I hope you are all progressing well with your Christmas card collection. I only have
11 made so far, and need about 25 more, so I think a few people will be receiving
shop-bought ones, or made-by-me ones of a very simple design. Perhaps I will
break my self-imposed rule of never making 2 cards the same.
Enough of my panic...once again it is time for the Pink Fairies at Crafty Little Fairies
to invite you to join us in our weekly challenge, of which our theme this time is
'LACE 'N' PEARLS'
What fun, you can unleash all your 'girlie frilliness' with this one, and a lovely prize
is being offered by our generous sponsor, who this week is
Our challenge is open to all images, stamped or digi, but please remember,
you must use an image on your creation.
In an effort to increase my meagre Christmas card pile, I have used this gorgeous
Lili of the Valley stamp, Little Trumpet.
A closer look at this sweet little angel. I put Stickles Star Dust on her wings,
and the stars...me thinks perhaps a little too heavily!
Inside my card. The tiny stars are the negatives from the die I used for matting
the sentiment on the front. I told you I don't throw anything away!
I have always believed in the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", so why do so
many manufacturers continually remove/replace products. This is in all facets of life,
be it clothing, food, toiletries, cosmetics, and craft. One of my favourite
colours in Bazzill cardstock is/was Petunia, a lovely pink with ever so subtle
tones of mauve. However, it has been discontinued, and I cannot find a
substitute with the same tones, in any brand. I am down to a small
collection of Petunia off-cuts, and am suffering 'withdrawal symptoms'!
Challenges I would like to enter:-
ABC Christmas - ' 'W' for Winter Wishes'
Addicted To Stamps and More #72 - 'Make Your Mark'
Crafty Sentiments - 'Christmas'
Creative Card Crew #49 - 'Pearls'
Lili Of The Valley - 'Pink and White'
Rhedd and Rosie's #20 - 'Christmas Is Coming'
Winter Wonderland - 'Angels or Fairies'
Image - LOTV Little Trumpet
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiment - LOTV
Paper - Kaisercraft Wish Upon
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles, Floral Ovals
Lace, pearls, from my
For a chance to win a lovely prize, why not visit us at Crafty Little Fairies, and enter our 'Lace 'n' Pearls' challenge.
I am out of hospital, just a little sore, but very 'foggy'. I just want to sleep, and writing this post has required so many corrections - perhaps I should have scheduled it. Thank you to all of you who have sent get-well wishes, and on one issue, I have wonderful news. There was a strong possibility that I had a very rare form of breast cancer. This has nothing to do with my hospital admission and op yesterday, though. I am awaiting results of the biopsies for that. However, two days ago I received all my results regarding my many breast investigations, and they are all NEGATIVE! As you can imagine, I am thrilled, and that was great news to hear, just before my surgery. I have been very worried, as my Mother had 3 episodes of cancer, one being breast cancer, and she passed away at the same age that I am now.
Until next time, "happy crafting", and