Monday, 20 January 2014

Introducing TWO New Design Team Members!!

You may recall towards the end of last year I put out a Design Team call.

The response was fantastic and I'd like to thank everyone who applied. There were so many talented Scrapbookers and it was so tough choosing but in the end after much consideration I finally came to a decision and today I'm excited to introduce you to the two talented ladies who will be joining the S J Crafts team for an initial 3 month term, and possibly longer!

So, first up please meet:

Annie Claxton

Hi there, my name is Annie and I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the SJ Crafts Design Team.

I live in a tiny cottage in Norfolk with my husband. I have two sons, a stepdaughter and two step-grandchildren who provide me with a constant source of photos for my scrapbooks.

Scrapbooking is my passion, but I also enjoy all sorts of other arts and crafts such as crochet, bead-making and drawing, and I love incorporating these into my pages. I make cards, tags and mini books too, and more recently I've been experimenting with art journals, smash books and "off-the-page" projects.

"Laugh, Love, Learn, Live" by Annie Claxton

My scrapping style is constantly evolving, but at the moment I love combining bright colours, layering patterns and using lots of contrasting textures to make fun pages like the example above which you can see more of here!
I often use recycled and found items and really enjoy creating unique homemade embellishments.

All my crafty ideas and endeavours are recorded on my blog, ArtyFartyAnnie along with a sprinkling of everyday life – I'd love you to pop over and say hello. 

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And please meet our 2nd new DT member:

Jemma Sharrock

 Hello!  I’m Jemma and scrapbooking has been a passion of mine since 2006 when I went to an all-day "crop-in-a-shop" in Holland, raided my Dutch friend’s stash and then discovered the UKScrappers community.  My scrap-subjects are the family, our holidays and milestones and occasional randomness for my BOM (Book of Me).  While I wait for our kids (two boys and a girl) to find partners and produce grandchildren, I have to raid our photo-archives to scrap babies and toddlers.

"Around The World" By Jemma

My other hobbies include reading, vegetable gardening, sewing, the theatre and geocaching ... it's a good job that I only work part-time.
I have a blog - "Just Jimjams" where I post stories and layouts about our adventures in Cheshire (where we now live) and elsewhere.  While the mathematician in me likes clean and simple rather than messy and inky, my inner-crafter loves to hand-make embellishments and titles and sew on my pages. I’m really honoured to be joining the S J Crafts design team and can’t wait to get started!

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So, a huge welcome to Jemma and Annie as they join the existing Design Team of Jennifer, Louise, Lisa-jane and Jenny who are all staying on for 2014!

You will see more of their work right here very soon but in the meantime please do pop over to their blogs and say Hi!!


Lesley G said...

Go girls!! Well done especially my buddy Jemma :)

dragonllew said...

Welcome to the team Jemma & Annie
Jenny x

Lisa-Jane said...

Welcome to the newbies! I guessed right as well so I'm even more pleased! Looking forward to "working" with you both xx

furrypig said...

Well done to the new DT members I am sure you will have an amazing time with Sarah and everyone at SJ Crafts and I can't wait to see what fun things you all get up to in 2014 xxx

Wrightboysmum said...

Well done ladies. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do. Lovely LOs.

Annie Claxton said...

Thanks so much Sarah and everyone, I'm very excited and can't wait to get cracking! :o)

Chidkid said...

Congratulations ladies.. Can't wait to see more of your 'stuff'

Louise said...

Great news xx

Sandie said...

Congratulations Jemma & Annie!!

Jimjams said...

Thanks everyone - great to be in such good company - thank you for picking us Sarah!

MiniOwner said...

Congratulations to you both. :)
Sue x

scrappyjacky said...

Congrats to the newbies....looking forward to seeing your designs.

Jackie xxx said...

congratulations to you both. looking forward to seeing your work.

Jennifer Grace said...

Welcome Jemma and Annie, I know it's going to be so fun working with you both! x

Laura G said...

Congratulations ladies xx

S said...

Congrats ladies!

Virginia said...

Fab stuff well done ladies!

Rosie MacLeod said...

Great choices- congrats!

chris said...

Congratulations to you both xx