Well, not on the table rather they are in a magazine, but 'the cards are in the magazine' didn't have the same ring to it as my chosen post title and there is a reason for the title. In October 2011 the Popular Crafts magazine featured my Blog in one of the regular blog reviews. As I am sure you read in the post when I mentioned this, I was very pleased and excited to see my Blog 'in print'. Shortly after the magazine was published, Katherine Jewitt (the Editor) contacted me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing a card-making kit. Even better was that the version recommended for me to 'test drive' was about cats! A double whammy and as you can imagine I said yes very quickly.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was very, very pleased when I had completed the project - particularly as we had a few hiccups with the Wifi in the apartment and I had visions of whizzing around Malta try to find an Internet cafe from which to send my final pictures. The magazine is due out at the end of this week and apart from my review it is packed with lots of other great projects and articles, and I am really honoured to be in such great crafting company. I really recommend you buy a copy of the magazine and once it has been published, I will put a couple of pics in my next blog - have you ever seen red, orange, green, yellow and blue cats? Well, you are in for a treat.
One of the areas I want to move into are card-making workshops and I prepared some handouts which I distributed at events prior to Christmas. I have two people who want to sign up but really will need more to make it worth while and enjoyable for everyone involved. If you know of anyone who wants to spend a fun couple of hours creating cards in or around the Guildford area, please ask them to get in touch with me. With Valentine's Day and Mother's Day fast approaching, now is a good time to start making cards. I hope to have a Stampin Up demonstrator taking part as well.
Handmade Monday this week as it is a great way to find out what other crafters are doing, so why not join me in checking out the other contributors' blogs and read what they have been up to during last week. Believe me, you will see some pretty amazing work and read some great posts.
Have a great week - I will be back on Wednesday.