Monday, 24 November 2008


Nearly forgot...I WON!
Late on Friday night...(Saturday morning actually) I was blog-hopping & ended up at Donna Downey's.
I took her class at the Johannesburg Annual Scrapbooking Convention last year (2007) & just LOVED her.
She was absolutely full of fun & I loved her artsy & relaxed approach to Scrapbooking.

To be honest I had kinda forgotten about her...then I got onto Cathy's blog & pinched her little emblem to add onto my sidebar (by the way, thanks to Mel for teaching me the right terminology) & wanted to create a link directly to the originator of said pretty little thing, only to find out it was Donna!

Thought I would check out her blog & saw that she was GIVING AWAY 4 PLACES in Shimelle Laine's Online Christmas Art Journalling Class (2 sets of 2 tickets) & all I had to do was leave a comment to stand a chance of winning. Said my bit then left...never thought about it again...'til I got a comment from Cathy today, congratulating me!
Ever the cynic, I went over there to check it out & sure enough I WON!

I am the person that wins NOTHING, despite pretty consistent I was doing cartwheels (okay, not really, that would be like, impossible...) There is some EXTRA SIGNIFICANCE to this as SHIMELLE LAINE is definitely my fave SCRAPPER OF THE MOMENT. Her creations are really different & I love the way she embellishes. She really pays attention to detail & I am just dog-gone crazy about her work...



Cathy said...

Glad I could help you to win something.

Vicki said...

That is definitely good news. Congratulations and look forward to seeing what you do.

Katherine said...

Hey Helen

Congrats on winning shimelles class it looks great if I wasn't out of the country most of December I would certainly be joining in the fun!! Thank you for your sweet comment about BoB. I didn't enter as at the time I had only been scrapping for a year. Now having seen the winners I feel the same as you this isn't the BEST we have to offer I am sure of it!! Guess thats what happens when a crazy American writer turns into a scrapbook judge!!! C'est la vie! Katherine

Simply-Mel said...

Okay, now I am doing cartwheels for you. Purely because someone I *know* actually won something ridiculously cool. From Donna, no less. I also loved her class - the cd book one in 2005. Girl, I was there too!