Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Wonder of Christmas...

Hi guys,
     So sorry for taking such a long break.  I was so planning on getting a few cards made this weekend and spending some  relaxing time blogging as well, but I ate something that had under cooked eggs in it and as I am very allergic to eggs you can imagine that it really put my down for the last two days.  It isn't your normal kind of reaction where you can't breath, but it makes me so sick and then it feels as if my stomach is eating my back bone.  I tell you I was in so much pain and I could not get warm enough to save my life.  My youngest warmed up two heating pads, put them on my back and then stayed in bed with me right up against my back until I finally was able to get a little rest.  I know, "TMI" as Madison would say,  but it does really hurt and for some reason my  right side was hurting as well this time.  Jerry wanted to take me to the E.R. as he was concerned that my appendix was involved.  Luckily, it finally calmed down and I was able to talk him out of it.  I will confess that I was a little scared this time, but for the M&Ms'  sake I didn't want to make a big deal of  the whole thing.   I am ok now and thankfully  I was feeling better today and was able to get a little bit of crafting in before I head back to a very full week of work. 
     Ok, enough about me... let's get to the fun part of this here blog.  :O)  One of the things on my 'WISH' list is to someday get one of the dies by Stephanie Barnard that make a flip it card.  I am really hoping to get one of those dies someday, but as I put myself on a spending freeze (that I am sure is going to last the winter., lol)  I decided that I won't let it get me down, I will just make a card that is almost as fun and kind of works. :O)
      I pulled out the '2011 Heirloom Ornaments' dies from Spellbinders and some really pretty papers from MME that my sweet friend Amy Y sent to me last year.  Thanks Amy! :O)   As I was putting my card together I noticed that all my reds and greens were getting a little much and I decided to grab the last of my doilies from my stash (Does anyone know where you can get them anymore?  These are the 4 inch ones and Walmart doesn't seem to stalk then anymore?!)  and put them with the ornaments it to kind of break it up a little and bring out the white from the papers. 
      I will confess that even though I really want  a flip it die I think my card came out pretty good and I do like it very much.  Please forgive all of the pictures as it is a hard get the idea across in them. 
     Ok guys,  I am going to get my desk cleared up for the week and hopefully be back with another card to share with you tomorrow.  Until then I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and I will talk at you later.
Hugs Lisa G

I took this close up so that you can get an idea of just how sparkly this gem is.  It is thinker than the usual ones
that I put on my cards, but I just love all the sparkle on it. Thanks so much for sending it to me Steph, you are a
sweetie and I am glad that I have gotten to know you.  :O)

stamp-Sweet November Stamps by Amy Young-ATS & Frosties-LF
cs- Ripe Avocado & Pure Poppy-PTI
dp-Merry Little Christmas-MME
dies-2011 Heirloom Ornaments-Spellbinders
doilies-4 inch-Wilton-Stash
big gem-Recollections-Steph-Thank You!
inks-Lady Bug & Bamboo Leaves-Memento & Onyx Black - Versafine


Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous card Lisa - really beautiful. I get my doilies at Michael's in the cake decorating section. Glad you are feeling better!

Chrissy said...

Oh! you poor girl with all that pain and fancy being allergic to awful..I love eggs.Sp glad you are feeling better take care.
Fabulous card Lisa, this is just beautiful.Cant help with the doilys [from this little hick town] get mine from Wild Orchid Crafts when my son feels the need to let me use his


Stephanie R/S said...

Hey hun beautiful card my dollar store sells the 50 pack of the 4 inch doilies ill pick u up some

Denice said...

I love cards in motions...and yours is gorgeous! Very pretty DPs!

psst...sorry you were feeling bad, those yucky allergies!

Dora said...

Wow Lisa this is truly stunning.. so many detail on your card and I love the doilies. Sorry to hear that you have been unwell, hope you are much better now.... and thank you for stopping by last time. I have only been able to come and say hello again today! I've been doing loads of overtime again :( xx

Amanda R said...

I think this is my most favorite card I have ever seen from you! Everything about it is just perfect! I believe Michaels has the 4" doilies, I am planning to go tomorrow and will check on it for you.