My perfect holiday involves snow and I really enjoyed making this card with snow. My daughter recently commented on my stamp collection and said “if I really want to enjoy my colouring in, I‘ve got to get some images I really want to colour in”, so I have recently added some new stuff to my collection that visually appeals to me and I got myself some Copics so I can really enjoy myself.The Copics are really my Christmas present early so I will have to wrap them up and put them under the tree on Christmas Eve. I added a railing behind as her background to set the scene and coloured with Copics and added a thick layer of snow(Ice Stickles) because that’s just how it sits on the fence, when it really snows. I love this embossing folder because it looks like swirling snow , yet still pretty and feminine like the soft subtle curves of fresh flowers, and I slightly distressed the edges to add some interest like the way the snow plough clears a slightly uneven path. I used my new Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch which was a wonderful find at the recent craft fair. I added the white stars and snowflakes to finish off the card, and to add a (Ice Stickles Glitter Glue)shimmer of blue and coldness to the card to help set the scene. I love these pastel non traditional colours I used in this card with some inspiration from the Shabby Tearoom.
Challenges this card qualifies for:
- http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-84-sponsored-by-phooka.html Let it Snow
- http://kennykkraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-69-emboss-away.html Emboss
- http://heartsonginspirations.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-25-gold-or-glitter.html Gold or Glitter ( I used glitter!)
- http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-12.html Punch or Die cut (I did both)
- http://blog.icopic.com/2011/11/icopic-weekly-challenge-56.html Copic Background
- http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/pink-elephant-tpe125.html Embossing
SHABBY TEA ROOM -create a card or project inspired by the above photo using these pretty PASTEL COLORS AND A HOLIDAY THEME!
On a personal note my Golden Retriever ‘Honey’ had a dog version of a stroke on Sunday afternoon and poor Honey is at the Veterinary Specialist Centre with hope for rehabilitation, only time will tell. Here is the technical stuff off the internet. In Honey’s case it’s one rear leg. I’m spending as much time as I can at the hospital with her as possible, and went twice yesterday. It’s such a shock to see her so unwell, she is only 7.5yrs old and the words spinal injury are never words you want to hear. She was just playing on the grass when it happened casually sniffing around and then yelped about 20 times, just like that… fine one minute and her life changed the next.
Fibrocartilaginous Embolism. In this condition, a small amount of disc material ruptures and gets into one of the blood vessels leading to the spinal cord. As the vessel narrows, the disc material obstructs it, depriving a certain segment of the spinal cord of its blood supply. Without proper blood supply, that segment of the spinal cord dies, resulting in paralysis. Surgery will not help these dogs because there is no pressure on the spinal cord. Often, paralysis involves only one rear leg, or one rear leg is more severely affected than the other. Complete recovery may occur in a few days to weeks, or there may be permanent damage to a portion of the spinal cord. Diagnosis of fibrocartilaginous embolism is based on the correct clinical signs and a normal myelogram. Definitive diagnosis can only be made after death by performing a spinal cord biopsy.
Keeping positive is essential!