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!
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 paper...now 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