So disappointed

I had spent the last two days telling myself I hadn't won Making Memories Idol, to prepare myself for the call, but to still hear it is so very disappointing.

I want to thank everyone who has done so much to encourage and support me and vote for me too. You have all kept me going. I truly wish I could have won for UK scrapping.

I have created some projects that I would never have done without the competition (the door on the wall!) and probably never will again (the paper weave bag aaagh!) and I have really enjoyed the focus that working on the challenges gave me.

Many congrats to the winner Joey and commiserations to the other runner up Mou. In fact to all the other contestants throughout, there have been many, many stunning and inspiring projects.

My project this final round was the magnet board. I had focussed on the 'innovative use of Making Memories product' that we were asked to do in the brief. I used empty stamp storage tins to create mini brag books to record different aspects of baby's life - a welcome to the word (birth story), our wishes for you (letters from the parents) and firsts (including favourites - this is the word I ummed and aaghed over but in the end decided to keep my nationality a secret - such an English attitude!).

All the elements on the board, the name, the books and the pictures in the frame, are attached using magnets. This would allow for the tins to be taken out and about as brag books, or replaced with newer information and facts and pictures to allow the board to reflect the growth of the child over however many years.



33 comments:

Anam_Kihaku said...

**hugs** girlie - top 3 in the MM world is still huge and you should be very very proud of yourself. i know i am and i love your work and now the world has got to see it aswell. y

Sarah aka Gertie said...

OH Suzanne (((((big hugs)))) hunny.
Even though you didn't win MM Idol, you will always be our UKS Idol.
What a truly truly talented lady you are :-) xx

Lisa said...

Loved your project Suzanne, sorry you didn't win but huge congrats on getting this far with the competition. Your work has been amazing and you should be very proud of yourself.

LisaXX

Anonymous said...

Ahh I'm so sorry you didn't win Suzanne. I was convinced too that you'd get it. But you did really really well. And now American scrappers will know your name & the fact that UK scrappers are on a par to them.
Big congratulations to getting so far.
In my eyes you're the winner!!
Mwah
Yasmin

Yizz said...

You rock girl and are out there with the best, win or not. I loved this final project and even though I couldnt for the life of me guess which was yours, voted for it because it was the one I thought was best. Congratulations on being in the top three in the world!!!

Kathryn said...

i was so sad to hear you didn;t win, but your work was as always fantastic..
you have done yourself proud, and represented the UK scrappers wonderfully.

Eleni said...

Congratulations Suzanne, put on your party dress and celebrate ... your entry was brilliant, and in fact WAS what I voted for!!! :D

You definitely put UK Scrappers on the map ... after the Beatles your the next best UK Export!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

You have nothing to be sad about, you set yourself up there with the cream by coming in the final three. Think on that and how far you have come in this competition. You are GOOD, darn GOOD, and you have proved that time and time again over the last few weeks. There can only be one winner, but there are three stars and one of them is YOU.
Margaret at Artbase

Lynn aka. Ellesea said...

Congratulations on your achievement. You may not have won, but top three is a fantastic result. You should be proud...:-)

domestic goddess said...

you must be proud achieving top 3 hun, its an amzing accolade and your work is absiolutly stunning, be proud
hugs
xoxoxo

Sam Fenton said...

Gutted you didn't win but very proud that a Brit got to the top 3!

Ramona said...

Oh, Suzanne, don't be sad. You, after all, made it to the Top 30, while I didn't even survive the 1st round... I loved your magnet board, but it took a while till I had figured out, that it was a magnetic board. I think, if you had been allowed to expain on the votin site, the outcome may very well have been completely different. But still- You have every reason to be very proud of what you have achieved! You are the pride of us European scrappers!

Roz Roz said...

To get in to the top 3 is amazing, I'm so sorry you never won, I personally thought your entry was by far the best, but then I'm biased and love all that you do. Well done to you, what an amazing achievement to end up in the top 3 out of hundreds and thousands of entries. Yahoo. to you.

Pam said...

You have done so brilliantly in this competition, don't forget that! Your projects have been amazing and also your sense of fait play is to be commended too.I love the idea of the magnetic board- it really is innovative.

