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by Julie Brooks

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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Exciting times!

Hi folks!

Hope you're all having a great weekend.

Well, more exciting news from me today. No sooner had I posted yesterday about the response to one of my card designs from Wow! Embossing Powders than I received the most exciting news I've had in a long, long time .... I've been appointed as a member of the Design Team for Craftwork Cards! I am thrilled and so excited, and tears of joy were shed, I can tell you! This will be my first time as a Design Team member for anyone so I am even more delighted that it should be with my favourite craft company in the whole World! I also have to confess to being somewhat of a fan of Julie Hickey's, as it was her books which inspired me to begin my own card making/paper crafting journey in November 2009 - it seems so long ago now!

So, after all the euphoria of such exciting news it's a wonder I've been able to apply myself to anything today! But I did manage to sit down and concentrate for long enough to have a go, in my own way, at making a gift bag out of a card, which was based on the April tutorial for the Craftwork Cards Privilege Club. I decided to do it slightly differently though, in that I used a 6 inch card instead of an 8 inch card, and so made a somewhat dinkier little bag, but which will still hold a reasonable sized special gift for someone. I also made a matching gift tag.

 The Craftwork Cards Metallique paper range is fab and worked really well on here.

Matching gift tag

The butterfly is stamped using Craftwork Cards Butterflies & Blooms stamps, VersaMagic Chalk Ink and Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue

This butterfly is made again using the Craftwork Cards Butterflies & Blooms stamp set, but this time I used VersaMark Watermark Ink and a holographic glitter embossing powder.

Bag and tag together

I used another stamped and glittered butterfly on the tag, to tie in with the bag.

Oh, and the ink I used around the edges is Shaded Lilac from the new Spring Trio of Distress Inks by Tim Holtz. I love the colour and it worked really well with the blue Metallique paper.

So, that was my little project today and I already know who will be the lucky recipient ... a friend of ours is expecting a baby, which is due very soon now, so when he or she decides to make their debut into the World we will be sure to find something very special to go in this little bag.

Back soon.
Take care,
love from me xx