Thursday 13 August 2015

The Talented Design Team

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying lots of crafting time!
It's not that many weeks until this challenge blog goes live.  We hope that you will all join us for our first challenge.  I will remind you again nearer the time but in November we are running an extra challenge which is just for the month of November and this will run alongside our normal fortnightly Challenge so please look out for that.

But also we will be having some fun on the blog in September so please make sure that you come back on 1st September and see what we are up to!

I am so pleased to introduce you to the Design Team here at Craft Rocket Challenges.  We have a very talented team who are looking forward to inspiring you when we launch in October and also cannot wait to visit your blogs and see your gorgeous entries.

So...Here we all are!


 I have been crafting since 1991.  I started out learning 3d decoupage and made mainly pictures. There was no diecutting in those days so I used to cut out each layer with a craft knife, one picture took me 22 hours!  I played around a bit with Rubber stamping and colouring but found that the lack of tools available back then hindered a good result.  A few years ago I discovered die cuts and chalk.  Then I met a lovely lady who introduced me to Promarkers and the wonderful world of Digi Stamps and encouraged me to have another go at colouring.   I have never looked back.  I love colouring both digi and rubber stamps and experimenting with colours.  I am so pleased to be running this Challenge Blog along with the Amazing Talented Team that I am introducing you to now.

I am a retired Interior Designer from Canada
Two grown children
Three grand daughters
Live in central Florida 26 years
I am a seeded  paper maker , in order to make use of the paper
and have reason to make more I make cards, when the card is
 sent to friend it can be planted,
 My paper is made from recycle materials ( shredded paper plant materials , fabrics)
  I do many shows a year letting  children pull paper and take it home to dry .
Also have many busy outlets  which sell my cards and I get to make more paper.
My other life is in the pool I swim a mile daily
 and both my husband and I are 25 year Master Gardeners 

Hello friends!  My name is Vicki Parson and I’m thrilled to be here on this brand new challenge blog adventure with you all!  I have been stamping for a long time and it’s been a part of my life for the last 17 years!  I am always finding something new and fun to learn from other talented crafters and I will probably never grow tired of creating with my stamps, ink and paper!  When I’m not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my very patient and caring husband who puts up with all of my adventures, as well as my two college age sons.  They do keep me quite busy when they are around!  I enjoy cooking, baking, reading and walking with my pet wiener dog, Mocca when I’m not up to my eye-balls in stamping!  I hope you will enjoy my creations here and I would love for you to share a smile with me over at my crafty blog too:

Hi! I'm Ana Isabel, a spanish vet and animal lover who supports animal advocates and help local animal rescue groups in my city, Madrid (Spain-Europe)
I live with my cat (Red Mullet), I love him!!!! He is my baby. Apart from working defending the animal rights, I like colouring digital stamps with Copic or other brands and making different scrapbooking projects.
This is a big opportunity for me to learn a lot and meet amazing people! I hope you like my projects!
Only a word: "Thanks".

I am a very proud single mum of a son called James and a little female Jack Russell called Jess, I am an avid animal lover especially dogs.  I started crafting about 10yrs ago it was something that I felt I needed while being off work long term sick, after accepting early retirement crafting became my life line.  I started off with decoupage but rapidly moved onto rubber stamping and in the last few years that love includes digital stamps.  I joined the Joanna Sheen forum and started a blog I have never looked back.  I have been so proud and honored to have served on many DT I have also made many long standing blogging buddies which has brought me a lot of happiness.


Hi, I'm Traci.  I live in Leicester with my beloved pooches whom are not very forgiving when I'm crafting and my attention is taken away from them, they like to be the centre of my attention!!
I have been crafting for many years where I enjoyed cross stitching and knitting.  I was only introduced to card making some 3 years ago and was instantly drawn in. This is definitely my addiction. I adore colouring to the point of obsession! The cards that I make I donate to various animal charities.  I am thrilled to be a part of  Craft Rocket Challenges.


Hello my name is Shirl Nases; I live on the Big Island of Hawaii.  I’m married to the most wonderful hubby in the world.   Unfortunately I’m a SAHW (stay at home wife) or you might say lady of leisure, LOL!   I previously worked as a Dispatcher/Supervisor for a Petroleum Co on the island for 16 years until hubby said I could stay home and do the things I love and one of them is crafting.  I know, he spoils me rotten!  I’ve been crafting for several years prior but never took it really serious until I stood home.  Lots of my family and friends kept encouraging me to get my crafting show cased until I met a friend that was into blogging and introduced me to blog land.   Since then I’ve been blogging just almost 4 years now and love every moment of it.  I love anything do with paper, love learning new techniques and ideas and the best part meeting so many talented people out there.  Everyone has their own special talents and so inspiring.  And also on my spare time my two fur babies keep me on my toes, a cat name (Mimi) and a new pup ( Taco) and (6) lovebirds.   And yard work is another passion of mines….Can’t you tell I’m just as busy staying at home..LOL!


Hi I'm Sara.  I'm a mother of 4 beautiful children, 2 step grandchildren and my first official grandbaby will be here in December.  I've been stamping/scrapbooking since about 1998.  I absolutely love this hobby and am so excited to be a part of this team.

So now you have met the Talented Team please make sure you become a follower if you aren't already so that you can come and join in the fun with us before and of course after the Challenge goes Live!  You won't want to miss out!!!