Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas Cards from Friends

It's time to share all the cards I've received in the past two months. Seeing them all lined up on my mantel makes me happy so I'm going to leave them up for a couple more weeks, at least until the Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day cards starting rolling in! In alphabetical order by first name:

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This beautiful, elegant card is from Angela Hathikhanavala! I love the dark moss green and the deep reds on this, as well as the touch of burlap string and mini wooden house.

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I love the amazing colours and textures on this card from Brenda Urbanik! The clear embossed background is perfect and the touch of ribbon is so cute.

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I've gotten to know Kelley Eubanks really well in a short time and I'm so happy that our paths crossed! I love this clean and simple card in her signature style.

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Grace Lin is the best Stampin' Up Demonstrator ever. If you're in the Greater Toronto Area or surrounding areas and looking for great service, gifts and even free shipping on occasion, Grace is your gal!

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Isha Gupta is relatively new to blogging and brimming with talent! I just love the blues and sparkle on this stunning card.

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I fell in love with Karen Dunbrook's work on Splitcoaststampers the moment I laid eyes on her gallery. This is just one example of her amazing clean and simple style!

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Karen Quigley doesn't have a blog but this card makes me wish she did. I love her stitching and use of metal here. Thank you for always leaving the sweetest comments, Karen!

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Lai Yoke's card is so much fun! I love the way she used snowflakes to create a snowman and the non-traditional purple makes this card a real eye-catcher.

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I love this fun card from Lexy with an aerial view of a snowman! I love the bright colours combined with kraft.

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I always swoon over Lindsey's heat embossed cards. I apologize for the shadows but it was hard to photograph two cards and still show the embossing. Lindsey not only sent me a card but she made a penguin one especially for my son! The shiny bits you see peeking out of the bottom of the card are the penguin stickers she included for my little man. He immediately plastered the inside of her card with them. LOL

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I wonder if Lisa Alonzo and Brenda Urbanik were crafting together when they made their holiday cards. ;) I love all the detail on Lisa's card. The embossed music background and shine on this card are amazing.

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You all know how much I admire Lisa Arana's work! Stay tuned for our first anniversary of Take Two in March. You don't want to miss it!

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I adore Lynn Mangan's style and I love the stories she shares on her blog. This card is simply fabulous!

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This stunning card from Meg Craig features a panda, shimmer paper and her Silhouette skills. Hello, perfection. Love!

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Wendy ten Hove's card is adorable, just like her personality! She is one of the kindest, most enthusiastic and generous ladies I have met in blogland. This card featuring Paper Smooches is so perfect for me given that I'm a Rat in the Chinese Zodiac!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to make these beauties and send them to me along with the generous gifts! I hope you've enjoyed seeing them all together here on my blog. If these artists are new to you, I'd recommend that you visit their blogs and say hello! :)

16 comments:

Lindsey said...

Wow, Em, what a bumper crop of fantastic Christmas cards! Glad you have a big mantel to display them now. ;)

Lisa said...

Lots of beauties here, Emily! Thanks for sharing :)

Annette said...

wow how nice to receive so many fun cards...thanks for sharing..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWZA! You received some AMAZING creations-loooove each one:)

Creations by Shirl said...

What a bunch of cute cards.... You are so special~

AnitaRex said...

Wow your so blessed to have received so many gorgeous cards form online friends! Loved seeing them!

Lynn said...

Wow...so much gorgeousness. I love that you always shows the cards that are sent to you! Thank you for your gorgeous card too!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, you've received some amazing cards, Emily! So cool that you are sharing them here! It's fun to see my card on your blog and thanks so much for your sweet words! Right back at ya, my dear friend!! How cool that is also perfect for you 'cause you're a Rat in the Chinese Zodiac! I believe I'm a Snake, but I don't have any snake stamps, hi hi. Your card is receiving lots of compliments here as well, I always hang all the cards on the window posts and people always look at them when they come to visit and there are many people who don't believe yours is handmade!!! It's so perfectly colored!! I love it!!
Wishing you an amazing weekend!!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Keaton said...

You've put together a lovely collection of handmade Christmas cards from wonderful friends, Emily! No wonder you are going to leave them up a little while longer ;)

Tiffany said...

What wonderful, loving friends you have! Such great inspiration on each card!

Brenda said...

Oh you are so sweet Emily! Thanks for sharing, there are some real beauties in here!

onecraftymama said...

{{{love these}}}}
I had a hunch the panda from Meg was for you :) I can't see a panda without thinking of you!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW what brilliant makes, lucky you Emily, hugs Gay xxx

walchowDesign said...

So many wonderful cards, Emily! TFS!

Karen said...

hey GF....glad you got my card...
Happy New Year.
hugs,
Karen

Angela said...

Well, not that I'm biased or anything, but you sure do have a bunch of talented crafty pals! NIfty cards all around.