I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and at least we didn't have so much rain well we didn't in Hertfordshire how about you?
I want to thank all you lovely ladies for such kind words with the loss I had last week etc, You are all such lovely and amazing people and I am inspired as much by you guys as you are with me so blessings to you all. Also welcome to the couple of new ladies that joined this week too, If you are new please try and pop back after you leave a comment on a blog post as I always try to answer you as I like to get to know you all asw well as you knowing me.
I have the winners numbers drawn with Random.org as usual for my card give away Friday , I have also left comments on the posts from Friday so you know who you are as I have several ladies with the same names so it would get confusing, if you check back on your comments from the twofer post you will see I left you my email address to send your addy to, then I can post you your cards out.
The numbers that were chosen were.
Ladies as always if you send me your addresses to my email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org I will then get your cards out to you.
Today's card is the one I used for my first demo on my show and I repeated it with pinks and purples on the show which was sent to one lucky lady already so I have the green/orange version still unblogged so I thought I'd show you that one today.
Here is a close up on the butterflies which I simply adore.
I had lots of my teams on C&C this weekend all with shows , there was Visible Image on Saturday and Craftwork cards on Sat and Sunday and also our lovely Sue on the tool shed Sunday with lots of Just Rite goodies and they were so good to relax back with my tea and the neighbours kitty on my lap (I have been adopted) I needed a proper rest and certainly feel refreshed after that.
I was so Pleased for Mark and Helen from Visible Image too as It takes a very long time for them to prepare enough stock for large shows like C&C as Helen writes all the beautiful verses and markets and packs all the stamps etc, and Mark designs and makes,plus hand cuts all the stamps too, I am so proud to say I work with a true family team. Helen was very emotional when her verses became limited within the first show, She writes beautifully and is very humble.So a huge well done to them.
I have another little thing I am going to add to the blog as a few of you sometimes like to share your cards inspired by what I have done on air or on the blog and email them to me for a look so I thought how lovely would it be as you are all very supportive of me and my work if I showed cards inspired by something I did on here so today I have the first card that I have permission to show from a lovely lovely lady you see posting her comments to me regularly on here and has become a very special lady to me. I will be calling this section Inspired By. I hope to have a regular day each week but it depends how many get sent to me of course.
So today is the turn on Inspired by, for Patricia Howarth who made her husband a birthday card with Visible Image stamps after seeing a card I made for my weekly Design team post that week, she did a fabulous job and I love it so here it is.
By Patricia Howarth
Didn't she do a great job, Please let her know what you all think as I am sure you will agree with me and join in to congratulate what a lovely job she did.
This was my card that she was Inspired by.
So if anyone else would like to see their cards here on my blog then feel free to email me a picture with a little email telling me what item or card inspired you and that you are happy for it to go on the blog and I will do that for you. I love seeing your work but I like to think of ways to thank you as you always visit me and I appreciate all of your comments no matter how small.
As you all know I also draw stamp designs for a couple of companies and this week I was proud to say I received from Heartfelt Creations the manufactured stamp piece I drew for their April launch so I cant show it to you yet but I will as soon as I can. Over the moon is a total understatement when you have the actual stamp for others to use in your hand. WOW.
Have a great day everyone and I look forward to reading your comments later.
Big hugs to you all