Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Christmas in Pinks and Orange

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying Fall.  I'm so happy that it's here after a long hot, humid and dry summer.   Suddenly one day it's fall and ahhhhhh it feels so good.    I'm still quite busy and have not had much time in my craft room or for blogging.

I have more Christmas cards to show.  I worked on these one afternoon when it was over 100 outside and I could not be out.  

I created one large 'non traditional' background and then cut it down to create easy, flat cards.   I used various stamps in the background and die cuts.  I've showed a couple of these cards in a previous post, but have grouped the flat designs below.    These cards are easier for mailing vs the dimensional designs with flowers.








Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

22 comments:

  1. I very much like the non traditional colours Shirely and the white stamping and hints of frantage really draw the eye.

    B x

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  2. Hi Shirley. All absolutely gorgeous and as always. I love your backgrounds and colour combinations which are such a refreshing change from the traditional Christmas colours. Sandra X

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  3. All are exceptionally beautiful Shirley and the backgrounds are very eye catching.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  4. Fantastic cards, love the colours. Enjoy autumn! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. I do love your backgrounds, Shirley! These are absolutely gorgeous with all your added touches! I need you to teach a class here--haha!

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  6. Beautiful backgrounds Shirley and the cards. I love the mica shine and the bits of stencilling and stamping which make them so individual and all the wonderful sentiments and then the added die cuts as focal images. x

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  7. beautiful cards, great colors too!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  8. That's such a lovely background and I love the non traditional colours.
    Love all the cards.
    Avril xx

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  9. What a wonderful array of cards, lovely colours, and fabulous stamping and designs. Gosh 100 outside, I would melt, Kate x

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  10. Shirley, your cards are beautiful. I really like your corner die. You're making headway on your Christmas cards. I haven't even started mine yet. Glad you found time to play in your studio. Hugs.

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  11. Beautiful cards Shirley.Great background .I love the colors.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  12. Great idea creating that beautiful background to cut up and turn into more wonderful cards. Your Christmas cards are a real stand out dear Shirley! Always original and so pretty!
    Just like that our scorching heat and humidity stopped too :-) Welcome cooler crisp air. We're even due for some much needed rain the rest of this week.
    Happy end of September days to you oxo

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  13. Wow, these are beautiful cards Shirley ! I love the colours, the background is gorgeous ! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog ! It's much appreciated, as I know how busy you are. Greetings, Enny

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  14. Ho ho ho Christmas in Pink,why not? All the cards looks so great and are so well composed.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  15. This is such a good way to make more backgrounds and later beautiful cards! Hope you can enjoy the fall season long! Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Shirley, I am impressed, great use of the dies my friend and Love the colours used...love love love....Thanks so much for commenting on my scheduled cards while I was on vacation...appreciate this so much. Have a lovely weekend.xx
    {aNNie}

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  17. What a good idea to make a large background then cut it up. I like the pink and blue Christmas cards. Interesting to be making Christmas cards when it is 100 degrees. Happy Autumn!

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  18. Wow! You were certainly busy, so it was time well spent, even if you could not go out, Shirley! Difficult for me to realize that it could ever get that hot in Canada! LOL Beautifully done, my sweet friend! Hoping you are enjoying a lovely week-end. hugs, de

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  19. So pretty Shirley! Makes a lovely change to see pink and blue Xmas cards rather than red/green! Hope you are well, big hug! Xxx

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  20. What a beautiful set of christmas cards! Wonderful and unique colour combination.

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  21. Wow,beautiful cards. Love the colours. Janny X

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  22. Lovely cards, Shirley, and the unusual colours for the season will make them stand out like angel trumpets!

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !