Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Christmas Post

Saw a very nice specialist yesterday about my back and he explained that the fracture has healed but unfortunately one of my vertebrae is compressed which is what cause the pain at times. I have some exercises to do and in time the pain should get less and the compression will ease but it will never fully recover. I am so relieved that I don't have to have surgery. Thanks for all your good wishes.

When I went to the NEC I was so disappointed that Craftwork Cards did not have a stand as these shaped cards and the Christmas Post papers were on my wish list (along with a lot of other things). I found the card blanks on Little Claire's stand and about an hour before I left spotted a Christmas Post pack with not only the gorgeous papers, but flowers and tags and candi. I adore this pack and will be using it a lot, the vintage look is fabulous and goes so well with my new Inkylicious stamp which I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto some new linen card I bought at the NEC. Everything else is from the pack except the bow which also came from the show.

Fab n Funky Traditional Christmas colours 
Sister Act Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin' Christmas is Coming 
Crafts and Me Vintage Christmas 
Crafty Calendar All things Christmas 
One Crazy Stamper Christmas 
Vintage Stamping Traditional Christmastime


Janice said...

What a beauty! Really love this great card, Jx

Jo said...

hugs Jo x

Claire said...

I was disappointed they were not there too - so may have to have a crafty spend online LOL. Love your card, has a gorgeous vintage feel and love those flowers. Hugs, Claire x

DesignerDiva said...

A great card Marianne, I love those flowers and the card shape.
Hope you are not in too much pain with your back and good news that no operation is necessary. I suffer with a bad back and there is nothing worseA,
Hugs Laurie xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and gorgeous image.xxx

rachel said...

beautiful card Marianne and good hunting xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card and all the details.
Glad to hear you won't have to have an operation, hope the exercise relieve the pain.
Strange for Craftwork Cards not to be at the biggest craft event in the UK!

Stamps and Paper said...

So pleased to hear you don't have to have an op on your back Marianne ....love your gorgeous vintage card


Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow Marianne. I love this card. It's gorgeous.
Hugs Kelly x

Sarah said...

Super card Marianne. I have just treated myself to the kit from Craft works...thanks for the inspiration!! x

Sammy said...

This is so gorgeous Marianne! I especially love the flowers. Sheet music is so perfect, it works so very, very well!

Good news about not needing surgery! x

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous shape and a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Stamping and Good Luck! x

Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous card Marianne - especially love the flowers! So pleased that you don't have to have surgery and that your back pain will ease given time.
Helen x

Sue said...

Stunning card Marianne, such gorgeous colours and I love the flowers.
I am pleased that your appointment went well and that you don't need surgery.
Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Marianne, for some reason I can never get your blog up on my tablet, so sometimes I'm late as I don't get to the PC until later in the day/night, so I missed your wonderful card yesterday. Love the deer and the frame they are in, it's also beautiful shades.

Today's card is stunning, love everything about it and the sentiment stamp is fab, beautifully designed too.

good news about your back, no surgery at least, just have to make sure you do your excersises, have a good day, hugs Kate xx

Clevercrafter said...

Love this style card Marianne, Vintage Christmas is my favourite.
Those poinsettia's look great cut out of different patterned papers.

Christine Dol said...

So glad to hear that your visit to the specialist went well.
I love your card today. Lots of little details...very nice!

Larisa said...

wow! I love this card!

Debbie said...

Super card thank you for entering our Challenge over at Sweet Stampin' Good Luck.
I have this fab craftwork cards kit it's lovely. Debbiex

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne
This is a stunning vintage card! Wish I had brought this pack now lol!
Hugs Lynsey x

Chrissy said...

This is gorgeous Marianne..love the shape and love the colours..the flowers looks gorgeous in DP papers..super card.


Carol S. said...

Hi Marianne, Pleased for you that you do not have to have more surgery. Love this Sentiment stamp and the card shape is similar to the Go Create Dies No: 360030 XXL Square Frames Frilly #10. I bought the set at Ally Pally. Gorgeous card and love the vintage look. Hugs, Carol S.xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Marianne, I have this collection - I really must get it out and start using it.
I'm so pleased to hear that you don't have to have surgery and I hope the exercises soon help with the pain.

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, everything works so well together x Susan x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Marianne. The design, shape and papers look fabulous.
So glad to hear that you don't have to have surgery, and I hope the exercises help to ease the pain.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

What a stunner Marianne - love those papers and that sentiment is beautiful.
Hope your exercises are helping you :o)
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Donna Mosley said...

GORGEOUS! Love the designa nd scrummy poinsttias Marianne. Glad to hear you won't have to have an op hun and hope it eases some more.

Donna x

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Marianne l have just recently bought this paper and its brilliant along with the embellis and tags makes easy cards too and saves lots of time x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marianne, love it!
Good news that you don't need surgery, hope the exercises help.
I have not entered your fabulous candy as I was very lucky to win your last one :)
Wendy xx

Elaine said...

A stunning card Marianne.
I love this style of cardmaking so much. That inkylicious stamp is fabulous!!

Big hugs
Elaine xx

mags said...

A really gorgeous card Marianne.

Pat K said...

A very gorgeous card Marianne. Wonderful colours and the flowers are so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

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Jackie said...

This is just so gorgeous, I love those flowers :o)
Jackie xx

Vicky said...

This is totally gorgeous sweetie, lurve the vintage feel to this.....its fab & one of my fave cards of yours. Truly perfection shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Also forgot to say so pleased you dont have to have surgery hun, I hope your back gets a lot better real soon, its awful having back pain.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Kat W said...

This is a real beauty Marianne - the vintage colours, sentiment and details are just gorgeous :-)

I was very happy to hear that you don't need surgery, and hope you keep on improving.

Hugs, Kat xx

coops said...

so stunning marianne.really gorgeous papers and design and i love the flowers ;D

xx coops xx

lynne said...

This is such a gorgeous card, love the shape! Great news that no operation is needed for your back...hope your pain gets better soon! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month for our Christmas Challenge!
Hugs Lynne xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Another stunning card Marianne and well done for be chosen as one of our Highly Desirables in the last challenge.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Marianne! I love your beautiful design and papers!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x


Gorgeous card, I especially love your paper flowers. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Avril Ann said...

So happy that you are not in need of surgery my friend. I love this card, and have to agree that the Christmas Post from Craftwork cards is awesome xxx

Loz said...

Gosh, you've been busy lately! I really like this one! the added splash of colour with the spotty DP and twine looks great xx

Sanja Grdinić said...

Marianne, this is beautiful! I love the design and color tones on this christmas card. :) Great dies, too!
Have a nice day...