Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Unto us a child is born.....

I got a new set of Christmas stamp from Inkadinkadoo this week.
O Holy Night.  For this card, I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock and cut it out with my Labels 1 nestibilites. While it was still in the nestie, I sponged the edge with Faded Jeans distress ink. I coloured the star with yellow pencil and used the aqua pen to spread the colour outwards. I then stamped the Mary and Jesus image onto card stock and coloured it in with blues and a touch of yellow. I cut it out and pop dotted it onto the corner of the label. I added some ribbon and used my Fiskers Threading water punch to edge the blue layer. I entered this into the CAARDvarks Color it Challenge. 

I also managed another quick card this week.  I had got a new set of Tim Holtz Alcohol inks... Salmon, Aqua and Sandal.  I used them to make the background for this card.  The sentiment  stamp is by Stamp It was stamped with Archival Ink in Sepia on white card. This was then overlaid with embossed vellum - with holly leaves on it.  I then finished with three bronze gems. 

Today I spend the morning in surgery.  I have been having a few issues with "woman's stuff" as my DH would say and had to have a D&C( Dilations and Curettage) and a hysteroscopy to see if there is anything wrong.  Initial results are all fine...Hopefully the D&C will fix the issues I'm having.  I am feeling a bit dopey still from the anaesthetic  and bit uncomfortable feeling so it's off to bed for an early night.  I've taken tomorrow off so if I feel better - will do a bit more crafting.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all the wonderful comments people leave.
Take care  ( one month till Christmas - 4 weeks till my Mum and Dad arrive to spend Christmas with us!!!!)


Tiffany said...

Gorgeous cards and I love the colors of your new TH inks, fabulous! Can he come out with any more? I need to get some more for my stash! I'm praying for your recovery and hope you get excellent results back! Take care!

Vanessa said...

Super cards!!! I hope you are feeling better soon!


Suzanne C said...

Dawn: I hope you feel better soon! The madonna and child is lovely. I love the colors and your design. The alcohol inks are a fav of mine and is wonderful!

Tracey said...

Firstly....I hope you are on the road to a speedy recovery...take it easy...nurse orders!!! Now on to the! so much detailed them both! The alcohol inks look amazing...need to pull out mine to play with :) Thanks for the inspiration!