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8/21/2016

Christmas Card Club - Lots of Layers

Good evening, and I'm woefully late with my Christmas Club card, and I'd also like to apologize to everyone for being so remiss about returning visits to the sweet people who have been kind enough to leave comments & love. Lots of things going on around here of late, one of which is cleaning up post-bathroom renovation. Thankfully, feeling like some headway is being made towards seeing the light at the end of the messy tunnel. That has had to be a priority, as we're having some visitors next month.

Next, I'm having a little abdominal surgery tomorrow morning, so that required a few visits for tests, preop instructions, etc. This may limit my activities for the next week or so. Not sure yet just how much. (excuses, excuses!!!) It's nothing serious, but needs to be done. So I do hope you will all understand. I may not be here much next week; I don't know if I'll be able to traipse up & down the stairs & all my craft supplies are in the basement. Anyway, on to my very late Christmas card, with big apologies to Maureen, who wanted to see layers, layers!



- Simon Says Winter Friends Santa - fussy cut (there is a die set for this)..after coloring with copics.

- Penny Black Winter Wonderland Bird

- Memory Box trio of trees die (a green snippet) has a bit of Star Dust Stickles on the top

- Cottage Cutz sleigh die (red glitter snippet)

- Lawn Fawn Stitched hills die (which was covered up with stickles and SnS Twinkling Clouds...why? Because I put the snow hill down first, then decided to add the trees, so the bases of the trees needed to be covered up, that's why! Tried to lift the snow piece, but it was adhered down too well)

- My Mind's Eye 6x6 pack - stash

- Star Dust stickles for some sparkle in the sky

- VOS sticker sentiment. I do hope I've got enough layers to make Maureen happy!!!

If you've a few minutes, check to see my team members' creations for this challenge theme. Their blog links are on the right side bar. And many thanks for visiting this evening, and not giving up on me totally. One of these days, I'll get back to normal, whatever normal might be just now!!!

Hugs & Blessings.

40 comments:

Lisa said...

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow, Mary. I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. I hope your recovery is quick and painless.

Your card is so adorable!! Santa's so cute!! I love the bluebird with the hat!! The snow is awesome!! Love it my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
This is a stunning card... Love all the embellies...
All the best with your procedure...
Has your Toppers come yet... .
Love Sylvie x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, Mary, so sorry for you! I wish you a very speedy recovery after the little surgery!! But don't worry for blogland, think to your health!!
Your Christmas card is so cute and sweet! You have created a fabulous scene! Love the Santa with his slight and the birdie with the lovely sparkling on the hat!
All the snow looks great!
Hugs and take care of yourself!!

Pat said...

Sorry to hear you have to have some surgery Mary and you mustn't worry about anything other than getting better quickly! I love this card and the robin is so cute and love the Santa and sleigh all red and glittery. Pretty background as well, and the hill with the stickles and Twinkling Clouds looks great and the trees add another layer of interest too. Take care. x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Adorable card and fantastic colouring Mary! I will be thinking about you! Make a quick recovery dear friend! Just concentrate on a rapid recovery! Take care! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Andrea W said...

Best wishes for a successful surgery tomorrow! Your Christmas card is lovely! I adore the cute bird with the Santa hat. Take care!

Birgit said...

This is a very sweet card. I love the layers. A "little" operation? I wish you all the very best and hope it is not too involved. I send my prayers and wishing you a speedy recovery. How long are you in the hospital for? Regardless, when you are home, I hope you have time to watch some movies :)🎬📺

dutchess said...

Firstly hope the surgery goes well Mary.....and don't worry about crafting and commenting your health is the most important thing right now.
Your card is so cute...just love that Santa and robin!.....take care dear lady and rest up xxxxxx

LesleyG said...

Don't you worry about anything, we all go through stuff and can only do our best, we can't do everything all of the time. You've created a lovely scene and adorable card, which is amazing under your circumstances, well done. Best wishes, hope all goes well, and you get back to normal soon xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh what a cutie Santa and hope everything goes well for you!

Maxine D said...

A very sweet card Mary. Love the way you have used all the elements to create such a sweet scene.
Praying all goes well with your surgery and that your recovery is rapid and uncomplicated.
Blessings
Maxine

scrappymo! said...

A lovely card, MAry. That cottage cutz sleigh is so pretty and my fave part is the sweet bird you have so carefully fussy cut!

Hope you are soon settled in to the new remodel and that you are able to relax and enjoy your company.

Valerija said...

A beautiful card with such a sweet image and lovely background paper.
I wish you successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
Take care!
Valerija xx

brenda said...

