Monday, August 08, 2016

Christmas in Pink and Blue

Hello everyone, I have more Christmas cards to show.  These are my pink and blue batch :)

I started by creating one large background using Distress Inks on my craft mat spritzed with water and glimmermist.  I cut the large sheet into four pieces and added the poinsettias using a Tim Holtz stencil.    The stamps are all by Chocolate Baroque.

And here are the other three that are very similar.   While I don't mind spending time on one card, these are quicker to create.  They are also flat to make it easier (and less expensive) for mailing.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

22 comments:

Amanda said...

Love the colour scheme you've chosen for your Christmas cards, lovely
Love
Amanda X

Beth Norman said...

These are great colours. Your background is nice, and yes making mailable cards are more practical. With your dimensional look who needs embellishments. I hope you had a nice weekend. We went to Kitchener's Jazz Fest and saw Cowboy Junkies and went to Hamilton area to see three falls on the Bruce Trail. Have a great week. Hugs.

Pat said...

These are all so pretty Shirley and a great idea to make a large sheet and cut it to make several cards speeding up the process of Christmas card making. I love the bird on the holly branch silhouette and the beautiful stencilling and touch of shimmer in the background and using some of my favourite colours too. Hope you are having an enjoyable Summer. x

Valerie-Jael said...

Oooooh, these are gorgeous, love the colours! Hugs, Valerie

Greta said...

I wouldn't have thought to use pink & blue for Christmas, but I'm really loving it, Shirley! The stenciled poinsettias are a fabulous element!

brenda said...

Hi Shirely,

I'm playing catch up after being ill and a holiday and really enjoying looking at your Christmas cards, lovely colour palettes as always coupled with great stamping.

B x

chrissie said...

Hi Shirley hope you are ok.

Love the beautiful cards and the non traditional colours. Your stamping is always so clear and clean looking and the backgrounds special

Love Chrissie xx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds. Hope Archie is still doing well. Hugs Anesha

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wow beautiful colours. It really became beautiful cards. Greetings Janny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the colours on these gorgeous cards Shirley. The backgrounds are stunning and show off the lovely Robin stamp.

Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

How exquisite! Shirley, I am so enjoying the magic you are creating in these winter wonderland cards. Your art captures the quiet beauty, fresh air, unique wonder - all the magical qualities we hold in our hearts as representative of the celebrations in a North American/European style Christmas. The backgrounds bring your stamped images to a story all its own! Thank you so much for blessing me with your masterful use of color and images! hugs, de

Margik said...

I really love your gorgeous cards Shirley. The background is wonderful and the combination of colors so beautiful!! Mar xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Very beautiful, I love them all.
xox Anja

Sue said...

Stunning Shirley totally stunning! huggles Sue xx

Win Dinn said...

Well seriously, Shirley? Now you've got me anticipating Christmas - in AUGUST! You rock!

cheryl bryant said...

Lovely blog! It is so enjoyable to find blogs that are just my style. We have a friends in Chippewa, Ontario. They own camp across the road from our home in Clara, PA which is about 2 hours south of the Peace Bridge. Keep blogging! Cherylbryants.blogspot.com at Cook'n by the Creek

Felicie said...

Very beautiful cards Shirley.
Greetings
Felicie

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great christmascard dear Shirley, I love the colours , I love the beautiful stencelled background, and the stamp from CB is olways nice!!

Have fun!!
Maria

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful - and clever to make 4 at once - comes handy in december as then always is not enough time to make cards!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

~*~Patty S said...

Your Christmas in pink and blue is stunning!
Great idea to make more than one at a time too.
Beautiful bird with holly and your backgrounds are WOW ♥
oxo
p.s. You are putting me in the Christmas mood and that is really saying something coming from me in August LOL

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shirley, just popped over from FB to see your card here on your blog, all are beautifully and the colours are fabulous, such lovely designs too. Thanks for the how to instructions, I might have a try at something similar.
You have a lovely blog with gorgeous projects and a gorgeous cat,so I thought I'd click the follow button,pleasure to have visited, I'll be back, Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shirley, just popped over from FB to see your card here on your blog, all are beautifully and the colours are fabulous, such lovely designs too. Thanks for the how to instructions, I might have a try at something similar.
You have a lovely blog with gorgeous projects and a gorgeous cat,so I thought I'd click the follow button,pleasure to have visited, I'll be back, Kate x