Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

Omg, omg, omg......I hope you are all sitting down, as I have the most mahoosive, ginormous fantabulous, can't frikkin believe it news to share with you. It is the culmination of a lot of hard work, a passion for my art, a lot of trust in me and the culmination of a dream.!!! I feel like Cinders being told she can go to the ball, lol.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo what is this news...????





 

Press Release

Signature Designer
Dyan Reaveley

Fall 2011


Ranger is excited to announce mixed-media artist Dyan Reaveley as Ranger's newest Signature Designer. Dyan's unique, eclectic style comes through in her vibrant color combinations of inks and paints, using text as an insightful design element, and the clever use of imagery in her artwork.

Dyan and Ranger are developing a signature line of craft products called Dylusions, and she is already an integral part of the Ranger Designer Team. Dyan has been teaching and demoing with Ranger for several years and is known for her creativity with layering color, images and thought-provoking collages.

Dyan owns and operates a teaching and design studio Art from the Heart in Harrogate, in the north of England. Dyan shares a little about herself: "My mission is to introduce everyone to the fabulous therapy that is art journaling and creating mixed-media art. Art is not the finished result; it is the actual act of creating that emerges when you let yourself play. It is the journey it takes from the soul."

"Dyan's an inspiration and I look forward to seeing where she takes the Dylusions product line. Her passion for inks, paints and mediums knows no bounds. Dyan's ability to teach everyone from new crafters to seasoned mixed-media artists will complement all that we do at Ranger."—Alain Avrillon, Sales Director

"Creative innovation is always at our core here at Ranger, and we are excited to add the talents and artful stylings of Dyan Reaveley to our team."—Tim Holtz, Creative Director

Look for the Dylusions product line debut at the January 2012 Winter CHA Trade Show in Anaheim, California.



Are you squealing with me...???

Yes you read it right. Ranger has appointed a new Signature Designer, and it is MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

It is official HERE

Happy dance, happy dance...

I am beyond excited, I am beyond exhilarated, I am beyond everything.

I just keep thinking of my quote at the top of the page

" you are an extraordinary woman...how can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you."??

I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Ranger for showing their trust in me, especially Alain I will do my damndest to make you proud, and be the best monkey ever.!!!

Thanks to all my friends who believed in me, even when I didn't..!!

My kids for supporting me.

Pam for covering for me through all the discussions.

Thanks to Our Ben for pushing and pushing me.

And to Mum and Dad up there in heaven.......... your little bad girl did good.!!!!

Phew, is my Oscar on it's way...??? lmao

Okay back to reality and teaching the kids workshop.

Enjoy xx

114 comments:

Diane said...

Wowzers, Dyan! Many, many, many congrats - you've worked hard and you deserve it! I'm so delighted for you!
Diane x

Julie Kirk said...

Congratulations! It's great to hear a good news story from UK crafing brands. And it's just as lovely to hear a personal success story too.

Julie :-)

TonyR said...

abso-frikkin-fabulous!!!!!
go for it girlie!!
well done dyan ... you are such an artistic inspiration to me and many others. you deserve all of this!
i hope to get to your shop someday!
hugs from brighton.
tonyR x

Virginia said...

Dyan that's amazing news - congratulations you deserve it hun! Can't wait to see where Dylusions go next - awesome stuff!

Molossus said...

Congratulations! Definitely a SQUEEEE! moment.

Kaz said...

You are an Amazing, inspirational, wonderful person....stand proud, enjoy this moment, you soooo deserve it!!
We are Sending you a ton of mahoosive snogs xxx

Go get em girlie
Kaz, dazza and Milly xx

Muckypup said...

Congrats! You must be so thrilled - what an honour, and well deserved. Never mind Sir Tim, enter Lady Dy!

StampDancer said...

Congrats! I have to say about darn, frikkin' time! I've been hoping Ranger would get on board and carry Dylusions sprays, et al. Now I may not have to pay overseas shipping anymore LOL! Best success to you!

