Sunday, October 30, 2011

2 Posts for Many Challenges - Burgundy, Gold, Green and Cream - Leaves and fall palette

I didn't use the wreath inspiration from Colour Create because my friend's birthday was the other day and he loves those colours so I used pumpkins which was for the ABC Challenge blog...which I missed(S$%#!) but it still works for the colour pallette and Crafty Creations! I stamped and embossed the fall display and the Happy Birthday (used burgundy embossing powder). I placed that on cream cardstock and then placed it on top of the green and placed it on this really pretty burgundy cardstock that is shiny and has gold in it too. I stamped a pumpkin(for ABC and in honour of Halloween) and all these leaves which I embossed in gold, green and burgundy and placed that around the edges and highlighted with gold sticker borders. Happy Halloween Everyone!! PS I don't think that burgundy paper came out too well in the photo..bummer - Night time - Anything Goes
- Anything Goes

I missed out on the fairy Tale Challenge at Simon Says last week and I love Fairy tales so I was inspired by last week and added the night time for the Stampman Challenge and Simon Says and Dream Valley had anything goes which can also go for the next card above. I used glossy black card for the background. On black paper I used the powder in bronze and 2 different purples for the flower card...which my hubby said it looks like one could smoke it and be happy:)...goof! It does look like one of those happy plants though. I used stickles for the flowers and the edging in purple and dark gold and I used stickers for the border which i coloured in purple and added some stars. I think it has a magical fairy tale look it don't ya think? Onto the next card...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, Monday - Anything Goes

Hello and yes I am back....I should have an evil laugh after that saying so ....just pretend. My mom is slowly getting worse...well she can't get better. Dementia is just sad, nasty and sometimes, humourous-at least I have to find the humour in things so devastating. She can't remember any more that she used to go to Tim Horotn's for coffee and a donought or to Zellers for some lunch. She just wants to stay in bed all day and it is hard to get her out. She is now very close on the list for long term care and I could get a call tomorrow or it could be January so I am a bit on edge. She told the PSW how happy she is here and has it so lucky as so many others do not and she is so happy that she is not in an Old Age home. My heart sank and I just feel I am stabbing her in the back but everyone tells me it is for the best and my logic says they are right. When the day happens when we bring her will be one of the worst days for me because I know she will take it out on me and I will feel I am betraying her. Anyway this is one of the things I have been dealing with along with another cat(yup I am nuts) and Thanksgiving. Let me tell hubby went all out. I did the prep work but he cooked the actual dinner and it was fantastic. His ham was so delicious-whole cloves, salt, pepper, mustard, pineapple and a whole bottle of beer! It was great tasting!! My friend came from BC to spend some time with me and we enjoyed some beautiful walks and he will soon spend a couple of months in Thailand...lucky bugger! Now on to my card for Make it Monday. Actually someone ordered a card for their friend and I was so surprised and happy that they wanted me to make the card. They wanted it in purples and a flower...and no sparkle:( That was hard for me to do. I don't count the bit of sparkle on the ribbon or the crystals I used. I coloured the flowers with prisma pencils and cut each out and mounted them with pop up dots on a white shimmer paper(Yup I don't count the paper either) and then the light shimmer lavender paper I sponged with some purple and aqua colour for depth, added the ribbon around the edges, the crystals and the wording(which I coloured in purple). I am glad to finally make a card. To everyone whom I visit-their blogs, when one goes through difficult times, your humour, creativity and beauty give me strength and it is amazing how we touch so many, so I am just saying thank you!