Well, that's the house vacuumed, mopped, dusted and polished ready for the weekend. It's a job we do every Friday morning so you'd think The Boss would be used to it by now, wouldn't you? But, no, she gets into quite a feline tizz and stalks off in high dudgeon every time the vacuum is switched on or a squirt of polish is spritzed in her vicinity. She'll be back, when she judges the coast is clear, to settle down in the sunniest spot, but only after she has given me quite a telling off - just another weekly ritual : ) Anyhow, I can now get down to posting the last two cards I've made.
Blue Christmas Fairy
This card developed from the theme for Craft Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge this week, which is 'wings'. It's a very girly card - loads of gems, glitter and gleam. All that shiny stuff makes it very difficult to photograph so apologies for the quality of the pics ... blame the photographer - she's such an amateur.
It wasn't planned but much of the materials for this card came free. The card was won and the paper and stamps were free with magazines last year.
Papering textured card, mid blue (base); smooth white card (topper & greeting); holographic card (matting & layering); Design papers, Scrapbook Magazine's free scrapbook kit; Fairy, snowflake & greeting stamps,Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine free set; ProMarkers; Adirondack Earthtones ink pad, Stonewashed; VersaMark; Heat It Up embossing powder, Silver; Cosmic Shimmer Mist, Pearl Mist; Diamante corner flourishes and blue gems from stash
Bob the Robin
Still on the 'wings' theme I thought Bob the Robin (another image from my colouring box) fitted the bill even though he has only one wing in view. I have to thank Lyn (Spyder) of Spyders Corner for this great digital stamp. Having made one ribbon flower this week I just had to make another.
The little worm doesn't look as though he is in any kind of danger from cheerful Bob.
The DP with foiling has been wrapped round to the back of the card.
Leftover strips of DP has been used to decorate the inside.
Papermania's textured cardstock, dark red for the base, mid green for matting, smooth white card for embossed topper & digital stamp; Papermania's A Silent Night paper, 2 sheets (one foiled); Cuttlebug embossing folder, Ice Crystals; Spyder's Corner digital stamp, Bob the Robin; Promarkers - caramel, blush, ivory, ruby, ice grey; Fluffy Stuff; Martha Stewart decorative edge punch; Anita's Christmas Ribbon, dark green; Papermania Special Brad from green set; Card candy, red.
Both cards are being submitted to the Crafty Hazelnut Challenge - Week 25 - Wings
This has been a mammoth post - for some reason my screen keeps freezing - so I'm giving in gracefully and calling it a day. At least blogger is letting me upload photographs ... today's silver lining : )