At last, I've been back in the craft room and making a start on tackling that pile of A4 card and paper that's teetering on the edge of my desk. And to start with, as Hazel, over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 138, has asked for no sentiment this week, this what I've come up with.
Is there anything more difficult to photograph than mirror card?!?!
This is really a case of using up stash. Everything that has gone into making it has been tucked away and forgotten for one reason or another. For example, the pale aqua base card came from a pack of mixed coloured cards bought cheaply from a high street shop way back when I first began to think about making cards ... trouble was, when I got them home and opened the pack I found they were badly scored and folded. However, with a bit of judicious pruning, this one is now squared up perfectly.
The patterned paper, part of a Christmas gift from a crafting buddy, has been stowed away just waiting for the perfect project .... in other words, I didn't really want to part with it because I like it so much! But that's just selfish and the time has come to share :) The black card? Well, it's recycled and the topper is from testing out the embossing folder when it was new ... that will be last year some time then :) Even the ribbons and the gems have been around as long as Methuselah!
- pale aqua square base card
- Jennifer Ellory design paper
- black card
- silver mirror card
- Sizzix Winter Botanicals embossing folder
- Anita's red, turquoise and green gems
- red grosgrain ribbon and narrow silver edged black ribbon
And this week I will remember to submit to Hazel's other challenge - CHNC Challenge Extra for August - where, as always, the challenge is for anything as long as it's Christmas.
And, of course, I'm hopping and skipping along to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground Week 86 ... the snippets are the black and the silver card used for the topper. There's a new kid in the playground, Parsnip's the name, that I'm keen to meet :)
Ah, it's good to be back and crafting again :)
Take care everyone and happy crafting,