the blogger

Hi, I'm Michelle, I am a part-time Staff Nurse, part-time crafter. I live in London, England and have been making cards for over ten years. As well as crafting, I love technology and gadgets, cooking, health, learning how to blog better and I am obsessed with Instagram too!

the blog

  The Card Grotto was started on the 4th August 2007 as a creative outlet to share with others.
Thank you for taking the time to visit The Card Grotto.


  1. You do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your talents. Karen Jaynes

  2. I'm so happy that I found your blog, quite serendipitously, actually. It's a lovely, inspiring and helpful place. I'm enjoying it very much. Thank you! Linda

  3. Excellent channel and blog, keep up the good work ;) xx

  4. Love all your card and proud to say I have one in my craft room. Lovely talented lady x

  5. It's so nice to find such a detailed blog in the UK. I'm so frustrated when I see something and realise I can't get the equipment! I don't have as much time to craft as being a teacher takes up most of my time. Anywho I am just rambling now. Thanks was what I wanted to say!

  6. Hi Michelle. Just wanted Ted to pop on here and say Thankyou so much for sharing your talent with us all and taking the time to do it too. You must be so busy in your day job. I don't know where you find the time but I'm so very HAPPY you do. Your work is absolutely FABULOUS. Here's to the next 10 years 🍾 xx

  7. Hi Michelle - where did you get those great clear acrylic bins for your stamps?

  8. Michelle, I had trouble finding where to leave a comment. I love your flowers. I have several sets of the Altenew flowers and I am not able to get the beautiful shades that you have achieved. Thanks for sharing- I'll keep practicing

  9. A new follower here from Wisconsin, USA, and happy to have found you. Your latest work with Spellbinder's Making Sentiments the
    star is the perfect blend of simplicity with interest and attention to detail. I hope to give it a try soon!


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