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Friday, December 7, 2012

A few Christmas cards...

What can I say?  I can only lay down for so long...I can only sit up for so long, but in that time of sitting up I love being in my craft room.  Although this looks like quite a few cards, some of them were actually made before I had my surgery, but I didn't have time to take a picture and post them.  It has to be a good sign that I even want to make cards, right?  Every day is a day of improvement and a day that I can remember..not one that I have slept away.  so let's get to the cards:
If you would like to watch a video of this selective die cutting, head HERE to see Amber demonstrate this cool technique!  The die is from Beautiful Butterflies and then stamped with berry sorbet ink.  I am going to try this technique with other dies that I is very easy and looks quite elegant!

A Hero Arts stamp and sentiment...

A pretty simple and easy one layer card for the Winter Penguin

Another Hero Arts Christmas ball with sentiment...the bow is PTI, I colored in some areas with a clear gel pen for a little sparkle.

the tree branches and bow are from PTI Bells and Boughs...the ornament is Hero Arts with a little added dimension with glossy accents!

I masked off the sentiment area and stamped Hero Arts snowflakes with aqua mist, winter wisteria and sweet blush, then I sponged in the strip where the sentiment was stamped to add a little color.

Well, that is all for now...I guess it is time for a nap on the couch again!  Amazing how little one can do but can be totally exhausted from doing it!


  1. It's so nice to see you posting! I'm glad you were able to spend a little time crafting. One day at a time..don't over do it:)

  2. It is so great to see you posting cards again. I really think they are all great. My favorites are the first one and winter penguin. Great job.

  3. Nice to see some of your work again and hear that you feel like making them. These are very pretty cards!

  4. Dear Colleen nice to see some of your cards again and nice to hear that you are able to create again .


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