Friday, 25 November 2011

Cardmaker of the Year 2011

A couple of months back I entered some cards into the Cardmaker of the Year competition in Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine...and...I just found out that one of them won a prize...woo-hoo! I came third in the Penny Black category with this card:


Stamps: 'Irises' & sentiment from the 'Wonderful' set (both by Penny Black)
Distress Inks: 'Old Paper'; 'Forest Moss'; 'Wild Honey'; 'Spiced Marmalade'; and 'Fired Brick'
Tools: Cuttlebug 'Victoria' & 'Kassie's Brocade' folders

Here are the other cards I entered:


Stamps: from the 'Hello Friend' set
Papers: BasicGrey 'Hello Luscious'
Tools: Sizzix/Tim Holtz 'Tattered Florals' dies; Circle Nesties; CutterBee Bug


Stamps: 'Gift Wrapped' (Lili of the Valley) & sentiment from the 'Anytime Messages' set (Hero Arts)
Papers: 'Hippity Hoppity' (We R Memory Keepers)
Embellishments: Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; BasicGrey brad
Tools: Oval Nesties & CutterBee Bug


Stamp: 'Present Pile' (Lili of the Valley)
Papers: 'Christmas Fancy' (Dovecraft)
Tools: Lacey Circle Nesties; Marianne Designs & Cuttlebug snowflake dies; CutterBee Bug


Tools: Circle Nesties; 'Swiss Dots', 'Flower Fantasy' & 'Victoria' embossing folders; 'Concentric Hearts' & 'Olivia'  alphabet dies (all Cuttlebug)


Stamps: 'Bubble Tree' set by Woodware
Distress Inks: 'Tumbled Glass'; 'Faded Jeans'; 'Chipped Saphire; & 'Stormy Sky'
Tools: Circle Nesties; Glossy Accents


Stamp: 'Agapanthus Clusters' (Stampendous)
Distress Inks: 'Forest Moss'; 'Tumbled Glass'; Faded Jeans'; & 'Chipped Saphire'

Congratulations to all the other lucky winners...including my lovely PBSC DT buddy Nat who came third in the Lili of the Valley category...you can see pictures of all the winning cards here on the Cardmaking & Papercraft site.

18 comments:

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Marvellous work!!!
Very beautiful cards! Inspiring too!
Congratulations!!!!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Congratulations
Helen
your cards are all gorgeous
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, well done you! All the cards you entered are totally fabulous, but then, I wouldn't expect anything less (wink) Hugs Sxx

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Hanneke said...

Congratulations! I love all of the cards you showed, great work! Hugs, Hanneke

Debs M said...

well done, they are all gorgeous x

jenny said...

Huge Congratulations Helen!! That's brilliant......love the PB card and all the others are gorgeous too x

Jenny xx

Carissa said...

These are all wonderful cards. Congratulations. Hugs, Carissa

Victoria said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the goodies!

Claire said...

Many congrats Helen and a well deserved win. All your cards are absolutely stunning. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra said...

Hi Helen, Congratulations on your brilliant news! love your cards too!!:) Sandra H

Kerryn said...

wow well done!! What an achievement! They are all gorgeous cards. You have a talent!

Katina said...

These are all gorgeous Helen! Many congrats on your win.
xx

Kat said...

Well done Helen, fabby card. All the other ones are gorgeous too. I must check out the magazine. Not sure how the first and second placed cards could be nicer than yours though!

Kat xx

Aline said...

Congrats, that are all beautiful cards!!!

Meadie said...

Well done on your award Helen, you cards are all just gorgeous! Hugs x x

Samantha said...

Oh Helen that first card is fantastic!! Stunning distress ink work Helen!! a well deserved win! your cards are always 1st class!! love them all xx

Kaz said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So many beautiful cards, a well deserved win. As always all your cards are gorgeous.
Hugs
Kaz xx