Saturday, April 21, 2012

Paper Crafts Magazine Publication and a Walk

Well after a little bump on the posting road, I’m back after a two week break!

I’m in the middle of making a lot of cards for a friend and as I’m definitely not a speedy card maker I don’t have a card I made recently to show, instead I have one I made way back in November, which was published in the May/June issue of Paper Crafts magazine.

One of the sections in the magazine is Found Objects for Mother’s Day. So we had to make a gift using found treasure as well as a matching card. Oh I had so much fun rummaging around looking for some hidden treasures! I made a brooch and card using some beads from a broken necklace, a piece of silk a friend had given me and my favourite bit - some fabric which my mum had hand dyed.

Happy Mother's Day
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Silhouette Grass & Celebrate Everyday

I was so thrilled to have had this project and also one for Father’s Day published in this issue. It really meant so much to me as when I was making my projects, I constantly had my dear mum and dad in mind and included what they love\loved and things that make me think of them.

Below are a few photos from a walk we did a couple of weeks ago up the Sugar Loaf Mountain. I love the walk and the views are spectacular (much better than the photos I took!) and it only takes 30 minutes to get to the top.

Setting out

At the top looking towards Wicklow Head

View of the Wicklow Mountains

View towards Killiney and Bray Head

Well I better get back to making those cards! Hope you all have a great weekend:)


Suzanne C said...

Congrats on your pub! What a touching story of your mum and the bits you used on your card and brooch. Lovely projects.

Lin said...

So glad you're back, Heather - I missed you! YAY for TWO cards being published - not surprised at all, as you have your own wonderful style when you include something with fabric! So pleased for you!

Barb said...

I remember looking through this issue when it arrived and I was so happy to see your cards in there! LOVE when you use fabric, Heather, and that flower is just stunning! Congrats to you - and thanks for sharing these beautiful photos too! Glad you're back - I've been missing you! :)

Rachel W K said...

congratulations!!! i saw your name in the magazine.. i get so excited when a fellow blogger gets published!

-rachel w k

Isha said...

Congrats Heather. I've seen this card in the magazine and it looks beautiful. You and fabric on cards is like made for each other...

Dawn said...

was thrilled to see your work in Papercrafts mag. I felt like saying "my friend" did this! It's great seeing names I know in the mag. Loved this one and the other one too. Awesome work Heather!

Maureen Morton said...

As you already know, Heather, when I saw your published with these glorious creations, I squealed out loud. I love the stories behind these, also - so full of love! Your talents are beyond beyond......too much! Glad you took a break and love the pix of your beautiful country. Hugs!

Deirdre said...

Love seeing your work published - was squealing when I opened my copy of PC and saw your creations - Congrats again. Love your photos too - looks like you got a great day for your walk. Torrential rain here at the moment... it's November right!!! Who would think it is April, coz it's FREEZING down here in the South at the moment!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such fun to see your name in print, Heather, along with your beautiful cards! So proud of you!! Love the photos of your hike too!

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos Heather-Maria! I really love those beautiful flowers you made, your card is totally outstanding!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi Heather! Loved reading about your cards, that is so sweet! And how cool that your mum hand dyed the fabric? Truly special.

Love your photos from the walk too!

Big big hugs! xo

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