Wednesday, 7 September 2011

'Freebie Friday again'

An early post ahead of work with a couple of shares and a reminder about 'Freebie Friday' at Sir Stampalot.

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My card at the top was created through a bauble shaped mask which I cut on the Cricut, brayered with Adirondack denim, butterscotch and ginger and stamped with Hobby Art XM3/05 E Three Kings and QT801A Star. The sentiment is Penny Black 3995F.


This one is a sample I made using one of the new releases from Prickly Pear HH0082 Winters Glow. I cut out the image, coloured with Aquamarkers and mounted it onto a Marianne holly circle die and Magnolia circle die.


37 comments:

Sussie said...

These are both very beautiful!

Zora said...

Love them! Clean and easy and not, you are great for making cards :O)

Fliss said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and lovely for inspiration as I'm off to meet some crafty friends this evening to make Christmas cards.
Hope you're well.
Hugs, Fliss xx

CraftyLoops said...

My goodness Brenda, these are really stunning. Lee x

Denise and Louise said...

Two beautiful cards - the bauble one is my favourite though.
Hugs
Denise xx

Shirley N said...

Both are so gorgeous Brenda!

mckinkle said...

Hello Brenda,

Love your two festive cards, the bauble cut through is such a great idea and your brayering is beautiful!

Hope you are keeping well.

Keryn x

chillin with Quillin said...

there really beautiful, love them!!!
Paula

Sue said...

Love both cards Brenda.
Smiles:)

Paula (PEP) said...

The first is my favourite - the gold accents & the multiple mounting is very effective. I love the way you created the bauble too. The way you have echoed the colours in the sentiment panel background is terrific. The second card is strikingly different in the use of green & blue - love that ribbon of the image & the way it is almost possible to feel those long prickly pine needles.
Paula (PEP)

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Such incredible cards as always x

Shazza said...

gorgeous cards x

Bernie said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Blessings Bernie

Jacee said...

Two beautys again Brenda, can't choose, love 'um both!!
Hugs Jacee

PatR said...

Love both these gorgeous cards Brenda in particular the bauble as it's just so clever. Nice to have a visit from you today and glad your eyes have felt better today. Take care dear. xx

Vicky said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda....

and so pleased your eyes felt better today hun...

have a lovely evening...big hugs Vicky xx

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards. I love the bauble one.
Nikki x

sallysbitz said...

Two stunning cards Brenda x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Your bauble is totally amazing Brenda, a wonderful design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ruth said...

I love them both, you're getting me in the mood for more Christmas cards. The bauble aperture is a fab idea! I love the blues and greens of the second one, Ruth x

Kat said...

Both stunning Brenda. I think my favourite is the first one, it's such a traditional Christmas image.

Take care,

Kat xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Ooooh. love these cards Brenda - the scene inside the bauble is fabulous and your brayering technique is perfection.
Thanks so much for popping by my blog - it's great to hear from you, and to know that you are having a good day - long may it continue.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Anonymous said...

OH, That is such a cool idea Brenda, you rocked this and I just love what you did here!!!

So smart and talented you are!

Rufus said...

Your brayering is just lovely! Such pretty cards.
R/

Merry said...

Oh so wonderful....love how you used the bauble shape. Terrific candle image in the second card too.

louise said...

Stunning brenda
Hugs louise xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, especially love the bauble one.
luv
Debby

Claire Phillips said...

Great cards Brenda - really love the masked bauble design of the first one - wonderful colour! Cheers Claire x

Elizabeth said...

Hi brenda, just been doing a bit of blog housekeeping and realised I hadn't updated your candy icon on my sidebar ... have now of course!! Your cards are lovely and the bauble mask is fab. I succumbed and got the thistle digi - just loved it too much not to :) Hope you are keeping well at the moment. Elizabeth x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow I love seeing your brayering work always so effective I would not know where to start !! lol I love the candle too love these kind of christmas cards !! Kitty ;0)

Ellie said...

These are stunning Brenda! Such gorgeous colors and designs!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there B just adore the brayer card at the top as usual you do them so very beautifully and love the idea of the layout too very clever! thanks for sharing, Blessings, Shaz in oz.x

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Brenda two beautiful cards love your images and the designs are fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Dobra said...

Welcome on my very long absence
Holiday trip lasted a little longer than I planned
Now I hope the longer I'll be visiting your blog regularly
Certainly I have a very large backlog, I will try to catch up
The work is beautiful, made everything very carefully and beautifully matched.
I really like your work.

Sandra (craftynan) said...

Hi Brenda
another two lovely card's, your brayering is O.O.T.W., I JUST wish I could brayer half as good as you.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Sally H said...

Stunning cards, Brenda! I love them both!

Marla Star said...

Gorgeous cards!!!)))