Meet Our Design Team

Meet our Design Team
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog

Founder and former owner– Rhonda Alman

Hello Everyone I am Rhonda, I am married to Rob, the most amazing man I have every meet, with 2 adult children, a Daughter Rochelle 27 and son Brendan 24, and we also have a Chihuahua Bugga that thinks he is my husbands personal body guard, and a cat Claire that rides around all the time on the back of my wheelchair. 
I have been a crafter of some type most of my life, but became passionate about paper crafting since 1998 and started making cards, then scrapbooking, OTP, Altered Art and then Mixed media. 
I still make all of what I have just mentioned. I love learning new techniques all the time and love sharing what I create, everything I create are original pieces. 
You can always find my work on 

I hope you enjoy following our journey with us... 
& look forward to exciting you with what our DT has to offer by way of inspiration. 

Rhonda has now taken a back seat due to ill health but contributes with her wonderful projects when she's able. She is still a valued member of the design team.

Joint Owner – Andree

Hi, I'm Andrée Crowe. I'm a freelance card designer, papercrafter, mixed media tutor and demonstrator. I'm a married mother to three grown up daughters and Nana to three grandchildren. I've been crafting since I moved to Pembroke in South West Wales, UK, eleven years ago with my husband and youngest daughter. We have spent the last seven years renovating an old neglected house and I finally have a craft room - known as the dungeon - where I like to play with paper, card, inks, paints, dies, stencils etc and get thoroughly messy.

Joint Owner - Denyse

Hi, my name is Denyse and I live with my husband and daughter in a small Essex village, roughly 25 miles from London. I started my crafting journey over 30 years ago with Cross-stitch and tapestry work , but about 12 years ago I began card making and in the past year or so I have discovered a real love for mixed media work and have thrown caution to the wind and begun working on canvases and drawing my own characters!
I am so pleased to be part of the Creative Artiste Team and look forward to continuing my journey alongside some very talented team mates.
My Blog is

DT Member - Judy

Hi, my name is Judy McKay and I live in beautiful Vernon, British Columbia Canada with my husband . We have 3 sons and 4 beautiful grandsons. I retired from the Provincial Government as a manger about 6 years ago .  I spent most of my working career working in the legal profession and managing a large group of employees.  I made cards off and on during the last few years before retirement but never had time to pursue my interest in different forms of arts and crafts. 
Retirement has allowed me to have time to search for my creative side.  I love mixed media, home decor,assemblages,  altering projects , all types of paper crafts  and encaustic wax.  I love to try new things.  

DT Member - Jane

Hi, my name is Jane and I am from the Isle of Wight off the south coast of the UK.  I am married with 3 children aged 4, 11 and 14 and up until having my last child worked as a Primary school teacher for 12 years.  I became a stay at home parent 5 years ago and have taken the opportunity to really extend the sorts of crafting that I do.  I have been crafting just about most of my life and actually started with cross stitch before becoming hooked into card making with stamps and heat embossing!  In the last couple of years I have really gotten into mixed media and have an ever growing stash of paint, ink, stencils as well as a box of things that still require altering:)  I have been really lucky to recently get involved with a couple of design teams and am now delighted to be joining the talented members of Creative Artiste, I look forward to lots more messy crafting!  
My blog is 

DT Member - Lys

Bonjour! My name is Lys and I live in a village in south west of France. Only the youngest of my three children is still at home now so I can spare more time to create, from the scrapbooking I met 10 years ago, to mixed media I discovered since my arrival in blogland. I don’t know if I have a special style, but I love vintage, shabby and every new path worth to experiment. I love recycling every bit of thing in my creations, as long as it tells me a story…
I’m very happy to join the talented Creative Artiste Team and share creative fun with them!
My blog is here:

DT Member - Suzanne

Hi I'm Suzanne I've been married to my best friend and the father of my two children (Natalii 23 and Jack 16) for 26 years. I've been scrapbooking for the last 14 years 
I was introduced to a party plan scrapbooking company,  once I realised there was more out there I couldn't be stopped. I love everything about the scrapbooking industry - the products, the new ideas that can be learned, the crafters and their inspiration they share 
I enjoy working with different mediums and love getting messy. I’m so excited  to join the talented Creative Artiste Team and can't wait to share and learn a few things from the awesome team we have.
My blog is:

DT Member - Fiona (Fi)

Hi, Fi here with a little about myself.  I live in sunny QLD, half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast on a 10 acre property over looking the Albert River.  I love the fact that we don't have neighbours and at most its just peaceful and tranquil.  I started scrapbooking way back in 2000 when I was introduced to creative memories. At the time I was probably sewing and painting more than anything and loved the idea of putting my photos into a more decorative format.  I painted so it was natural for me to introduce these mediums into my pages, also because there was no scrapbooking stores either, so supplies were very basic.  This then lead me into opening my own online and homebased store.  I'm not sure what my style is, I like to think it evolves as new products are introduced.  I love experimenting, because worse case scenario you've wrecked a piece of paper. 
I am looking forward to working and getting to know the Creative Artiste Team as well as members that play along here and I hope in turn you will enjoy seeing my submissions.  To get to know my work a little bit more you can find it here on my blog:

DT Member – Lynda

Hi I'm Lynda and I'm from Hampshire in the UK, where I live with my husband, two daughters and three crazy dogs. I run my own childcare business from home which keeps me very busy all week, and by the weekend I am ready for some much needed down time, which is where my crafting comes in. I have enjoyed creating in one form or another for as long as I can remember. I used to do a lot of tapestry work when younger, but then I discovered paper crafting and card making about 9 years ago and that really got me hooked. I love working with different mediums and creating a variety of things these days, from cards to art journal pages to canvases and more. I also have a real passion for scrap booking and memory keeping. I'm thrilled to be a member of the Creative Artiste team and am really looking forward to sharing some of my projects with you all. If you'd like to see some of my previous work you are welcome to pop across to my blog to take a look.

DT Member - Tania

My name is Tania and I have been scrapbooking/crafting for almost ten years starting just after my daughter was born. I have been hooked ever since and she is my never ending source of inspiration. I currently live in Adelaide, Australia with my partner of 14 years our 10 year old daughter. I have to say I am addicted to all things craft and love to create anything from layouts to cards though my absolute favourite is for anything off the page.I love to try new techniques and just love playing with new products. I don’t know that I have a particular style but I do love to incorporate mixed media into my work (love getting my hands messy) along with chipboard, blooms, and plenty of bling.

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