Let's start with the giggle - I was doing some House Mouse DT commenting at Splitcoast stampers when I spotted this gorgeous snowflake made with the Fleur De Lys pendant. Me thinks - ooh I'll do one of those, sparkle it up and use it on my Simons Says challenge card. Here it is:-
Sadly the pearls and sparkley bits don't show. NOW - here is the snowflake next to the card - and guess what I used to photograph it...................the back of the card!!!
Anyone with half a brain would have realised from the size of the Fleur De Lys Pendant that it would be fairly big - it's practically a card in itself.
Another great idea gone wrong - "fools rush in" before engaging brain - lol.
Right onto the card itself - the papers are Basic Grey's June Bug and I use Magnolia's Santa image, coloured it with distress inks and gave him frosty, sparkly hair and beard. The fur on his hat, coat and trousers is Fun flock and I added glossy accents to his boots and belt which actually makes them look rather dull. I used the cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder and stickled the roofs and snowflakes. I must have tied the bow a dozen times or more trying to get it neater - the neater it got - the worse it looked so I started again and left it with the 'scruffy' look - much better!! I finished it wirh sparkly corners topped with metal and EK Success punched snowflakes.
Next a photograph of my new computer sat next to the card to show how big it is, or should I say how small it is - my mouth fell open when I saw it for real and it's capacity is greater than my current one - about five times it size. Now all that's left to be done is to install all my programmes and transfer my work over. This silly computer has jumbled everything up, so it will all have to be sorted and re-arranged (it's even downloaded my sidebar individually into my photograph album twice) I sit with my head in my hands when I think about it!!!
At least I can see daylight at the end of the tunnel now - yippee