Thursday 24 July 2014

Bittersweet news!

We have some very exciting news to share with you about All Dressed Up
We are very lucky to have been featured in issue 51 of
 Complete Cardmaking Magazine!  
Two Dressy Girls are actually on the front cover!!!

For those who have not heard of Complete Cardmaking Magazine, 
it is the UK's first magazine dedicated to digital crafting.
Each issue comes with a jam packed CD ROM which features lots of digital elements including Digital Stamps & Papers. 
With this issue there are 9 digital stamps from All Dressed Up, 2 of which are totally exclusive to Complete Cardmaking, there is also 5 digital papers. 
I am one of the dressy girls who was asked to make a card for the magazine using one of the digital stamps. 

I was given 'B Is For Bear' for my project

I made a shaped card using a Silhouette cutting file.
The DP is by Papermania.
I used TH Distress inks to colour my sweet little bear and the 'B'.
The '1' is a MFT die
The frame for the image is a Spellbinders Lacy Circle die with a plain circle inside, sponged with Brilliance ink Pearlescent Sky Blue.
A ribbon across the corner finishes it off.

Over on the All Dressed Up Blog we will be showcasing the rest of the cards that are in the magazine, so please go and check 'em out and give them some love,
 they are A-MAZE-ING!!!
Complete Cardmaking can be purchased from 24th July at the following retailers- 
Moremags, Morrison's, Tesco, Sainsbury's & Hobbycraft
The magazine features lots of inspiration, 
competitions and all the latest digital crafting news, 
(plus it will be the only way of getting hold of the 2 All Dressed Up exclusive digital stamps). 

That was the first bit of news.
The second part is that I have decided to step down from the All Dressed Up DT.
I want to 'do my own thing' without time constraints, deadlines etc.
I have loads of stamps that haven't seen ink yet and the number of digis I have, need to be seen to be believed!!

I have had a wonderful innings with the most amazing and funny girls on the All Dressed Up team and I will miss them terribly.
Luckily, they have agreed to keep the door open for me should I get fed up of going solo!
I love 'em all!
So there you have it. 
I think I've gone out on a high with my card being published in a physical UK mag.
I'm off to raid the supermarkets!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back soon.


Michelle Short said...

Hi Viv, first of all I want to say congratulations on your card being published, it is gorgeous! Secondly I can completely understand about needing to do your own thing with not being on a DT. I cannot understand how those who are on multiple DTs do it! xx

Nancy said...

It's a sad, sad day!! BOOHOOO :o(
Oh, but I'm happy I'll be able to stop by and see just what "doing your own thing" means! lol
Luv ya, Viv! :o)

Tracy said...

You know how gutted I am that you are going, but I do totally understand. Thank you for everything Viv, please stay in touch . Love ya xxxxx

Renee said...

Sorry to hear you're leaving! I understand though because I also have a ton of stamps that have never seen ink but for different reasons. I look forward to what you do next :)

Darling shaped card though! Very cute! said...

You said it Viv! "Going out on a high" Absolutely!!!
Such a talent ;)

Beth Norman said...

The news about the magazine is excited. I'm sorry you have decided to step down, but I certainly understand where you're coming from. I have so many SU sets that don't see the light of day any more. Good luck on your new adventures.

Jackie said...

Wonderful card Viv, congratulations on being in the mag, hugs.
No doubt you will be missed by the ADU team, but you have to do what is right for you :o)
Love, Jackie xx

Kat W said...

It has been an absolute blast working with you and yes, this was definitely a high moment for the team - actually being published in a magazine. Not sure I'll believe it until I have a copy of it in my sticky mitts - lol!

Your baby card was (and still is!) very cute and such a lovely shaped design :-)

I too have an ever increasing pile of uninked rubber and digis that have never even been printed so I totally get why you have to go.
Of course, I'll still be popping by regularly on your blog to see what you've been up to :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

verybellemakes said...

So sorry to read you're stepping down from adu, have loved seeing your beautiful projects using these adorable images! x

Christine L said...

Talk about leave on a high Viv..... with this wonderful published creation!! And (sniffing here).... who's gonna keep me company on this here naughty step??? (need a tissue now...)... Gonna MISS you - you're a good pal - but I'll still be with you on your blog and FB etc!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Kim H said...

Viv ~ Goodness gracious this is ADORBLE!!! I LVOE the shape, the colors, the PERFECT ribbon and oh my your coloring! BEAUTIFUL job!!!!

Marilyn said...

I love this card Viv. Besides Abi Ballerina, this has always been an image I like and I've used it several times.
Congrats on being published!
And you aren't really gone from All Dressed Up, you are just taking a wee break, right?

Jackie said...

Hi Viv, me again :o).
Yes we did have a wonderful day yesterday, thanks to your lovely hospitality.
Yes, I forgot to give you a hug from Christine, but I sent you a cyberhug instead. I have slapped my wrist to save you doing it next time I see you :o)
Jackie xx