Thursday, May 26, 2011

New DT Announcement and We will be back in June

A very very BIG Thank you to all the applicants for our DT positions.  We would love to take all of you but unfortunately,  we can't.  However,  we would like to thank those who have tried out and here are the chosen DTs for our next Term June - December 2011.  Here they are in no particular order:

Hi! My name is Azura Alyssa. I am from the sunny island of Singapore. I am down to earth, cheerful and loud. I always have crazy and fun ideas. My life circles around those who are close to me especially my family, my friends and of course my boyfriend. They are everything to me and they always end up being the subjects to my scraps. Scrapbooking is now a part of who I am. Its my own little retreat of being artsy fartsy. It makes me happy and that is all that matters. Being on the team is an honor for me. I wish that throughout my term I will keep you inspired and you will inspire me as well. Thank you. 

Hi! My name is Helene Siermans but I call myself Nick. It was my hubby who started to call me that. Why? Well maybe I´ll tell you one day. I have two kids. I adore them and they always make me smile. I live in Sweden in a small village. And finally I got myself a private scraproom. Yes dreams can come true... I´ll hope to inspire you here at SIL and  I am looking forward to meet a lot of wonderful crafters from all over the world.

Hi there, I'm from Sabah - The land below the wind. I've started scrapbooking in 2007 and never turn back since and never stop creating. I don't have a specific style but love to trying out new ideas, new products and play with colors. I also like mini album which is a good escape for those photos of mine that have no place for scrapbook layout. I'm a working mom and basically only be able to scrap during my free time such as after my boys went to bed or weekend.

My name is Helen Tilbury & you can find my blog @ I live in Durban, South Africa. 
The weather is more often than not hot & humid & you can find me tinkering away in my little home studio with my air-conditioning set to 21 degrees Celsius! 
I have a wonderful & tolerant husband who allows me to pursue my vocation liberally & we share 4 precious children aged 17, 16, 13 &10, plus 3 over-indulged fur babies (cats!).
I am currently part of the Challenge Design Team at Scrapbook Challenges sketch/challenge-based Ning community, Inspired Blueprintssketch-based Ning community,
Once Upon a Sketch sketch/journaling blog, Bird is the Word word-based challenge blog & Pretty Paper Petals Australian flower & embellishment manufacturer.
I am a work-at-home mum & could always make an extra buck as a taxi-driver as my kids have me driving all over the province regularly for sports matches & social activities! 
I am a fashion designer by profession but my love of scrapbooking & photography has long since super ceded my love of fabrics. 
I have enjoyed an enduring affair with pretty paper & embellishments for 7 years now & can't imagine a life without the smell of new papers & the anticipation of my next delivery of scrapbooking goodies in the mail!
I don't believe in labelling my style as I design to suit the mood & subjects of my pages but I endeavour to always push my creative limits & constantly grow with my craft.

Headshots and write-up will be along later as Louise is unwell at the moment.  We would like to wish Louise a speedy recovery and we can't wait for her to share her creations with us here soon.

With every new DT announcement, there are also some Goodbyes to be said to our "Retiring" DTs.  We would like to thank Jessy,  Wati, Sharm and Michelle for being on the team and we wish them well in their future endeavours.

Look out for our next challenge in June and we will be back then with new reveals from our latest team.


  1. Congrats to the new ladies on the DT :-) Looking forward to participating in the new challenges! :-)

  2. Wee!! I know Azura and Helen!! :) Helen, you are here too?? lol. Am so happy for both of you!! Congratulations to all who have made it to the team :)

  3. Congrats to everyone. I am so happy to be here. I´ll do my best to inspire you all. Be back soon a great challenge will be up soon!

  4. Thanks Rachael & Sabrina! 2 ladies I know here already - woo hoo!! We will be rocking up the challenges for you here girls - can't wait to see what you come up with too! I'm ready to be inspired by you all :)

  5. Woohoo... welcome everyone! I can't wait for reveal day for June!!

  6. Congrats to the new team. Well done to some of my friends that are on this team and also to the rest. Just became a follower and cant wait to see what you all come up with.