Thursday, 12 June 2014

Blogging Everyday in June 2014 - Day 12: Inspiration

Its Day 12 on the Blog / Craft Challenge and I am in the office loving the Sun from the inside. I'll probably pop out later for a bit of a ice cream and lounge around - but until then, here's today's post...

Day 12: Tell us how / where you get your inspiration from or craft something with an Autumn theme

Another written post today about where I get my inspiration from.
It used to be a lot of magazines - we're talking possibly about 75% of the magazines available for paper crafters and craft makers. Eventually it drove me slightly nuts having all the paper building up on my desk without me actually reading them a few times over, so I actually haven't bought a Craft Magazine for a while and to be honest, the designs and ideas they come up with are not really for me my style has changed a lot and I swap between styles too, so sticking to one type of magazine or several is not as practical as it used to be.

Now I get most of my inspiration from YouTube, or from Design Challenges online. YouTube most definitely has played a big part in how my design style has changed - designing more simpler cards but providing the same affect without putting 'too much' on them - when less could be more. A lot of card markers like Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, Debby Hughes, Angie Kennedy Juda, Shari Carroll and Vicky Papaioannou have encouraged me to do a 'less is more' theme - easy cards but still creating the same affect with similar tools and I'm really liking it.

Online social media such as Pinterest (as Kairen mentioned) plays a huge part too and some of the great simple, cards, as well as gorgeous ideas for gifts, presents and items have made me branch out in other directions than papercrafts and I'm still enjoying looking at great and different techniques I've never tried before. It's exciting that I have the feasibility to do it now where as before it might not have been possible because I didn't know where to start - but now I can and I look forward to trying out new things and making my cards and papercraft projects bigger and better.

Where do you get your inspiration from?!


  1. Ooh, yes I love youtube....I'm quite new to it but have found some fab tutorials!
    hugs Jo x

    1. It's great isn't it?! I can be on YouTube for ages and ages - just like Pinterest! Time flies when you're getting inspired! xx


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