I'm back from my couple of days away. The weather was ...changeable!
Nonetheless had a brilliant time and I'm sorting my photos to post on my blog very soon -
thank you so much for all your kind comments.
Back to today...something different and exciting to share ...first of all, hope you don't mind -
just a little bit of me waffling/explaining things first..
Before I embarked on craft 24/7 I had another passion and that was...writing.
For a number of years I tried my hand at short stories, novels and poetry.
My writing adventure had some wonderful high points and one of them was winning
The National Ford Fiesta Short Story Writing Competition - (amazingly the internet link still exists!)
To be the winner was wonderful but what was also thrilling was the fact it was in conjunction with the hugely successful writer, Carole Matthews. I first met Carole approximately 15 years ago.
Carole is one very talented, lovely lady - her books are romantic, uplifting and funny and I'm a huge fan!
So, when Carole mentioned she was running a design a handbag competition to celebrate the publication of
her book Summer Daydreams, I was very happy to join in.
Let me explain how this competition works and how us crafty people can get involved.
Simply create a design that measures16cm x 16cm, you can use mixed media, photography, illustration, pattern - it just has to be your design.
Helen Rochfort, the inspiration behind Carole's book will be judging the entries and the lucky winner will have their design made into a handbag!
There are also three runner up prizes of signed copies of Carole's book.
This is one of Helen's bags...you can guess why I love it!
There are lots more details to read about this brilliant competition - there are links and handy hints too, all can be viewed from Carole's website here.
Helen Rochfort has done a You Tube video too. Grab a cup of tea and biscuit.
Have fun creating, the fact that mixed media entries are accepted is brilliant news for us crafters!
Best of luck to all that enter.
Take care friends.