Sunday, May 4, 2014
What would Swirlydoos be without our wonderful subscribers?!? It's a pleasure getting to know these ladies on the forums and from the stories they tell through their layouts. Yes,we are an amazing community, but most of all, we're a family! We appreciate each and every member and they deserved to be spotlighted. With that being said, our featured member for May is.....


Ginny Hickmott
 
 
 
Here's a bit from Ginny:
 
Hi, I’m Ginny,  I was born in Norfolk, England, UK but now live in Abergavenny, South Wales, UK. I’m married to my wonderful hubby Mathew, who puts up patiently with my scrapbooking obsession! We have 2 children, William 9 and Holly 5 years old. We live in the country with my 4 dogs (3 lurchers and my gorgeous Labradoodle! ), my horse Tommy and Holly’s pony Norman.
               My ‘crafty’ side started with cross stitch, when I was a teenager, which I did for many years. Jewellery making followed, which I still do and then about 4 years ago my mum , an avid card maker at the time ( now scrapping!) got me into scrapbooking when we went to a craft show in 2010 and we met Hayley at Funky Farm Scrapbook barn. I loved the products she sold and her inspiration  I was hooked!
I’ve tried all kinds of styles for my pages to see what I like and I would say that ‘shabby chic’, vintage, romantic, distress, pretty, flowers, sum up my pages. I do have a problem with ‘white’ space, the more I can fill the page up the better! I love ‘playing’ with texture/ mediums/ embossing powders.
I’ve been going to scrapbooking crops at Funky Farm, but unfortunately it is now only an online shop, so ‘us’ ladies decided to carry on a monthly crop at the village hall  instead.
               How did I find swirlydoo’s???   I love Pinterest for idea’s and inspiration and found pins from swirlydoo’s on there.  A look at the website confirmed that this was the place for me, with gorgeous kits that suited me! I joined in February this year and I’ve had 2 kits so far and I LOVE it! You are all so friendly and have made me feel very welcome! I really enjoy entering all the challenges and there’s so much to learn with the forum tutorials it’s  wonderful!!! Thank you!
                                                                                                                                                   Ginny
 
 
Here are a some of my favorite projects of Ginny's, sure to inspire you!!
 
 
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Please come back and visit every first Sunday of the month to see who our next featured member will be! We love our Swirlygirls!!

9 comments:

luv46kdz said...

Beautiful work Ginny :) It's awesome getting to know each of you :)

Paula

Andiepants said...

I am so glad that you decided to join us Ginny!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Tracey Gregory said...

You are so talented!Thanks for being a Swirlygirly!

Misha McClain said...

Congrats Ginny, your work is lovely!

Peggy said...

So good getting to know you, so glad that you've become a Swirly Savage, Ginny!!!!
Congratulations on being in the spotlight!!!!

Michael Hickmott said...

As a mere male may I say how proud I am of my very lovely - and talented - daughter in law Ginny. Isn't my son a lucky man, to say nothing of my Grandchildren William & Holly. What a lovely family you are.

Grandad

Linda Pekrul said...

Beautiful work Ginny! Congratulations on being featured! It is wonderful getting to know you better!

Maggi said...

We're so glad you've joined us Ginny! Love your work

Kim said...

Nice to "meet" you Ginny. So glad you found us.

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