Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"THE NEWS"

I know I have been a bit naughty and teasing you over the last week....but at last I can share my BIG NEWS.... I can assure you it ain't often that I am lost for words or rendered completely speechless but 4 weeks ago  I received a telephone call from Diane Grimshaw...Editor of SIMPLY CARDS & PAPERCRAFTS to tell me that....... I had won their

CARD DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2008 COMPETITION

WOW.....WOO....HOO......could have knocked me over with a feather....I'm sure she was thinking they had chosen a gormless twit as their winner.....I was unable to string two sensible words together.....but I was sworn to secrecy.....so I couldn't say anything until the results were published in this month's issue......out today....and believe me it was a nightmare keeping it a secret.     SC&P is my most favourite mag...I have every copy from Issue 1 and as a subscriber I got my copy a few days ago.... what a weird feeling seeing my cards published.   I still can't believe it.....it's like a dream come true and the best Christmas present ever.  Competitions aren't really my scene and I don't know why I decided to enter this year....albeit at the last minute and I was knee deep in Christmas card orders at the time.....but OH BOY am I glad I did.
Speaking of presents......the prize is unbelievable.....mountains and mountains of crafty goodies.....4 huge boxes......more than I can ever use or have room for so I will be sharing with all my bloggy buddies...look out for lots of blog candy give-aways in the coming weeks.
I am now a fully fledged member of the SC&P Design Team.....how cool is that and now that it is official...I think it has finally began to sink in .....all this excitement......need to make myself a strong cuppa and have a seat.  
Big Congratulations to the nine runners-ups.....one of which was our very own BECKY from PBSC.....their entries were all fantastic.
From Your "Shocked".....but....."Over The Moon"......and....."Very Happy".......Bloggy Buddy......catch up with you all once I have come down off the ceiling and stopped running around like a headless chicken.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

75 comments:

Lorraine Robertson said...

What fantastic news love, very well earned... so happy for you & can't wait to see more of you in the mag...

Huge hugs & kisses
Lorraine xxxxx

Anonymous said...

At last...WELL DONE YOU!!! God, how happy I am for you!!! Many, many congratulations!!!
Well deserved Mrs!!!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Anonymous said...

I can't think of anyone, anywhere who deserves to win this award more than you dear friend. From across the miles I hope you can hear my cheering and clapping and joy for you. How I wish I was there to crack open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate your wonderful news! How about we both crack open a bottle tonight and toast to your great achievement! Cheers dear Friend and lots of Love too! xxx Nancy

Marcea said...

oh wow wow wow, this is AMAZING!!!!!! Well done and huge Congratulations!! Woohoo, I am jumping around the room for you hn. Awww well done, you really deserve it. I wish you every success in your new role - how on earth did you keep it secret for so long .... another achievement in itself!!!
Big hugs
-x-

Paula's ponderings said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW Thats fantastic Kath!! MANY MANY congratulations,and so well deserved too. I will make sure I stop off and buy one on the way home. Congrats to all the runners up too.....BRILLLIANT WELL DONE!!!!!

clare said...

what great news hun..you well deserve it hun..your cards are always lovely..im still shocked on how you kept it a secret...lol good girl for that...and OMG..all them goodies.and good luck in your new role..we'll be seeing more of your lovely creations now.
aww..well done hun xx

love clare xx

Ali Watson said...

HUGE congratulations my bloggy buddy. Your are an extremely talented lady and fully deserve this. You never fail to offer fantastic inspiration. WELL DONE YOU!!!!!!!! P.S It's my fav mag too, but mines not arrived yet :(

Kim Dellow said...

Well done Kath, that is very exciting news :)

Helen said...

Congratulations Kath! You deserve it...your cards are fab!
Helen x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Congratulations missus - what brilliant news. You must be so delighted, what a fabulous achievement and very well deserved. Your news has cheered me up so much this morning, I'll be rushing out to buy a copy for myself as soon as I get over this dreadful flu! Well done! Lainy xx

Anice said...

Congratulations Kath! So well deserved..I knew you were a star card maker as soon as I saw your creations Now everyone will be able to enjoy your talent!
Anice xx

SewSuzySew said...

Oh, Well done, it's well deserved, Congratulations!
I'll bet you're on Cloud Nine lol!
Hugs
Suze x

Powerful Search Engine said...

Many deserved Congratulations Kath! LOL Px

Beth said...

Wowwww!!! That's so amazing!! Congratulations!! All of your cards are fabulous so I can see why you won!!! xx

Dawn Wheeler said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY thats the best news ever ,huge congrats Kath ,you so desive it what a christmas surprise ,well done ,hugs Dawnxx

Tip Top said...

