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by Julie Brooks

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Easter cards in the bag ... on to the next project!

Good evening everyone

Well, we went to the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC and had quite a successful time of it. I managed to get my hands on one of the new Fiskars Squeeze Punches - the small scalloped heart. I'd seen it featured on Kath Stewart's blog a little while ago and thought it would be a very useful and versatile punch to have, and so on Friday that was one of the first stands I went to! I've used it on a little project today - another of my mini books. I've used it as a heart today but will definitely be using it to produce flowers and various other decorative things in the coming months, and of course it will be fab to use next Valentine's!

I also learnt about new ways to use embossing powders at the WOW! stand and can't wait to give them a go!

So, I got my Easter cards finished, have a few in the lovely shop where I exhibit and sell my work and have also achieved a sale to my longstanding customer who started buying my cards two years ago, so I'm really pleased. The run up to Mother's Day was pretty good for me at the shop so I'm hoping I might achieve a few sales in the run up to Easter too, but of course there are no guarantees in this life.

Next on the agenda? A new range of cards for lots of different occasions, I have some altered art projects to get underway and a few ideas to play with for expanding my product range. Watch this space!

All for now,
love from me xx