Hi! I'm Lana and I live in Christchuch with my partner Grant, and our super spoilt pets Oscar the cat, Bailey the black lab, and our fish Olly and Jack.
By day I'm a senior graphic designer at a design agency in the city (the part that's left), by night you can find me enjoying my number 1 passion - cardmaking. I've been making cards for as long as I can remember. I started experimenting with embellishments and different papers 11 years ago when I visited my first scrapbooking store here in Christchurch. Since then I've built up a great collection of papers, embellishments and tools that I'm lucky enough to create with in my own craft room. Over the years I've developed my style which is quite simple and clean but with a lot of dimension. I love using ribbons, bakers twine, buttons and punches and so much more! My favourite brands to work with include My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon, Echo Park, Imaginisce, and Kaisercraft. And I loooove Hero Arts stamps.
In early 2010 I decided to take my passion to another level and I started Craftylana. I sell premade and custom cards through my Facebook page, word of mouth and at various craft markets. The markets in particular have been a lot of fun. I've met so many lovely and inspiring people doing all forms of craft. Craftylana and cardmaking in general has also been a very welcome distraction from the challenging times us Cantabrians have had recently and will continue to have with the earthquakes.
When I'm not busy creating you can find me biking through Bottle Lake Forest, doing a bit of Zumba or baking cupcakes
I'm so thankful and honoured to have been chosen as a member of the Scrappin' Patch Design Team along with such talented designers. I can't wait to be a part of it all!