The anniversary of my blog beginning that is. Actually I can't find a date on my first entries but I know I was blogging by Emrys' birthday last year as I posted about it. And that is tomorrow. When he is 13. Eek! SO I made sure that my Daring Card this week had him in mind.
Tracie set us quite a challenge
For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style
**insert evil laugh here**
Well mine was more of a frustrated sob as I couldn't get it to come together. And then I thought - hang on - I actually do quite a lot of this anyway. And set to last night.
Now a word of explanation. At the moment Emrys is into cats. The answer to any question may well be "cat". What do you want to eat? What did you do at school today? Anything. Hence the card and hopefully one of his gifts if I get it finished in time tonight.
The papers are from my mostest favourite SA kit ever (sadly long sold out). The letters and numbers are all hand cut, inked and drawn round. The "buttons" and eyes I did use punches for as circle cutting is not in my gift. The sentiment is hand written (quite pleased with it actually) I have rediscovered funky foam so made him a lovely arrow which I decorated. The card is more layered than you can see here. I think he will like it...