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Design Team Profiles

Just a little bit of gossip into the girls’ lives and how their crafting journeys brought them to here.

Hi – I am Amanda. I started paper crafting in 2009 and from then on it has just grown and grown and grown. It gives me a great out for my creative side which lay dormant for too many years.

I like to try many styles and techniques but if I had to put myself in a box then it would be creating colourful pieces with paints, inks and sprays. In fact any medium that can add plenty of colour to a project and of course working with rubber stamps whether it be on card, canvas or more recently altered art.

Like many paper crafters out there time spent in my craft room is of a premium as I work full time as a Store Manager. I have 2 dogs and 15 chickens, but strive to get in there any time I can which is never enough.

If I am not crafting I like to get out on the water and own a couple of jetskis which I love getting out on in the spring & summer, too cold in the winter for me. I have recently purchased a road bike in an attempt to get fitter and thinner a new year’s resolution I will hopefully keep!

Hi, I’m Claire and I’m really looking forward to being part of this exciting new team.

I’m the wrong side of 40 and live in the UK with my husband, 21 year old son, 2 dogs and a very bossy parrot.

I work full time for a mental health charity and although I love my job it would be bliss to have more time for crafting.

I’m totally addicted to all things inky. I love to try new techniques and mess around with paint and ink. I especially enjoy making my own … backgrounds, flowers, embellies etc. I also dabble a little in jewellery making, and really enjoy combining stamping techniques with bead work.  I don’t have a particular style as I love everything from grungy to cute. think my favourite papercrafting technique is brayering although it changes from day to day.

My name is Dot and I love stamping and inking….with a passion!  It’s the most satisfying feeling when you have created something and it is the best that you can do (until next time that is).

Let me introduce myself ~ I live in Australia in a small city down the bottom, in Victoria, called Portland. I am a mother to 2 boys (14 and 16), an integration aide with primary teacher training, a keen rower around our beautiful harbour, an adventurer in the making, and a lover of red wine.

I have rekindled a love for stamping and I want to see how far I can go…to fly!

Hi everyone my name is Shirley and I have been crafting it seems forever.

Married to an absolute gem called Andrew who puts up with my quirky habit and never complains … until he sees the credit card bill.

Hi, my name is Avril and I am so pleased to be a member of this very talented Design Team.
I live in the N.E. of England, I’m married with 2 grown-up children.
I have always been involved in some kind of crafting from an early age, starting with sewing and knitting clothes for my dolls to making them for myself, and in the past have tried all kinds of needlework.  That was until a couple of years ago when a friend asked me to go with her to a card class to learn iris folding, and from then I was hooked!  Cardmaking has now become my ‘adiction’ – my husband thinks I need therapy!

Greetings!  I am Yvonne and I cannot imagine a day without cardmaking!  I absolutely love stamping and all things paper craft-oriented.  I really enjoy sharing my cards with others as a means of encouragement.  My joy is even greater when those who receive my creations tell me that they have saved all of my cards and have even framed some of them.  I am from the east coast of the United States, have three beautiful grown children, three grandchildren, and an absolutely wonderful, loving, and supportive husband.  I love both ultra modern and vintage-style cards the most and really enjoy growing my skills through card challenges.  I have met so many wonderful artists and friends in the word of card making.  This is my first opportunity to be a part of a design team, and I am just thrilled.  It is an absolute dream come true!

Hi, I’m Esther and have been crafting for ever, from junk modelling as a child through knitting and cross stitch long abandoned to candle and paper making before finally settling on stamping and all things inky ! I started scrapbooking about fifteen years ago and stamping quickly followed ! I live with my partner of ten years who patiently puts up with my crafty mess, delayed dinners and embossing powder everywhere – he likes that it makes birthday prezzies easy! I’m a social worker in my local authority Fostering Service which can be heavy going so crafting is both my addiction and my therapy.  I’m very excited to be joining the very talented team at FSC and look forward to sharing !