Meet our Design Team!

A Message from Helen...

Not that I'm biased in the slightest (lol), but as the owner of Calico Craft Parts I hope you'll agree that we have the most amazing design team.  Many of you will remember our team of ladies from the days of Calico Crafts and although there have been some changes to the line up, the creativity and inspiration hasn't slowed a jot! 

Please do share some love for our fabulous designers over at the Design Team Blog and thank you for stopping by! So without further ado, here's more about our talented team...

All the best... Helen x

Louise Crosbie (aka Zuzu) - Design Team Co-ordinator

I have always enjoyed being creative, even as a child. My latest craft obsession started about 9 years ago with simple card making. that soon became rubber stamping and general papercrafts which in turn led to me wanting to do altered art and mixed media. I am particularly fond of making new things look old, distressed vintage or shabby chic, but i like other styles sometimes too.

Zuzu x

You can visit Zuzu's blog HERE

Lesley Walters

Hey, I'm Leslie, mum to Evie and The Freakies.

I like to dabble with ink, paints and all things rusty. Creating mixed media, recycled and eclectic pieces. Any item is viable when I create and I often start on one path only to be led in a completely different direction.

One thing I love about creating... no plans, just fun and seeing where my inspiration takes me.  Always collecting random items on my travels. And I'm often found rummaging through the odd skip or two!                            

You can visit Lesley's blog HERE              

Claudia Neubacher

Loving mother, wife and dog owner. Besides having a Master of Arts degree, I have been creating since I could hold a pencil. "Plumps" were the first creatures that filled my drawing sheets and gave me that wonderful feeling of being an almighty "creator". They actually were clumsily drawn circles with added strokes all around that resembled the legs (or arms?) but to me they were my first creations and that filled me with immense pride and happiness.

Today - about forty-five years later - I find that I still have moments when I feel like that - they are more seldom of course - and therefore even more precious to me. And isn't this what being creative really is all about?

You can visit Claudia's blog HERE 

Magda Polakow

I live in Shropshire with my hubby and our two dogs. I'm a cookie monster, bookworm, illustrator, crafter, volunteer...and much more. I enjoy long walks and discovering new places around the world.

I love mixed media. I like playing with various mediums, experimenting with colours and textures. Most of my projects are very colourful and bright. I enjoy trying new colour combos. There are no rules and no planning ahead. Art journal is my secret experimenting background where most ideas are hidden and, once in a while, transform into a bigger project.

You can visit Magda's blog HERE 

Kerstin-Inga Peters

I have been creating for many years now, always in search for new techniques and yet unexplored territory in craftland. I'm a Vintage fan and love the things that are old and nobody wants anymore, because they have a history! I like to invent always new and so I will also often be good for a surprise.

I scrap and craft because it's a passion, it's a wonderful relaxing time for me. I'm a very detail in love person and pay much attention to even the small things in life. This makes the often gray everyday life easier. I find inspirations by the various things of everyday life, discoveries in my garden or on hikes through the nature. I love to capture moods and feelings and to implement them in my craft projects. Behind all things can you find a story, I hope I can encourage and inspire you to try and create along with us, this amazing wooden or MDF shapes are absolutely awesome and there are so many various possibilities to work with them.

You can visit Kerstin's blog HERE 


Jannet Bray

I have always loved crafting. I can remember, as a little girl, cutting up various cardboard boxes to make some wonderful whatnot or other. I still have a bad habit of collecting useful boxes!

I started seriously crafting in 2000 as I wanted to create a memorial scrapbook for my beloved Golden Retriever.

I have experimented with lots of different crafts and love them all, but I especially enjoy creating 3d scenes, stamping and all sorts of mixed media.

Previous Design Team Members

Trish LatimerAstrid MacleanAlison Bomber
Jennie AtkinsonJulie Anne Lee 
Calico Craft Parts
Buy quality wood shapes from Calico Craft Parts