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Saturday, 13 November 2010

You Win Some, You Lose Some


First the really happy news. Over at the Play Date Cafe, I was named Cup of the Week for my Quince Moutarda LO. Can't tell you what a broad grin it gave me all day. I'll be on cloud 9 for a week now.

However, the down side is I'm having trouble with this week's challenge. The colours are brilliant. A pleasant contrast of warm and cool tones. But I'm afraid I couldn't produce anything up to standard for it. I'm going to post my creation anyway but it's not one of my best. Oh how the mighty have fallen haha. But that's how it goes. Some weeks your mojo is super hot, the next, everything you touch turns to compost. I'll take a deep breath, clear my craft table and start on something else. Who knows, maybe the next post will see an improvement.

13 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, Paul, you're not alone in your ups and downs. Trick is to have more UPS than downs. I really like your card, especially the wonderful borders around the perimeter. I had trouble with this week's colors as well, they look great on the building, but then trying to make a card out of it became a different story. I find that once I have the first card up, the pressure's off. Now you can let creativity run free! ...Looking forward to it!

Michele said...

Congratulations on winning the cup of the week, Paul! Very well deserved :)I haven't had chance to pop over there recently, so missed the announcement. xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Your piece last week was gorgeous and deserved the cup of the week! This one is great too....so dont be too hard on yourself......

Missing my challenges but my mojo has gone on holiday......:)

alexa said...

Many congratulations on your cup, Paul - very well deserved! :) I love the filigree feeling of this card ...

Bettythebaglady said...

Paul your compost is streets ahead of mine. Even my real compost doesn't seem to work. LOL Betty

Neet said...

Congratulations and a much deserved win. I just love your style, your sense of colour and everything you do.

Love this card too.

Pat said...

Very pretty! You did an amazing job.
Hugs, Pat Smith

Maria said...

Congrats on your winning cup of the week! It was very well deserved! I feel your card posted for the current challenge is lovely. It has a gorgeous border! Always fun reading your posts and looking at your lovely creations...take care!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of this weeks colors, the medallion looks lovely with your flourish! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

*** Suzi B *** said...

Congratulations ! loved... last weeks entry. :)
I've not blogged or crafted much at all seems like for ages lets hope thing get going in the MR soon.

Susan Allan said...

Congratulation, Paul on your win for last week.
I know exactly how you feel, my first creation for this week was dreadful, so I had to start again. I think yours is very good.
You have used the colours beautifully and added lost of lovely elements.
Sue xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Congratulations on your win last week! Lots of shades to get into a card this week. Love your flourish, and the textured, punched edge.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on the win and mention over on the PDCC:) I just love that you are super excited about winning!!! I can see you walking around all week with a fab smile!! And I totally understand hits and misses! I have those too--but your card is super fab! I love that your base color is pink! LOVE IT:) Love those red gems! Great job, Paul!!!! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)