Anyway, these two cards are from Janelle Richmond sketches over on Sketch This! Cards. I've not been over there for a couple of weeks (heck, I've not been anywhere for a couple of weeks!) so it was a bit of a shock to find that they are looking for new DT members - I'd soooooo love to be one! So the deal was you e-mail over two card designs based on a pick of three sketches.
The snowflake card uses the new Frost Pillow flock paper from the Heidi Grace Frost Boulevard collection. It has a fabby all-over velvet texture, so is perfect for making luxury Christmas cards. It doesn't come out too well on the photo but the smaller snowflake is mounted on foam tape & the sheer ribbon (from HOTP Icy Rainbow) is attached to the centre with a pewter snowflake, wraps around the inside of the card & is fixed under the snowflake along with the lurex ribbon.
The second card is actually KTPs birthday card, from the birthday swap on our forum (you should come chat with us - we love meeting new people!) I hadn't got it done in time to post on Thursday expecting to make it Thursday night and post Friday - I didn't know there were postal strikes from Friday to Wednesday of this week (or forever - it's one or the other!). Having a little more time, I decided to leave it until the weekend. So I used another of Janelle's sketches, HOTP 12x12 loose papers (here & here - I often use these for cards in classes), The printed ribbon & fibre are also HOTP & the gems (flower centres) are from A Muse (I didn't use gems 'til I discovered these!) The numbers are die cut from chipboard & covered with the same background paper.
I'd really love a place on the Sketch This! DT but if I don't get it, at least I got a couple of fabby cards out of entering.