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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Merry Chrismas in August! (by Maria)

Hello there everyone!





I hope it's still warm enough because I bring you some coolness with some Christmas cards using the
"Snowy scenes" "Turtle Doves" stamp sets" and I hope you like them.
The stamps were already introduced in July so high time to show you, my samples. I made my cards with not such traditional colours but I hope you can enjoy them anyway. I think Christmas cards don't always need to be in red and green, I love them in bright colours too!

Greetings!
Maria


17 comments:

  1. Love the blue and white showy house card and those owls are very original - I like those very much.

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  2. Beautiful collection of cards. KI particularly like the first one.

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  3. I love the use of yellow for the Christmas cards

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  4. love the use of non traditional colours for these cards

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  5. Wow! What a treat. So many wonderful ideas. Love them all Maria. The circle and star backgrounds on the 3rd and 4th are amazing. Beautiful designs.
    Hugs, Flo x

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  6. Very striking indeed Maria, I think the first 3 are my favourites, especially the first with the very eye-catching rays on the right side echoing the birds tail feathers & with the bird pointing his beak towards it. In the second it's your addition of the green tree - for there is a hint of the tradtional red & green there (orange having red as a constituent). The 3rd caught my eye too with your sketchy colouring & the way your background hints at snowdrops & melting ice crystals.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. absolutely stunning work maria - I adore the orange trio - especially the one with the baubles - just gorgeous! The other two are beautiful too - stunning xx

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  8. Lovely cards Maria I love the orange colour way especially the middle of the three. They are all lovely though
    Jackie x

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  9. WOW Maria these are STUNNING! I love the gorgeous colours you have chosen and the stamps are fabulous!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love the colours - very different but very lovely!! :) x

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  11. I love the colours, and they are not so much off from Christmas. Before it was made a Christian holiday it was a heathen feast to celebrate the passing of the longest night, a sign that days would be getting longer. To celebrate this and wish for good crops next year they decorated trees with fruit. 2 Years ago I decorated my christmas tree with sliced and dried oranges - it looked great. So "sinaasappel"-orange isn't bad! (Oh, and my information about the feast might be slightly off as I didn't check it again, but using fruit as decoration is right).
    Debbie / Daqa
    Oh almost forgot to say: Love the cards!

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  12. These cards are all so beautifully stamped and coloured, and what clever use of the stamps. I love the citrus colours on the first three, and especially the lines radiating out from the poinsettia in the first, and then the stencilled stars with stamped stars within on the second, and then the prettily stamped baubles and the circular pattern in the background with more pretty stars on the third. I like the way you have put the star stencil in the sky of the fourth card, and the way the snowy scene is encircled by the moon, and the pretty gems and cute owls on the fifth. The stamps have been used very imaginatively on all the cards but I think my favourites would be the second and third. x

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  13. Wat een prachtige serie kaarten! De kerstbal en vooral de swirls geven zo'n mooi speels effect aan jou super mooie en kleurrijke kaarten! Weer een genot om ze te zien! Groetjes, Gerrina

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  14. What lovely, lovely Christmas cards Maria! I love the colours you have used. They are all beautiful and I love the unusual colours you have used and they will stand out on someone's mantal/fire place/TV. Gorgeous cards, thank you for sharing these little beauties with us Karen x

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  15. A gorgeous set of cards, love the unusual colors for such Christmas theme... Very pretty!! Coco x

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