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I'm a winner

I am so happy, I've just returned from a miserable two days in London. I have been stuck in a training room delivering the training with no air conditioning, no offer of a drink or anything. It was awful. Then the hotel didn't have any air conditioning either. Don't get me wrong I love this weather and I don't have ac at home, but I can open all my doors and windows to let the air circulate. Not possible in a hotel or training room in London when the window only opens an inch and the door is into a sweltering corridor. I stink! Thank goodness the delegates were all really lovely. I had to keep giving them breaks to keep them awake!
I arrived back to find out that I was a winner of one of the Daring Cardmakers personal prizes. I won Vanessa's prize of some of the Nikki Sivils papers and believe me I can't tell you how delighted I am. It just cancelled out all my negative feelings.
This was the card I entered for the overall challenge and I left a comment on Vanessa's blog to win my prize.

I'm posting it again because I just loved the sketch and the card I made. I also love these Anglomania papers from Craftwork Cards.
If anybody wants some of the Nikki Sivils papers Sarah's Cards carries some of them and Shhh! don't tell anybody but they are in the sale. I've stocked up!


Anesha said…
Congratulations on your win!!!! Beautiful card.

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