Giveaway and Interview with Lynnda Worsnop of Oakhouse Studio

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Posted on 16th December 2013 by Barbara Daines
Filed under Competitions And Giveaways, Design Team

Details on how to win this beautiful Clematis Tower Stamp worth £9.99 at the end of the post!

Hello everyone, Barbara here today posting an interview with Lynnda Worsnop, owner of Oak House Studio in East Yorkshire. I have admired Lynnda's work since seeing her presenting some lovely stamps on Create & Craft a few years ago......Here is what we talked about :-

Q) When did you start Oak House Studio, and why? A) I started in 2006 for a few reasons....buying stamps for my shop, I was always looking for different designs and for designs that would help with teaching classes. Then my classes made some cards for the BBC 'Making Waves' appeal and I designed a lifeboat set, which we sold to raise money for the appeal, and things just grew from there.

Q) Why stamping? A) I love how versatile stamping is. I do get bored quickly with other crafts, but there is always something new to learn with stamping. As a teacher, I find stamping is both accessible AND a challenge that you can go on learning from.

Q) Your polymer is unusual, what made you choose it? A) I was looking for something with the strength and durability of rubber and the 'see-through' qualities of clear. Our polymer is laser-cut which gives great accuracy to the image and allows me to safely include lots of detail.

Q) Where do your design ideas come from? A) I come at the designs from several directions....things I see around me, a set of railings, some bathroom tiles.....sometimes I have a project I want to make, and the stamps are created to achieve that. Many of our stamps are botanical....I LOVE my garden and studied Horticulture at the local college.

Q) What is your favourite colour? A) I am known for using a lot of blue & green, but when you look outside, it's easy to see why. I do try to use other colours now and then, but always seem to come back to my favourites.

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Q) What would you say is your favourite technique? A) It is hard to pick only one....but I love to show students and visitors how to heat emboss, the look on their faces is always priceless. I also love to paint my images and find it very relaxing. I get excited about new techniques and love exploring ideas, I'm currently enjoying working on fabric projects for home.

Q) And out of all your stamps, do you have a favourite? A) That's a very hard question, but think I would have to say the Clematis.....this was the first one shown on Create & Craft, and proved to be very, very popular.

Q) What advice would you give to other crafters? A) Find a good craft teacher.......it will save you a lot of money in the long term, and, of course, crafty friends are the best! Q) And lastly, do you think your Design Team are the best in the world? A) YES, definitely...... (I asked and answered this question myself, haha ....can you guess why!) Interview conducted with Lynnda Worsnop of Oak House Studios

To enter the prize draw please leave a comment below letting us know what you love most about your papercrafting hobby!

Entries close at midnight on Friday 20th December - We will choose a winner at random from all of the comments received.

Good Luck!

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20 thoughts on “Giveaway and Interview with Lynnda Worsnop of Oakhouse Studio”

Chris Keys

08th August 2014 at 11:39 pm

Beautiful card......and lovely versatile stamp

chris

20th December 2013 at 11:17 pm

You can't go wrong with a nice flower stamp there is lots of things you can do. But you also need good quality card and paper too give that nice finish and there is nothing better then having done a card that you have enjoyed making and the fun you get choosing colours for that finished result

Pat Woodward

20th December 2013 at 10:21 pm

I love to transform a plain card into something beautiful, whether it's a greeting card, tag or decorative box, especially shabby chic style with flowers, lace and butterflies. Enjoyed reading your interview Barbara, and here's wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a Happy Crafty New Year.

Helen

20th December 2013 at 7:45 pm

I love that the possibilities are endless - even though I've been making several cards a month for a few years now, each one is unique, and there are so many more designs whizzing round my head!

Sue Baldwin

20th December 2013 at 5:45 pm

What I love about paper crafting is that there is so many different things you can make with paper and card and there is no wrong or right way of doing it, you just have to let the creativity flow.

Elaine

20th December 2013 at 8:50 am

Very interesting interview by Barbara. I love papercrafting and stamping not just for cards, but gift bags and tags, presents etc. Thankfully you have a great colourful range of quality card. Merry Christmas to you all.

Christine

19th December 2013 at 7:36 pm

I like to make cards for family and friends, hopefully linked to their interests. They are not always perfect but I enjoy choosing colours of papers that blend. Sometimes I incorporate photos that I have taken. The interview above was very interesting and I really like the clematis stamp as I like including a flowery image where appropriate.

Cheryl Sawyers

19th December 2013 at 4:24 pm

Making handmade greeting cards makes me so peaceful!! I love all the different papers and different things you can do with all of it!!!

Margaret Wright

19th December 2013 at 1:01 pm

The thing I love best is being able to use a range of learned skills to bless the recipient of the card or gift which I have made. To be able to make something specifically for that person is very precious.

ionabunny

18th December 2013 at 5:56 pm

I love taking paper and card and making a unique card or gift to give to family and friends. I think handmade is really appreciated and the joy of giving is almost as great as the joy of receiving

Jill

18th December 2013 at 10:58 am

It keeps me sane, I am living with a long term illness which has no cure. It's a lovely distraction from things. I came across it about 4 years ago but have always liked crafty things in general, my Mum taught me such a lot as I was growing up. I have a real sense of satisfaction to give someone a card that I have made especially for them.

Jill

18th December 2013 at 10:48 am

I live in Mallorca, where is your class? Would love to attend but think you are probaly Mainland Spain.

Mrs. Marilyn Bennett

18th December 2013 at 10:29 am

What a beautiful inspirational stamp.....I would really love to get to work with this one.I can imagine it working really well with guilding flakes......heat embossing........and flower-soft. It would lend itself to all occassions and would be a lifetime favourite of mine. Fingers crossed.

Jennifer

17th December 2013 at 10:13 pm

Having retired after running a craft shop for nearly 20 years and a handmade wedding stationery business for 15 years I can now continue my love for all crafts, but more specifically papercrafting, without any of the pressures of business. I find it most therapeutic and relaxing and can get lost in my little crafty world for hours on end!

Lesley

17th December 2013 at 9:18 pm

The thing I like about paper crafting and in particular stamping is that no matter how many times you use a stamp the end product is always individual and the possibilities are endless. Spending time with my crafting friends helps me to relax and feel valued. Merry Christmas one and all.x

Annette Dallas

17th December 2013 at 6:33 pm

I love making cards that I can personalize

Alison

17th December 2013 at 5:43 pm

I love being able to learn new techniques then combine some of them, like stamping with die-cutting or using foil flakes. I'm a fairly recent convert to die-cutting so am building up a stash of good quality card in delicious colours. Am not great at stamping yet but am trying hard to improve.

Jan Johnson

17th December 2013 at 5:02 pm

Stamping is my favourite activity in paper crafting as it is so versatile and can be used in conjunction with so many other techniques and can be really simple or very elaborate

Gail

17th December 2013 at 3:35 pm

Ever since i was a little girl i have always loved anything to do with Paper, card, pens glitter.... you name it i had it. Even now that i am older the thrill of the new Paper pad or a card to make is still there.

Muriel Balls

17th December 2013 at 2:11 pm

I took card making up just before I retired and feel that it is very rewarding as it helps to keep your mind occupied and also your joints nimble instead of just sitting stagnating, love the feeling of satisfaction when you see the finished product and the look on the recipients face when they open the envelope to see the personalized card knowing that no one else has one like it I like to experiment with different techniques and am always asked for specific subjects to incorporate in the card as to other peoples interests which can be quite challenging but its great

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