I've been doing "girl things" this week - I went and had a manicure and also my eyebrows done - the last time I did either of these was ahead of our wedding...... we're celebrating our 17th anniversary tomorrow! I'm going to try not to leave it another 17 years before the next manicure (not so sure about the eyebrows - that bit was rather more painful than I remember hehe!) - in fact while I was there I booked an appointment in September as a birthday treat for myself :-)
Anyway, I digress (nothing new there, then...), this week sees Nat's very first time setting the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers and here's what she says:
August 1st marks Girlfriend's day - a day to celebrate that very special friend in your life, and Sister's day just happens to fall on August 2nd.
So the choice is yours, you can make a lovely card to give to your best friend, or send something to your sister - or maybe your best friend is like a sister to you, she could even actually be your sister! ;o)
It all went a bit pear-shaped - I spent hours and hours on Tuesday searching unsuccessfully for the perfect quote for the card I wanted to make. Then I spent another hour or so looking at my stash (see Wednesday's post if you want to see the mess I made just LOOKING!). I finally sat down later on Wednesday and made a card which has "Sister" on it, and as I don't actually have a sister I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it!
It was the sentiment DieCut from the Crate Paper "Blue Hill" collection that inspired me to actually make something, it's just too pretty not to be used, and even though I am sister-less, this challenge gave the perfect opportunity to use the sentiment panel, some of the die cut swirls and of course the lovely papers, which are some of my favourites anyway.
Coiled paper roses made from Blue Hill papers as are those made using a couple of the Cuttlebug Quilling dies - I didn't want full size flowers so used only the smaller width cuts from the dies (Chrysanthemum and Daisy sets), the three ready made wired flowers are from Creative Treasures.
Wired pearly trim, ribbon and lace from my stash
"Happiness" rub-on is also from the Blue Hill collection, I matted it onto ovals cut for me by my lovely friend Kath (thanks Kath!)
I wanted to say a big thank you for all the lovely, thoughtful messages I received after Wednesday's post - they were all so appreciated - and I also must apologise to Linda for clumsily deleting her message while I was trying to enlarge it to a big enough size to be read on my ipod Touch! I've already grovelled a bit in private, but thought I should also say "sorry" here!
I hope you'll join our challenge this week and celebrate those special girls in your life - there are some fab cards to inspire you over on the DCM BLOG this week.