Thursday, 13 January 2011

More distress cards


This one card I made last year for an article on Cardmaking and Papercraft. I love the look of this clean distress strongly influenced by Jennifer McGuire Love her!


Anyway, there is a good reason why I haven't posted often and it is not so simple. I have decided not to be so involved in the craft the industry meaning that I wont be anymore a full time freelance crafter. For those who like my stamps, do not worry. I will keep those coming. For those who enjoy my articles, do not worry either, I will still do them.


However, I am going to reduce drastically the demos that I will do this year. I will only do couple that were booked last year and I plan to do those. But I wont do any workshops for the foreseeable future. Both this decisions were not that easy to make but I feel I have the need to explore other professional possibilities outside the craft industry and workshops specially require too much of my energy and creativity.


I honestly don't know how often I am going to post cards in this blog as I have no fix plans about it. I may post cards daily for a week and then nothing for the following, something that suits me at the moment. I do plan, however, to keep the Crafty Storage posting regular.


My professional future? Well, I just have an enormous desire to have a go at portrait photography, even though I have strong suspicions on how hard and overcrowded the market is, I just have the need to give it a go. I may fail, but I wont know if I don't try, and right know, I don't feel like I have another option but to try it.

14 comments:

nikkib said...

I love your cards Paula, your stamps and magazine articles are very inspiring. Whilst I'm really sorry to read you have decided to not be a full time freelance crafter for now, I'm pleased that you'll continue to release stamps and write articles. At the end of the day you only have one life and you must follow your dreams, if you do not try you don't know if you will succeed. I wish you all the luck in the world and will continue to look at this and the Crafty Storage blog which I read most days.

Fiona said...

Glad you will still be designing stamps Paula. Wishing you the very best of luck with your photography career.

Linny said...

Good luck Paula with your decision to do photography. Im pleased you will still be doing your stamps though. I have a good few of your sets already. Best wishes Linda

crafty card fairy said...

Dear Paula - love all your stamps and cards and your photography is excellent, I am sure that you will not fail, you are too determined. Good luck, will keep checking back. best wishes, Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Oh no, what will I do without my 'daily dose of Paula'? You've been so inspirational over the years, thank you, and I wish you all good luck in your new venture. I'm so pleased you'll continue to release stamps and articles though, I always look forward to spending more money !!

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for all the pleasure and tips etc.I have had from your workshops and demos,Dawns weekends and your website,which I look at daily.
I wish you the very best of success in whatever you choose to do in the future.
I am so glad that you got to see Rafa playing at the O2 arena (even though he lost).
I do hope I shall see you again on my"craft travels"
Much love from Joan(the Rafa fan from Horwich)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

You must follow where your heart leads you. I am sure you will do very well at it. Your cards are beautiful. I am so glad you are keeping crafty storage going. I have just found that site and it is my new love. I have told everyone about it. So I would so hate to see it go. Best wishes for your future.......

Momiji said...

I can totally understand you wanting to explore your other passion of photography. You have a very special talent there too!
..and so glad you will still be designing your stamps and writing articles.
all the very best Paula for your new venture..
Dee x

humeshumes said...

I love your cards. Hoping you will still produce articles for cardmaking & papercraft magazine. I also have quite a few of your stamps.
You are my favourite paper crafter and definately bring me inspiration. Good luck and best wishes for the photography...it's all change for 2011.

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased that you will be following your photography dream. I am absolutely sure that you will succeed because your photography is stunning and you have a talent that should not be wasted. Good luck for 2011.

Anna xx

Beth said...

Oh no, it looks like I've found your blog at the wrong time! I think your cards and stamps are beautiful, and this card is fab - to the point where I bought all the supplies you used in this magazine tutorial! My efforts will be on my blog in the morning - thanks for the inspiration!

Love Beth xx

Rukhshana said...

Just come across this. I will be sorry not to see your demos any more but wish you every success in pursuing your dream. I look forward to seeing your new stamps.

Helen said...

I've been to a few of your workshops up at Dawn Bibby Studios and really loved them! But like you say you have to do what your heart is saying and really pleased we'll still get your stamps and articles. All the best for the future.

lucretia said...

Well, you have to do what you feel you have to. I wish I had something in my life, but there's nothing at all to look forward to. All my efforts fail. Hope you have better luck than me.

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