Gillian .... said...

Mahoosive congrats Dyan, soooooooo well deserved and not before time, enjoy this new found venture, sending lots a hugs your way:) xx

Helen said...

Totally deserved and justified. Many many congratulations. Do we have to pay to speak to you now, lol!

Sarah Hurley said...

congrats!!!!!

Sarah x

The Scrappy Tree said...

Omg that's amazing!!
Congrats congrats congrats!! :-)
Well done you, what brilliant news!! Xx

glamgran said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
You deserve it Dyan, & thanks for all the fab workshops & inspiration!


Linda Jones X

Tammy Tutterow said...

I am squealing too! I hope, hope, hope you offer the mists because you know I have been itching to have them forever!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Well, it's about bloomin' time!!!!! :)) Congratulations to you, you lovely woman, it's well-deserved. It's going to a marriage made in crafting heaven.

Sandra Hall said...

I salute you my gorgeousest friend! We are SO proud and SO absolutely thrilled for you and yes - we are dancing too (Andy is spinning on the laminate flooring) Mahoosive hugs (for which I am famous!!!!) to you.
From me and Andy :D
Onwards and Upwards.

michelle renée bernard said...

Congratulations, Dyan! Well deserved!

Gio said...

Dyan, it's just deserve it!! Hope to come in England one day and have the honour to meet you and visit your shop!

Brava!!

vonnyw2b said...

This is sooooooooo deserved Dyan! Your talent absolutely needs to be shared worldwide. You are such a gorgeous, talented inspiration to so many. Enjoy the glory sweetie, you have so earned this! Will give you a mahoosive hug on Friday - there you have me in tears again lady! With so much love, from Yvonne XOXOOXOXO

maggie warke said...

Congratulations!!! So well deserved, you Rock! X Maggie

vonnyw2b said...

This is sooooooooo deserved Dyan! Your talent absolutely needs to be shared worldwide. You are such a gorgeous, talented inspiration to so many. Enjoy the glory sweetie, you have so earned this! Will give you a mahoosive hug on Friday - there you have me in tears again lady! With so much love, from Yvonne XOXOOXOXO

squizzels said...

Frikkin Mahvelous Dy, most absolutely fantastic brilliant fabbo news...now we know why the teacups and saucers, we are all going to have to stick our little fingers out when picking up the cup now that we are in the presence of higher Ranger Royalty not that we weren't before but holy smokes batman...well deserved! big happy dance hugs to you! Paula

Kaz said...

Congrats that is fab news.And well deserved too xx

The Crafts House said...

Well done Dyan..so well deserved,great to hear your news!!
Sandra

Bonita Rose said...

so proud of you! U are going places, that's for sure.. I couldn't be happier for you! way to go!

Nicki said...

WOW!!!!!!
Congratulations, you deserve it.

Nicki.xxx

Juliwan said...

Congratulations you really deserve it x

Carol said...

Congratulations, well deserved

Amy Shaw said...

Woo Hoo!!! You go girl!
Completely and utterly well deserved!
Raising my glass of Tia Maria and coke to you Hun.
Big squishy hugs
Amy
X

Bernice said...

Absolutely fantastic news.

Jayne C said...

WOW!!! Fab news and truly, truly well deserved!!! You have worked so hard (and still do, of course!) and no-one deserves this more than you! xxxx

Sue said...

Congratulations Dyan, you really deserve this!!

Sue said...

Congratulations Dyan, you really deserve this!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Congrats to you Dyan, totally and utterly deserved I have to say... you are an inspiration to everyone who meets you hun xx

vixen said...

What an amazing opportunity and so well deserved, your awesome. Congratulations and have fun on your new adventure :)

olive said...

awesome news Dy..... it is such a wonderful tribute to someone who has worked tirelessly and passionately to bring us all such joy and pleasure...... I hope you have opened a bottle (or 2) to celebrate. Many, many congrats. xxx

Ann said...

