Thursday 23 December 2021

Merry Christmas

Today I thought I would do a quick post to wish everyone a very happy Christmas break. I hope we can all forget our troubles for a few days and just relax and enjoy family life.

I do have a couple of cards to share. These are ones that I hand painted earlier this year following a tutorial by Sharone Stevens. I love her style and she is such a good teacher.

I am linking my gingerbread man up to Christmas Kickstart #57, thanks Jo for all your work on this challenge and for inviting me to be your guest elf in August. It was such a pleasure and has taught me not to be afraid to make Christmas cards out of season.

My penguin is being linked to Christmas Card Throwdown pick a previous 2021 challenge. I have picked the August theme challenge which was birds.

Thanks so much for all the visits to my humble blog over the past year, it has been a pleasure and I have learnt so much from everyone. I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing creativity that comes my way in 2022, let's hope it proves to be a good year for everyone.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


brenda said...

I echo your sentiments about 2022 Hilary, let us pray things improve.

Two lovely cards, a Penguin always makes me smile, but today the same can be said for the Gingerbread man.

Happy Christmas.

B x

Marianne said...

Such lovely cards, Hilary.
I especially like how the gingerbread man turned out.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Marianne x

Viv said...

2 brilliant cards Hilary! Envy your painting skills!
Have a wonderful Christmas! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Two really cute cards Hilarylove your painted penguin and gingerbread man-best wishes for a Merry Christmas and hopefully a better New Year
Carol x

Lucinda said...

Beautiful penguin, I love your painting. Thanks for sharing with our December challenge at 52CCT.

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
I'm glad my card was in time! Thanks for letting me know.
These cards are very nice, especially Mr Gingerbread ;-)
Merry Christmas, enjoy those days!

Valérie said...

I love your painting skills! You are very talented. Your penguin is adorable. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and good luck!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two lovely CAS cards Hilary, just perfect for Christmas!
Thanks for your friendship and wishing you a peaceful and joyful Christmas!

Dotty Jo said...

Two gorgeous cards, Hilary, but I LOVE your handpainted gingerbread man. Thanks for being my elf earlier in the year and for playing so many times at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Pia S said...

Well done painting these, you did a great job. Cute penguin and love the shading on the gingerbread man. Hope you’re having an enjoyable Christmas time.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Splendidly charming holiday season greetings - made all the more so by the fact that you hand-painted their focal images yourself. You have a real knack for painting, my friend!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous hand painted cards, unique and adorable, both of them x. Let's hope 2022 is a Happy, Healthy and crafty one Hilary x.

Rajani Rehana said...

Merry Christmas 🎄

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely lovely cards Hilary! I hope you had a lovely Christmas... Best wishes for the New year!

Loll said...

Love your two hand-drawn cards Hilary!! It's exciting to draw your own designs ... I'm hoping to try that out this year. :) It's been wonderful following your blog this year and seeing all your amazing cards. You are so talented! Thanks for taking the time to be a big part of the CAS Mix Up team. Love working with you. Love, Loll

Linby said...

I'm playing catch up as I took a break from commenting. These are two wonderful paintings that you've done.

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