You have created such a sweet Winters scene Mary, very pretty indeed.

B x

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the cute image. Hope all goes well with your surgery.
Kath x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Good luck with the surgery. Hope it all goes smoothly and you are home soon and recover quickly.


Hugs
Sue

Redanne said...

Your card is delightful Mary, I love that Santa and the cute little bird - great layering too!

I hope all goes well with your op and that you recover quickly. I'll be thinking of you. Big hugs, Anne xx

rmgcreations.blogspot.co.uk said...

Good Morning Mary from Scotland. Beautiful card obvious made in extremely hard circumstances too. Love the layer and it certainly has Christmas in mind. Hope all goes well tomorrow and do what the doctor suggests, probably resting for a few days and I know how hard that will be for you honey. Sending Hugs Rita xxxxx

Daffodil Cards said...

Sorry I've not been around myself Mary, we have been away. Your card is a delight, such happy characters and lots of sparkle, which you have to have for Christmas don't you? LOL

Hope your procedure went OK today and you are feeling OK. Get Well soon.
Faith
x

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!! Praying for a speedy recovery from your surgery.

Bonnie said...

Lots of fun layers, Mary! Keeping you and your health care providers in prayer this morning. Sending gentle cyber hugs!

Brenda in IN said...

I'm thinking of you today as you go through your procedure and sending prayers and hugs for a quick recovery. You may need hubby to bring up a few things so you can color while you recouperate. You have had a busy summer with a lot going on so take advantage of this down time to rest and relax. Your Christmas card is so cute. I love the scene and that little bird is so adorable with his Santa hat on.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary beautiful card and lovely texture to it too, love all the little details and layout.
Wishing you well for your op tomorrow, take things easy afterwards, Kate x

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous little scene you have created! Love your twinkling hills, and all the lovely added sparkle to this card. You are the Queen of Snippets! My box of scraps just keeps on getting bigger. Santa and his little bird pal are so cute. Hope all goes well with the surgery and you're back to business as usual really quickly. Will be thinking of you today. Big hugs!

Stampsnob. said...

Love all the little elements on this cutie Got the leak fixed and wood floor back. The dead rodent in attic added a nice problem Never found it but odor is dissipating Our daughter family arrive Wednesday so I plan to be AWOL>>>>>>>>Lis

Nancy Stislow said...

I love this one Mary! What a lot of layers and how beautifully you composed this delightful scene! I always like the use of torn paper for snowy hills! What a fabulous job you did on this one!

Loll said...

Sweet card Mary. Love all the layers and the fun images. I have been thinking about you all day. By now you are probably home and resting. Sending love and hugs your way. Love, Loll

Anita in France said...

What a sweet wintery scene, Mary ... love how the characters are set amid all that texture-y snow! Prayers and good thoughts coming your way for the best outcome following your surgery ... and a swift recovery! Don't worry at all about not visiting ... we'll all still be here when you're better ... just concentrate on recuperating! Hugs, Anita :)

Sarah said...

Such a fantastic little scene Mary xx

crafty-stamper said...

Good luck with the surgery tomorrow and the bathroom clean up-cute Christmas card -love the snow
Carol x

Donna said...

Adorable card, like the lovely snowy scene you created, prayers being sent your way.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whee! I want a red glittery sled like that! This is a great winter scene. I can feel the chill! Oh, wait. That's the air conditioning in here. Ah... your card is still great. Good luck with your procedure tomorrow.

Pam said...

What a sweet little Christmas card!I really like the scene you created!
I hope your surgery went well and you have a speedy recovery!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Mrs A. said...

Thinking of you lots. Hope your surgery goes well. Hugs Mrs A.

Megan J said...

Hi Mary, a beautiful card love the Santa and little bird they are so very cute. Hope you are feeling much better after surgery... have a great and restful week... Megan

Gerrina said...

A fun wintercard! But here it is going to be hot all week; so I'm not that much in a winter-mood :)! Enjoy summer!

Pia S said...

A sweet little scene you've put together. Cute little birdie dressed up like Santa.

Greta said...

Sweet card--perfectly embellished! Wishing you a successful surgery & speedy recovery, Mary!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! I love that you not only used layers and layers of paper, but also layers of textures and shapes! So skillfully cute and lots of fun! Sorry to hear that you're having surgery. May it be entirely successful, with a quick recovery! Hugs, de

Olga Fink said...

This is such a super cute and adorable Christmas card!
I hope your surgery went well and you have recovered well!
xoxo Olga