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

18 comments:

  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.

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

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

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  4. 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.
    xxxx

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

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

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

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  8. 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 :)
    Kelly.x

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

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  10. 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.

    Sarah

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

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  12. Great easel card. Love all your vintage elements. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  13. 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

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

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

    Patti SCH/DT

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  16. 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.

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

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