Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm so excited

yes, I have that Friday feeling. Sadly not because I have a work free weekend as I actually have an extra work filled weekend, but because I am featured in TWO magazines that hit the shops this week. They are sister publications - Creativity and Creativity Life - but it is something I never thought would happen.

To be honest I still judge myself wanting compared to all the other talented people in there. Not false modesty, I really don't think I am as good as most of the scrappers in Creativity Life or the other crafters in Creativity. But I still feel honoured to have been asked to be "Guest Designer" for Creativity Life this time round. The mags are ones you buy in craft shops rather than other shops and feature products that Docrafts promote and sell through their website. There are some fantastic freebies on the covers so I think the mags are worth it for those alone. And I was even more excited when I realised that one of my cards is featured on the front of Creativity this month. I've never been on the front of a magazine before. Not sure I ever will be again so I am going to milk the moment.
See that card with the embroidery on? I made that I did. It uses the new stitch templates and some fab glittery papers and stickers by Doodlebug that are made for Easter.

Right I shall calm down now... actually I am still excited as it is Daring Cardmakers day and Vanessa gave us a brilliant challenge.

All things Circular!

This week, the title says it all - I want to see lots of circles, you can decide how you use them, whether it be the shape of your card or how you display circular elements within the design and thats it, nice and simple (I hope :-)).

Now I actually did something sensible with this card (I know, I can't beleive it either)
I cut down a square card so that it will still fit into a regular envelope despite having an off the edge look. There are quite a few circles on this card. The inspiration was the wonderful die cut K and Co Amy Butler butterfly which flew to my house yesterday from here, to go with the matching papers already sent. The Tea Box papers are just amazing, most of them have some sparkle or dimension and are double sided. I used a glittery/striped paper here. I added circles of glitter with a glue pen to the striped paper. The grey circles are cut with nesties and one embossed with swiss dots the other dotted with pearly stuff. I added my favourite ribbon of the moment (and that green seems to go with everything just now!), a printed sentiment and some circular brads. Oh and the ubiquitous threaded water bottom to finish it off. Yes, there wasn't much of the original card left after I hacked it to pieces!

I'm also excited because on Sunday one of my churches receives an Eco Congregation award - the first church in our borough to get one and it is a big deal for us.


Tip Top said...

Who-hooooo! I'll be buying the mags and will boast that I know you! And will do my best to do the DCM challenge this week!

Nickynoo said...

Well done you!! I picked up a copy of CL this morning and all your LO's measure up extremely well, don't be so hard on yourself xx

Kate said...

Congrats, will be getting the mags next week (if my little craft trip goes according to plan) and I too will tell everyone I know you!!

Your work is lovely and of course worthy of being featured.

Congrats on the church award too.

Kathy said...

wow Lythan - that's fantastic - HUGE congrats on getting more stuff published - and Guest Designer - well, that is soooo well deserved, so let's hear no more about you not being as good as the others - what nonsense you speak!

Love the DVM card too

CLARE said...

Congrats on getting published Lythan - well deserved. Great DCM card, I will pop over there in a minute and check it out

Hazel said...

Huge congrats for the mag articles - and wow! a front cover gal! As usual, your card for DCM is stunning. x

Maria Matter said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the design!
And congrats on the publications, it must be so exciting to see your creations in print!!!
Blessings, Maria

Anice said...

Love your dare card..but then I always love everything that you create. I am so proud of you for being a cover girl.. you deserve everything that comes your are crafty marvel!!
Anice xx

Anonymous said...

WOW - brilliant Lythan!! Well done on being published - I'll be popping out for the mag!

Love your card - fabulous! :)


Mira said...

This is really beautiful :)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Way to go Lythan!! Well done - will have to keep an eye out for them. Smashing card too!

Carol Ann said...

Congratulations you! must be exciting to be on the front page too :) x

Jo said...

Your cards in the magazine are fantastic :) (but then so are all your cards :))

love your DCM card.

jo xx

Carol said...

Big congrats on the magazine work...front cover eh! :)
Your cards are gorgeous, you always mix colours that i would never even think to put together! Brilliant :)

Carol x

Helen said...

Fab card - love the shape!
Helen x

Kath Stewart said...

woo.hooo Lythan...and on the front cover....way to go gal..
Hugs kath xxxxx

Juhi said...

Hi Lythan, your dare card is lovely, I love the colors used, never thought grey and green go so well together. Thanks for appreciating my "circles" card, it means a lot coming from like you!