Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Craft Blog Focus - Linda Simpson

Hello everyone my name is Linda Simpson.

What is your favourite Craft?
I love paper craft and I have just started to do altered art and I love it!  I have tried all kinds of crafts starting very young with knitting.  I have made cross stitch pictures which have been framed and given as gifts and dotted around my own home, embroidery and crochet.  Very recently I have started to make some jewellery too.

How long have you been Crafting?
Like a lot of crafters I have been crafting for as long as I can remember.  I have been paper crafting now for 13 years and learnt so much in that time.

Do you have a Blog?
Yes I have a blog and the address is http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com

What made you start blogging about your hobby?
A lot of my friends (some are not crafters) kept badgering me into blogging.  On the 24th February 2011 I took the plunge and started my blog. I can honestly say that I never thought at first I would get into blogging but WOW these past 2 years have been absolutely amazing and it was the best thing I did!!!!

Who has inspired you in the craft world?
This is a hard one to answer!  A lot of people have inspired me.  My blogging friends, crafting celebrities, and Pinterest inspire me.

Do you belong to any Craft Group on Social Media?
Yes, I am in quite a few crafting groups on Facebook, as well as social forums, such as DoCrafts and My Craft Studio.

Do you take part in craft challenges or on any design teams?
Yes I blog every day so I do enter quite a few challenges.  I am on the design team for Kraftyhands as well as being design team and blog administrator.  I am also on the design team for Lacy Sunshine and Crafty-Emblies.

Where do you craft?
I am lucky that we converted one of our spare bedrooms into my craft room about 3 to 4 years ago and this is where I spend all my time crafting.

When do you find time to craft?
I am lucky that there is only my husband and I at home.  Crafting is my life, I do take time off when I go away and of course when I travel to Leeds to work at Kraftyhands as their Social Media Manager.

Favourite Stash
Oh my goodness, I have so many favourites but at the moment it has to be my melt pot.  It was through playing with the melt pot and spellbinder dies that I made my first you tube video.

If you could nominate one person for a Crafters Bloggers Central Award who would it be?
Crafting celebrity would be Sue Wilson, she is just awesome with the projects she makes using the spellbinders.
Non-crafting celebrity would be Lindsay Jolley (http://craftymonster81.blogspot.com), she makes fabulous creations using all types of materials.

Here are a few photographs of myself and my favourite projects.

My First Canvas

Lillianna Digi by Heather Valentin

Kew Floral Collection Sample for Kraftyhands

Another of my passions Paint Fusion, these are the doors to my cupboard which took me one day to do.

An finally this is me with my lovely husband Rick, he is my rock and so very understanding about my crafting addition.


  1. Yea way to go hunny love your stuff ur a faboulossss lady xx

  2. Lovely to hear more about you Linda, your work is gorgeous as always and thanks so much hun <3
    Lindsay xx

  3. Lovely cards Linda. Good to see what you look like