The Dressy Girls

Wendy Burns
Designer & Owner
Hi I'm Wendy and I can't believe these lovely ladies have invited me to be part of this project. I knew nothing about stamping but with their patience and all their years of experience I'm learning. I might even have a go myself, watch this space! 
I live in Nottingham with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular my Daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and encouraged me to get involved in the "All Dressed Up Team."
I trained as a textile designer and although my work is predominately digital based I love to retain that hand drawn / sewn feel which I hope comes across in the artwork. I can't wait to see all the wonderful creations, I hope you get as much joy out of using the stamps as I have in creating them. 

Elisabeth Tveit
Sponsors Co-Ordinator.

 
CHALLENGE BLOG DESIGN TEAM 

Rachael Evans
 Challenge Blog Design Team.
 
I live in Dudley in the West Midlands with my husband and 4 year old son Harrison. I've been crafting most of my life but got bitten by the card making bug about 8 years ago. I work full time so paper crafting is my therapy. I love trying new techniques but always come back to colouring, whether it be promarkers, distress inks/pens or my latest purchase - Spectrum Noir Pencils.

Liz (Aka Lilibet)
Challenge Blog Team Co-ordinator.
Hello -  I'm Liz or Lilibet. I am 38 and recently married Ben after 11 years together (I had to be sure!!) I live in Cheshire in a house that we shall call a "work in progress" - It is old and need lots of love to restore its former glory.  I work full time and have a quite stressful job so I craft to relax. I can lose hours colouring or just stroking my stash of papers, ribbons and embellishments! (And I know I am not alone in doing this!!) I am addicted to colour and my style is quite bold and bright but unfussy. I have always been crafty and also make Sock Monkeys (Hence my blog name - Lilibets Monkey Hut) but I have never mastered drawing - so I am eternally grateful for digi stamps and the talents of people like Wendy for sharing stunning images. I am very excited and feel very privileged to be part of this Design Team. (:(|)x 

Carole Pollard
Challenge Blog Team
 Hi my name is Carole and I live in the North East of England with my husband who is also my best friend Michael . I have a son Martin, a beautiful daughter-in -law Fiona and a six month old Grandson Miles they live in Didsbury in Manchester. I have always enjoyed crafting, enjoying sewing, scrapbooking and cross stitch. When I retired six years ago I joined a local Craft Group and am now adddicted to card making especially stamping. I do love to have a go at new crafty things as often as I can I have made boxes ,decorated candles and  made stitched and  beaded cards. I started my blog The Things I Love three years ago and  have really enjoyed becoming part of the great craft blog world. When I'm not crafting I'm a school governor, enjoy travelling a lot and lunching with my lovely girl friends. I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to become a designer for All Dressed Up Stamps I always thought this was the sort of thing that happened to other people . Love and hugs Carole x 


Carolyn Blanchard Cochran 
Challenge Blog Team 
I'm a professional woman married to my high school sweetheart for 46 years. We have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren that we don't see nearly enough. It was their births that started me scrapbooking and the rest is history. I've now found my new love-card making. I think they're like little works of art that I can share with ones I care about! My daughter would say that I'm a "collector" in that I never met a scrap item that I didn't like and through the years have gathered quite an array of various "treasures" so that I'd ALWAYS have just the right thing to put on my creations. And, sadly, that's the reason I think my craft room sometimes looks like I could open my OWN Local SB store!! I use this "Hobby" as a stress-reliever in the evenings after work as well as playing in my flower gardens, working in the yard, going to craft Festivals-can you tell I work in an office? I'm so happy to be joining this great Design Team! Looks like a happy group of gals.  

Helen Waghorn
Challenge Blog Team Co-ordinator
I'm a 40-something, married mum of 2 girls living on the south coast of the UK. By day I'm the duty First Aider in a very busy High School, looking after students and staff members who are unwell or who have had accidents and by night I can usually be found crafting. I've been crafty all my life (one of my earliest memories is of my Nan helping me to knit clothes for my Barbie dolls!) and then I discovered card making and blogging just over 5 years ago ... safe to say that I found it very addictive, and a great way to unwind after busy days at work. I'm thrilled to have been asked to be a Dressy Girl and I'm looking forward to sharing my creations with you all!

