The Second and Third Days of Christmas

Supplies : Paper by Basic Grey and My Minds Eye; Cardstock by Bazzil; Rhinestones by Kaiser; Button by Papertrey Ink; Slice and Mistletoe Card

I missed Sparkle's Christmas challenge last week so this week I did them both ;) The extra challenge this week is to use embossing and that worked perfectly with these little doves! A couple challenges ago I started with the little partridge image. I'm hoping to make an entire set of the 12 days of Christmas. We'll see how it goes. I used a bit of some border paper I had left of that My Minds Eye birdy set. The little cage was just what the card needed. It's really different trying to make cards with die cuts instead of stamped images, but so far I think I'm doing alright. Below is the card for last week. The extra challenge for week 5 was buttons. I tried to work more into the card but I wasn't loving it so I added just the one big button. I've started printing out the sentiments for these on the computer. I'm not sure how much I like them yet. Maybe if I print them on some colors next time instead of white cardstock.

This first week of school has been kind of hectic. New Years I was coming down with some sniffles and a couple days later I had the worst flu. Not the worst I've ever had, but definitely one of them. Luckily by this weekend it was back to simple congestion but I have to say that week was really a doozy. I'm so glad Mich and Paul helped out the first few days Caitlyn was back in school otherwise she might have ended up stuck at home. Then yesterday I was walking down the sidewalk to our apartment and I tripped and fell hard. I haven't fallen like that since I used to skate back before I had babies! Oh it hurt so bad, I have a huge palm size bruise below my knee now and my knee caps are still sore. No broken bones or anything, but still... ouch! I got to be a big baby all night and nurse my sore legs lazying on the couch with some tea, orange rolls, and the first episodes of Lost. Anyway, today has been much better so I'm hoping that's a good sign that the rest of the month will be too. I hope the New Year has been treating you all well ;) Enjoy the cards and have a lovely Monday!


Sparkle said...

Your cards are adorable! I love your hens.

I hope you're feeling much better inside and out. But glad you didn't break anything!

Autumn Mist said...

Sending you my sympathy for the fall, as I know what it's like. I did it myself a couple of weeks ago and got a big bruise up my arm. Hope you are better soon! I need some help with lettering for my cards as I want to personalize them with the recipient's name sometimes, but I can't find an attractive stencil and don't want to do calligraphy. Any ideas on letters that are easy to use? These two cards are brilliant, btw, I love everything you make.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Fabulous doves and hens! Hope you are healing from the fall and getting better from the flu. I had it just before Thanksgiving and I know what a loop it throws you for!

BananaStamper said...

Oh my goodness, what a week you've had! I wondered what had happened to you, I was missing your posts! Hope you are feeling better! Loving these cards, so fun! Will you really want to give them away though once they are all done!?!
Shanna :)