And not only because it is Daring Cardmakers Launch Day!
If I can be allowed to gush - and this will be a very gushy post by the time I have finished. I am amazed by the talent on our team - and humbled to be part of it. We share what we are doing during the week and every week the bar gets raised. Not so far that it stops being something other people can join in with (because there are so, so , so many talented cardmakers out there, many of whom contribute to what makes the Dare blog so much fun) but I think we are all enjoying the creative challenge. And long may it continue.
At the same time we are saying goodbye (and hopefully just for now) to Debbie. As well as being a talented card maker she has been a great support to the rest of the team and will be much missed.
Here are my contributions for the week in detail.
Frosty the Snowman
was made using sticky backed white vivelle for the body and snow. Black brads for buttons and eyes, glitter card for nose and the background is black glitter card which I found in a box and it is awesome. Ribbons from stash. Bit cheesy but fun!
This is taken from an idea in Papercrafts Nov 2006 edition by Alisa Pargetter. Mine is pared down due to the colour requirements but I like it! The edges are actually straight - the black lines are round the edge of the card but I have managed to photograph it slightly squiffy as usual. Card, pen, button, sticker is all it takes and I may make some more like this next year!
But what makes this friday so fantastic? I ahve just been to Carys' school assembly. Parents are not usually invited to Assembly but we were told she had won an award and they wanted us there. I thought the award was for someone in each year group but it turned out we were the only parents there because it is a whole school award. She has won the Citizenship cup for this year. She was nominated for two teachers (and not her class teacher) because she helps other children, especially those with special needs by reading and explaining things to them and she always says hello to the teachers when she passes. It was wonderful to see how pleased everyone else was with her especially after her suffering some bullying last term (by boys not girls!)
Here she is with us and with the Headteacher and Mrs Sorrell, former Chair of Governers who donated the prize. My face might be red becasue I sniffled my way through the whole assembly like an eejit!