Meet the Team – Maxine Norman – Craft Coordinator

How long have you been at Trimcraft?

I’ve been working for Trimcraft for about two and a half years now.

What is your job role within the company?

My job role is to make samples & projects to showcase Trimcraft products; these can be for our trade emails, magazine features, shows, social media or the website.  I also test new products that are in development.

What is an average day like at Trimcraft?

I usually start the day by looking on the forum to read new posts and look at the lovely inspiration that has been uploaded to the gallery, then I check my emails to see if there’s any last minute samples needed making for that day. The rest of the day is spent making projects and product testing.

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What’s the best thing about working for Trimcraft?

I love seeing the product development  designs and  images on the office walls, created by our lovely designers being turned into the beautiful papers, collections, stamps and dies and of course getting  to play with all of the lovely new products that we have.

What's your favourite part of working within a team?

I work with a lovely team of very creative people who all get on so well and give each other help and support when it's needed.

What is your favourite Trimcraft product, why?

I can't pick one product; it’s usually what I’m working with at the time so it changes a lot. I love the First Edition papers, these are so pretty. The collections like Willow are so nice to craft with as all of the products work so well together and the dies are great addition to the Trimcraft product range. I think my favourite die, so far has to be the doily die. I've used it a lot and go back to it time and time again!

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What has been your proudest achievement at Trimcraft?

I am always proud when I see my projects in magazine features or when I have spotted my projects used on in store signage at national craft stores. It is always really nice to see people liking and commenting on my projects on the Trimcraft social media saying how beautiful they are.

What are your favourite hobbies?

I love any kind of crafting, but paper craft is my passion. My other hobbies are cooking and walking. I like to raise money for charity by doing charity walks and selling my cards.

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What inspires you to craft?

I get inspiration from social media and the forum; I see a card shape or project and think I must try that. I also get inspiration when I’m shopping, I see things I could make myself and items that I could buy to alter or decorate.

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What 3 words would best describe you?

Quiet, kind and crafty

If you had a million pounds how would you spend it?

If I had a million pounds my first priority would be my children, other family members and I’m sure my husband would like some sort of posh car. I would like a holiday to a beautiful destination.  I would also give some to charity, one of the charities being The Alzheimer's Society.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?

I have a level 3 diploma in floristry.

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