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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Celebrity Guest Blogger with Ali Reeve

Today our guest blogger is the wonderful Ali Reeve, here is how she answered the questions we put to her:

If you have a blog, what's the blog address..?
clevercrafter.blogspot.co.uk

How long have you been crafting?
Since I could hold a pair of scissors!! But stamping and papercraft became a main passion in 2003

How did you start crafting?
I am an early years teacher by profession so it stemmed from doing projects with the kids, and then in 2003 I wanted to make my own wedding invitations so kind of got hooked then!

What is your favorite product line?
That special touch of mica masks!

What do you watch/listen to when you're creating?
Dan Gibson Solitude albums, Les Miserables or current favourite Lady Gaga Fame Monster (bit of a random one for me there, as I normally prefer more classical music when crafting!!)

What do you snack on while crafting?
I try and avoid snacking while crafting because I would end up crafting with my snack!!

Any paper crafting pet peeves?
Waste...

Share your favorite tip/trick with the readers.
Oh there is so much but I suppose it has to be don't be afraid to experiment...every day should contain the question I wonder what will happen if...? Oh and for tying tiny bows use a fork!!

What is your favorite color combination to use on your cards?
Browns, Creams and what I call natural greens.

Do you distress everything, not at all or somewhere in between?
Generally distress everything, I struggle with clean lines (hey I struggle with clean!!) but do occasionally do white on white cards and love the effect, but at the end of the day distressing hides a multitude of sins!!

What is your favorite tool in your scrappy space?
Big Shot

What is your favorite item in your scrappy space?
My dogs!!

When creating a project, do you plan it out or go with the flow?
Definitely go with the flow, I very rarely have a plan of what I want to do, and if I ever do they turn out to be my least favourite projects!!

What is your favorite kind of cardstock?
Kraft card and plain white coated that I can ink to however I like.

Do you enjoy stepping out of your zone when creating new projects?
I try to avoid having a zone, but I do love to experiment so yes I love to push my boundaries.

About how many projects do you create in a month?
I generally have to produce many samples and demo pieces so anything up to 100 cards is normal, unfortunately personal pieces never really happen.

When is the best time for you to create?
I will craft at any moment I can, so I have been crafting through the night, while making breakfast and often get ideas in bed, so really when the mood hits me I go!!

What quality do you like and admire in others?
Uniqueness and imagination, 

Here are 3 recent cards Ali has made:


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