“I’m Karen and I am an ardent scrapbooker, there I’ve said it – I don’t just scrapbook I craft almost every day, even if it’s for a short while before I go to work. I think I was born with crafting in my DNA as it has been a love of mine since I was a small child learning to knit with my Grandma.
I am lucky enough to have been on the Silhouette UK team since its inception.
I make 12 x 12, 8 ½ x 11 and Project Life layouts, mini books, cards and have just fallen in love with Traveller’s Notebooks for small scale scrapping – anything that involves playing with pretty paper and glue.
Almost everything I make involves using my Cameo 3 from clothing and home décor to scrapbook pages. I use it to cut HTV for baby and adult clothes, home décor and commemorative paper cuts, which I frame, and sell.
My preferred scrapbooking subjects are my daughter, Gracia, who has a puppy so there are an infinite number of photos to scrap of ‘baby Isla’, and also my Golden Retriever Kiera.
I like to scrapbook the here and now, the everyday, the good, the bad and the ugly, in fact anything that inspires me. I have started using mixed media on my pages and find my Cameo invaluable for making stencils etc. I am also on the Design Teams for Merly Impressions, UK Scrap Addicts and Crop in the Country’s 12 x 12 x 12.
I am looking forward to the year ahead working with the girls on the team to bring you lots of inspiration!”
Favourite Craft Tip
“If you have never tried something give it a go – you may be surprised with the result. There is no such thing as ‘wrong’ in crafting!”