Friday, 19 July 2013

Welcome to our New Design Team!

Well we had a great response to our design team call and now we can now announce the new Design Team for Scottie Crafts 2013/14.  These ladies join our in house designers and educators.
So without further ado please welcome Scottie Crafts New Design Team.
We look forward to a wonderful year of creativity and inspiration from these talented ladies.

Kimi Blundell

HI my name is Kim but everyone calls me Kimi and I am a SAHS (Stay at home scrap booker).  I am married and have three grown sons. All of which have left home. Sooooo I have heaps of time on my hands for crafting.  I fell in love or became obsessed with Scrapbooking in 2005 when I wanted to give my husband something different and handmade for Christmas. I made him a mini album with photo's from his childhood. That was it for me. I was totally hooked.  I have since ventured off into paper crafting and love to alter things - everyday things and I love to create original pieces of home decor items from paper. I love to create tags, ATC's the odd card here and there - and even a layout or two from time to time.  My other love is mini albums. I love making mini's!!   I have been a crafter most of my life.  I learnt to crochet from my grandmother when I was 10 and have been doing it ever since.  I also learnt to sew from my Mother and have dabbled in quilting; cloth dolls; embroidery and small patchwork items.  I now use a lot of these skills in my paper crafting projects and I sew more paper than fabrics these days. One of my most favoured styles is shabby chic/vintage and I also love to dabble a little - well maybe a lot - in grunge. I am super excited to be on the Scotties team.  I can't wait to share my creativity with you all and bring my unique scrappiness to the team.  

My blog is here:

Kristy Stevens

HI all, I'm Kristy a 25 year old mum to the most adorable girl in the world (well to me anyway) and a wife to a most of the time understanding hubby!

I started crafting after making my wedding invitations and got completely hooked on all the beautiful papers, flowers and “toys” that came along with it and with help from the wonderful team at Scotties and their amazing products and classes my passion has grown into a full time obsession complete with my own craft room and blog!

My favorite things (at the moment) are shabby pinks or steam punky cards especially with stamped images but I love to give everything a go so hopefully I can share some of my inspiration with you.

My blog is:

Susan Butler

My name is Susan Butler and I live in Albany with dearest one; Rob.
My creative repertoire is long and varied, with many years behind me, but one of my earliest memories is making my own clothes with my Grandmother’s Singer sewing machine, it only did straight lines but I loved it. My nursing career and producing two daughters interfered with my creativity on occasions, but I still managed to do something to satisfy my need for making things....anything!

Now I am retired, and I spend many happy and satisfying hours at my craft desk, in my room, (yes I have a room) immersing myself in paper and products. I tend to alter and distress everything in sight on my cards, my penchant is the Vintage/ Shabby-Chic genre, this is my comfort zone, having said this I also love to get dirty, spending hours with my paints and Inks and all the sticky glues and pastes, the aim is to get it on the project to make a beautiful and unique substrate, but sometimes I miss! Did you know you can add wonderful texture by scraping your dropped splotches off your carpet and applying them to your Art!

You can find me at Scrumplescrunch; my Blog.

Tasha Chanwai

Hey there my name is Tasha Chanwai and I love to craft.  Being on this Design Team gives me even more opportunities to learn, share, create and get to know some amazing people who love to craft also.

I am a mother of 2 (Teja 14, Mace 12) I have a partner of 20yrs and together we enjoy a life at the beach.  I am also a singer/songwriter and where ever I can I try and combine my love for my art, family and music together.

I'm a self taught artist, I have a background in painting.  I love collage and mixed media.  A few years ago a friend introduced me to scrapbooking and I went home and looked it up on YouTube and well....the rest is history!!  I fell in love with the crafting community, the tools, the products, the techniques.  My crafty journey has just gotten better and better since.

my blog can be found here:

Louise Forsyth
My name is Louise and I am a stay at home mum to my 4 lovely children, 3 boys and 1 girl.  I live on a lifestyle block in rural Hawkes Bay, I am a total country girl having grown up on a large dry-stock Station.  I started scrapbooking back in 2005 when my oldest son was born.  I love doing layouts of my kids as it not only provides a lovely album with awesome memories, it is also a great time out and therapy for me doing something I love, and with 4 kids to look after I am sure I deserve that ;)  I also enjoy project life, art journalling, cardmaking and smashbooking.  If it has pretty paper, inks and embellishments I'll try it. I am really excited to be on the design team here at Scottie Crafts.

Tracy Jackson


HI, Tracy here, and I am thrilled to bits to be joining the Scottie Crafts Design Team. I reside in Taranaki, where most days apart from working full time you will find me in my craft room working on one project or another. I am married to a very understanding man (when tea is sometimes late),  and have two beautiful daughters Cameron 14 and Bailee 10, who also share my love of all things crafty. I am mainly a card maker, but have recently been enjoying Project Life, scrapbooking and even started a Smashbook! I hope I am able to inspire and encourage Scottie Craft readers with my projects I will be sharing.
Happy Crafting

My blog can be found here:


  1. Wow, what a wonderful team you have put together girls, I am so thrilled to be part of this talented group, and am looking forward to getting to know them all, and their work.
    Popping over to the blogs to check them out!!!!

  2. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY Congratulations ladies!! Really excited to be on a team with you all. I can't wait share and create with you all. Also looking forward to getting to know you all.

  3. O my gosh, just did the "blog hop" and WOW what a talented bunch of ladies, i and super honored to be on the same team as you all.
    Scotties ladies what a wonderful job you did putting this lot together, i just know i am going to learn so much and have such a great time with this bunch!
    yippeee let the fun and mess begin!


  4. Congratulations, Girls!! So much wonderful talent!! Cant wait to see all your creations :)

  5. Congratulations to all the new designers. well done and look forward to seeing new ideas.good luck

  6. Congratulations to my 2 favorite friends Tasha and Louise OMG!!!! Im so rapped they picked you both, go kill em with yah talent ladies! Well done Scotties

    1. aww thanx Jude :) It's because of all the amazing artists like you that has inspired me and encouraged me in this awesome crafting community <3

  7. Exciting times ahead. Agree with you Kristy.. let the fun and mess begin!
    Fantastic bunch of talented ladies!