Marilyn Cooper Scheller
Challenge Blog Team 
I was also one of the original Dressy Girls, am delighted to be back and looking forward to being on the design team and working with the rest of the ladies and those sweet images of Wendy's.
I currently live on a farm in rural Saskatchewan with hubs but am retiring from my job as a municipal administrator in November of this year and we are moving into the city where we recently purchased a house and are doing some renos.  I might also add that these renos have about done us in.  'Let's paint' is how it started...
We have two grown children who have gifted us with four of the most wonderful and amazing grands. I have been involved in card making since 2010 and thoroughly enjoy it.  I've recently done a few mini albums and look forward to doing a few more.  Can't wait until that retirement day arrives because there is going to be some serious crafting going on!

Nancy Nickel
Challenge Blog Team 
Hello! I was one of the original Dressy girls. After a bit of time away, I missed Wendy's sweet images so much that I had to come back. I live in a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada, with my husband of 30+ years. We have two grown daughters, and have fun in our empty nest. I'm self-employed part time, and am blessed to be able to spend much of my day playing with paper! I'm happy to be back to share with you again! 

Pam Schumacher
Challenge Blog Team
Hello Dressy Friends! I am a 50-something accountant that loves all things crafty. I have been married to my high school sweetie for almost 35 years. We have 3 amazing and beautiful daughters, ages 33, 31, and 27, and 4 of the sweetest grand-children. I live in Eau Claire, WI (where it gets COLD) with my hubby, my two fur babies (Mini-Aussies), and a tropical bird. If I am not coloring or crafting you can find me outside in the flower and vegetable gardens.
 
Neva Zver
Challenge Blog Team
My name is Neva. I live in a small European country, called Slovenia. I’m the mother of two wonderful children (22 years, 37 years) and the grandmother of mischievous 12 years grandchild. My family are also a cute dog Babu and a beautiful cat Lola. I ‘m an employer in the company, where we perform the social service of guiding, protection and employment under the special conditions for adult people with mental disabilities. I share my love for the manufacture of paper craft with them. I started to make greeting cards six years ago and soon became addicted.  In my free time I’m an enthusiastic mountain high hiker.  I love to colour digital stamped images by Copic markers... I especially adore ADU images

Annie Sharland
Challenge Blog Team
Most of you know me as aussie aNNie so obviously I live in Australia. As a past scrapbook and card making teacher I still continue to use my skills creating and donating my creations to charity, nursing homes and foster carers. My interests in life are mostly swimming and walking, apart from crafting, and landscaping. As a busy and active person I do not find time to just sit around so most of my cards are made in the evenings. My family are supportive and I have 'one' devoted and loving husband, oh and my shadow, Thye, my chocolate Labrador. I love life."
 


FACEBOOK DESIGN TEAM


Andrea Norris
Facebook Co-ordinator

Andrea here, you may know me from SheepSki Designs. Living in Yorkshire in the UK I work full time as an accountant and have hobbies such as competitive Badminton and Dancing (Argentine tango & Ceroc). I work for four different design teams at present. I have no actual style as such but I do like quirky and unusual images and I may be known for soft pastel colours. I've use mainly Copics but have a stock of mediums to hand now - polychromos & Lyra pencils, ProMarkers and Chameleon Pens. I occasionally paint with water colours and create mixed media canvases.


Christine Levison
Facebook Team. 
 
