We have set a budget of £5 maximum so it's all done in the spirit of Christmas and for fun. Most of us have sent little parcels from our own stash and made the one for Christmas Day worth £5 and then enclosed a card with that one to be opened to say who sent them. I am being very restrained and have only opened the ones I'm meant to and not peeked as to who it is. We're all having a guess beforehand as to who we think it is.
This is what I have received so far:
I also had a choc santa today, but he didn't last very long!!
I've still got all these to look forward to:
This week's DCM dare is to take inspiration from your home to make a card and after a comment I made, Caroline has dared me to make the card. So here it is:
I have been inspired by the mess in my flat! I'm using the excuse that there's no point putting the Christmas stuff away when I'm still creating. The inspiration is as follows:
- strip of baubles - I stamped these as I thought they'd be good on a card, but gave up when I realised how long it would take me to colour them so they are lying about on the desk.
- coloured card on the left - is for a present I've made and am using it for a weekly challenge we do on the forum (I'll blog this on Monday when I've posted on the forum)
- cotton bud, ribbon and scraps of card and DST backing - always lying around on the floor of the craft room
- glitter - I've been using some very fine irridescent stuff and it is everywhere. I had to have an engineer come to fix my printer (yes I know I only got it in September) and he was working on the desk, which is covered in glitter, so he walked out with a sparkly face which made me giggle.
- wrapper from said secret santa choc
- fibres and beads - is for my living room floor, which always has fibres from hairy wool stuck to the carpet and beads.
UPDATE: I am linking to DCM just for the laugh after Kathy encouraged me!