Monday, 30 May 2011

Cardmaker of the year competition 2011

Hiya Everyone,

It's almost that time of year when Cardmaking and Papercraft and Quick Cards Made Easy magazines runs their annual Cardmaker of the Year competition. For any of you that don't know, I was the lucky winner for 2010. I was so shocked when I found out that I had won. I very nearly didn't enter as I was pregnant at the time and I didn't have much energy. Once I started making cards I couldn't stop - I only stopped when I ran out of time Lol. I just thought I'd share my winning cards with you all to hopefully inspire some of you out there to enter. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs - I won over £700 worth of goodies. So much has happened to me since I won last year. I am now on Joanna Sheen and Crafters Companion design teams, I run regular workshops for the Windmill Craft Centre and have featured regularly in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine ever since. It really has changed my life as I never would have dreamed I would end up crafting on a part time basis. To craft for a living is what I would love to do and I'm definately heading in the right direction.

I came 1st in the Pink Petticoat category - I used one of their freebie kits for this one called "Life's lemons". For more details of this card go to here.

I also came 1st in the La Pashe category. I used one of their Remember when....? decoupage sheets that I made into a faux book that was more of a keepsake card. For more details of this card go to here.

I came 2nd in the Joanna Sheen category. I used a house mouse stamp sheet called icecream. For more detail of this card go to here.

And I also came 2nd in the Cosmo Cricket category. For more details of this card go to here.

The next issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft will be out on 7th June and I think it should be advertised in there. If not in will be the early July one. I will see if I can find out. For anybody who isn't aware of the competition there are loads of different categories and you make cards for the categories using their products ie. use sizzix products for the sizzix category etc. There is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize per category and the winner of the most categories wins the overall Cardmaker of the Year title.

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. I remember seeing you in the magazine! It must be such an amazing feeling winning so many categories!!

    Do you know which issue of CM&P the competition will be in? I have curbed my obsessive purchasing and collection of craft magazines so I don't get every issue now.

    xo Lou Mac.

  2. Hi Paula

    My what a wonderful year you have had! And thank you for showing us your lovely cards, and they really are lovely! Details of where we can find the Competition would be really helpful please. I am very much the novice but hey we have to be in it to win it! Judy x

  3. Hi Paula, love your creation's as always they are done to perfection............:) Sandra H

  4. wow Paula I never knew about this!! im not surprised though hun your work is amazing!!! so much talent!

  5. WOW!! I can see why u won these cards are awesome!!