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 this 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's some cringeworthy creations of mine to get you into the spirit of things! These are my first 3 cards hehe! I think the first one I wanted to use all the stash I had which was pretty much anything holographic, some cut outs of Newtons Law from a tissue box, peel off holograohic hearts and butterflies, mulberry paper and a random teabag rosette to show my new 'skill' of tea bag folding :)
This one won the Makins Clay category of Cardmaker of the Year (2007?) Yes really it did lol!
If you want a real laugh theres a whole site full of my early ones from 2003 - 2007 HERE
This is my 1st blogged card (Jan 2008)
Fast forward to now and this is the kind of stuff I do now so here's my LATEST!
Thats better lol! THANK GOD FOR PROMARKERS!! Equipment is so much more sophisticated nowadays with so any gorgeous stamps and digis available to colour in and promarkers at an affordable price so things have really stepped up several notches! This image is one of my favs to colour called 'The Butterfly Keeper' by Hannah Lynn from Crafts & Me here. I was thinking of a real clashing colour scheme and then noticed one of the kids snakes (a piece of fluffy material on a stick!) and that was turquoise and orange so thats where thats come from :) She's coloured with promarkers of course and highlights with sakura stardust pens. The globe I've filled in with a 3d gloss and the cute little text tag is from Stamping all Day here. Flowers are from Wild Orchid. DP's I'm not sure what the blue one is but the orange is dcwv pocket full of posiees and Moonglow Starburst Stains red hot poker orange from the stampman here which I've embossed with the divine swirls embossing folder.
Hope you can come and play in our challenge and see how far YOU have come!
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - ANYTHING GOES & SURPRISE YOU (Well my 1st efforts are a surprise for anyone!)