Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Monday, November 4, 2019


I'm back today to share another Christmas card- YAY!!!!!!!  Card making has been quite slow lately, I have explained at the end of the post why.

A few weeks back I was going through my Christmas stamps and came across a few that I have not even touched yet.  It's just like Christmas finding new stamps that you kind of completely forgotten about! LOL.

So here is Stamping Bella's Chickadeer. How cute is this image?

Again, I used Polychromos pencils and gamsol to colour.  Once coloured I cut a some snowy hills using The Greetery Drifting die set. Love this set, it cuts and pierces.

Paper used is from Penny Black Holiday Trimmings. I was debating on whether or not to put a sentiment on the front, so played around with several and ended up using the sentiment from The Greetery called Sentiment Suite : Christmas Stamp Set and matching Sentiment Suite die set.  The one good thing about the sentiment sets so far from The Greetery is that the die set she created matches her last 3 sentiment sets. I'm probably not explaining it correctly, but if you go the The Greetery or click on the link's above I created you will see what I mean.

For finishing touches I used some twine and glitter.

I hope I inspired you today, have yourself a fabulous day!

PS - on the health issue I have been having with my RA - Rheumatoid Arthiritis - well I went for my yearly checkup with my specialist today in London and the reason my feet have been so sore and my right wrist swollen and left hand knuckle issue for months is that my RA is doing a major flare up.  I haven't had any bad flare ups in a couple of years. Normally my flare ups are very painful and only last 2 days, - the type I have is called Palindromic Rheumatism. My feet have been so sore and as of late they are so painful it even hurts to walk or to even rest my feet my bones in my feet are very painful, and my ankles throb terribly when I'm standing or moving. Here I thought it was Planters Fasciitis all along, had a pair of orthotics made for my running shoes and no relief, actually my feet were getting worse.  I never experienced pain like this before in my feet so believed it was something other than RA.  She sent me for xrays and blood work and will follow up with me once she gets the results back.  Card making hasn't been very fruitful lately, with being in pain I have no desire to stamp.  I still continue to dabble at it, but I really need to get going as I have a few orders plus my own Christmas cards to make and time is slipping away.  Sorry for blabbling on and thanks for listening! :)

Thanks for your visit today,


Leslie Miller said...

Pauline, all the way through reading this I found so many things to comment on -- the prettiest snow die ever, the cutest little stamp that's so fun to find in your stash, your awesome coloring, the really neat sentiment/die set combo which I looked at on The Greetery -- and then I read about your RA flare up. I'm sooooooo sorry about that! How are you even going to work? You must be miserable! No wonder your orthotics didn't work. I will no longer complain about my golfer's elbow. You poor thing!

Ros Crawford said...

Firstly I am so sorry that you are suffering this way...Lately I've been getting foot pain which I put down to the arthritis... It's like my foot is being skewered but nothing like you are going through... I do hope they can find something to give you relief.
I'm struggling to get back into things at the moment but at least I can come over and see your beautiful creations... I love this one! Thanks so much for your kind and caring words too. Sending a hug your way

Pam Sparks said...

This is so cute and adorably colored Pauline! I love it!

Tracy said...

:-( Sorry to see you are suffering so much with your RA. I can't even imagine how distressing it is to hurt like that all the tie. Hopefully they can get it back under control for you. The SB chicks are some of my very favorite characters from them. Super cute card design.