The cycling meetings yesterday went well, and the Dark Knight cyclo-cross race was sensational! We managed to get placings for all 275 riders, over the course of the four races offered, and that's rather a 'feather in our officiating' caps, given that the last two races, with the largest fields, were in the dark. Yayyy for floodlights to help us see riders' numbers and our scoring sheets. We didn't get home until after 11, had a very late supper (reminds me of those long-ago university days when we went out for pizza in the wee hours of the morning) and tumbled (or rather stumbled) into bed, exhausted. Another race is on tap today, which we're not attending; can't help but wonder how the 'celebrating' riders will be feeling. I suspect the laps will be rather slow. Too funny!
Before heading to my corner of the kitchen counter to craft, I'm sharing a card for Merry Monday #128~ Polka-dots and/or Stripes
The Cutting Edge Challenge #11, where Melania's card offers us wonderful inspiration to draw from:
and Marina's My Perfect Life Festive 48, Week 39 Challenge.
My 'new' distributor is quite the 'enabler', but she also considers herself as a 'bargain hunter', which she passes along to her customers. I can say, in all honesty, that when I was reaching for 'one' thing that may have leaned towards the 'pricey' side, she offered alternatives that were less expensive and, in most cases, offered more flexibility and versatility than my initial selection. Something she introduced me to - and very new to me - was the Tattered Lace magazine, which includes a free die, several sets of designer papers, a plethora of ideas for using the accompanying die as well as showcases for other Tattered Lace dies. The price for this 'bundle' is quite reasonable, especially in comparison to buying the dies on their own.
The dies on the 10 magazines she currently carries are gorgeous, They're quite intricate, delicate and detailed; some more so than others. Because I lean towards more 'simplistic' cards, my attention.was drawn to a couple that offered possibilities in that direction. One was a flourishy set of bells. I finally gave them a go yesterday, before we went to the races and oh my...it cuts wonderfully and is incredibly pretty! I've used it here as a Christmas bell, but it could be used for other occasions. Not only that, but the magazine includes several ways of snipping away bits of the die cute to create a more simple bell garland, a single bow...many possibilities and yep, I'll be exploring some for sure. This card: super duper quick and easy to make.
Anyway, before the gallery at Merry Monday closes...here's my card. I used shimmery foil AC paper, along with the MFT dots die...
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