Meet Our Creative Team - Linda

I’m an original Cockney Sparrow, from London, but now in Leeds, working full time in one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. I have a grown up son and daughter still living in London. I’ve done everything from making novelty cakes to designing and making elaborate dance costumes, but I’ve been making cards now for just over 4 years and I’m still addicted.

1.)    If you could have a super power, what would it be?  The ability to stop time would be great since I never have enough, but I think I would have to choose the ability to transport anything anywhere instantly. That way I could send my cards to anyone I wanted to without having to worry about posting them!

2.)    List 3 things someone would be surprised to learn about you? I once lived in France for almost a year.   I’m only 5’ 1”, for some reason everyone always seems to expect me to be taller!  I once appeared in modern version of a Midsummer Night’s Dream as a Punk Rock version of Puck.

3.)    What Whimsy stamp or stamp set could you not live without and why? The Abstract Christmas clear stamp set. This has so many great seasonal sentiments that you can mix and match and as an added bonus has a great image that’s perfect for bulk production of Christmas cards and is extremely versatile for different looks. I think this is the set I have used most of all in 2017.

4.)    What is your favorite color combo and favorite coloring medium? I don’t really have a favourite colouring medium as I like to experiment and have coloured with many different mediums, including alcohol markers, coloured pencils, distress inks and inktense pencils, but my favourite medium of the moment is definitely Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Again I don’t really have a favourite combo, but I love anything bright, such as lime green and bright pink, teal and orange or turquoise and violet.

5.)    If you had to survive on just 3 foods, what would they be?  Who needs 3? Just give me coffee and chocolate lol!

6.)    What do you like most about being a member of the Whimsy Creative Team? I love that the team is so versatile. Everyone has their own style and their own vibe, it’s like one big creative melting pot, you can’t help but be inspired, Denise is such a great boss and Alanna and the team are so friendly it’s a joy to be part of it all.

7.)    What challenges you when stamping/crafting? I think it’s so easy to fall into a rut and lose your mojo, so I like to challenge myself to try new things, be that a new technique or a different colouring medium or using different materials etc. to change things up sometimes.

So hard to choose just one, but I love this image and I love the way the card turned out, the bright colours and the variety of mediums (distress inks, Zig Markers) and techniques (watercolouring, stenciling, ink blending, masking, die-cutting and fussy cutting),used.


  1. Where were you in France ? That’s such an adorable little bear ! Awesome job on colours and I love the detail of the mixed colours where the balloons overlap each other !

    1. Hi Marjorie, I was living in Villefranche-sur-Saone, close to Lyon. I do love Lyon I think it is my favourite city in France, although I did enjoy Carcassonne very much as well! xx


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