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Jeni Machon is a paper crafter with 16 years of experience who loves anything to do with stationery and paper. She enjoys watercolour painting and now makes her own handmade vegan watercolour paints. Her favourite stamps are florals.
In college, Jeni studied IT and Fine Art and uses these skills both with the shop and her card making.
In her spare time, Jeni can be found playing with her rescue dog Milly, reading or crocheting.
My name is Maria Grimshaw and I live in Barnsley, South Yorkshire with my husband Ian and my little Jack Russell, Belle, who we adopted from a rescue centre.
I have been crafting, in some form or other, since I was at Junior school when we were taught cross stitch, I loved sewing lessons and continued this through secondary school. My love of papercraft came when I was looking for wedding invitations and couldn’t believe how much they cost. After a trip to the Hobbycraft exhibition, I learnt how to stamp and emboss and made my own wedding stationery. That was it then, I was hooked and never looked back since. In my last job I was an Art and Design Technician in a Senior School so spent a lot of my time doing the things I love. Unfortunately, I was made redundant last year due to educational cutbacks and the team were gutted to lose me, but these things happen.
Now I spend my days caring for my Father who has Alzheimer’s, looking after Belle and getting my fingers very messy. I love stamping, stencilling and colouring. Also, I use a die cutter and love to experiment with colours and I like to dabble into mixed media using MDF and greyboard and making my own backgrounds with texture pastes etc. I still do a bit of sewing now and again.
Hi! I’m Rachel, I live in the Lake District and I love all things card making! I’m an accountant by day but card making is my absolute passion! I first learned all about crafting from my grandma and I love trying new techniques and creating beautiful cards. I’m looking forward to sharing my makes with you.
Meet Janet… The roots that hold us all together…
Janet has been involved in various crafting projects throughout her life, including tapestry, knitting, embroidery and dressmaking as well as papercrafting and watercolour painting.
Jeni introduced her to card making in New Zealand and Janet hasn’t stopped since! She enjoy making clean and simple cards the most. Janet also likes mixed media projects such as Advert Calendars and mini albums.
Crafting has always been a part of Janet’s life, her mother created embroidery blankets of her own design and also crochet blankets for family and friends. Janet has two children, one boys and one girl if you can call them children as they are all adults now, and two grandchildren. Grand-fur-daughter Milly (a JackChi), and one human grandson.