November 28, 2012

My 2012 Christmas Cards

Just a quick post from me today, but LOTS of Holiday fun to see.... 

WARNING:  This post has TONS of Pictures.... 

Recently I've spent many nights awake, simply because of having such a bad sinus and head cold, I couldn't lay down, or I'd be awake coughing anyway...  I've found that I can get a lot of coloring done during those dark hours of night....  I decided that I would color all of the images that I would need to create my Christmas cards for this year.  Sure I could use random different cards that I've made, but I really wanted to keep with a simple/basic theme.  Another words, easy for me to mail out.  With the arrival of my little bundle of joy, on Dec. 4th, I knew that I would have my hands full with being a full time mommy, and then of course recovery.  So the easier the holiday cards this year, the better....

I decided that for my "TeddyBo" cards, that I wanted to start from scratch and I would not use a single stitch of designer paper.  I've made a total of 10 cards using 2 different Teddy Bo images, and the papers are actually just plain white card stock that have been stamped with wheel stamps from Stampin' Up.

Here is what the Teddy Bo Cards look like:

closer views:

I knew that I would need more than just 10 cards so I decided to color some cute cuddly images from Marina Neira.... Some of you may remember The Stamping Bazaar.???  Marina now has her digital images on her Etsy page which you can find here.  And hopefully she will be back to adding even more to her adorable digital collection. 
Sooooo, here are more cards that came from several of Marina's adorable critters....

Sorry, but I just HAVE to show them all.... Each adorable critter deserves it's spotlight, doesn't it?  LOL

Meet "Messenger Penguin"
Meet "Josie Pinecone"
Meet "Hansel Present"
Meet "Elf Present"
Meet "Gingerbread Plushie"
Meet "Jolly Josie"
Meet "Bikkie Snowman"

Meet "Percy Stocking"
Meet "Puppy Present"
All of those are easily found in Marina Neira's Etsy Shop....
I wasn't done though, I STILL wanted more of Marina's adorable little critters...
I then turned to my collection of
"Benny Stocking" by Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm
"Toby Santa" by Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm
"Timmy Rocking Horse" by Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm
"Toby Snowboard" by Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm
"Penny & Benny Candy Cane" by Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm
"Timmy & Penny Present" by Marina Neira for The Greeting Farm
 Now THAT is some serious Critter Cuteness, wouldn't you say?
Ahhhh yes, I love me some Marina Neira critters....
No matter if they are from Marina Neira herself, or from The Greeting Farm, and I actually have others from Motivet in rubber form as well.
Once I fell in love with the critters, I couldn't get enough of them!
Did you know that the flowers that were created for these cards were all made from plain old red card stock, the leaves were punched with a Martha Stewart leaf punch like this one.
I've added Twinkling H20's and some golden glitter for a little bit of sparkle.
Hope you like the Christmas flowers as much as I do.

The next question I have to face is.....  Hmmmm, I wonder what challenges there are out there that these could fit into.... 
And I think that about sums it up.... I got lucky finding some challenges to enter, didn't I?
Sorry for the long post, but I just had to share each card, they may all have a similar layout, but each image is different, and unique in it's own way.

Thanks for stopping by!


Donna said...

Wow Lynda. Your Teddy Bo cards are gorgeous with lovely festive colours.
Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Teddy Bo & Co.

Good luck.
Donna (DT) xx

Pam said...

My goodness. What a beautiful collection of cards. Fantastic designs on each one. Very impressive.

Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.
:) Pam

Woo said...

Love the way you've popped Teddy Bo into the Noel & Joy!! Brilliant idea, beautiful cards thanks for playing at Teddy Bo's Challenge Woo x

Craftyanny said...

Fabulous cards, you've certainly been busy. Hope the head cold is better.
Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles
Anne x

Anjie said...

A gorgeous set of cards.
Thanks for joining us at Polka doodles.

Clairebears said...

Wow you have been busy! I love all the cards but my favourites have to be Teddy Bo, what a great idea about the backing paper too and just using a stamp!
Thanks for sharing them with us at Teddy Bo's Challenge.
Love Clairebears x

Lau W said...

YOur cards are wonderful ! you're so busy !
Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo's challenge !

Monica Bramorski said...

So lovely cards, Lynda! I love them all. It´s nice to have at Polka Doodles this week. xxx Monica DT Polka Doodles

cotnob said...

This is a lovely selection of Christmas cards, gorgeous poinsettia embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Winnie said...

All your cards are adorable, lovely festive colors, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week

Hugs Winnie DT

NGCARDS said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

alethea said...

Wow Lynda, you certainly have been busy, guess you have to be on top of things with a new arival soon!! :)! All your cards are gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles for our Any Die will do challenge! HUgsxx

Colette said...

Wow! what an amazing collection of cards, you have certainly been busy and they are all beautiful, but Teddy Bo is my favourite, you've used one of my favourite images and I love what you've done with it. Thanks for playing along at Teddy Bo, good luck! Colette xx

Tracey said...

You have been busy Lynda & Wonderful cards :)
Thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Nicolchen said...

Your cards are simply gorgeous...fab self made papers and the design is wonderful :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Colleen Holmes said...

Wowzie! Each one gorgeous and awesome coloring. Amazing! Love the details. Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund. Hugz

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Gorgeous collection of cards - you have been incredibly busy - thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo
Debbie xx

Marie said...

What a stunning collection of cards. Well done! They are perfect for our "Santa is coming!" challenge over at the Paper Shelter.
Love n hugs
Marie, team leader TPS

Aunty Sue said...

Wow you have been busy such cute cards and thanks for joining us this week at Creative inspirations

Louise said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing them with us at The Teddy Bo Challenge :) xxx

Lidia Baltazar Salazar said...

beautiful cards!!!! thanks for playing along with PD xx Lidia

Sonia said...

Beautiful Teddy Bo card , colours are so festive. Thanks for finding the time to join in with our challenge at Teddy Bo.
Hugs Sonia xx

Sudha said...

Wow..these r gorgeous creations. I love these.