Wednesday, 23 December 2009

A scrapped Christmas card and a gappy new year

Sorry if you've dropped by today hoping for the box tutorial. I'm still not quite well enough to manage that but hope to get it up on here tomorrow.

If you're squeamish then please skip past the next paragraph to the crafting part.

I went back to the doctors yesterday because I was still in so much pain and he referred me to my dentist if I could get in or to the dental hospital. Luckily my dentist could see me, I guess they'd probably had cancellations due to the weather. He found an abscess, caused by infection from my crown post having worked it's way through the edge of my tooth. I had the option of having the tooth out straight away or waiting until after Christmas but if I waited then there was nothing else he could do for the pain ... so I had the tooth out. And it came out in pieces. I think the poor dentist wished he hadn't offered to do it, he was supposed to have gone home already, poor thing. He ended up leaving a small section of root in but he believes he got the infected part out. Time will tell I guess. I'm still in some pain today but it's no worse than it has been and I'm hoping that it will go over the next few days as my body polishes the infection off.

While you're waiting for the tutorial I thought I'd share the family christmas card that I made for our parents and for my brother. Here's the smile with all the teeth still in, lol. My new year smile will have a gap.

Stamp set: Scandinavian Season
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
DSP: I Wish Scrappin Kit (retired)
Other: Black EP, Silver EP, Rhinestone Brad, Fine Galaxy Glitter (black)
Non-SU: Silver mirri card

I created a joy fold card and tucked the smaller one behind the christmas tree. Here it is opened out.

The sentiment on the inside is from Season of Joy and I used a corner rounder punch on the insert.

Thanks for stopping by.

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sara xx


JJ said...

You poor thing.

Hope you start to feel better soon!!

Have a Great Christmas.


Marilyn Goodrich said...

Ouch ouch ouch! Sorry to hear about your dental woes. But ADORABLE Christmas card! Love the picture of your fam! :-)

Need More Time to Craft said...

Ohh Sara, So sorry to hear about your tooth. I am having the same problem at the moment. Hope it all clears up quickly for you.
Sending you Hugs
Carole x

Maggie said...

Ouch!!! Hope you feel better soon
thanks for all you comments on my blog hope you have a merry Christmas
Maggie x