Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Top Talent Thursday.


Welcome back to
Our Creative Corner
And do we we have a real treat for you on Top Talent Thursday,  you are all going to be inspired by Jenny's project today, who was our winner of the 'Kissing Technique' Challenge.

  So I have the privilege of introducing and congratulating, Jenny-(pushingtherightbuttons) for being selected as our Top Talent and for contributing such wonderful creativity to 
 Before we showcase her project, we'd like to share some questions and answers that we put to her. So we'll turn the stage over to her now.

1. Where do you live?
I live in Staffordshire in the UK. It is known as the 'Heart of the Country' and is one of the best places I have lived. Surrounded by the National Forest and with the Peak District on the doorstep, it's the perfect place to enjoy the 'great outdoors'. We live next to a major canal, which is fun as there are always plenty of boats carrying visitors, and are often greeted with the wonderful smells of malting from the local brewery:) Am I selling it to you?
2. If you could only use three craft supplies for the rest of your life, what would they be?
 Just three? That's cruel! I guess inks, stamps and embossing folders are my essentials, but there are so many others that come really close, like my new diffusers.

3. Markers or chalk?

4. What colour inspires your creativity?
Hmmm, got a bit of a thing about colour. It's always the first thing that attracts me to a completed project or piece of art. If pushed I'd say my favourite is Teal.  I'm more of a cool colour girl.

5. Describe one thing you really enjoy about the challenges at Our Creative Corner.
I enjoy the challenges at Our Creative Corner because the themes are different from others and unrestricted by having to use specific products (you can bet I don't have what's required in those cases). Of course the Design Team inspiration is always outstanding too, always useful if Mr Mojo has done a disappearing act!
6. How long have you been crafting and what made you start crafting?
I've been crafting in one way or another all my life; creating paper dolls at home and drawing a lot at school; making my own clothes as a teen; completing sewing, tapestry and cross stitch projects for the home; and even now I knit sporadically. However, papercrafting became something of 'obsession' about two years ago. With the help of various family members I have traced our family history back, in some cases to the 1600's and wanted to record my findings in an accessible way. That started me scrapping, which lead to getting a card making kit, which lead to playing with anything else I can get my hands on now!

(We can all relate to the word obsession!)

7. What is your favourite holiday/event to make crafts for? 
My favourite crafting season has to be Christmas because there is a definite destination for my efforts. I'm the sort of crafter that has to make something for a reason - cards to send, pots to hold things, bags to hold pressies, you know the type of thing. I just don't have the space to store lots of projects made for the sake of it, and anyway, the joy of creating is partly the doing and partly in sharing it with others. All my Christmas tags this year will make it onto the front of cards for family and friends.
(A person after my own heart!

 Now sit back and enjoy her project - A Diary cover. 

Stunning work!
 What a delight for the eyes this piece of work is and we are thrilled to showcase her amazing talent with you, if you are inspired and want to see more, then pop over to Jenny's blog (pushingtherightbuttons). 

Thank you, Jenny for being our Top Talent and sharing such wonderful inspiration with us!
If you' would like the opportunity to be part of
'Top Talent Thursday'
at Our Creative Corner, it is so easy just join in our current challenge:
Clean and Simple Kitchen.   There's still time to participate.

"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it."
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  1. Thank you so much to the team for giving me this very special opportunity. It has been a joy to work with you. Hugs, Buttons x

  2. Hi Buttons, you never fail to impress with your stunning creations, of which this is one. Fabulous cover for your diary, love all the elements. Well done on the DT for choosing you for the spotlight! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. A simply wonderful diary cover which showcases the amazing attention to detail that Buttons always gives her work. Stunning.

  4. Nice to get to know you a little better and I just love the diary project.

    Best Wishes Chrissie xx

  5. Someone else who used to make paper dolls - yaaay! Good to read a bit of background - and once agaib, congratulations on the Top Talent Award.

  6. Congratulations - an interesting post to read and another blog to follow.

  7. A wonderful spotlight on a fantastic crafter... so great to get some more insight into Buttons's crafting world (and a name... the secret's out!). And the project is just glorious - fantastic combinations of colour, texture, and such attention to detail - everything I love about her work... congratulations, Buttons!
    Alison xx

  8. Richly deserved spotlight for a richly talented artist! Stunning, treasure like project with such warmth, depth and gorgeous detailing. So technically skilled you are. Congrats again Buttons. Nicola x

  9. Hi Jenny. Thank you so much for being our guest this week. It was so nice to get to know you better.

  10. It' so great to know you more, Jenny. Your creations are amazing! :)


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