As a few of you may know, earlier in the year I was approached by the John Lewis stationery buyer. You can probably imagine how excited I was! I was invited to submit my designs and short-listed as a potential greeting card supplier for 2018. The whole submission process was fascinating, albeit expensive and time-consuming. It involved me registering for VAT and submitting my first ever VAT returns, buying my own barcodes (who knew barcodes were so expensive!) and learning all the nitty gritty details about submitting a product to a major retailer. In the end I wasn't selected (they only selected 3 new suppliers out of 132 that were shortlisted) but they gave me lovely, helpful feedback and said they would consider my designs again next year if I expand my range a little more. I'll see how my other projects pan out in 2018 before deciding whether I do resubmit but I'm so grateful for the opportunity, excitement and confidence boost John Lewis have given me this year. Who has give you your biggest confidence boost this year?