Monday, 13 December 2010

Crafty Cardmakers

Hi there, 
well I've been asked to take part in something very special - I was asked to represent Letraset who are one of the sponsors for this super fun challenge. I must admit it did cross my mind not to join in - because one of the things I had to do was dig out a photo to show of one of my first cards - argh!!
so, before I go doing that and scaring you, here's some more about the challenge and prizes ...

Good Afternoon!!  We're having a very special challenge here at Crafty Cardmakers for the next 4 weeks and it's something a little bit different and a lot of fun!  We've also managed to persuade the sponsors or their representative to join in the fun :)
We'd like to see your LATEST OR GREATEST creation so anything you like or a particular favourite AND here's the important bit, we'd also like to see your FIRST or the OLDEST one you have a photo of!  I can see you cringing and thinking oooooh nooooo mine's really baaaad!  Don't worry, we ALL started somewhere and I hope you can see from the samples that everybody was new once and with a bit of practice you can get better and you'll also see how much you've already got better by digging out your first efforts!
The Rules:
You can enter up to 3 times but each must contain a picture of one of your first designs and must be different techniques or items e.g. first card, first stamped card, first scrapbook page, first tag etc.  They must also be separate posts.

You can enter your latest creations or your favourites previously published alongside your old design.  You can enter in as many other challenges as you wish but many challenges do not accept older creations so just be mindful of that.

Please link back to the Crafty Cardmakers blog and mention Crafty Cardmakers in your post.
The challenge runs for 4 weeks from 13th Dec and closes at 9am GMT on Monday 10th January

We are very proud to be sponsored by a number of very kind stores for this challenge with lots of winners for this one and the prizes on offer are...

£10 voucher from Joanna Sheen
£10 voucher from The Stampman
$10 voucher for Stitchy Bear Stamps
Pack of 5 promarkers from Letraset
£10 voucher for Crafts & Me
£10 worth of stamps of your choice from Stamping all day

So here goes, this is one of my first ever cards back in January 2006, I started off with some peel-offs, card blanks and mulberry please don't laugh...

So moving swiftly on... the second part of the challenge is to post your latest or greatest card or creation so I've gone with my latest, it was the birthday card I made for my mum from Graham and myself. I had to use the stamp that got me hooked on stamping and of course my beloved promarkers from Letraset. 

Image: Daisy from Sugar Nellie (unfortunately no longer in production) coloured with promarkers
papers are Cosmo Cricket - Earth Story, card is core'dinations, MS valentine lace border punch, twill ribbon from SU, glitter dots from Papermania

So, are you brave enough to reveal your earliest card or creation? go on, I dare you - it can't be any worse than mine :)

I'd also like to enter the Daisy card into the following challenges...

The Sugar Bowl - sketch
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes


Vixykins said...

Yours sums up a newbie card of that era PERFECTLY! Thats exactly how I remember cards waaaaay back then lol! Isnt it amazing how much more is available now?

BTW I think Elisabeth Bell is re-releasing Daisy next year x

Thanks for playing, it really shows how far you've come :)

kath said...

wow things have definitely moved on from the peel off's...gorgeous cards you made for your Mum...big hugs kath xxxx

Craftyanny said...

lol Debbi we all have those:) Good on ya for showing it too!
Love your DT card, the image is gorgeous, lovely colours too
Anne x

Auntie Em said...

Oh, my! Both of your early cards are so nice! I love the softness of the mulberry paper is so pretty and I love how you blinged up her little crown of flowers. Nothing to feel bad about with either of those two!
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Debbi, just been looking at the cards for ths really fun challenge. I know you love Daisy as do I and this is a fab card. I had to smile at your first card, did we all start with peel offs I wonder. I still have my first card I made so proudly so I'll take a pic and will enter for sure. Marianne x

scotspanda said...

your first card is similar to mine hun, think we all started off with the peel offs :o)

gorgeous card for your mum, daisy is my favourite image I just love her


Amanda xx

jackid said...

Hi Debbi Love this Daisy image such a shame she is no longer around I came on here to ask you where I can get her from but you have already answered that for me love your cards by the way
Merry Christmas

Wrightboysmum said...

What a different idea for first creations but your right it's great to see everyone started at the beginning. Must have a look for my first page or card.

Jack said...

Peel-offs, don't ya love 'em. (I've still got loads if your interested, lol).
As for your latest card it's just fabulous. I love the colours you've used and the papers. xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Debbi, what a gorgeous card. I love the image (I think everyone does lol) and your colouring is fab as always. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Have a wonderful Christmas x
ps your first card is lovely :)

Gro said...

I love that image to. She is so adorable. And your colours are beautiful.
Hugs :o)

coops said...

wow gorgeous card.i love the image and fab colours and layout.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP.

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Wow, Debbi - stunning Daisy card!! Love her and your colouring is perfect!! Thanks for joining in our Mega challenge at PFP! Have a lovely Christmas too!! Juliexx

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