Sunday 29 November 2020

Christmas cards #5 for 5

Typing up this post sitting beside John who is in hospital for some tests.
He has a bit of fluid around his heart together with temperature,
erratic pulse etc. He doesn't feel sick, is actually bored out of his head
but better here than home at this point.
Visiting restrictions are 'one person each day' two short visiting sessions
and it must be the same person.

Nothing like being deaf/hearing impaired and everyone is giving you instructions with masks on
and I constantly have to let people know 

'I need you to take your mask off
when you'r talking so I can understand you' . 
'Can you look at me when your talking please'
'Please don't turn your head as you are responding'
Don't roll your eyes when I ask you to do something'
'Don't talk to me like I'm an idiot'
'Don't touch your face when talking to me'

Thinking of having a t-shirt made.
 'I'm deaf not blind and I can read not only your lips but your body language and 
your attitude so don't diss me'

Can you tell I'm in a bit of a mood........

 Anyway lets move on, I've  got cards today. 
All of these cards came together very quickly.
All the backgrounds I made previously. I think all the backgrounds
are Distress Oxide.
Some blended and some painted on.
All the images were also done in previous Colouring Challenges.
I had no idea how much I had till I started using the images of my
cards and found I still have a huge pile left for a future Christmas or two.
The die cut sentiment is from Stamplorations, I love their different looking die cuts.
The ballerina is copic coloured then cut out with the Scan n Cut and its from anAltenew Christmas stamp set. The wee little Santa and reindeer are stamp from Hero Art Kit and the Christmas Tree
I think is MFT but I could be speculating there. The gold star is a random die cut and covers the actual star already on the tree as its gold and mirror card. The die cut background is so pretty with the soft distress oxide colours  

Glitter on the girls dress finishes her off perfectly.

A die cut frame with blended oxide gives this wonderful orange look. 
Fun foam behind it to lift it slightly then some pretty snowflakes in silver glitter card.

And finished off with a white glitter 'Joyeux Noel' again from Stamplorations. 
So quick and easy and I think quite pretty. 

Pink blending this time on the die cut.

Some cute little Santa hippo's from Clearly Besotted.
Copic coloured.

Christmas tree and a few wee Christmas decorations
and finished off with a 'Merry Christmas'
again from Stamplorations.

This one starts with a die cut tag blended with pink Distress 
Oxides. Added to the card with fun foam for dimension.

A pretty little Christmas bauble in silver glitter card
and a 'be jolly' sentiment from Stamplorations.

Yep I've snuck in a few more of those large layered snowflakes from
Tim Holtz. I do love the blue cardstock with the white snowflake
and a bit of silver thrown in.

The black is very eye catching too and yes thats another Stamplorations
'Seasons Greetings' on two of the cards and lets not look at how crooked
that front one is. The glue was quicker than me.

I've even managed a die cut 'falala' from Mama Elephant but you can
barely see that.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Hugs



Anonymous said...

wow, Aileen, I hope your husband's health improves quickly so he can get home and you won't have to put up with such ignorance! I've been an invisible person in the hospital. on more than one occasion, workers talk to my husband, she can't wear that, can she go up the stairs or they speak very loudly and slowly just in case I need time to process information! anyway, beautiful cards; I especially like those sweet hippos on the pink background. take care.

lostinpaper said...

hahaha you totally made me laugh out loud Aileen, it's the weirdest thing how sometimes we just don't 'get it', I can see why you are cranky lol. We luckily don't have to wear masks at the moment in Qld and I haven't worked out why NSW health is still doing it... I suppose it's better to be safe than sorry maybe... I hope that John is getting better and will be home soon. Big hugs Tx ps I think your Tshirt is a great idea! I have a story of a mute guy who was writing questions to one of our receptionists once and I came out to help as she didn't know the answer, but the funny thing was that she had been writing her responses to him...

Ruth said...

Oh man, I can't wait for the day when we finally meet up! You crack me up. Sorry to hear about John, but so glad you're keeping going with the cards. Sometimes having something to focus on creatively really helps - well it has been with me. I've actually got quite a few done. Love all the added sparkle you always add xxxx