'Tis the Season

Well, it will be soon!  ;-)  I know I have been MIA here on my blog but family and work obligations kept me busy.  I had an early childhood conference to attend this weekend and then went to visit my 98 year old Grandmother.   I wish I could say it was a joyous event but it was rather dreary visiting her in a nursing home.  She currently has a gangrene toe that the doctor said would require amputation.  She's not eating and is very weak so surgery is questionable.  If you are a believer in the power of prayers I would appreciate one for her.  She was dreaming of eating while I sat there with her which broke my heart.  I truly don't know what direction she will seek
My  Grandmother was born on Christmas Eve and today's card is for her.  I am really praying that she pulls through for another birthday.  For you Grandma:

The new week at Crafty Creations brings us a new challenge and it's all about color.  Red, brown, and green.  The fabulous Melissa is hosting this week with Stitchy Bear Stamps as our sponsor.  A huge congrats to Melissa for her recent design team promotion to Tiddly Inks

My card is the Christmas Corner digital image colored in with markers.  I used a gold metallic pen that has not seen paper in years.  I forgot the odor they emit.

Challenges for this card:
2S4Y: #64 sketch
Crafty Creations: #89 "Color"
Craftalicious: #10 "Anything Goes"
Paper Cutz: #63  "Anything Goes"
Sarah Hurley: "Coloring"
The Crafty Pad: #93 "Distressed Edges"

Thanks for stopping by!



Amy - this is beautiful! I love what you did with Christmas Corner!!! I love that bow - it really pops with the other colors of your card!


So sorry to hear that your grandma was not doing well when you went to visit. Hugs! Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

Lisa Jane

Beautiful card - love the flowers, and that wonderful bow
Thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley this week
Lisa ;)


What a beautiful card! I will pray for your grandmother, for sure. My grandmother is also realy sick, so I know where you are emotionally. I hope things work out for her physically and emotionally.


Love your card, that bow is just gorgeous! Hope your Grandma's health picks up very soon.
Sending hugs - Jenni x


Aw Amy Your card is truly beautiful..TFI
Sending you lots of love and lots of prayers for your dear Grandma big(((hugs))) xxxx


I love the card and your story touched my heart... She will be in my prayers. Take care!


Amy what a beautiful display and what a special story behind it...thank you so much for sharing both with me :)...I will say a prayer for your grandma..How special to be born on Christmas eve :)..

stitchy xoxox

Heather Rogers

So sorry sweetie. It must be so hard to see her like that. I am sure she has lived a long happy life though.
This card is so sweet. I will say a prayer. :)


So pretty Amy!


What a classy card Amy!

Hope your grandma feels better soon! You and your family are in my thoughts! :)

Mona Pendleton

Sorry to hear about your Grandmother Amy. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Your card is very pretty!


Love your card Amy & the way you have used the Christmas corner. Will keep your Grandma in my prayers.
Sharon x

Claire Phillips

Very beautiful elegant Christmas card.Please know you and your family are in my thoughts. Warmest wishes Claire x


Stunning card! Your story is very touching and I hope your Grandma has the strength to pull through - you're both in my thoughts.

Lynda xxx


Wow, this is a beautiful card!!

gina g

Gorgeous creation, so sorry about your grandmother i will keep you both in my thoughts. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this time. luv gina xx


hugs and prayers to your grandma:) her card is simply darling!


Oh Amy that pop of red on the side with the white bow is realllly lovely - great job on the sketch
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan


Wonderful card Amy!! Prayers for your grandma!


I just wish I had an ounce of this talent.

btw popped over from the SECRET Santa Soiree with Georgie


Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I'm now following your blog as part of the 'Bloggers Swap' on swap-bot. :)

Best wishes for your grandmother. ♥ That card is beautiful!



I'm now following you from the "Bloggers Swap".

I will keep your grandmother in my prayers.


Harvest Moon by Hand

Your work is beautiful! I enjoyed seeing the variety of cards you've made - you are very creative! I'm following your blog.

from Bloggers Swap! on Swap-Bot


Beautiful card Amy, very elegant. :) Great distressing too. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at our Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.


Lovely Card, prayers coming your way!

Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges :o)

Sarah x

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