I looked at my photo cache to see what I could put on here and realised how bad I've been about taking photos of the things I've made, normally I'm pretty good at remembering to do that but recently I've been useless and have sent out a load of stuff without taking any photos.
So all I have is my card for this week's DCM dare
The lovely Saffa's in charge of setting the challenge this time and saiid
When I saw this dare I went on the prowl to find something special to use - something non-Christmassy and just darned pretty!
Candy Stripes...Inspired by the cute little christmas stripey candy sticks I challenge you all to create a card featuring stripes of some kind, the occasion is up to you but you must use some form of stripes on your card. Maybe stamps, or paper, or ribbon....
It's not that I don't have masses of striped paper already - I think it was more an excuse to go shopping for something not Christmas related for a change - even though this dare could quite easily be used for Christmas cards.
I found something really really gorgeous in the form of the "Her Own Wings" range from Dream Street Papers. How lush are these papers, I bought the paper and the matching Bazzill card from Rebecca's Scrapbooking Stash
Some other rather tasty stuff landed in my basket too, but more of that later, as I think I actually remembered to take a photo before it was all put away.
The card is a tri-fold DL, with a bit cut off the top so that I could add flowers above the top edge. Some are stuck on the back of the card, others on the front. Bits of them are raised on thick card or sticky pads for extra definition.
The flowers themselves are a mixture cut with the Cuttlebug Asterisk set and the Ellison Thin Cuts Flower/Centre/Leaf die.
There are a few Primas thrown in for good measure.
Other stash: Stickles Glitter Glue, Glossy Accents, Eyelets, Organza ribbon
Please pop over to the Daring Cardmakers' blog and check out all the wonderful candy-stripes inspired cards there are from the team. Remember we'd love to see your cards too.
As well as those yummy-scrummy papers I gave in to the temptation of a few other papers and also to these cute little "handbags" which are full of flowers. ribbons and other bits and pieces.
The tiny bag (left) is only about 7cms across and the bigger one (right)about 11cms - it's amazing how much you find stuffed into them though
Actually, I have a confession - among this stuff is a handbag-shaped desk calendar kit -that's it bottom centre, the trimmings are all in that plastic bag, and the calendar itself is top right in the photo. Well I really bought it for one of our nieces who likes to craft - but a) I think it might be a bit advanced for a 10 year old and b) at the weekend I saw the Cuttlekids machine at a good price and bought that for her instead. hmmmm, so I'll just have to keep that calendar for myself, or I guess I could make it up for someone's Christmas present. What do you think?