Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Christmas in January 2019

Hello, friends!  I know you're all busily working on your Christmas cards.  Wait... what?  Well, neither am I, but I do plan to be further ahead this year come December.  There was simply too much last minute in 2018.  I may not do a Christmas post every month, but I hope to do batches of the same stamp set or vendor.  I'll start with the two Christmas digis I picked up last year at All Dressed Up.

The first is Christmas Deer.  She's such a pretty thing, I couldn't resist.  Colored with Copics, framed with dreamy paper and elliptical circles.  Vellum poinsettias and Nuvo drops for trim.


(Our Daily Bread Designs Beautiful Blooms paper, Memory Box Seraphine Laurel and Peace Cheshire Script)

The second card is Christmas Robins, also colored with Copics.  This one has some Wink of Stella and Stickles sparkle, plus glitter paper under the border.  I made two cards with this image, but only photographed one.


(Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, Sizzix Primitive Stars)

Keeping it quick today, just sticking to my commitment.  It's hard to start a Christmas card this time of year, but once you're over that hurdle it's all about the fun.  Now... back to anything but Christmas.  Have a happy day!



29 comments:

Hannelie said...

Two beautiful cards Leslie! Your coloring on the Christmas deer is simply outstanding!
Good for you to start early with your Christmas cards!

Glenda Brooks said...

Nothing like getting an early start! I love both but the deer is amazing!

Sherri said...

Wow! Both of these are just stunning! The deer is gorgeous and love the whimsy of the robins! Now you have me in the Christmas mood too! Awesome cards, Leslie!

Annie H said...

Beautiful cards, love the deer very much !

Joan B said...

These are gorgeous!! Oh wow, that deer just stole my heart.

Lynette said...

Love all the wonderful details with the deer - the vellum die cuts, the off-set circles - it's such an awesome card. The bird card is fabulous, too, of course! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love both of the Christmas cards you have made. Two different designs but both so wonderful. I especially love that darling deer. What a cutie! I want to get back to them soon as well as it worked out great to have several made up ahead of time.

Yogi said...

both are so cute, but I really like the dear. Really pretty. Have a great day

Donna Ellis said...

Leslie, you have two completely different styles, and yet, both have stolen my heart! I've never seen anything like your fawn - such a sweetness, and I am in awe of the way you colored her little floral wreath! Your chirping robins are sweet, too. Don't you love those little inverted hearts for their wings? Beautiful die cut. hoping you are enjoying a great week! hugs, de

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a nice way to start making next year's Xmas cards! I love the little deer with the wreath around her head and the vellum flowers! So delicate! And then to the second card, so opposite with the cute birds singing cheerfully spreading their Christmas cheer! Great start! I hope it will rub off on me! LOL!

Diane said...

Both are gorgeous and the deer can be used year round, wouldn't she make a beautiful baby card? Beautiful coloring as usual and beautiful designs! It must feel good to do a few Christmas cards, I though about doing some Christmas challenges to get me inspired to make them early..time will tell!

pam said...

Two gorgeous cards Leslie, could`nt pick a Favourite as both stunning! gorgeous images and colouring, perfect designs and layouts.
Pam x

Pauline said...

Oh my what beautiful cards Leslie. The deer is so sweet, the way you framed her and that dreamy paper and finishing touches just melts my heart. The birds are such a happy whimsical card, love your die cut border. Fabulous colouring on both. Good for you for starting your Christmas cards, I need to follow in your footsteps! Have a wonderful day!

nancy littrell said...

Both your Christmas cards are so adorable and beautiful, Leslie. Your Digi images are amazing. I LOVE your sweet deer, especially with the gorgeous DSP designs. TFS both your beauties and the links to the digis. Hugs..Nancy

aussie aNNie said...

Love your use of these two lovely stamps Leslie, in particular the deer one a very clever way of adding it to a card. Great colours and designs...
Want to add these to our All Dressed Up challenge blog??
xx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness, that little deer is so precious, your coloring is just fantastic, I just want to go up and give her a hug!, love the offset circles to frame her and the background you made for her. sweet die cut flowers and leaves with it!
Your birds are too cute, love those hats and carrying the banner. Love how you did the border with it!
I am in the middle of working on some christmas cards myself, I was still too rushed this past Christmas so I really need to have more done ahead of time!

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, that deer is gorgeous and our colouring using copics is perfect. Those sweet birds carrying their Merry Christmas banner is adorable, they are stars :)

Darlene said...

Both are just amazing! LOVE that little deer ... so, so cute and your design/coloring are as you said 'dreamy' and just beautiful! LOVE the fancy edging at the bottom of the 2nd card and your two little birds are so sweet! Fun design and of course, amazing coloring! Great job and just think ... you will be SO AHEAD OF THE GAME come December 2019. HUGS

Ros Crawford said...

I love that deer so much I bought it... Oh my, the paper and your colouring and design is so STUNNING!! And what a gorgeous bird card... I love it and the green sparkly paper is perfect!

Evelyn S. said...

How fun this card is! That curved edge is perfect for the "Christmas lovebirds." And of course, your coloring is spot-on!

Evelyn S. said...

I just realized that I didn't think the deer was part of this post! It's a darling Christmas card...loaded with beautiful details. (I was really in the mood to make Christmas cards after Christmas, but the mood has gone away! Maybe when we've been home awhile, I'll get back in the mood!)

crafty-stamper said...

WOW the first card is stunning -fabulous colouring on the beautiful Deer and gorgeous papers-love the cute image and border die on the second one
Carol x

laurie said...

Oh my! I love them both. That first card is so beautiful and the second is as cute as can be. I love making Christmas cards all year round!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely creations my friend! I commend you for getting ahead of the game! I got all my holiday cards around early to mail, and then I couldn't find them! What the heck! I will do better this year! Airhead here! Hope you are enjoying this weather! Wowser! ♥ Sue

Darnell said...

These are both gorgeous, Leslie! I do have to say, however, that I took a sharp breath when I saw that sweet deer design! Now I must have that paper to start, lol! Every little detail is so utterly beautiful! And I love the musical, starry, and schparkliness of your darling Christmas robin duo!! Hugs, Darnell

Margaret said...

Wow! They are both fabulous. I love the deer card best. It's such a pretty image. Reminds me of Bambi and with that soft background paper, I Love it!

Stacy Morgan said...

Now now... I have said it before, Christmas cards all year is just fine with me. I think its great you are trying to do some each month, see one month is already done. You can even count the second one for Feb worse case scenario. :-) HA HA!!! Okay for the cards they are darling. That deer is super sweet and the soft coloring of the pink paper is wonderful. Those birds are too cute, and I adore the die cut edge!

Susie said...

I'm so with you! I made the same promise to myself. And your post has inspired me to follow through. I love the soft face of this Doe. The use of vellum and the pointillism technique is prefect to frame her. All your elements speak peace.

Crafting whimsical cards is a talent your have been gifted with. I love the color and sparkle your give them and this one is no exception. Thank you for all the inspiration, Leslie!

Cindy Beach said...

Two cards for Christmas per month sounds so very easy, doesn't it? And now you've done it, good for you! Both cards are lovely. I am so taken with the sweet deer and the pretty pink paper and vellum poinsettias. The colorful birds are adorable too!

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