happy New Year and Exciting News !

HAPPY NEW YEAR !! excuse me for the belated new year wishes but I have just returned from a little sojourn to the hot thermal springs in Poza Northern Greece  ( more of that in another post ) ) but first I am literally bursting to share with you some exiting news ……..I am now officially a Design Team member for Crafty Card Makers,  yippty doo  !! I was so excited when I I found out a few days ago that I did a lap of honour around my living room dogs in tow yapping and squealing ( the dogs not me ) although I did let out a little squeal I must confess. I would just like to thank Lin for giving me this opportunity to be part of this fabulous team and I look forward to working and learning from the other talented members. Our first challenge goes live on the 9th of January so I do hope you will pop over and visit and maybe even take part.

More fabulous news over at Get Creative,  this is what our fearless and fabulous leader has to say :

we were so ecstatic with the participation in our October challenges that we are going to start of the year with another month of challenges similar to that of October. Every few days there will be a new theme either for cards or layouts chosen by the design team you will have  up until the 31st of January to upload your entry. The winner will be chosen by the Design Team and the prize will be :

guest designer 
Get Creative
 for the entire month of March

In March I am giving the design team the month off!!!
and in their place will be 12 guest designers 
.i.e the 12 winners of the 12 challenges set in this month

It doesn’t end there…..
all the participants of the challenges
will be then placed in the random generator
and one lucky winner will win a fabulous prize

Now doesn’t that sound like fun !! and I get the month off too !!! Believe you me there are some exciting challenges this month so I do hope you find time to take part.

Last but not least and this has nothing to do with card making its just a shout out from a proud mum. My sixteen year old son and his band Chinese Basement will be making their Television debut tomorrow evening on national Television  on one of Greece’s most popular satirical programs called Radio Arvilla  so for any of my Greek followers who watch the program please tune in if you fancy a little alternative listening .

Well that’s all from me and not a card in sight ! Look forward to catching up with you all now things are back to normal and am so pleased the new year has started on such a great note !

Take care


44 thoughts on “happy New Year and Exciting News !

  1. Well what fabulous start to the New Year for you, congratulations, I am certain that you will be making some fabulous DT project, well deserved. Good luck to your Son too.Happy Year Marie and hope you enjoyed your well deserved break.Kath x

  2. Congratulations on your new DT post! It's very well deserved, as your work is stunning. You must be really proud of your son – how cool to be on national tv, and we may be able to get it up on Youtube afterwards! Take care, Maria x

  3. Happy New Year to you Marie and what a fab start to the new year being on a design team I would love to beable to see your son and band on the TV but I stuck here in the damp drab UK Von xxx

  4. Woo hoo Marie, such great news, both your new DT spot (and many congratulations) and also your son's tv spot – what a talented family you are.Hope you enjoyed your spa weekend.Happy New Year to you and yours.luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Hi Marie,Happy New Year to you too and congrats on the DT spot, they chose so well :)Your lads band being on TV sounds fantastic…lets hope it opens a few doors :)Jenny x

  6. oh wow hun massive congratulations on all your brilliant new could not have happened to a nicer more talented lady,good for your son too,huge congratulations hun hugs cherylxxxxxx

  7. Congratulations Marie cracking way to start the new year, you will have a ball.Happy New Year to you and good luck to your boy this evening how utterly thrilling for you all XOXO zoe

  8. Wishing you a very Happy New Year too Marie and all the best for 2012.Many congratulations on your great DT news too and you're the second of my cyber friends to have this honour.Hugs, Fliss xx

  9. Happy New Year Marie. Great news to start 2012. Congratulations! …and what about Chinese Basement! Fantastic! Regards Florence x

  10. dear Marie,Here's wishing you a Happy New Year filled with happiness, joy, laughter and art. Great to hear about your new design team position. Also great news about yr son! I am finally settled and not living out of suitcases so I can visit much more often. take care, gerri

  11. congratulations on the well deserved DT spot! woo hoo!! AND congrats to you and your son for his exciting accomplishments. May the new year bring you all much happiness! 🙂

  12. So happy you had a wonderful getaway. It was time. CONGRATULATIONS … I am hardly surprised … your work is so over the top they are no doubt all fighting for you out there! :o) What a great beginning to the new year. xxDonna

  13. Doing a happy dance…(ummm no it could be a rain dance!!…well we will know soon enough)Fantastic news my talented friend…very very proud of you….and I will be waiting with bated breath to watch Chinese Basement…how exhilirating….what a proud mama!!!…cant wait till tonight!!!!!!hugzirini

  14. Woo hoo!!! This is so exciting, Marie!!! And you know? I am so HAPPY that something really wonderful is happening in your life because you are sooo giving and ALWAYS thinking of others. Happy Creative New Year!!!!XOCindy

  15. WOOO HOOOOO!!!!Marie I am so excited for you. You deserve this (and more). What an amazing start to your creative year. You will be such an asset to their team.Great news and great cards.Then your son is to be on television – it is all happening in your home, isn't it, all this wonderful news. No wonder you are proud of him but likewise he will be so proud of his Mum.WishesLynne

  16. Congratulations Marie, Exciting news for both you and your son!!!I'll be back for your upcoming design post.You must be so proud of your son. Thats awesome!!Who knows maybe he'll have a record soon!!!Hugs Lynn

  17. Hello Marie, just catching up on all your newsy posts and after the month you've (we've) just had it's good to hear some positive news. Your sons are a credit to you both and I wish your younger one and his band much success. Your Waltzing Mouse creations are fab, but then all your projects are pretty special anyway and congratulations on the DT success – it's well-deserved. Many thanks for your kind comments on my blog and here's wishing you health, happiness and prosperity this year. Elizabeth x

  18. You are off to a great start in the New Year. This is great news! You are so talented, and this is such an honor. I want to thank you for your friendship this year, and I hope the New Year shines a bright face on you and brings you much joy. I'm so happy for your son too.~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  19. And she's off to Mumland again – and quite right too! So pleased for your son and his band. Glad to hear that you had a bit of a break too and hope you had a lovely time. AND congratulations on your new design post too – I shall try to join in! Vicky x

  20. Marie congratulations X2!! 2012 seems to be starting on a high for you…i hope that it is a fantastic year for you. I will definately be popping over to see all of your wonderful creations.

  21. Congratulations! to both you and your son, Marie. You deserve some 'HAPPY', after all that's been going on in your life recently. The spa sounds wonderful, too. Your DT spot is so well deserved…I'm really pleased for you:)

  22. Way to go Marie!!! You deserve it – and they are lucky to have you!!!!!Your son's group at Radio Arvila????? Congrats!!! I didn't see it yesterday as I was visiting a friend, but will look for it online!Have a very Happy New Year, full of health, laughter and creativity!!!Hugs,Natasa

  23. Καλησπέρα και καλή χρονιά Marie! Είμαι πολύ χαρούμενη για σένα και την θέση σου ως Designer γιατί το αξίζεις και η δουλειά σου είναι αξιολάτρευτη!!! Πολλά φιλάκια

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