Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Labour Day then Thanksgiving and then Christmas!

Did I freak you out?? I am thinking about the holidays we get before Christmas and, in Canada, We had Labour Day and then we have Thanksgiving. After that, it is Christmas as the final statutory holiday which I think is a crime since I believe Remembrance Day should be a holiday in honour of our brave men and women who fought during all the wars. Anyhoo, I made 2 more Christmas cards and would have made more but I got sick once again and have been ill for the past week. I am hoping that I am getting better now. So on with the show....


Sparkles Christmas-Angels or Fairies
Christmas Cards All Year Long-Shabby Chic or Monochromatic
Happy Little Stampers-Christmas-A Song (I chose, "Angels we have Heard on High")
Simon Says-Anything Goes

This looks better in person than in the photo. I love angels and fairies, hell, some of my best friends are fairies....to Politically incorrect?? They don't mind when I joke so I hope you don't:) OK I chose blue....big surprise since that is my favourite colour. I took my cuddle bug to the dark blueish-purple cardstock and embossed it and then used my perfect pearls to highlight the area. I stamped and embossed the angel in blue and coloured her with my tombow markers. I took a bright Caribbean blue cardstock as the base but to soften the tone, I took some vellum that I embossed with my dots and glued it to the bright blue. The problem is the glue showed through so I added some stickers that I coloured in blue to try to mask my boo-boo. I adhered it all together and used pop up dots for the angel.


CNCH-Anything Goes Christmas
Retro Rubber Challenges-Critter Time-RRCB46
Animal Friends-Animals with Fur
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Stampers-Anything Goes


Oh dear, oh dear, this could be a monochrome as well but when I did one similar quite a while ago someone, at one of the challenges, didn't think it was monochrome...oh well. I stamped these deers in a brown and sponged on distress inks to age the paper a bit. Now my deer stamp is about 1 1/2 years old..I believe...it could be 2 years. I took some kraft paper and then brown paper and placed them all on top I added the stickers and coloured them in brown as well. For a finishing touch, I added some copper stickles as a slight edging.


73 comments:

  1. Sorry you've been sick.
    Good time to get a jump on those Christmas cards. People are already buying them. I think my wife ordered ours last week.

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    1. It's always good to be ahead of the game

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  2. Hi, Birgit!

    I am very sorry to learn that you've been "poorly" again, dear friend. I hope that's the last time for a long while.

    We can all stop joking about the end of year holidays because they are rapidly approaching. I love these latest cards of yours - lovely color combos and artistic in their composition!

    Keep well and enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend BB!

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    1. Thank you so much and glad you like the cards. I'm not all that great still but can go to work

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  3. Beautiful Christmas card Birgit. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  4. What about Halloween? Can't forget Halloween. (Although, not an official holiday...)

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    1. Oh I love Halloween but we don't get that day off.

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  5. Feel better soon. Veteran's Day is a Federal holiday here. Also my birthday so I never had to work on it.

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  6. Absolutely lovely but I never look too far ahead!

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    1. Thank you and I do look ahead sometimes too much

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  7. Sorry you haven't been well - hope you feel better soon.

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  8. The copper is a beautiful touch. I can think of some fairy and non-fairy friends who'd like the first one too.
    I hope you're feeling 100% now, Birgit.

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  9. I love your blue angel. Blue is a soothing color. I hope you've recovered completely.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you so much..glad you like it.

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  10. I adore these! I love the shades of blue in the first and the bold design in second. Feel better soon. :)

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    1. Thanks Lexa! I'm glad you like both

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  11. Such a pretty angel card. Please do not mention the "C" word again :) I know I will freak out anytime soon when shopping to be confronted with Christmas trees or Santa displays.

    betty

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    1. Hahahaaa sorry, that is the second time you heard it so soon from me:) I'm with you that I don't want to see any decorations until after November 11th

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  12. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CCAYR.

    Pam x

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  13. Oh, my goodness! So true. And then it's 2017...and then it's 2020 before we know it.

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    1. I know..I can't believe it has been 16 years before Y2K

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  14. Ganz wundervoll. Toll gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

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  15. Very pretty again, Birgit. I'm sorry to hear you were ill--it was probably from thinking about Christmas in early September! :D

    No seriously, I hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Hahahahaa it probably is because I have been thinking too hard which is why there is smoke everywhere:)

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  16. Two beautiful cards here Birgit! I love the deer card with all those deer perfectly lined up. I hope you're on the mend soon!

