Introducing Design Team Members: Karen, Andrea and Katya

Hi everyone,

Today we are going to introduce three of our new Design Team members: Karen Mathews, Andrea Ockey Parr and Abby Henderson. Please welcome them!!

Karen Mathews


Karen grew up in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, but now she lives in South Wicklow. She started papercrafting about 6 years ago as a way to meet new people.  Karen always loved to make Christmas decoration and sell them at craft fairs. Nowadays she is more interested in altered art: canvases, boxes, frames. She loves everything paper. Karen loves ditressing and inking, these are the techniques that she would always use. Her style could be describe as grungy, her creating are never really sharp or clean.

Here are a few pictures of her fantastic creation:




To see more of these fabulous projects visit Karens blog:

Andrea Ockey Parr

Andrea Ockey Parr

 Andrea is a former English teacher, an eternal librarian and  she currently works in the field of medical laboratory science But her true passion is crafting and writing and being artsy. Many of her art projects were published in various magazines and she was the featured Guest Artist for her cards in the Mar/Apr 2012 issue of “The Stampers’ Sampler.”  Cards and 3D mixed media pieces are her forte and she has a whimsical style in which she loves to layer different elements and incorporate stitching, fabric, ephemera, stamped images and anything else she can find.

Check out a few samples of Andrea’s absolutely fantastic art:

Altered Sewing Tin

Cookie Cutter House

Christmas Ornaments

If you want to see more of Andrea’s creations please visit her blog:

Katya Ivanova


Katya is oroginally from Russia and she has been living in Iralnd for 12 years. Katya had tried many hobbies before cardmaking and scrapbooking biut nothing had caught her as much as scrapbooking. She has been crafting for over a year now.  Katya’s style is quiet feminine,  she uses a lot of flowers, pearls and lace. She also like to use stamping techniques and embossing. Katya couldn’t imagine her life without her  Cuttlebug and sewing machine. Recycling and using non scrapping materials is part of her everyday crafting as mush as using traditional scrapbooking materials. Over the last year and a bit she has won several challenges and has been a part of Tuesday Alchemy DT too.

Have a look at these very pretty creations:


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Visit Katya’s blog if you would like to be inspired of her beautiful cards:

I hope you are blown away by the talent of our new members. We are sure they are going to inspire you throughout the whole year.

Tomorrow we will introduce two more members, so watch this space!

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