Thursday, 16 December 2010

Snow snow keep away


What is this weather like ? It's been teaming down all day today, yet they say hard frosts come tonight then some more of the white stuff. Not that we saw much of it last time compared with lots of you, but I just wish it would hold off until everyones Christmas preparations are done, then a nice white Christmas would be magical.

I have a couple of shares today, the first one using another favourite Penny Black 4040K Sparklers which I simple stamped with versafine back and embossed with detail clear. A bit of ripping and tearing, a panel run through the Cuttlebug and some cord, gems and flowers to embellish. This card fits the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. - Black and White with a hint
Fab 'n Funky - Quick and easy

My second share uses yet another from PB, this time Penny Black 40-027 Warm Wishes, again stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear, then coloured with Copics and decoupaged. The DP is Nitwits, plus some glitter card and the frame cut with a Nestie die. This card is for the following challenges:

By the Cute and Girly - Children
Stamp with Fun - Christmas
Woodware - Winter
Scrapbook Sisters - Non traditional Christmas

43 comments:

lisa said...

It was throwing it down here first thing. I was so wet after walking to school I had to change my trousers. By the time I came backdownstairs it was snowing like mad!!!!! What is this weather all about? Luckily the ground is so wet nothing has settled but they're warning about ice tonight and we have our Christmas meal so I hope the roads are OK.
Both these cards are gorgeous Brenda but you know which is my favourite don't you? That seed head stamp is just beautiful and I love the black and red scheme, it looks very stricking.
How are your eyes. I hope they're improving. Thinking about you and I hope the snow stays away.
Hugs Lisax

Anesha said...

Two fab cards, the first one is very striking. Hope your eyes are getting better. :)

martina's kaartjes said...

what fab cards you've made here !!! great job,
greetings, martina
x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I really love that first one, the torn edges, looks great!!!!!!!

and that Penny Black is totally awesome, lvoe how you decoupage!!!!

just2ducky said...

Stunning!

Claire said...

What beautiful cards Brenda, love them both!
I think the weather is having a laugh now, our last lot of snow hasn't gone yet and its started again today
Hope you are feeling better and managing to rest your eyes
love and hugs
Claire xx

jojoscraps said...

Nice work! I think I might need the sparklers now. lol

Jacee said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, love the first oen in particular.

Lisa Jane said...

fab cards Brenda - love the monochrome one
Hope you are a little better
Lisa ;)

Dezinaworld said...

Two beautiful cards. I really love that floral one its so eyecatching but at the same time very elegant
hugs June

Sarah A said...

Hope your eyes are improving Brenda, love the monochrome one!

We had some more of the white stuff, it did settle for a while but is disappearing again now!

Sarah x

rozzy said...

stunning cards Brenda. i especially love the top one.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and that its everything you wish for
Hugs rozzy xx (((hug)))

Frea said...

Lovely cards Brenda!! Greetz, Frea

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa ;)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two brilliant cards Brenda - love the ripping and tearing and the black and white theme, and the little girl image is adorable.
We have had snow here today but it soon disappeared - VERY cold though!! Have a wonderful Christmas. Love, Sylvia xxx

Sadilla said...

Wonderful cards!!! The first one is fab! I love that flower, so smart...
big hugs
sadia

Esther said...

Really pretty cards Brenda, especially like the top one! It was snowing on my journey home from work..and its' settled in some palces...grr...I'm with you, wish it would wait til I've finished work for the holidays!

Esther xx

Linda W said...

Really lovely cards Brenda. The top one I especially like, very classy! Didn't think I was going to be able to get on line tonight. Hubbies Christmas pressie arrived today - Sky HD - internet was fine this morning but after the engineer had installed the Sky box 'nothing'. Sorted it now though, needed another micro filter thingy. It's going to be cold tonight I think - although our cousin in Norway rang this evening and even though they have no snow it's -20c so I won't moan too much when it's -6c here! Keep warm, Linda x

Von said...

Beautiful cards Brenda my fav has to be the flowers though :)
Von

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun what stunning cards gosh they are all so beautiful such detail too,we unfortunatley have lots of the white stuff here its been raining hard all day,and now its freezing with about an inch of snow,oh gosh hope we do not get much more if not wont be able to spend xmas with my kids,hugs cheryl xxxxx

ditzy-crafts said...

lovely card, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Harriet Skelly said...

That image is adorable - very sweet card! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge!

Betty Wright said...
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Betty Wright said...

Brenda, these cards are terrific! Awesome sparkle and detailing! Lovely work!

Juls said...

so so so soooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!!! Loving the fist one...so stylish, love the layout the the image..love the black and white with the tiny touch of pink!!!....in the words of Craig..."FAN TAZ MA GORICAL!!!!!!" Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Mervi said...

Stylish and gorgeous!
Snowing a little here;-))m

Fluffles said...

Great cards - especially the Sparklers one. Jx

Rainmac said...

Your cards are just wonderful Brenda! So sorry I have been a bad blogger of late, too much going on and not enough hours in the day. Hope you are looking forward to a lovely Christmas and the man in the big red suit brings you something nice xxx

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Sandy Ang said...

Both are so wonderful ! I totally love the first one with B&W stamping and the little hint of red.

Hazeyj said...

It's blooming cold in the NW but only a smattering of snow as yet. I am sitting in my blanket with sleeves 'cos I can't seem to warm up. Both cards are terrific - you are so versatile! Hugs, Hazel x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card,Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge
Kevin xx

Carol said...

I love the black and white card, very, very nice x

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card in our 15th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Julie and Karen x

Paddington fan said...

A fantastic entry to our black, white & one other colour over at CRAFT this week, I love the splash of red and the torn edges. Good luck, love Jacky x

bernietom47 said...

The first card is absolutely stunning and the second is adorable. Love the colors and papers you used and the embellishments are simply perfect.
Blessings Bernie

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful cards!!! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Winter Challenge!

Emma H said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love the pops of red! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

isu.alum said...

Such adorable cards! Love them both. Love the little ice skates on the girl!!! TOO CUTE! Thanks for playing in the Woodware USA challenge this week. Good luck!

Kerry Woodware USA DT

Gemma said...

Brenda these are gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at CRAFT! Gemma :)

Trimgym said...

Great Black, White and a Splash of Colour project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Elena said...

I have love the first postcard since the first moment I saw it!

 
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