Whohoooooooo!!! I can now show the article to EVERYONE I know and say that I 'know' you!!!

Makes me feel like I've won it!!!

Fantastic news & you really deserve it!!

Becky said...

Wow Kathy! That's amazing news hon! I am so happy for you, not got my copy yet but I'm a little bit puzzled as I got my cards returned saying I wasn't a winner!! Will have to see if I am a winner when I get my mag lol!!
Love Becky xx

Jackie said...

Kath that is fantastic news and throughly well deserved!! Your work is fab and your blog always makes me laugh out loud. Must get someone to get me the magazine so I can have a good look. Congratuations!!

Jackie said...

Congratulations, not one bit suprised, your creations are wonderful.

Jackie

Becky Garrison said...

How wonderful, Kath! Congratulations from a huge fan! Becky G.

Macpurp said...

Well done you!!! this is fab news ! and well deserved!
all the best from me and Emma Elf who is still internet less! lots of love xxxx

Katherine said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Jingle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! That is so exciting! Your cards are beautiful and this is deserved!

Heather "Hev" said...

Yay!!! What magnificent news Kath!!!

Congratulations on your award and DT status - and for keeping that secret (mustve been torture!)

Enjoy the rest of your day :)

Debbie said...

Wow! what fantastic news Kath! Congratulations so thrilled for you :) Debbie x

Cassie said...

OH, that is fantastic! Congratulations! I'll be doing a happy dance for you!

Rach said...

whoo hoo
huge congrats Kath...well done. hugs rachxx

Sarah said...

Kath That is just the best news!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't think of a more deserving winner!!! Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Well I am absolutly `delighted` for you Kath...
Congratulations` soo well deserved I say!!!!
Yaaaah!!!!think that calls for a celebration ...
I wish all you wish yourself and more `Lovely Lady`:)~X~

Dawn said...

Kath
That is brilliant news - have just e-mailed you anyway!!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

mudmaven said...

Way to go! Congratulations on this well deserved honor! ~chris

Tracey said...

Congratulations Kath! That is fantastic & so well deserved as your cards are amazing :o)

I bet you haven't stopped grinning yet have you?
Enjoy all playing with all the goodies.

Big hugs
Tracey
x

Pauline C said...

OMG! Woo hoo!! What fabulous news and well deserved ..... mega congratulations and corks-a-poppin!
Pauline x

Need More Time to Craft said...

Congratulations Kath. Well deserved :)

Anonymous said...

WELL DONE big sis. I always knew you were the best.... nothing new in that. Many congratulations you deserve it. From your little sis.

scotspanda said...

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Such fantastic news!! Well done you! Bet you were jumping up and down like a kid when you found out lol. So well deserved :)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic news hun and well deserved i also subscribe to that mag so i'll be able to see your creations................
well deserved!!

Emma xxx

Carol D said...

Congratualtions Kath, I am so very pleased for you, i know i don't know you personaly but you make it feel like I do.When I buy the mag I will say "I know this wonderful lady"
From the very first time that I started blog hopping and found your blog you made me feel welcome. It is such a great pleasure to read your blog everyday and your cards are such an inspiration.

Well Done
Hugs Carol xx

tracie said...

Hi ya Kath, Oh wow this is fabulous news - CONGRATULATIONS. You so deserve this hun, your work is always such an inspiration. I bet your still hanging of the ceiling, lol - enjoy your goodies.
Big Hugs
Tracie :)x

oh hope you had a fab time in London xx

Dawny P said...

Well have I missed this or what!!!!! Ohh I am soooo thrilled for ya - but not surprised cos you are a bit good at this card making malarky Mrs Kath. That is fabulicious news and I am all the better for hearing it. Well done you lovely lady xxxxxxx

katy said...

Congratulations Kath, i got my copy today, well deserved win !! Enjoy your prize !! xx

Enfys said...

Huge congrats to you Kath, I am so pleased for you, not only have they chosen a very talented cardmaker, they have also chosen one of the most encouraging, lovely people in bloggy land. I truly am delighted for you
hugs
En xx

Allison said...

wowee- can't wait to get mag. tomorrow
You deserve it and can't wait to see you in print. WELL DONE- toot toot toot
AllisonX

LOUISE said...

Congratulations Kath, you truly deserve it! Your cards are always fabulous, and your always put your heart and soul into everything. Well done! Have lots of fun using your prizes! Louise x

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Just had to come out of my self-imposed bloggy exile to congratulate you, Kath! This is so well-deserved!!! To say "Well done!" isn't enough. Amazing. Just amazing. :o)

Big hugs to you, hun.

Chris xx

aardvarkpest said...

Congratulations what a great christmas surprise

Wiccababe said...

oh wow, congratulations quine! good for you

Camillae said...

