OUR CRAFTY FRIENDS

Our Design Team

Introducing the Crafty Girls! :)

Click on the designer's name above her photo to go directly to her blog!

Amy
Hi, my name is Amy. I am a stay at home mother to three amazing children. My daughter is 18 and my two boys are 17 and 13, they keep me full of life and very busy at times. We live in Georgetown, Texas which is right outside of Austin, TX. After growing up in a military family it is nice to stay in one place for awhile. I love to travel and of course craft. I started scrapbooking 16 years ago and have been making cards for 7, I love both but right now card making is my favorite. My style is more CAS then anything but I love trying new techniques. 

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Hello everyone! My name is Ann Chuang. I'm so delighted to be a part of the Love To Craft Design Team! I live in Taiwan. I am a junior high school math teacher and a mom of 3 children Hedy, Vivian and Eason. I started crafting about 2012. At that time, I started making very simple cards that would take me hours to make, but the look of pure joy that people give you after receiving a handmade card is worth every second! I always believe that "the handmade has temperature". I love sharing my love of stamping/cardmaking with everyone & I'm really looking forward to sharing my creations with all of you! Thank you Leslie & my other teammates for inviting me to be a part of your awesome team!! 

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Hi my name is Carol from Kingston Upon Hull. I have been married for 46 years and have three grown up children and five grandchildren. I have crafted for many years- knitting, crochet, cake decorating and now card making. I have just also started dabbling in mixed media and loving my watercolours and Brushos. I have also rediscovered my love of stamping too. I am delighted to be joining the other ladies at Love to Craft. 

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For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in crafting of some sort or another, hence the name Craftyhazelnut! As a child I was fairly frequently ill and off school, so my time was often taken up with some form of crafting – embroidery, knitting, sketching and anything that involved cutting and sticking. 

As an adult, for a few years, with work commitments, etc., crafty things fell into the background a bit, but for years I always had some knitting, crocheting, embroidery or cross stitching on the go. 

Cross stitching is how I got into cardmaking, then I started to produce cards on the computer and then papercrafting itself about fifteen years ago, mainly cardmaking, but I also do some scrapbooking and, more recently, mixed media projects. 

Crafting is such a good way of relaxing and trying to forget about the aches and pains! I find that being on Design Teams and entering challenges keeps me up to date with trying new things that perhaps I wouldn’t otherwise try. I sell cards to raise money for charities – this includes Christmas cards, so I need to make a lot throughout the year, which is why I started my own Christmas challenge blog. I also have a popular challenge blog for using patterned paper. 


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I'm a married stay at home mom of two young adult children. I've enjoyed arts and crafts for as long as I can remember. 

I'm excited to be a part of this new blog and am looking forward to being inspired by the wonderful team of designers as well as our participants! 

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Hello! My name is Irena and I am from the town of Dobrich, Bulgaria. I am happily married to my best friend. I am a mother of two grown-up daughters and one son. I have a granddaughter and she takes me back in time to motherhood in the sweetest way. 

I feel free to call myself an artist, because I'm very artistic and I enjoy to practice this art ;) I still wonder whether to call my art hobby or lifestyle. 

I started with cards at the end of 2013. In the fall of 2014 I found mix media and since then it remains my preferred style. Although the cards will always have that special place on my work table. I still trying different techniques and in most cases I learn from other masters. 

I create. I’m looking for stories in everything. Sometimes I do found it and sometimes – did not ... but all the time I really enjoy crafting.

It is a big honor for me to be a part of Love to Craft Challenge blog DT. 

Hugs
Irena

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I have always loved crafting, started knitting in my teens, then onto cross stitch. The love of my life at the moment is paper crafting, every day I have to make something. After a long day at work it's a very relaxing hobby. I also knit for charity. I am on two Design Teams and I love it. I am married and have a wonderful son Ryan who has just passed his masters degree. I also work full time, assistant manager in a busy retail store. 

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Leslie, Owner
DT Coordinator
My name is Leslie, I'm married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in beautiful Colorado. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland - before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I'm addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects, especially paper shoes and gift bags. I've been known to alter a few tins and boxes, and enjoy beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find time. I started blogging and entering challenges a number of years ago, and loved it so much that I started the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog in early 2013. It's been an awesome journey... so awesome and so much fun that she now has two sister blogs - Love To Craft Challenge Blog and Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Looking forward to crafting with you all! :) 

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Hello! My name is Lori, and I am so excited to be a part of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT! I live in a small town in SW Missouri with my husband, Scott, and we have 3 kids and one granddaughter, whom I get the pleasure of watching during the week while her Mommy teaches! I started scrapbooking in 1998 and card making soon followed. There is nothing that relaxes me more than spending time in my craft room making pretty things! I have a pretty clean and simple style, although once in a while I do like to add a lot of layers to my projects. You can find more of my work at My Happy Life

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I am Penny Hewitt, known as Pen (Sunshinepens Rambles), and live in a beautiful log cabin in North Devon with my partner Dennis. I am a Partner, Mum and Grandma with 5 grandchildren whose ages are from 4 years to 19 years, where does the time go?

I have always been a crafty sort of person, dabbling in watercolor paints for many years, sewing since I was a child but photography being my passion. Although that has taken a bit of a back seat since starting my blog :)

Being a keen photographer and wishing to share my photos with others I started making Photo Cards and they became a great success. Then around this time a couple of years ago, I thought I am sure I could expand my art work and so Handmade cards developed and have expanded.selling them at our local Village Coffee Mornings and craft fairs.

Maybe I would say I am a perfectionist in my work, if it’s not right with me then it’s not right. But I have learnt over the years that sometimes a mistake is a blessing - if you put your work away for another day and look at it with "different eyes".

I love to try something new, whether it be card making, sewing, painting, or mixed media.

So I am looking forward to sharing my work with you.
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I am a lot nearer 60 than 50, married to Tim, who is retiring from the ministry at the end of September and we have two adult children both moved away. I work part time as a teaching assistant in a local primary school. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember starting with the inevitable 'learn to knit scarf' when I was a child. I dabble in a number of crafts; knitting, crochet, cross stitch, scrap booking, and paper crafts. My favourite is stamping and colouring having been introduced to rubber stamping years ago by a friend. More recently I have been experimenting with digi stamps and layouts. When not crafting I enjoy reading and walking although long term health issues put some restrictions on where I walk! 

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I'm Sherry, I was born in Kentucky and moved to Washington. I am married, I have three children and four grandchildren. I have enjoyed all types of arts and crafts ever since I can remember. Painting, needlework, scrapbooking, crocheting, cross-stitch, drawing and coloring - paper and pixels. When my children where little I enjoyed creating cards with a computer program, now I really enjoy making cards by hand. I am so very excited to be a part of the Love To Craft Challenge Blog Design Team! 

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Tina, Co-Owner
Facebook Coordinator
Hi, I'm Tina DeMarche, the Domestic Engineer of my home of four boys. I homeschool my youngest son and enjoy learning with him. I started cross-stitching at age 6 and have loved keeping my hands busy ever since. Cooking is another one of my favorite things I like to do and it keeps my hungry boys happy. 

I took a calligraphy class in 2001 and we would make Christmas cards to swap amongst ourselves. Thus began my love for card making, but I really didn't get into stamping until years later. I guess I have been stamping for 9 years now, but over the last 5 I have started to collect stamps and they have taken over my crafting closet. I'm excited to be joining Leslie on another Design Team adventure :o) 

Let's start this next adventure.... 

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