Meet the New Trimcraft Design Team

In September we started a search for our new Design Team members. It was so wonderful to see all of your amazing entries, we were inundated with so many amazing applications that we were really spoilt for choice!

After lots of deliberation, we have finalised our Design Team for 2018/19 and we’re so excited to share with you our exciting new team, made up of some old and new faces. With their unique styles, we really hope you will give our new team a warm welcome, and we hope you enjoy seeing these lovely crafters on the blog and across our social media.

Read on to find out lots about our new Trimcraft Design Team...

Sam (Mixed Up Craft)


Hello I’m Sam aka Mixed Up Craft!

I'm a British girl currently living in China after leaving full time work in 2014 to start a new life abroad with my husband. Living in China is awesome and is constantly inspiring me, you will often hear me chatting about my adventures and sharing some of my Asian inspired designs over on my YouTube channel.

Crafting for me is a genuine passion and in my blood. I have always been a creative soul, and love creating something from nothing!

I first started scrapbooking as a child in the 80's and I’ve tried most things over the years. From time to time I find time for sewing and making soft furnishings, but my main passion and what fills up all the hours in my day is paper craft...I simply love it and you will mostly find me in my craft room making 3D paper projects and greeting cards, with a few unusual things thrown in here and there. I would describe my style as bold and full of colour, I'm not afraid to experiment and love to create unusual designs. I’m always clash prints and very rarely make something simple or plain in colour.

When I’m not crafting I love to blog about what I’m making and share everything on my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest pages.

I am beyond excited to be joining the Trimcraft team, those of you who know and follow me know that I adore Trimcraft products and their First Edition papers always suck me in and get me creating so being on the team is really a dream come true.

I can’t wait to get started and look forward to seeing all the new products this coming year.

You can also find Mixed Up Craft on YouTube!

Claire Gladman


Hello, my name is Claire and I live in Bristol with my husband and two daughters aged four & 11. After having my second daughter, I became a stay at home mum and started to feel something was missing. My mum who is also a keen crafter suggested I try card making as a new hobby and a way to ease anxiety. I bought my first die cutting machine in January 2017 and really found crafting a therapeutic process that brought me out of post-natal depression and made me feel self-valued again.

I don’t have a “style” as such, I think I’m fairly eclectic in my designs and I like to try new things. As well as cards I also like to make party decorations, cake toppers and I recently made my first Autumn wreath that I adore and will keep forever! I am obsessed with First Edition paper pads and love the Dovecraft collections so that I can mix and match all the papers and embellishments.

When I’m not crafting I like to bake, take days out making memories with my family and socialising with friends... I’m also partial to a good crime documentary with a glass of vino!

I am so super thrilled to be a part of the Trimcraft design team and I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store!

Grace (Ms. Paperlover)


Hello I’m Grace, a.k.a. ms.paperlover, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be remaining on the Trimcraft Design Team this year! Crafting is my world; I eat, sleep, craft, repeat! I’ve been creative all my life but really came into it after finding the creative planner community in 2011, and things have gone rapidly down (or up?!) hill since then. My favourite craft is scrapbooking, but I also love card making, creative journaling, and creative planning.

I also love to share my creative endeavours via my blog, Instagram, and YouTube channel, where I do a weekly ‘Trimcraft Tuesday’ series sharing the process of something made with Trimcraft products,  and also share all their beautiful new products and collections. Of course I always share everything on The Craft Blog’s Inspiration Area too – which is my go-to place if I’m ever in need of some ideas, or just to enjoy looking at all the lovely projects by fellow design team members and Trimcraft fans.

I feel so honoured to have been chosen for the 2018/19 Team, and I’m super excited for another year of amazing products and inspiration; let’s go!



Hi, I am Christine! (ChrissyB on the Craft Blog and xtines_crafts on Instagram and Twitter)

I have been part of Trimcraft design team for two years (which has absolutely flown by!) and I am absolutely delighted to have been chosen to be part of the team for another year.

I have only been making cards for a few years. I started off by cross stitching and then discovered papercrafting after making a few of my cross stitch designs into cards. A friend then introduced me to die-cutting - all my craft stash used to fit in the box my die cutting machine came in, now it barely fits in the spare room! I definitely consider that crafting and buying craft supplies are two separate hobbies!

The Trimcraft design team was the first design team I have been part of and thanks to them and the other team members, my crafting confidence has really grown.

I work full time so craft in my spare time, I usually spend my evenings surrounded by craft supplies and always have my craft helper, Tallulah, a rescue tabby cat by my side. I also enjoy a whole day of crafting when I can get a day off or at the weekends, I will make a huge craft mess whilst watching rubbish TV!

I love to have fun with my crafting, I particularly enjoy adding embellishments to my cards - most of my cards have ribbons, sequins, pearls and buttons added somewhere - sometimes all at once! That’s why I particularly love the Dovecraft collections - as they have lots of co-ordinating embellishments to play with.

I am looking forward to sharing my crafts with you for another year and very excited to see what new collections Trimcraft have in store for us!

Angela Dodson


Hello I’m Angela (aka Pollypurplehorse), a mum of two living at the seaside with my family, plus four guinea pigs, two gerbils and Teddy our foxy faced Pomeranian boy doggy!  

I’m a passionate papercrafter and have been crafting in one way or another since I was a child, starting with simple crochet, cross-stitching, and hand sewn felt toys until finally I found ‘the one!’ - yes papercrafting! I feel so lucky to be able to make papercrafting my full time job, and as well as DT work I also design for two leading papercraft magazines (Cardmaking & Papercraft and Papercraft Inspirations). 

I enjoy all kinds of papercrafting from simple card designs to more complex 3D creations - everything from hand cutting with my trusty scissors to more involved designs using my die-cutters and electronic cutting machines.  I love everything Trimcraft, especially the gorgeous First Edition papers and die sets which really inspire me, and the lovely Dovecraft collections with all of their gorgeous matching embellishments.  

I love to connect with other crafters and as well as here at Trimcraft, you can find me at my Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube.  I’m really excited and thrilled to be starting my 5th year with the Trimcraft Design Team! I can’t wait to see what this coming year brings, and look forward to sharing my cards and projects with you all.

You can also find Angela on Pinterest!

We really hope that you’ve enjoyed meeting our brand new design team and we don't know about you, but we can't wait to see what they create with our brand new collections... Watch this space! 


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Congratulations everyone!



Well done everybody - a fabulous choice x



Congratulations ladies, especially the brand new members. I was lucky to be part of the team last year so I hope you get as much enjoyment from it as I did. Angela, Christine, Grace and the team will look after you. Shall be watching out for your new creations. Good luck.



Congrats to the new design team



Biiiig congrats to all of you lovely ladies here. I´ll definitely look forward to see all your fabulous work and new ideas in the next year too. I love to come here and get new ideas, and a biiig thanks for all of those.


Crafty Nanna

Congratulations everyone, looking forward to seeing your projects and I know I will be following a few tutorials. Hugs Lynn.



Congratulations to all the winners



Congratulations to all of you - you are all fantastic crafters and I love seeing your projects on the website!



Congratulations to all the winner's.xx



Congratulations to the new team and thank you Trimcraft for a fab two years of inspiration and gorgeous kits as part of the old team.



Congratulations to you all. Have a wonderful time with all the goodies you will receive. I really enjoyed my two years on the team and I am sure you will as well.



Congratulations to the new team. Looking forward to seeing your crafty creations.