Monday, November 30, 2009

Introducing Nancy Abrahão

Nancy lives in Brazil with her husband and daughter and has been scrapbooking since 2007.

Here is what Nancy has to say about her hobbies and her art...

"I'm always reading, searching and studing about the art of keeping my memories. I love to mix techniques, colors and patterns. I'm scrapbooking addicted and I love this art because I can express myselft and also is my therapy."

Nancy won third place in a national challenge at ScrapDiary, she's on the design team at Yummy's and at Easy Craft Projects.

You can take a look at Nancy's work on her blog.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Introducing Juliana

Juliana Guimarães lives in Brazil. She has two beautiful children - Maria Julia (4 years) and Pedro (2 years). During the day, she runs her own food business at her family pre-school, with that and her boys she is a very busy lady but she always finds time for her crafting. She also gives classes at her local scrap store in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil.

This is what Juliana Guimarães has to say about her art...

"I started scrapping four years ago and never stopped!!! Became addicted to it!!!!! Before that, I did painting a lot, being part in expositions, but my passion was dealing with paper!!!!!"

She has also been Guest Designer on several DTs.

You can take a look at Juliana's work on her blog.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Introducing Avril Watson

Avril loves to craft in the bottom of the garden at her home in Edinburgh. She has been a passionate crafter since a little girl when she was taught to crochet by her neighbour at the age of six. Her main love has always remained crochet and whilst ill in hospital when her children were born she made every newborn a handmade crochet blanket for their cot!

She began card making in 2005 after creating a card for her Grandson's first day at school. She found QVC and Dawn Bibby and the rest is history.

 Avril is also on the DTs for two other challenge blogs - Sophisicat Challenges and Tuesday Taggers.

Avril recently joined the world of blog-land and you can find some of her work on her blog.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Introducing Jane Millard

Jane lives in Berkshire in the UK with her husband and two boys.After trying many crafts including knitting, embroidery and sewing, Jane has found a passion for papercrafts - inparticular card making.

You will find Jane on the design teams of Fiskarettes, Crafthouse Press, Easy Craft Projects, Cook Up a Card and Susie's Sassy Challenges.

Here's what Jane has to say about her work...

"I am inspired by everyday life and love using lots of colour and textures in my Projects to create unusual cards and gifts for my Friends and family to treasure."

You can see some of Jane's work on her blog.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Introducing Katie Berberich

Katie is English but currently lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two beautiful chicldren. Katie has a huge passion for crafting - card making, scrapbooking, silk painting and much more.

She is currently on the design teams for Easy Craft Projects, the Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog and the Crafthouse Press. She also finds time to write about all things crafty for Craft Journal.

Talking about her work, Katie says...

"I love colours and I have many different styles. I love to design projects and the actual creating part is an added extra."

She also loves baking and photography and says that her children are her main source of inspiration.

You can look at Katie work over on her blog.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Introducing Marlies van der Meer

Marlies lives in the Netherlands with her 3 lovely kids and husband. She's been scrapbooking now for 3 years. In the past she has been on the DT for a Dutch online scrap store and has been published in the Dutch Scrap! magazine.

This is how she describes her style:

"I like freestyle, but not TOO messy. I like clean and simple, but not TOO straight and ‘empty’. I like funky elements and special finds, but I don’t staple the entire contents of my kitchen drawers onto my layouts."

You can take a look at Marlies's work over on her blog.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our new DT!

Thanks to everyone who applied for a place on the DT. After plenty of discussion, I'd like to announce the ECP: The Challenges DT!

Avril Watson

Jane Millard

Juliana Guimarães Gomes Pererira

Katie Berberich

Lisa Swift

Marlies van der Meer

Nancy Abrahão 

We'll be introducing the DT over the next couple of weeks whilst we get ready to launch our first challenge. In the meantime you can take a look at all the DT's blogs by clicking the links above.

We'll also be launching a great giveaway tomorrow!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The DT Call is now closed

We will be emailing all applicants over the next 24 hours and announcing the new DT very soon!

We'll also be announcing a great giveaway in the next couple of days.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

DT Call

There are only a few more days to get your application in for the DT Call.

Check out all the details in the post below.

Lisa x

Sunday, November 1, 2009

DT Call!

A brand new challenge blog needs a brand new team so we are looking for some talented designers to join some of the Easy Craft Projects team in our new adventure.

We will be posting challenges once a fortnight based on a sketch, a colour challenge, a special seasonal challenge or using our projects.

To apply for a position on the DT:

Send an email to with the subject name Challenge Blog DT Application, including the following:
  • 3 photos of your favourite recent work
  • Your full name and location
  • A brief bio about yourself
  • A link to your blog and any other online galleries you have
  • Any other DTs you are currently part of
  • A photo of yourself for use on the blog if you are successful

What you will need to do as a DT member:
  • Produce a card, scrapbook layout, altered object or another piece of work based on the fortnightly challenges set. DT members will have a deadline of 1 week before each challenge goes live. The first challenge will go live at the beginning of December.
  • Advertise ECP: The Challenges on your own blog and other communities you are a member of.
  • Not publish your work elsewhere until after the challenge has been posted.
  • Visit the blogs of those who participate in our challenges and comment on their projects.
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 15th November at 23.59pm (GMT). All successful applicants will be emailed shortly after.

Any questions can be sent to