Please help the Fitztown Design Team welcome our newest Guest Designer. Cathie is new to blogging and her enthusiasm is contagious! Here's a little something she'd like you to know about her:
Hi, my name is Cathie. My mum is incredibly crafty and artsy and, as a child, she taught me how to sew, knit and crochet. This led on to long stitches. Unfortunately, this also led to a lot of unfinished projects due to a short attention span, which I still have to this day.
I can still remember like it was yesterday, the fateful day my mother-in-law took me to my first Quilt and Craft Fair where I saw a demonstration of stamping with pigment inks and varied embossing powders. I knew I was hooked!
It was the first step: basic Christmas cards and birthday cards incorporating pre-made sticker embellishments and computer clip art. It wasn't until I had complications after having my son in 2011 that I discovered the world of YouTube and Blog land, mainly other peoples blogs with the exchange of ideas, techniques and card designs. The options were endless! To my husband's dismay, this was when the addiction really started. This also led to my love of digital stamps. The fact I could buy a stamp and receive it instantly (living in Australia does have its disadvantages), I could accumulate more stamps as they are cheaper and I can make them bigger or smaller depending on my finished card giving me the ultimate in creativity.
I had been entering various online competitions but shying away from any that required a blog. It wasn't until my sister in law started a blog and encouraged me to get my card designs out there that I was bitten by the bug. I am so glad I did as I find it completely addictive - the ability to do the equivalent of standing on the roof tops yelling at the top of my voice - "I am sooo happy with this card!" is such a great feeling!