Saturday, April 02, 2011

And We Have Another One...

Yes...Its true!  I have a NEW member on my Doodle Dragon Crew.  Many of you might have seen her commenting on your blogs, she is just that dedicated!  She has been apart of my challenges for a while now and has created fabulous stuff.  Give a warm Pike welcome to Box Of Colours.

Here is a little about Jane for your reading pleasure.


Hello everyone, my name is Jane Allen, although many in the crafting world know me as Box of Colours.  I live in Bedfordshire, England and have been married to my husband Peter for nearly 17 years and we have one son, Ben.  Although Peter is a farmer, we don’t actually live on a farm, having said that we do on occasion have a tractor parked outside the front of the house!  Oops, I nearly forgot the last member of the family, Roo, our Westie, dim but adorable!!
I have been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil, an artistic flair I inherited from my Grandmothers, both of whom were talented artists.  Over the years I have tried my hand at many different things – before I got in to card making I was painting portraits in watercolour, somewhat unforgiving if you make a mistake but ideal when Ben was small. Can you imagine the mess curious little fingers would make if I had been painting in oils. Due to a house move a few years ago I packed up my paints & took up card making.  Before long I was hooked on die cutting, a hobby which ultimately led me to designing over 20 Exclusive Quickutz dies. Then, last summer I bought my first Copic Sketch!  Like with the watercolours, I’ve taught myself, so I probably break all the rules, but hey if it works for me why worry!  It wasn’t long before my small collection of markers had grown to a complete set & I soon discovered the wonderful world of Digital Stamps.
That’s when I stumbled across a guy called Dustin Pike. His quirky, fun images appealed to my sense of humour and I’ve been honing my Copics skills using his stamps ever since, many of which can be seen on my blog HERE.  I am thrilled to been asked to join the team & look forward to working with Dustin and the gang.
Here are a few of my favourite creations:






Who knows you might be the next pick...


14 comments:

prita said...

Welcome Jane, I checked out your blog and your colouring is fantastic, hopefully one day mine will be too - Pauline L

Dawn said...

Jane, Congratulations! Well deserved!

Stephenie said...

Beautiful coloring and cards!

Scrapcat 1 said...

fab cards and such beautiful colouring looking forward to seeing your work

frogquilter said...

Welcome---your blog is great! Love your colorings!

Denni said...

CONGRATS Jane! Your work is always amazing and it is about time silly Dustin skoffed you up for the DT! :D

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats Jane. Your creations are fabulous. I'm excited to see more.

Bastelfeti said...

cool Stamps.

Greetin BAstelfeti

Gramma said...

Awesome Jane!!!!!! Welcome to the team!

(Nerdette) Stephanie said...

Congratulations Jane. Wonderful colouring job.

Linda said...

Just wanted to share a card I made today using one of your fun images.
http://cardchallengesandmore.blogspot.com/2011/04/sketch-n-stash-stamp-it-crazy-simon.html

CraftyGirl said...

Congratulations! I love your work.

Boxofcolours said...

Thank you all so much - I am thrilled to be part of this team & can't wait to get started :0)

Househund said...

Horray well done Jane!!! Good choice Dustin