Meet the DT

I am on various design teams including Joanna Sheen, Wild Rose Studio and La Pashe.  I am also honoured to feature regularly in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  You may also know me from running the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog.  I'm mainly a cardmaker although I do dabble in other papercrafts from time to time.  I would love to try more different types of crafts but there just aren't enough hours in a day or enough space in my craft room.  I have my work cut out trying to find time to craft as it is with a 2 year old little girl and a 5 month old little boy. 

 I have always been "a little bit crafty" hence the name of the new challenge!
I live in Surrey, England with my wonderful hubby and two very special children, who I love to bits and mean the world to me.
I have been crafting for many years now, I started card making Christmas 2006, and now well and truly addicted. I especially love to stamp and colour with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and got a bit of a thing about buttons and flowers, I find it hard not to add them to all my creations. I love a Challenge, which is just as well, as I am now on eight fab design teams, which keep me busy, but loving every minute. 

I have always loved making things and once I discovered cardmaking in 2006 there has been no stopping me. I also love scrapbooking which I started in 2008. I sell at craft fairs, am currently on 3 Design Teams, am DT Co-ordinator at Winter Wonderland. I make samples for stamp launches for Stamposaurus. My favourite cards are those using stamps and Copics and dies. My style is mainly cute, fussy and fancy, but I also love making male cards. I also love distressing and Tim Holtz stamps and dies. 
Helloooo! Like Paula, I've always been a little bit crafty, dabbling with all sorts of crafts, discovering ATCs in about 2006, and from there on I was hooked. I make a few cards, ATCs, alter the odd things, mess around here and there. I like inks, paints and stamps, and my style is a bit quirky, bright and (I hope) done with a touch of humour. I tend towards the weird, a bit goth, but I dabble in lots of styles. I've been on a DT break, although I have been part of a few, most recently GDT for Stampotique. I've had a couple of things published in Craft Stamper. In "real life" I'm a manager in a University library - add 2 children and a cat, and I never have as much crafting time as I'd like.
I have been crafting all my life but took up cardmaking, must be over 10 years ago now and I haven't looked back.
I started with a small stamping kit and stamping remains my passion even today, although I like to try most things crafty.
I have only been blogging for over three years now after my Daughter set it up for me.
I was Co-host/designed for the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog alongside the lovely Paula and I am also a DT member of the Passion for Promarkers blog too.
I have a wonderful Husband, a Son, Daughter and two little Westie Highland terriers who all make me smile everyday.
There are never enough hours in the day to craft but I try and create whenever possible!

Hi I'm Susan from Craftin' Suzie.  I live in Blackpool which is in the Northwest of England with my husband and cat.  I have two children who have long flown the nest and two adorable little grandsons - aged two and a bit and 10 weeks.  I retired almost two years ago from the NHS where I worked as a Ward Manager a job I loved but I have adapted very quickly to retirement. I think I have adapted because of my passion for crafting now I don't know how I got the time to craft when I was working!  I love stamping both with rubber and digital and while away my hours in my "garret" which is the loft conversion in our house needless to say bursting at the seams with my stash!
Hello, I'm Lorraine. I'm happily married with two gorgeous children. I have been crafting for most of my life, from sewing and painting to card making. I discovered rubber stamps and promarkers in December 2011 and started my blog. I love colouring and I have an addiction to pretty papers. I have made some fabulous friends in the last year and I'm looking forward to making lots more!

Hi, I am Laura. I am 28 years old and live in sunny Morecambe with my hubby Matt. Crafting and singing/musical theatre are my two big loves and I cannot imagine what I would do without either of them. I have been crafting for about ten years on and off but have got back into it big time over the last couple of years. I have now taken over half of the attic in our new house and can safely say it has become an addiction! I love rubber stamping and colouring and am also partial to my distress inks. When I am not in my craft room, I can usually be found singing, most likely in a local amateur production of some musical or other. Happy to be here :)
Hi, I'm Lexie, and I have been crafting for many years starting with knitting and cross stitching before moving on to cardmaking, which is my main crafty love.  I started cardmaking about 10 years ago, but then life got in the way and I didn't do any for a long time until about 2 1/2 years ago. I am still amazed how far the cardmaking world evolved in the years when I was out at's incredible and fabulous.  We really are so lucky.

