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Monday, 10 November 2014

First card published

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are off to a good start to the week.

 As you know I Guest Design for the Papernest Dolls from time to time and I'm doing a little happy dance here as I have had my first card published in a magazine.

This is the published card.

Not only did I receive this news today, but Phil and I are celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and OMG has he spoilt me. He bought me the Kit and Clowder Distress Ink tutorial, paper, inks, and brushes, which is what I asked for, for Christmas, on top of that he sent me a huge bouquet of flowers. 

Now as you know I hate making male cards, so I made him a pop up box, which you may think is rather girly, however there is some meaning to it. Apologies for the photo, but it was taken very quickly in the kitchen.

Ahh bless we look so young. 

I've made a little bouquet and added feathers and roses as this is what I had in my bouquet and the pearls represent 30 years. Hope you like it.

Well that's it from me today.

Take care and thank you for popping in.



  1. Hi Gina.
    Congratulations on your first publication. Such a beautiful card and so well deserved.
    Huge congratulations to you and Phil on your 30th wedding anniversary. How wonderful. Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations with the amazing presents Phil bought you.
    The pop up box is stunning. I hope you have many more happy years together.
    Hugs, Donna x

  2. Congratulations on being published Gina, it must be a great feeling to see your card in print.
    Love your anniversary pop up box, it looks beautiful.
    Happy Anniversary to you both!

  3. Happy 30th Anniversary Gina and hubby ! Congratulations on your first publication...what a worthy accomplishment in this industry!!! Your hubby sure does know how to spoil you!

  4. Congratulations on all your New Goodies for your Anniversary. Happy Big Anniversary to You and Phil and Congrats on being Published. Such a Great day for you. Ooops and I loooooove your Card a Top Idea.

  5. Congrats on the magazine Gina, it's a wonderful card. And Happy Anniversary, 30rears is a wonderful achievement, I'll make that next year, Wishing you many more to come, Have a wonderful day
    Hugs Julie P

  6. What a lovely post Gina, well done on the publication of your gorgeous card/ Happy Anniversary to you both and love the pop up box with your pretty photo. Have a lovely day x Susan x

  7. Firstly HUGE congratulations! Well done you and so well deserved! (HUG). Secondly, oh my what a lovely card, thirdly, congratulations on your Pearl Wedding Anniversary. You deserve to be spoilt, it is a special day. We had ours 3 years ago, it is a day to remember. And finally, I love love love your pop up box. BRILLIANT! It sounds like you had a really special day too. Judy x

  8. Many congratulations Gina on your publication and on you Anniversary. Its amazing how quickly the years pass.

  9. huge congrats on your publication and your anniversary - hope you had a wonderful time!
    Kim x