Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Diary of a Cardmaker


Nothing new made so far this week :O(( I have been having a really bad time with my pain and I am trying to rest...which is really annoying cos I have so many ideas floating about my head at the moment...and you can bet when I do feel up to getting inky and messy that the Crafters Block will return!!

So why am I posting if I have nowt to show then? Well, last November a lady called Katriel Costello emailed me asking if I would be interested in doing a Reader Story in the Cardmaking & PaperCraft magazine. She had seen my Blog and was interested to know how Blogging had changed my life.

I am usually a little bit shy (yes!! I am really!!! I know you don't believe me, but I am !! ) Anyways, I decided to go for it, after some encouragement from Grim, Andrea and Linda.

So this week, the magazine has hit the shelves and there is my story. For a start, it is a lot more indepth that I expected, there are some lovely pics of cards I have made, it is so exciting to see your own work there in print!! But, the main piccie of me...well, all I will say is that it was a great party and the Pina Colada's went down a treat!! The sunburn is courtesy of the mini heatwave in Cornwall a couple of years ago, I am a fair English Rose (don't laugh!!!) and me and the sun really have not got the best relationship!! The little extra's in my hair were courtesy of the Pina Colada's, namely, cocktail umbrella's and plastic monkeys!! Best of all, there is a photo of the Blog page and there is my little fur-baby Alfie!! Aw, he is famous at last :O))

Also in the magazine is an article about a friend, Amanda, who has become a Stamping Up! demonstrator. This is well worth reading peeps and I would like to say Congrats to Amanda too.

Thanks for looking and if you have visited my Blog as a result of reading the article, I would love you to post here to tell me what you think!!

Hels x


Andrea said...

Hels I picked up the mag yesterday and am very very proud to say thats my friend in a magazine, the article is brilliant and you look just great even if a little sunburnt, that smile is all yours. also saw Amandas and well done to you both, they have done a great write up and you should feel proud on how far you have come with your crafting, you are very talented xx

Hels said...

Aw thanks Andrea, I need a hanky now hun xx

lesleyanne said...

well done Hels
picked up the mag yesterday
you should be very proud of
lesley x

jami said...

That is so great! I'm going to go right out and get that mag. I can't wait to read it.

** Shaz ** said...

not got my copy yet but it looks great...i'm very proud of you too you are a very talented and caring lady congratultions to you xxxxxxx

Lydia said...

Well done Hels...a great write up...and doubly fab value as my Stampin' Up! Mum, Amanda is in there too ^.^
Congrats to both x

Hels said...

:O)) Thanks everyone xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Well I am here for my daily visit - I still have n't managed to get a copy of the mag yet :0((. It looks good from here though hun .... WOO HOO published XXXXXXXXXXXXX Congratulations XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Ink Stained Roni said...

Awww that's great Hels! Congrats sweetie :) Looks like a lovely article!

Denise said...

Congrats Helen,bought the mag the other day and there you were ! A great article and well deserved -you are very talented xx- and nice to see Amanda too !

Joy said...

I'm hoping to get the magazine this afternoon when I go to town. Hope I can get it xxx

Ann said...

Always knew you'd be famous Mrs!!! I HAVE to get my copy today before they sell out!!! Well done - you deserve it & it's great recognition of your talent!!! xxx

Lesley said...

Well done Helen, it looks great to see you in print! xxx

Sequin Bead said...

Hello hels! I boght the magazine just a couple of days ago and, just reached to reading yourarticle today, while sat in the warm sun!
I was very intruiged with your article and found it vey interesting. I was delighted to read your enjoyment incardmaking and learning a little bit about you.
I have a blog myself, stemming from signing up on the crafts beautiful forum!
The team at C & P have done an excellent job of your write up and the cards look brill! You must be so proud of yourself! A very talented lady you are. Look forward to seeing more of your work thru your blog!
I hope you do not mind but, i have added you as a blog link on my blog! for I just love your style and love your blog too! if you wish me to tae it off please just say!

best wishes
natalie wallace

Simone said...

Hello! I found you through the magazine article and I am glad I did. I look forward to popping by regularly!

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