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Design Team Profiles

Meet the Design Team girls’ and learn a little about their lives and how their crafting journeys brought them to here.


“I was ‘born and bred’ as they say in the Cambridgeshire Fens and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else as I love the flat and scenic landscape which stretches as far as the eye can see.

I am married with a large family of children and grandchildren and a good few animals in tow … including horses and dogs. I was forced to give up my job as a company secretary when I was diagnosed with MS, but craft and helping out in my hubby’s office keeps me occupied.

My cardmaking addiction started many years ago and from the start I was drawn to rubber stamping and all things inky. Love silhouette and vintage style stamps plus I have a fascination with sky’s and creating scenes. I’m not naturally artistic and can’t draw for toffee but I do love colour and experimenting with colour palettes which to some might be a bit ‘off wall’.

Definitely consider myself very fortunate to be able to share my passion for crafting with others through classes, demo’s and working on the Design Teams I have been privileged to be part of an have met some wonderful friends along the way”.

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.

Let me introduce myself … My name is Dot, I am happily seperated and a mother of two teenage boys.

I live at the bottom of Australia in a harbour-side town classified as rural/remote. Translation – thank goodness for blogland!!! The people I meet here are so awesome, inspirational and are always willing to help.

I love stamping and using inks to create my own backgrounds. Not sure what my style is because of all the learning new techniques, playing with colours in all sorts of ways and experimenting with everything along the way. I consider myself a “work in progress”.

Welcome to Vintage Stamping Challenges and I look forward to sharing what I have learned and hopefully inspire you in some way.

My motto is always to have fun … and enjoy!

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.



My name is Viv and I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the north west of England.

I am an avid mixed media artist and nutty papercrafter!

I have been crafting for a long time in one form or another and have dabbled in all kinds of things associated with making a mess with paper, ink, stamps and glittery stuff.

I play lawn bowls (another passion) and have been tracing my family tree for the last seven years – this has I confess, become yet another addiction. Fortunately my chosen career path meant that I now have lots of time to spend divided up between all the things I adore doing.

I have a wonderful husband who puts up with the mess in the craft room without complaint and am delighted to have been asked to join the team here at Vintage Stamping!