jackie ashton

Hi, I’m Jackie, married with a 24 year son, and live in Birmingham, UK.

My scrapbooking adventure started in 2008 after attending a ‘memory keeping’ workshop – I was hooked straightaway and just knew I needed to find out more from this workshop and what was out there. This fun hobby as help me to make some amazing friends over the years.

My passion for scrapbooking as lead me to become a co-owner of Birds of a Feather Ltd here in the UK, which is scrapbooking retreat company. Our company as organised a number of in-person workshops with international designers who came over especially to teach for us, we had the wonderful Paige Taylor Evans, Amy Tan and Vicki Boutin so far, these workshops were all a great success.

I’m mainly a 12×12 scrapbooker, but I love to incorporate other sizes of pages within my albums including pocket pages, and I also love to create minibook – either the traditional pocket pages ones or making them from scratch.

I have been on several design teams over the years, and currently on Hey Little Magpie, Scrap the Boys, CSI, and I have just finished my year on Elle’s Studio design team.

Being on these teams have help me develop my hobby even further than I would have ever imagined and as lead me to work with some great crafters over the years and make some amazing lifelong friendships.

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1. What is your favorite Disney movie and why?

Snow White – its one of the first Disney movies I watched with my son when he was younger, and it ended up being one we watched almost daily.

2. Who is your favorite Disney character and why?

Snow White’s Grumpy. I love Grumpy as he appears to be a miserable so and so, but as a gentle and caring nature that he hides behind.

3. When was the last time you were at a Disney Park?

June 2018.

4. What is your favorite ride/attraction at any Disney Park and why?

Ratatouille at Disneyland Paris.

5. Do you have a favorite restaurant or quick service location at a Disney Park?


6. Are you a fan of the Disney Princesses? If so, which one and why?

Snow White.

7. Do you have any Disney collections? If so, what do you collect?

I’ve a few Mickey items, but not any complete Disney collections.

8. Do you decorate with Disney during the holidays?

I have a few Disney Christmas decorations.

9. How often do you go to a Disney Park? 

Some will say I’m late to the party … but can anyone really be late to the party where Disney is concerned. I’ve only been to Disneyland Paris and had planned to visit Orlando in 2020 but that been pushed back to 2022.

10. Rope drop or not?

Not sure what this is!

11. Do you have a favorite night-time show? 

The Wild West Show (Disneyland Paris).

12. Do you have a tradition when you are at a Disney Park (the “must-do” list)? 


13. What is your favorite land and why?

Not got one … yet!

14. Do you hunt for hidden Mickey’s?


15. Do you have a favorite time of year to go to a Disney Park?

I’ve been in Spring and Summer, but would love to go at Christmas.

16. How old were you the first time you went to a Disney Park and what is your first memory?

I’d never been until a few years ago, and honestly wondered why I hadn’t as I’ve always loved Disney.

17. What’s your favorite traditional Disney treat?

No got one.

18. Have you ever made a copy-cat Disney food item at home?


19. Do you have any pets named after a Disney character?


20. What is your ideal Disney Park day?

Arrive early for Magic hour, a few rides then enjoy breakfast whilst people watching and planning what we are going to do for the rest of the day.

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