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Life Works In Mysterious Ways

A few weeks back Andrew took to his bed with a really bad dose of the flu … so I donned my Florence Nightingale nurse’s cap and looked after him.  Dear little lamb really was poorly.  Lucky enough I didn’t get a hint of the sniffles.

Travelled back from the UK two weeks ago after spending a fabulous time with all the family and guess who woke up the next day with the most horrendous racking cough and cold.  How does that work????  Hence very little on the blogging front has been accomplished.

Whilst everyone was either at school, college or working I had three fabulous days of crafting with Irene.  We each had two projects on the go which we were trying to finish. I still have two projects to finish!!!!  Not even sure that Irene has finished hers yet either.

So the clocks have gone back and now we are into November which means a new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges where this month’s theme is  ‘Traditional Christmas’.  The lovely Brenda chose it.

Very different for me this time round, I have made an 8″ x 8″ card.  Cut a window aperture with a very old Cookie Cutter die and placed a stamped image behind.  The background was made with a brick stencil and molding paste.  Painted and inked over when it was dry  before finger dabbing with gilding wax.


Before putting the die cut window through an embossing folder I stamped all over with a background stamp then lastly finger dabbed with gilding wax.  Used an Anna Griffin bunting stamp which also came with a little alphabet set and spelt out Merry Christmas.


I really hope that you can join us for this month’s challenge.  To enter just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store.

Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.


10 Responses to “Life Works In Mysterious Ways”

  1. brenda says:

    Well Shirl, they say God works in mysterious ways, but that sounds like rough justice to me and I do hope you are on the mend now.

    Such a lovely idea on your card with the surprise behind the shutters, perhaps a French chateau, or something less grand – me and my big ideas !

    B x

  2. butterfly says:

    Oh dear… sorry to hear you’ve both been going through the fluey wringer, and I hope that will be it for the duration of winter for you now!!

    Love your fabulous window card – great brickwork and lovely festive colours.
    Alison xx

  3. Martie says:

    I hope that your Andrew is doing so much better with all of your help. He has been Blessed to have you.
    I hope that you don’t get the Flu , it is No Fun. I really enjoy your web site. I know it must be a lot of work. You do it so well and I just wanted to Thank You !!!

  4. Martie says:

    Thanks for all that you do. I am glad to hear that Andrew is doing better. I really enjoy your web site,
    I know it must be a lot of work. You make it look so easy.
    Thanks Again

  5. Craftyfield says:

    I like the surprise effect of the window and what a lovely Vintage image. Perfect for kids of all ages! Hope you feel better now, I too had the sniffles but my OH really suffered.xx

  6. Christi C says:

    Oh I love interactive cards!! This is fabulous!! Glad everyone is feeling better 🙂 Hugs! Christi

  7. Anne R says:

    Oh Shirl, what a time you have had! No wonder I have not seen you about, I had the whole of September off and you don’t seem to have around since! I hope both you and hubby are feeling much better now! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the idea of the doors and what a lovely image behind. Take care! Anne xx

  8. Meggymay says:

    Hope you are feeling better now Shirley. This is an awesome window card.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Donna Ellis says:

    Yikes! That wasn’t very nice of the universe to give you bad old germies after all you had done! Maybe this means the flu will pass you by this year. Hope so! Your vintage card is wonderful! Fabulously textured with the bricks, and a surprise in the window! Great card, Shirl. Hope you are soon completely recovered! XXOO

  10. Avril says:

    Love the little scene behind the vintage window and the brick stencil gives a lovely texture.
    Hope you’re feeling a lot better now – those nasty germs must have been waiting for your return.
    Avril xx

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