In September we started a search for two new design team members. With so many amazing applicants we were spoilt for choice, but we hope you’ll enjoy seeing these lovely crafters on the blog and social media with their unique styles!
Hi, I’m Martina (aka martinalucy). I’m originally from Hull but my family moved to Suffolk when I was ten. I can’t remember a time that crafting was not in my life - my mother taught me to knit and sew when I was young. Cross-stitch caught my eye as an adult, then about ten years ago a friend at work introduced me to card making. I love the fact that from a blank piece of card you can create something beautiful and bespoke and that there’s always something new to learn! The Craft Blog is a great source of inspiration.
My craft room is small but I know how lucky I am to have that space, even though most of the time it looks untidy to others.
I like to do a little bit of upcycling and have been having fun with the ATC swaps on the forum recently. I’ve also been trying to get the hang of a blog that I started a few weeks ago! I am so excited to become part of the design team and cannot wait to get started.
Hello I'm Grace, aka ms.paperlover! I live by the sea in Kent and can usually be found in my craft room, reading, or hanging out with my cat. I've been a crafty/arty person ever since I was big enough to hold a pen, and card making since just after that. I'm sure there are members of my family who have never received a 'shop bought' card from me!
I am utterly addicted to papercrafting, and if it's been more than a day since I've worked on a new project I start to get very twitchy. Even if I'm not actively crafting I sit and fussy cut papers while watching TV or design cards and layouts on scraps of paper when out and about. Scrapbooking and card making are my main crafts, as well as creative planning, but I dabble in all of the papercrafts. When I'm not working on the physical projects, I'm editing videos for my crafty YouTube channel, or taking pictures for my Instagram and blog. I just love to share my creative process and provide others with ideas and inspiration.
My papercrafting style is quite modern, I like clean and bright designs, foiling, and florals, but at the same time I always like to experiment and try new things. Mixed media and paper stitching are my latest obsessions, as well as sticking decoupage papers to anything that isn't moving. Like many others, First Edition paper pads are one of my favourite products, I find the designs and speciality papers incredibly inspiring. I'm also a big fan of the Dovecraft collections and the basics items such as card blanks and adhesives. Oh, and I have enough Simply Creative stickers and flat-back gems and pearls to bejewel a small army! Yay for shiny things!
I am truly chuffed and honoured to have been chosen for this year's Design Team, and am really looking forward to getting started and sharing my projects with you.
We are super excited to share our wonderful Design Team’s crafts with you on the blog and on social media!
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered our design team call, and we hope you continue to share your brilliant crafts in the Inspiration area.