MEET THE 2018 DESIGN TEAM
Anita Rodway Owner/Designer
"So you know you're an artist if you go through a glue stick faster than a lipstick!? Well that's me!! Hello, I'm Anita. Graphic Designer / Full-time mummy to one boisterous 4yr old boy & a beautiful baby girl (enjoying every bit of it!!) & married to my best friend, Chris. We live in Tamworth, the country music capital of Australia.
My love of art started at a young age & I had choosen my career path pretty early. I have always loved mixed media & the design process. Never shying away from getting my hands messy. I am lucky enough to say the quote “Do what you love, love what you do” applies to me. I started scrapbooking started about 14yrs ago & I haven't stoppped!! I have however since forgotten all the other basics like vacuuming, cooking etc - but we get by LOL. Paper & paint are like therapy to me! It calms me & satisfies my arty desires.
I have been on numerous Design & Creative Teams. I am currently designing for Flutterby Designs, 2Crafty Chipboard, Scrap the Boys & Kraft +. I’ve had layouts published in magazines such as Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations & Jot Magazine. I have made many friends & met some awesomely talented people through scrapbooking, that inspire me everyday. I am truly grateful to have met them all.
Allara Bamforth Designer
Hi, I'm Allara and live in country NSW, having moved here 6 years ago from the coast. I have a husband and 3 children 18, 16 and 14 and work full time in health administration. I've always loved being creative having dabbled in all sorts of arts and crafts since high school. Before the scrapbooking bug took hold in 2003 I was very into Folk Art Painting which I think has definitely influenced my love of all things mixed media in the pages I produce now. This love is also combined with a passion for photography and have been working on trying to perfect and be creative with my digital imaging. My style incorporates many elements and is quite eclectic. I'm influenced by so many fabulous creations I see of FB and Pinterest but I would say I don't really have a plan when creating - I just like to experiment with my products and see what they do and match the pictures to them later. I do love retreats - I find I'm so inspired when I attend and can just churn out things quickly but don't get to attend them as often as I would like. I am thrilled to be a part of the Flutterby Design team and hope that I can inspire you too.
Rachel Dutko Designer
Hi! My name is Rachel Dutko and I live in Adelaide with my husband and our 2 young boys, who are the inspiration for the majority of my scrapbook pages.
I first started scrapbooking about 10 years ago, but after a big break I rediscovered it with a life-changing passion about 4 years ago.
I love the fact that scrapbooking allows me to express my creativity and document my precious memories at the same time.
I'm lucky enough to have had a career in the television industry for the past 17 years, and I am in my craft space most nights for some 'me' time after the daily demands of work and family.
I love using mixed media, texture, and learning new techniques. I think my style is fun, bright, and sometimes messy, 'boy' pages. I mostly create 12x12 layouts, but I also like to create cards, tags, art journal pages, canvasses and OTP projects.
Belinda Spencer Designer
Hello! My name is Belinda Spencer and I have been scrapping since 2003. I live on a farm in the Adelaide Hills with my husband, two children and a multitude of animals.
I am predominantly a 12” x 12” scrapper but also love to create cards, artist trading cards, project life and the odd mini album and off the page project.
My style tends to include elements of shabby chic, fussy cutting and a touch of grunge, spooky elements and sometimes a swear word or two. I love to include texture and dimension with lots of lovely layers. My favourite technique right now is to create a watercolour effect on my backgrounds using various mists. I would be lost without my Canson white cardstock, craft knife and inks!
I have been published in Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories and Somerset Memories magazines. I am currently a Design Team member at The Scrapbook Store, Kraft Plus Challenges, Darkroom Door, Charms Creations, Imaginarium Designs and Seriously Scrapbooking where I teach layout classes and card workshops. Previous teams have included The Colour Room, Purple Pumpkin, White With One, The Dusty Attic and Kaisercraft.
I am so thrilled to be joining this awesome team and look forward to sharing my love of papercrafting (and sentence enhancers) with you. Hopefully I can inspire you to play with your own Flutterby Designs goodies.
Tamara Buckler Designer
Hi, I’m Tamara, a 30 something wife and mumma to two not-so-little princesses. I have been scrapbooking for around 15 years, and love it more today then ever! I would say my style is ‘girly-grunge’ and my layouts can swing from either end of this spectrum. I love to make messy and textured layouts, but can also rip out some paper pieces pretties and be equally happy. I look forward to sharing my Flutterby creations with you this year!!
Sue Plumb Designer
My name is Sue Plumb and I am a mum of 3 (daughter Brielle and twin sons Hunter and Kaden) and I come from the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland. I began scrapbooking approximately 9 years ago, shortly after the birth of my daughter. Since that time, my work has evolved from a very simplistic paper-based style, to where it is now - which is far more artistic and often incorporates stamping, mixed media and eclectic elements. (Be warned - I love a good sentence enhancer too!)
Besides Flutterby, I also design for several other Australian teams including Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Colour Blast; and the Scrap the Boys and Scrap the Girls challenge blogs. I was also a 2017 Creative Team member for Scrapbooking Memories magazine.
I am honoured to be back with Anita designing for Flutterby Designs again in 2018, and look forward to sharing my passion for everything Flutterby with you!
Adele Toomey Designer
Hi lovelies! My name is Adele but I’m known online as “Inkie Quill” where I post Project Life and traditional layout process videos on my YouTube channel. I started PL in 2013 before moving to traditional paper based layouts...and then I discovered the fun of adding mixed media to my pages and the rest is history! I also dabble in art journaling on my second YouTube channel, Let’s Get Inkie and love getting messy with inks, paints, pens and stencils. I’m always excited to dive into new techniques or products and can’t wait to show you what I come up with in 2018 with the rad Flutterby Designs goodies!