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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Wednesday, 5 February 2020

More Mixed Media - anything mixed media with optional red

I have been busy trying to make all my design team cards for February and schedule them on my blog.   I am having eye surgery for glaucoma on Friday 7 February and Friday 21 February.  I don't know how long I will have to stay off the computer after each operation.  I spoke to the nurse on Monday and she said they would be able to tell me when I go back for the post operation check up on Monday.  (it is now Wednesday at 6.30 pm here in Sydney)

Please pray for me that the surgery will go well and I will be able to see better.   Thank you.
I added all the above as an update after this blog post was posted)

and now to today's post
More Mixed Media - anything mixed media with optional red - use a little or a lot

I embossed red card with Cuttlebug stars embossing folder
Sponged piece of gloss card with distress inks and stamped PSX Nativity stamp with red distress ink.  Trimmed with fancy scissors and sponged edges with red distress ink.  Layered onto red card.
(I bought PSX stamps when I first started stamping in 1995, unfortunately you can't buy them new any more)
Sponged piece of white card with distress inks, stamped Penny Black stamp with red distress ink,  Trimmed edges with fancy scissors and sponged edges with red distress ink and layered onto red card.
Added ribbon, star stickers and star brads.
Layered all onto white card.

I hope you will go over and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

I would like to add my card to the following:

A Perfect time to Craft open challenge February #2 - anything goes

Arty Divas 14

Classic Design February #2 - anything goes

Lavinia World Challenges- anything goes using stamps

Merry Little Christmas 19 - anything Christmas

The Holly and Ivy 64 - anything Christmas

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown 450 - Create your own background

Unicorn 51 - anything goes

We Love 2 Create No 2 - anything mixed media


Fikreta said...

beautiful card!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, with beautiful colors for an early morning. Your scene is both peaceful and glorious at the same time! I enjoyed seeing your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges >. Hope you join us frequently in the future. Wishing you a happy crafting day.
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, loving the embossed background and cute stars.
Linda xxx

Jane Savage said...

Lovely project, fabulous colour combo! All the very best with your surgery.
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Joy Wilson said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Joy DT

Joyfully Stamps

Nonnie's Cards and Gifts said...

Wonderful- so many textures and layers. Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki- DT

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi, Margaret! Saw this on MMM challenge and I'm not naturally a fan of all-digi so when I see you make something non, I love it! This is such a pretty card, organic and simple in its beauty. Very cool, XOX

Jackie C said...

Great work and looking forward to seeing you back in blogland!
This has come together beautifully! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ TH&TI

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thinking of you, Margaret! Can't wait to hear the news about your eyesight! I know it will be good news! Your card is beautifully made!
Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

Julie Odil said...

This is so very pretty, Margaret! I'm thinking of you and praying for your recovery. Thanks for joining us at the Lavinia World Challenges. Julie, DT member

Robin Francini said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
luck with your entry.

Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

Beautiful work, as always~

Cindy said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Little Christmas.