Friday, January 12, 2007

Two Steps Behind

Ooh, I'm a norty girl this week! This is the first week since we started that I haven't done my Dare card in time :( I've been struggling with my mojo again, as well as having trouble finding the time. However, I had one of those lightbulb moments this evening and actually got out of my cosy warm bed where I was watching Soapstar Superstar to go and make it.

This week, the very lovely Lythan dared us to raid our wardrobe in search of inspiration for our cards.

I'm ashamed to admit I actually raided my dirty washing pile for this one (oh god, the shame of it!). I can't help it if that's where the inspiration decided to manifest itself! There I am, lying in bed watching telly, when my eye falls upon my favourite pair of pants. Yes, I was inspired by my pants.

I rummaged in my drawers (oh, the humour!) to find scraps of paper or card that pretty much matched the colours and found some different textures, which looks nice. I cut them into equal strips and stapled them together, inked the edges and placed them on a square card blank. I found a scrap of lace and coloured it pink with an inkpad (there's pink lace around the edges of the pants - you can't see it here - you only get a sneaky peek of my smalls!). The greeting is from the Lisa Bearnson TSV kit from QVC a while back - I inked the edges of that and placed it on the lace.

So there you have it! One of the quickest cards I've made in a while and it just came out of nowhere - or out of my pants, if you think about it! Go peep at the blog to see the fantastic cards the other girls have made, including our newest recruit - the fabulously talented Gillian Hamilton! We are so lucky to have Gillian on board - her stuff is amazing and she's my new inspiration.


Keryn Campbell said...

I love the card Kel. Sometimes our best ideas come to us at the strangest times in the strangest of places.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Kel this is such a funky little number... I love it... You did the right thing to act on your lightbulb moment cause it worked a treat!!!! And you coloured the lace with an inkpad.. that's so clever!

Rhi said...

Wowee, love your funky pants, and I can't believe you made such a fabby card when you thought your mojo was gone, It obviously came back!

Rhi x

Frog said...

Wow Kel love your pants card, what great insperation to come up with.

Andrea xx

Kathy said...

Great card and a great post Kel - You've given me a good giggle here.

The bright stripes are just fab - bet those undies cheer you up on these cold dark mornings, eh?

Kathy said...

oh and your pants card is so not pants!

Lythan said...

d. mind you your pants look pretty fancy too!

Maisymary's Findings said...

love the lace idea ! very pretty colour & lace ! lol

enjoyed your post( & humour ) very much too !
ttfn, Pearl