Dreams do come true

I can't believe how things can change - this time last year I was just starting a term on a design team for a card making company. I'd never been in a team before so it was all very new and very exciting.
Then after christmas I was asked to be on the design team for A Trip Down memory Lane - to say I was chuffed to be asked is an understatement- and so far I have contributed to their gallery each month and also taught a class at the retreat in October.
Now things have moved on a bit more for me - I was asked to be on a team for a company called Aspire Crafts - who manufacture card making products and have made quite a few samples for them.
And now for the exciting bit .......
Tomorrow I will be making my first ever live appearance on Create and Craft TV with their new collection called 'Thoughts of Spring '
I will be on at 10. am
2 pm
And 7 p.m
So you see after all these Years of watching people doing their thing on tv it's my turn ---- eeeeek
I'm very excited, very nervous, buzzing, and wishing my mum and dad were here to share it with me

So if you are at a loose end tomorrow ( 4 days before Christmas ! )  and fancy seeing a gorgeous new fresh collection -I'll be there on your telly with it !


I'm not ready...

As usual time is creeping up on me again. Every year I make a decision to be making my cards early and aim to get them finished and out by the first of December ...
Yep you've guessed it, I haven't made any yet !
BUT i have been a very lucky girl and had a wonderful trip away to Bavaria last weekend just like last year where we visited the Neuschwanstein Castle again.
I was so hoping that it would be snowy again like last year,but wasn't holding out too much hope,but when we arrived it seemed that it was actually more snowy!
I won't bore you with too many photos  'cos I did that last year but it really is so pretty.
We took a horse and carriage up the mountain to the top as there were no buses running - and it really is more fun in the carriage.

When we got to the top - there was the same overpowering eerieness - with the mist and the cold and the castle on its own holding all it's secrets... although there were lots of people around it still had an amazing presence- maybe because of the snow and weird mist...
One minute the sky was blue,then suddenly a mist descended
So- no I'm not ready for that day yet,
but you know what,I'm going with the flow- it will all come together in the end... ( she says hoping ).
I will be Journalling my December Daily - a good mix of the two I hope... turkey is ordered.
I taught a class yesterday at our monthly crop which I'll blog about  soona nd I really will get down to those cards very soon!
Are you ready ???


Crafting Musketeers Challenge Eight

December already - and nearly Christmas. Where does this time go?
It's time for another challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog and with the fact that it's getting nearer I thought I would make a festive card this month. The theme is 'Layerit Up' and for my card I have used one of my favourite ranges - Graphic45 Nutcracker

The sponsor this month is the wonderful Hunkydory   who  have donated a gorgeous prize
Looks good doesn't it ?
Hope you can pop over and have a look at some of the great  inspiration from the expanded Design Team.
Have a go - you know you want to !!