Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The End of an Era....

Good Morning,

Well, what do you think? Another new look to celebrate, but also commiserate the end of an era. For you see today is my last day of working exclusively with docrafts. It's been a FANTASTIC time, but it's time to move onto pastures new. There are many reasons for this, most of which are not interesting{!}. It's been a very hard decision for me, but once made, I knew it was the right one.

There are many new and exciting developments for me over the next few weeks, developments which I was hoping to be able to share with you today, but as time seems to move so quickly {is it because I'm getting old?} not all the T's have been crossed and the i's dotted, so I have to wait. I'm so sorry...I can't wait to tell you all!

I will miss dearly many of my colleagues at docrafts, and I would regard many of them as best friends. However of course we will keep in touch, it's just sad to know that I won't see them on a regular basis any more. Onwards and upwards.

 Very soon though, I will have new colleagues to get to know, some of which are already friends, and I'm looking forward to working with them too! There's always a silver lining to every cloud!

I would like to thank you all dearly for all your support, well wishes and friendship, as I regard you as my friends too.

PLEASE NOTE: I WILL still be writing my column in Quick Cards Made Easy! x


Nicks said...

good luck in everything you do x

Unknown said...

omg, so you wont be hosting creativity tv any more, you will be missed good look in future ventures and, i hope its a wild and exciting ride for you hugs x avid follower

Jo Austin said...

Well, my honey, you will be a star in whatever you do!

It's been a long time since we both started working for Docrafts, so yes, maybe it is a sign of us getting older.

Fingers crossed that it all works out for you, and you're happy in whatever it is you're upto..

Take care..

Love n hugs, Jo xxx

Jacki Daniels said...

Clare good luck with the new venture I really hope it all works out for you
Jacki xx

Sarpreet said...

Hi Clare, wow! I am really sorry to hear and surprised. I hope you are ok. You were a great asset to docrafts and you will be such a huge loss to them. You are very talented and I love your inspirational cards. To me you were docrafts and you made the magazine for me, a magazine to buy and the Creativity Club a club I wanted to be part of with your cards and weekly videos. You made any dull crafting product – inspiring and created a need to buy that product. There will never be another Clare Curd for docrafts in my opinion, you are truly one of a kind and an original. All demonstrators that I have seen stole your ideas from the club and magazine and presented it as theirs which always annoyed me.

At least you had a great platform to launch yourself on with docrafts and are certainly very talented. And this is bringing you new opportunities. I wish you all the success and I will certainly continue to follow your blog and work. (I wish I have half of the success you do, I am trying!)

(lots of things going on in the crafty world – Dawn Bibby leaves QVC)

My spending at least will be considerably less now with docrafts! I look forward to seeing you in your new ventures and to hear your good news when the time is right.

Of to cancel the subscription to Quick Cards made easy…


SheilaS said...

Hi Clare you will be greatly missed on Docrafts. I loved doing your challenge each week. I enjoy your column in Quick Cards and will enjoy continuing to read it, not sure why Sarpreet is cancelling her subscription to it. I wish you every success in your future venture .

katy said...

Good luck hun...I'm intrigued now lol x

Milliesmarvels said...

Hi Clare,
Good luck in your future plans and glad you are still writing for QCME. Looking forward to seeing what you do next :-)
Take care.

Sue said...

Good Luck in your new venture, I will continue to follow your blog

Kathleen said...

i suspect that other occurences in the craft world could have a bearing on your future and i look forward to hearing your news when you can eventually tell us all. we will of course miss you over on dc but hopefully you'll still be about! i imagine this is why mr phill m has been slowly introduced to the DC mag to make the switch smoother!

take care!
kathleen mc xx

Crafting Diva said...

Hi Clare all the best for your next venture you will be really missed over on dc site and in creativity love to see your lastest makes. look forward to hearing your new news and glad your staying put in Quick cards.
Take care from Lisa

Susie Little said...

Good Luck Clare and I look forward to hearing all about your new job!xx

Chris said...

WOW Clare so sorry to see you're leaving DC, definitely the end of an era but I wish you every success in your new career path sweetie, whatever it is, you'll be amazing! Lots of love and hugs to you, Chris x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Clare, just wishing you lots of luck in your new endeavours, looking forward to hearing what it will be hugs Heidi xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Good luck in your new ventures Clare. Exciting times, eh? Can't wait to find out your news. You'll be missed at DC but you'll be sure to shine wherever your future takes you.
Sharon xx

Sarpreet said...

I will definitely keep my subscription to QCME. I was not sure if you would continue to write for them as you were showing cards using docraft products only. So I wasnt sure if that was part of the deal.

will look forward to your work x

(sorry to have made you cry, it is how i genuinely feel, keep smiling, changes are always hard)

Emma said...

Good Luck with whatever it is your up to! Sure we could all have a wee guess. But as long as your still staying on the crafting scene and sharing your ideas and skills.

Emma said...

Good Luck Clare with whatever it is your moving on to, sure we could all have a wee guess, Just as long as your still sharing your ideas & skills on the crafting scene. Your a very talented crafter and I can't wait to see what you'll bring us all next.

Rachael said...

Ooo it all sounds very interesting! It's all going on in the craft world at the mo! (Its like a soap opera finidng out all the bits of news and goss!) Cant wait to hear your news and good luck with all your new opportunities! Im sure you will be missed dearly at Docrafts.
Take care
Rach :) xx