Sunday, 23 January 2011

Introducing Two New DT Members...

We are very pleased to let you know about two new additions to our Design Team. As you know Karen AKA Scrapdolly took an extended break from the team last year due to her large number of work and scrapping committments and she has since decided to make that decision a permanent one. We wish Karen all the best (Keep an eye out later in the week for a "best of Scrapdolly farewell post, there have been lots of wonderful contributions from Karen Leahy and she will be missed) but as it coincided with the new year we decided it was a good time to rejig the Design Team...
So we still have Dawn, Suzanne, Ann, Debbie, Jane and myself but we are also adding 2 new designers. Not everyone will feature in each months gallery however throughout the year there will be gallery work and online classes from all of the DT.

Our new additions are Karen Cole & Karen Moss, they have written a little about themselves below by way of an introduction but I am sure many f you have come across them in various mags, forums and DT's that they have previously been a part of.
I have been married to Rob for over 2 years, no children....yet! I work full time in London and love to relax by making pretty stuff when I get home.

Throughout my childhood I was blessed to have had access to cameras and a supportive family who nutured my obsession. This progressed through school and college where I learnt all about theory, printing and developing.

As an adult, I was very exicted to find through the internet all about scrapbooking. A new hobby where I could incorporate photographs and memory recording with pretty paper and indulge my love of shopping.

Since then my hobby and passion for it has grown. As have the friends I have met and opportunites I have had to teach and join like minded crafters from all over the world in person and on electronic forums. I have been fortunate to have been published in UK magazines and USA Ezines as well as being part of some great Design Teams along the way.

At present, I enjoy all types of crafts; especially those made from paper and glue and pixels (crapbooking in all it's formats) creating mini books and projects and card making. I dabble in printing, knitting, sewing and co host a regular monthly crop called Eclectic Keepsakes in Colchester.

My future goals are to make more time for my hobbies and to continue to learn new things and meet nice people.


I live with my husband of 25 years, our almost 18 year old daughter (can someone tell me where those 18 years went) and our 4 year old Golden Retriever.

My day job is as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school and the majority of my time is spent working with special needs children

For as long as I can remember I have made things. One of my earliest memories is of my grandmother teaching me to knit when I was about 4 and after that I never loocked back as we spent many happy hours together knitting and sewing clothes for my Sindy doll.

My degree is an art based one and most days I spend time creating something, even if it is only for 10 minutes before the the rest of my family get up.

I was introduced to scrapbooking by my best friend and from then on all other crafts fell by the wayside. In 2009 I was lucky enough to be a runner up in the Scrapbooker of the Year competition.