It will be interesting to take on new challenges and perhaps develop my crafting if I am lucky enough to be picked.
We were asked to highlight three projects that showed off our style. My style actually varies with my mood, but rarely (unless we are talking butterflies or flowers) includes lots of embellishments. I'm currently into stamping and colouring, and using images from the various CDs I have bought.
I like to personalise my cards so they fit the person they are being sent to, and I do like to make cards that double up as something else. Ideally, they also work as a gift. So, without further ado, here are my three choices that showcase what I like to do.
My first choice is an easel card that has a box for recipe cards. As this one was a Christmas Card, I included four specific recipes - Christmas mulled wine, Orange pastry, Traditional Mincemeat, and Mince Pies.
The Art Deco image was from a Debbie Moore CD and the recipes were from a Josceline Dimbleby book I've owned (and loved) for many years.
I have made one for a new baby, where the gift inside was a pair of baby socks, I have also made one for a wedding, and in that case the gift inside was a horseshoe with confetti.
This photograph is one that was a more general birthday card, and contains tealights.
My third choice is to show a more straightforward style of card, and is a birthday card. The main topper was in fact the sentiment and the interest really came from the patterned background paper and the paper flowers. There were very few fiddly bits on this card - simple matting and layering, only. I often make cards where the sentiment you would normally expect to find inside appears on the front as a focal point. I love my nesties for their versatility in doing this.
Finally, the last item was a challenge - a card with the theme "New Beginnings". I have some new baby cards I could use, but as I have just made a card for someone who has just left their job, I thought that was very appropriate too.
I've never been part of a design team before, and honestly, have no expectations for this application - there are so many very talented crafters out there and I have no delusions about my own abilities! But as stated before, nothing ventured - nothing gained, and you never know, I may just be picked!! And if I am, I will do my very best.