Friday, 6 August 2010

August '10: Peeping Out (updated)

Just having a quick re-organisation so that you can see the sketch and the cards from the Design Squad all in one place!

The August Sketch
Projects by Jackie
 Projects by Bev
Projects by Kathy

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Meet Bev!

 Yesterday I introduced Jackie, who I've actually known for ages via this wonderful Internet thing, today I'd like to introduce Bev, whom I've only just met - but I know she's going to be a great friend and an inspiring Teamie for the Sketch File

Hi my name is Bev, I live in a little village in Cambridgeshire UK.
I run a business from home with my hubby Andy, who I have been married to for 21yrs.
I have 2 children; my son is 19 and my daughter 16 (just finished doing her GCSE’s)
We have a gorgeous Border collie called Tazz who is 18 months old. He is a real little character
I used to make Jewellery until a dear friend said "you should make handmade cards, you would be brill at it."  So I listened to her, and 6 yrs on not looked back. Just running out of space as I am limited. I do a lot of my card making on my lap or on the floor.
I do more card making than anything else, but willing to give something different a try anytime.
At the moment I am addicted to colouring with my copics, I only really got into rubber stamps just before Christmas last year.
I am so chuffed to have been asked to join the design team at kathys waffle sketch file blog.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Meet Jackie!

I was thrilled to bits when Jackie agreed to join the Design Squad for the Sketch File, we've known each other via the internet for a few years now. As well as loving crafting, Jackie shares my Grecophile tendencies! I know that as a confirmed sketchoholic she's going to make a fab Teamie on here.

"Like many crafters I started at the age of about 4 or 5 when my grandmother taught me to knit. Later I learnt to sew and I used to make my own dolls clothes! I progressed to making my own clothes through taking needlework at school then cross stitch but always fell back on knitting. I eventually went on to knit samples for Edina Ronay and Sirdar. (For those old enough to remember, Selina Scott wore one of my sweaters on The Clothes Show)
About seven years ago I decided to make some cards for hubby to give to clients …….he’s a part time DJ, and the rest, as they say, is history. I went on to start making wedding stationery and started my own company, Party Nights Creations. I love rubber stamping as I am not in the least bit artistic (unless stick men count J). I also love ribbon and simple uncluttered work. I really enjoy scrap booking too (and buying goodies) and use this as one of my methods of relaxation.  I dabble with beads too and love Swarovski crystals.
 I love my design team work, the constant learning involved and the chance to work along side international crafters. I’ve seen my work in print a couple of times as I’ve been runner up in a couple of national card making competitions. My work also features regularly on Create and Craft.  I would really love to be a permanent freelance designer for mags and/or manufacturers etc……it doesn’t hurt to dream!
I am so excited about having been asked to join Kathy’s design team. I thought I had the perfect job before but it has definitely just got better."

Sunday, 1 August 2010

August '10: Peeping Out

Welcome to the new sketch for August.
I think it looks as though the circle is peeping out from behind the rectangle - rather like the sun coming from behind a (rather strange shaped) cloud, or a person poking their head round from behind a wall!  I wonder what you see?
Over the next few days I'm hoping to introduce the first members of the *new* Sketch File Design Squad, along with something they've made using this sketch, so please come back soon and meet them.

We'll be working to introduce as many people to these sketches as possible, and I know it's going to be fab to have more designs on here to inspire our fellow crafters.
We're going to be on the lookout for more "squaddies" to join us in the future, and I'd also love to offer some one-off Guest spots too.
Anyway, as you'll have noticed, my card isn't here yet - but it will be here asap - then we'll give each of the new designers a post of their own to.introduce themselves and showcase their first Sketch File Designer project.
Please have a go with the sketch - come back and let us know where we can see your project and we'll pop by to see it and we'll also add your link to the lists in the sidebar
Happy Crafting