Many congratulations Dy - You truly deserve this accolade - I hope you are as proud of yourself as everyone who has commented here is. Ax

sixofone said...

Congratulations Dyan. You deserve this. I'm still working up the courage to get messy. I love everything you do and one day I WILL try it

Missusg said...

a huge wonderful totally deserved above and beyond kind of CONGRATULATIONS to you!!!
and omgoodness i so can't wait to see what is in the pipes!!!!!

Anne E said...

Congratulations Darling, I'm really happy for you. Ranger are so lucky to have you :-D cyber hugs xxx

Siobhan Brignull said...

so well deserved your Dylussions are fab, oxoxo

Craphty said...

Well done,all your hard work has been worth it, you will add a new dy-mention to Ranger. Don't know why they have taken soooo long to snap you up! x c

Marianne/skorpionen said...

"dancing on the table" for you!!!!
Congrats and so deserved!!!
You rock!!!

Vicki in MD said...

well done and well deserved. I love your style and uniqueness and can not wait to see what your next steps will be! WOOOOO HOOOOO!

Louise said...

Wow, what an accolade! You deserve it. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you x

Jenny said...

WOOO! Yes, I was squeeing along with you! Awesome AWESOME news! You sooo deserve it.

Jenny xx

Anne said...

Congratulations and well done. Anne

inkyfingers said...

Whoooooooooooooooo, you clever girl. Well done Dyan you so deserve it, love Jayne x

inkyfingers said...

whoooooooooooooo fantastic news Dyan, you so deserve it, well done love Jayne xx

Dizzydee said...

well about frikkin time! - cant believe your genius hasnt been snapped up long before now!!!! Well done sweetheart couldnt have happend to a more wonderful, creative, generous person - enjoy!!!! Donna X

◦◉ Steven ◉◦ said...

wooo Happy Happy talk
..........and dancing, Well deserved my dark northern temptress Enjoy!! We'll burst open a bag of Randoms and a bottle of Red the next time I'm over.......or maybe you could come over here with Tim and I'll do the translating!!

xxxxx

Debby said...

That is so very cool!!!! That must mean that your wonderful products will then be available in the USA??? I am doing the happy dance right along with you. Congratulations!!!!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Congratulations, your work is amazing and you demo, share it and blog it brilliantly.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Congratulations, your work is amazing and you demo, share it and blog it brilliantly. It could not have happened to a more inspirational person.

Jane said...

Brilliant and so well deserved. I can't wait for my art therapy this weekend

Fluffy said...

Wow great news CONGRATS! Tx

JANE KNOWN AS LIZA T said...

well done babaes, you deserve it xx

Nolwenn said...

I already congratulated you on Facebook but twice is even better.
I really enjoy your art and Dylusions products.
I love it because it is a proof that difference is good, that "bad girl" (to take your words) can do fantastic things.
I so wish I could attend CHA next january...

cockney blonde said...

Many many congratulations. Very much deserved. You are an inspiration to us all. I'm so excited for you.
Can I have your autograph, lol, x

Got to giggle the word verification is braver. So true, you are much braver than I could be xxx

Gez said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! and soooooooo very well deserved. Many Congratulations!! Sending you high 5's from the other side of the Pennines.

Gez.xx

Lizzie51 said...

Congratulations Dyan, you are truly inspirational and this is very well deserved.Sending you a big hug. Liz x

flutterbycrafter said...

Copngratulations Dy, it is so well deserved, you have been an inspiration to hundreds, nay thousands of people, always encouraging, patient with your students and a wonderful sharing person. Three cheers for Dy xx

Jacquie said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Well Done Dyan you are my Inspiration!!
See you November 30th ! x x x

Li'l Pidge said...

Congratulations, its wonderful to see that hard work and sheer talent wins the day. I cant wait to see the fab new range with your twist on things.

kyla

Ann-Marie said...

