We have a whole load of great sponsors for this challenge with lots of winners too! The prizes on offer are...
£10 voucher from Joanna Sheen
£10 voucher from The Stampman
$10 voucher for Stitchy Bear Stamps
Pack of 5 promarkers from Letraset
£10 voucher for Crafts & Me
£10 worth of stamps of your choice from Stamping all day
Like many of the other DT girls I've been crafting in one form or another for as long as I can remember but I started making cards on a regular basis when my youngest son was at playgroup (he's 15 now) and I remember taking a box of cards in to show the other mums my Mother's Day creations and having them snapped up there and then. Well that really got me going and when I think back to how simple and unsophisticated they were it makes me blush that I asked for money for them! Unfortunately I didn't take photos of any of my early cards and it wasn't until I joined an online forum and wanted to start sharing my work that I began to record what I was making.
The first card that I uploaded to the forum was mid-2008 and as you can see I wasn't very good
with the camera back then. The papers was free with a craft magazine and the bird was cut by hand out of coloured cardstock.
My latest card is a Christmas card, finished yesterday, using a digi stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and added the sparkly strands on her hat using Glossy Accents.
Apologies for my picture - I has to scan this one as it was too dark by the time I'd finished yesterday to get a photo and for some reason I'm having technical troubles with my memory card this morning - the latest in a long line of things going wrong round here!
Please join in the fun with this challenge, we're all looking forward to seeing to see your oldest and your latest or greatest projects!
I'm also entering my card in the challenges at:
The Character Cafe - Glitter
Lots to Do - Glitz
One Stop Craft - Sassy Christmas
Stamping with the Dragon - Make it sparkle
Cooking it up with Katie - Christmas, red & layers
One Stitch at a Time - Surprise us