The Dressy Girls

Wendy Burns
Designer & Owner
Hi I'm Wendy and I can't believe these lovely ladies have invited me to be part of this project. I knew nothing about stamping but with their patience and all their years of experience I'm learning. I might even have a go myself, watch this space! 
I live in Nottingham with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular my Daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and encouraged me to get involved in the "All Dressed Up Team."
I trained as a textile designer and although my work is predominately digital based I love to retain that hand drawn / sewn feel which I hope comes across in the artwork. I can't wait to see all the wonderful creations, I hope you get as much joy out of using the stamps as I have in creating them. 


Andrea Norris
Challenge Blog Team Co-ordinator.

Carole Pollard
Challenge Blog Team
 Hi my name is Carole and I live in the North East of England with my husband who is also my best friend Michael . I have a son Martin, a beautiful daughter-in -law Fiona and a six month old Grandson Miles they live in Didsbury in Manchester. I have always enjoyed crafting, enjoying sewing, scrapbooking and cross stitch. When I retired six years ago I joined a local Craft Group and am now adddicted to card making especially stamping. I do love to have a go at new crafty things as often as I can I have made boxes ,decorated candles and  made stitched and  beaded cards. I started my blog The Things I Love three years ago and  have really enjoyed becoming part of the great craft blog world. When I'm not crafting I'm a school governor, enjoy travelling a lot and lunching with my lovely girl friends. I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to become a designer for All Dressed Up Stamps I always thought this was the sort of thing that happened to other people . Love and hugs Carole x 

Carolyn Blanchard Cochran 
Challenge Blog Team 
I'm a professional woman married to my high school sweetheart for 46 years. We have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren that we don't see nearly enough. It was their births that started me scrapbooking and the rest is history. I've now found my new love-card making. I think they're like little works of art that I can share with ones I care about! My daughter would say that I'm 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. And, sadly, that's the reason I think my craft room sometimes looks like I could open my OWN Local SB store!! 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.  

Neva Zver
Challenge Blog Team
My name is Neva. I live in a small European country, called Slovenia. I’m the mother of two wonderful children (22 years, 37 years) and the grandmother of mischievous 12 years grandchild. My family are also a cute dog Babu and a beautiful cat Lola. I ‘m an employer in the company, where we perform the social service of guiding, protection and employment under the special conditions for adult people with mental disabilities. I share my love for the manufacture of paper craft with them. I started to make greeting cards six years ago and soon became addicted.  In my free time I’m an enthusiastic mountain high hiker.  I love to colour digital stamped images by Copic markers... I especially adore ADU images

Annie Sharland
Challenge Blog Team
Most of you know me as aussie aNNie so obviously I live in Australia. As a past scrapbook and card making teacher I still continue to use my skills creating and donating my creations to charity, nursing homes and foster carers. My interests in life are mostly swimming and walking, apart from crafting, and landscaping. As a busy and active person I do not find time to just sit around so most of my cards are made in the evenings. My family are supportive and I have 'one' devoted and loving husband, oh and my shadow, Thye, my chocolate Labrador. I love life."

Susan Bennett
Challenge Blog Team

Pam Duncan Vansant
Challenge Blog Team

Ilonka Heukerkamp
Challenge Blog Team
Hi my name is Ilonka I live in the Netherlands in a City called Hoorn.

Im married 43 years with the love of my life Ron. We have a son and a

We are blessed with 5 grandchildren. I craft sinds 2006 and I,m addicted
with my Silhoutte and Cricut Cutting machine.

I love to make cards, albums, but most of all I love to colour... and
use most of the time my Faber Castell Polycrome Pencils and Copics.

I'm so happy to work in such a great  DT Team and I hope that I can
inspire you with my creations.

Maria Nicotra
Challenge Blog Team


Andrea Norris
Facebook Co-ordinator

Andrea here, you may know me from SheepSki Designs. Living in Yorkshire in the UK I work full time as an accountant and have hobbies such as competitive Badminton and Dancing (Argentine tango & Ceroc). I work for four different design teams at present. I have no actual style as such but I do like quirky and unusual images and I may be known for soft pastel colours. I've use mainly Copics but have a stock of mediums to hand now - polychromos & Lyra pencils, ProMarkers and Chameleon Pens. I occasionally paint with water colours and create mixed media canvases.

Helen Nile
Facebook Team. 
 I live on the Wirral and work full time for a charity called The Abbeyfield Society which provides care for older people. I'm an activities coordinator and I also help look after our supported living residents. I also teach regular card making workshops at weekends. I've been making cards for many years and particularly enjoy using stamps, digi stamps and my trusty Promarkers

Julie Odil
Facebook Team
 Hi, I'm Julie and so excited to be a Dressy Girl!  I'm approaching 59, and will cherish every birthday from here on in after surviving stage 4 cancer last year.  Each day is a gift!  I am back to working full-time at the nursing home in the small town where I live.  I've been the activity director there for 34 years now.  I love my job!  I also love crafting, and card making is my absolute favorite.  When not in my craft room, you'll find me with my husband, our British Golden, Gracie, or on the organ bench at the local church.  I am looking forward to coloring up Wendy's gorgeous images and sharing my creations with you.

Renske Neutel
Facebook Team

Sarah Cards
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Candace Orilarny
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1 comment:

  1. I love reading about all the Dressy Girls. Thanks for the biographies!