But I'm now up to date so I can pop over there with my head held high ... well until next week anyway.
Challenge #6 was to use 3 different Ribbons and Tags and without hesitation I reached for my good old faithful HOTP Ultimate Christmas Stack.
I knew I would find papers and tags in there no problem and it was a simple case of matting and layering with some coffee coloured cardstock onto a cream textured blank to give a good base card.
The 3 different, (but matching), ribbons were a slightly more difficult challenge, until I remembered that I could colour plain white ribbon with promarkers ... so thank you Burnt Umber and Terracotta ... the gold text ribbon is from Anita's.
Challenge #7 - Poinsettias and White Space, proved more testing - especially the white space bit - I'm afraid I couldn't resist adding some red.
The 3D bird house and poinsettia image comes from a 3D die cut decoupage book that I bought ages ago from C+C, (obviously that was before knowing how much I would dislike doing decoupage), but it comes in handy sometimes. The images are really glossy and there are loads of layers ... LOOK!... so it gives great dimension and looks quite impressive on display.
Now I must rush as I have a birthday card to make for my wee brother before tomorrow and one for my niece for Friday when she becomes a teenager - EEEK! ALREADY! Sadly, I'm going to miss the celebrations ... but more about that exciting ... and slightly skeeeeery ... news later!