And now let's dive in to getting to know Emma!
CK: First of all, please share the places our readers and fans can find you on the web and social media! (URL/Links please!)
Emma: Instagram : instagram.com/emmakatescrapbooking
Facebook : https://m.facebook.com/emmakatescrapbooking
About your process…
CK: Clique Kits is obviously in love with your work. Can you tell us a little about your inspiration and your creative process?
Emma: My inspiration comes from many places, it could be from a patterned paper, a photo I’ve taken, or a piece of ephemera. It also comes from friends & like minded crafty people. I usually take a couple of days on each layout, longer for mini books, because I like to take my time, think about it if something doesn’t quite feel right. I often use mixed media too so I leave it dry naturally rather than using a heat gun.
CK: What are your ideal surroundings when you are designing?
Location: My craft room
Listening to: 90’s R&B
Snacking on: Chocolate
tools within arm’s reach: Fussy cutting scissors, liquid adhesive, tweezers
People/things nearby: My other half & daughter somewhere in the house usually giggling.
Other: Wearing my pj’s
CK: What is the hardest thing for paper crafters in your country? What is the best thing?
Emma: The hardest thing is probably the cost, things are pricey in the UK. The best thing is the community, I’ve made many friends through the crafting world.
CK: Do you have a “go to” …
brand you love?
tool you use all the time?
Emma: My go to colours are pink & aqua, you will usually find Nuvo drops & more recently sequins on my layouts. Choosing a brand I love is hard because there are so many amazing brands out there but if I had to choose it would probably be Pinkfresh Studio. The tool I used the most would have to be my fussy cutting scissors.
About your history…
CK: What was your earliest success as an artist?
Emma: Not sure I deserve the title of an artist but I guess my earliest success as an artist was becoming a design team member for Ella Bonella (an online UK based scrapbooking store).
CK: How did you start as a paper-crafter and designer?
Emma: My journey started with card making, where I stumbled upon Project Life which in turn lead me to traditional 12x12 scrapbooking & I haven’t looked back since.
CK: What was your very first paper crafting memory?
Emma: The 12 week scan of my baby girl, Bea.
About you currently…
CK: What have you been doing lately?
Watching on TV: The Great Pottery Throw Down, The Masked Singer, Love Island.
Buying: Not much because I’m broke after Christmas but the last thing I purchased was a travel pillow, crafty wise the last thing I bought was sequins.
Visiting: Venues for my littles girls 4th birthday party.
Using in artwork: Sequins, thread/cotton, inks.
Wishing for: A snow day.
CK: Something that most people do not know about you…
Emma: I play football (soccer).
About your country…
CK: What are some must see cities, landmarks, or locations in your country?
Emma: I must admit I haven’t really explored my own country that much but I love that it’s so green here. I particularly like the Devon coast line (south of the UK), it’s beautiful!
CK: Are there any national or cultural traditions unique to where you live you can share?
Emma: I guess the south west of the UK is famous for its cider & Cheddar cheese, if you are ever visiting its a must try!
Thanks so much for allowing The Clique to get to know you better!
Here are a few examples of layouts from Emma's Instagram feed using product from Ella Bonella Scrapbooking!