I would like to introduce you all to the fabulous creatives that make up our Gritty Girls DT Team. Check out their socials for more hints, tips and inspiration. 


Jane Royston

Hi, my name is Jane Royston and I live on the Isle of Wight with my husband and 3 children.  

I used to work as a primary school teacher until I had my youngest child and took the opportunity to stay at home.  

Although I have been crafting for many years, it is during this time that I have discovered mixed media and art journaling as well as all the lovely mediums, stencils etc that go with it!

A few years ago I decided to take the plunge and apply for a design team and have been lucky enough to take part in a number of them since.  

I am really pleased to be a part of the Pretty Gets Gritty team as I get to use so many fabulous, great quality products and work alongside a range of talented people.  

I look forward to sharing my projects with you all and also gaining inspiration from everyone else x

YouTube Channel-  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCluz5KP8MdMr5sU7ydGeo7Q?view_as=subscriber

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/janeroystoniow/


Natalie Ballard

Hi there, I’m Natalie and some of you may know me better as one half of Plannercraft. I’ve been crafting all my life and I’ve never really settled into just one craft… which I think makes me a good teacher as I have a really broad skill set.

I’m passionate about encouraging and inspiring others to craft and to enjoy the creative process. I have a formal art and design education background and I have worked in the graphics industry for just over 20 years. When I’m not crafting (which is rare in these unusual times) I love to spend time with my family and indulging my passion for photography. 

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/c/PlannerCraft

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PlannerCraft/

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/plannercraft/

Twitter- @PlannerCraft and @NatBallard

Pinterest- Behance, Deviant Art, Society6 and VIDA


Sam Laing 

Hey guys I'm Sam, a mum of 3 & Nana to 1. After a few life changing events took place I became mostly housebound. Around late 2019 I decided to do something creative with my time.

I've always been creative, but it was papercraft for a year or so and then I became totally amazed with Mixed Media. I started sharing my makes on social media, which I was so petrified about...but I took that leap & within a month or so I was asked to be on my first Design team. Amazing! Felt amazing.

But nothing at all felt better than when Lynette asked me to be on her team! Dream come true! Her mediums & designs are always creative & stunning. Mixed media is so much easier with Pretty Gets Gritty products. I can't wait for future releases. 

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/samantha.j.laing

Instagram- https://instagram.com/samantha.j.laing?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= 

YouTube- https://youtube.com/channel/UCZgYjIvKsTowo4NrINOmGfg


Meloney Lewis 

Hi, my name is Mel and I live in Cornwall with 2 of my 3 children and my eldest doesn't live that far away and is now a mom to a beautiful little girl.

I was taught how to knit, cross stitch and tried to learn crocheting by my grandmother and my grandfather encouraged my drawing and colouring. Both of them have been a huge influence on my life.

We moved to Cornwall when I was 7 and my parents bought a small holding. So it was long hours and hard graft. That's where I got my determination, stubbornness and my work ethos from. 

My life changed completely when I had my youngest. She was a premmy, very small and it took every minute of everyday to help her progress. She is my little miracle.

Then another life changing event happened and I got very sick just as she was starting full time school. 3 years on I started getting a little better, found my love of creating again and found my love of mixed media and Lynette.

I applied for the DT in September of 2020 and I must be doing something right as I'm still here x

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/meloney.lewis 

Instagram- https://instagram.com/meloneylewis?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=