Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Christmas in July

Morning peeps, this is where I get reliant on Mr Blogger as we head off on our holidays, so from now until 9th August it's going to be all hit and miss what appears here and when, so lets hope he's feeling in a good mood.

My shares today are samples I created for the next Stamp Addicts programme on Create and Craft on Friday 22nd July at 10am and no prizes for guessing it's all about Christmas.

The card at the top of the post is using the Stamp Addicts Snowy Village and Christmas Sentiments 1 sets and gave me the prefect opportunity to squeeze in just a little bit of brayering. As usual the Speedball brayer, Adirondack dye inks, Copics to colour the houses and liberal helpings of Judikins snow glitter.

Looks like my second card somehow managed to get a blast from the Speedball as well...........how did that happen I wonder........... and a reflected image created by running the brayer carefully over the inked image and rolling onto the gloss cardstock to achieve a faded effect......remember you need to think in reverse here so it's upside down as you look at the card. The images gliding across the frozen ice are from the Stamp Addicts Playful Penguins set and have been stamped again in the normal way above the shadow ones.

All of the stamp sheets in the show have several images on them and represent really good value for money and are perfect for all those Christmas cards I know you will be starting on any time now.


41 comments:

Sadilla said...

hi dear
beautiful cards!! I like the scenes you built... and they make fresh in these hot hot days! =)
hugs
Sadia

Jill said...

Your cards are beautiful Brenda!
I have to copy the lower one, just amazing with the reflexion in the ice! Brilliant :)
Wishing you the best vacation!
Hugs, Jill

Anesha said...

Two wonderful cards and have a great holiday!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful cards...love the brayering effects...fabulous scenes..very pretty.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Maribel said...

They are beautiful I love landscape.!.!

Helen said...

Fab cards - love the penguins. Have a great holiday!

Lisa Jane said...

Hope you have a wonderful holiday Brenda - a relaxing time.
LOve the cards ..the little village is sweet ad those penguins are just tooo cute!
Lisa x

Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

wooooow i realy love you're cards. they are beautifull.

greetings
angelique

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just stunning oh you always add such amazing detail and textures to your cards,just brilliant hugs cherylx

ribenaruby said...

Fab cards Brenda,both adorable! The mirror scene is genius, I don't know how it was done, thanks for explaining. Ruby x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, love the scenes you've created x

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the scene on the first one and the glitter snow is fab. The image is lovely on the second.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Nikki x

Kay Carley said...

These are beautiful Brenda. xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the scene you have created on the top card and the reflection on the second card looks great.
Hugs, Clare x

Lu C.Y. - Babalu said...

Uau! muito lindos! adorei o reflexo dos pinguins no segundo cartão!
Beijos

Lynda said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda - enjoy your holiday!

Love Lynda xxx

Tanya R said...

Brilliant! Love the mirror image, and thanks for telling us how to do it, I would never have thought of that!
Hugs
Tanya

chillin with Quillin said...

Lovely cards!!!!!

Nicola said...

Beautiful christmas cards Brenda, love the reflected image! Enjoy your time away!
Love Nicola xxx

NicolaR said...

Have a fab holiday. your cards are fab. I love the penguins with the reflection. xox

Claudia said...

Wow, that's a really, really awesomely beautiful card... great job on it especially it being middle of summer and not Christmas time ... yet.
Claudia W.

Lorraine said...

these are stunning xx

Paula said...

The reflection of those penguins is brilliant & the surface really looks like ice too. I never tire of seeing the permutations you come up with using your brayer. The images on both cards are rather endearing & a little out of the ordinary.
Paula (PEP)

Bernie said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation.
Love your cards. The little village is sweet and those penguins are just adorable! I really need to learn how to use my brayer.
Blessings Bernie

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, your cards are amazing. The first one is really elegant and for your second.... I was wondering how your did the reflection of the stamp!!! Wow what an idea with the brayer!! Thanks for sharing.. a brayer is on my wishlist he he :) xxx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

WOOHOO so great to see Christmas Cards!!!!

I love the penguins and the beautiful snowwy houses!!!

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Brenda two fabulous Xmas cards, I love the images on both. hugs Shirleyxx

Merry said...

I love both of your cards Brenda.....your brayering is just beautiful. So clever how you achieved the mirror image on the second card. Enjoy your holiday.

Eline said...

Lovely Christmas cards you have made Brenda. Love the scene on the first card and the glitter snow is fab. Those penguins on the second card are cute and the mirror image is fab. What an idea with the brayer!! Thanks for sharing. I need a brayer … he he :)
Have a wonderful vacation.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

cool christmascards, and the reverse effect with penguins was a new one for me! awesome! :)

Kat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, these penguins are adorable. Must try to record that programme! Love how you've done the reflection.

Hope you have a lovely holiday.

Take care,

Kat xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh wow! I love your winter scene. The second one is awesome the way it shows the reflection in the water! thanks for sharing...hugs! leah Ann

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both so cute. I love all the glittery snow. TFS.

Linda said...

Wow these cards are so beautiful!!!! That first one with the little houses is amazing!!!!What a beautiful scene!!!! Way to go!!!!

KarenB said...

These are both so pretty - I love the scene in the first one, but I must admit the little penguins in the second card really grabbed my attention. The glitter snow (?) is such a nice effect and I just wanted to reach into the screen to touch it to see what it feels like, LOL!

CraftyLoops said...

I really love these cards. Love the fur around the wee penguins hood, so cute. Lee xx

Queenie Jeannie said...

Soooo adorable and your reflection card is perfect!

Tracy said...

Your snowy village is amazing and the colours really bring it to life. And the reflection technique is so wonderful and very clever.

I love these creations Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Наташа said...

Oh! That is the great idea for me to start to work on christmas and new year gifts!!!

callyannc said...

I love these cards! Love the penguin effect too! Super cool! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
come on over:)

foxyenglishcrafter said...

I wish i had your ability of using the brayer because your cards are absolutely stunning. You are very talented.

Thanks for sharing
Julie

 
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