Sunday, 24 December 2017

Hearts and Mistletoe

I wanted to share these cards today, just in time for Christmas...
I saw similar cards on Pinterest and used them as my inspiration.....
The background has been blended with distress inks.
The Mistletoe, the hearts, the bows and cute pegs have all been stamped.
I finished off with splattering with white acrylic paint, glossy accents 
on the hearts and white novo drops.

Wherever you are this Christmas and whoever you are with 
I wish you Peace, Happiness and Health x

Thank you so much for your generous and very kind comments in 2017.
They are so appreciated and here's to a Crafty 2018 x
Love and Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Stamping and my choice are splattering, ink blending and glossy accents
It's a challenge that I have learnt so much from in 2017 x
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge without the colour twist
A challenge that I love to enter and have enjoyed throughout 2017
CAS on Friday - Christmas




55 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, this is such a pretty design, the soft blue background and the wonderful pop of red is stunning. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Christine

Heidi Stamps said...

These are darling! Merry Christmas!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A beautiful CAS design, I love those hanging mistletoe hearts. Merry Christmas, wishing you a happy and healthy new year xx

TK said...

This is SO fun! What a great idea, and an awesome card! Your execution is terrific.
Love your Nuvo drops, I see you've mastered them without a pointy top -- me? not so much...

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Mac, I love the design and colours.
Have a joyful Christmas and a Happy New year, Kate x

Mia said...

Your cards are perfect, Mac. Merry Christmas, my friend.

Susan said...

Merry Christmas, Mac! I love the card you posted - such a beautiful soft blue background and a wonderful string of hearts and mistletoe.

And thank you for all the kind comments you've left on my blog - it is so encouraging to have comments.

Best wishes for 2018!

Bonnie said...

These are so sweet, Mac! I love the little hearts and the tiny pegs! Merry Christmas to you and thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Ina Grehan said...

How completely different these cards are from your usual style M. I love the simplicity here with the snowflakes and nuvo drops. How awesome those red hearts are that just showcase this card beautifully.
I wish you a Guid New Year and will have a wee glass of homemade Irish Cream (has Whisky in so it is Scottish) with you at 10.00am New Years Day being midnight in Bonny Scotland.
Looking forward to seeing where your creative juices go in 2018. Hugs.

Greta said...

Very modern, unique & beautiful! Hope you had a lovely day, Mac!

Maxine D said...

What ;ovelycards Mac - I thought the pegs were real!! No, I have not had a tipple :-)
May your year in 2018 bring you much joy and crafty time
Blessings
Maxine

Loll said...

Sweet cards Mac. Love the splattered background. The red just pops and makes this such a happy set of cards. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely Beautiful, I LOVE the colours and the idea of the peg line, how fabulous to do the envelope too and I love the background.

Thank you for your support this year, it has been much appreciated :)
I hope your Christmas was good and the coming year will be a Happy, Healthy, loving and a successful year for you.
Faith
x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I wish you all the best, Mac. Let the New Year 2018 bring you happiness, health, love and money. And by the way, I wish that next year I could admire your works much more often :-) Thank you so much for so many such amazing inspirations, Mac.
hugs,
BożenA

MaryH said...

Just adorable, and I love your snow splatters. (I'd have had snow blobs!) makes the red hearts of the mistletoe show up splendidly and 3 cheers for Pinterest (and Youtube too!) I download a bunch of cards from Pinterest, then forget where I put them or that I have them stored in files. Glad if you got a good tip with using the sprays, micas or dylusions as a means to make the brusho-s bloom. It's really fun to watch. You can spray the plain w/color paper, then sprinkle, or wet it and sprinkle. It works either way, and you never get the same look twice! TFS & hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Papercraft Boutique said...

These cards are sooo soft and pretty, Mac! And I noticed that they were a little bit different from your cards I'd seen this year. I love this simple and pretty style too. Your ink-distressed light blue background is so smooth and beautiful. I love the subtle/fine white acrylic paint splatters too! Thank you so much for your kind and warm comments on my cards this year. Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty 2018! :-) Hideko x

Diane said...

Absolutely adorable design and love the addition of the envelope. Best of the New Year.

Hugs Diane

Dortesjs said...

happy new year to you 2018 , thanks for the old year, your sweet comments and many visits I do appriciate them

Linby said...

These are just so sweet - love the CAS look to them too.

nancy littrell said...

I love your sweet CAS holiday cards, Mac. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour this past year. Can't wait for more of your CAS beauties in the New Year. Hugs...

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Mac ... crisp, fresh, contemporary ... the pop of red in the hearts is delicious with the hanging mistletoe and that wonderful background! Hugs, Anita :)

Team Clark said...

