Wednesday 28 March 2012

Yay! I Won!

I'd never entered a papercraft competition before, this was my very first entry, and I've won a massive haul of House Mouse goodies!  I can't tell you how chuffed I am.  The competition was in Quick Cards Made Easy and had to feature a heart.  There were ten winners, although only three were printed in the mag, mine being one of them.  I can't wait for my prize to arrive now!  I only found out I'd won when I picked up the new issue at Tesco today and was flicking through.  It was just the pick me up I was needing as I'm feeling a bit pants today.
This was one of those projects that just grew layer upon layer, I had no idea where it was heading when I started apart from that I would have a gilded heart.  The heart was made with double sided adhesive sheet, one side stuck to cardstock and the other gilded with gold flakes.  I embossed it with a cogs embossing folder for added texture.
The easel card was made from Bazzil cardstock and the papers are Kanban Industriana and Papermania Black and Gold.  I tore the paper behind the heart for a shabby look and stamped keys from a Papermania Urban set and heat embossed with gold powder.  I also sprinkled on a bit of gold powder randomly and heated it to give a grungy shimmer.
The cogs were made with Spellbinders dies and the key was made with a Marianne die.  The padlocks were cut on my Cricut using the Sweethearts cartridge, layered up , sanded and inked.
The sentiment was hand written on a Frame element from the Black and Gold paper stack.
Some ribbon and a sprinkling of gems finish it off.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out and even more pleased to have won!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sugar Creek Hollow - #4 - steampunk
My Time To Craft - #176 - easel cards
Party Time Tuesday - #61 - anything goes
The  Crazy Challenge - #112 - add a sentiment


  1. SHOUTING - A MASSIVE WELL DONE TO YOU. Isn't it nice that others love your work too and you get some goodies as well. Excellent - well done again.

  2. Congrats Wendy. Its a lovely surprise when you're feeling under the weather. Well done.
    Kathleen x

  3. Gorgeous card,well done

    Lorna xx

  4. So gorgeous Wendy...and well done too hun..! so well deserved and have fun playing too sweetie :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  5. Big Congrats Wendy. Mags never let you know you have won I dont think. I was star letter in Creativity mag this time and I only found out when my sister called (I live in Spain) then I had to email the mag to find out about my prize.

    Well done and the card is lovely.

  6. Congratulations!! Well deserved - the card is gorgeous! A great start to Spring, Ruth x

  7. Well done, a well deserved win. Your card is fabulous. Enjoy your prize. Elaine

  8. well done Wendy - great card - Quick cards competitions are fab - a real source of good crafting goodies! Rachel x

  9. Yay! Well done on your win Wendy! Have fun with your new goodies when you get them! :D And this is stunning hun, lovin' all the gold :)

  10. Congrats Wendy, a well deserved win, your card is stunning.
    Enjoy your new goodies.
    Wendy xx

  11. Hi Wendy, was just looking back through your posts and I seem to have missed loads of your fab creations. You certainly are on a roll, that's for sure!

    Well done on winning with the gorgeous card - I can imagine how excited you must be waiting for the prize! And I saw you entered a DT call - best of luck and hope you get picked.


  12. Wow x Well done! Really deserved a win x

  13. Great easel card. Love all your vintage elements. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  14. Congratulations on your win, Wendy. A beautiful card and great embellishments. You truly deserved to win. Have fun playing with your new goodies.

    Rachel x

  15. It's beautiful! I love the steampunk look in your card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge Blog!

  16. Congrats on your win and this fab card. Loving the glad you could share with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

  17. Wow..Congratulations! This is such a beautiful card. Love the fabulous layers and all the details. Thank you so much for playing along with My Time to Craft this week.

  18. Just seen your entry in a magazine someone gave me - well done, you clever thing. xx


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