Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fall birthday colours

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a few weeks since I last posted but a lot has happened. A couple of weeks ago I had a terrible fall in which I actually ended up with a compression fracture of my L1 vertabrae - which essentially means that I have broken my back. I have to wear a back brace for another month and then I can slowly ease back into exercising. I can tell you I have spent a lot of time just resting because that's the best medicine for me right now. Oh how I miss creating in my craft room and my exercising. The simplest of tasks have been a  little awkward with the brace but I've been doing ok with it. Everyday gets better.
I am finally feeling good enough to create so I have a card to share for the current SSS flickrchallenge #54 where the theme is 'Capture the colors of Fall'.

Here's my card:

I used Distress inks to blend on the diecut and for the background to the shaker. I also die cut the Birthday die again from some patterned paper and cut out only the words Birthday Wishtes and adhered that over the original die cut with some Tombow mono glue. I then stamped and die cut a leaf from Altenew and added that and some gold glitter tape for some accent. Used a stitched rectangle die to emboss the card base and that's my card.

Thanks for stopping by,


SSS Birthday Wishes Frame die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set
Distress inks - Gathered Twigs, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Squezzed Lemonade.
Doodlebug patterned paper