Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 19th - Merry Monday Cards

More problems. I've been dealing with what I thought was a pulled muscle in my right arm for over a month but finally made an appointment with Chatham Physio and it turns out I have tennis elbow....and no, I don't play tennis. I'm no way near co-ordinated enough to play tennis! So, I'm on restricted use of the arm, no quilting, no repetitive use, no lifting, no twisting, and I'm not allowed to paint Noah on the wall of the toddler room at church...grrrrr. I'm pretty ambidextrous so I may go in next week and colour block it in with my left hand to get at least a start on it.

Now, if you want a good brain exercise, try moving the mouse to the opposite side of your keyboard and use your non-dominate hand...another suggestion from physio. I can do it but I'm a bit slow at it. Hubby couldn't do it at all even though he does use his left hand quite a bit for other things. Yeah, limited use of the computer too.  So, I think I'll get on with the posting of the cards.

This week at http://www.alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca/ they had an easy-peasy sketch. This is the blog that requires us to make a Christmas card each week.

I had the background paper already run thru the snowflake embossing folder so I didn't have to do that - oh yeah, that's another thing - I had to turn my Cuttlebug around and use the left hand to crank! I also had some red cards already folded. The red strip was from my stash and I punched the snowflake border with an EK Success punch. The sentiment was stamped in silver and it does not show up very well in the picture but it does in real life. The snowman is a sticker, which I seldom use, mounted on a piece of cardstock and then adhered with foam squares. The shiny rhinestones added a little glitter to the card too. I decided it needed a little more of something and I happened to have the red mittens embellishment in my stash too so I added them. I made the mittens embellishments with the dies from Sizzix. Fiddly to made but so cute. Each piece is cut out separately and then glue together. I added "glitter snow" to the top of the mittens to look like fluff. 
I enjoyed making this card so much I made another one from the same sketch.
Another piece of embossed paper from the stash and even the fancy label was already die cut. I did die cut and emboss the snowflakes using a Spellbinder die and while they were still in the die I sponged on some glue and added glitter. If you do this, wash your dies immediately! So it was a simple matter of assembling it and it was done. More shiny rhinestones here and there on this card too.

3 comments:

Catie Cuddles said...

Both cute cards... Ell done. Hope that the rest does the elbow better!

Bonnie said...

What a fun Santa, Violet, and I love the mittens!

Lesley said...

Hi Violet,
So sorry to hear about your elbow!! Hope it heals quickly. You cards are super sweet, the mittens on the first one are darling!
Smiles,
Lesley

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