Well, whilst I didn't make it through the Design contest, have no expectations of being a winner in the Layout Artist Contest (although I did actually make it through to the finals!!!!), I did become one of the winners in the  Hybrid CT contest and am now officially one of the first three member of the Hybrid CT team!!!!  Woohoo!  I found out on Sunday and have had a big grin on my face every time I thought of it :).

The first challenge was to create a layout using a digital kit but to add other elements to it:

For the second challenge, we were given a gift bag template (basically to use as is, with no changes, although we could have changed the design on it if we wished).  Of course, we all added little extras!

Then we had to create gifts or goodies (party favours and so on):

And finally, an item of home decor or a decoration of some sort:

We're just finding out what being on the team involves but I have to say that everyone at The Studio are just so lovely.  It is such a friendly place and I am really looking forward to getting to know everyone there and to get down to work.  I love getting messy with glue, papers, scissors and so on.  I actually think, though, that the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die is becoming my best friend - I seem to use it on just about everything at the moment as you can see form all of the above!

Overall, I reckon being on the Hybrid CT will make me more creative (no bad thing!) and inspire me to do more as the kits that will be available are so adaptable.  I have started work on my first one, so just watch this space.  I am hoping to get it finished in the next day or so and will post photos here as well as at The Studio.

Happy Scrapping!