Chris Millar said...

Hi Suzanne, you know how much I enjoyed and adored your work throughout this comp and your last entry was also amazing! What an amazing achievement to come so far - I can totally understand the disappointment but you should be so proud and pleased with the standard of your work! AMAZING!!!!
Hope you enjoy a restful weekend this weekend!
Hugs!

Pam said...

Suzanne, you have done brilliantly in this competition- you have consistently produced brilliant inspirational projects and played fairly too. Don't be too disappointed- -the thing is oyu will have fabulous scrapbooks to pass on to your family regardless of whether you won a competition or not. I am so impressed that you managed to keep up under gruelling pressure. Congratulations on being one of the best scrappers in the world!!!

Linda said...

Commiserations on the final result but HUGE congratulations on getting so far and producing such fantastic work.

Lythan said...

I'm glad you are open about being disappointed rather than keeping a stiff upper lip! You deserved to win just as much as Joey. To do work of this calibre under such pressure is just amazing. So have a down day today by all means but tomorrow just be proud of all you have achieved. And I'm sure it won't go unnoticed!

Jimjams said...

You deserved to win Suzanne - you certainly got my vote.
Congratulations on getting so far in the competition - very, very, very well deserved.

*** Moneypenny *** said...

So sorry for you Suzanne, but you are still a winner in my eyes. You have done so well and the stuff you have produced is just awesome. Don't feel too bad as you have done brilliantly. I think you're amazing ~ 3 cheers for Suzanne !!!

Love & Hugs Vanda xXx

Anonymous said...

You are always a winner in my eyes :)
Jane (Brods)

Jenny said...

I'm also sorry that you didn't win and not just for the British girls but for International girls. You still did soooo well to get into the top three so please don't beat yourself up about it

Jennie Leon said...

I know you are disappointed Suzanne, but in a few days you'll realise just how far you did get, and what a fab achievement that was. Don't be disheartend, stand up tall, chin up, and be damn proud of yourself, 'cos we all are, and you certainly deserved to be in that top three.

Anonymous said...

I think you should give yourself a massive pat on the back. Your work is outstanding and you have proved yourself again and again.

Personally I was torn between the winner and your design. Number 2 did nothing for me at all. I had no idea which was which but I ended up voting for yours and the deciding factor was the little paper nappy on the teddy. It was so cute and an original use of products.

Well done Suzanne. You truly are the best of british and you have just proved it.

Kerry xx
(Stardust on UKS)

Heather said...

I thought that all your entries were inspired Suzanne and that last round met the brief and more, amazing!! I am in awe of your work and proud to have met you. UK Idol? You bet! Congratulations once again. XXX

Kirsteen said...

Congratulations on getting this far Suzanne, you are our UK winner. The work you have submitted has been amazing! Well done chick. Love Kirsteen xx

Annette said...

I am in awe of your work and determination. You have achieved so much and everyone who knows you is proud of you. You are a lot of peoples inspiration, and you always will be an inspiration for me. Can't wait to meet you in 2 months - yay! :) xx

Alexa said...

awww Suzanne, you did so good, you're entries were amazing & you have so much to be proud of. All things happen for a reason, this still might open us some amazing opportunities for you. x x x

jake said...

Congrats for doing so well - top 3 is amazing! You are our scrap star!

big hugs
jk x

Caz said...

Congrats on top three Suzanne....such a huge achievement...I think Scrapbookers throughout the UK are proud of you...and inspired by you.
Hugs
Caz
x

Theresa Tyree said...

Suzanne, I'm giving you a big cyber hug. I just want to know how much you've inspired me over the last weeks. You're work is truly beautiful. Any of you three could have been chosen as the winner, you are all three so talented! Your day to win is coming soon. You're an awesome artist. Never doubt that fact.

Shell said...

Your work was so amazing through the competition I'm surprised you didn't get it. But top 3 is a huge achievement and I think even more so as you are a brit, just because the industry is slower here than the States. xxx

Claudia Rosani said...

You were robbed!!!

Seriously - what an amazing achievement, you must be very proud. I love your work, love your style and PLEASE get into the UK mags that are desperate for new talent.

First prize next year for you, I can feel it!