Friday, February 1, 2013

Design Team news from Wee Stamps

Hello Wee Stamps fans!

A while back Sylvia informed you that "yours truly" was going to be the Design Team Coordinator for Wee Stamps. Since that time we have spend a lot of time figuring out what would be a good Design Team for Wee Stamps.

Together we came up with a ton of names of people who's work we admire but we also decided that we wanted to give the Wee Stamps fans who maybe aren't as "known" a chance to put their work in the spotlight. In the end we decided that the only way to ask all these people we admire and at the same time give everybody a chance to shine was to start out with a monthly changing team of Guest Designers.

If you want to be one of our future Guest Designers be sure to read on. With a whole lot of pride we first want to introduce you to our first fabulous team of Guest Designers though:
I'm Gretha Bakker and I'm 48 years old. 
I'm married and have a wonderful son who is 22 years old. I live in the Netherlands.
My passion is painting and coloring digital images or stamps with distress inks and twinkling H2O, I really love to do this almost every day when I can. Besides this passion I have some other sportive things I love to do, like long distance hiking of 40 or 50 km a day, I like to run for my condition and once a week I play badminton. I'm designing for several teams in the UK and one in the Netherlands. I give workshops to people who want to learn to color with distress inks. I' m delighted that I've been asked to be a guest designer for Wee Stamps. These stamps are so cute and are fantastic to color. I hope I can give you enough inspiration with the cards I make. Please visit my blog to take a look at them.
Hugs Gretha xxx

This is one of the gorgeous creations by Gretha with Wee Stamps' Holly:
My name is Velina but in Bulgaria, from where I am, everybody calls me Vili. 
 I am married and I have two wonderful daughters. I have always had some kind of hobby connected to art and creation. I had been painting for many years when I started sewing. After that I started working with digital scrapbooking, photography, etc. I found the world of card making more than a year ago and this new hobby devoured me in way that it now takes almost my hole free time. 
 It brings me much happiness and a lot of pleasure.

This is one of the gorgeous creations by Vili with Wee Stamps' Silver Fairy:

I'm a 48 year old wife to my lovely husband, Mum to our 18 year old son, and stepmother to 3 grown-up children. I had a career change 6 years ago and I now work full time in the office of an Air Conditioning company, after spending most of my working life in health care as a Pharmacy Technician. 
I used to do cross stitch but with the arrival of a baby I found I really hadn't got enough spare time to ever complete a project so I turned to card making but it only became a serious hobby when I discovered stamping. I love cute and girly stamps the most, especially fairies, and I am a serious paper hoarder. 
My motto: "A girl can never have too many stamps or too much paper"

This is one of the gorgeous creations by Elaine with Wee Stamps' Sweet Blossom:
I grew up in a village where being self sufficient was a way of life, so gardening, cooking, sewing and knitting were things I learnt and enjoyed from an early age. I have always loved 'colouring in' and would look forward to Christmas when there would always be a new box of colouring pencils in my stocking. As an adult I took up counted cross stitch as a way to relax but a neck injury that caused me to take early retirement also meant I couldn't spend long bent over my stitching. Whilst sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, I discovered rubber stamping on a tv shopping channel and shortly afterwards was asked to demonstrate stamping at my local craft shop.  Then I discovered the craft world on the internet, started my blog, made lots of lovely friends in forums and even got to meet up with some at craft fairs. Originally I was colouring my stamped images with water colours, either pencils or die based ink pads, then I tried the pencils and blending with Sansador technique before a friend introduced me to alcohol markers. When I discovered Copics I was hooked - a lovely soft brush and wonderful colours that blend beautifully together.  I am still learning and watch tutorials and techniques and browse the experts blogs for hints and tips. 
Through the internet I discovered various artists creating digital images for crafters and whilst working as a designer for Cuddly Buddly, I was introduced to Sylvia's Wee designs, it was love at first sight you could say. I like the style and attention to detail Sylvia brings to her characters as I like to have a bit of a challenge when colouring in, and her newer Wee girls have the most marvelous flowing hair that is a joy to try and bring to life.  I was asked which was my favourite Wee card that I had created and chose the beautiful Hopeful - I love her hair!
This is one of the gorgeous creations by Annie with Wee Stamps' Hopeful:

If you want to see more gorgeous creations by these ladies please click on their names above their pictures and you will be redirected to their personal blogs. We are so glad to have you ladies and can't wait to see what gorgeous projects you will be making with our images this month!

Now, do YOU want to be our Guest Designer for a month?
Would you like to promote Wee Stamps on your blog for one month. Would you like YOUR name and a link to YOUR blog to be on the sidebar of the Wee Stamps blog for that entire month. And do YOU want to be one of the first people to work with all new digital images that haven't been released yet.

To become our Guest Designer you need to:
  • have an active blog;
  • be able to work with digital images;
  • be able to provide us with good quality digital photographs of your projects;
  • be able to keep deadlines and be discrete with images you have received;
  • be able to create at least two projects during your Guest Designer month;
  • have at least one project with an image by Wee Stamps on your blog. It doesn't matter if you have worked with a rubber stamp or digital image.
Are you the person we are looking for? Send an e-mail to Make sure your subject is "I'd like to be your Guest Designer". In your e-mail please give us your full name, blog URL and a direct link to at least one of the projects you have created with an image by Wee Stamps.

Each month we will select three random Guest Designers from the e-mails we receive that comply with the instructions above.

Tomorrow we have another introduction and later this week without a doubt some gorgeous work from are Guest Designers for the month of February!



  1. hmm misschien probeer ik wel een keer

  2. Wow wat gaaf dat Gretha erbij zit.... Zo terecht! Jammer dat ik niet voldoe, had graag een poging gewaagd alleen ik kan geen digi's printen en ermee werken omdat ik alleen Distress kleur. Balen!!!

    groetjes marjolein

  3. WOW! An amazing opportunity!!
    Sue xx

  4. Good luck with this great designteam and all the other etams that will amaze us with their work this year! Hugs Diaan

  5. Wow Yes Yes Yes I send you a email
    hugs Anke

  6. How exciting all this is and you have some great talent here x

  7. How exciting! What terrific design team members you have this month. . . . I can't wait to see all the projects for February!!!!

  8. Well done to you all, this sounds amazing.xx

  9. amazing work ladies!!! love them all...elaine your colouring is just stunning :D

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