We made it and goodness me it seemed to take forever to get the last five didn't it haha but we are here and I am very thankful to you all for being on this crafting journey with me. Huge hugs and thank you's for all your amazing comments and congrats too. I congratulate you too as without your support on this OUR blog I wouldn't be here with you all.
I am always humbled by your kindness.
Who'd have thought that its been 2 years and 2 months since my lovely son said to me one day, Mum... Mum have you thought about having a blog or something with all your cards and stuff ? hmm... the seed was planted At that time though I was watching other people on blogs and not knowing how to blog myself so one weekend home from Uni he helped me set it up and for a few months kept an eye on the posts I put up and checked for mistakes etc but then once it was up and running he got mega mega busy in the land of study and teachville so left me to it and I soon picked up on how to, as it were. I know he still pops in every now and then though so I am very grateful for that.
I thought we could get a little Nostalgic today looking back on a few favourites and do my competition/giveaway then tomorrow I can announce the winner and continue with a few older pics and do a How to tutorial with a what basics we need as we discussed this week.
I thought id go back and show you some of my personal fav's from older posts. This was the first card I ever posted back on August 25th 2012.
Next on the 29th August 2012 I was trying stamping into some frantage embossing and rocking that Vintage vibe even back then .
The next thing I'd like to show was on the 13/Sept 2012, I was asked to do a few cards for Stamp addicts tv show and I loved the little dragon they sent me and enjoyed colouring him and making him have a back ground from simply shading. Take a look.
I then was starting to do the odd piece of work for Craft work cards and once piece that was featured a lot was a card I entitled Lace.
Even then I was using Creative Expressions lace and glue haha. This was Sept 30th 2012.
Of course there was many posts in between all these cards my bloggy family but I am picking which ones I find slightly more arty and exciting.
At this stage I was working on getting noticed by a design team etc...and then on the 29/12/2012
I was asked by Craftwork Cards if I would like to be on the team. So although I had made a number of items for them for different shows etc this was the first card I made for them officially being on the team.
I hope your enjoying this little Kim blog history haha....
On 10 March 2013 I announced I had been chosen to be on the Diesire team for Crafters companion which was good news at that time.
Here was some things I made for them during my 6 months term.
A wall hanging, i am so pleased I have grown since then with paint and texture.
Here you see the dimension.
On the 17th April 2013 I decided to enter The Heartfelt Creations DT comp and these were the items I entered with as I got to the semi's with some old blog stuff.
On the 2nd May 2013 I found out I had made it onto the team and many many projects followed for them after that. Here is just a couple of my favs.
Shown 5/March/2014 Raindrops on roses collection.
Shown 11/10/2013 Sweet Juliet collection.
Shown 8/January/2014. Floral key collection.
Shown 16/October 2013.Sweet Juliet collection.
Shown 19/March/2014 Majestic Morning Collection.
Obviously I have many many more I could show over my time with Heartfelt Creations but I will break here from the pictures today and go on to the competition and pick up the "history" tomorrow when I announce the winners.
So.... I have lots of gifts to give away, One large one for the overall winner with lots of goodies from me and Some smaller ones for the next two winners and some of my creations after that.
I also have kindly been donated a stamp set from Just Rite stamps and another from Heartfelt stamps from Lysanne at Creative Expressions because they also appreciate the support you give to us demonstrator/designers too.
The main prize includes , stamps, dies , mask, ribbon and more , I am not posting a picture of it all as I want to be fair to all, once we have the winners I will show pictures then.
Ok to enter ... all you need to be is a subscriber to this, my blog , (part of my Internet blogglie family that is.) Also leave just one comment on this post. Please make sure you only leave ONE comment so that it is easy when using random.org tomorrow. I will not answer any of the comments on this post til after the competition to keep the numbers specifically for the competition. Easy hey...
I will promote it several times through today on Twitter, facebook etc to remind anyone that forgot I was doing this today.
I hope you enjoyed some reminiscing with me going through some older pictures of art and cards and that you will enter the competition and be part of our family here if you are new , tomorrow I will go through a little more of the blog history and announce the winners.
Good luck everyone