Friday, 31 October 2008

A story 'From The Heart'....

A few weeks ago, my mojo was about as far away as it could be, and I was really struggling to get inspired by anything. I wasn't sleeping at night, and was generally feeling a bit naff!!


Finding myself awake at 4 in the morning, with nothing on TV... and no clue what to do, I got out my sketch book.....


And came up with this.....and I have to say I was really pleased with it... I'm not the sort of person who is ever happy with my work....I rip everything I do to bits... but this was different!

Then something hit me!!.... I didnt get my sketch book out purposely to create my next designs to sell....I drew what I wanted to draw....A drawing 'from the heart'...

And I think that was the mojo problem.... I was trying too hard!!

So I carried on over the next few days, every night when I couldn't sleep, I'd get my sketchbook out......

There was never an intention to turn these into anything to sell..... I was just enjoying drawing the way I used to draw.... just for the sake of it.... and I was loving it!

But after I'd shown them to a few people, and the more I looked at them, the more they screamed out STAMPS!!

So thats what I did, got them turned into digital drawings ready to go to the stamp manufacturer... and on Tuesday morning......They arrived!!!

And I just had to name them 'From The Heart'........

Click on the image above to go to the shop to view the full range........

I am hoping to have a few more sleepless nights VERY soon... so that the range can be expanded as i'd love to add fairys and pixies......

But first I must get on with some decoupage sheets, as I have been letting those slip a bit....

Hope you are all still awake.....

Paula xxxx

13 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

wOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW Paula!! you are a secret horse (is that the right expression?). what absolutely gorgeous designs honey, you are so very talented my friend, i am so very proud of you. You give yourself a big pat on the back from me and a big hug. The only bone i have to pick with you is that i've now broken my no spending for this week!!! have been over and brought a selection of these fantastic stamps and can't wait to play with them. Looking forward to your next lot honey. So pleased for you these will sell like hotcakes,im going to use them as soon as they come. Hugs to you and well done Pops. Linda x

Pambalf said...

OMG Paula these designs are gorgeous think Tracey and I will need to purchase some of these stamps for our cards! Keep them coming! Pam xx

Anonymous said...

Stamps are gorgeous - sleepless nights seem to suit you! I will have wait a few weeks to buy some though as I have maxed out my self-imposed paypal limit LOL!

Sheena xx

Tracey said...

I'm just loving all your new designs, stamps and sketches. They really are all worthy of being made into stamps. I keep telling you how talented you are.....along with everyone else.
LOL!

hugs
Trace x

clare said...

hi paula...OMG..you are a very talented lady..and how quick was it that you've had them made in to stamps.ive been over and bought 'from the heart' and the flourish corner...cant wait to play with them...ill get to enter the challenges now.
keep up the great wotk hun xx
hugs clare x

Kim said...

I found myself awake at 2am this morning thinking about craft - so wish I could be as beautifully creative and artistic as you though :) Kimx

POPPET said...

I am itching to gt my hands on these, hurry up lol...
There is an award for you on my blog hun, massive hugs Pops x x x

Becky said...

I just love that you've drawn these from the heart Paula and it really shows, they are beautiful and you are right to be so proud of them, they are gorgeous drawings and I can't wait to get mine!!
Hoping you have more sleepless nights soon!!
Love Becky xx

crafty amy said...

This is an amazing set please stop as my bank balance can't cope :)
You are soooooo talented I am going to have to speand more on these they are just to gorgeous to resist

Amy xx

Emma said...

Sorry Paula...I thought I had left you a comment to say how gorgeous these stamps are. Probably too eager to get into your shop to look...
Emma x

Becky said...

Just popped back to say I've been inking and colouring today and they are amazing stamps and images, thanks for a wonderful service!
Love Becky xx

jackie said...

My stamps arrived this morning Paula (tuesday) and they are stunning, I cant wait to play with them, thanks for your sleepless nights and your inspiration. I too am another one who cant sleep as you can tell.lol.....hugs
Jackie xx

CraftyC said...

Its a lovely stamp Paula. I often find that when I intend to craft my mind will go blank but often make the best cards when they aren't planned!
Clairex