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...

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


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
Kelly- CBN DT

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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