Friday, 20 September 2013

Guest Blogger - Marg Byatt

 Morning everyone..

Its time for this month Guest blogger. This month we are sharing a project made by our facebook group member Marg Byatt.
To see more of Marg's work, do pop over to her blog.

Marg had used the image called:
Tractor & Trailer - 3 stamp set.

And with that said, Ill hand you over to Marg..

 Hi, My name is Marg and I have the pleasure of being the Guest Blogger today for Stamping Dragons.  
I am a 52 year old disabled single parent to a 16 year old daughter, unable to work due to various, quite serious disabilities in my spine & various other ailments including a lesser known form of Muscular Dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, which is an inherited progressive genetic disease but is not life threatening. 
I therefore craft to keep my mind & hands creative.
  
I used to sell my craft at craft events but I have had to give up driving. Instead I now sell online alongside making for family, friends & of course DT projects. Crafting is my therapy, my life, and I craft as often as my health allows.
My creative streak has always been with me, (drawing, sewing, cross stitch) but only the last 5+ years have I been creating cards good enough to sell. I have got a lot more creative & better over the years... 
  
Creating a papercraft project now, I'm very lucky that I can pick up a piece of scrap craft material & put a card together using that one piece, equally though, I can follow a sketch &/or theme to the letter or diversify when needed. Even though I have no particular style, I do not like to cover the card with all shabby chic style/loads of people/lace/flowers stash, I do tend to edge more the Clean & Simple type..
I do love stamping & colouring with alcoholic pens (promarkers/flexmarkers/graph it pens) and occasionally with watercolour pencils.  
 
I mainly use a digi stamp but I do, sometimes, depending on the card I am going to make,
use a rubber stamp, both of which I have plenty to choose from.
 

The digi in the card I have made for you today is called Tractor & Trailer - 3 stamp pack
and is coloured in with a mixture of Promarkers, a couple of Graph It alcoholic ink pens & the fabulous Sakura Gelly Roll metallic pen to give the engine parts, wheel hubs etc a more realistic look. (I do prefer to be more realistic in my colouring). 
 

 
 The backing paper was just made from tearing handmade papers that I had in my stash. The letters that spell out "Have Fun" were cut with Memory Box dies. The card size is A5.
 
I hope you have enjoyed reading my post & looking at my car.
If you have, please check out my own blog HERE...
{{{hugs}}}
Marg



 And that is it from us for today. 
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments left behind.
Marleen DTL xx

5 comments:

Fran said...

Great card Marg, love the image xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Fabulous card xxx

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

what a fun card
thanks for sharing
Hugs
Kelly- CBN DT
XXX

Gwyneth said...

Great card and it was great to read a little about the crafter who made it.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Such a fun card.... happy crafting Marg xxx

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