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 lolAnyway, 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....