Saturday, October 11, 2014

Christmas with Pink & Blue 'Twins'

Hello dear blog friends, I hope you are doing well and enjoying the weekend, it's sunny and cool here.   I'm enjoying a visit with special family from overseas :) 

I have a couple more Christmas designs today that are 'twins' but not 'identicle' and a change from green & blue :)

The background is Raspberry & Peacock Distress Inks.  I used two stencils by Memory Box and also Gesso with TCW Circle Explosion stencil (which has been one of my favorites since I discovered stencils, it's 'well used').

I over stamped using the negative snowflakes from Chocolate Baroque's A Child is Born, I love the effect they give on backgrounds.   The star die cuts are also by Memory Box and Merry Christmas is from Chocolate Baroque's Bold Christmas Words.  I also added a little sparkle embossing powder here & there.

And here is the 'twin'

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,


  1. Two stunning card, adore the backgrounds.Enjoy your time with family. Hope Archie is doing ok.

  2. Both are gorgeous, Shirley.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  3. Wahoo pink my fave colour and both are soooo delightfully pretty Shirley x x

    Have fun and enjoy the time with your visitors.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. These are very pretty, love the colours you have used. Hugs, Valerie

  5. Beautiful backgrounds for your cards
    Amanda x

  6. Wow, these are both stunning Shirley, I love the combination of the pink and the blue together and a long way from your normal colour palette. I also love the star die cuts they look so dainty. Hope your having a great weekend with your family.

    Sue xx

  7. Your Christmascards are stunning and inspiring.
    Yes, they remind me that I have to start making them.
    Thank you for the beautiful ideas.
    Wishing you a great time with your family.
    Groetjes Gery

  8. Both are wonderful Christmas creations. I love the pink festive color combination and all what you use for the texture and patterns.
    I wish you a nice weekend,
    big hugs Anja

  9. OMG, these are amazing Shirley! Wow, I absolutely adore the backgrounds!! The way you have finished them is fantastic too, to real beauties and I totally love that colour combination!

  10. Two beautiful cards and love the stencil backgrounds and the colours you have used. The MB dies are so pretty and the sentiment is a good size and nicely prominent. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and your family visit. x

  11. AMAZING! Those backgrounds are mesmerizing with all the layers of depth you created.
    My heart breaks for you every time I look at your blog header. It must have been devastating to leave your magnificent gardens behind. When we moved we left behind the biggest Burning Bush I had ever seen. It was spectacular, and they cut it down! That was three years ago and I'm still ticked off!
    At least you will always have your amazing artistry no matter where you are!

  12. Wow wat een mooie effecten.
    Super mooie resultaat.
    Groetjes Annemieke

  13. Both very beautiful with wonderful colour choices as always

    Love Chrissie x

  14. Hach, die Karten sind einfach nur schön Shirley, der Hintergrund und die Farben, total faszinierend!
    lg Uli

  15. What a wonderful background. It looks gorgeous. Thanks for your comments on my blog Anneke.

  16. Both cards look fantastic, Shirley!
    Beautifully done!

    Have a lovely Sundy!


  17. Superschön, Shirley.
    Und wieder sehr ausdrucksstark :-)

    Umarmung und Grüße

  18. These lovely backgrounds don't need much stamping...great results Shirley!
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

  19. Shirley gorgeous colours, wow, This is just a beautiful card, loving the colours used as well. such a gorgeous creation.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  20. This card is really fabulous. The background is amazing and I love the lovely colours. Mar x

  21. Gorgeous Shirley! huggles Sue xx

  22. Oh wow, Shirley--these are just drop dead gorgeous!

  23. Both are absolutely beautiful! Pink with a touch of blue ... lovely colour combination! I love them both!

  24. Beautiful and warm these cards! Love the change of colours :) Glad to read you are enjoying some company; enjoy the week! Hugs, Gerrina

  25. Hi teamie, came across these cards in my blogroll and did not seen them yet....they are lovely, lot of texture and beautiful colors! Normally I don't have so much time to scroll(you know why) but I am happy to see your beautiful makes! xxMiranda

  26. Wow, the cards are stunning. The background is amazing and I love the lovely colours. Greatings Janny

  27. Gorgeous colors & such fabulous texture. This is beautiful!!!

  28. Gorgeous texture in this Shirley!!!!


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