Monday, 4 January 2010

I made the ILWS Design Team!! Yip yip yippee!

Boohoo - I went back to work today ... and started my studying again ... but...

Wahay - I made the In Love With Stamping Design Team!!

The forum had a Cup Challenge on Saturday night and the crafting was fun, frantic and fantastic! We worked in teams (great chat and team spirit from everyone - Go Bold Brights!!) and for each challenge we had an hour to complete our card(s), photograph them and upload them to the gallery. There were prizes/kudos for each category winner and for the team with the most entries.

Our first challenge was a sketch:

I decided to start with a very quick card to get something up onto the gallery as soon as I could.

Stamp sets: Animal Stories, Fresh Cuts (sentiment)
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Other: Ruby Red Brads

Then I followed up with a more considered one.

Stamp sets: In My Garden, Fresh Cuts (sentiment)
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
DSP: Pink Flamingo
Ink: Black Stazon, Night of Navy, Markers
Other: Brilliant Blue Brads

I'll post recipes for more of my entries over the next few days.

The standard of crafting on the night was amazingly high (I'm gonna have my work cut out as a DT member) and I came nowhere near winning any category. You can see the winners here.

I did win Elaine's blog candy today though and I get the ingredients and instructions for these beautiful creations here. Thanks Elaine!!

Keeping my fingers crossed that we don't have too much of the snow that's been forecast.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Clare said...

Congratulations Sara!
Clare x

JanJay said...

Congrats on making the team, not at all surprising though, I think your work is fantastic!

Love your cards, as always, I was sorry to miss the fun & crafting on Sat night.

Jan x

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations twice Sara! Your DT place is very well deserved - I love your projects. And I saw that you won Elaine's goodies too. A good week - even if we have to work too!

That is the first card that has made me like Animal Stories - still struggling to appreciate that set, but your card is lovely.

AshKuku said...

Hey Sara,

looking at stuffs that u & ur crew create.... I'm totally stunned with no words to explain my ...... I don't know what!!!!!! They are all beautiful & the best..... How I wish I could too???? I do c how can I get those paraphernalia required to get perfect cut cards....

I'm an amateur....who makes them for my loved ones....I've posted one such card..... Ur comments & inputs, would be highly respected..
If u could just visit & punch in your thoughts... I would be grateful....Thanking You!!!!

Have a wonderful year ahead....