About Me

Welcome to my blog!

I have been creative in one way or another for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest childhood memories include carving stamps from potatoes and stamping them with paint, making paste with flour, sugar & water, and crafting paper chains and snowflakes at Christmas time.  Two of my most favourite birthday presents during my formative years were an etch-a-sketch and a spirograph.  Some of my most vivid memories of high school were designing an alphabet (typography) in DT and the sheer excitement of visiting the computer suite once a term (I attended high school in the mid to late 1980s!).  Looking back, it was no surprise that I would eventually work in an artistic/techincal field, however I have taken a rather indirect path to get here!  I began piano lessons when I was 5 years old, choosing to continue a musical path instead of an artistic one, and eventually graduated from university with an honours degree in music.

I was introduced to the world of stamping and cardmaking at the very end of 2008.  I began my blog in January 2009 - little did I know where it would take me!  I am very lucky to have been a member of a number of prominent design teams, as well as having my work featured on TV and in numerous print and online magazines.  I feel incredibly privileged to have been a freelance designer/professional papercrafter for many of the UK's leading papercraft print magazines since 2011.  The excitement of seeing my work in print is the same today as it was the very first time!

I began designing and illustrating products for the craft industry in 2013, with my very first collection of stamps and dies being for Whimsy Stamps in January 2014.  Most notably, I have been designing clear stamps, dies, stencils and paper pads for SugarPea Designs since November 2014.  I am also regularly commissioned to design covergift stamps and dies for UK craft magazines.

If you would like to discuss my design work in relation to your company, either as an artist or as a designer, please get in touch.