Merry Christmas 30

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 8:47 AM | , , , ,

Hi! It's been awhile since I've blogged. Just busy living the American dream :) ... Enjoying my family, the holiday season, working, traveling, exercising and working on my brush strokes. I am trying to get a jump start on making Christmas tags and cards so I joined along with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge where Dawn has challenged us to create Double Layered Gift Tags:
I made a collection of tags and coordinating cards featuring a variety of PTI dies and stamps:
All the Christmas cards feature one of the fun stamps from the PTI Winter Swirls  stamp set:



I also need a masculine birthday card for a dear friend:
I've been painting a few birds here and there. Here is a sweet male cardinal on an 8" x 8" canvas painted using oils:

and I've also been painting various flowers. Here is a poppy garden inspired by Nancy Medina's e-course on a 12" x 12" canvas also painted in oils: 

I'm linking my paintings up to the current Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be hopping around later this evening to see what my creative friends have been up to :)
Be Sweet ;)
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30 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie said...

your paintings are absolutely fabulous!

Lisa said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous, Mona!! I love the designs and the colors!! And wow - I thought it was a picture of a cardinal at first!! You did an amazing job on it!! The Poppy Garden is quite possibly my favorite painting of yours yet!! I absolutely love the colors!! It's spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Melanie MacKenzie said...

The cards and tags are fantastic Mona! Also.. great job on the paintings. Cheers.

Paper Profusion said...

Welcome back Mona! Love all your cards and tags, amazing how different colours and patterns can alter the look. Your paintings are so so impressive and really beautiful! Nicola x

Linda said...

Love your fabulous tags. So pretty. And I just marvel at someone who can paint like you. Beautiful.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW....your cards and tags are beautiful Mona! I love the pink and reds together...so pretty!! Your paintings are gorgeous too. Well done! 😊

Lisa said...

Well hello, nice to see a post from you! Your assortment of cards and tags are all ever so pretty Mona. Fabulous cardinal painting and those poppies are spectacular!! Wonderful work!

Tracey said...

So much goodness!! Gorgeous work as always Mona!! xx

Margie Higuchi said...

SO good to see you post! Missed your fabulous projects and those paintings...lovin' the poppy garden <3 Hope you are doing well...maybe see you at CHA? It's later in January in Phoenix :)

Cheryl W. said...

All your cards, tags and paintings look amazing! I am always inspired by your beautiful creations.

Helen Wallace said...

Lovely to see you blogging Mona and what a wonderful selection of tags and cards for Christmas. Love the stamp and how unique they look when using different papers. As for the painting - amazing. You must be thrilled with your progress.

Beth Norman said...

Your tags made my jaw drop--literally. The colours you used make each one pop. I love them all!! Your cardinal painting is beautiful.

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so glad to see all is well Mona and your creations are beautiful!! Love the paintings and you never lost your touch when it comes to paper crafting ...

Christine L said...

Such beautiful cards and tags Mona... and your paintings are wonderful too! Glad to see you back in blogland - I've missed you!

Christine x

Sherrie K. said...

Your tags are all beautiful!! Oh my gosh, look at the paintings! The cardinal is GORGEOUS!! Your work is amazing my friend!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sherrie k

Maria said...

Beautiful cards and tags with the pretty snowflakes dies and trees!! And, your paintings are beyond gorgeous!! I just LOVE the cardinal and very pretty poppies!!

Teddra said...

Your cards and tags are adorable and the paintings are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Carmela Hubler said...

Wow your paintings are fabulous and I love your tags with the snowflake background. Beautiful!

lainey said...

Cards and matching tags! Love the color combinations you used and the double layering of the snowflake background.

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful creations, Mona! Love the paintings!

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful paintings!...and what a great idea: matching cards and tags.

Jeanne Kelly said...

Both of these paintings are fabulous. I love the red of the poppies against the background and the splash of yellow (ochre?) also - gorgeous!

Greta said...

Love all the cards & matching tags, Mona--great design & color combos! Your paintings are just gorgeous--really love the cardinal! Glad you've been enjoying life, but I've missed seeing your work. Happy Holidays!

Stella said...

Mona it's so good to see your blog pst. Filled to the brim with gorgoeus creations. You are such a talented painter and your paprcrafting is stunning! I especially love the card and tag with the shades of aqua!

Cindy Boney said...

Love, love your tags and cards! Fantastic design and the variations are exquisite!! Gorgeous!

Samra Leshinski said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Love all the cards with matching tags! The painting is simply marvelous!!! I am so glad all is well and that you were enjoying and living the American Dream :):):)
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Giggles said...

Stunning cards and paintings! You are a artistic designer in every way! Everything you do is gorgeous and marketable...I LOVE it. You always amaze me!

Hugs Giggles

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your tags and cards are beautiful! I love all the different colors! Your paintings are so lifelike! You are amazing!!!!

Valerie Thorpe said...

WOW! So busy - I don't know how you do it. Beautiful tags and cards. Love the non-traditional colours and the painting are just gorgeous. Love them both but poppies are my faves.

Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous cards and coordinating tags Mona! The cardinal is on of my favorite birds - and he is beautiful!


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