Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Wahoooo! I won............

Hi folks!!
I've just been bursting to tell you all that I came first in the Joanna Sheen category of The National Cardmaker of the year 2009 hosted by Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. Today's the day the mag hit the shelves and I've just got back from the shops having purchased a few copies ;o) I'm so thrilled to have have come top in such a prestigious category. Thank you so much Joanna for choosing my card.
I wanted to make a baby card and had seen the 'diaper' fold (instructions here) online. I thought Messy Rabbit and Joanna's gorgeous Gingham papers would work beautifully with the card shape. I used some heavy weight cardstock to fold the card shape. Once scored and creased I used my Fiskars texture plate to emboss the texture onto the card (see close up bellow) and folded the card. It's really easy to keep folding and unfolding as there is no glue involved with keeping the shape together. I covered sections with the large pink gingham checks which I had edged with black ink. I used extra strips of card that I had punched with my Fiskars 'Apron' border punch to create the scallops. I cut the tag and label frame using my Nestabilities, inking all the edges. I stamped and embossed Messy Rabbit and the sentiment onto Bristol Board. I used my Copic Markers to colour Messy and carefully cut him out. I added a large white (WRMK) eyelet and some ribbon to the top of the tag to make it easy to pull out of the pouch.
I cut the letters from Funky Foam using my Cuttlebug and 'Banana Split' font. I finished off the card with a large white ribbon bow.
Many congratulation to all the winners and runners up from the competition.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


Mags said...

Lovely card Sabdra - worthy winner, love the font on the foam letters - shall have to look out for that one.


treesawardincrafts said...

Congratulations! What an honour! Joanna Sheen the queen of cards!! Well done you!

Ruthie said...

WOW! Huge congratulations - well done - you deserved it! Beautiful card and so much detail!

shellshearer said...

Wow congratulations hun...your card is just gorgeous....thanks for the link, my friend is due soon so I might have to have ago at this fold..lol

Congrats again hugs shell xx

Michelle said...

Well done you Sandra! I'm so thrilled for you, but of course you deserved it. Your card is fantastic and perfect to the very last detail. Wonderful!
x Michelle

Chrissie said...

All I can say Sandra is no wonder you were the winner!
This is such a wonderful card and all the different techniques have come together perfectly here (not to mention your superb colouring!)

Linda Elbourne said...

I am not surprised you won ... your cards are always so classy and well made ... Congratulations XXX

ENJAY said...

Welldone!! Lovely card, its just sucha a buzz to win isnt it! Amazing!!
Love Nicola.xx

All Pink girl said...

Woo huge congrats hun xxxx
i just saw it in the magazine and hot footed it over here to congratulate you xxxx
so pleased for you its a stunner
hugs Dawnxxx

Crafty Dawn said...

Well A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you an achievement indeed

Love Dawn xx

Kim Piggott said...

Congratulations Sandra!
I am thrilled to bits for you!
Your cards are amazing!
kim x

Michelle said...

Fantastic card such a unique idea not surprised you came 1st. Congratulations and well done.


Larissa said...

Congratulations Sandra!!

Very cute card! Love the diaper and the little bunny inside!


Saskia said...

Congratulations!!! Your work is so sweet and beautiful!

Saskia :)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Well deserved Sandra! Wonderful card! Way to go girl!!

Rosietoes said...

Well done Sandra.
Your card is gorgeous and a well-deserved winner. Many congratulations.
Edna x

sugarplum said...

Congratulations on your win Sandra your card is lovely the fold is really cute.You must be really proud Well Done
Fi x

Fiona said...

Many congratulations Sandra. Your card is delightful, no wonder you won. Love the paper, inked detail and the punched edges-all perfect.
Fiona x

debby4000 said...

Congratulations and so well deserved, you're such a talented papercrafter. You card is so cute and original.

Heather said...

Beautiful card & congratulations!!

lisa said...

Well done on your win, Sandra, that's fantastic and so well deserved, your cards are always so beautiful. I think I spied a few on Joanna's C&C show.
Your baby card is great fun. I do love that rabbit!


KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow hunnie this is super. Well done for winning and I can see why Joanna chose to enter this card into the comp. Cathy xxxx

Donna said...

Oh Wow Sandra, congratulations on your well deserved win, you always create such wonderfully details cards and this one is no exception...I love the gingham papers and the gorgeous colours, how cute is Messy Rabbit...make sure you celebrate your win lol! :) Donna x

Juls said...

big huge congrats!! well deserved!!

iReneM said...

WoooHooo, many cograts, Sandra.
Absolutley well deserved...its a gorgeous card


Anonymous said...


Huge Congratulations on winning - I love that card, off for a good old root around the rest of your Blog!

Leann x

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Caroline said...

Congratulations Sandra, you deserve to win, you card is fab! Well Done xxxxx