Creative Moments

This week I have combined my love of creative card making with my love of writing. I spent time browsing various companies who create bookmarks, business cards and fridge magnets. A while ago I purchased business cards but to be honest, I am disappointed with them. I designed them online via the companies creator but they do not really stand out as I would like.

Looking in my stash, I came across cream card, and using Picmonkey.com I designed a fridge magnet. Well, in truth it was going to be a bookmark but I got my cm muddled with mm. I printed them off, added a little sparkle to one set, laminated them and cut them out. I then added a self-adhesive magnet. After pricing up, I worked out that I can make 12 for the price of 1 from a company. I compared mine with one Mother purchased, and they look sealed in the same way. I uploaded the picture to shareΒ  boast about my creations, and another author asked where I purchased them from!

magnet - Copy

I am busily trying to remember how I created the image so I can make my own business cards, and other little give-away treats for the Festival of Romance Fiction, conference in September. I have also agreed to give a talk at a library with another author, Suzan Collins. This will be my first coming out as an author. I hope the magnets will be a pleasant treat for those who turn up to listen.

 

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About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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17 Responses to Creative Moments

  1. It looks great. I was lucky in that we had a local print company that created my posters and bookmarks. They did a fabulous job. My business cards are less inspiring.

  2. denizb33 says:

    Lovely, Glynis! I like both the colours and the scrolls in the corners.

  3. carolcooper says:

    Well done, Glynis.

  4. Oh, Glynis, this is absolutely fabulous! What a great idea! And it looks lovely too. Well done! May just nick this idea myself… πŸ˜‰

  5. Pretty, Glynis! Best of luck in September.

  6. Those are good ideas, Glynis!

  7. Hilary says:

    Hi Glynis – I agree with the others … what a great idea/ideas .. and then have fun at the Festival of Fun Romance in September, while enjoy the talk at the library ..

    Great stuff .. cheers Hilary

  8. Roger says:

    I’ve been meaning to do this for years, but there’s always more writing to be done before it disappears from my head. i will, I must – eventually.

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