As always, the 2 teams - Pinks and Purples - are playing together in perfect harmony, each with its very own theme. The Pinkies are charting "Countries, Travel & Holidays" while the Purplies are taking it easy with "Anything Goes". The two challenges will run for 3 weeks and you can enter one or both as many times as you like.
This week, I'm gate-crashing Team Purple's party to show off Chocolate Baroque's new Christmas stamps. For my project, I'm using Snowy Scenes, Turtle Doves and Christmas Magic. All three stamps sets are currently on sale at a super special introductory price.
|No patterned papers. Instead, I stamped little snow flakes from Snowy Scenes|
with Versamark onto green CS for a tone on tone look. The tree and turtle doves
are from the Turtle Doves set. The sentiment is from the Christmas Magic set.
To make the background for the tree, I blended several TH Distress Inks:
Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries and Spun Sugar.
|Here's a close-up of the tree. I coloured it with Promarkers:|
Moss Green, Pear Green, Apple Cider, Pine,Forrest Green and Leaf.
The turtle doves got the Graph'It treatment. To finish, I added a few
|On the inside, another sentiment from the fabulous Christmas Magic set.|
A few challenges for this card:
CHNC Extra July: AG Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges #34: Inspiration Photo - colours, star
Word Art Wednesday #141: AG - Uplifting / Positive
Hiding In My Craft Room #158: Christmas In July
My Sheri Crafts #138: Christmas In July
Chocolate Coffee Cards #69: For The Birds
Now it's your turn to create and link up your labour of love over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog. Remember, we have 2 concurrent challenges: "Countries, Travel, Holidays" for the Pink Team and "Anything Goes" for the Purple Team. You can enter both as many times as you wish. These challenge will run for 3 weeks and you have until 11:59pm GMT on August 10th 2014 to link up your entries.
Rosie has had a few setback these past weeks. Doxorubicin isn't enough and after much discussion, her oncologist has decided to add Palladia to the mix. This one comes with a looooong list of side effects. Loss of appetite, tummy upsets, hair loss, nausea, extreme fatigue are some of the external issues. On the inside, kidneys, liver and blood are at risk. She's being closely monitored by the vet with weekly tests and check-ups. At home we're keeping a very close eye on her. Meal times are the worst because some days she just refuses to eat. She's given up on the kibbles entirely and is only on specially prepared food. So sad ... she used to enjoy her meals, always eager for treats, with a keen eye for crumbs that might fall her way. But she's strong and I know she's not ready to give up... neither are we. But I could do with a few more hours in a day though!
Thanks for stopping by and for continuing to visit me. I'm not doing so good on the catch-up game... my list of owed visits seems to be growing by the day. But I will do my very best to drop in on you. Your comments mean so much and I do read them. Bear with me ... I'll get there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friends!