Tuesday, 10 November 2009

IGMA Artisan




Well I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I recieved my email from I.G.M.A today to let me know I have attained artisan status !


It has took all afternoon for it to sink in as it something I have wanted for a long time and I worked very hard to attain. I tried a few years ago when I was still fairly new to dollmaking and my confidence outweighed my talent...........


This time I kept it quiet and sent in my dolls this october . I have been on tenterhooks since and hardly slept a wink last night waiting to hear the results. I dont think I will sleep tonight either as I am too busy floating on my cloud LOL


Anyway here are two of the dolls I sent along, I have posted these pics before but didnt mention what they were for . I also sent Belle to go with the beast, the good witch and a little ghost girl .
I will be having a quiet celebration tonight with my lovely husband who has been such a support while I was working hard on my dolls and who put up with me while I have been so tense waiting to hear from IGMA !
julie xxx

30 comments:

Katie Foley said...

Congrats mam!!! you deserve it :) i know how hard you work :P very proud of you * big huggs!* xxx

Joanna Thomas said...

YAHOO! Congratulations Julie! I am so proud and happy for you! And I am not at all suprised! You well deserved the honour! Now go celebrate!
xoxox

Eva said...

WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Absolutely well deserved!! I am so happy for you

kimsminiatures said...

Thats wonderful news Julie, Your dolls are so wonderful. I'm not surprised at all. Congratulations. Have a fun celebration with your hubby and sleep well tonight. Hugs~ Kim

Debbie said...

Very Big Congratulations Julie, you deserve your I.G.M.A status with your wonderful creations. Fantastic News..xxx

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Congratulations, Julie!! Well done! Did you attain it in figures or costuming or both?

Celebrate, you deserve it!

Hugs,
Marsha

Bear cabin miniatures said...

Wow, thats fantastic news. A huge Congratulations from us too. It is well deserved, you should be very proud of yourself. Have a great night tonight. Well done :0)
Julia & Hywel xxxx

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
Very much deserved- your creations are wonderful!

julie campbell said...

Thank you ! I am still on cloud nine :0)
Marsha I attained artisan status in figures ,still cant quite believe it but its a wonderful feeling :0)
julie xxx

Debie Lyons said...

Julie I am so chuffed to bits for you. CONGRATULTIONS.
(((((((((((((((((( hugs ))))))))))))))
Love
Debie xxxxxxxxxxx

June said...

Congratulations Julie, I know how hard you have worked to achieve this long overdue award. May you continue to go from strengh to strength
Love June xxx

KatHreN said...

congrats to you!! I love them both especially the santa.Your work is awesome!
Kathren

DollMum said...

Wonderful news and very well deserved Julie - I'm very pleased for you.

Tabitha Corsica said...

Congratulations! This is not an easy thing to achieve. It's not just hard work...it truly takes talent and that you have that in spades. I thought the Beast figure was fabulous! Well done.

Tabitha

Jesus Nuñez said...

Muchas felicitaciones por la noticia tan fantástica
  Saludos
  Jesús

De said...

Congratulations, Julie! Your work is beautiful and the award well earned.

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

How wonderful, Julie. Thank you for sharing your grand news and allowing us to celebrate in spirit right along with you!! love, Rose

MiniKat said...

Congratulations! You've worked so hard for this and you deserve it. :-)

Sans said...

Hi Julie, I think it is a big deal, no, a MEGA-Huge deal to achieve artisan with IGMA. BIG CONGRATULATIONS! I can feel vicariously everything you said you felt, the anxieties, the excitement and ultimately, a sense of achievement that everything you worked for has paid off in some ways.

Mags Cassidy said...

Igma Artisan could not have been granted to a nicer person - proud of you and proud to consider you a 'mate'.
Mags
x

WendiesMiniWorld said...

:o)I agree with Mags,it really couldnt have happened to a nicer person !! I am so very pleased for you Julie, its about time you got this recognition for your fantastic work, you deserve every bit of it :o)

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely delighted that you have been given the recognition you so richly deserve.

Your dolls have always been wonderful but just recently they have stepped over the fine dividing line from wonderful to magnificent.

I am so proud to own several of your pre-IGMA dolls and next fair I go to when you will be there I will have the joy of choosing a post-IGMA doll to add to my collection.

Well done and hearty congratulations on your success.

Joyce

Sandra Morris said...

Huge Congratulations Julie!!!

Richly deserved....spin out those celebrations as long as you can ;-)

Sandra
x

Papillon Bleu said...

Congratulations!
You have worked very hard for this status.You deserve it!

Ara said...

Congrats Julie!! What an honor and no one deserves it more!! Your post sent me looking into IGMA - can you believe I didn't know what it was! Enjoy your honor!! hugs - ara

joy said...

Congratulations Julie you so deserve the recognition. All your work is amazing. I love each & every piece you make x

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Congratulations Julie! This is well deserved and so happy for you.
I can only try and imagine how wonderful this feels. I would be so proud.
Hope you had good celebrations!

Nikki xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Sorry for the delay Julie, John has been in hosptial and Im running around like a lunatic!! just wanted to say a well deserved CONGRATULATIONS to you, how fantastic. You should now change your blog heading to Bellabelles blog IGMA Doll Artiste!!! Lots of Hugs to you, Kate xx

Patti said...

Julie, You did it!!! Boy was this ever an overdue and much deserved honor. Congratulations my friend!

MinisOnTheEdge said...

Congratulations Julie!! I have been a Huge fan of yours for a while and am so Proud of you! I Love all of my dolls by you and it's Great that you have received this Honor! Big Hugs! ~ Tracy