The Jingle Belles challenged us to make an outdoor scene this time. As it happened to be, I had been working on this little scene that started with an empty paper cheese box. I wanted to make a box card ornament.
Here is the outside of the box decorated very simply using neutral colors and a touch of gold.
The back also has a circle of plain Crumb Cake cs so we can write a message and sign it.
Then you open it up and find the serene little Christmas scene inside.
I used my chopped paper technique for the snow and added some glitter gel pen to the torn white edges to give it some sparkle.
I have a little stash of these boxes and plan to do some more experimenting with them as ornament cards. Maybe I see a little village of them in the future.
I missed the deadline for the last Jingle Belles Challenge to make a card with a critter on it. I certainly have enough Christmas critters to choose from, but I decided to go with this little owl from Purple Onion Designs. I colored him with my Blendabilities and used my Snowflake Card Die in Coastal Cabana and Real Red.
The Snowflake swings out when you open the card.
And on the back I added the sentiment.
This die set comes with words too. What would you think this was looking at hit backwards and upside-down? In my mind it looked like "ho" with an exclamation mark...........but........
it really was "joy". Still I thought I could make "ho" out of it.
So if you look closely at the picture below you will see the marks where I took an Exacto knife and made the adjustments both on the "joy" to "ho" and I also trimmed away what I didn't like from the word snow to make the "o's" in both words look more alike.
The curl of the "j" was where I got the commas.
On another note, this run of bad luck hasn't yet passed me by. I now have a stress fracture in my left foot from........... wait for it................ walking! I was walking at lunch time the week of Halloween and felt a sharp pain in the side of my foot which caused me to head back to work. I was seeing my surgeon later that afternoon for a recheck and mentioned it to him. He told me to stay off it as much as I could and give it a few days to make sure it got better. Well, it didn't get better and we had to do some further investigating with an mri and a couple more visits to his office.
Last Friday I got the bad news and tomorrow I get to see yet another doctor to find out the course of treatment for this. Will I have a lovely new foot covering? Crutches? A cane? We shall see.
Anyhoo, it's time to go and check out the rest of the Jingle Belle creations for this week. You can too. Just click here.