Sunday, 30 November 2014

Penguin Pals

Hi everyone. Sorry I've been missing again but my pesky MS has been making my double vision worse again. It 's still not quite as good as it gets so please put up with me for a bit if I don't comment as much as I'd like. It was also a year, on the 13th November, since I lost my lovely mum and I've been feeling quite low about it.
I wrote some of this post before my vision got really bad and this is what I had to say then.

 I hope you're all well into making your Christmas cards now. I went to the craft show at Doncaster and, of course, came back with a few goodies......ok, a lot of goodies. I bought some stamps from Card-io to make faster and flatter cards for posting. Well I'm not actually that quick with them yet but I should have some to show you next time but for now I've got another LOTV stamped card to show you using Penguin Pals. 

Here's a close up shot.
I made this card before I got the snow advice from Lou but I don't think it looks too bad apart from me going a bit mad with Old Paper Distress Ink on the paper! I used a 6" square card, some Core'dination Cardstock, sanded, and two papers from LOTV Winter Wishes paper pad. I used Spellbinders Adorning Squares for the image. The Frosted Spruce Tree is from Memory Box, the Snowflake is from Joy Crafts 6002/2020. The edges of the paper was distressed with a Tim Holtz tool then the distress ink was used on the paper, die cuts and sentiments which are from LOTV Christmas Grungy Messages set 33 and Grunge Christmas Postmarks set 17. The snow was WOW Twinkle Puff Embossing powder and DecoArt Glamour Dust has been added to the tree.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes and GDT Spot
Lili of the Valley Challenge- Merry Christmas

I had some lovely news though while unable to blog and because of one of you fantastic blog friends!! It was a good job Lucy left a comment congratulating my top three win at Crafty Little Fairies as I would have missed it completely as I've tried to avoid my tablet except to check emails. I was so excited to see this on their blog as it's my first top anything win and I've so wanted someone to choose my card instead of a random draw win (not that I don't like these as well, lol!) and have a badge for my blog. So I'm a very happy bunny and my hubby says I'm easily pleased that is until he sees my Christmas list, hehe!

So that was where I had stopped writing the post. I'll be back properly when my vision settles down and I'm feeling a bit more cheerful. I think the last 12 months have just taken their toll on me with my mum, 2 operations and a relapse of my MS. Hopefully next year will bring better times.
Thanks for your visit and I hope you like the card. I'm sending you all a huge hug and one especially for you, Lucy!
 Debra x