I shall set the scene ... late on a Sunday morning ... still in my jammies ... nice and relaxed watching "Something for the weekend" while slurping my third or fourth coffee of the day ... when John Says "Have you made a card for my Dad?". "Not yet" I replied calmly ... then wondered why he was asking a week early ... when he usually leaves it until the day before and I often grin smugly to myself that if I ever left it that late ... well all our cards would be shop bought quite frankly ... so curiosity got the better of me "Why?" ... "Because I thought I would drop it round on my way to work tonight so he has it to open in the morning!!!!"
Get the picture ... some fast moving required on my part ... John's Mum keeps an album with all the cards I make for them in it ... I needed to get up stairs and start crafting pronto! A shop bought card just would never do!
Sadly ... I was short on creative energy today and everything I touched pretty much turned to that proverbial waste product delivered in small parcels by our canine pets on the lawn ... then I saw the Sunday Stamper challenge was gold and I thought ... just smother it in gold and all will be fine. So the Grid stamped background was laid into a Walnut glimmer misted craft mat and dried. The Tim Holtz die cut Grungepaper heart was plastered in Gold Dabber and embossed with Gold powder for good measure and the card ... well ... trust me ... it looks a lot better than it did :0) I shall probably smuggle it back out of the album at some point in the future though!