Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sweet Holiday Greetings

Hi, everyone!  Sorry I haven't been around lately.  I've been taking a short blog break since early December.  At first I was reorganizing my craftroom (still lots more to do!), but then I ended up with vertigo and problems from low blood pressure.  I don't think I'll be able to get around to visit your blogs right away but will do so whenever I can.  In any event, I didn't want to miss the first Rudolph Day of the year, even if it's the final day.  Fortunately I had my card already made, photographed, and blog post partially written.  

Here's my card featuring an adorable image from Last Minute Manda.  This image is from a set called Christmas Coffee and Cookies.  I coloured the image with markers and added some details with a white paint pen. 

Digital image:  Last Minute Manda Christmas Coffee and Cookies
Sentiment stamp:  Your Next Stamp 
Ink:  Your Next Stamp Holly Berry Red
Patterned paper:  Striped Elephants Gingham Brights

I would like to join the following 10 challenges:
Rudolph Day January AG Christmas 1E C10
Simon Says Stamp Monday Food and/or Drink 1/5
Word Art Wednesday 579-580 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you good health and a joyful day!


KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card Kitty

gr karin

Donna said...

Fabulous card, darling image and I like that die you used. I hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs, Donna

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
Happy Rudolf Days.
So sorry to hear you have not been wqell I do so hope you will be feeling better soon.
This card is so lovel;y and I love that image of the Christmas coffe and your have coloured it perfectly too.
My you fussy cutting of that digi image is wonderful.
The sentiment goes so well with the theme as well.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Donna Ellis said...

How cute your beautifully colored gingerbread man is! You and I both did the same thing in December and January. I really like how much stuff found new homes since I’m not really able to use it these days. My crafty place just feels better now! I’m sorry for the side effects of low blood pressure, and hope it is soon resolved. Big hugs, de

Anne Fenton said...

OMGosh such a sweet card, thank you for joining the Outlawz Festive Friday challenge.s

Carol L said...

I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well and I will keep you in my prayers that things soon resolve themselves. Not feeling well is awful, but you did manage to make one very cute Christmas card in spite of things! I love the stitched frame and checkered designer paper with that big yummy looking drink! Do take care of yourself and get all the rest you need. Huggs!

Mrs A. said...

So sorry to hear that you have been laid low with Vertigo. Sounds very distressing. Hope your over the worse of it now. Your card is gorgeous. So bright and cheerful. Hugs Mrs A.

papierelle said...

Mmh ... yummy!!! And I love the design of your card, especially the punched edge!! All the best for you my friend!! Hugs Gundi

jimlynn said...

So good to see you back now and with a cute, cute card too! Hope you're feeling better and continue to feel better too!

valscraftings said...

Love your festive card, looks yummy!

Thank you for joining in at Festive Friday Challenge!

terrie said...

Welcome back my crafty friend, I hope that each day find you better and better.
Your card is adorable and who wouldn't fall in love with such cutie gingerbread image....clean and sweet.
Take care and enjoy one day at a time....hugs.

Suzanne H said...

Hi Kitty! I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. Please take care of yourself. I knew you wouldn't miss Rudolph Days! Such a sweet card.

Rose Andrew said...

Hello kitty
Hope you feel better soon, take care
Beautiful and cute Christmas card ..love it
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Rose DT

Megan J said...

Hi Kitty, a fun Christmas card to start off a new years stash, love the little gingerbread man cup inside the frame. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Carrie said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm praying you feel better soon! Your card is darling!

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Aw, Kitty, I am so sorry that I am just now seeing this! I hope you are feeling lots better! I have issues with vertigo and dizziness, so my heart really goes out to you! I have Meniere's Disease and Neurocardiogenic (Neurally Mediated) syncope. I hope that you have discovered what is causing it and have gotten some relief! I will be praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts! Much love to you!

Barbara Godden said...

Ot sure how I missed this super cute gingerbread coffee card, great design and colouring.

Fikreta said...

how I didnt see this card!
its so adorable!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi dear Kitty!! Welcome back on blogland with a bunch of lovely cards!!
This one I discovered just now, I don't know why I haven't seen before! Very strange! Sorry if I haven't commented yet!
I read about your heath issues in this post and I'm worry. Hope you are feeling better now!!!
The cup with the gingerbread is adorable and love how you matched it with the red gingham! So so cute!! Love also the faux stitched window that frame it and the sweet sentiment! It's a fabulous CAS!
Now I will go to read the new posts, hope to know good notices about you there!
Sending biggest hugs and prayers on your way!