

I have been very lucky to win a few online scrapbook competitions and I have previously been a design team member for Craft Box UK (owned by the lovely Anna Hersom). I have also had my layouts featured on both Prima and Blue Ferns Studio blogs. Now that was amazing!

I run scrapbooking workshops locally and have a fabulous bunch of ladies who share my love for this craft. 

I'm starting this blog because I've decided to showcase more of my creations and also I'm keen to enter lots of online challenges that have inspired me, and even apply for some Scrapbook Design Team positions. You never know, right?!

Below, are a few examples of what I enjoy creating. 

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