My name is Amanda Cruxton but my friends call me Mandy. I am 37 years old and live in Birmingham in the UK with my husband Paul. We have been together 20 years although married for only 7.
I am currently looking for work having been made redundant twice in the last 6 months, but I usually work in Transport Administration.
I have been making 'things' since I was a small child and could always find something to keep me occupied. I started cross stitching when I was 15 and that moved into cardmaking in 2002 after visiting a craft show and the obsession began. I have been blogging for almost 2 years and have been lucky to have some cards published in the reader pages of UK magazines.
I love using sketches as it encourages me to lay out my cards in a different style than I would normally do. It also lets me concentrate on the materials rather than if the design 'looks right'. I am tempted to have a go at scrapbooking and I know the sketches will be a great help with that.
Thanks you so much for choosing me to be a Guest Designer, I can't tell you how honoured and excited I am.
I asked Amanda to choose a Card Sketch to work with and she chose Sketch #83.
And here is her card using the Sketch.