Meet the My Besties UK Challenge Designers

Meet the My Besties UK Challenge Team

Cindy van Oorschot
 DT Coordinator

Hi My name is Cindy van Oorschot, I live in Aurora Ontario Canada with my husband Bill and our feathered  friend Bandit our conure parrot. 
I’ve been doing crafts most of my life I started with crocheting, and went onto knitting, cross stitch, then onto beading. I still enjoy working in these mediums, but my love has turned to paper crafts. I have been making cards now for 18 years. I started out doing  Pergamano, then using embroidery on paper, and onto 3d cards. I didn’t start getting into stamping until about 2007, which I only dabbled in it then. I then went to a Stampin Up party and learnt a lot more about rubber stamping and have been doing it since. I've been involved on a few card making groups over the years, started my own blog in March 2008, and have been blogging since. I am also  a designer for  Sasayaki Glitter Stamps, Sandra Caldwell, and Come and Get It Challenges, and love meeting all the new talented card makers and crafters out there.  To check out my creations you can visit my blog at Creative Stampin with Cindy

Carolyn Cochran

I'm a Professional Woman from Illinois, married to my high school sweetheart for 46 years.  We have 2 grown children and 3 Grandchildren, who all live too far away to enjoy on a routine basis-Gosh I just hate that!  It was their births, starting 14+ years ago, that started me scrapbooking memories. My daughter would say that I am 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
ago, that started me scrapbooking memories.  My daughter would say  And, sadly that is the reason I think my craft room sometimes looks like I could open my OWN Local SB store!
eventually found my "niche" in making cards-I see it as making little creations of Art and I'm giving you a present that's part of myself. 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 using wonderful Images, and a super website-Let the Fun Begin! You can visit me at Luv my Cards

Cathy Clowes

"My name is Cathy and I live in the beautiful county of Somerset in the UK. I am mum to two young sons, which is why I use the name This Crafty Mummy for my blog. I am a qualified teacher, currently working as a Home Tutor, teaching English and maths.

I started card making 5 years ago but only started colouring last year and still have lots to learn. I have been a member of the Besties UK DT since August 2015."

Clair Matthews

Being creative has always been a huge part of my life whether it's card making, scrapbooking, photography or blogging - I have to do something creative everyday! Over the years I've tried all sorts Sewing, Knitting, Jewellery making, Cross stitch, Embroidery, etc etc etc....

About 10 years ago I discovered scrapbooking, which I love, It's great to be able to take a simple photo & turn it into something special , make it tell a story & become something hopefully my children will treasure forever... Scrapbooking then led onto Card making & Stamping...all the wonderful stamps, papers, ribbons, flowers, bling!! I soon became a collector!!! Who can resist buying the latest, most stylish stash??!!

In October 2008 I became a Stampin Up Demonstrator - This means I not only get to use all their gorgeous products but I get to share my love of paper crafts with others.. I have been running a local craft group for the past 8 years which a absolutely LOVE, the best part of it has to be all the friends I have made, they really do mean the world to me & I am grateful to each of them for taking time out of their lives to be a part of mine :)

Dana Johnson

Hello my name is Dana Johnson.
I am a wife of 40 years and a mother of 2 sons, and a grandmother
of 1 amazing granddaughter and 1 awesome Grandson.
I started scrapbooking about 6 years ago, then card making and then
I discovered coloring about 6 months ago. I have to say I love them all!!

I am currently on 2 Design Teams.  Kaddoodle Bugs Designs which is a paper piercing
and digi stamp company and My Besties Colour it Create it Show it which showcases
My Besties digi stamps.  I also was a Guest DT for Sandra Caldwell's Digis back in June.

Instagram:   danajohnson1218

Desire Fourie

“{Doing Life} in beautiful sunny South Africa. Loving wife for 31+ years. Keen Photographer. Energetic Hiker/Backpacker. Ad hoc Race Walker. Addicted to Spinning. Scrapaholic. Committed Scrapbook/Card Teacher.  Card creator. Mosaic Enthusiast. PA/Secretary/Bookkeeper. Chocoholic. And the crochet bug has bitten lately. Right now I would love to be outdoors blending with nature. And last, but not least, addicted to Blogging where I have made such wonderful creative friends in cyber space

Jayne Rhodes

I'm a full time Mum of two and have been cardmaking for over ten years. I teach two craft classes a month and have a passion for pretty papers and beautiful embellishments !!
 You can visit me at  The Crafty Cavalier


I am blissfully married to the love of my life and we will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary on Sept. 13th.  I am mom to two grown and amazing daughters and grandma to two grown fabulous grandsons.  I also have two fur babies - Moxie (Pomeranian) and Zeem (chihuahua).  I am also a retired police officer from California.  I was also a special victims advocate working with women and children who were victims of horrible crimes.  I am also a photographer and writer.  

I started crafting over 4​0 years ago and my passion has only grown. I started with scrapbooking which led to making cards, mixed media projects, altered art and eventually opening my own Etsy Shop called: Hugs 4 the Heart Designs.  
I am also a photographer, writer and adocate.

I love to color using Copics, colored pencils, distress crayons, acrylic paints, perfect pearls and more.  
I think digital images have become my new addiction. 

When I am creating something I must have a large glass of unsweetened ice tea on my craft table at all times.  I love working with different colors, textures, vintage items and even something old and ugly that most people would throw out.
My daughters always tease me saying I have enough craft supplies to open my own craft store. 

I am also on several other amazing design teams - Sandra Caldwell, Knitty Kitty Designs, Mixed Media World, Morgan's Art World and Classic Design Team Open Challenge. I just love meeting so many new and amazing women in blog land.  

You can find more of my creations on my blog at:

Naz Smith 
My name is Naz and I am an account Manager. I love colouring and Drawing cute illustrations. I have been drawing since I was very young and I then I stumbled onto Copic colouring and fell in love with it ever since. 

I have been making cards about 2 years and love the opportunity to meet other Crafters like me to share my passion with them. It is an ever learning process and the more I learn the more i love it. You can see more of my creations on my blog at Sasayaki Glitter
Naz Smith

Sharni Matthews

Hello I'm Sharni, I am 24 years old and I have been crafting for roughly 10 years with my mother (Clair Matthews) but only passionately for the last 3, mainly scrapbooking but I enjoy making cards as well. I am also an Amateur Photographer so I love working with all the photos that I have taken over the last few years, I can't see at any stage of my life that I wouldn't want to craft! I just enjoy it so much! Besties is the first design team that I have been lucky enough to be a part of! To follow me my blog is - and I am on Instergram, Facebook and Pinterest as Sharni Matthews

Sheyla Rampon

I'm from south of Brazil and I speak Portuguese. I am 38 yrs I have  2 boys, a husband and 3 dogs. They are my inspiration. I have been doing scrap booking for 10 years, and I met the Besties images about a year ago and love creating with them. They are so beautiful.  This is an immense pleasure to be part of this very talented team. You can visit my blog Happy Scrap to see more of my creations.

Su Webb

Hi My name is Su Webb,
I have been crafting for may year and really don't know what i would do without my crafting.
At present my favourite craft is card making and colouring with my Copic markers.
One of my favourite products is My Besties by Sherri Baldy, i just adore her images.

I am very new to Blogging and have only set up a blog this week. you can visit my blog and see my creations at Sussie's Cards

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