I am very happily single and I live with my 6 year old son, Jamie, who is home educated so it's great that I am able to work from home and spend masses of time with him.  He's my number one fan...and our yorkie, Tilly, is fan number 2.

I also work alongside Heather Valentin who runs Lacy Sunshine Stamps converting her files for her, helping come up with ideas, running the Lacy Sunshine Challenge and lots of other little things. 

And I am a very proud member of the Joanna Sheen Challenge DT alongside Paula, Jane and some of my other fellow A Little Bit Crafty teamies.

I wasn't going to take on any more DT work but I wasn't going to miss the chance of being part of Paula's new challenge, so here I am!

Hi everyone, my name is Hazel, I live and work with my partner at a leisure vehicle manufacturer in Hull and I am a stepmum to a teenage boy.

I found my way into crafting when a friend showed me a card she had made with embossing powers and before I knew it I was completely hooked.  After experimenting with lots and lots of different techniques I found that I enjoyed stamping and working with digital images the most.  I'm very fortunate to design for Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine and also design for some wonderful blogs too.

I'm absolutely thrilled to be invited to work with all you talented ladies.

Hi, I am Natalie and I am happily married with two fantastic boys. My foray into the world of crafting started with cross stitch many years ago, but after discovering card making I'm afraid my needles and threads  no longer see the light of day! I actually started out making cards using spirelli and didn't enjoy stamping at all until I found Promarkers a couple of years ago, but now I'm totally addicted! I am on 3 other Design Teams which I thought was my limit, but I was so excited to be asked to join A Little Bit Crafty that I didn't hesitate to say yes!

Nat. x

My name is Elaine and I live in the UK. I started crafting after inheriting my grandmothers stash when she passed away and I needed comforting. I feel very blessed to have found this hobby, its great fun, I have met many wonderful people through the years and I am sure my grandmother would be proud. I am honoured to be joining Paula in her new challenge and look forward to visiting the blogs of our talented followers. X

Sue H

I am happily married and have three wonderful teenage children who I'm so proud of and mean the world to me. We live in West Sussex which is on the South Coast of England.
I have always enjoyed everything and anything crafty and now my children are a bit older I have more 'me' time to spend doing something I love. My main passion is stamping and card making but I'll try my hand at most things!
I have only been blogging since May 2012 but I have already made many new friends. It seems that crafters are all so generous, helpful and have a good sense of humour!!
It is such an honour to be part of such a wonderful team.

Hi, I'm Jayne,
 I've been papercrafting for about six years and am now totally addicted! I was beyond thrilled to be invited onto the A Little Bit Crafty DT and feel really lucky to be part of such a talented team. I craft at home "helped" by my enthusiastic 5 year old daughter who has "borrowed" most of my Promarkers and has an eye on my Copics. My style is definitely 'more is more'; I love using as many papers and embellishments as my card can stand!!! 


My name is Trish Latimer, and I'm a full time mixed media designer (combined with being Mum to four getting bigger by the day children!)
I write and design for Traplet Publications, namely Craft Stamper Magazine and also Beads And Beyond Magazine. I was lucky enough to release a DVD in collaberation with Traplet called "Create With Paint" last year, which,( apart from scaring the bejeezus out of viewers who have to look at me on the screen) shows just how to get the most out of your paint, creating some messy backgrounds and projects!
I have taught all the messy crafty stuff and also jewellery making techniques for over 10 years.
I am proud to be on the design teams for Creative Expressions, Calico Crafts and A Sprinkle Of Imagination, something I really enjoy as I can really let my messy, painty, inky creative side run riot!  My style is just that, messy! I adore colour and quirkiness so my creations tend to err on the 'odd' side!
Hopefully by sharing this messiness viewers may be inspired to pick up the paint and have a go too!