Hello fellow Crafters! Today I am happy to introduce to you our new Guest, Jan Bennett. She made this beautiful Teapot Exploding Box using a Jinky'sCrafts Tutorial. Let's all welcome her and get to know her better.
Jinky: Can you please tell me more about yourself?
Jan: I am a mum to Chris and Louise, mum-in-law to Simon and Nanny to Jack who was 7 on March 2nd. I am a housekeeper manager working in a retirement home for people with dementia, Alzheimer's and age related conditions, with some of the most fantastic people in the world (residents and staff).
Jinky : When did you get started in crafting?
Jan: I first started card making when my sister-in-law showed me how to use a few bits I had bought at a scrapbooking evening.I soon got hooked and find it so relaxing and satisfying to see some thing grow from a piece of card to a work of art (most of the time).
Jinky: What's your style in Crafting?
Jan: I love anything Kinetic, decoupage, die cut distressed (Tim Holtz is my Guru), using templates and embossing with Glittergirls boards. I would like to get more into stamping, coloring and using gilding flakes. So there is lots more to learn in the future.
Jinky: Can you please tell me how you made your Teapot Exploding Gift Box?
Jan: Using the instructions in your Teapot Exploding Box PDF Tutorial, I made the teapot in Crafters Companion snow white pearl card. Then I cut out the side panels and made patterned layers, with the blue porcelain papers and decorated the flowers with some diamanté flowers from my craft box. I made the spout and the handle as per instructions and decorated once again using the blue porcelain papers. For the inside I cut the lighter blue papers slightly smaller than the template and then used a Martha Stewart punch around the edges to make it like a pretty tablecloth. I decorated the lid with a bit of old lace I found and the blue papers with a bit of bling. On top I decided to make cups on saucers and a cake stand with cakes to show that we were having a birthday tea party for our friend at work.
Jinky: Your Teapot Exploding box is awesome! I bet your co-workers will be glad they received this.Thanks a lot, Jan for guesting in my blog. Much appreciated!
Jan: Thank you for taking the time to look at my efforts.
If you are interested to be my guest blogger, please contact me.