Cardmaker of the Year 2011

Saturday, 17 September 2011
Hello!! I'm still here!! Since my last post I have been a little busy with some entries for the Cardmaker of the Year competition in Cardmaking & Papercraft.  I left it quite late as I was only able to craft for long periods after a change in my painkillers.  Because of this I only had 5 cards for 3 categories but I guess it's quality over quantity right??

I chose 3 of my favourites categories to enter although I had brought a number of items for other categories and had ideas written down for them.  I guess I can keep them for next year and hope that they will still be an option to choose!  I also have to admit that 1 card was pre-made and 2 other's I'd either copied or amended slightly from cards that I'd made months ago that I had been really proud of. 

I'd left it so late that they were posted special delivery on Thursday to ensure that they arrived yesterday which was also the closing date for entries!

The entry I'm going to show you today is for the Trimcraft First Edition category.  I really love these papers.  I used the new Christmas Joy pad along with a cute Fizzy Moon stamp.  I created an easel drawer card as my project with some little thank you cards in the drawer.

 The photos aren't great as I had to take them at work! I didn't finish this until 11:30pm on Wednesday evening! I really like this colour combination.  I know you can't tell on photos, but the two punched border edges are contrasting shades of red papermania cardstock.
 The paper, although not showing up in the photos, is all glittered and sparkly.
 A close up of the image, you can just about see that the Glamour Dust has had an outing again!  I can't have snow or furry trims without the glamming them up a bit!

A side on view of the box card to show it off a bit.

Stamp: Festive Fun - With Love - Fizzy Moon; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
DP & Cardstock: Christmas Joy - Trimcraft; Papermania
Tools: MS Doily Lace Punch & Snowflake Punch, Circle Nesties, Hougie Board
Embellishments: Sentiment Circle - CWC, Rose - Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon & Gems - Stash

I would love to know what you think especially as it's been a while since I made or coloured anything.  I'm hoping to have a look at all your blogs this evening and catch up on what I've been missing.

Thank you for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.



  1. Lisa said...:

    Hi Sarah, Wow this is gorgeous! Love these papers and adorable Fizzy Moon image. I bought this stamp but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

    Good luck with the C&P cardmaker competition! I have been so busy with CC samples that I ran out of time to make anything :-(

    Lisa x

  1. mazza said...:

    What a fab creation hun, I just love the papers and the fizzy moon stamp is so cute.
    Good luck with the comp xx

  1. lindah11 said...:

    perfect gift beautifully done
    hugs linda xxx

  1. Janette said...:

    What a gorgeous creation, good luck in the competition too.xx

  1. coops said...:

    fantastic card box sarah.the design is brilliant and i love the gorgeous image and papers :D
    good luck in the competition hun :D

    xx coops xx

  1. Kristel said...:

    This is really gorgeous Sarah!! Looks great!
    Hugs Kristel

  1. Mandy said...:

    Wow this is stunning...I have both the stamp and papers just haven't got round to using them yet.....Good luck with the competition....
    Mandy x

  1. Michelle said...:

    WOW! This is gorgeous Sarah, what a great idea with the drawer underneath! I have never seen anything like this before. I love the paper and the image - gorgeous colouring and i love the sparkle xx

  1. Helen said...:

    This is beautiful Sarah - a lovely gift idea!
    Great to see you crafting again...hope you're feeling better!
    I entered a few of the categories's the first time I've entered...good luck! :0)
    Helen x

  1. Teresa said...:

    Hello again, nice to see you back Sarah,
    Fantastic card the image is beautiful and I love your beautiful colours and embellishments, brilliant shape.
    hugs Teresa xx

  1. Hi Sarah, how wonderful to have you back - missed you heaps!!

    Absolutely LOVE this card - you are so creative! Love the image and your colouring is super! I have never seen an easel drawer card before but it looks awesome! I would pick your card as a winner for sure!! Best of luck!


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