I have a passion for Paper. I started crafting in June 2014 when I had time on my hands after being made redundant. I love to try new things and my gallery is filled with lots of different techniques. I am particularly fond of hand cutting with a craft knife, making my own embellishments, and making paper gifts for friends. I get a real kick out of being asked to make something special for someone, and get excited at beautiful new papers to play with. I'm also enjoying pottery and teaching myself calligraphy. I give a lot of my makes away as I am short on space. My real fault, though, is wanting to keep everything I have made, so I photograph them instead. More recently I have enjoyed making practical pieces which I use in my home. I like looking around and seeing my handiwork, which I feel is real handi- crafting.