About Michelle

Kia ora (that’s hi in Māori, New Zealand’s native language)! Welcome to Craft Cradle!

When I first decided to share my love of cardmaking in the virtual world, I wanted a name that described budding ideas and cherished creations – it was to be a diary of my young and aspiring reveries. To this day, the name Craft Cradle still resonates with and motivates me to learn and think like a child.

As a child I enjoyed making simple cards and felt plushies. (Think lots of rough sketching and cutting with my pair of muggle scissors…) In July 2015, a chance visit to a local craft store introduced me to a whole new world of stamping, die-cutting, inks and alcohol markers. As the saying goes, I have never looked back.

But, just because I have been crafting for a while now does NOT necessarily make me a better crafter. In fact, those kids that excelled in arts at school? That was not me! But I am going to keep crafting, learning and improving anyway. And I think you should too. 🙂

9494818180_a70c33c6e9_b [Photo of royal city of Klang, Malaysia by Paul Choo ©]
pouakai-tarns-reflection-1920 [Photo of Pouakai Tarns, New Zealand by Rodney Allen ©]


Having spent my younger days growing up in the tropical country of Malaysia, I often draw inspiration from spring sceneries and summer colours. I simply LOVE the sun! Now, I craft from a little town called New Plymouth, which is lined by the Tasman Sea on one side and a snow-capped mountain on the other. Fun fact: You may remember the mountain from the movie The Last Samurai.

Taking a leap into the virtual crafting world has been nothing short of amazing. The kindness and support from the community has been a joy and blessing; each and every one of YOU inspires me to keep discovering and sharing my passion. I do hope you enjoy my Instagram and Facebook posts as well as tutorials on my blog, and that they help spark your creativity.

So, come with me as I continue my voyage into the magical world of crafting!




About Michelle