Saturday, August 11, 2007

Christmas in July!

I participated in Angelina's Christmas card and tag swap, and thought you might like to see what I created. My swap partner was the very sweet and talented Cheryl of RoseyPoseyConfections, and I'll be sharing what she sent me in a future post!

We were to make four tags:























And four cards:
Here is a closeup of some of the tags I made:




And the cards:
The card below is the very first one I made for the swap, and probably the most fun to create. I made a *base* from vintage postcard images, then added the image of the couple at the piano. I aged a little scrap of paper on which I printed a copy of "The Christmas Waltz" music, and then added some 3D poinsettias, and the bits of velvet and netting, etc., on the left to appear as it was part of a corsage the lady might have worn that night.









I hand-painted holly around the border for the Santa one, and also hand-painted each of the envelopes to co-ordinate with the cards.


I added some hand-painted roses and such to the tag with the little pink girl (below right), too.




A very fun swap, since I LOVE Christmas!!
Thanks, Angelina, for organizing the swap, and thanks to Cheryl, my terrific swap partner!

15 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Lucky swap partner! All of those are soooo pretty! The little girls faces are so sweet! You are so talented, great job!

Katherine

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Becca,
Wow, they all look fantastic!! My favourite is the Santa one with the handpainted holly...it's so beautiful!!
All the best,
Kathy

jessi nagy said...

gorgeous!
jessi nagy

www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Sweet Remembrance said...

Becca...so precious! Angelina will love them!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The little girl card with the kitten is soooo precious.

Pearl Maple - Mandy Collins said...

Deligtful blog you have here, packed full of beautiful creations.

Thank you for sharing.

Nancy Jo said...

BECCA,
Thanks for stoping by my site, always glad to see your post., nice to know I'm not alone in blog land.
I thought you would like that new rose dish I got, in fact I thought about you when I got it. Yes I do have lots of old papers from my Husbands Aunts, There were three of them that lived together, never married and saved about everything. So we have a lot of nice things from them.
Love all your new finds and your pretty new cards. You always display everything so nice.
NANCY JO

Day4plus said...

You do beautiful work, Becca. How talented you are. MB

FourSistersInACottage said...

Becca,
YOU ARE SO TALENTED!!! I am truly jealous that I don't have the attention span to do such beautiful things!!!
I will live thru you, if that's okay with you????
Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Lizzie said...

I have missed visiting your blog! I love all your creations and Its fun to see what new ideas you will come up with for crafting gift items!

I love the tag with the pink voile ribbon- gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

Those are so pretty!
Merry Christmas in August!
Rosemary

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Becca everything you do has such a romantic and feminine charm to it. Everything is just so pretty.

Love Shannon :)

Stephanie said...

Becca, all the things you made are so very very pretty! I love all things Christmas, too! I especially love that pink Santa card!!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lallee said...

Love them all! Nicely done!

Penny Carlson said...

Im glad you loved the butterfly picture! Feel free to use it as your screen saver!
Penny