Friday, 29 June 2012

Our New Design Team Members

Well this month is an exciting month as we have a new Sketch Designer  and 3 new layout designers to introduce I am sure you will find these amazingly talented ladies inspiring as I do please welcome them.

Our new Sketch Designer is   Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Hi there...My name is Julianne McKenna-De Lumen, better known as Jules The Bling Princess. I have been scrapping for 6 years, and I am the owner of Scrapbook Kits With a Difference (formerly known as Scrap With V). I've been fortunate (and blessed) to work on Design Teams for Zva Creative, Helmar USA, Pencillines, Color Combos Galore, Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, and Crafty Sketches. I have been published in Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories, and Scrapbook Trends. I don't have a specific style - I'm influenced by my mood, the products I use, the papers, and the photographs. However, I do have a fondness for bright colours, bling, and mists, (not to mention washi tape, chipboard and flowers, lol!). More recently, I have begun designing sketches for Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, Crafty Sketches, and now Sketches With A Twist. I look forward to inspiring you with new sketches,and new challenges, that will hopefully get your creative mojo flowing. You can find out lots more about me on my blog: Jules The Bling Princess (

Our 3 new Layout  Designer’s are

Jodi Dolbel

My name is Jodi Dolbel and I live in a small country town in NSW called Gunnedah.
I am on the road to becoming an empty nester, my babies are all grown now and I am patiently waiting for the time when I can scrap grandchildren layouts!
My daughter is away living her life with horses, and my son is still here doing his thing, but that thing is NEVER infront of the camera!  So most of my photos will feature my beautiful daughter Emelia and her horses!
My Hubby is living his mid life crises through motorbikes, so you might often see him in layouts competing in drag competitions.
And when things get really desperate you will find my "selfie" layouts!
I have been a little quiet on the scrapping front lately, having just completed a year on the Kaisercraft Design Team.
You will often also see me featuring some kind of technique in the Australian Scrapbook Creations Magazine on a bi monthly basis
I have also had lots of places on other design teams, chipboard manufacturers Teams and creative teams, but I am really looking forward to working with the fabulous talent her at SWAT.
My blog is  Jodie’s  scrap Haven and can be found  here

Rachael Funnell

Hi There,
My Name is Rachael Funnell,
I live in the Central Tablelands of NSW with husband Jason & our 2
Wonderful Children Ethan 9 1/2 & Chloee 8.
In the last 2 1/2 years I have become FULLY addictive to scrapbooking &
it has become part of my daily routine! Which I’m loving every moment of it....
I LOVE mostly creating 12x12 layouts... I Also am really starting to enjoy making Cards too...
My style does vary from layout to layout! As I love to have a dabble @ all styles
& techniques of Scrapping! I do however Love dimension with all my work!!!
At the moment I also proudly design for Anna’s Craft Cupboard & Bird Is The Word
My blog: A window to my scrapping world
I would like to THANK Kim for asking Me to join this Designer Team
I Can’t wait to be creating each month for SWAT & hopefully Inspire you all in some way to join in....

Peg Hewitt

 I have been scrapbooking (modern-style) since Jan. 2001 and have a passion for grunge and mess. More recently I have been exploring shabby chic and am enjoying adding more fine details to my layouts. My style varies from plain and simple/graphic to elaborately embellished and everything in between. I love to play with techniques and often sew and paint as well as misting on my pages. I am a huge fan of Tattered Angels products and have been smitten with mists since I first discovered them. I am constantly amazed at what they will stick to and how I can use them to modify what I have in my stash. I have a dedicated scrap-room in our big shed and love to spend time there as much as possible. I have been regularly published in the Aussie mags for a number of years and have a permanent DT position with Alison Ellis Designs. I was a member of the Tattered Angels Design Team for 2011 and am currently doing freelance bits and pieces for retail. I am also on the Scrap Sanity Challenge blog team (This One’s a Winner) and Paper Issues blog team.
On the more personal side, I am happily married to a marvelous and supportive man and together we have 4 children (3 boys and a girl) aged from 17-8. We live in a country town in regional NSW on a 2 acre block with chickens, a dog, and a gorgeous garden/yard. I am a work at home mum and do the paperwork for our business as well as helping out at school with crafts.
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  1. A big welcome to you all! I am excited to be creating with you at SWAT!!

  2. Welcome ladies, like Lizzy has already said we are all excited to be creating with you. Danie xx

  3. Wow! Some more AMAZING talent on your team....can't wait to see what you guys come up with:):):)

  4. Wooohhooooo..what a talented bunch of Dt here..can't wait till you all share your fab creations with usxx

  5. I'm so excited to be here! Thank-you for the lovely welcome everyone. xxx

  6. woohoo what a team !!! talk about talent personified !!!! looking forward to playing in this month's challenge .. love the sketch .. cheers X:)

  7. SUPER EXCITED to joining this team... wOOOt wOOOOOOOOOOOt!! X