1,000 followers!! Who would have thought it?! When I started my blog back in November 2008 I couldn't imagine that anyone would look at it. How would they find it? How would they even know it was there? But here we are 1,000 followers and 346 blog posts later! If you want to look at my first ever blog post you can find it here and you will see that the stuff I was doing back then was very different to what I am doing now. It's been an amazing 3 1/2 years .... blogging has opened up a whole new world and I have met and been inspired by some amazing artists out there in cyber-space. I have traded art with many of you ... ATCs, postcards, journal pages ... you name it, I've traded it!
Because I have also been able to share the art that I create I have been contacted by several magazine editors and had my art published in some fabulous publications including Craft Stamper UK, Scrap 365 UK, Somerset Art Journaling, Somerset Apprentice, Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio and Stampers Sampler. I am also fortunate to be on two great Design Teams - Dylusions and Stampotique. To say that this has been an honour is an understatement.
I am overwhelmed to have you all here visiting my blog and I am always very grateful for your comments and feedback. I read and appreciate all of your comments .. although sadly I don't always have time to return the visit :-((
To reach 1,000 followers feels like a huge milestone and I cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of achievement. Thank you all soooooo much. As my little way of saying thank you I am giving away the bundle in the photo above, and all you have to do is leave me a comment on THIS POST. I don't usually insist on rules for a blog give-away but as this is to celebrate followers I would like to thank my loyal followers, so please be a follower to enter this draw. In one week's time (Saturday 25th February) I will pick one lucky winner using random.org
EDIT: This give away has now finished.
Here's what you might win:
Office essentials date stamp - essential for all art journalers!
My fave circles stencil by Crafters Workshop (can't live without a circles stencil!)
A5 Moleskine Sketchbook (perfect for journaling)
Don't forget, you've got to be in it to win it, so leave me a comment below and feel free to share the details on blogs, facebook etc!
OK, onto other things .... This month I am delighted to have an article published in Scrap 365 (UK), the fabulous new scrapbooking magazine by Traplet publications (a sister publication to Craft Stamper). Although I am not technically a scrapbooker (way too messy LOL!) the boundaries between Scrapbooking and journaling are becoming a little blurred, there is definitely some overlap. I can't you show you the full article due to copyright but here are a couple of sneak peeks:
And finally, today I taught a class at Art from the Heart in Harrogate UK, all about art journal backgrounds to a lovely, (ALTHOUGH VERY MESSY!) group. Have a look at them all in action:
Gabrielle and Jolene in the foreground, getting deliciously messy!
Gill and Gill in action
These gorgeous backgrounds were created by Colleen
Thanks for a great day girls!
Byee for now.......