Saturday, 13 July 2013

Making Cards. Blooms in Abundance/Heartfelt Creations Competition time.

Hello to all the lovely blogland folks.

Well as you all can see by the front cover tucked neatly over there  (can you see where I am pointing) no? over on the right hand side and below ( I look like a traffic controller) you can see the front cover to Making cards magazine promo for the August edition 2013.

It took all my will power not to  buy all the 4 copies WH Smith had to offer and in the end I still bought two, one to show and one to keep shiny and new.

When I was told by the lovely Joanne Garwell from Making Cards that My cards may be able to feature in Making Cards I was so extremely happy and have been excited to see it for a while now but never in a million dreams did I think I would get the front cover. Ecstatic isn't the word for it my friends, I am extremely happy.

 As most of you no I am hoping and working hard for a career in this industry as I am very passionate about it, so I'd like to encourage you to have a look at the cover or if you live near somewhere you can see a copy with the 2 page feature please do have a look then pop back here and leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Of course you will also see lots of cards made by my friends and also there are several competitions and different offers in the publication along with gorgeous free quality papers in the middle to pull out.

 August 2013 Edition.

Right over on Heartfelt Creations at the moment is the stunning new collection called Burst of Splendor and believe me it is gorgeous, and a joy to play with. They have a new launch worth around $150 Dollars every month when the new collections are out and all you need to do is comment on the collection to be in the competition. 
 Here was my box which you can see if you scroll
through the DT items on the Heartfelt Blog.

The official chat on the blog from our lovely Emma Lou Beechy, the creative director goes like this:
"This collection includes a Classic Leaf die that is the perfect botanical addition for every project you create. The Open, Classic and Bold Leaf stamps create depth and variety to your crafty projects. Pick up the Dahlia Cluster, Dahlia Bouquet and Blooming Dahlia stamps to create a stunning floral masterpiece. These background, accent and corner stamps will add a delightful classic touch to every project you create.The Burst of Splendor paper pack is loaded with saturated greens and purples and sprinkled with colourful dahlias and clusters of wildflowers. White and orange dahlias pop out from purple border, bouquet adorned pages. Olive green eggshell patterns, ornate octagons, and wildflower-laden iron gates are splashed with saturated beige's and roasted browns. Brightly coloured tags and journaling blocks complement the climbing ivies and plum hues. This paper pack will make your project even more eye-catching.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by July 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00."

So If you live in America and even if you do not, go and enter and the name drawn after July 16th will win the amazing collection That is extremely generous of them and they do it every month. WOW hey!
 Here is the box open so you can see the lacework more clearly.

And of course a close up of the Dahlia here on the box corner to show how I cut into the flower with a craft knife and pushed up the petal from behind to give it a more raised appearance, just like a flower growing in nature would, more natural I believe.

Ok guys I have more tomorrow 
encourage your friends to come by and join if possible and
please leave any comments below, I love to hear from you all.

Crafty  hugs




  1. Hiya I'm a long time fan of your work and I think it's amazing that you've got into this magazine. This will be a stepping stone on to you moving on to much bigger and better things. I'm really proud of you, keep up the good work!

    Z xxxx

  2. Well done for getting your work shown in the magazine. I know the elation you are feeling as I once had a card of mine shown in a magazine. Your box is fabulous. The detail is beautiful.
    Thanks for given the info on the competition. I will pop over and leave a comment if I am not too late.


  3. Congratulations!!!! YOur card is gorgeous!