Wednesday, 17 September 2008

I'm still here...

I cannot get my pics onto the comp,grrrr!!! I have done 7 cards/challenges,but will have to wait for the fellas to get home to help this damsel in distress ;O)
It seems ages since I posted anything,I'm getting withdrawel symptoms,haha!!!!
I want to be on a Design Team,it's not fair!!! I keep seeing people asking for DT members,but I daren't apply,I fear rejection! It is a big problem with me,my Husband gets annoyed cos I never apply for anything or take chances,I like to play safe!!!
Anyway enough whingeing,lol!!! It is only 3 more sleeps to the GNPE craft fair,OMGoodness,think I might burst with excitement & poor Natalie will have to calm me down at the doors,teehee!!! We have both got our wish lists & saved our pennies up,so consider us armed & dangerous, & don't get in our way when those doors open at 10am!!!!!! We will be like a pair of headless chickens running round the place!!!
Will pop back later with loads of stored up cards to show!!! :o)xxx


Rach said...

Hi Diane,
your funny, if you want to be on a design team apply!!!
you make gorgeous cards...go for it...
I can see where your coming from though with the hating rejection thing...but don't we all...(hate rejection i mean)????

I'm the same as you...hate rejection or letting people down...i am a very big self that a word?
no confidence...and get very nervous..

but like they say you've got to be in it to win it...(that's the second time today that i have wrote that!!lol)
so go on and get in it and maybe you will win it..what's the worst thing that can happen???
big hugs to you Rachxxx

Gill said...

Hi Diane, aww honey don't feel like that, apply for all the DT's you never know your luck, if you don't make it at least you tried and there's always next time and if you do get it think how chuffed you would've got to be in it.....your cards are fabulous, you should be a bit more confident
Have a super time at the fair, can't wait to see what you buy
take care hun
lv Gill x


Hi Diane I so understand how you feel. I have been a big self-doubter, low self esteem, nobody really likes me, im useless, etc, shall I go on? I have been having therapy and have learned so much about myself. Self confidence is so important, but few of us seem to possess it. Its easy for me to say the following to you, but to do as I say and not what I do is so apt! You really should go for a place on a DT. I have looked at your cards and they are beautiful. If you don't get chosen don't see it as a rejection, but keep your head up and apply for another one, you will get there in the end. Its amazing how we never see ourselves as others do. For instance ive visited Rach blog frequently and like yours her cards are stunning, how can she lack confidence?! but she does. There are obviously more of us than we care to think! Anyway ive gone on a bit, so sorry. Hope you get that computer sorted! Big hugs Linda x Enjoy the show, don't spend too much!

Natalie said...

Hi Diane

People will have to watch out on Saturday when we get there with our savings and comfy shoes. I don't know about me calming you down I will probably make you worse!.

You should apply for a DT, I am a bit scared of rejection too, but I did try for the Elzybells team a while ago, I did not get in but at least I had a go, and it was fun.

Natalie x

Dawny P said...

Hi Diane

I know how you feel hunny. I am exactly the same - although it isnt immediately apparent cos I cover it up in me writing!!! But I dont have a lot of self confidence, I am my own worse critic and find fault with eveything I do - it is never right, never good enough - and I hate rejection. Well who doesn't to be honest. I applied for a couple of DTs not so long ago and got knocked back on both and it really shook my confidence to the point where I thought I would never make another card again. But then you bounce back cos you have to. And who knows what people are looking for when they do these call outs. Everyone has their own style and it suits some and not others.

When I first started blogging I tried to make cards that I thought would fit in, if that makes sense. But I wasn't happy with any of them and I realised that you do have to be true to yourself and do what suits you best. Play to your strengths lol xxx Don't try and please everyone cos you can't. One day, someone will love your syle and it will be exactly what they are looking for. But unless you have a go, how will you know. If you get knocked back, perhaps it is just cos your style isnt what they wanted, not cos there is anything wrong with your stuff (there isnt - its gorgeous btw). And think how pleased you will be if you get picked!!!

Hope this helps and you go for it girl. As Del Boy would say, 'he who dares Rodney, he who dares'!!!! xxxxxx

nessy said...

hope you are up and running soon ~i`ve just got a laptop ~but still have loads to move over from the computer!!! (if only i knew how!!)
thnaks for visiting my blog
vanessa xx

Deb Neerman said...

I never apply either ... I think I have commitment issues, lolol!

Can't wait to see all your new projects!!

~Hugs, Deb

Debbie said...

Oh Diane you do make me laugh and thats why I love visiting your blog.
You really should apply to be on a design team 'nothing ventured nothing gained'...theres another quote for you ;) Your cards are always lovely so give it a go, you've got nothing to loose! Debbie x

PS.I'll be behind you in the queue to get in on Saturday

Jill said...

aww Diane, getting your entries sent for the DT position your cards are amazing, and I can't wait to see what you've made. Jill x

Carolyn Bounds said...

Diane, I know exactly where you are coming from...I am my own worst critic. I second-guess everything. I applied for a DT earlier in the year and was given the dreaded rejection. It hurt, and it made me question my abilities. Then I asked myself, why am I making cards? To be on a DT? Nope, I make them because I enjoy it immensely, and I love to share my creations with my friends/family. So what if the DT didn't want me...I am still able to make cards...I am still having fun. We have got to realize that our worth does not depend on another, it comes from within. Of course this is easier said than done, but I strive to live my life that way...just haven't perfected it yet;o)

I say, go for it! Apply for those DT calls! Your work is wonderful. It keeps me coming back everyday...actually, I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms as we speak...I cannot wait to admire the cards you plan to post later:o)

Have fun this weekend!!! I look forward to seeing all your goodies:o)