Hello and Happy New Year!!
I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the occasion! ;)
I so wanted to make this announcement yesterday, but had to keep it a secret a little bit longer... Last year/a day before yesterday :) ... I promised to reveal my news/plans for 2015 and here it goes...
I am the winner of the national competition run by one of the UK leading cardmaking and craft magazines, Simply Cards & Papercraft!! I am The CARDMAKER 2014!!! Yay!!!
|Source: Practical Publishing International|
What does that mean...
I have won the first prize ... over £1000 worth of craft supplies! I haven't received it yet and can hardly imagine what a £1000 prize looks like! I can't wait to play with it all! The competition was sponsored by a number of amazing companies!
I am now published in the January issue as the 'Cardmaker 2014'! See the image or simply buy a copy of the magazine! Not only you will see me in it ;) but you will be inspired seeing the amazing makes from the oh-so talented design team!
I have been invited to become a part of the magazine design team meaning my crafty makes will be published every month in 2015. You will see my first makes in the March issue!
We were asked to submit 3 projects, out of which 2 were to be cards and a 1 off-paper project. I made a mixed media wintery card and a fab red festive card with Brushos and white embossing. My off-paper project was a mixed media grungy looking altered bird house, I even made speckled eggs for it! :) I really thought about my makes and spent some time working on them as I really, really wanted to win. So when the email arrived telling me I won I started jumping up and down and squeaking like a little girl, my little girls had no idea what was going on but joined me anyway and we were like one mad bunch of girls in that moment, but it was a great feeling! So exciting!
I would like to say a BIG thank you to Amy Wanford (the editor of Simply Cards & Papercraft) and her lovely team for selecting my makes. I am forever grateful for this wonderful opportunity! Thank you! xxx
I have many plans for 2015 so I hope you can all join my creative ride and enjoy the fruits of my labour! I do have one and only wish for 2015 and that is to bring you more and more inspiration in 2015 and the years coming!
To celebrate the occasion I will soon announce a blog candy on my new challenge blog, most likely mid January 2015...
... so head over to check it out, read the rules, join the blog and keep an eye out so when I do announce it you can join the fun! The Blog Candy will be announced on the Speed Craft Challenge blog! Don't miss out!
There you have it! I look forward to the coming months for sure! I hope your 2015 is filled with love, happiness, good health, wealth and endless crafty fun! I shall be back soon with some crafty goodness! Feel free to leave me a comment or three below! I shall look forward to reading your thoughts. Big hugs and all the very best to you all,