Welcome to the About me page - this is always the hardest one to write :-)
I am a mum to 2 wonderful daughters, wife to my best friend, and crafting tragic. I sew, knit, crochet, but most of all, I stamp and scrapbook.
I started paper crafting in 2001, to make my own wedding invitations. Somebody once told me, buying rubber stamps to save money on cards is like buying a boat to save money on fish.
I was introduced to patchwork and quilting while still pregnant with number 2, and got immediately hooked (thanks AnnetteF). Everyone in the family now has their own quilt, and I am finally working on mine. Sewing remains a big part of my life, and shares space in my studio with my paper crafting tools and materials.
in June 2011 I came across Close to My Heart at the Brisbane Craft Show, and signed up as a VIP customer. I loved the look of the products and the range they had. I knew that if they did open in Australia I would look at becoming a consultant.
In early 2013 my two loves came together in the form of a Tim Holtz fabric collection, called Eclectic Elements. More textures and more ways to display the gorgeousness!
Close to My Heart (CTMH) opened to Australian consultants as of 1 July 2013, and here I am! I will be posting cards, scrapbook pages and beyond the page projects here, as well as new products and ideas for paper crafting. I have also explored the option of posting some video tutorials on YouTube, so stay tuned :-)
If you would like to purchase any of the products or tools you see, you can shop via the link on my blog, or go to monikaenglish.ctmh.com.au
If you would like to become a part of my team, click on the Join CTMH link, or give me a call or drop me an email for a chat - I would love to have you as part of the Glitteratti :-)
yours in Craft,