Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Holiday Deer

Hello, everyone!  I don't normally share personal information on my blog, but I wanted to let you know that my husband is having a health crisis and I won't be blogging much for the next little while.  Sorry I cannot visit your blogs at this time, but I will do so when I am able to blog regularly again.  I hope that will be soon!  In the meantime, I am sharing a holiday card; I didn't want to miss out on Rudolph Day!

I made this inky background a couple weeks ago. It was created with Distress Oxides on photo paper. I layered each colour using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and dried in between each colour. It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest. When finished, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant and all the layers of colour were visible.

Dies:  Memory Box Curved Happy Holidays, Memory Box Leeping Deer, Memory Box Twightlight Snowflakes (silver snowflake), offcuts from Memory Box Snowy Scene (white snowflakes)
Ink:  Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Iced Spruce, Blueprint Sketch, more or less, I made the background a couple weeks ago)

I would like to support the following challenges:
  1. Cardz TV 62 AG 3/3
  2. Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2
  3. Die-Cut Diva's Silhouettes 1/4
  4. Happy Little Stampers August AG with Dies UE
  5. Mod Squad AG 1/3
  6. Outside the Box Memory Box Challenge 40 Keep Cool and Carry On 1E
  7. Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3
  8. Rudolph Day August 1E C10
  9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
  10. Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5
Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Glennis F said...

Sorry to hear your news, just try to carry on as best as you can, (Speaking from experience)

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Kitty, your background is just gorgeous.

Sorry to hear that your husband is having a health crisis, thinking of you both and wishing your husband a speedy recovery. xx

Andrea W said...

Your background looks awesome and I love the colors you used. Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for your hubby!

terrie said...

Your card turned out awesome love the background...such a great winter card.

So sorry to read that your husband is having health issues...will keep of you in my prayers and my thoughts...remember just one thing my friend
"ONE DAY AT A TIME"...sending you hugs

KandA said...

Beautiful card and such a lovely background.

So sorry to hear about your husband and I send him all my wishes for a speedy recovery. Take care xx

Mrs A. said...

Wishing your hubby a speedy return to good health. Take care.Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry about your husband and I pray that he is feeling much, much better soon. Your card is stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful silver deer!! Thinking of you and sending comforting hugs your way.

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Donna Ellis said...

Aw, KT, I’m sorry to hear that things have significantly become more complicated for your husband. I hope the treatments are successful and the procedure/protocol won’t be too difficult to experience and follow. In the meantime, you’re both in my prayers, and I’m sending every available possible good health vibe your way.

I’m completely inspired by your beautiful card! Hope you don’t mind if I case it! Loving your color choices. It’s full of magic. BTW I have found a safe product that is greatly alleviating my intolerant pain levels. I need to send you the info. Hugs, de

LesleyG said...

Beautiful card, take care of you both xxx

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous, beautiful background and design. Sending prayers and caring thoughts for your husband (and you). Big hugs, Donna

New Creations said...

So sorry to hear your news, Wishing your hubby will recover soon.
Love the gorgeous background, so cute Kitty!

Sending Hugs!

Janis said...

What a beautiful card, Kitty! Love that deer and the gorgeous background.

So sorry your hubby is having a health crisis. Hugs and prayers for this to pass quickly and also for you as you walk along beside him during all this.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Arlene said...

Beautiful background. WOW. So glad you entered our Silhouette challenge this month at Die Cut Divas..

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the background and dies you have used to create this card.
Linda xxx

Michelle said...

I do hope your hubby will be OK Kitty and I will miss seeing you on here. Look forward to you coming back to blog land when hubby is better.
Your card is gorgeous - love the colours - Michelle x

Kath said...

A fabulous card and great inked background. I wish your husband a speedy recovery.
Kath x

Jo said...

Beautiful, a gorgeous background! Best wishes to your hubby, hope things improve real soon x

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! Such a Beautiful background and card! LOVE It! I'm also very sorry to hear about your hubby. Hope he's feeling better real soon... Sending Hugs & Prayers your way.


cotnob said...

A beautiful card, such a beautiful background and elegant deer.
I am sorry to hear that your husband is poorly, I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am so sorry your husband is having health issues so please don't worry about getting around to visit other blogs. You need to be there for him these days.

I also wanted to say how much I admire your card you made. That is such a wonderful scene with that deer die prancing across it. Great sentiment die and I love your sky background and the snowflakes.

Pia S said...

The background is really beautiful and wintery. And I love reindeer on Christmas cards.
Sorry about your husband, I wish you both well. Take care.

Gail said...

This is beautiful - praying for you and your hubby - happy to see this post - blessings my friend - sending cyberhugs,

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, this is beautiful. Love the background.

Fikreta said...

Im so sorry Brian have health crisis.
wonderful card!
lots of hugs

dmbennett said...

Gorgeous holiday card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's challenge.

Dawn DT

scrappymo! said...

Healing vibes being sent your way. Do not worry about commenting on the Rudolph challenges till your husbands health issues are resolved. I will wave that rule for you as I know how it is all encompassing to try to deal with a family member who is really ill.

Your card is lovely. The background sky is wonderful and I love the leaping deer.

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. I sent you an e-mail. [Bunny]

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Saying healing prayers for your husband! Hope he is better soon! Blessings to you both!

Lena said...

So sorry to hear about your hubby. Sending you best wishes and prayers. Your card, as always, is very beautiful. Love the inked background. I hope to see you back soon which will also mean that things with hubby are going well.
Big hugs,

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby and i'm so loving that background too and thanks for joining at August's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

debby4000 said...

Love your sparkly Reindeer card, great background.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your background is especially pretty and the leaping deer so elegant in silver
Dr Sonia

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh Kitty, I don't know why I forgot this post!! I haven't seen it! So very sorry about Bryan health issues!! I wish him a speedy recovery!!!! You are both in my prayers!!
Your card is just a delight with that amazing background and the snow hill with the sparkling jumping deer!!! Such fabulous design, very impressive and peaceful! Love it so much!!The snowflakes added are wonderful touches! I pinned your card!
Sending love and blessings on your way, my dear friend!

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Kleri said...

Great card and fabulous background!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
Kleri DT (My blog)