I'm an oldie.. in my early 60's now (!) - and was on the original DT at All Dressed Up. I'm retired so I have time to spend crafting - well, apart from the time I spend with my friends being 'ladies who lunch!' I have a lovely OH, (who is due to retire early next year), and two grown up daughters - one in York and one in London. I've been a papercrafter for over 10 years - but have crafted in all sorts of ways since childhood! I can't wait to get back into the girlie images from All Dressed Up - I even have one of the images I coloured originally as my blog header! x

Debra Shaw
Facebook Team. 
Hi, I'm Debra and I work with my husband Dave, we run a Re upholstery workshop together, so in the evenings I give him a break from me and escape to my Bat Cave, We live near Skegness on the East Coast, I have two wonderful Sons and two gorgeous Granddaughters with a Grandson on the way next month. Oh and my FurBaby Mickey the Border Terrier.I have crafted all my life,ever  since my Gran taught me to knit and Mum taught me to sew. Papercraft is my all time favourite , I was totally mesmerised by heat embossing,  colouring is so relaxing and I could do it for hours. I have just started to dabble with mixed media and I must say I am loving it, just getting messy is so therapeutic, one thing I haven't mastered yet but keep trying is water colouring, but practice makes perfect.I'm really looking forward to being a Dressie and playing with all the gorgeous images that Wendy creates, I feel so honoured to be working with so many mega talented ladies, I look forward to sharing with you and also seeing your creations.


Helen Nile
Facebook Team. 
 I live on the Wirral and work full time for a charity called The Abbeyfield Society which provides care for older people. I'm an activities coordinator and I also help look after our supported living residents. I also teach regular card making workshops at weekends. I've been making cards for many years and particularly enjoy using stamps, digi stamps and my trusty Promarkers

Lisa Andrews West
Facebook Team.
Hello I'm Lisa, 37, married to Daniel and we have a little boy and girl who are 6 nd 3 (both of whom share my passion for crafting) I have been making things since I was alittle girl, but have expanded my talents from those eatly days of finger painting and playing with glitter! My card making journey started about 13 years ago and has ended up in a complete addiction to colouring!

Tina Focking
Facebook Team 
 Hello, I'm Tina, single and 52 years young. I live with my dog Bailey in Neuenkirchen, a small village in West Germany. My daughter is already 30 years old and I have 3 wonderful grandchildren (8 years, 2 years and 10 months) For about 6 years I am addicted to the craft passion and spend many hours a day in my cave. It all started with the Cameo plotter at home. I've created some of their own files on maps, boes and even more complex 3-d components. Since I am already retired because of illness, I have too much time to be creative. Unfortunately, my English is not that good and I hope I can understand myself reasonably. Please be patient with me :-)   

Jennifer Hay
Facebook Team.
 
Hi, I'm Jen! I am 40 and married to my husband, Scott. We live in Gloucester, Virginia - a small coastal community located along the Chesapeake Bay. We have two kids (ages 6 and 10) and two large pups who keep us very active. I do most of my crafting in the wee hours of the night and on the weekends. I love working with stamps and digis, designing cards, and coloring with my Copics. I enjoy being engaged in the crafting community and inspiring others to be creative. When I'm not crafting, you will find me spending time with my family, working full-time at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, leading a personal finance group at my church, or co-leading my daughter's Girl Scout troop. I am honored to be part of this fantastic design team and look forward to the creative adventures that are to come!

Julie Odil
Facebook Team
 Hi, I'm Julie and so excited to be a Dressy Girl!  I'm approaching 59, and will cherish every birthday from here on in after surviving stage 4 cancer last year.  Each day is a gift!  I am back to working full-time at the nursing home in the small town where I live.  I've been the activity director there for 34 years now.  I love my job!  I also love crafting, and card making is my absolute favorite.  When not in my craft room, you'll find me with my husband, our British Golden, Gracie, or on the organ bench at the local church.  I am looking forward to coloring up Wendy's gorgeous images and sharing my creations with you.

Helene Siermans (Nick)
Facebook Team
Hi, I´m Helene but my nickname is Nick (it´s what my husband calls me). I live in Sweden in a small town, 200 km south of Stockholm. I teach art and sience and sometimes math at an elementary school. I have two children, 9 and 11 years old. I have always loved to craft but are now hooked on cardmaking. I found it so relaxing to sit and colour, really a way to mindfulness. I´m looking forward to meet all the fans of All Dress Up Stamps community over at their FB page.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading about all the Dressy Girls. Thanks for the biographies!

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