Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Looking For Christmas Cards

Perhaps you are now wondering what Christmas greeting cards to send to your loved ones? This week I started looking for pretty Christmas cards too as I wanted to buy something interesting.

In November, I began to learn the technique of watercolor in online very helpful tutorials. I want to show you my pictures made in watercolors. When I was painting them I could not find the correct shade of paint to depict the snow, and redid the paintings twice.

I added greetings (in English and in Russian) to the files. I also designed greetings in different ways and I think to print the pictures like Christmas cards.  

 



 





Now I am in doubt whether to buy Christmas cards in the post office or print my drawings. I am critical of my work, I know that they are not professional. What cards do you think I should send?

I'm so happy my Schlumbergera is blooming before Christmas. It decorates my home together with Poinsettia.






43 comments:

  1. WOW wonderful christmas cards, Nadezada. I love your watercolor landscape paintings, you are very talented.

    Hugs
    Anke

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    1. No, I'm not. I just started learning watercolor, Anke

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  2. Your cards are very nice painted indeed, and your family and friends will be pleased to receive them.
    Greetings Lisbeth

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    1. I will send my these Christmas cards when I print them.
      Thank you Lisbeth.

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  3. Hi Nadezda,

    The Christmas cards are all so beautiful. I have a Schlumbergera with the same color as you have who blooms right now. They are very easy to take care of. Pretty Poinsettia too.
    Greetings, Marit

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    1. Marit, I have a secret on how to make Schlumberger bloom - I don't water it for about 2 weeks :-)

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  4. Your cards are wonderfully done, Nadezda. Send you own creations which are PERFECT because they are your own creation. Don't even consider buying cards when you have this opportunity to show off your talent. Makes me wish I was on your list!!

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    1. Dear David, when I paint better I'll definitely send you one.

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  5. Dear Nadezda, to me you are an artist. The cards painted by you are really beautiful and they are much more special than the bought ones. I echo David above: Don't even consider buying cards!! :)
    Thank you for sharing these lovely Christmassy images!
    Stay safe and well!

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    1. And thank you for your comment today! It's very interesting to learn about the festive and culinary traditions of our neighbouring countries. Some of the tastiest things in our kitchen come from Russia. :)
      As I probably have written many times, I find fascinating how the word 'кислый' (according to Wikipedia) has spread to other languages. It's 'kiisseli' in Finnish.
      🎄✨🥂

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    2. Sara, I think that a word 'кислый' is a word 'hapan' in Finnish.
      And the Finnish word 'kiisseli' is Russian word 'кисель'. Those two words sound pretty much the same and mean the drink made from fruit or milk.

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    3. You're right Sara, I'll pick the one that I think is the best and send it to my relatives.

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    4. Thank you for correcting the Russian word. Kiisseli is my favourite dessert. 😊

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    1. I'm not Anne, I just started studying watercolor.

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  7. Beautiful Christmas cards. When I was a child it was a tradition to send a postcard to friends and family, but unfortunately over time this tradition disappeared. Today I don't receive any postcards and I send only one to my daughter who lives in Macau.
    My mother had a plant just like yours, which blooms at Christmas, it's so beautiful.
    Have a nice day

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    1. I love this plant just like the one your mother had. Its color is delicate, unfortunately the flowers do not bloom for long, Maria.

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  8. Tus tarjetas son bonitas, prefiero las pintadas por ti. Mis cactus d navidad también están floreciendo. Besos.

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    1. Gracias Teresa, me alegro que te hayan gustado mis dibujos.

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  9. Hienoja kortteja ja kauniisti kukkivat kaktukset.

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  10. Your work is so beautiful Nadezda and the cards are so much more meaningful since you created them. Wishing a happy holiday season to you and your family!

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    1. Dear Lee, thanks for your kind words. I wish you happy festive!

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  11. Boa tarde. Obrigado pela visita e carinho. Parabéns pelo seu trabalho maravilhoso. Desde já desejo um feliz natal com muita paz e saúde.

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    1. Gracias Luiz, me alegra que te gustaron las tarjetas.
      Buen fin de semana.

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  12. I love your cards, Nadezda! Especially the first two, congratulations!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas!
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Tania, you liked my works.
      Merry season!

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  13. Dear Nadezda!
    You have a talent! I am delighted with your Christmas postcards.
    They are lovely.
    Hugs and greetings.

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    1. Thank you Lucja, glad you liked my handmade cards.
      Hugs.

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  14. Use your images - they are brilliant.

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  15. Imprime las tuyas que son preciosas. Muy lidso los cactus florecidos.
    Deseo que paséiss una buena Navidad Nadezda. Y a seguir con mucho cuidado. Feliz Navidad amiga
    Abrazos.

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    1. Laura, gracias por tus felicitaciones. También les deseo a Paco y a ti una Feliz y Pacífica Navidad. Abrazos.

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  16. Dear Nadezda!
    May the miracle of Christmas bring you love and joy.
    A very happy Christmas to You!

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    1. Lucja, thank you for your kind words.
      Happy season to you!

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  17. Le cartoline sono stupende, complimenti, davvero disegnate bene :)

    Ti auguro un buon Natale e un sereno periodo di feste!

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    1. Gabriel,
      gracias por las felicitaciones,
      Buena Navidad!

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  18. Boa tarde. Neste Natal não quero pedir muito. Quero apenas que você que está lendo essa mensagem tenha muita paz, saúde, amor e felicidade. Grande abraço do seu amigo, brasileiro e carioca Luiz Gomes.

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    1. Obrigado, Luiz, pelos seus bons votos. Desejo-lhe saúde e o cumprimento de todos os planos.

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  19. Querida Nadezda sin duda tus dibujos, son maravillosos. Enhorabuena por tan excelente trabajo. Besos.

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    1. Gracias Lola, me encanta que te gusten mis tarjetas.

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