Challenge Rules

You are welcome to use any stamp to enter the challenge. However, if you use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags 'n Whiskers digital stamp in addition to the regular prize.
You can enter any type of paper craft project. You can enter up to 2 times per challenge. It must be a new project, fit the theme, no back-linking, and must be a direct link to your project entry, or it will be deleted.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Announcing the new DT

Hello stamping friends!!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Design Team Call.
It was a hard decision to make with so many lovely entries, but we are happy to announce the new team....

Alie - The Netherlands

Hello!! I am Alie de Vrij. I am married to Dirk for 8 years now and we have two beautiful children: Thijs (7 years) and Maayke (4 years).

I really don’t know when I started crafting, but if I check my stash, it looks like it started a long, long time ago!!  *LOL* I am currently also on the High Hopes Dream Team.  That was truly a dream come true! I am totally hooked on stamps and Copics to colour, but I never took any classes to learn properly..  So being part of this great team is a huge honour for me!!
If you like to see my style of cards, here is my blog:
Amber - USA

Hi, my name is Amber Hillman. I am a stay-at-home mom to 4 kids, 17, 14, 11 and 7. While they are at school, I babysit 5 yr old twins for half days and volunteer at the school for the rest of the day. I started stamping 11 years ago (just 2 weeks after the 11 yr old was born) with a baby in one hand and a stamp in the other and haven't looked back since. Besides stamping, I also dabble in scrapbooking and cake decorating. I am excited to be on Wags 'n Whiskers DT and hope you enjoy my creations. You can find out more about my life and creations over at Amber's Antics.

Cheremane - UK

Hi  i'm Cheremane.  I live on the coast of North Wales with my Husband and two daughters and 3 cats. I've been crafting for several years and like to try lots of different crafts but card making and stamping are my most favourite. I also like to help out in my Mother-in-laws little craft shop on Llandudno Pier when i'm not doing my normal part time job, I also do regular craft classes in Donna's Kraft Kabin in Rhyl. I was so lucky back in June 2013 to appear and demo live on Create and Craft for a company that I was on the DT for at the time it was an awesome experience and i'm very grateful to them for it.

I'm so looking forward to working with the Wags ' n Whiskers Stamps and Team.

I hope you like my creations.

Cindy - Canada

Hi My name is Cindy van Oorschot, I live in Aurora Ontario Canada with my husband Bill and our four  feathered  friends, Bandit our conure parrot, Leland our cockatiel, Max our parrotlet and Sunny our lovebird.
I’ve been doing crafts most of my life I started with crocheting, and went onto knitting, cross stitch, then onto beading. I still enjoy working in these mediums, but my love has turned to paper crafts. I have been making cards now for 15 years. I started out doing  Pergamano, then using embroidery on paper, and onto 3d cards. I didn’t start getting into stamping until about 2007, which I only dabbled in it then. I then went to a Stampin Up party and learnt a lot more about rubber stamping and have been doing it since. I also enjoy doing digital scrapbooking. I've been involved on a few card making groups over the years, started my own blog in March 2008, and have been blogging since. I've been on the Design Team of Come and Get It for the past 2 years, and Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge for the past year and love meeting all the new talented card makers and crafters out there.  To check out my creations you can visit my blog at Creating with Cindy

Kat - Poland

Hi, I'm Kat. I'm 22 and I'm from Poland. I'm a student of english language. Scrapbooking is my passion for almost 3 years now, I treat it as my therapy, something what makes me feel very happy and peaceful! I love making layouts, but I also enjoy making cards and tags. I love using watercolors and other media. I also have a kitty, who always lays next to me while I'm crafting. When I'm not crafting, I love to jog and work out, that's my other passion. I also love watching movies, tv series and reading books. I have a wonderful boyfriend, who supports me in all of my hobbies. 

Michele - USA

Hi friends! My name is Michele Greenwood and I live in the heart of the United States; I was born and raised in Oklahoma and now reside in Kansas with my dear hubby and our 3 kiddos. THEY are growing up; thank goodness I do not age! :D

I originally started scrapbooking several years ago when I was a stay-at-home mom for about two years. Somewhere along the line, I discovered the immediate gratification of a handmade greeting card. Yeah...haven't touched those scrapbooks since! YIKES! I work full-time outside the home and stay extremely busy with work and the children's activities, so creating is most definitely my ME TIME and keeps me sane! I love polka dots, anything whimsical, love to listen to music while I create and really enjoy when my children stop by my craft room to chat awhile. When they don't think you are really listening, they open up and say so much! Thanks for having me, I look forward to our journey together! Hope you will stop by to say hello at Whimsical Creations!

Shazza - UK

Hi there. My name is Sharon (aka Shazza), I am a married mum of two boys, aged 14 and 10. I live in Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands. I work part time so crafting time is squeezed in when I can. I have been cardmaking since 2004 when I made my wedding stationery but have always dabbled in  sewing and knitting. I love baking and have recently learned to crochet as well. Colouring images is one of my favourite things to do. I hope you will like my work.My blog can be found HERE

Valerie - Belgium

My name is ValĂ©rie ALLARD, more known under the pen name valou250809. I lived in Belgium just next to the big city of Chaleroi and in 40 kilometers from Brussels. 

I have 5 children from 3 to 12 years old. I scrappe since 2006 and my style is the “Shabby Chic Style” but I know also how to create in a vintage style or C&S without any problem. I create a great deal of cards and of projects home decoration.

My blog is 

Vicky - Canada

I'm an accountant working full time and a mother of 4 great kids.  I have an amazing husband who understand that in order to keep my sanity through all this I need to craft ;) I live in the province of Quebec, Canada, so some of my crafting is done with French sayings.

I have been crafting over 21 years and tried my hands at all kinds of techniques over the years.  I always love to try new things!!!  I started blogging in March of 2012 in order to join challenges.  I became totally hooked!!!!  I can't believe this world existed and I only found out about it then.  I see blogging as a wonderful opportunity to improve my card making abilities.  On the web I'm known as Crafting Vicky

I have realized that through the web I get to meet amazing people from all over the world and learn from them.  It's incredible that now we are all linked even if we are in totally different time zones!  Crafters are incredibly generous and willing to help others.  I really consider myself lucky to be part of such a great team.

And also staying on the team are:

Kimberly - USA
Yolanda - USA

Thank you again to everyone who took the time to apply.