Monday, August 01, 2016

Christmas in Pinks and Purple

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

It's been so hot during the afternoons that it's much more comfortable to be inside with air conditioning and  playing in my craft room.  It may be a bit strange to make Christmas cards during summer, but I have fun getting an early start. 
 

I created a large background and so I had enough for a couple of smaller cards (below).   I used Dylusions sprays and Glimmermist in the background along with some stamping.  The lovely star flourish is by Creative Expressions and the Poinsettias (coloured with Distress Inks, spritzed with water and molded) are Tim Holtz's -Tattered Poinsettia.


And below is a couple of smaller cards (and flatter for mailing) using the same background.  The little stars and bows are by Memory Box.





Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

16 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, these are stunning Shirley. I love the gorgeous background you've created and the wonderful poinsettia is such a lovely colour. Not strange at all to be making Christmas Cards this time of year I already have 40 towards those that I will need to make. Hope you are keeping well.

Sue xx

Joan said...

Love those gorgeous glimmery backgrounds and the beautiful poinsettia

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, love the colours, too! Hugs, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful cards, love the colour combinations. Hope Archie is improving. Hugs Anesha

~*~Patty S said...

You are a smart lady thinking ahead and getting busy Shirley ♥
Both cards are lovely and rich looking.
Your Happy New Year speaks to me especially.
Happy August oxo

Pat said...

Fabulous cards Shirley and love the great shimmer and colours and the poinsettias and star flourishes, and then the MB stars and bows are really pretty focal images. x

Greta said...

Oh wow--I so love this background & your beautiful cards, Shirley! Can I just send you my address now?! I make Christmas cards all year & you've really inspired me to make a background like this--plus I have a very similar MB die cut to use! Have a great week--hope you get some heat relief--much better here now.

Sue - said...

Stunning cards Shirley, especially the first one.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley, the background looks so rich. Fabulous poinsettia.
Avril xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great and beautiful christmascards dear Shirley, and yes we have to start early to get all our christmascards done!! I love your colours and the way you have put your stars on it!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful card I love the background and the collors. Janny

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! Even before reading the sentiment on your magnificently colored card, I thought, "Wow! A Shirley-Style Winter Wonderland!" and sure enough, it was a holiday card! It's incredible with that icy cold yet beautiful floral arrangement, and with all the lovely bejeweled background textures, including the magic of stars! Your flatter cards are amazing, too! LOVE THEM! Hope you have gotten a little more rain. We have not had any recently, and maybe it's because I sent it your way? love, de

Enny said...

Oh wow, these cards are stunning ! Such a beautiful background, the colours and the glitter, and then the stars and flowers on top, really amazing ! Enjoy the hot Summer, we have Autumn here... wet and not very warm. Love, Enny

Beth Norman said...

What fun colours. Stunning with the flowers. Your cards always bring me joy.

Paper Profusion said...

These are gorgeous Shirley - unusual for Christmas yet they really sing of warmth and celebration. Nicola x

Win Dinn said...

Smiling at you Christmassing in August - perhaps you'll inspire me with your lovely colour and designs to get at it early this year! xo