Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Design Team Announcement 2016!

Hi Crafter!
It's with great excitement that we announce the 2016 Design Team for Artfull Crafts. We are very grateful for everyone who applied. There is a lot of talent out there in NZ and we're sorry for those of you that didn't make it this time. It's quite a process we go through to get a balanced team, but we have successfully covered the range of papercrafting hobbies - scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking, card making, beyond the page projects, tags, colouring and more. And we've ticked off the vast number of styles -  vintage, clean & simple, eclectic, shabby chic and more. We do hope you like this year's line up. 

We welcome back 4 local ladies who were invited to stay on for another year. We like to encourage a local scene of crafters here in Timaru, and we're pleased that Betsy Clark (Miss Besty), Christine BonifacioLisa Ryder and Juanita Patrick have agreed to keep contributing. And we also welcome back Megan Gourlay from Christchurch who will continue to guest design for us (also on the Bo Bunny International DT).

And now ... drum roll... we welcome 4 new ladies to join our team! Please read and enjoy finding out a bit more about these talented crafters, and then make sure you head to the Artfull Crafts Pinterest Board and start following!

Michelle van Oudsthoorn
Michelle immigrated to NZ from South Africa in 2010 with her husband and 2 teenagers and now lives in Rolleston. She has experience being on other Design Teams (including a guest spot on an International Team!) She is very much a "girly" scrapper - layering flowers, bling, chipboard. Check out her blog at http://queenm1809.blogspot.co.nz/ and follow her Artfull Crafts Pinterest board here.

Debbie Ryan
Debbie lives in Upper Hutt with her husband and 3 kids (13, 14, & 16), after immigrating from the UK. She is known in the blogging world for her vintage, grungy look, although she loves all styles. She enjoys altering 3D things, layering and being adventurous. She's been on various Design Teams in NZ and in the States, and we look forward to seeing her variety of projects - from tags to cards, 3D projects and layouts. Check out her personal blog (which is updated most days with unique fabulous projects!!) http://mybirdflyingfree.blogspot.co.nz and follow her Artfull Crafts Pinterest board here.

Diane van Diepen
Diane has just moved to Timaru with her hubby and 3 children (12, 10 and  6), after spending 12 years in Westport. Her scrapbooking journey started in 2004 and her style would be considered shabby chic with a touch of contemporary! She loves beyond the page projects and mini album and sprays, flowers, Gelatos, inks, texture paste etc. Diane's blog is a work in progress and we'll let you know when she's launched it! Follow her Artfull Crafts Pinterest Board here.
Vonnie Lane
Vonni is living in Wellington (having started life as an Aussie and then getting swept off her feet by a kiwi!). She enjoys a range of papercrafts, but her new favourites are her Silhouette Cameo and Pocket Pages. Vonni has designed for Warehouse Stationery catalogues and has a clean and simple style. When she's not in the craftroom she can be found working as a part-time librarian, at the kid's school or chauffering the boys to activites. See more of Vonni's work on her blog at http://scrappyvee.blogspot.co.nz/ or follow her Artfull Crafts Pinterest Board here.
We do hope you like the new additions to our team, and we invite you to comment on their blog posts, pin their projects and enjoy the inspiration that they are going to bring to you during 2016.

1 comment:

  1. I'm thrilled to have been chosen and I'm very much looking forward to working alongside all these talented ladies, Debi x