I just love your take! What a sweet design. Love the "berries" too! Wishing you every blessing in 2018. Hugs, Autumn

Pat said...

How sweet and pretty Mac and I adore the line which extends beyond the topper with the three hearts and mistletoe hanging with the sweet little pegs, and what fabulous blended backgrounds with the acrylic splattered snow. The motif on the envelope is a lovely touch too. I hope you had a really good Christmas and I am so looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations throughout the coming year. x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Unique and very very sweet Mac! LOVE them! Sorry I haven't been around in a while . . . mum keeps me very busy! I hope to do better in 2018! All good intentions anyway! I hope you had a good Christmas and that 2018 will be a happy and - above all - healthy one! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Ros Crawford said...

Oh they are gorgeous!!! I love your blended BG and those sweet hearts with the mistletoe... I'm going to save that idea!
I do hope that you had a wonderful Christmas... Ours was quiet and really just perfect... I hope to catch up with you soon if only to let you know that I am ok and all went well... Wishing you and yours a beautiful New year, I hope it brings you happiness and good health. Hugs to you my friend!

Cara said...

These are just adorable, I love that tied washing line, super cute!

foleysfriend said...

Very lovely; I love the pops of red on the serene and calm background. Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.

sue

Marina said...

Such pretty colours and I love the berries and the stamped envelope. Happy New Year.

blooming home and garden said...

So beautiful, have a lovely evening.

Best regards, Ida

Pat said...

I just popped back to say thanks for your good wishes Mac and so sorry you have been unwell and hope you are feeling much better now, and with best wishes for a Happy New Year, and a healthy one too. x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful modern cards,Mac.Love the stamped envelope.Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Gr,Sylvia x

Daffodil Cards said...

Me again :)
Just hoping you are feeling better after your virus. Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year.
Faith
x

MaryH said...

Mac, so sorry to hear you've been sidelined with a virus. I hope you are feeling much better today, and will soon be having lots of crafting energy so we can enjoy your gorgeous cards. Big hugs, wishes for speedy recovery.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Mac. Such a beautiful card! Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of your support and inspiration in 2017. May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)

toni said...

Hi Mac Happy New Year to you!Love your gorgeous card! just wanted to let you know you've one the little blog prize of 5 file folders, I had on my blog for our Stamps and Stencils Pastels challenge. If you can email me your address I'll get them in the post. toniajao99@btinternet.com Happy crafting Toni x

Dortesjs said...

waue awsome cards just gorgeous ;O))

Patti said...

What a clever idea Mac! very sweet!! Just like YOU!

Happy New Year friend : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Julia Aston said...

what a fun and creative design Mac! love the bright red hearts and lovely snowy sky! Julia xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mac ! So sweet, so crisp and so clever ! Fabulous design and lovely colours ! Love it ! Hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends for these end of years holidays ! I also take this opportunity to wish you a very happy new year! Hugs xx

Mia said...

Happy New Year, Mac!!!!!!!!!!

Sanna Lippert said...

oh my, such pretty cards!! the cutest!

Viv said...

Such a beautiful set of cards here Mac!love the pretty heart design and the colours used. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left me all last year, so kind. Wishing you a very Happy New Year also ;) hugs Viv xx

Stella said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I always love to be here and you are a pro when it comes to different techniques. This is a bio more CAS and again....it's perfect. I love the design; it's gorgeous!
XX

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is just adorable!!! Looks like a combination of Christmas with Valentine's day! LOVE that idea! Kind of perfect, if you didn't get to send someone a Christmas card ;)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and project. Thanks for your comments while I was absent.. Have a good start to the New Year.xx[aNNie]

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and project. Thanks for your comments while I was absent.. Have a good start to the New Year.xx[aNNie]

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and project. Thanks for your comments while I was absent.. Have a good start to the New Year.xx[aNNie]

Mariken said...

Beautiful Cas card, love it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!
Mariken DT

wannabcre8tive said...

Another gorgeous card. I love the colors and the added splattering to the background.

Susanne Vargas said...

Mistletoe and hearts hanging on a line - how sweet is that? Fabulous card!
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

MaryH said...

Hi Mac, just popping by to say I hope you are feeling lots better than you did earlier. Thanks for your sweet comment about the cling wrap card! Hugs & best wishes for rapid recovery!

MaryH said...

Jan15- Mac, so glad to hear you are on the mend with this awful virus that has had you down. Stay warm, keep healing. Hugs

Heidi Stamps said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments. I appreciate it! I hope you are able to get in some crafty time soon! Have a great day!

maria f. said...

tee hee hee I've always loved mistletoe. And the idea of mistletoe. Love how you've strung it up with hearts, Mac. All the best for 2018.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Really sweet and pretty!