Beverley Todd: Resume
Freelance writer, designer, tutor and avid paper crafter
Style & Techniques:
I am first and foremost a paper crafter, perhaps best described as a collage artist. I scrap mostly in 12x12 but also create 8.5 x 11; 8x8 & 12 x 6. I love mini books, altered art and off the page projects. I like to create my own paper pieced embellishments and accents, love layering and altering - if I have scissors, paper, adhesive & a pen then I am a happy bunny: everything else is a bonus!
My aim is to be noticed by the manufacturers whose product I love and to secure places as part of their design teams; To be able to carry on introducing new people to this paper life that is so much more than 'just a hobby' through creating new projects, teaching both face to face and online; and to return to designing for magazines and online publications. And if somewhere along the way I got to take part in the trade shows, home or away, well that would be a great adventure.
12x12 Scrapbooking (UK)
Vol 2 #1 (3 projects); #3; #4 (3 projects including front cover); #5 (2 projects); #6 (2 projects includes front cover project); #7 (4 page accordian album project - front cover feature); #8 (3 projects); #9 (3 projects); #10 (2 projects); #11
I was also commissioned to provide projects from the magazine's paper collections in issues #3, #5, #8, #9, #10
(Ceased Publication November 2005)
Making Cards Magazine (UK)
September 2004; November 2004; December 2004; March 2005; May 2005 (front cover); June 2005; July 2005 (front Cover); August 2005; November 2005;
The following four titles were under the same publishing house until its eventual liquidation in late 2005
Crafts For Children (UK)
March 2003 - December 2005 (2-3 projects per issue). Mainly papercraft with occasional polymer clay, felt or foam projects.
Crazy Crafts (UK)
3 projects in each of the first two issues (October & December 2005) before closure
Popular Crafts (UK)
June 2004 - December 2005. A mix of projects including cards, home and gift items, scrapbooking. Mostly papercrafts but also cross stitch, felt craft.
Christmas Projects (UK) - December 2005
September 2008 to Present: Am I A Scrap Addict? Layout Sketch Team (Challenge Blog)
July 2008 to Present: Pen Pals (Challenge Blog) A weekly journaling challenge that I set up with a fellow designer after the owner of Journaling Junkie discontinued the blog.
April 2008 to August 2008: Croppinsville USA (Store) DT disbanded due to problems with website
March 2008 to Present: C & T Publishing. (Manufacturer)
January 2008 to Present: Di Hickman Card Sketch Team (Challenge Blog)
April 2007 to Present: Crop 'Til You Drop (My Store)
December 2007 to July 2008: My Creative Classroom (Online Teaching)
December 2007 to June 2008: Journaling Junkie (Challenge Blog)
Arty Girlz Challenge Blog: May 2008, ongoing recycling challenge guest designer
Sister of the Week: November 2007; Mystery Envelope Challenge: March 2008; Blogoversary Challenge Hostess: April 2008
'Card Map' sample, March 2008
Altered Chair & Top Hat, May 2007
Other Featured Designer:
Queen Kat Bloggers Club: December 2007
Robin Novak's Blog: March 2008
Craft Creations Magazine: Summer 2005 Issue
Dartford and Gravesend Adult Education, Kent, UK. 2002 - 2003: teaching creative writing; crafts; remedial English; Law; study techniques.
International Craft Exhibition. Alexandra Palace, London, UK. May 2005: teaching papercraft techniques.
Dartford Central Library, Kent, UK. February - May 2005: Teaching Scrapbooking
Crop 'Til You Drop, Dartford, Kent, UK May 2005 - December 2007. Teaching card making & scrapbooking
Joyden's Wood Community Centre, Bexley, Kent, UK January 2008 - April 2008. Teaching card making and scrapbooking
My Creative Classroom (online) December 2007 to July 2008. Teaching paper crafts, card making, scrapbooking, creative writing, altered art.
I live in the UK, where I work from a well stocked craft room in my home.
In an ideal world I would give up sleeping all together and spend the time crafting instead!
If you have an opportunity you think I might suit, please e-mail me: I'd love to hear from you!