There was a brief change in style at 'Handmade in Israel' recently and I was very pleased with the end result, though it is quite, quite different from my usual work. A friend was travelling back to the UK for her niece's Batmitzvah and showed me the fancy invitation to the celebrations that she had received. She asked me whether I could work with the design in any way and create a card to match the Batmitzvah girl's pink and black theme. I decided to have a go at recreating the invitation, with my own twist on it of course. The end result was this black envelope, with a black card inside and a pull-out personalised pink card inside that. I am told that Sophie was delighted with her card and that everyone loved it. Whilst I love creating my more illustrative style of greeting card, it was a challenge to come up with something so different, and I am very pleased that it was so well received.I mentioned in a recent post that I have joined a local women's networking group and that I was due to give a short presentation about my business and the cards and pictures that I create. Thank you for all your kind comments. It went okay. I was very nervous and it is most certainly not my favourite thing to do, but it's done and now I can sit back for a while and listen to what the others have to say. At that very same meeting another participant had a little giveaway and I was the winner! This participant is the web producer for a business called my stone company and the prize, below, was a gorgeous South African Tiger's Eye stone. This Friendship Stone, as the company calls it, is to be passed amongst friends and loved ones as a reminder of their presence and love, and to give the present owner strength as he or she faces their daily challenges. I am enjoying my beautiful stone for the moment but one day will pass it along and hope that it continues to give joy to it's future recipients. Thank you, my stone company, for my lovely prize.