Saturday, 4 May 2013

I'm celebrating!

Hello!

Some of you will have already seen me jumping up and down and screaming all over Facebook, and some of you may have missed the news. I'll shout it here, too! This morning I received my very first ever acceptance email for publication of one of my cards! Yippeeeee!!!

I'll calm down now, and show you the actual reason for this post. I made a card.
I used PTI The Sweet Life and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday. Colours are Black and SU! Raspberry Ripple. I used watercolour paper for the front panel.

There were three inspirations for this card. Firstly, I saw Marion's Vagg's cards this morning, and was totally in awe. My card is a little different from hers, but I was definitely inspired by the watercolouring.

Secondly, I've been pondering the CASE Study #139 inspiration for a couple of days. This month our muse is Maile Belles. I'm seriously swooning! I LOVE Maile!! From Maile's card I took the layout, although I changed the orientation) and the flower theme. I may give this particular CASE study challenge one more go, because I would actually like to do more of a COPY of this card (Shhhh! I'll call it CASEing, if I do it, LOL!).
My colours I took from The Play Date Cafe Challenge #180.
Thanks for coming by to visit!

Michelle
xxx

25 comments:

Michelle Lupton said...

OMG, Michelle!! I'm so happy for you - I know how excited I would be to get a publication acceptance letter, so I know how excited you must be!! Yippee!! And I love your card - can't wait to see you in print!!

Lyndal said...

HUGE CONGRATS Michelle!!!
FABulously gorgeous CASE card too!

Susie Wittwer said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Michelle! I'm wanting to play along in those challenges, too.
Those acceptance emails from Susan O. are SOOOOO exciting aren't they???
Congrats!

Lynn said...

Michelle, I'm so happy for you! Fabulous news and I'm sure it will be the first of many cards published! Your work is amazing!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh! Congratulations! That's fantastic news! I love seeing my friends' names in print! Can't wait! Love today's card, too - the depth of colour on those roses is amazing!

Kara said...

congratulations...can't wait to see the card in print!! love this birthday card too!

Brandi said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the bright, vibrant colors! Congrats on the publication!!!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous work Michelle~and congrats on your acceptance email. AWESOME news! ;)

Deanna Dean said...

Michelle, this is amazing! I love these flowers!

Kim S said...

Congratulations!!! So well deserved!!

Your card is truly stunning - I love the dimension in the flowers and the simple black "greenery" frames them beautifully!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card, dearie!!! So so so so so so HAPPY for you on your happy e-mail news!!! Yayness.....and more to come!!!! Woot Woot!!!

carefree creations said...

That is Awesome, Michelle! Congratulations!! I love your - I'm so glad so many more folks will have a chance to appreciate it now!

Love this card you posted today. It is beautiful. I love the subtle texture from the watercolor paper; and your color scheme is stunning.

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations again Michelle! This is big. Your card is beautiful and you captured the CASE perfectly! LOVE it.

Jenny said...

Woo Hoo for you Michelle, no wonder your shouting from the tree tops :0)
Now I must tell you how beautiful this card is, the watercoloured roses and crisp leaves are a mesmerising contrast.... Thinking this will be in the winners post :0)
Jenny x

Lesley said...

Gorgeous!

Cathy Weber said...

Congratulations! You must have been so excited...your card today is beautiful, love those perfectly stamped flowers and the fact you used watercolor paper...beautiful texture.

E.T. said...

OMG OMG what a gorgeous beauty!! I am in love with this! Most prolly a winner :)

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your good news. That's just wonderful, and totally deserved. And, your card for today--total love.

Larissa Heskett said...

CONGRATS!! This is such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

StephC said...

Congratulations Michelle! What fabulous news! This card is absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs!
Steph

Tasnim said...

Oh my! This card is so SO BEAutiful!! Those roses look absolutely amazing! did spray water on them before stamping by any chance? Love this card very much!

samantha's cards said...

simply stunning!

Rachel W K said...

beyond beautiful card!!! and CONGRATULATIONS!!! what an exciting moment :)
Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Maureen said...

congrats on the publication! It is so fun to see your name and card in print :) Enjoy! This is just a stunning card! LOVE the colours you used on the flower...I'll have to try that one! THanks for playing with us over on CASE Study :)

Wida said...

Everything about this card is stunning...right down to the black strip on the side