The Design Team


We have a very talented group of crafters who will be creating inspirational projects for you each month which will hopefully give you some ideas to take away and help with the challenges.

To find out more about our designers please read their brief biographies and why not visit their personal blogs too by clicking on their photos.


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I'm 48 and I've been making cards and happily stamping since November 2012.

I was feeling a little low so a friend invited me round to watch a couple of DVDs.  I expected a chick flick evening but we watched three hours of Barbara Gray.  I just knew I had to have a go.  shortly after the DVD session I was lucky enough to meet Barbara at the NEC in Birmingham back in November last year.  I was so impressed my first stampy craft purchase was made at the Clarity stand. I've never had a boring night since!  My partner Grum loves it......  He gets to watch whatever he wants on the TV now (well apart from Clarity time that is!)

I was delighted to be asked by Barbara to join the Clarity Design team and now to be asked to join the Challenge Design Team too.  Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket whilst my lucks still in!


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Amber Simms



My name is Amber and I'm 12 years old.  I have been a Clarity stamper since I was 6 when I went to my first craft show, I met Barbara and we made friends right away.  I bought my first speedball brayer and Clarity stamps and Barbara gave me one of her DVDs as a present!  My Mum helped me practice my brayering and soon became hooked too, and that led to my Mum being on the Clarity stamp design team.

I also have a brother Steven who loves the gelli plate and we have 3 bunnies, a canary and lots of fish.

I was excited to be asked to join the blog challenge design team and I am looking forward to sharing some of my Clarity projects with you.

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Hi I'm Jane and I'm a full time teacher in a large secondary school but my real passion is craft.

I've been crafting since I can remember, but then 7 years ago I got into paper crafting and card making and stamping is now my favourite way to get creative.  You'll often find me sketching and  doodling ideas for a card!  Crafting for me is my way of getting rid of the stresses of work and I know that I feel better for doing it.  My crafting buddy is my 5 year old Border Terrier Charlie who sits by my feet whilst I craft.

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Hi I'm Jo, I'm 49 and married with 2 grown up sons and my crafty companion is a 3 year old yellow labrador called Tess.

I've been crafting for many years with my main interest being card making and pyrography.  I am a freelance designer and crafter running regular workshops and I love to share ideas with my fellow crafters.  

I'm loving being part of the Clarity design team and hope to bring inspiration to the challenge blog as well.

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Hi I'm Linda (a proper Lancashire lass) and I've been a crafter of sorts for all of my life, but came across paper crafting several years ago.  Since retiring I've started to make cards for other people and also sell my cards at local craft fairs and and events.  

I love going to workshops and visiting craft fairs and take great pleasure in meeting some lovely like minded folk.  I guess my main passions are stamps and inks but I will have a play with most things as my wish list grows ever bigger!  I'm so excited to be part of this design team and I hope you enjoy my creations.

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I'm an Army wife and have an over excitable chocolate Labrador called Maya.

I love all sorts of crafts but stamping, especially with Clarity Stamps, is my favourite.  I think my style is quite simple and uncluttered, unlike my craft room which is often a complete mess!  I love experimenting with new ideas and techniques and can always rely on my husband for honest feedback.

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Hi I'm Naomi, I'm fifty years young and I live in Dublin, Ireland with my husband and teenage son.

I've always loved makings things thank to my Grandmother, Mother and Aunts who all cook, bake, sew, knit etc.  I discovered stamping and card making a few years ago and have loved learning and creating every minute since.

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Sally-Ann Hanes (Sazzle)

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My crafting life began at an early age and with good teachers too, my Mum and my Nan.  Starting with knitting and sewing I then progressed onto cross stitch.  I caught the card making bug about 8 years ago when my auntie sent me a card she'd made and since then I've spent a total fortune on all of those essential items that us crafters must have and I can't be trusted near craft shops at all!  I love trying out new techniques and find inspiration from all sorts of places including my crafting buddies.  

I hope I can give you all some inspiration and ideas from my crafting projects.


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Hi I'm Sam and I'm really honoured and excited to have been asked to join the talented and friendly design team both here and at Clarity itself enabling me to share my love of craft with you.

As a young child my Mam passed onto me her vast knowledge in the basics of arts and crafts which included sewing, knitting, tapestry, rug making, dressmaking, painting and decorating.

In my 30's (which wasn't THAT long ago!) I rediscovered my interest and skills when I studied painting and decorating, interior design and soft furnishings.  A lot of the skills I learnt on a larger scale then are just as much fun now when used on tags and altered art.

When my Mam died a few years ago crafting really helped me and I decided to take my hobby and passion as far as I could.  I taught myself to blog and twitter and have since joined pinterest as well as chatting to endless crafty ladies on facebook.

I try and attend every craft fair and show that I can as well as attending classes so that I am constantly improving my skills and of course build up my stash!

I particularly love altered art, tags and my new found love - the Gelli plate so I'm sure you'll see plenty of Gelli action in my inspirational projects.

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Yvonne Froehlich

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I semi retired in April 2012 with the sole intention of spending more time crafting.

I've been crafting since I was a young girl, starting with needlework and knitting.  I then progressed, as I think a lot of us did, to cross stitch and tapestry which eventually led onto paperwork and the rest, as they say, is history!  I've been lucky to attend workshops with well known talented crafters who have been very generous in passing on their tips and knowledge.  

There is always something new to explore in crafting so........ onwards and upwards!

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3 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you all I can't wait to see your work. You are all definitely in good hands with Sazzle. Sam

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  2. Oh I cant wait to see all of the DT work, and looking forward to entering the challenges xxx

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