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2020 Creative Kit Club Design Team

We are most excited to announce our new
Creative Kit Design Team
These amazing ladies will be working with us this year to bring you our most exciting Creative Kits. They will also be showcasing our new Collections each month and will be joined by some equally talented Guests throughout the year.



LYDELL QUIN

Hi, I am Lydell.  I am a former school teacher who is now mum to 3....2 teens and a 7 year old.  I have been involved in the scrapbooking/papercrafting industry for the past 18 years - crafting, designing and teaching, and am now thoroughly enjoying designing and creating for Uniquely Creative!  I look forward to sharing some creativity and being inspired by this wonderful group of creatives on the UC Team this year!


KYLIE KINGHAM

My name is Kylie and I’m from a small but picturesque country town in the Central West of New South Wales. Here I live with my husband, two children and a tiny rescued puppy named Maximus.

I had a very brief start to scrapbooking 15 years ago which didn’t last too long. I then rediscovered it 4 years ago and have since developed one enormous passion for paper crafting. I enjoy creating across all platforms: scrapbooking, pocket pages, cards, mixed media canvases and off the page projects. In the past few years I have been very fortunate to be able to share my creativity both in Australia and overseas. I’m hugely passionate about helping others start their own paper crafting adventures through education and inspiration.

When I’m not scrapbooking I enjoy photography, long walks and spending time with family.

 

HETTY HALL

Hello creative friends, my name is Hetty, born and raised in The Netherlands I came to Australia late 1989. I live in a small seaside town in Queensland with my husband of 29 years and our three teenage girls.

I have been paper crafting since 2004 and my style is constantly changing while I teach myself new techniques and try to stay up to date with the latest trends. My signature technique would have to be ‘fussy cutting’, and now try to incorporate it with inks and sprays and the many gorgeous flowers and metal dies on the market these days.

In the past I have enjoyed designing for a number of Australian companies as well as several online brick and mortar stores. I have had several of my layouts published in Australian magazines as well as overseas. In 2009 I was extremely fortunate to have been chosen as one of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine ‘Masters’, such an exciting experience.

After a bit of a break for about a year or so, I am now designing for USA based 49 and Market as well as the Australian based Dusty Attic Chipboard. I also got invited back on the Kaisercraft Design Team this year, so I am a very fortunate girl.

I love my creative time away from the hustle and bustle off everyday life and I am very excited and humbled to have been asked to join the Uniquely Creative – Creative Kit Club and I look forward to share my creations with you as well as get to know everyone in the UC Community.

Happy Crafting!

 

YVETTE FANCIULLI

Hi! My name is Yvette. I’m mum to 3 daughters and a Devon Rex cat called Polly.

I have loved anything crafty since I was a child. I’ve been scrapbooking and card making for over 10 years, after stumbling upon a small boutique in Cairns full of beautiful paper and trims. This is where I went to my first card making class and was instantly inspired.

After we moved to Brisbane and my girls started school, I worked and taught classes at a local scrapbooking store. I was totally obsessed with all the beautiful paper goodness, and I still am today. 

For me, it's the mixture of memory keeping and creativity that I enjoy… I find it therapeutic with the added bonus of keeping track of memories and details we can often forget. 

I would describe my scrapbooking style as eclectic, colourful and sometimes quirky – and always evolving.

Papercraft is my favourite thing to do and I try and get to my desk everyday, as I’m happiest there. Add some coffee and chocolate and I’m in bliss

  

SIANN WATTS

Hi I’m Siann Watts (pronounced Ce-ann) and I live on a beautiful property in the Mallee. I am blessed to be a mum to three precious children - Raine, Emerson and Ellyah. I am a farming wife, a teacher and I also have a Bachelor of Design.

I have a keen interest in all things creative; from scrapbooking, painting, drawing, illustration, portraiture, photography to sculpture. I have had a love for scrapbooking for the last 16 years and am very excited to be joining the Uniquely Creative Design Team. I’m looking forward to creating some beautiful keepsakes with the amazing UC Kits.

 

TRACEY SCHULZ

I am the owner of Uniquely Creative and have been in the paper craft industry for about 15 years. I was the founder of Paper Flourish and sold this business 3 years ago to focus on our Creative Kit Club and Uniquely Creative. Paper Craft is my passion and I love both card making and scrapbooking.

 

SHANNAH BARTLE 

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, among rolling hills and boutique wineries, with my police officer hubby Colin and my fur-baby Poppy. I'm lucky enough to have turned my crafting hobby into my ‘day job’, working as an Assistant Editor & Photographer for Practical Publishing UK for the last 5 years on magazines like Australian Simply Cards, Papercraft Essentials and Cardmaking in Easy Steps, and currently, Love Cardmaking International magazine. I have been a regular designer and contributor for all these magazines and many others, and still love coming up with new ideas and trying new techniques and trends! I have been on the Design Team for Uniquely Creative for many years, and for the last year have joined the company as Creative / DT Coordinator and magazine editor, a role I am absolutely loving!
I like to keep it interesting by crafting all styles from vintage shabby chic to modern clean and simple.

 

JO HERBERT 

I am a paper crafter from the Sunshine Coast Queensland, Australia. Mum of 3, wife and Instagram addict. My style is always evolving as I get too tempted with current trends and new products. Card making and scrapbooking has been such an important part of my life for so many years now and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing where it has taken me. From the early years of plenty of colour and bold embellishments, my style has changed and developed over the years and I now believe I am more about embracing white space and bringing the card to life with small pops of colour. 

 

RACHEL LOWE

Hello crafty friends, Rachel here and I live in a small coastal town, Busselton in Western Australia.

