Kia Ora Koutou
Hello my name is Patricia Manhire and I live in the Hutt Valley with my husband with my children close by. I have done many crafts over the years including sewing, knitting, cross stitch, watercolour painting, leather work, macrame and so many more. But my love is for paper crafting and I have been paper crafting for over 25 years now after seeing a demonstration of heat embossing at Spotlight. I started with my craft supplies in a small shoe box and now I have my own craft room and work on designing full time!
I love creating beautiful and elegant card bases to add flowers that have been handcrafted out of paper. I am also a colourist and enjoy using watercolour pens and alcohol markers to colour images for cards. I have been on three international design teams including one year on the Dress My Craft Design Team, over 5 years on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team and three years on the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team. It has been a pleasure and honour working with these prestigious companies and I have learnt so much from working with amazing artists around the world.
I have been published in several cardmaking magazines and have won a couple of international competitions with my artwork.
Ka Kite Anu