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Our Featured Designer for January is Bryony from HeartStrings scap art, and I'm so very pleased to feature her fabulous designs!

Bryony was originally a template designer, and what magnficent templates she has in her stores; but in addition to templates she soon branched out into designing beautiful kits, and arty bits of stuff etc. as well.

Look in the forum HERE for the February Featured Designer Challenge.   Bryony has donated a wonderful template for our members to work with.   THANK YOU Bryony!

Robyn

CHECK OUT THE ABOVE SLIDESHOW for a small sample of what Bryony has in her Studio store.  Images are linked to the product.

Links for Bryony are:  Studio Store ........ Facebook .......... Newsletter Signup

 

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GETTING TO KNOW BRYONY

Where have you lived?

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and lived there until seven years ago. We moved out of the city in 2011 and now live in the winelands an hour from Cape Town. It was a big adjustment for me but now I love it out here :) When I was 7 we lived in Australia for a year and when I was 12 we lived in the US for a year (Friday Harbor, Washington to be exact... idyllic!) 

Where do you live now?

Worcester, South Africa... just north of Cape Town. 

Who is in your family?

I am married (9 years) and have two kids. Sam is now 7 and Miya turns 6 in three weeks. My husband was a submariner in the South African Navy when we met but now he grows tulips. 

Do you play any sport?

I have started doing Pilates again after a long break. Before having kids I used to to ballroom dancing but now I don't have the time! 

What is your favorite book?

I love to read and have many favourite authors. Some of my favourite books include: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See), The Nightingale (Kristen Hannah), anything by Sarah Winman (When Got was a rabbit), Michael Connolly for murder mystery and lots more!

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What a treat we have to start off the new year!  Our featured designer is Dawn Inskip.

Dawn has a very special and unique style with lots of artsy goodies as well as the slightly more traditional.  I've always admired her work, especially her watercolour elements and papers.   She has a huge store at THE LILYPAD.  There is so much to pick from.  As well as bundles and kits there is a fabulous selection of overlays, brushes, stamps, doodles, stitches, etc. etc.

Look in the forum HERE for the January Featured Designer Challenge.  Dawn has donated a beautiful  mini kit to work with which I know you are all going to love!  THANK YOU Dawn!

Robyn

Links for Dawn are:  STORE . . . . . WEBSITE . . . . .  FACEBOOK . . . . . NEWSLETTER . . . . . PINTEREST

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GETTING TO KNOW DAWN

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m wife to very patent hubby Paul and Mum to daughter Carly and I have 2 angel babies. We live in a small town in England (an inch or so North of London on a map) my whole. Nothing much happens here, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside. Carly is a Falconer, living her dream working with Birds of Prey and raising baby birds (owls mostly) at home – they all feature heavily in my layouts.

I work full time as a Digital Designer and sell exclusively at my dream store, The Lilypad.

What is an average day for you?

Some days it seems I work 24/7 – some days I do LOL  I do try to balance life/work, if I take days off, I just play catch-up – anything that works is good by me. I like to have new product for my store each week.

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I am beyond excited to welcome Gracie and Tracy (G & T Designs) as our November featured designers.  You can find their beautiful and unique designs exclusively at E-scape and Scrap.  They are widely recognised for the quality and beauty of their designs and have been published in the well respected magazines, The Somerset Digital Studio and Artful Blogging.

Look in our forum HERE for the featured designer challenge.  The girls have donated a beautiful mini kit for our Just Art members to work with and also a generous coupon to their store.  THANK YOU Tracy and Gracie.

Robyn

Links for G & T Designs are:  STORE .......... FACEBOOK .......... BLOG .......... PINTEREST

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GETTING TO KNOW GRACIE AND TRACY

Hello, we are Gracie and Tracy aka G & T Designs. We were both born in Liverpool UK. Tracy has always lived in the area. I moved away when was 4 years old and moved back 5 years ago. We met online on a scrapbooking site (Daisytrail) and became good friends. Tracy was in Liverpool with her partner Cliff and I lived in Shropshire with my son Alex.

We spoke most days via messenger and both really wanted to start designing our own kits. We both love art, photography and of course creating!! Tracy loves to draw and paint and create mixed media projects. I love to draw and make cards. We had lots to research, learn and understand about starting and creating a kit from scratch, especially the technical side of designing. We used and still use Serif Craft Artist Professional and Photoshop CS extended software.

After a good deal of blood sweat and tears we went on to create a free kit to see how it would be received and to our delight people loved it. We released our first commercial kit in 2011. It was called The Magpies Memories (which we have recently updated and re-released to allow our newer customers to have access to it, and because we have a special soft spot for our first kit). It was very successful!! We were thrilled and excited to create again and so it has continued……..

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I am thrilled to welcome DitaB Designs as our featured designer for December.  Dita's beautiful designs can be found HERE at one of my favourite stores, PickleBerryPop.   She has a wonderful sense of colour and her designs are just oozing with lots of beautiful colourful flowers and elements and her kits are usually offered with great separate options for quick pages, word art, overlays, photomasks etc.   

Dita also has a fabulous range of CU products too and these can be found HERE.

Look in the forum HERE for the December Featured Designer Challenge.  Dita has very generously donated a beautiful Christmas mini kit to work with and also a coupon to her store.  THANK YOU Dita.

Robyn

Links for DitaB Designs are:   STORE ........ FACEBOOK ........BLOG ........ NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

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I am so very pleased and excited to welcome Courtney (Courtney's Designs) as our October featured designer.  I have known Courtney from way back at the beginning of her design career and it's been fabulous to watch her growth from a beginning designer to one of the most popular and accomplished designers in the digi world!

Look in our forum HERE for the featured designer challenge.  Courtney has donated a great template for you to work with and make it your own.  THANK YOU Courtney.

Robyn

Links for Courtney are:  STORE ........ FACEBOOK ........ BLOG ........ NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION........ PINTEREST ........ TWITTER

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GETTING TO KNOW COURTNEY

1.  Tell us a bit about yourself.

I guess you could say I'm a stay-at-home mom. I used to work for lobbyists, but the stress became unbearable, which led me to go back to school to get certified in Landscape Design and ended up starting a small business, which was quickly growing. With the birth of my youngest son, I ended up having to give all that up to care for him. He was fairly high-needs and required a lot of attention.

Though I am a mixed media designer and was previously a landscape designer, art has always been a part of my life one way or another. Ever since I was a child, I took loads of art classes and art history classes, even winning me a couple of awards at art shows when I was a teen. After my 20's, thinking I could never be an artist, I stopped doing art all together, much to my regret.  My mother also used to paint beautifully, as well as my grandfather from my mother's side.  He was an amazing painter.  Alas, I think the talent has ended with me ha ha.  My boys have no interest in it.

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