Absolutely fantastic news, sooo chuffed for you, well done! And now you're going global so many people can be inspired by your love, enthusiasm and talent for creating, just like I am. Enjoy this moment in time and soak up all the love from us all , Mwah xxx

Sid said...

Fantastic news Dyan and congratulations on this venture !

Artyjen said...

That sounds like a dream come true! Huge congratulations :)
xoxo Sioux

Heavens2Betsy said...

Oh congratulations! This is such an amazing achievement but absolutely no surprise that such a perfect home has been found to match your talent. penny

Rainbow Lady said...

Wonderful news many congratulaions. You deserve the best.
Love n hugz Cynthia xx

ellen vargo said...

YIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Miss GORGEOUS... You are SO AWESOME! I simply cannot WAIT to see what you've cooked up with Ranger... I am so excited for you!!!! And I am definitely SQUEALING right along side you from across the pond! Can't wait to get my hands on all the Dylusions line! GO, you GORGEOUS girl!!! WOOHOOOO!

Lotsa Love, BIG BIG Hugs!

Ellen xxx

Linda Cain said...

Brillian! I sooooo love you style, and as I've told many people, I watched you demo at CHA and stood in AWE of your talent and speed!!
Congrats, and good luck on a great new adventure. Ranger Rocks!

~Linda

minnie_mac said...

Wonderful news. Many congratulations. Your artwork is so inspirational.

Marilyn
xx

mab822 said...

Very exciting news! Congrats. I hope it means you will be making more trips to the US so we can take one of your wonderful classes. Of course I would prefer taking one overseas in your shop. I am looking forward to your line, January will be here before we know it!

Rachel Greig said...

Yay - so excited for you! Congrats!!!

Tracey-B said...

Wow, we'll done you! That really is good news and I look forward to seeing what new treats you bring us in the new year! Hope you'll still do some QVCUK shows, I loved the last one! Congratulations! xx

finnabair said...

huge congrats! I'm your fan and I'm so happy for you - well deserved!

thekathrynwheel said...

Amaaaaaazing! Well done you, and so well deserved. This will make a lot of your followers from the USA very happy! Woooooop woooooop! Xxxxxxxx

Lulabelle said...

OMG! That is amazing news!!! Well done Dyan!!!!

fatmonica said...

Thrilled for you-that's fabulous news!

Paper Patti said...

YAY!! Welcome to the Ranger Family, Dyan!!!
Love, Patti

Kathy said...

wow that is brilliant, well done you! Well deserved!

patcrafts said...

WOW congratulations ten times over.It's so great to hear of something wonderful happening to you. Well done many congrat hugs. xx

Marit said...

Applause, applause! That's awesome news Dyan! Congratulations!!!

betjunroe said...

Congratulations Dyan! I am so excited for you and wish you many happy years designing for Ranger! Your story brought tears to my eyes. Continued blessings to you! Bette

Anne said...

Brilliant news - you're such an inspiration and your Dylusions are the bees knees. Hats off to Ranger!

Anne xx

Angela Weimer said...

Congratulations Dyan! This is amazing news. I have been telling them all here how amazingly talented you are and how great your products are. You really deserve this with all your hard work and creativity. You are an amazing woman with a creative touch that will bring a fresh breath to Rangers products. I wish they had put it up on their blog so I could leave a comment there. Hugs and squeals to you with lots of clapping too. Congratulations, You truly deserve it. Have a wonderful day. Angela

Candy C said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! SO WELL DESERVED!!! <3 Candy

jayneyd said...

BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS Dyan.... So pleased and excited for you (and us) You sooooo deserve it and now you'll be able to reach even more of us that can't make it to ur workshops YIPEEEEEEE xxxxx :))))

Paper Paradise said...

Well Dyan, you know how I feel about this fantastic achievement. You are 'the business' when it come to creativity in crafting. I have been attending classes with you for over a decade now and never ever have I tired of your innovative classes and fabulous techniques which you so willingly share with everyone. YOU DESERVE THIS!!!!!!!!! It has been a long time coming, but the hard work and commitment has finally paid off! Allain at Ranger has certainly got yet another amazing designer on board! We are so very happy for you, love Sue and Paul xxxxxxxxx

Sherry Edwards said...

