First things first, so I'd like to wish you a Happy New Year.
I hope 2017 is good to you.
Anyway when I first saw Sharon's choice of Inspiration photo for the first Daring Cardmakers' challenge of the year, gorgeous though it is, I did think;
"Really? More pine cones and pine twigs? Noooooo!"!
But a closer look at the photo revealed much more in the way of inspiration, and checking out what the team made confirmed there was plenty of opportunity to get away from Christmas, and even Winter if that's what you want
In the end I chose the candles, the word in large capitals and the wood-grain background, and you can see what the other DT members used over on our BLOG.
Smooth white square card blank
All patterned papers: MME "On Trend" 6x6 pad
Gold card and a multi-sized petal punch used to make the candle flames, which were then coated with Stickles glitter glue
Candles made by tightly rolling pieces of patterned paper
'HAPPY' die by Memory Box, 3 layers of Kraft card glued together and finished with the green paper layer on top
'Birthday' is by Creative Dies. The peachy paper was glued to a single layer of
Kraft card before cutting
Hopefully now I've tidied my desk of all things Christmas, and actually managed to make a card, my mojo will return and I can have some fun with the lovely new stash that I discovered under our Christmas tree ;)
That's all for this time though, except to say I hope you'll leave a comment before you leave :)
Have a great weekend