All about me


I am 36 years old and have been making cards on and off for about 7 years. Although I am a qualified Dispensing Optician I cannot escape my love for paper and pretty ribbons!  I am a freelance Card Designer/Demonstrator and I am also a regular contributor to Cardmaking and Papercraft, Making Cards and Crafts Beautiful magazines.  I am proud to be on the Design Teams for Joanna Sheen,Wild Rose Studio and just recently, Nitwits Collections. 

I was named as National Cardmaker of the Year 2010 which really changed my life and runner up in Simply cards and Papercrafts Card Designer of the year competition 2012. 

I run the Joanna Sheen challenge blog which won the Best Crafty Blog Award in the recent Craft awards ran by Crafts Beautiful and Let's Make Cards magazines.  I was so thrilled as it is only a year old and it was my idea to put it together as I love Joanna's fab products.
I decided to set up my own challenge blog as I had so much stuff that I didn't get chance to use so I thought an all kinds of crafts challenge where the DT can make and use what they wanted seemed such a fab idea! 
I am very happily married and live in Blackpool, UK. I have a gorgeous little girl Tayla who is almost 3 and a little boy called Nathan who is almost 1 - they seriously keep me on my toes!  
I love being a mummy - I only wish there were more hours in a day!

I  love most types of crafts but tend to stick to papercrafts as my craft room is already busting at the seams and I think my hubby would divorce me if I had any more hobbies! Lol

I am happy to accept commissions and design team work, just get in touch!

Thanks for looking!


  1. This is a beautiful and wonderful Blog 'All About Me' - Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Great to read a little bit more about you Paula :) A big congratulations on your creative successes! You run two awesome blogs! I could learn a lot from you.

  3. Ik heb vandaag een hele mooie happy birthday kaart mogen ontvangen van jou hand, Craft Emotion heeft hem me gestuurd en dacht eens kijken wie er achter Paula schuilt, och geweldig mooi hier en ga verder genieten van je werk.

    Warme groetjes uit Holland,
    Anita Izendoorn.

  4. Hi Paula,
    So glad I found your blog. I live in Burnley so not that far away. Often go to Blackpool to the Bloomfield Club as we have friends who sing there. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration. Jan xx

  5. Hi Paula! So happy to find another Lancashire lass doing well! My daughters hubby's from Blackpool and follows the Tangerines while I'm a PNE person currently in Leyland. Your work is lovely. Please hop over to my blog for a peep at my "newbie" stuff & do feel free to critique!!! It may be very helpful x