Friday, December 23, 2016

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Christmas season is here and if you celebrate this most beautiful holiday, I have a few little itty bitty questions for you! Have your stockings been hung by the chimney with care? Have your packages been wrapped up in boxes with bows? Did you know the best way to spread holiday cheer is to sing real loud for all to hear? I sure hope you answered YES! ;-)

To get you in the holiday spirit, we figured it might just be one of our last opportunities this year to share some of the holiday creations of others that we spotted and fawned over here in the blogosphere!


These first cards show that no matter what the language, creativity, and holiday spirit are universal! Take these decked out cards by Annette Nielsen all dressed up for Christmas from Denmark! Annette used Wreath: Boxwood and Cranberry and Snowglobe Greetings -- both digital stamps in the Power Poppy Shop! Psst! Guess what? Digital stamps are available anytime -- 24/7. So.... if you have some last minute crafty goodness to pump out, we have got the bases covered for you. Just purchase, download, color and.. GIVE! 

Oh, my. This next holiday-dressed card hails from deep in the heart of Texas! I was honestly speechless when I set my sights on this amazing Prismacolor penciled beauty done by the hands of JoAnn Danchik. I can't imagine how long it took her to bring this illustration to life but I do love with all my heart what she had to say about it. Jo Ann shares: "It gently whispers all the hope that we have for the world as we usher in the birth of our Saviour." We agree JoAnn. We truly agree!  Just in case you wondered, this stamp set is O Holy Night.

And, we'll finish our little tour up in the Netherlands, where there's not a seasonal sight but one to be seen none the less! Take a gander at this art in action shot from Misseke who is proving her coloring prowess with Power Poppy's Simply Camellias stamp set!  I sure hope she does another show and tell when she finishes this three-panel card!

And that, my friends, concludes our little Power Poppy World Tour! It’s time to turn things over to a handful of our Bloomies who have some of their works of art to share with all of you!

One last announcement for everyone... if you happened to have stopped by after Thanksgiving, we had a fun little “hunt” for a mystery digital download that you could nab for $1. We’re bringing it back for the next several days — go grab Candy Cane Classic for a dollar to use on those last-minute gift tags!

Here’s some whimsical and wonderful inspiration from Katie Sims...

We wish you all the joy possible during this most wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and wishes of love, peace, and kindness to all!



Charleen said...

Merry Christmas!! I'm so glad you posted the Boxwood and Cranberry wreath. I was just sitting here trying to figure out how I was going to use mine!!

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful creations! They are all really very creative and show their makers are very talented!

Camille Short said...

Very pretty! Would certainly enjoy being on the receiving end of any of these cards!

Donna Phelan said...

Such beauties! Merry Merry!

Misseke said...

Thank you so much for featuring my WIP of my three-panel card on your tour of the world. A really big surprise and I'm honoured to be in the post.
Merry Christmas!

creatingincolors said...

What beautiful cards!

Annette Dall Nielsen said...

Thank you all so much. I'm so honored that 2 of my xmas cards are showen here!!
I just love the Power Poppy digistamps, because there are No shipping time and ekspenses (I live in Denmark, Scandinavia). And you can refit the size to your cards.

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Merry xmas too you all!

CherylQuilts said...

Well, what a fun trip around the world, and I LOVED each of the Bloomies' cards and projects! Wishing you all a blessed and joyous Christmas Eve and Christmas! Love you dearly! xoxo

Jo Ann D. said...

Oh my goodness! I am beyond honored to be included in this post. I have been traveling since December 22nd and JUST saw this post. Thank you so much for your kindness!! I will be the first to admit that colored pencils take much longer, and more patience, than watercolor or copies! :)