... o' mice and men gang aft agley.
So said Robert Burns, and I'm sure all crafters have those days when their plans go totally agley. Mine certainly did this week! I saw that this week's challenge at The Crafty Pad is "Show some metal" and knew immediately what I wanted to make. I have a scrap of bright green Suze Weinberg's Art Metal left over from a stamping project many years ago, and I thought I'd emboss it in the Cuttlebug and then do something dark, inky, moody and arty with it - something with a very gothic appearance.
But after running it through the bug with the divine swirls folder, did it look at all dark and moody? No, it sat there on the table, looked up at me and yelled "Funky Christmas". So I had to go back to the drawing board, rummage through my Christmassy bits and find something funky enough to keep it happy.
The card I ended up with is far simpler than the one I had planned. but far more suited to this stubborn little piece of metal. Sometimes we just have to listen hard to what our stash tries to tell us!