Introducing a New Designer!

by Tasnim


We are welcoming another designer to our team! The first time I saw her work when she entered for one of our challenges, I knew she had something special!

Please join me in welcoming Sveta Fotinia!

Sveta fotinia

My name is Sveta Marchenko (blogger nickname – Fotinia), I'm 30, living with my hubby and abyssinian cat in port city of Odessa, Ukraine. I have a master degree in economics but work as a marine crew coordinator. I've discovered cardmaking about 2,5 years ago, since that time I can't live without stamps, inks, paper, my new friends and blog. My main hobbies before it were travelling and photography, so I also like to make layouts and mini albums to keep my memories in a beautiful way. Still cardmaking is the main passion for me: stamping, die-cutting, watercoloring and trying new techniques  is a pure magic! The main inspiration for me when I start my project is supplies itself: when I take stamp set or a new die my brain starts create lots of combinations and pictures. After hard working day this is the best relaxing therapy for me. My dream is to have own crafty space, as now all my crafty things live in a few boxes while we reconstructing our apartment.

This is the card that caught my eyes among the pool of challenge entries:


And here are a couple of other examples:



Welcome Sveta! We are simply thrilled to have you on the team!!




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Holly Saveur October 14, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Gorgeous cards!

Beth Holt October 14, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Congratulations on another great addition to your team!

Janet October 14, 2015 - 11:56 AM

I can see why these cards caught your eye – they are very spectacular :-)

Welcome Sveta!!!!

Sveta October 14, 2015 - 12:12 PM

So grateful for a warm welcome!!!! I’m extremly happy that this day come and my dream is alive)))) Cant wait to start my work as a DT member!!!!! Xoxo

Kathy E October 14, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Welcome…it is so nice to meet stampers from all parts of the world. My husband, daughter, grand-daughter and I have traveled to many of your bordering countries but not to the Ukraine…sadly because that is where my grandparents were born!! Someday!!!
Your cards are beautiful and will inspire many….while I live in the USA (South Carolina),
next to cardmaking, I spend my time traveling. I want my grand kids to know the vastness of this wonderful world and meet the lovely, talented people who inhabit it! Thank you for sharing YOUR talent.

~amy~ October 14, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Yay for Sveta!!!!!! Love her work!!!

Maureen Reiss October 14, 2015 - 5:50 PM

Welcome Sveta! Gorgeous cards!!

TracyM #6773 October 15, 2015 - 1:04 AM

SO HAPPY for YOU and for us too :)
Your cards are lovely and I look forward to being INSPIRED by even more of your work!!!

Karen L K October 15, 2015 - 1:14 AM

Welcome Sveta! Very nice cards. Lucky you to work with Altenew.


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