My name is Alison and I live with hubbie Joe and my 2 kids, Conar and Carla, in Renfrewshire, Scotland. I have always been arty but, due to a stressful full-time job, I never found the time to do anything about it. Seven years ago, I decided to try my hand at my own Christmas cards and it all ballooned from there. I had to give up working 4 years ago, due to a health problem, so I now have plenty of time on my hands to be creative. I started scrapping soon after and crafting has now become my obsession. My Cricut machine is my baby at present although I love using my Cuttlebug embossing folders to add texture to my work. Thanks to each and every one of you takes the time to add a comment on my cards and thank you too for sharing your wonderful creations with the rest of us. It's amazing how much inspiration I get from looking at others' work.