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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!


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


 bio Heartstrings Scrap Art



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!

Do you have any hobbies besides scrapbooking?

I love to sew and I am learning to paint in the realistic style with oils. 

Do you have another job/career other than designing?

I am a freelance graphic designer. I have lots of different clients that I work for and to magazines, books and any printed material such as brochures, business cards, wedding stationary etc. My clients range from environmental companies, to a French plumbing company and wine farms. Lots of variety!

What is an average day for you?

Drop kids at school at 7am. At my desk by 7:30am. Work flat out until 2pm. School pic up. Afternoon at home with the kids (sometimes working while they hang out).

How did you start in digital scapbooking?

In 2013 I decided to do a basic photobook for my mother-in-law because she was moving overseas. I started looking online for a few basic things to use on my pages and discovered the world of digi-scrapping!! Gosh I was hooked and haven't looked back! 

How long have you been designing?

I hoped my first store in October 2015. 

How much time per week do you devote to designing?

Not sure of the hours and I would guestimate two full days (time split up across the week). Some weeks are more than others. 

How did you come up with your design name and logo?

When my son was a baby I started a business called Heartstrings. I designed alphabet letter that were strung together to spell a child's name and hung up in their room. When I started my digiscrapping business, I just extended the use of that name.

What are your favorite design tools and what programs/software do you use?

I work in Photoshop and InDesign with a bit of Illustrator. I have a lovely big Mac desktop computer. Mac all the way here! 

Where do you find your inspiration? 

Life, my kids, colours I see around me, my travels etc. 

What are a couple of your favorite designs or templates that you have created?

Some of my favourite templates are:

 i heart you #7 https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/templates/i-heart-you-7/

Arty Inspiration #12 https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/templates/arty-inspiration-12/

Bold Background #2 https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/templates/bold-background-2/

Sunny Day #4 https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/templates/sunny-day-4/

Some of my favourite collections are:

Fresh Sea Breeze {best seller} https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/bundled-deals/fresh-sea-breeze-bundle/

Time Traveler https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/bundled-deals/time-traveler-mega/

Love & Laughter https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/digital-art/bundled-deals/love-and-laughter-bundle/

Do you like to scrap as well as design?

Yes! I wish I had time to scrap more! 








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