It's the weekend and it's raining, what else! I hope the weather is better wherever you are in the world. And when it rains, you will find me in my favourite place - the craft space ... well, it is the perfect excuse :)
Now, it's not like me to be so quick of the block for Hazel's challenge, but it just so happened that this card I made yesterday fitted perfectly the remit for her CHNC Challenge 114 - ribbons, ribbons, ribbons.
The base card is pale yellow ... I can't remember where I got these coloured card blanks but they do make a change from white. The scalloped patterned paper is another piece from the Christmas goodies that I've challenged myself to use. The pink berries on the mistletoe are a bit out of the ordinary, giving me the opportunity to make a card in non-traditional colours - pink, yellow and green.
The new ribbon storage, as described in an earlier post - see here - is paying dividends already. It took a matter of moments to find ribbon that toned with the pink in the paper - some gorgeously silky seam binding which, if my aged memory serves me well, came from the Ribbon Girl. To get the crushed look, I just dampened it, scrunched it and then gave it a quick blast with the heat gun - worked a treat :) The little brad is from an old Docrafts collection from a couple of years ago.
The label was too white so it's been inked with TH's Scattered Straw DI to tone it down a bit. The other supplies, the hearts and the pink gems are from my stash.
As if I haven't stunned Hazel enough already, I've also remembered to submit my card to her CHNC Extra Challenge for March.
Right, I'm off back to the workspace ... up to my elbows in stamp organisation now. It's not just spring cleaning that's driving me to tidy, sort and organise - it's necessity! After several years of crafting, I now have more paper, ribbon, stamps, inks, etc., much more than when this obsessional hobby first took hold of me. The EM might say, too much :) (Actually, I think it breeds in the night!) And, given that I am now getting on a bit and the memory isn't quite as sharp as it was, I'm having trouble keeping tabs on it all. So, you see, the sorting out is absolutely essential.
Okay, I'm going in now ... but I'll be back :))
Thanks for popping in. Have a great weekend.