19 May 2010

Sharing this wonderful Hobby of ours...

Hello lovely people... As you know, I started cardmaking 2 years ago and blogging just over a year ago.  As I've been having such FUN, I wanted to share this wonderful hobby of ours with our local readership in South Africa.

I contacted a local craft magazine, Craftwise, twice and am still waiting for a response. Obviously this type of hobby/craft is not artistic enough for them or they just don't have any manners.  So... I tried another magazine and to my delight, they responded immediately indicating that they would be very interested for me to share my hobby with their readership... so 3 months later, an article was published in our local Ideas Magazine, which went on sale today!  Turn to page 10.

For my international friends, here is a copy of the cover of the mag and the article which was published.  I am hoping it will spark an interest amongst our local people.



It's midweek and almost weekend. Take care, thanks for popping around once again, hugs Sharon

21 comments:

Tertia said...

Congratulations on being published! Not easy in our country, unless you are really well known. Love the card that was published, I am going to go and hunt for the mag tomorrow.

ursula Uphof said...

Congratulations Sharon. My copy has n't arrived yet, so will hog my post box to get it. So pleased for you

Annika said...

Congratulations!!!! This is wonderful news!

Elaine said...

Congratulations! Well done and I'm so pleased that many others will get to see your beautiful creations.
Best wishes
Elaine xx

jimlynn said...

Oh, wow, Sharon, I'm VERY impressed!!! This is just wonderful news. You should be very proud of yourself.
Lynn

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How exciting for you and wonderful for their readers! I hope it will get you a lot of local recognition for your artistic talents! Congratulations!!

Jules said...

Hi Sharon

Well done on sticking with it and sharing your love of craft with others.

Your card looks lovely published.

Love Jules xx

P.S. The image on my card today (19.05.10) is a download from Pink Petticoat not a stamp.

RosesMarijke said...

Wat een geweldig goed idee van jou Sharon en gefeliciteerd met je publicatie...geweldig hoor!!

Wat leuk dat nu zo veel mensen onze mooie hobby kunnen zien!!

xxMarijke

paola said...

YAY!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING PUBLISHED!!! you go girl if at first you dont succeed try and try again. Good for you another feather in your cap. So happy for you
MWAH!
smiles
Paola

Patrice said...

Yay you, congratulations.

There is a 'beautiful blogger' award over on mine for you to collect :o)

Catherine said...

CONGRATULATIONS SWEETIE ! Oh I am so happy for you ! It's fab and all well deserved anyway ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how wonderful!
Congratulations on being published!
hugs
kim x

A Cards Delight said...

Sharon!! Congratulations g/f! I am so happy for you! You must be ecstatic!! Wow this is so awesome news!! And phooey on the first magazine.

The Wired Angel said...

Wow Sharon.. how fantastic is this!! Congrats to you. Great idea to put a little bug in their ear~ Hugs, Peggy

jenny said...

Great article Sharon and cute card! Congrats on being published and well done for spreading the word on how great crafting/blogging is :)

Jenny xx

Lins said...

Gefeliciteerd Sharon, je wordt al een hele beroemdheid...heel goed gedaan!

Groetjes,

Lins

Debbie Harris said...

Congrats on being published! I host a lot of swaps on the RSA group and send every swap to Craftwise who publish it. It is a pity that they did not respond to you. Have a fabulous day! xxx

Cariena said...

SHARON!!! you go girl!! i am so proud of you!!! for having the GUTS to mail them and push to be published!!!!! WELL WELL DONE!!!

chilli pip said...

Ten out of ten Sharon you so deserve to be published

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

good for you, card making is massive in the uk but everywhere starts somewhere, nice to be published and your work is great. janex

Helen said...

Waaay cool! TFS!
Helen -- Firenze Cards