Kerry (Design Team Leader)
Ok here goes !! I am a Mom of five, my eldest is almost 21, my youngest is almost 11, and partner to Pete (the Blog designer and Administrator). We live in Solihull in the West Midlands we are lucky enough to live in the house which I grew up in.It's nice that the kids are growing up in the same house too.
I love to spend time with my family and if I'm not doing that then I'm creating or watching or reading about craft. Craft is my passion and I'm working on making it my full time career. I'm at my happiest when I'm in my craft room. I have been crafting for around five years. I am a founder member of the PanPastel UK Challenge Blog and am proud to head our very talented team.
I also make samples for Dreamees to show at craft events. I design samples for TV show launches for Stamp Addicts and others such as Card Creations Plus. I do live demo days for PanPastel, which I love to do, at different locations including the NEC and Coleman's and am about to embark on in store craft demo's and workshop days. I would also love to create projects for magazine features.
Hi, my name is Lindsay, I am 30 years old and live on the Norfolk / Suffolk border in East Anglia, United Kingdom with my partner and a very daft cat that thinks he is a baby. I have always loved arts and crafts and during a period of ill health I found card making to be very therapeutic. Since then I have become totally hooked on card making and I enjoy using many different mediums and styles in my craft work. I am also a member of design teams for PanPastels and Desmet Designs and I have ambitions to release my own artwork as digi stamps and acrylic stamps in the future. It was only quite recently that I discovered the blogging world and I am very much enjoying making lots of new blogging friends.
Hi I am Brenda and have been crafting in one way or another since a small child. I love to try out new products and am always looking to experiment and learn new techniques. I particularly enjoy working with PanPastels, their coverage is amazing and the vibrancy of colour brings any project to life. As a member of this design team I want to create and share different ways of working with these outstanding pots of almost pure pigment. I take my inspiration from a number of artists but particular the master of vintage and grunge, Tim Holtz, but I also I love to play with lace and ribbon and create in a shabby chic style.
Hi I'm Claire, an addicted stamper from a quiet corner of North Lincolnshire. I work for a mental health charity and when I'm not at work I can usually be found in my tiny, very untidy craft room. I enjoy all kinds of crafting but I especially love to create my own scenes and backgrounds. I enjoy making cards but also love messing around with altered art projects. I find crafting a perfect escape from the stress of everyday life. I'm so happy to be part of the PanPastel DT, its such an exciting opportunity . I'm looking forward to sharing my journey with PanPastels and hope that they will inspire others to have some fun and create.
Hey there my name is Terry, I am married and I am a Mom. I am living in the Netherlands and have been crafting for about 10 years. I started out with 3D, embroidery and then really found my style with vintage inspired crafting. When I am not crafting I am working as a secretary.
What do I love to do? Spending time with my family and just sitting at my table and get all the crafty stuff out. While I 'm crafting the ideas pop into my head and then I just know what tot make. I really love to blog, craft, playing with my stamps and inks and I LOVE everything Vintage.. What I love the most, the color purple, Tim Holtz, and butterflies from Wendy Vecchi.
I'm originally from Leeds in Yorkshire, but moved down to live with Kerry and the kids around six years ago now. I love computing and seeing what they can do, messing with software of all kinds, photo editing suites, design studios etc (although I am not what you would call a 'geek'), I just love to experiment.
I enjoy the building and designing and the maintaining of Blogs. PanPastel UK's Challenge Blog was created and built by me from scratch so it's my baby!!! I also enjoy building websites, designing logos, blinkies and the like. At the moment I am working on creating ornate watermark signatures for Crafter's to use on their Blogs etc. I love taking and manipulating photos which I am hoping to get back into more now as I would like to see my images incorporated in to craft somehow, and I have experimented with converting them into usable craft digi images. I also occasionally craft and even won a competition with one of my designs (whoop). Occasionally when I have time i paint and love writing poetry and verses for card inserts. I would like one day to create Digi stamps with my poetry and verses.
My weekend indulgence? I love to cook!