Thursday, 23 January 2014

Exciting News

Hello everyone and welcome! Lovely to have you drop by here.
Today I am very happy to announce that I have been invited to become a part of the Calico Crafts Design Team
After having done several guest design posts for them I was delighted to be asked to become part of their permanent team. If you don't know Calico Crafts, do check them out. They are like a paradise for the mixed media and altered artist, as well as paper crafters and other creative folks. They stock loads of products that are hard to come by elsewhere, including the very popular Decoart and Andy Skinner products.

Anyway, enough of that, and onto my project, here is a little sneak peek:


If you want to see more and a description, all you need to do is click HERE. If you have been there recently, you will need to refresh the page to see the latest project. Hope I have whetted your appetite.... :)

Thank you for visiting like always and have a creative day!

51 comments:

Diane said...

Only recently I discovered you and I'm enjoying your blog. Good luck on your new ventures. Blessings, Diane

Sue Butler said...

Congrats Astrid, You will represent them well,
Smiles:)
Sue

Brenda Brown said...

Congratulations Astrid, what wonderful news and I just adore your opening piece(s). The tray and coasters are brilliantly altered in your own inimitable style and what a fabulous style that is.
hugs {brenda} x0x

massofhair said...

Congrats Astrid fabulous news! Loving your first project it is so delicate & chic:-) xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Congratulations, Astrid! enjoyed tutorial :)

Sylvia Blum said...

Congratulations Astrid! You are a perfect addition to their team!
Way to go!!! :-)
{{{hugs}}} Sylvia

Buttons said...

So pleased to hear this news Astrid. Huge congratulations. I'm off to see more! Jenny x

Suzi B said...

Congratulations Astrid I love the fabulous vintage alteration to the tray and coasters...so you :)
Suzi B xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Your project is gorgeous, and Calico Crafts are lucky to have you! Valerie

brenda said...

Well done on joining the Calico team Astrid, I know you will be an asset to their team. I used to demo and teach for Helen and Steve when they had their retail shop.

B x

Maryann Laursen said...

biig CONGRATS on getting on their team Astrid, but they´re the lucky ones that´s for sure, as you´ll be a huge asset to them with all your stunning work and great ideas, and you certainly gave them a great start here, as it´s absolutely stunning work from your hand sweet friend. I just so LOVE everything about it.

Rita said...

Wonderful News. I have been over and viewed this fabulous creation Astrid , but for some reason my comments are not going through. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations from me too Astrid. I love your tray and coasters and I had to smile about you not wanting to cut into the papers! Hugs, Anne x

chrissies said...

Congratulations on the DT post-well deserved for sure.

Love this beautiful tray and coasters. Many of the papers etc. you share with us would work well on this sort of project.

Love Chrissie x

rachel said...

congratulations on this design team place Astrid - wonderful news - and I had to go over for a sneaky peek at the full item - just beautiful xx

annekescardart said...

This looks gorgeus. You could have bought this in a beter shop. But no this is all handmade by yourself. Great. Anneke X.

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Congratulations on the DT placement! Very well deserving indeed! xo

Maryanne said...

Congratulations, Astrid! Your tray and coasters are fabulous! I love the vintage shabby chic style you used. Those papers are gorgeous and you've used them so effectively letting them really shine. Beautiful!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Congratulations on joining this team Astrid, so well deserved. They are very lucky to have you and your gorgeous tray and coasters are a wonderful debut project!! Love the colour and the stamping!! A totally amazing and beautiful set!! ox

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, your sneak peak looks so beautiful with the chosen colours, and big congratulations on being a member now.
I`m so happy to have yet another English shop from where to order, -so much easier and with no duty to pay when it enters Denmark,-like we have to do,for the goods ordered in USA- so THANK`s for the link!
Hugs,Dorthe

Deborah said...

Hey, congrats...and have fun!

Netty said...

congratulations Astrid. Love the vintage colours. Hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on the new DT post,
Just popped over to have at look at the altered tray. Fabulous.
Avril x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An AMAZING project Astrid! Congrats on the new DT job !!

Margie said...

Congratulations Astrid. Just been to see your project and its fab - as always. What a lovely set of papers too. Margie x

butterfly said...

Yay - time for the public congratulations!! Stunning sneak peek... I'm on my way over!
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congratulations - these are fabulous news. Looking forward to your creations. Have just taken a look - a wonderful tray and coasters.

May said...

Congratulations Astrid... wonderful news... Off for a closer look at your project... Hugs May x x x

die amelie said...

Awesome news, Astrid!

And how lucky they are at Calico Crafts to have you on their team now! Enjoy, have fun, inspire and be inspired!

Hugs,
Claudia x

artwolf2009 said...

they really can be happy to have you and your art in the Team. Big congrats

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on the new gig! Your tray and coasters are fabulous [no surprise] -- You will be an asset to this team!

craftytrog said...

Congratulations Astrid! xxx

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Astrid. Your first project looks gorgeous.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Astrid, that is such wonderful news - couldn't be happier for you!
Wishes
Lynne

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Congratulations on the new DT spot, your tray and coasters are gorgeous, love the papers & colours. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Artyjen said...

How fab! Looking forward to seeing your creations ;)
Xoxo sioux

Terry said...

Congratulations and what a beautiful entrance you have made! I left a comment at CC, but not sure if it went through! Love this tray!

Nancy Dynes said...

Congratulations, Astrid! It couldn't have happened to a nicer person. So well deserved!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Sandy said...

Congratulations Astrid -- Calico Crafts has just snagged two of the best designer/artist in Blogland. You and Alison! Looking forward to your posts using their wonderful goodies. Now I have to go and take a peek at what you made!
Sandy

Marisa Job said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you will create amazing projects for them!!

Ana K. said...

Congratulations Astrid. I love your wooden tray and coasters...it is fantastic idea for a gift!
Hugs from Slovenia

margits bastelstube said...

congratulations, dear astrid! that is so "cool".....
greetings
margit

Paper Profusion said...

So glad to learn that you are part of CC DT - congratulations Astrid! I'm sorry I've been absent but I've not been well. Going over now to check out project... Nicola x

Paula Gale said...

Wow - a fabulous tease of your project - I'll be jumping over there in a moment...

Well done on achieving your design team position with Calico - I'll certainly be giving them a visit as I really want to get into mixed media, so thanks for the heads up.

Wishing you success in your new position.

Paula xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Congratulations, Astrid. Your creations are always gorgeous. Love this fabulous wooden try. :)

toni said...

Congratulations Astrid ! You will be a marvellous asset to the team ! I love your work, off to see your project now x

Annie said...

Congratulations on your DT spot Astrid x look forward to viewing your crafty projects at Calico Crafts. Off to take a look at your current make

Have a great weekend
Annie x

Ros Crawford said...

You are the perfect choice for Calico Crafts ... cleverly altered tray and coasters

Mary Elizabeth said...

Hi Astrid! I just dropped by Calico Crafts. Awesome tea tray1! Thanks for coming to visit my blog as well. I've been a big fan of your work for some time. I finally managed to actually push the button and follow your blog. Looks like you are off to a fabulous 2014. -- Mary Elizabeth

maria's knutselplezier said...

Congrats dear Astrid, but I'm not surprised at all , you make such beautiful stuff, look how many people that do like you and your beautiful work!!! I looked at your project and again its so beautifull and romantic, rose and green , two colours that are made for each other and finished with a little gold!! Perfect!!!

Have a great weekend!!
Maria

Stamping With Bibiana said...

congrats and TFS I do not know them I will check them out. thanks again
BTW your tray looks fantastic!!!
bibiana

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