I am married and the mother of 3 boys, 1 girl, 2 dogs and three cats (yes my house is wonderfully crazy!!!).

I have been a Registered Nurse for my entire working life and love my vocation.

I am a lover of all things paper but my crafting journey started with Folk Art painting and quilting.

I have been scrapbooking for 13 years now and I would classify my style as contemporary/classic. I am a lover of clean lines, negative space, embellishment clustering, sewing on my layouts and using cut files and die cuts.

I also love creating cards, OTP projects, and 3D paper crafts.

Photography is also a great passion of mine and there would not be a day that passes where I do not snap a photo!

I am so thrilled to be joining the Uniquely Creative Kit Club DT and being a part of such wonderful creative talents!

 

RACHEL DUTKO

 

Hi! My name is Rachel Dutko and I live in Adelaide with my hubby, our 2 boys, and one black and white cat. I’ve been scrapbooking for about 6 years. I love using mixed media, texture, and learning new techniques. I think my style is fun, bright, and sometimes messy, 'boy' pages. I mostly create 12x12 layouts, but I also like to create cards, tags, art journal pages, canvasses and OTP projects.

 
 

MARIA ALOISI 

Hi everyone! I'm Maria and I live in South Australia. I work full time as a financial analyst. When I'm not working, I go to the gym, Parkrun every Saturday morning and catch up with family and friends. I'm a member of the Adelaide evening branch of the CWA and my hobbies include cooking, photography and reading.

I've always had a love of arts and crafts. I started scrapbooking over 10 years ago and then got into card making. I have been published in 'For Keeps Creative Paper', 'Scrapbook Creations' and 'Scrapbooking Memories' magazines. I have entered cards, scrapbooking layouts and off the page items at the Adelaide Royal Show in the Open Art and Craft section. I was part of the Kaisercraft Design Team at ETC Adelaide when they were a Kaisercraft outlet.

I like to keep myself updated on the latest trends, techniques and products. I don't have a particular style but my favourite technique to use is fussy cutting

 

TARRAH MCLEAN

My name is Tarrah McLean, I live on the NSW Central Coast with my very supportive hubby and our 2 gorgeous boys Luke, aged 14 and Oliver aged 9.

I have been scrapbooking for 14 years, starting just after my eldest son was born.

My style has evolved significantly over the years, I would currently describe it as clean, modern and colourful. I enjoy creating both 12 x 12 layouts, 8.5 x 11 size layouts, cards and mini albums too!

I absolutely love teaching scrapbooking classes and have taught classes interstate and continue to teach locally!

 

SAMANTHA KLAEBE

Hello I’m Samantha. I’m from South Australia. Any spare time I have, you’ll find me in my craft room creating cards! I’ve always been a creative person – so I find real joy in making cards, not necessarily for anyone, but because it allows me to express myself creatively and even emotionally. It’s very relaxing at the end of a crazy day to just sit down (in the quiet) and concentrate on nothing else but colour combos and stamp placement. If I’m not in my craft room then you‘d find me chasing after my young family of three.

I look forward to being part of the Uniquely Creative Kit Club Design Team!

 

NGAIRE ASHDOWN

Hi, I’m Ngaire and I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I’m married to John and we have 2 grown up boys, Daniel and Thomas and a lovely daughter-in-law, Renee.

I have been a paper crafter since 1996 after my Mum introduced me to rubber stamping and gold embossing! Although I still love making cards, I also do scrapbooking, mixed media, beyond the page, art journaling and colouring with watercolours and Copic Markers. I love getting messy with my art supplies! 

I’d call my style eclectic as I love to experiment and try lots of different ideas. One of my favourite quotes is: “A ship in the harbour is safe but that is not what ships are built for.” This inspires me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things and have fun along the way. 

It’s so exciting to be on the Uniquely Creative Design Team this year… I hope you will enjoy my creations and they inspire you to create.

 

JULIA PERSICO  

Hi! I'm Julia, from country Victoria, and I’m so excited to craft with you all!

Like many, my crafting journey started sitting around a neighbour's dining room table with a group of like-minded strangers, learning about this new wiz-bang thing called scrapbooking with Creative Memories.

How the industry has changed over the years! I'm proud to have had my works published in several leading Scrapbooking magazines, and from starting as a craft student to becoming a craft teacher myself. I have designed and taught classes at scrapbooking stores and also demonstrated at 'make and take' tables at various craft shows and Spotlight stores.

My venture into Design Teams started at Meg's Garden, where you can see my work in bloom, and you'll also find me on Instagram @Julia688. I love creating with all different styles and mediums and pushing my comfort zone.

I'm a firm believer in there's no 'right and wrong' in scrapbooking and card making - just creative experiments!!
I am absolutely thrilled to be returning to the Uniquely Creative Design Team in 2020!

 

CANDY CHELEPY

Hi everyone. My name is Candy Chelepy.

I am a retired paper crafter with a busy life looking after my two beautiful grand daughters.

I am married to a very understanding man who puts up with my mess and bedlem, we have been together for nearly 40 years.

I live in a little seaside town called Emu Park. It is NE of Rockhampton Queensland. Right on the beach, living the dream...

I love to create cards and anything with paper. I started card making when my children where school age as the bought cards just didn't have that right touch. I also do a little scrapbooking and mixed media. Love to create something different and be given a challenge creating something new. 

 

LUCY PATRICK

I’m a happily married mum of 2 living in Australia who is obsessed with cardmaking, and currently studying Interior Decoration. I love colouring cute images with Copic Markers and creating feminine floral cards. I’m excited to become one of the newest DT members of this wonderful company and I’m looking forward to creating more with their gorgeous kits.  XOX Lucy

 

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