Wednesday, November 16, 2011

hAnglar stAnglar Christmas Card with Snow

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.

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Challenges this card qualifies for:

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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!

Trish Munro

17 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Trish your card is absolutely adorable!!!!! Love the snow you made!!!!! Fabulous!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh Trish, I hope Honey is okay and able to recover. I will say lots of prayers for her.

Your card is so beautiful! The embossing is fabulous and I love the image...you colored it perfectly!!

Lisa :)
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card you did a great job thanks for sharing!!!

Chris said...

Oh Trish,

I hope your fur baby heals. It's so hard on the human caregivers, too, as they are like our children - who, sadly, cannot tell us what is wrong. Hopefully, she will handle this crisis well and heal.

I love your card. I love the softness of it. The embossing folder is lovely as are all the details you included. Your stamped image was colored perfectly!

Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.

Chris

DIANA L. said...

I love your card the coloring is great and the embossing is beautiful. I am so sorry to hear Honey had a stroke I will keep all of you in prayer for peace and strength. And healing for Honey.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Trish love the snowy card !
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

CardArTart said...

Beautiful card Trish, hope Honey is home soon, she's gonna need all the love you guys have got to give her and then some. C you soon xxx

Shannah said...

Beautiful! I love the texture, and your glittery details are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

Charlene said...

Awww I love the embossing and the sweet image! What an adorable card! What an adorable image and I love the tree and paper great job! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation this week at The Shabby tea Room :-)

laney said...

super card!! Thanks for joining us at CYP this week hope to see you next week too
hugs
Laney GDT

craftybunny said...

This is so pretty.I love hAnglar images - so cute.Get well wishes for your doggy too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Trish firstly welcome to my little section of blog land and lovely to have you join me, secondly love the depth created by the embossing on this soft card, the image is so sweet too, you will love your copics, cannot wait to see more of your colouring
Hugs Kate xx

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful card and those colors are some of my favorites.

Hugs, Lori m

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! gorgeous card. i love the PINK!

hugs :)

Joy said...

fabulous, thanks for playing with The Pink Elephant: Embossing Challenge this week ! JOY DT

thescrapmaster said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with iCopic this week. Hope to see you back next week!
Hugs,
Samantha
www.thescrapmaster.com

Cami said...

Hi Trish! Your card is so pretty and sweet...love the pinks and the embossing. I haven't seen this H&S image before and I think she's adorable! Very lovely card!
P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cami