Hello all! I've got 2 contrasting cards to show you today, well I guess they're both cute, but they reflect totally different seasons! One is another Christmas card, aren't I doing well this year?!! I'm kind of trying to make one every 1-2 weeks, not sure how long it will last but I'm actually really enjoying making them at the moment. Usually by the end of the year, I'm so fed up with them, they kinda get simpler and simpler and quicker and quicker!!! Oooh, was also really pleased as was in top 3 for 2 challenges last week! :0)
On a personal level, Mum starts her chemo on Friday. It's a strange situation. We are SO pleased she is starting her chemo what with all the delays etc but we have now been told, they think she is doing well enough to have chemo via infusion as well as tablets. Again, we are really pleased, as obviously the stronger dose she can have the better, but there are so many more side effects with the infusion that we are very apprehensive. Also personally it's a concern over how much care she will need especially considering that my CFS seems to be flaring up again. Ah well, guess it's a suck it and see situation. We are so very grateful she is having chemo so I'm not grumbling, it's fear of the unknown I suppose.
Well anyway, onto these cards I was on about!!....
I'd like to enter this into:
CCEE Stampers- Christmas card
Paperplay Challenges- distressing
Crafty Catz- pearls and swirls
Papercutz- use 3 patterned papers
DCD Christmas Challenge- Tilda & flowers
Secret Crafter- Christmas in Spring
Crafty stash used: Stamps (Magnolia, Waltzing Mouse); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Papers (Websters Pages & Crate Paper); Assorted cardstock; Poinsettia die (Magnolia); Gold beads (Art Institute); Pearls (Prima); Swirl (Sizzix); Distressing tool; Button
My next card is this gorgeous Bessie Lulu stamp from Stamping Bella. I think these Lulus are adorable! I coloured her with watercolour pencils and paper pieced her dress and added some shading to that as well. The grass is Lyra pencils and I added a soft outline with a grey copic. I doubled stamped some of the flowers to give more of a pop to them and lots of lovely Stickles. I machine stitched around the edge of the card and added stitching to all of the buttons. The sentiment is by Elzybells, the heart was a freebie from an old crafting mag. I love the unusual button in the top left hand corner- I got that at a local indoor market I went to the other week. The sketch is an old Mojo Monday one for inspiration.
I'd like to enter this into:
ABC Challenge- quilting/sewing
Crafty Creations- in stitches
Simon Says Stamp- Mother's Day
Stamp Something- Spring
Papertake Weekly- it's a Mum thing
Allsorts- for a special lady
Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stamping Bella, Elzybells); Watercolour pencils; Lyra pencils; Copics; Papers (My Mind's Eye); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Stickles; Ribbon; Buttons; Heart; Sewing machine
Have a great week! xx