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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Very Merry Christmas To You

Here is another scheduled post as I am still recovering from my bilateral Carpel Tunnel Decompression surgery.

I had two visits to the hospital last week as at the first visit they could not get all the stitches out so I had to return two days later.  It was a success that time so I have all my stitches out and I was allowed to take my dressings off on Saturday.

I can move my fingers/hands but still can't turn my hand easily to do things like picking up drinks, opening doors etc but I know it will come with time.

It's now 2.5 weeks since I crafted and I have SERIOUS withdrawl symptoms.  I miss it so much.  I know I'll be back crafting very soon - but it can't come soon enough!!
I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Charity Dauenhauer that I have used is called "Silent Night".  It is available as a digital stamp.
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  I used a circle die and cut a circle out of a sticky note, stuck it behind the fairy and the wolf and then used my blue Pan Pastel to colour in the background.  I find this so much easier than using a distress ink as I haven't got very strong hands.

I have gone for a colour scheme of turquoise and red.  I have tried to keep the card as flat as possible because of the cost of postage.  I have used some backing papers that I got off a friend for Christmas.  I have finished the card off with some fabric flowers with buttons added to the centres, ruched ribbon, gems and a sentiment that came in the paper/decoupage paper pack and I have just added a hole and put some ribbon through it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/animals
Inky Impressions - Animal friends
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Add stripes 
Aud Sentiments - Make a project for your favourite season - winter as this is when we get Christmas
CRAFT - Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Add a button
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - These are a few of my favourite things (ribbon, bling, flowers and buttons)
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in August
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - "B" unique (blooms, bling and buttons)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes and/or up up and away
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes Christmas
Deep Ocean - Christmas in August

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25 comments:

Tanja Charles said...

Great card.. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Stamping Chef Challenges.
Tanja DT

Basslady said...

a magnificent card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

fabiola jaques said...

très jolie, un charmant tampon et une très belle ambiance, biz

Melissa Doherty said...

Beautiful colors and a magical card. Thanks for sharing at TSC! Melissa dt

Emily Thubbron said...

I love this non traditional Christmas card. It's beautiful. That is a wonderful image also. Thank you, Kym, for joining us at QKR Stampede for our Add a Button challenge.

Emily T.
DT Member

Paddington fan said...

A beautifully coloured image and very striking card!! Hope your recovery continues quickly! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin for our Christmas in August challenge and I hope to see you again soon, love Jacky x

Tonnie Deijkers said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colour job thanks for joining us at brown sugar and good luck
Hugs Tonnie DT

Rita Edwards said...

What a fun card you've created! So beautifully colored and fits our "add stripes" challenge perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee! Hugs, Rita DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Kym. I hope that you recover soon and can get back to crafting. But don't try to do things too soon.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, and such lovely colors. Thanks for joining us for our add a button challenge at QKR Stampede.
Karal

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Gorgeous color scheme and lovely layout on this card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges, Suzy Bee's and Fan-tastic Tuesday with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Kym! Best wishes on your recovery! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes challenge!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 49 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Liz Smith said...

I love the colors you choose for your card! The image is so pretty too. Your blog is just darling as well, I wish I knew how to do all this for mine, I need that little kitty in the corner. How fun it is to visit you! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope you join us again! ~Lizzy DT

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Love your choice of colours.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Would love for you to join us again next week :o)
Pia

Erin Bentley said...

Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

Andreja L. said...

Kym, Lovely card you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee challenge :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Tracey Boley said...

Hi Kim

Hope you are feeling a bit better now and you are able to craft a little.

Love your card,such a nice image and great colouring.

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Hope you will join us again soon.

Tracey DTxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us over at Milk Coffee STamps Challenge~

Sammy said...

This is really lovely. Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

Amy Andrade said...

I love the color combo you’ve chosen to use. They coordinate so well. Your card is so pleasing to the eye. Amy A, DT

Lexie said...

Great card...love the image. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge for our B Unique challenge. Your card blossoms, bling and buttons is perfect for the challenge. Good luck and please join us again soon!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.

Helen x