Monday, 15 August 2011

If at first it doesn't get picked up...

Hey!

I'm B.A.C.K! Did you miss me?! I missed you! Sad to think how much influence modern technology has on my daily life; gimme a week in Wales without a phone signal and I break out in a cold sweat! LOL! Our time by the sea-side was fun - albeit a bit soggy *wink*

My fingers have been itching to get inky since setting foot through our front door. As you can imagine, I have a mountain of unpacking and washing to get through first so I figured I could cheat and share a card with you that you can find in the July/Aug 2011 Issue of Paper Crafts Mag. (Photo courtesy of Paper Crafts btw!)

Love You

Now I only wished the skies were like this in Wales last week LOL!

Li'l story about this card: I was smitten with it once I'd made it (I hope I'm allowed to say that!) and was secretly happy not to part with it when it faced rejection for the first call I submitted it for. But it was so sweet that I dared to submit it again about a month or so later for a different call (creative use of die-cuts) and BINGO! The start of my card's adventrue beings....and ends up with someone who wins it from the Paper Crafts Connection blog. Hope they love it just as much as I loved it :)

Moral of the story: sometimes a card may not be destined for one call but is worth submitting again if it suits a future call even more than the original call (FYI: I wouldn't submit a card more than twice - I'd have definitely got the message then that it's just not what they're looking for! )

Before I dash to tackle the mountain of upacking to do, I've also drawn a winner from our CASE Study Blog Hop Party. What a party it was - thank you for joining in with us! Here's who random.org picked



which means that Indy is the winner of a $20 Gift Certificate for Snapily and secondly a $15 Gift Certificate for the stamping company of her choice (provided the company offer GCs!) Congrats! Send me an email (click on the Contact me tab) with your deets and who you'd like your Gift Certificate from and I'll organise it for ya!

Hopefully I'll be back soon with something new to share with ya!

Catch ya later!



14 comments:

Emma said...

Yay Aimes - welcome back to blogland :D sorry to hear Welsh Wales was a bit soggy - but you are your own little ray of sunshine and make everything feel like a summer's day :D

Don't blame ya at all for hoarding this beauty - swoon - look at that cloud action - superb. I have a dream of being published one day ;D

agirlinwinter said...

Love this card :-) I wish we could get Paper Crafts mag in the UK.

Lynn said...

Welcome home Aimes! Enjoy your remaining holidays (my boys go back next week)...summer literally flew by...I wish the days were still a bit longer. I adore your card...love the hearts hanging from the heavens.

Judy1223 said...

Welcome home...sorry to hear your holidays were a bit soggy! I'm so inspired by your "try again" attitude...so glad you did, so glad this was published because it is so sweet!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

I love this card - it really caught my eye in Paper Crafts. Glad you've had a good holiday! x

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Aimes!

Oeh, your card is just perfect!!! Loooove the cute hearts there falling out of the clouds!! Love, love, love!! Sorry the skies weren't like this in Wales! Do hope you did enjoy yourself! I can't do without my email and blogging either! Just love it too much!!

Hugs, Wendy

I'm Renee said...

Definitely worth the 2nd attempt for publication...
it's GORGEOUS!!
Your instincts were so right on it!
And I'm lost if my internet is just down for an hour...
shame on me!!
But hope you had a wonderful trip...
even with rain!

Elena said...

such a sweet, sweet card. Glad it got picked up :) And I hear you on all the laundry! Our little family went south for a relaxing week... but I'm still not caught up on everything! Can't wait to see what new inky things you come up with when you get back into your groove.

Laura B. said...

love this card, so fun!! what a great story behind it.... "the little card that could" :)

paperella said...

I loved this card when I saw it on the mag, Aimes! I definitely keep a lot of the rejected cards in case they fit other calls... and there's always the Stamp it! and Card Creations calls where a lot of them may fit ;)

Jess said...

Hey Aimes! Welcome back! I wondered where you were... :)

I adore this card by the way. I really dig the font of the sentiment, the clouds and those cuter than cute heart buttons!

:)

Cindy Lee said...

Never thought to re-submit the same card for different call but you definitely changed my mind :) Thanks for sharing my friend!

Maureen said...

I am totally smitten with this card too :) It is touched by royalty and a true winner :) I haven't submitted a card more than once, although I love the idea...need to get the deadlines lined up :) This card is so stinkin' cute and I'm a little sad I can't "call" it, so you may have to make me a duplicate :) hugs, Duchess!

Andrea M said...

Lovely moral :) And a STUNNING card!!! i loved this card the moment I laid eyes on it!!! It's a WINNER for sure!!!

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