Monday, 31 January 2011

Publication Week!

So I thought I'd share some of my recently published cards this week.  I have so enjoyed seeing my cards in print.  I encourage all of you to submit!  Believe me, it took AGES before one of my cards was accepted.  Months and months of rejection.  I was determined not to give up, even though it felt a bit demoralising every month when nothing was chosen.  But seriously, ignore this feeling.  And go on submitting - it's definitely worth the time!  And it's SO exciting when your card gets chosen and you receive that happy email...
So here's a Valentine's card that I had published in Paper Crafts January/February magazine.  I have another card in there too...
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If you've never checked it out, click HERE to see their current publication calls.  There's a FAB one on right now for Stamp It! Cards 8.
I hope I've persuaded you to have a go.  Who knows what might happen :)
I've not given any tips, as, to be honest, I am still a newbie.  But Dawn McVey's page HERE is great.  She rocks! Or email me if you like.
See you tomorrow.
Supplies

23 comments:

AGohl said...

Gorgeous card!!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card and great post! :) Sending you an email. ;)

Marisa said...

This is adorable!! Congrats on the publication :)

Linda McClain said...

Well I said this would be the year I try. You're post was so encouraging. Thanks for the push. Oh and your card is amazing.

Kelly said...

congrats! the card is amazing!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! You're talent is phenomenal! Maybe I'll finally get the courage to submit something one of these days. :) Oh...and congrats on the recent publication!

Sandra said...

what a beautiful, beautiful card

Lin said...

Congratulations, Lucy - I do love this one! I can only imagine what a thrill it must be to see your card in print!!

Tessan said...

wow, this a really beautiful card, love the hearts, polkadots. Thank you so much for your tips, I think I´ll give it a go(If I dare) Congrats to the publication.

Barb said...

When I first got my magazine, I was paging through and saw your cards, Lucy. I ran over to my hubby and said, "I know her!" It's exciting for us to see someone's card in print that we "know," I can just imagine what it's like for you! So exciting! Love the charming, glossy hearts!

Patrice said...

Wonderful!

jimlynn said...

So pretty - and I can see why it was published!
Lynn

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful card, and it is with that type of encouragement that people need in order to keep trying to submit, I think without that type of encouragement from a fellow crafter, no one would be willing to continue. I gave up a while back but am back into it again, and I'm glad I did.

Carla Murphy said...

That is so exciting - congrats! And well deserved. Beautiful card.

Tanya said...

Congrats! This is gorgeous!

Andrea M said...

Absolutely stunning card!!!! Congrats on the publication!

Deirdre said...

Adore this Lucy, congrats.

cheryl l. said...

I do love your cards, Miss Lucy, and this is a GREAT one! One of these days, I'll try sewing on cards.

Sharon D from Canada said...

Your card is so pretty, Lucy! Love the shine on the sweet heart flowers!

Studio M by Marian said...

Your such a inspiration. Your card is a beauty just like you. Congrats on the publication, I must go for it too!.

xo, Marian Garcia
www.StudiomByMarian.blogspot.com

mschiddy said...

Congratulations on the publications! Thanks for the encouragement, too. Your card is beautiful!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi lucy

Its a lovely card - you must be sooo pleased to be in print. Can't believe it took ages for you to get accepted and published your cards are always stunning.

Take care

Tina

Alice Wertz said...

you rock the hybrids, Lucy! this is sooooooo pretty and sweet. love the vintage/distressed look! mmm.... very hesitant about submitting. if it took ages for you to get published, i may have to wait until next century... =) will give it a try! thanks for the encouragement and congrats on the pub!!