Woo...Woo..Hooray!Well done, Kath. Congratulations to you and I'm very happy for you. You deserve it and your creations are always a great inspiration to me.
Hugs :P

Kim Piggott said...

Such wonderful and so well deserved news!
You give us all so much brilliant inspiration!
hugs
kim xxx

Sue said...

I am absolutely delighted for you!!! your cards are all amazing and you deserve to win this. I entered this competition for the first time and I really feel that the best person won!!! Not only do you work so hard at your own blog, Design Team and other challenges but you also take the time to visit so many other blogs and give us all encouragment and friendship. I really am over the moon that you won and will go straight to Morrisons and see if the new issue is in stock and check it out.

debby4000 said...

Fantastic news, congratulations.

Sally said...

Well done Kath, you are a super star and totally inspiring, I love your unique fun fresh style, plus I love reading what you get up to, I often find myself giggling. As well as being a top crafter you should write books!
Sally. x

Anonymous said...

Hiya Stranger, what wonderful news for you and it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Hope you are keeping well and that you will find plenty of time to play with your new winnings. Lots of hugs and Kisses Karen

Joey said...

OMG Kath, very well done and huge congrats to you, off to buy a copy asap! well done you!. woooo hooooo, how you kept that under your hat! lol. joey xxx

Jan said...

WOW Well done you. Fantastic news and very well deserved. Must get the mag asap, how exciting.
Love Jan xxx

Carol Plume said...

wow Kath how wonderful for you and so well deserved - will have to go and buy a mag and have a look at your great creations...Its a fab feeling to see your work in a mag isn't it? Enjoy your prize xx

shelly said...

kath what wonderful news!!!!! yay you!!!!! your art is beautiful and you are so inspirational and always have such kind words for us.. were ALL lucky to have you to look up to. enjoy your prize!!! happy holidays too :) hugs shelly

Jozza said...

I couldn't be more thrilled for you Kath :o)

Toot toot toot!!!!

Well done Mrs :o)

xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kim Costello said...

Congratulations Kath, so happy for you I will need to go and get myself a copy and look at your gorgeous creations. Looking forward to seeing your work in furture as their design team, so cool! HuGs Kim x

Lynsey said...

Hi Kath
I just the magazine last night and I knew I recognised you from your blog! Congratulations a well deserved award.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Made by Mandy said...

OMG, I was just reading my magazine and saw you won.

I am absolutely delighted for you, you are a truly giving person, a true crafty card maker and I cannot think of a more worthy winner.

Well done sweetheart, I am really, really pleased for you :)

Eveline said...

WOW, Kath, congratulations. What great news and well done. You do make beautiful cards. I'm a bit behind with blog reading as my husband is in hospital hence my late reply.
Eveline.

Chris said...

Well I have to say it couldn't have happened to a more deserving, special, talented lady Kath!! Oh SO WELL DONE and HUGE CONGRATULATIONS hun. I am often in awe of how many totally stunning creations you manage to design while you keep us entertained too and I for one will be looking out for your goodies in future mags... way to go you :D

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Wow, what fantastic news and well deserved!! Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Well done Kath....I was so chuffed to see you as the winner in the magazine - your work is wonderful and I cant wait to see more in future issue's!

Jackie said...

Many congratulations Kath, well done indeed...and justly deserved.

Pink Dandelion said...

Many congratulations on your win, but looking at your cards I am not surprised. Your blog is fab, I will be back. Debs xx

Chriss Rollins said...

congratulations Kath to one very talented lady.

I always call you 'the queen of cards'
You make some fabulous creations.

So glad that you made their design team too..WELL DONE.

Take care

chriss x

sharon said...

Hi Kath, I have just come over to you from Chris..I wanted to say Well Done on your achievement and design team place.Your work has knocked me out..(not literally of course ;))..since I came across it, a couple of months back..so...well deserved :)

Sharonx

Bev said...

HUGE congratulations Kath, way to go!!!!!! It's so well deserved and I can't wait to see more of your cards in print

hugs Bev x

Liz Armstrong said...

HUGE congratulations Kath. So VERY well deserved. It couldn't happen to a nicer girlie : )
Liz
x

Desire Fourie said...

Congrats Kath. This is real reason to celebrate. Hope you also enjoyed some bubbly with that budster of yours. Very pleased for you ... see me kicking my heels together for you. Hugs from Desire

Jo said...

fantastic achievement and so well deserved - Huge CONGRATULATIONS :)

jo xx

Jackie said...

Sorry I'm so late with this Kath, congratulations and well done :)

Mar G said...

Belated 'Congratulations' Kath.....VERY Well Done! Mar x