Edna has a fun challenge for us over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - F is for Fugly. Apparently Fugly means F***ing Ugly, but to me it sounds like the world Fuggles, which is a kind of hop used in beer making. And it also makes me think of an old university friend who I've not heard from for at least 30 years - Christine Fuggle, if you should ever do an ego-search and see this, I'd love to hear from you, you can find my email address over on the right.
Anyway, back to the crafting, and what a pity this challenge wasn't six months ago, as my craft room clearout included getting rid of some quite astoundingly fugly stamps. But they have all gone to make room for the ones I really love, so all that is left behind are some rather horrible papers that have been lurking in the middle of pads of far more useful designs. I did, however, find a sheet of huge stickers with mildly snarky messages that somehow survived my cull. I'm not quite sure why the designer combined those particular sentiments with pretty shabby chic floral backgrounds and aggressively coloured papers, nor indeed why I may at some point have thought they were a good buy, but they are suitably fugly.
I've added a stamps, coloured and fussy cut image and a bit of inking, but I'm not happy with the finished card - it lacks cohesion. The image is too small, the sticker is too big and all in all, it's totally the wrong kind of ugly.
But anyway, here it is for now, and if I can find time to do something with those die cut butterfly shaped cards that seemed like such a good idea at the time, I'll be back for another visit to the challenge