Meet our Design Team

(May 3, 1955 - February 10, 2019)
(Gone But Never Forgotten)
Ameera Crafts
Blog Owner/DT Coordinator
I started making jewellery and cards when I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in 2009. It helped take my mind off what might happen if the treatment didn't work. Jewellery making wasn't my thing, I have arthritis in my hands so picking up tiny beads was not always possible lol. So I decided to try papercrafts and started off making 3D projects and fancy cards, I still do from time to time. The treatment DID work and here I am almost 9 years later with a lot of side effects to contend with but still alive. I enjoy my card making immensely and love my DT work! I have made a lot of friends from all around the world through blogging and my Design Team work, and look forward to making many more.

Blog Owner/DT Coordinator
I am a Kentucky native living in Washington with my wonderfully understanding husband, who is also my go to guy with creative questions and directions. I am a mother and grandmother. I have enjoyed all types of arts and crafts ever since I can remember. Painting, needlework, scrapbooking, crocheting, drawing and coloring. I have found that I love creating cards, being on design teams and have recently started working with mixed media.

Simple Art & Craft
I am a researcher by day and crafter by evening. I reside in Mumbai along with my husband (my rock). My inspiration for art and craft is my aunt. She is an excellent artist. When I was young, she motivated me to start drawing images from colouring book which was my first step into the world of crafting. I make CAS cards, stamping & die cutting, rearrangeable rangoli, foamiran and scarpbooking. I also take classes at home. I love experimenting and trying out new things in craft.

My Little World
My name is Ines. For six years I have been with all kinds of arts and crafts Initially, these were the ornaments of pasta (Christmas tree, candle, baubles) and now I am doing mostly cards, albums and boxes. My works adorn made own all kinds of flowers that I love to do. Constantly I am experimenting in various techniques and all the time I learn something new.

Kala Haat
I am Alka Acharya from India. Have done Post Graduate Diploma in Finance, master of Commerce, Diploma in Taxation, working with largest refinery in accounts department. I am passionate about crafting. Love card making, mixed media, recycled projects, sewing, chocolate making and traveling. I love making shaker cards, mixed media I learned from Anna Debrowska In Delhi. Heartfelt flower making it learned from Anita Kejriwal.
So in short, I am a versatile artist love to experiment everything.
Instagram: Alka Raval

 I have been crafting in one way or another for most of my life which includes knitting, crochet and sewing, but I became involved in card making about 10 years ago and have been well and truly hooked since then. I have been retired for 5 years now which gives me plenty of time to pursue my love of this craft. I am never happier than when I am in my craft room! I live with my partner Alan and have two grown up sons, Marcus and Simon. Marcus is married to my lovely daughter in law Thalia, who have given us twin grandchildren Amy and Owen who are now 16. I'm proud to be part of the The Creative Crafters Design Team.

Hi, I'm Deanne Saunders. My hubby and I, along with our dog Lexi and cat Oliver, live in Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada. I was an elementary teacher for 23 years but retired early. I am now an Early Childhood Educator (couldn’t stay away from the kiddies!!). I have always enjoyed playing with paper, scissors, glue, and ESPECIALLY crayons and pencil crayons, ever since I’ve been a small child. I just couldn’t stop playing, so I continued by scrapbooking and card-making! I love it!!! My hubby calls me a paper hoarder. He just MAY be right, but I’d never tell him that!!! A man doesn’t need to know he’s right!!! Haha!

Hi, I’m Lisa and I’ve lived outside of Detroit, MI my whole life. My love of crafting started at an early age, accompanying my mom to craft shows. She got into stamping and paper crafts when I was about eight and we’re still doing it! I’ve dabbled with painting, jewelry making and crochet but paper crafts are my heart. When I’m not crafting I’m babysitting my niece, who I adore and can’t wait to share my love of art with!

I`m Helma Dekkers 66 years and a mother of a daughter 42 years and a son 38 years. I`m also a grandmother of a little girl she`s 7 years old. I live alone with my 14 year old cat. Hobbies are: reading, I love the Stephen King books, going to the cinema just like my son I`m a fan of the Marvel Movies. But my greatest hobby is making cards, I never buy a card I always make them my self.
Greetings, Helma Dekkers

My name is Jolanda Bongers am 54 years old, married to Henk for 34 years, together we have 2 sons Boy 26 years and Joey 24 years. I've been making cards for 25 years use many different techniques but since half a year I have discovered mixed media and I've become addicted to it you can lose all your imagination in this. I regularly make my own sketch examples. I also made a number of embroidery patterns myself. I would like to turn my hobby into a profession. My hobbies are billiards, the music I love is hard rock and play games with my 2 sons. Helma Dekkers is my sister and we craft almost every Friday evening. 

Hi everyone, my name is Ilonka Heuverkamp. Married with Ron for 43 years. I'm living in the Netherlands in a city called Hoorn. I'm crafting sinds 2006 and I love to scrapbook, color cards, make albums and mixed media. I have a son and a daughter and blessed with 5 grandchildren. Spend every week two day's to take care of them and get them from school. In the evening I live to knit and read books. Hope that I can inspire you with all of my creations for the Creative Crafters Challenge Blog. 
Big Hugs Ilonka

I am a wife, mother and grandmother as well as a furbaby mother to 2 adorable doggies. My grandsons are the apple of my eye. I retired from the social services industry and am now a full-time entrepreneur. I own The Crafty Bean coffeehouse and Craftworld papercrafting store. I also have a youtube channel and manage 5 facebook pages. I am a member of the Kiwanis Club in my community and participate in all community events. I love life!
Interests: Coffee, Chocolate, Crafting (in that order)! I enjoy cardmaking, mini album making, watching youtube videos and reading.

I’m a happily married Craftaholic and Nana to 2 gorgeous wee granddaughters, who I love & adore to the moon and back!
Crafting is something I have loved doing, for as long as I can remember. I have enjoyed every moment of what began as hobby, to being so much more! I love to create using digital images or stamps, along with different techniques from embossing, gilding and obviously colouring with pens, paints or inks.  I have not looked back, even having been diagnosed with spinal problems and fibromyalgia; this has been such a therapeutic and amazing journey, where I’ve been able to share my passion to the crafting world and having my creations showcased on TV and in magazines; a delightful dream come true.
I am so delighted to have been given the opportunity to be part of this team, where I can continue to create and inspire whilst having fun doing the thing I love most!! 

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