Ok so this is probably going to be my longest blog post EVER, but I thought you might like to see some pictures of my FABulous Scrapbook Magazine Scrapbooker of the Year 2012 Runner-Up prize - I feel very very lucky indeed :o)

As well as all the extra stash, I also get to see one of my pages printed in a magazine which has been a source of inspiration to me since I first discovered scrapping, so I am really bowled over by it all.
Thank you so much to all at Scrapbook Magazine and to the sponsors for their generosity - The Crafters WorkshopHeidi SwappAmerican CraftsBazill Basics PaperBasic GreyTando CreativeFancy Pants and Maya Road.

Lindsey Hopkins, editor of the magazine, contacted me a few weeks ago to tell me the news, but I had to keep it under my hat until the magazine came out. A couple of days later, Postie Nick delivered a giant pizza box - can you imagine how exciting it was to open the box and find all these gorgeous goodies?!
Well, you can't see it all properly like that, so I took a few close-ups!
Brilliant chipboard pieces from Tando Creative - can't wait to start playing with these -  thank you Tando! 
Look at this gorgeous collection from American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook papers,  Day Book and  funky fabric stickers, as well as some squishy foam Thickers - wow! Thanks American Crafts :o)
These fab masks are from The Crafters Workshop - they're designer by an innovative  mixed media artist called Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I think they are going to be an inspiration to get going on my art journal at last - thanks Crafters Workshop!
Beautiful romantic vintage style card kit from Basic Grey - these will be perfect for Valentine's Day which will be upon us in no time, so I will be spending a happy few hours cutting and sticking with this kit - thanks Basic Grey :o)
Gorgeous trinkets from Maya Road - can't wait to have a go with the  little  perspex houses - thanks Maya Road!
Beautiful journalling cards from Bazill Basics Paper, plus some fab twinklies and a really useful  Marathon Runner - thanks Bazzill! :o)
The luscious No Limits collection of patterned papers from Heidi Swapp, along with  a  really handy set of clear stamps - thank you thank you Heidi :o)
The fab and funky Summer Soul brag book kit from Fancy Pants Designs, along with matching trims and  buttons - woohoo! Thanks Fancy Pants :o)

I have been a very good girl and kept all this in its box since it arrived several weeks ago - but now it's time to play!!! It's going to be so much fun seeing what I can do with all this ... is it wrong that my mouth is actually watering when I look at it?! :o)