Friday, December 19, 2008

Forgetful, And some Shiny Stuff

ooooh I'm running late this week!
I've just made my DCM card and got it on to the blog...only 25 minutes late...phew! More of that in a minute.

Firstly though, I've got so many projects on the go, plus this manky cold, plus visitors coming for the weekend that my mind is all over the place. I know some would say "nothing new there, then!" but atm its worse than ever and yesterday I completely forgot to mention on here that I'd uploaded my new project for the Bubbly Scrumptious emag. Amazing really that I actually remembered to put it on Bub Scrump lol
Anyway, it's my version of a gift wallet for making gifts of vouchers, cash, tokens etc look more interesting. I've used more of the lovely shimmery Festive Flurry kit from Bubbly Funk to make these wallets - not that I've much left now. If you can find a spare minute ("what's one of those then?" I hear you ask) do pop along there and have a look - Caroline and the Team load something new every day and there's so much to see and inspire.

Here are sneak peeks of my wallets:

On to my card for this week's Daring Cardmakers Challenge - the last one of 2008 as we're taking next week off - it's Christmas, just in case you hadn't realised!
This week we're asking you to make cards, tags, place cards - anything you like really - but we'd like to see those Christmas favourites Gold, Silver - or even a mixture of - both feature prominantly on whatever you make.

I decided this would be a great opportunity to make Hubby's Christmas card -the Poor Love always gets left till last! So tghis year I'm not going to be making his card on Christmas Eve, which is something less to get in a panic about, eh?

I've gone with a black, white and silver theme for this card - I know bits look gold, but I confess to failing to use both - it's just the light making them look that way.

My inspiration for this card came from Sarah, who's work always wows me, it was this beautiful card in particular that helped me with this card. I've kept to my fave, simple triangular tree, then filled it with beads, brads, eyelets, gems - pretty much anything that I found that I could stick on there, actually! There are a few blobs of glitter to fill any gaps - the difficult thing was knowing when to stop.
The tree might have taken an hour or so to fill but in contrast I kept the rest of the card really simple. A backing piece of silver ribbed card for the black square and also the greeting which is pc generated. The gorgeous silver and black ribbon tab is about as much ribbon as I can get away with - men don't do ribbon, don't you know?

There are some great super-shiny cards and projects on the blog this week, so please try to get over for a look-see.

Right, I've not had my morning coffee yet, and I really really need it. I really really do....

23 comments:

Bubbles said...

Poor hubby being left until last! Sounds familiar Lol.!!
Just saw your card on Daring Cardmakers and had to drop by to say I think it is absolutely stunning. What a fantastic effect!! Love it! Sure your hubby will to.
Joanne x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

I love your card for DH Kathy!

More organised than me though, I've not made any family cards yet!!! :-o

Karen said...

Absolutely lush Kathy...hope your hubby appreciates the work in it. It gives me an idea for a mans b card using little cogs and washers. Thanks for the inspiration hon X

Katy said...

Loving this shimmery beauty! Fab card!

Rein said...

Baeutiful card Kathy!

Nick said...

gorgeous card Kathy-wish I had your patience!
You've also reminded me I need to make hubby a card-once I've finally finished sewing a doorstop then made some fudge!

Leo said...

Stunning card Kathy!!!!

Gez said...

Wow Kathy, stunning card. :)

Hope you are both starting to feel a bit better. xx

Pascale said...

This is just so beautiful! Kathy, I hope someone special is getting this one as that is what it is. Pascale :)

Sarah said...

Kathy this is just stunning!!! I love the black background and the tree is so lovely!!

thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - very kind of you.

Sue said...

Cogs and washers Karen - that's just what I thought.
That really is a super card Kathy, i'm sure your hubby will like it.
I always leave hubby's card til last, poor thing.
Sue x

Anice said...

Oh Kathy this has turned out so classy and stylish. I absolutely love it!
Anice xx

nutka1911 said...

Oh Kathy, I love your job!

Sue said...

I've left you an award on my blog Kathy for all the inspiration you give.
Sue x

maddy hill said...

as always your makes are gorgeous and just jam packed with inspiration Kathy .
I you have time - theres a blog award on my blog for you x
love maddy
have a lovely christmas.

Jen said...

Kathy, i think this card is fantastic - just my taste, i dont suppose you know the name of the font do you??? Although new to blogging i am becoming a regular visitor to your site, we have the same taste and the same sense of humour, pity we (thats the royal we) dont have the same talent! Hope you and hubby are soon feeling better and have a great Christmas. I look forward to many inspirations from you in 2009.
Jen

Conniecrafter said...

So love your tree, so cool, Love it!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Kathy, please visit my blog, there is something for you there. xx

nowalinka said...

Beautiful work! Card with silver tree is magic!!! :))

tiggertastic said...

your tree card, is such a excellent make. What a fantastic idea as well

happy christmas

Sarah x

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous card as always Kathy.

Gail said...

A truly wonderful card!

craft mad Jenny said...

wow - I think this is excellent - it stopped me in my tracks when I saw it, so just had to check out your blog and leave a comment!!