I have some exciting news for you – Craft Box has its own design team! Yay! I have received over 50 entries for the Craft Box Design Team and selected 6 wonderful crafters to design for Craft Box this summer. Here they are!
Row 1: Claire, SuzeJo, Tracy
Row 2: Linda, Marie, Julie
Here are a few words from our new designers about how they got into crafting:
I never crafted as a child as I’d always been told I was useless at art but started doing a little sewing about 20 years ago. I started stamping about 10 years ago now and I’m totally hooked. I don’t think I have a particular style but I do love mixed media projects and I adore colouring. I trained as a nurse and now work in mental health so crafting is my escape after a hectic day at work.
I started crafting many years ago, well as a child really. I then became a nurse and used crafting as therapy with my Mental Health patients and it just envolved into what I do now….. my passion is altered art and i spend hours in charity shops finding bargains so I can duff them up, distress them and bring them back to life!
I worked full-time as a window dresser and traveled quite a lot so was very much on the go all the time, until I had my daughter. I became a stay at home mum and got bored so thought I would try crafting. Through crafting I meet the most fantastic friends you could ask for that kept me crafting through good and bad times.
I started crafting as therapy to escape from the stress of dealing with my daughter’s autism and learning disabilities. Now we craft together at our local craft shop at least 3 times a week and have met some wonderful, talented people.
My crafting story started in 2004 when I saw a scrapbooking demonstration on a well-known shopping channel. It was soon-to-be my sister’s 21st birthday and I thought it would be nice to give her a Scrapbook so I got busy creating one. Back then, all you needed was a piece of background paper, cardstock to matt your photo, a few simple embellishments and alphabets for your title. Now, 12 years on, my scrapbooking style has evolved and I use lots of different mixed media techniques such as painting, spritzing, pasting and stamping. Why do I love it so much? Well, one of the main reasons is because I get to relive happy memories and reminisce about the joyful times in my life. Scrapbooking makes me appreciate the small things in life like a single moment or saying. I can preserve and treasure it forever!
I started crafting as a teenager, making rag dolls to earn extra pocket money to pay for my pony`s weekly keep and have been crafting ever since! I am happiest when I am creating, it helps me to get through tough times as it is the best therapy.
Here are some beautiful, May Craft Box project the DT team created already:
Anna from Craft Box