Many congratulations to you Dyan, and I can't wait to see all your amazing products xxxxx

grannypoppy said...

You DID make me cry! I am sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks from such happiness for you! A dream come true. I am SO thrilled for you ... you certainly deserve this ... you are such a talented artist and teacher. Congratulations Dyan!

Hope to get to AFTH next summer while I am in UK. Can't wait to meet you in person.

Joy! Joy! Joy!

Karenliz said...

WOW, WOW, AND WOW It's about time! I was wondering when it was going to happen. You are perfect for Ranger and so hoped it would happen. I always thought you were involved LOL! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to see what the fugure holds!

Ally White Cat said...

Congratulations.I am so happy for your success. you deserve it. I became fond of your work months ago and every payday buy new inks and parts. i truly believe you are just beginning.

Mo said...

I'm so excited for you,Dyan!!! To have your Dylusions available here is a dream come true.I LOVE your inks. What took Ranger so long? I will miss the romance of ordering from England. Your art and teaching bring me such joy - You absolutely deserve this.Way To Go!
Lots of hugs,
Marjan

ajsartjournal said...

Dyan, Congratulations, Ranger obviously know talent when they see it, this is so well deserved, well done!
Big love
AJ

Gill J said...

You more than deserve this! Well done! and I am sure you will continue to go from strength to strength. Lots of love Gill J xxx

Chisgetta said...

Amazing, fantastic, wonderful, fantasmagoric news!!!!
But above all it's absolutely well deserved to such a mahoosively talented artist i.e. You!!
I'll practise my curtsy for next time I see you, since you are now a Ranger "Royal" person �� VERY happy for you xx

Lindsey said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see what's in the works!!

Carol P said...

Congratulations on a job well done! Can't wait to see your product availability grow here in the states.

apaperbear said...

Congratulations!!!! You really deserve this!!! On a purly selfish level I am thrilled to be able to get your wonderful paints & products in the US!!!

Scrapstars said...

Congratulations, you have worked so hard for so long. :)

biskit said...

Ahh, that's fantastic news and very very deserved! Now keep up it chick! x

Scrapstars said...

Congratulations, you have worked so hard for so long :)

Alda said...

Wow, many congrats from a fan in a small village in Holland!!
Love your work, as a beginner in artjournaling you ar such a great inspiration.
You rock!!!! Good for you!!
If I ever win big in the lottery..Art from the heart is my first trip!!

Dawn Pritchard The Inked Stamper said...

A big HUGE Congrats from my happy little Scrapbook store, The Inked Stamper in Canada who LOVES to carry your stamps! Does this mean your paints will be available in Canada soon?? I'd LOVE to stock them!
www.theinkedstamper.com

Ruby Craft said...

Congrats Dylan. Just saw the announcement and had to check you out. I am loving your post and look forward to learning more about you. Happy Dancing for you!

richele christensen said...

So exciting!!
Congratulations!

Jules said...

Brilliant! Well done! You deserve it for all your innovative work! So pleased for you all! Hope to see you when back over from Kenya in Feb! Lovexx

apaperbear said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so thrilled for you!!! From a purly selfish standpoint I am thrilled to be getting your paints stateside!!!! Yipeee!!!

Alison Horne said...

Congrats Dyan, I will have to get travelling travis out for a celebratory stamp when I get home from work. well done, enjoy it.xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow well done, enjoy!!trace x

smokeysmom said...

Right on Dyan! I'm thrilled for you and for Ranger. Well deserved. Rock on girlfriend!

Kathyk said...

FANTASTIC news and a great BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you - ENJOY!

Kathyk

Mary's Museum said...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fabulous news well done and well deserved.... Have fun,,

Quote of the Century


"You are an extraordinary woman.


How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"


Louisa May Alcott