After taking a short break, Patsy has been back at the helm of Paperzone for the last 2 years. During this time she has launched Paper-Arts, her own brand of scrapbooking papers, greeting cards, mixed media sheets, coasters and other fun products which are designed and printed in her Hamilton studio. After working with paper for over 17 years she still finds it exhilarating and has plans for lots of new exciting products next year.
Shirley is the Paperzone Retail Manager. She and Patsy have worked together in various enterprises since 1983. Years ago they joked they would still be working together at 70 years young... rumour has it they have now changed that to 75 years :-) With the opening of our new Craft Centre in 2017 Shirley won't quite know what day or where she's working but with her fabulous sense of humour we know she will be caught up in the excitement and cope in her normal practical way.
Tracey has had a long association with Paperzone as a popular class teacher. Her creative works are much admired and she enjoys sharing her talent with others. 2017 will be an exciting year for Tracey with the Paperzone new craft centre under her control. She has so many exciting events planned including evening and weekend classes and lots of awesome new Tracey Jane Kits. Tracey will also be teaching 3 classes at SENZ in 2017.
Sharon has established herself as a talented artist and teacher and her classes are much in demand. When Paperzone reopen in February 2017 with their new craft centre in full swing, Sharon will be offering more and different classes including mini-books and canvases.
Allan has been working with Patsy and the team for over 17 years as website developer and IT person. He also helps Patsy with her scrapbook paper design and printing.
From February 2017 Allan and his family will be living in Australia but still helping out every now and then via the internet.
Paper-Arts papers are printed in Hamilton New Zealand and it is our pleasure to bring you wonderful designs from talented digital artists around the world.
Meet Some of Our Favourite Designers
Gracie and Tracy, G & T Designs, Liverpool, UK
Gracie Has one son she adores - Alex. She has seen and heard spirits from a young age and once was a ballroom dancing champion. Loves all animals especially her pug Ronnie. Hates anything with vampires or zombies in it! Tracy Went to the same school John Lennon went to in Liverpool. Loves making people laugh. Loves creating. Loves all animals especially her white staffie Jake. Been best friends with Gracie since six years old. Loves anything with vampires or zombies in it!
Deanne, Scrapbookingdom, Australia
Human imagination in Art & Craft has always fascinated me. I have dabbled in as many types of crafty as I could fit in my life. I taught Folk Art years ago and then got involved in painting Trompe L'Oeil Murals until I discovered Digital Painting and have been designing for Scrapbooking ever since. Scrapbookingdom's Motto is " this is Where YOUR story Begins.." because I think scrapbooks are the most wonderful family keepsake you can have to tell Your Story - Your family Life in Art Form, and that is a treasure.
Tinne & Joachim, VectoriaDesigns, Belgium
Tinne has always been fascinated by paper and crafting and discovered a real passion for digital design and photoshop some years ago.
When Tinne created VectoriaDesigns, Joachim quickly realised the potential of the idea, and proposed to work together to create a small but global business that strives to provide the highest quality crafting graphics and the best service imaginable.
Julia van der Werf, Cemerony, The Netherlands
I'm a graphic designer and love to work in Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. In the past some of my collages were published in Stampington Magazines.
For my digital print sheets I sometimes use vintage ephemera and my own work.
Sue Dykes, Country at Heart 2008, USA
My love for old and victorian you will see shine in the digital art I create.
The digital files I make take many many hours to complete, I try very hard to be different than others in my work, creating my own unique style that people will fall in love with and use in their own creative endeavours or just cherish for themselves.
Cristina, Cameo Shoppe, Italy
My name is Cristina I am a professional graphic designer since 22 years, my love for vintage illustrations and craft leads me to make digital collage sheets for craft and scrapbooking lovers. I live in Desenzano del Garda (Lake Garda) in the North of Italy with my husband Paolo and our lovely cats Alvin and Simon.
Russell and Stan, Twisted Papers, USA
We are Russell and Stan currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both of us are avid crafters and artists. Russell has a BFA from San Francisco State and has been a fashion designer and artist for the last 40 years. Stan uses his graphic design background to create eye-catching layouts and designs.
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