Saturday, October 25, 2008

Got myself a new job ... and 2 cards for JCABC

Phew! I thought this week will never end - I had to go to work today too. [we often work on weekends - no extra pay :( - so it's nothing special, but I was in a great mood (and a bit of a hurry) to make some cards and blog a little]
So unfortunately, I spent a lot of my Saturday in the office, at my first job.
Oh, haven't I told you? I've got myself a second job - the best I've ever had! :D

I was selected to be a DT member for Karin's new challenge blog "Just Christmas And Birthday Cards" [JCABC ? or just JCBC ;)]

I still feel like it's a gorgeous dream and I'll be soon awake finding out it wasn't for real. I mean... can you believe it? ME a member in a Design Team?! I only hope the contestants won't all run away seeing my examples - lol.

The DT has extraordinary creative and talented members (except for me, of course, but I'll try to learn as much as I can and do it quickly).

I am very very grateful to Karin and Linda for choosing me, it's such a happy moment I find no proper words to express it. THANK YOU!

Please stop by our new challenge blog and check out my mates - they all rock!
We will have a monthly prize (for the moment) and the draw will be made from those of you who played at least twice a month.
We are working hard to make it a weekly prize in the near future and if you happen to know somebody who might be interested in sponsoring our challenge with a small something we will provide a permanent link for them and you on the challenge site and on each of the DT members' personal blogs.
There is 10 of us so I'd say that's quite a nice advertisement. :)

Well, now that I've been 'promoted', this week's challenge - #3 - is my last one as a contestant. As usual, I am never able to craft over the week so I'm always posting my entries in the last day/hour.

Here's Linda's lovely sketch for Week #3:

And here are my cards...

Birthday card

Christmas card

The background papers are from Dovecraft, the B-day card's other paper is a free download from Shabby Princess and the image is a Magnolia stamp print I received as a gift from a dear friend. I coloured it with regular markers (fineliners).
The white embossed cs on the X-mas card is also a gift from a dear friend :) and so is the ribbon and the stars.
For the trees I used light green cardstock, inked with darker green over peel-offs [when you take the peel-offs off :D it leaves a "print" - I love this technique and I'll be using it more] then stamped with a flourish stamp from SU and heat embossed in Snowflake tinsel embossing powder. And then cut by hand in a free/tree shape :). Too much work for such a tiny element isn't it? But I really loved putting it all together.

Flowers, other ribbons, gems (thanks, Mel for the better term!) and peel-offs are from stash - see, I learn a new crafting word every day

for stopping by.

May you all have a fantabulous weekend!


Heather "Hev" said...

Now Ms Mada - off to the naughty corner with you!!!!!!!!

You are very talented indeed and that is why you were chosen to be part of the Design team :)

Congratulations :) and I promise I will try and join in more!!!

Lovely examples for this week - LOVE EM!!!

you can come out of the naughty corner when you say I am talented - 100 times!!!


Tanja said...

Mada, these Cards are great! Absolutely wonderful!

TFS! Hugs Tanja

Simone P. said...

You rock as well! These cards are fabulous! Lots of detail. We are all proud to have you on our team! Have fun and do something creative everyday!

Angelo said...

Oh, Mada! Your cards are stunning! They are fantastic. I love them both!

I am really looking forward to working with you in the team.

By the way, you've done a great job with the banner. It is just perfect for the challenge!

Have a nice weekend!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Chris said...

Hi Mada, I'm just visiting to say Hi LOL! And look at your news!!!!! Fantastic and very many congratulations to you on your DT Post, I'm so happy for you, you'll be a great asset to the team and not only for your cards lovely lady. I don't know why you think you have so much to learn, I love your cards, they're as lovely as anyone's and the two for the challenge this week are just wonderful! Well done! I look forward to seeing all your DT creations. Hope you enjoy what is left of the weekend, sorry you had to work today and for no extra money, yuk! I'm glad you visited my blog today to say Hi LOL, thanks as always for your lovely comments. Take care, hugs Chris x

Ninchen said...

both cards are great!i love the trees from the xmas card!




Hello Mada, what can I say? you do not need to thank us for choosing you to be part of the DT, you well deserve to be !! your cards are beautiful, and your not dreaming hun!! It sounds like you have alot on your plate just now with a new job. I hope you are still enjoying it. I am so looking forward to working with you as your cards will provide so much inspiration. Hugs to you hun Linda x

Karin said...

Hi Mada,

what I can say more.
Readung all comments on this post I can only say I agree on everything.
You are such a special lady, dealing with a lot right now, but it makes me really happy to read how happy you are with the new job.
I love your cards. They are both beautifull!!!!
Thanks for joining the x-mas and b-daycards challenge (for the last time).

Big hugs to you,
xoxo karin

Gayathri said...

Hi Mada,
I just stumbled upon ur blog today. and i must say i just loved your cards! :) I'll be visiting more often from now on.. Do drop in by my site when you find time :)