Art Journalling and Mini Art challenge blog offering two challenges each month - one for Art Journalling and one for Mini Art projects.

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Current Design Team


Hi everyone, I'm Ann. I live in Taipei, Taiwan. It is only a small spot on the world map, but I love and thank this land. In this country, I can create freely, and my inspiration is endless. In my childhood, my father was my first art teacher. Once, he taught me to stamp with my fingers, and then he used a pen to draw a few strokes. Surprisingly, they became a bunch of chickens. This was my first experience of art. I felt amazed and since then I've been fascinated with art. In 2012, I accompanied my daughter to participate in paper art courses, and it was then that I started to make cards. I also fall in love with Mixed Media. For the past few years, I have been working with mixed media. Different media have their own individual effects, but when they are mixed together, there will be different results. I enjoy the surprises in the creation process. I especially like vintage, shabby, steampunk style. I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the amazing More Than Words team and I'm looking forward to sharing my creations with all of you along the way!

Hi everyone! I'm Elle, currently living in the wilds of Scotland, UK. There has always been paint and paper in my life for as long as I can remember, and I have been drawing since I was a kid. I am a journal artist mostly, with some cardmaking, tags, ATCs etc thrown in the mix.  I'm inspired by many things and that's my style. I like to use as much recycled products as I can, anything eco-friendly, and I love all kinds of paint but especially watercolour!  I like to make my own supplies, handmade paper, inks, paints, stamps, stencils, re-purposing and reusing items from around the house or from nature.  I am very messy and usually covered in some kind of paint or ink. I also like cats, nature, gardening, baking, fibre crafts and books and I am usually listening to audiobooks in my studio. I have been blogging since 2005 and you can find me at Empire of the Cat, where I share my arty adventures.


Hi! My name is Heather McMahon and I’m from Australia. I live on a small farm with my husband. My two university-aged kids often come home too. I’ve been papercrafting for over 20 years and I never tire of it. Ok, I confess, I’m obsessed! I love the way papercrafting keeps evolving and that anything goes when it comes to styles, products and creativity.

At the end of 2020 I went one step further and started up my own papercraft business with my daughter. The business is called ArtStacks and we’re thrilled to be a More Than Words sponsor too.

I also love to travel and have no end of travel photos to scrap! 

Hi! I am Helen Hollinger and live in Cambridge, Ontario with my hubby of 30+ years! We have 2 grown sons, aged 31 and 27! I am a retired RN and spend my time getting messy in my art journals and mixed media projects! I started playing with paper years ago when my sons were babies, scrapbooking their lives! After they realized that I took too many photos of them as teenagers and told me to stop scrapbooking them, I found art journaling! Art journaling allows me to get my feelings out and down on paper... it also allows me to get messy and play! I also love making tiny pieces of art, especially ATC's. I have been on some amazing design teams and am looking forward to inspiring you at More Than Words.


My name is Kasia - Kat Paleczny and I live in Poland.  I started my adventure with my favourite mixed media style 3 years ago.  I work professionally infecting the young generation with my passion.  I love to experiment, look for new ways to express myself and learn new things.  My style is changing so I'm sure everyone will find something for themselves.  I love to read but I do not have enough time for this.  I am so happy and excited to be part of the amazing More Than Words team!

Howdy folks. I’m Lisa Oxley, aka Scrapwitchlisa. A mother to two 20 something girlies and partner Paul for 28 years. I’ve been creating in different forms for over 30 years and discovered paper crafts 20 years ago. Mixed media scrapbooking lead me on the path to find art journaling in 2012 and I have slowly formulated my creative style since then. Over the years I have created with various design teams and have contributed to national and international paper craft magazines.  I’m so happy to be here to create along with the MTW team. 

For most of my virtual friends I am known as Matilde. I'm really happy living in Poland/Europe. All my social media are connected with the word "craft", because I'm in love with handicraft. I've been creating many different projects since I was a child. It's still a fantastic adventure for me. Now, you can find among my projects mostly tags, ATC's, scrapbooking layouts and of course art journal pages. I like using paper, inks, mists and texture pastes. I'm a huge fan of stamps. I'm constantly looking for new methods of expression and discovering that paper and media bring various possibilities to create. Besides this I like reading books and gardening. I really love all my hobbies and they make me happy every day :)


My name is Rachel, but I am also known by the artist name of "La p'tite Barbouilleuse". I am an artist who is passionate about Art journaling. However, I also do cards and scrapbooking. Teacher of disabled children by profession, I love playing with words in my creations. I love to play with different mediums, while exploring different creative styles. However, I know my comfort zones as an artist and I know how to respect them! I am always ready to explore new things: my creativity and my inventiveness has no limit.


I’m an avid Aussie crafter who likes to create in mixed media, loves to art journal, create cards and tags and the occasional off the page piece too. I like to create and share my work and am active on Instagram. I really enjoy challenges and creating to a theme and following guidelines whilst putting my own unique spin on things. I have been creating since childhood and am now recently retired so can give the time and attention to DT commitments. I am a current DT member of Visible Image stamps UK and always meet my DT commitments and display excellent time management skills. I have a considerable art stash of products which I can draw upon in creating my designs and especially like using distress inks, paints and sprays in my work.

My name is Sarah. I live in France. I am married and the mother of two wonderful children who are my source of inspiration for scrapbooking. I am "addicted" to Scrap for about 8 years. Over the years I fell in love with mixed media. Today, I like to create around a word, an image, an idea. It's an honour to be part of More Than Words along with these other talented ladies.

Hi everyone!  I'm Sharon and I live in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania, USA, with my husband, 2 daughters, and our rescued dog.  I am a registered nurse by day and an avid scrapbooker by night.  I got interested in scrapbooking and photography after we adopted our youngest daughter from China 18 years ago, and I haven't stopped since.  I am so excited to be a part of the More than Words design team and can't wait to share my projects with all of you!


Hello everyone, my name is Sunila Mahajan, and I live in Bangalore, India. I was born and brought up in Nairobi Kenya, and moved to India after I got married. This has given me the opportunity to have experienced two different worlds, cultures and though process, and unite them in one.  Alongside Painting, I developed a liking to Mixed Media, and have been doing that for about 9 years.  I am an artist who paints from the heart and this is conveyed in my work. Texture and rich colour are my style.
 I enjoy using mixed media mediums- inks, pigments, stencils, stamps and textures creating one cohesive whole. I now enjoy creating  art journal pages because they give me the freedom to play with colours, try out techniques, and still piece it all together as a single story.  Apart from that, I enjoy creating cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, home décor, altered art and paper crafting.  Working in several Design Teams over the years has given me the encouragement to keep on with my craft, apart from meeting so many fabulous people and constantly being inspired. I enjoy creating and inspiring those around me and I hope I’m able to do the same here too. 



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