Tuesday, 24 April 2012

If I was any more excited - I'd burst!

I am soooo lucky in lots of ways and I'm incredibly grateful to all the wonderful friends I have in my life. I have had so many "pinch me" moments, especially with my creative and crafty friends and last week I had another one.

If you're a regular reader, you already know that these days, the wonders of the web has shrunk the world and that it is possible to make friends with like-minded souls, all around the globe. And one such friend of recent is Jodie Lee (aka Gypsy Chick). We bonded over a mutual love for vintage design and the brilliant news that she had been asked by a company we both adore, Prima, to design some of their latest collections.

One of these is one of Prima's newest releases, Nature Garden and when I opened the door to my postie on Thursday, he thrust a box into my arms and left me to tear my way into it. The contents nearly made me fit to burst with excitement. I was so gobsmacked by the gorgeous (not to mention, extremely generous) bounty within... A4 pack of patterned paper, letter stickers, chipboard shapes, buttons, flowers, rubber stamps, ribbon, jewelled swirls, printed silk, journal cards and oh yes, even more flowers. Jodie, needless to say, had really made my day. I mean, who wouldn't wish to have such a wonderful stash laid out before them? I was bouncing off the walls.

And the reason for this staggering crafty treasure. Jodie has asked me to be on her unofficial design team lol. Yup, we've agreed to have a laid-back, stress-free arrangement. The Papercrafting Mafia won't be knocking on my door demanding the latest instalment of cards and scrapbooks, or threatening me with the promise of waking up to something nasty on my pillow lol.

However, I am so touched to be asked and the goodies are just too irresistible, that you couldn't stop me from ripping open the packaging and begin crafting straight away. And this weekend, that is exactly what I did. The first project is nearly done. I just want to tweak it a smidgeon and then it'll be ready to post later in the week.

I hope you all enjoyed an exciting, creative weekend. And if not, I'm sure that the coming one will be lol



kjjc said...

you lucky lucky boy you:)

Neil said...

Hi; I'm sure you'll have a great time playing and creating beauty with all that loveliness! I look forward to seeing the results.

Ann B said...

What a lovely surprise Paul and so many goodies there. I'm sure whatever you make with them will be up to your usual high standard - can't wait to see your creations.
Ann B
Vicky Stampers

Kory K said...

How exciting!!!

That is very very cool.

I think I've bought a few of the things I can see in the box!


JoZart said...

It looks even better for real! Fantastic treat and I'm sure you'll do wonders with it all.
BTW Titanic girl has been rescheduled to 8.30pm Mon 30th April!
Great to see you Sunday...
Love jo x

Frank Garcia said...

WOW Paul I am sooo happy for you and so uber excited!~!!! A bit jealous too!! LOL How awesome is that, I am glad she asked you to be on her design team, I am sure you will create magic with all of these wonderful products!

Have a nice one!!! Hugs! Frank

olive said...

that is amazing news.... a great place to get your fabby stuff out in the wide world. Keep us posted. Olive

gypsychick said...

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your kind words. Reading your comments always puts a smile on my face! :)

I'm blessed to know you and inspired by your crafty talents!


Neet said...

How fabulous and what a lovely friend you have made.
You so deserve to be on a DT and this arrangement sounds perfect. Quite Perfick in fact!
Hugs, Neet xx

alexa said...

Many congratulations and am delighted to read this! As well as look forward to what it is you will be making with all this deliciousness ...

Andrea Ewen said...

oh my...I'm so happy for you...but I must say that Jodie Lee certainly knows talent when she sees it...I've watched your style progress beautifully over the last year and it only gets better. You deserve all of those lovely gifts and WE deserve to see what kind of treasures you're going to make with them :) ...Just sayin' ;)

Michele said...

oh wow - you lucky thing :) x