Thursday 16 December 2010

MAWTT Challenge 77 - Let it SNOW

Wow another week nearer Christmas and I still have cards to send and presents to buy and wrap. Hopefully I will get there by the 25th!!!!

This week over at MAWTT, the lovely Hazel is hosting and the theme is 'Let it Snow' and I chose this gorgeous image called 'Chester dah Snowman' by Robyn's Fetish to play with. I have already seen the team's work and I have to tell you - you must pop over and have a look at all the different cards and projects, there is some wonderful inspiration for you to look at.

As many of you will know I have been following the 12 Tags of Christmas by Tim Holtz, but didn't have time to make them all myself. So I decided to use some of his techniques in making this card. If you haven't seen how to use a stamp on an embossing folder you really should go take a look. I have used it here to create my background and then I printed Chester out twice, covered him in snowtex and pieced his hat, nose, arms and heart after colouring them with distress inks.

I haven't put a sentiment on yet cos I'm not sure yet who I am going to send this one too. If anyone knows of any challenges I could enter this into I would be grateful if you would let me know. Sadly I just haven't got the time to go looking at the moment. Thankyou so much.

For those of you who know me - just to let you know Mum is still in hospital and is likely to be there quite some time as she is still being fed by a tube, saying that though she has been allowed some pureed food this week. I am having to battle with the hospital to get information and get things moved on. Communication from and with them is a nightmare and I don't just mean to me - but between each team on duty and each department too. I am gathering my evidence now for a formal complaint.

So sorry I am still not visiting you very often, I really miss keeping in touch, but hopefully soon.

Take care - luv {brenda} xoxox



Hazel (Didos) said...

Argh So sorry to hear about Mum still being in Hospital. I am being bad at keeping in touch too with Jake off with the flu!!! Grr. I love the card its stunning as ever. Hope you get some Brenda time soon, Love N Hugs Hazelxoxo

Lisa Jane said...

wow its fab Brenda - you are so clever .. love the techniques used
Lisa ;)

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, I love your card, I love the distressed feel of it. I must got and take at look at the Tim Holtz thing, do you have a link you can send me?
So sorry about your mum Brenda, sending lots of hugs and thoughts. Pami x

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely card Brenda, and I would like a link too.... So glad to hear that your Mom is improving, but very sorry to hear she won't be home for Christmas. Although we might be living in the information age, I know that doesn't apply to the medical field. Good luck in your quest.
Joyce xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hunnie sending you huge huge hugs, dont you worry about blogland we will be here for you when you feel like coming back!
I hope you manage to sort things out with the hospital.

Love you card its just fab! I love those trees & the snowymans hat looks great
stay safe hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Brenda, I do hope your mum improves soon. Please dont worry about blogging, none of that matters until easier times. I love your snowman by the way .... he is just the cutest one ever !!
Hugs June x

Netty said...

Fab card Brenda and yes its a brill technique. It seems all hospitals fail in communication it really is a major concern. So understand your predicament, its so frustrating especially when you have a loved one in their care. Annette x

cheryl said...

oh hun so sorry to hear about your mum hun you take care too,love your snowman hun so cute hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda this is a Beautiful card love all your detail simply stunning,
so sorry to hear that your Mum is still in hospital, it is a disgrace what our elderly parents go through at some of these hospitals wee had to do the same with my MIL a few years back, praying your Mum get better soon chum, and don't you worry that wee head of your about comments, you have enough to worry about, just look after yourself and take care lots Hugs xxxx
Sarah x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Brenda. Sorry to hear about your Mum, sounds like she's in the Royal Surrey, when my Mum was in there communcation was exactly the same.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi B, what a week you have had! Hope the weekend is better for you, you go make that complaint and best of luck to you. I really LOVE your snowman make this week, my printer is still poorly, David has had it out all over the floor and we are awaiting a part, but due to the snow, not sure when it will be here.

Take care of yourself and sending you big get well hugs for your Mum xxx

Zue said...

Seems like your mum really needs someone to fight her corner for her and you would be her best advocate. I always feel I didn't do enough for my parents when they were incarcerated in a home. Do your best, that is all you can do. Communication in hospital, when it goes awry is a mightmare to address. Good luck, Brenda!
LOve Sue xxxx

Juls said...

sorry to hear your mum is not well...sending virtual thinking of you huggles!!!

Love this ...that snowman is just the cutist snowman ever!....Love the fabulous trees and all the gold swirls in the background...just such a stunning creation! HUgs Juls