Monday, January 17, 2011

Stempelglede Birthday Card

I have seen such beautiful creations this year and as always I have been so behind. Maybe if I would not spend as much time checking out everybodies blog I may be creating more.
There were at least 2 weeks that I wasn't able to craft. On the eve of Christmas Day my right hand swelled up and the pain was unbearable. Sunday I went to a clinic and the next day to my GP. On the 24th I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. At this time I don't have a diagnoses but I hope after he runs his tests I'll find out what is wrong. My middle finger is still numb but I at least can use my hand.

I finally finished my first birthday card for this year. I used a stamp from the Stempelglede set that I received from my good friend Christina for Christmas. Love those Stempelglede flourishes but I forgot to add them to this card...grrr.
The image is colored with distress inks. I added a lot of glitter to the image. I took a picture where the glitter shows up but the colors of the DP are totally off. The papers are all digital papers from "Pink Petticoat". The range of colors is amazing. The Fleur de Lis border stamp is from Fiskars. The large flower is from Magnolia but I can't remember if the 2 small ones are from Magnolia or Prima.

On the inside I used the same DP and on one side added a little heart with a ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy stamped on PTI Mat Stack 1 die and the flourish is from the PTI Mat Stack 1 stamp collection. The bottom 2 layers are Nestibilities Labels Four.

Thank you everybody for still checking my blog, even though it has been very quiet. I hope to get back into crafting on a more regular basis. All your lovely comments are so much appreciated.


  1. Hi Marie! You did a beautiful job coloring those vintage flowers and may I say that I totally love those wonderful digital papers!
    The inside of your card is just as lovely as the outside.
    Hope you will get a diagnosis soon, so that it can be treated! Hugs, Christina

  2. Marie, this card is very beautiful & I too LOVE those digi papers. I haven't looked at many that have patterns like yours but I have checks & dots & stripes & am sooo in love with them it's crazy. How nice to be able to go shopping for paper at midnight in your PJ's & not even have to leave your house. Super great image & your coloring of them is amazing ...
    Hugs, Janie

  3. Eine ganz traumhafte Karte,gefällt mir sehr gut.

    LG Bruni

  4. Oh wow this is so beautiful!
    Hope they find what is wrong and you are more comfortable soon.
    kim x

  5. Hope you are back to health again soon. DH is going through problems with his hand swelling and pain. Not good.

    LOVE your beautiful card! The PP colours and the beautiful image are gorgeous! I love the inside as well. It just makes the card so much nicer.
    Thank you for sharing! :o)

  6. Eie ganz bezaubernde Karte,