Simon Hurley has been creating and crafting his whole life. When he was younger he would sit for hours at a time making origami sculptures, paper beads, stuffed animals (crocheting), and polymer clay creations before he stumbled into the world of cardmaking. Simon fell in love with cardmaking because each card is a small canvas and it doesn’t take long to create a finished piece of art to brighten somebody’s day. At the age of 10, Simon explored Alcohol Inks, Distress Inks, and Dylusions Sprays and discovered his passion for creating inky backgrounds. Although he started with ink, Simon quickly branched out into the world of stamping, embossing, and coloring.
Simon films crafting tutorials and posts them on YouTube to share his creativity and love for art with the world. "My first videos were not great… at all, but if I waited until they were perfect I wouldn’t have shared anything at all." As Simon continues to create crafting tutorials he has gained a loyal following that he enjoys interacting with! He is also grateful for the amazing industry that has welcomed him with open arms and has continued to show him support on his creative journey.