Monday, December 20, 2010

Cherub Collage Christmas Cards

Down to the last minute!!!  I am just finishing up with Christmas cards I need to get out today!!!  365 days in a year and I am down to just a few days and I am making Christmas dinner.  We laid flooring in our dinning room this week, but we still have the moldings to pick out and paint!  That will have to wait!  A little over a couple of years ago, we started doing some things around the house and then a tragic event took place and in all honesty, my life was put on hold and so many things took a back seat!  Why am I sharing this with you during the most happiest time of the year, because many of you don't know how this blogging and sharing of art has been major therapy and comfort for me.  When difficult times hit, I found myself in my craft room doing this thing we all love and then I started blogging! You incredible people have been wonderful and I feel as if so many friendships have developed and I wanted to thank you for all you have given without even knowing.  I have learned to never take anyone for granted, so always let the people (and pets) in your life know that you care and how important they are to you and that would include you!!  Now for these cards!

This gorgeous Cherub Collage is from Scrolls Work Stamps and is so perfect for a bulk Christmas/Holiday card mailing!  In an earlier post, I made a much more detailed card using this stamp.  During this very busy time of year, we don't always have the time to make totally detailed time consuming cards, but still want a card that lets someone know you are thinking of them.  These were stamped and embossed in either gold or silver.  I did one silver and decided I liked the gold better.  The background is foil paper and you can emboss them or not. The stamped and embossed images were then cut out to the shape and the last one, I torn and then peeled back some of the paper using a technique from the Technique Junkies and edges where shaded.

However you celebrate the Holiday season, I wish you the best and the happiest!  Thank you for being you and being a part of my life!

29 comments:

Jingle said...

These are very pretty!

Netty said...

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Terry and a Joyful New Year and thank you for all your wonderful support this year.
I love your cards, enlarged the gold one to have a good look and its totally fab. Take care and stay well and have fun over the holiday period. God Bless. Annette xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful! I'm posting most of my cards today, but never finished some of the hand made cards I wanted to send to art friends. Not sure if it will happen or not.
Rinda

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

Terry these are just Stunning!! I love how the colors pop and the matalics just give it such a beautiful vintage feel. Awesome job!
Merry Christmas,
Jacque

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love these, some great ideas for next year, lol. Which I will have forgotten by then, and not have a clue what to do, as usual. Wishing you & yours A Peaceful Christmas & A Wonderful New Year( And I just had to re-type all this 'cos I had accidentally pressed caps lock instead of shift,lol.)

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Terry, I love what you did with that stamp! ~Diane

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry, They say everything happens for a reason. I'm so glad you found blogging at one of the most difficult times in your life. To be able to make connections with others who share your interests and make friendships it truly is a miracle. Love you GF!!!!!!

Your cards are beautiful and so are YOU!!!!
Wishing you Health, Happiness and Joy this season and A Happy New Year.
Hugs Lynn

Anna said...

Gorgeous card, Terry! Merry Christmas.

Linda Robinson said...

Terry your cards are just beautiful.. My hope are that what ever is happening in your life right now you find some peace in the season!

Merry Christmas my Friend..

Hugs,Linda

Lorraine said...

great card. hope you have a lovely christmas and thanks for all the great commemnts you have left on my blog and fb page.

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh Terry, love and hugs to you xxx Thank YOU for being a regular visitor to my blog too, that does mean a lot xx

Sherry Edwards said...

Oops, forgot to say, your cards are lovely too xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Hi Terry, these are beautiful cards, as always from you. I am so glad crafting and blogging has helped you through difficult times and I hope we can share some more joyful times in the future,

Lucy x

Ira said...

I just saw your fabulous cards on the Scrolls Work blog Terry and I was just saying how beautiful silver and gold looks on Christmas cards! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! Ira x

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
beautiful cards! My last cards went out today too.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Marie

Chrissy D said...

WOW Terry - these are GORGEOUS!!!

Jan said...

Beautiful cards, Terry! You must be quite busy with everything you have going on :)

wwilloww said...

It is interesting that if asked, I would say you are the blessing to me, with all the support you have provided me. I am happy to know that stamping and blogging have helped you to heal. And, it certainly shows, these cards are sooooo elegant!!! I love them!!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous cards Terry. Thankyou for visiting my blog and I hope you have a Happy christmas and New Year.

2amscrapper said...

I like your way of thinking! These look gorgeous! Helene

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- What a pretty image that you used!
I hope you have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas! So glad to have gotten to know you better thru this blogging world- and to be inspired by your gorgeous cards!
You are so right- 365 days in a year and at the last minute, need more cards......Oh well......

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Hi GF, beautiful card. I too have found so much love and friends in this blog world after a tragic loss...funny what brings people together. Merry Christmas, enjoy your holidays, sending hugs and love

sweet craf-tea chick said...

gorgeous card, terry! i love all that wonderful embossing and that image!! amazing!
i agree, blogging and crafting have been my therapy too. thanks for being a sweet bloggy friend!
happy holidays to you!
*hugs* steph :)

wearestampers said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love that stamp image!
I just started blogging this summer, and it's great fun. I don't have friends here to hang out with, so all the bloggers are my friends! I'm glad to have come across you, and love seeing your work. Have a wonderful holiday season my blogger friend!.....Pam

stampdiva said...

Hi Terry. These are beauties!!! Yes, how dare Christmas Day sneek up on us like it does every year LOL.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas Terry. Lynne M x

Jack said...

Hi Terry
Love your little cards - must invest in some of these Scroll Works stamps in the New Year.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas.
Jack xx

Krisha said...

Lovely cards Terry, thanks for sharing. Many of us are down to the last minute! Crafters, stampers and scrappers can always find a happy place when surrounded by their goodies, Blogging is just the icing on the happy place for most of us. Glad you blog, cause I LOVE your art!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Michele said...

these are so pretty Terry! xo

Nan said...

Happy Holidays Terry! I just love your cards. They are beautiful in silver and gold. Love that you mention being good to our pets too. Blogging has helped me with some difficult times too. Even when I can't blog for a while i know there are a group of wonderful people there when I can return. Aren't we lucky? :) Nan

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