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    1. Thank you and I'm surprised at how well I lined up the deer

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  17. Just loving that Angel Birgit.....and those cheeky deer prancing across the page....two lovely cards
    Hope you are feeling a bit better sending you a big hug xxxxx

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    1. I'm so happy when you like my cards because you are great. Thank you so much for your hugs

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  18. Hopefully the germs go away at your bay. Great cards indeed. The deer one is fun as they prance in sync.

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    1. They are synchronized deer dancing and a prancing.

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  19. Gee, don't rush us!

    Hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Hahahaaa....I still mail cards so I start early.

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  20. Lovely deer card, Birgit! The copper emboss provides such an elegant feel to it. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Hope you are feeling better...

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    1. Thank you so much. I always enjoy your challenges

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  21. But, your Thanksgiving is in October, which makes for nicer weather than ours. But, you only get a three day weekend, whereas ours is usually four.
    Basically, a wash.

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    1. You are so right but we don't have freaky nutty Black Friday thank goodness.

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  22. But, your Thanksgiving is in October, which makes for nicer weather than ours. But, you only get a three day weekend, whereas ours is usually four.
    Basically, a wash.

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  23. Sorry to hear you've been down. I hope your restored good health lasts a long time.

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  24. Oh dear, sorry to hear you've not felt well, what a bummer, but I'm glad you're starting to feel a bit better. Loved this post, so funny. People need to learn to laugh about some things, especially if the words are not meant to 'hurt'. But I guess some folks like Politically Correct, and I agree, you shouldn't use 'words' to hurt somebody. Loved the angel card, and brilliant fix with the corners. They added a lot of sparkle and texture too. The dark purple shines with the addition of the p.pearls. Thought it was metallic until I read the post. Also love #2, and it would certainly fit my definition of monochrome coloring. It's also very chic & well designed, and great work on coloring the sentiment stickers to match your color scheme. Both are lovely! Feel better soon. TFS & Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much for all you have said Mary. You are a great artist at card making so I value your opinion. I may need to go to a walk in clinic.

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  25. Beautiful cards, Birgit. I hope you stay on the mend...thanks for sharing your beautiful angel card with us at CCAYR!

    ~Marie B -DT

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    1. Thank you so much and hope I get over this soon.

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  26. OMGoodness...I'm back! Thanks also for sharing the oh deer, oh deer, oh deer card with us over at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

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    1. Hahahahaa you are back but glad you are and glad you like my deer card

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  27. So pretty, Birgit. I was just thinking that the first card must look much better "in person" and then read that you wrote the same thing :) Love the reindeer. Are you feeling better now? Hugs! I feel like making some cards!

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    1. Today is the first day that I feel a bit back to normal. Normal for me. Yes, this card does look better in person but oh well. You should create some cards...love to see them

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  28. A beautiful creation Birgit. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx

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  29. I like the vintage look you've achieved in the deer critter card. Very stylish,

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    1. Thank you, I like the way that card turned out.

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  30. Hello Birgit: This is a very elegant Christmas card, love your copper embossed deer, frame and sentiment, this looks rich and beautiful.
    Thank you for playing along with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  31. Hi hope you are doing better. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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  32. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

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  33. Lovely card with a beautiful image, thanks for sharing at Sparkles.

    Pat xx

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  34. Two gorgeous Christmas cards! The Angel is so beautiful! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    love Mags B x

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  35. Your card is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
    Hugs Anja

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  36. Your deers look like they're tapdancing to some one hot song. Maybe one that the fairy angel is playing. Can you tell my imagination is at tip top form right now? That's with the help of 2 aleves and 2 beers several hours ago. Hee hee.

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  37. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Angels or Fairies" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  38. I love these cards! Always so fun to see what you come up with for your designs. Just beautiful work! :)
    ~Jess

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  39. Beautiful! I like the monochromatic feel of the card! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

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  40. It's a process isn't it, getting our cards to turn out?! I loved reading what your process was, Birgit, and I think they both turned out schparkly and beautiful for Christmas! And the last time I looked, your second card was the picture of mono chrome, so you aren't the only one confuddled about the remark you received! Thanks for coming by to see me! Hugs, Darnell

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  41. Sehr schön gemacht. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

    LG Heike

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  42. Great card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas.

    Helen x

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  43. Beautiful creations!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *Sorry this comment is so late! I am struggling to keep up with commenting and have trouble with the "proving I'm not a robot" stuff :O(
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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