Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Couple of Christmas Cards and a Bad Week.

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It has been BEAUTIFUL here after a week of miserable weather.

I am popping in with some cards for some challenges. My first card is for the AAA Card Challenge. It is to make a clean and simple card, using some geometrics as optional. I created a CAS with some My Favorite Things die cut Christmas trees.

I used a stencil to create "snow" behind the trees. The sentiment was heat embossed in gold and is from the "Snow Globe Sentiment" set from My Favorite Things.

The green paper I used for the trees is from a scrap.

Again, this card is for the AAA Card Challenge.

Stamps: MFT Snowglobe Sentiments
Stencil: SSS Falling Snow

For my second card, I used this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #409 as my starting point.

One thing I changed on the sketch was the size of my card. I created a 4 1/2" by 5 1/4" top folding card instead of a square.

For the paper strip in the sketch, I used the "Snowflake Block" from Simon Says Stamp. I used 1 1/2 blocks as one did not fit from top to bottom.

I then added the "Maria Snowflake" also from SSS as the circle element. I then added a little vignette with Hello Bluebird stamps.

I have a bit of an obsession right now with the Hello Bluebird "Frosty Friends" and "Frosty Littles" stamp set. They make the cutest little scenes!!! (and no, I am not getting any compensation for saying that!!)

Stamps: Hello Bluebird "Frosty Friends" and "Frosty Littles"
Dies: SSS "Snowflake Block," "Marie Snowflake," Hello Bluebird "Frosty Friends," Frosty Littles

I also have an obsession with die cut snowflakes. I keep buying snowflake dies and I need them like a hole in the head. I spent Thursday night die cutting all the ones I had multiple times!!

This has been a rough week for me. Chris was traveling and I have been dealing with our dog all week. Zack was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, due to an enlarged heart. He has been coughing and panting as of late and we knew already he had developed a heart murmur. We finally had an x-ray done on Tuesday and we now know what was causing it. We have added two heart meds and a diuretic to all the other meds he already takes.

This is when cardmaking has come in handy for me. I spent some time creating to get my mind off what was going on and it helped my stress level immensely.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!


Jean said...

Your creations are fantastic. So sorry to hear about your dog. I can only imagine the stress you're feeling. I'm glad that the crafting brings you some relief.

BożenA said...

Hello Nora. Your blog is a real treasury of inspiration and many beautiful cards.
I'm sorry your dog is sick. I hope the medication helps. I keep my fingers crossed for it.

Jen Mitchell said...

These cards are so pretty. I love the white on white with a few pops of color. And I've got a snowflake obsession too! In fact another snowflake die is en route to me as I write this! So sorry to hear about Zack. Hopefully the new meds will help. <3

Lisa Elton said...

Those little trees are darling but that little snowman has me smitten! Two sweet cards Nora. I'm so sorry about your little pup. Sending a hug your way.

Jacquie Southas said...

I'm so sorry your poor pup is sick. Both cards are fabulous, Nora! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Karren said...

Beautiful cards! That wee snowman is just adorable. I hope that Zack's meds help him - he is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Darnell said...

Nora, I'm so sorry to hear about Zack's condition. I am praying that the meds will do the trick and he'll get better. It worked for me; it's amazing what the meds can do!

And I'm so glad you found some distraction by crafting. You sure cut a lot of snowflakes and you made two brilliant and CASlicious cards! I love all the white space! Big hugs, Darnell

Kim S said...

I'm so sorry for the tough week especially handling it alone. Such a cute little guy - give him some hugs and snuggles from friends far away!

Pat said...

You cards are your CAS designs that shout "Wow". Sure hope the meds help your little Zack....He is a real cutie!

Jane said...

Sweet card and I love the touches of embossed snow in the background. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.