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Friday, June 13, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour ! ( and an amazing giveaway)



Thank you my fabulous friend Beth Kingston for nominating me for this exciting blog
tour on your Ain't She Crafty blog.  It is an honour to be nominated and be part of this 
exciting tour.  I am spreading the love and nominating some one of my crafty friends 
as the next stops on this tour so say hi to Tracy Crafty and I hope you will enjoy her 
creativity as much as I do. More information on Tracy at the end of this post

1. What am I working on?
At the moment I am in 'Christmas' crafting mode !.  I am surrounded by fantastic
new products launching soon with Crafter's Companion and of course using my Xyron 
products to bring my projects together.  I am also working in Summer time mode on my
Xyron DT projects so it's a very confusing time for me lol. Outside of my 'work', 
Some personal projects I am working on are a mural for a local school depicting the
four seasons but typical Irish weather has delayed the process and it's very frustrating, 
there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I am at the finishing touches stage, then I will
have my weekends back. The another projects are sketches and some needle crafts but 
the big project is my house !!!,  Can someone send me over Ty Pennington for a week :)

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Ohhhh this is a tough question !!!, I would say for 50% of the time it mirrors everyone
else who crafts either for a pastime or as a career.  The other 50% is the more serious 
side of the business which includes product development, tv show prep and the 
responsibility as Design Team Manager for two fabulously talented design teams for 
Crafter's Companion UK.  The buck stops here so as well as creating samples for 
magazines, TV and promotions I have to ensure that the DT's are doing theirs too and 
bringing everything together is a huge responsibility but I LOVE it! and I get to travel too!!. 
Then of course is the sales arm of the industry and I am the Republic of Ireland Area 
Manager for Crafter's Companion UK, soooI guess that is a point of difference also.

3. Why do I write what I do?
I hold my hands up and admit that I am not comfortable blogging personal everyday
eventsbut I really admire those who do and enjoy reading how others are living their
lives.  I made a conscious decision when I started my blog to stick to 'craft business' 
posts, who knows in the future I might get brave and share more than just my work.  
Looks like this post is the start :)

4. How does my writing process work?
I have a system for my posts now and it effects how I photograph and plan my layout.
I keep my tutorials simple and let my photo's to do the talking.  The downside is that I 
can be quite slow in blogging as I tend to add and takeaway lots of info before publishing 
my posts.  


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As a thank you for stopping by  I am having a give away of  a Xyron Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit and a copy of Crafter's Companion 'Crafter's Inspiration' 
Issue 4 which has over 100 inspiring step by step projects and £50 worth of 
freebies including stamps, embossing folder,2 CD ROM's, a paper pack and a 
beading kit, with your Teresa Collins Adhesive kit you will have everything you 
need to get crafting straight away. 





Just follow my blog and leave a comment below to be in with a chance to win this amazing
prize pack.  I will announce the winner on my Facebook Page on July 2nd.

Good Luck

Your next stop on the Writing process Blog Tour is

Tracy Freeman

Tracey has always crafted in one way or another, but got into paper crafting over 15 years ago. 
Her main passion is colouring with my Spectrum Noirs, but she enjoys any form of paper 
crafting, She is also into mixed media, sewing, painting & home decor....anything that
she can add my own style to. 
She says that she feels very lucky to be part of some fantastic design teams including 
Crafter's Companion & Visible image,  and has a extremely understanding & creative
partner. She only started blogging 2 years ago and has made some lovely friends though 
blog land, as well as learning lots. When She is not crafting she is a film fanatic and loves
 to read.  

To buy Xyron products in the UK or Ireland please visit Crafter's Companion
To buy Xyron products in the USA or other countries please visit Xyron

Bye Bye from Ireland :)

13 comments:

  1. So lovely to be on your blog Sharon :) thank you x

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  2. Hi I popped over for a look when Tracey posted a link on face book, and I'm glad I did, you have a lovely blog, I'm following and having a good nosey around xx

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  3. I'm dropping by from Xyron's
    blog and loved your creations
    on their blog today! Thanks for
    a chance to win your wonderful
    giveaway!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Hi Sharon just started following you. I so wish I did it sooner xx

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  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us . Xyron has such neat products and Teresa Collins is simply brilliant and so energetic.Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  6. What a wonderful giveaway, thank you for giving us the chance to win it.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  7. Awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to win... I am already a follower!

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  8. GREAT give away, thanks for the chance to win! I've been a follower for a long time now!

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  9. What a fabulous giveaway :) you have a super blog too and I'm now following :) x

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  10. Love your work Sharon! You are a very inspiring and creative artist! Thanks for sharing your talent and for the chance to win this awesome prize!

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  11. You have certainly inspired me today. I can hardly believe that you are giving away such a wonderful prize and Thank you for giving everyone a chance to win it. Blog on .....x

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    1. Congratulations Asokasuri !, you have won the giveaway. Can you email me your postal details to sharon.callis@gmail.com.

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  12. Hi Sharon, thanks for all your Ideas and ispiration, I'm spending hours on creating new things everytime I leave your website. Blog on for many years ! Greetings from Germany

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