Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Christmas Angel

Hi There
I’d like to extend a warm welcome my new followers.  I hope you will enjoy your visits and come back often.  Please do leave me a comment so I know you've been here and I will be sure to visit you as well.  A big Thank You to all of you who have stopped by to leave me a comment even though I haven’t been around for a while.

Will someone please tell me spring is on it’s way, PLEASE!  I do realize I’m blessed and other parts of the country are suffering server damaging weather but I’ve had just about enough of Mother Nature’s tantrums in our neck of the woods. We have had frightening (keep you up all night wondering if your home will be blown away) winds and another 5” of the white stuff last night. I know you’re all thinking ‘Want some cheese with that whine Bernie?’ I think I have a bit of (SAD) Seasonal Affective Disorder. I need some sunshine.  I have been busy in the Craft Closet and I have tried to keep up on my commenting but simply haven’t felt like posting here. I’d like to enter my card in Sandra’s Rudolph Day Challenge so here I am.

I found this lovely 1990 Hero Arts stamp called Christmas Angel in a thrift shop. The wood block is stained with an assortment of inks, obviously well loved but after 22 years it still stamps a crisp clear image. I think the sparkle maybe distoring the photo, her face and hair seem washed out or blured in every shot I've taken.  I stamped her with Stazon ink (Why does that stuff smell so bad?) and colored her with colored pencils. I used my Quicky Glue pen on her wings and the snow behind her then sprinkled with Holographic EP. I have a box I call my ‘That Didn’t Work’ box. Whenever, for whatever reason, something is not right for it’s intended use I pop it in that little box. I try to go to that box and my scraps (snippets) before resorting to cutting into something new. The embossed back ground, scalloped oval and bow were in that box. The angel was stamped on a scrap. I cut out the tip of her wing then used my oval die to cut her out. The blue card and ribbon were also scraps so I am also entering this card in Di’s Pixies Snippet Challenge 9.  Geez Di I haven't been to the playground for such a long time I hope you'll let me have a ride on the swings. 

I’m coming up on my 100th post. As often as I disappear I find that astounding. I will be offering a small candy to celebrate. Jim is scheduled for a number of tests and doctors appointments so I'm not sure when I'll make it to that 100 mark but stay tuned.

Please do keep Jim in your thoughts and prayer. Hopefully these test will show the doctors how to help make him more comfortable.

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying lovely weather, if not I hope you’ll wake in the morning to sunshine and good health.   

Have an Amazing Day!


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  1. Bernie, this is so beautiful and those angel wings couldn't be an prettier. Wow!

    I know what you mean about needing sunshine. Sometimes, I feel as if it is my life's blood. We've had a it of bad weather today, nothing in my immediate area like I was expecting so that's good.

    I'll be sure to remember your husband in my prayers.

  2. What a lovely snow angel with her glistening wings and wonderful blue gown!

  3. Hi Bernie! Fabulous card - love that angel stamp, what a find! Well done on entering this for the playground and Rudolph Day :)

    Cheese with whine - nice one!!

    Hope Jim's tests go fine - an email is coming ASAP. Lots of thoughts already winging their way.

    Love, Di xx

  4. Ooh Bernie . . . I love this Rudolph Day/Snippet card. That Angel stamp sure was a lucky find. Love all the embossing too.

    Hope all goes well for Jim. xxx

  5. Oops! Forgot to wish you good luck in the prize draw (I keep wanting to type "drawer")! GOOD LUCK! xxx

  6. Hi Bernie, this is so beautiful the image is amazing and so beautifully coloured love the embossing too and all the card is just amazingly stunning:)

  7. Your cards are absolutely amazing!!! I'm hosting a handmade card swap on my blog and would love it if you would join us!

  8. Beautiful card! What a great thrift store find.

  9. this card is stunning, love the glittery wings and she was a bargain to boot. Hope your husband is soon feeling better will keep him in my thoughts.

  10. Really impressed by your angel wings. They make her pop right out of the card. Hope the tests go ok for Jim. Must be quite a worrying time for you. Would have been by sooner but for the pogo stick incident. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Beautiful card Bernie, I'm always so impressed with your thrift bargains! Hope the test go well for Jim and that he can be made more comfortable. I'm with you on the weather, I'm so over this winter already! We just booked to go to South Carolina in April, I need a bit of sun too!!



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