Friday, September 29, 2017

Getting my mojo back

I feel much better which is a good thing. My mom...there was a scare last weekend but she rallied although she is very tired. I think her body is saying, "time to go" but she is just not ready yet, she has a strong will to live plus she is really scared and I don't blame her.

Anyway I created a couple of cards and happy to have done them and hope to do more


Rubber stamp, tombow markers, perfect pearls, water, border stickers, red glitter embossing powder.

CHNC-For A Man
Addicted to Stamps-Anything Goes
The Male Room-Technology
Sparkles Christmas-Animals
Happy Little Stampers Christmas-Sparkle

I started this quite a while ago and then I got ill. I thought this will work for technology because this was a huge thing in the later 1800's and early 20th century. I added some stickles and crystals because it's in my blood and I am a magpie at heart. I thought this was a fun card to do and who wouldn't want to be driving around in this type of car. I used perfect pearls with water to add the shimmer to the car, tree, Santa and the presents.


Reindeer stamp, leaves stamp, embossing powder, dye ink pads, sizzex machine, tree Die cut, powders, water, scissors, pop up darts, stickles.

CHNC-Anything Goes Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round-Use leaves
Animal Friends-Tic, Tac, Toe-I used the bottom-Tree, Leaves, Forest Fruits
Winter Wonderland-Anything Goes
Simon Says-Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour-Spritz
Dream Valley-One for the Girls

This is another fun one to create. I just realized both have deer in the card and that's aok in my book. They are critters after all. I have a circle leaf stamp that I stamped and embossed and after, I added the powders over tops and spritzed water to activate the colour. I dabbed the colour off a bit to create a softer effect. After stamping the deer, I cut out the trees with the sizzex machine and placed them on with pop up dots. I fussy cut the leaves out to create a little border on the top and bottom of the focal image. I added some stickles because glitter is a part of my soul. Oh, there are berries between the leaves but I didn't highlight them with red, I just added the stickles to them so they are hard to see.

Have a great weekend everyone!

35 comments:

  1. Nice to see you've had time for some fun stuff! I especially love that first card.

    If your mom has the will to live, that's great, and I hope she can hang on for as long as she wants to. My own mom gave up toward the end, and didn't last long. Here's hoping things will go more smoothly for you and yours in days to come.

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  2. I'm thrilled to see you posting cards you have made. These are both really beautiful. I especially adore the reindeer, but the card with Santa in a car (with more reindeer) is wonderful, too. I adore how you colored it.

    I hope your mother doesn't give up. I suspect she IS scared, but once she starts feeling better, hopefully all that fear will subside. You just need to be strong and encourage her, which I'm quite sure you do! Glad YOU are also feeling better.

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  3. When they started talking about dialysis my Mom threw in the towel. It was the last straw in a huge pile of medical issues. Ykur Mirm will know when it is time. Glad you are feeling better.

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  4. Love that snappy car Santa is driving.

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  5. Hi Birgit - well done and I'm so pleased you're feeling easier ... and I hope your mother will remain as strong as possible for you all - take care and have a happy weekend ... cheers Hilary

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  6. Hi Birgit good to hear your feeling a bit better....and lovely that you have your mojo back...two lovely cards,the second one is so intricate with all those die cuts it’s really great....I am rooting for Mom....so strong willed bless,sending hugs to you both xxxxx

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  7. Hope your mom continues to fight.
    Both cards are beautiful.

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  8. Christmas cards and deer go together like peanut butter and strawberry jam. Love your cards, Birgit. Santa driving a yellow convertible is perfect! Hugs to you and your mom.

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  9. Hopefully she continues to fight away for each day.

    Both are great, the first one sure has lots of fun christmas cheer.

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  10. Hi, Birgit!

    I'm happy to learn that you are feeling a lot better. That said, I know your mother's ups and downs put a strain on you. I hope she continues to rally and that you have a peaceful, restful weekend.

    I love your colorful, whimsical, cheery Glad Tidings card as well as the icy cool colors on the second card with the deer.

    Take care, dear friend BB!

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  11. Birgit, Glad you are feeling better and hoping your mom continues to be doing better. Having a chance to craft can be a great therapy. It's great that you carved out some time to make a couple of holiday cards. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas.

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  12. Love that full of Christmas cheer. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas challenge.

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  13. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I hope things work out for the best with your mom.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR September challenge, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for September. x

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  15. Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  16. Very cool cards! Love your take on technology; I think it works. Love all the sparkle and shine! I'm always distracted by shiny objects. : ) Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

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  17. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

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  18. Birgit,

    Nice Christmas cards! I need to start thinking about what or if I want to handstamp our Christmas cards this year. I didn't last year but maybe I'll find it in me to do it this time. I really do enjoy it when I do it for fun, instead of seeing it as a chore. WOW, your mother is a fighter! I guess we're all a little apprehensive of the unknown. I'm not afraid of what lies ahead of me as much as my end demise, you know? I also don't like thinking about those I leave and the effort it will have on them. That makes me truly sad and maybe this is the biggest concern your mom has leaving you and your siblings. It tears at a mother's heart. Only God knows the second of the hour of the day each of us will be called home. I have your mom in my prayers, dear friend, as well as you! ;) {{{hugs}}}

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  19. Oh these are great. You make the best cards. And you've got to have Christmas reindeer;)
    Glad you're feeling better. Sending positive thoughts and energy to your mom. And a big hug to you.

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  20. Adorable cards. You are truly gifted. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one thinking winter and Christmas. I've been painting snowmen lately. :-)

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  21. Visited my FIL this weekend. "Time to go" seems like an apt way to put it. It comes for us all, but that doesn't mean it's any less sad.

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  22. Sorry to hear about the scare with your mom, but that's great that she has such a strong will to stick around. That goes a long way.

    I love those cards. I'm a sucker for old cars, and I kinda want Santa's ride now.

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  23. Gorgeous cards Birgit, both of them are fabulous!

    so sorry to hear that you have been poorly, hope you're feeling better now and hope your Mom is doing OK, I can imagine how upsetting that must be, sending hugs XXX

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  24. These are awesome cards with so much star go get them energy. Well that lifeforce had to come from somewhere and I'm looking at so much passion, so live long and prosper!

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  25. Nice! I'm not sure which one I like better. The top one is a bit more fun, but the bottom one has the pretty factor. Hmmm....

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  26. Very cool card. I love saint's car :-)
    Thank you for joining our HLS Xmas challenge.
    BożenA DT HLS

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  27. Lovely cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

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  28. It's great to be able to throw yourself into a project when life is stressful.

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  29. Hope today was another good day:)

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  30. Gosh Oh Mighty, I got a lot of love on this post and I am humbled to all of you. I'm so glad you love both cards and it was fun creating them. I am all better but my mom is slowly ebbing away. It is how life goes. Thank you again for everything!!!

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  31. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Sorry to hear your mum is so ill. Christine DT x

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  32. I must apologise for being so late with my commenting - holidays!!! I love both of these cards, they are creative and fun. Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Use Leaves) Challenge this month,
    come back again soon!! Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

    Sorry to read how ill your mum is, I do admire her fighting spirit. Love to you and your family.

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  33. thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge



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