Thursday, March 10, 2016

Design Team Intro - Megan Gourlay

Hi Everyone :)

I'm returning this year to the team, but this time as a Guest Designer.  Last year was the year from hell health wise for our family and it meant I had little time or energy for creating.  When Liz asked me back this year I thought I need to do this better(!), and guest designing will give me so much time to prepare and hopefully there will be no more surgeries in my family this year! ;)

Where do I hide?
Forbes and I - yes that is my husbands name ;) - live in Woodend just outside Christchurch with our two four legged furry babies, Dougal and McKenzie :)  I also work as a nurse in a busy general surgery/colorectal ward.  If I'm not at work or hiding out in the craft room, you will either find me out in the garden or buried in a book, or pinterest lol - such a treasure trove of ideas there!

Crafting Addiction
I've been doing some sort of craft as far back as I can remember, like tapestry, cross stitch and embroidery.  Unfortunately I can't sew to save myself and I so wish I could!  I started making cards back in 2001 and that was all I was going to do.  I was never going to go scrapbooking let alone layouts!  Never say never ;)  I went from cards to OTP and a long time later I went to layouts but I much prefer OTP, lately though that seems to have morphed into mini albums.

Tutoring opportunities
And as some of you may know I'm on the BoBunny Design Team which I absolutely love.  They are truly a wonderful company to work for and Im lucky to be on my third term with them.
I also teach twice a year at Glentui Retreat and this past weekend I taught for the first time Liz's Stavely Card Camp - it was so much fun!!

So what inspires me?
Lots of things I have to say :) I love heritage style collections, but lately I've been swinging towards brights when I never used to.  I'm a bit of a nutter about fussy cutting, I love it which is fascinating because I'm the most impatient person on the planet! lol and that makes Graphic 45 one of my favourite companies.  I have a bit of an addiction to dies and chipboard as well ;)  In the last year I've got right into mixed media, but I would still say I'm a novice at it - I'd love to aspire to the likes of Marta Lapkowska or Annar-Moje Pasje they are some of my favourites.  I guess you could say my taste is all over the place because I love Amazing Paper Grace, Heartfelt Creations, Di Garling and Paula Cheney - so yes there's a wide range of things that inspire me :)

So that's me :)  See you again soon!

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