I was shocked and could not believe my eyes when I saw my card being reposted at DYSU for winning their last week's card challenge #18.
|Keep Calm & Smell Lavender ;)|
My excitement was suppressed when Blogger's unscheduled maintenance took more than 24hours to fix some problems. I so wanted to immediately comment on DYSU's post of announcement for the winners and collect my DYSU Winner Badge.
|'Wearing' it proudly on my right 'pocket' now ;)|
I also wanted to blog about this win right away but duh, Blogger was down for maintenance... so no blogging could be done at all. I believe other blogs/companies might face more serious issue than mine.
But oh well, in spite of those hindrances I am still happy about the news ;) This is my first time winning a challenge since January this year when I began to blog more consistently and making cards at least once a week. I was not even aware of what I won as I did not expect to be lucky enough to be randomly picked! My initial objectives of joining challenges were to have myself inspired and motivated by challenge themes to continuously make cards. Not only cards were made but encouraging comments were given to me by DT members that came to my blog to assess my card designs. To me, it's also one of the ways to maintain the flow of people visiting the blog.
The prize I won was sponsored by Copic Marker Scrapbooking. For winner within America, they arranged for 6 Copic Ciao Markers while the rest of the world, a Martha Stewart Puncher. So I guess I will get a new MS punch... my first MS punch ever!
On top of winning this challenge, the new phone I ordered two days ago have just reached me within the same day. Double booyah!~ It's the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc - super sleek and light! I am taking some own sweet time getting use to it and setting up the apps. This is life. ^_^