Wow...It seems so long since my last post.
After 3 weeks of Doctors appointments and yet still feeling a bit sick and run down, DH finally made me go to hospital (on Dec 21st). I was admitted with a white count of 20 and a raging UTI. I had been feeling poorly with infection since I sliced my finger open in November, so just kept telling myself it was from that.
Should have listened to my husband earlier! Spent Christmas is hospital and finally got released this afternoon. DH and my daughters visited as much as they could, but it is still a crummy time to be in hospital.
I had a few New Years resolutions planned but have instead decided to focus on good health for 2017.
I wish the same for all of you!
Here are a couple of Xmas cards I made at my Langley Stampers Club. It is always great fun to sit down and open up a package full of everything you need to create a card (or two) of the "teachers" choice. We rotate being teacher and it is always a lovely day out. Our November cards featured dies and embossing folders.
I think the white mat was embossed with Swiss Dots EF, but am not sure of the dies used here. I plan on bringing sticky notes with me in 2017 so I can jot down those details, affix them to the card, and be better prepared to blog them!
This card features a greyish blue mat that was embossed with birch trees and snowflakes. We sanded lightly across the raised image and revealed the whitish core of the cardstock.
The deer was die cut twice from the center of some silver mirri card that we used to mat the grey embossed trees. We also punched the moon from the center part of that mat! Yes, I know it looks gold in my photo, but it is all cut from silver mirri...it is just the glare of the light when I took the photo.
Our final mat was a crisp black, all layers then mounted on a white side fold card.
I am entering this leaping stag card over at Pixies Crafty Workshop, where you must use snippets. I sliced out the center of the mirri mat, thereby creating my snippet to use for my dies and punches. The other ladies were showing me to just punch and die cut wherever, as it would not show...but I had an ulterior motive...a fun share for Di!