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Friday, 24 November 2017

Trees - for Daring Cardmakers

 The challenge over on Daring Cardmakers this week is Trim the Tree - I decided against a traditional Christmas tree and went for some Birch tree dies.....and as usual, while I was messing around, I ended up making two cards.

This first one is just some simple inking with distress inks and a circle mask within a stitched frame, with the trees in the foreground......



More inking for this one, with some water splatters which looks like snow falling, and this time I added some deer to the mix. Both cards have a subtle scattering of white blizzard glitter here and there for a bit of sparkle. Do pop over to Daring Cardmakers to see how the rest of the design team have interpreted this dare - it fascinates me every week that we all come up with such different takes on the same subject



Now the good news is that I haven't, after all, torn tendons in my shoulder, I just have a lot of swelling and inflammation, which should calm down with an injection into the joint. So no need for surgery that would have taken me out of action for a few weeks. Thanks for all the good wishes. You are such a supportive bunch, and I appreciate you all

So it's Black Friday - yes, although this commercial honeytrap has just recently inched it's way across the Atlantic, and the shopping mania sales here lack the impetus of the frenzy in America, (that used to drag me from my bed at a ridiculous hour to join the crowds looking for those early bird specials),  I am still enough of an idiot bargain hunter, to saunter down to the town today, just for a little look......I just won't be getting up at 4.00 a.m to do so!






7 comments:

  1. Such beautiful, festive cards!!! I am so happy that you won't need surgery on your shoulder. I'm trying very hard to resist all the craft store sale today!!!

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  2. LOVE this card! And you're right about being intrigued and amazed at the different ways we interpret each challenge - its probably the best bit and is always inspiring to me.
    Good news on the shoulder - I hope the injection isn't too painful
    Have fun with the shopping - rather you than me - hope you find some good bargains ;)

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  3. Two beautiful and magical cards! I am glad your shoulder is not going to need an operation! I hope the injection really helps! Take care! xxx

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  4. Oooh just so pretty and magical as Crafychris mentions above! good news regarding your shoulder not operation and the injection will hopefully release the pain take care sending lots of love xx

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  5. Your card is soooo beautiful, Enfys! The background is wonderful (I love blue) and the combo with lots of white works fantastically. Love, love, love it!

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