I put the names in a basket & hubby drew Nat. We became friends long ago through the Hero Arts Flickr group & she has faithfully followed my blog. I'll be sending her another card & a little gift to celebrate my first 2 years of blogging. I appreciate all of you--the sweet comments you leave & the inspiration I get from your work. By the way, I'm always up for exchanging cards.
Logically, one would make cards for challenges in the order they must be posted. However, it doesn't always work that way for me. It means deadlines are not always met, including last week's Merry Monday challenge. I'm still making a holly card, but fortunately have mine done early for Merry Monday Sparkle & Shine with Aqua, White & Silver. I used Penny Black stamps from yuletide greetings & christmas harmony. The silvery embossing powder is an old favorite from Stampendous! called Pewter. It has just a bit of sparkle & I love the shade of silver. For the aqua I used VersaMagic Turquoise Gem. I wanted the sentiment embossed even though I wasn't using pigment ink. It's not a problem if you quickly add the embossing powder. Debated about using color for the sentiment mat & card front, but decided I like the white on white.
Expected to add
ribbon or twine, but pearls seemed to be all that was needed. Snippets for the sentiment, so will also add this to Pixies Snippets Playground. Hope your week is going well.
Edited to Add: SSS Wednesday challenge was made for me--LOL! Adding this card with pearls.