Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year



Hello again peeps, two posts in one day, quite rare for me these days.

But I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas and Wonderful New Year.

I've had another fabulous crafty year with oodles of cards, some on TV, demos, classes and even had my work in a few magazines, but most importantly it's been made all the better by all the lovely people out there in blogland whose friendship I really appreciate and cherish. Lots of you will know I don't enjoy the best of health at times and am not able to get round blogland as much as I would like thanks to my light sensitive eyes, but despite that, my blogland friends are still there and have given me wonderful support and I thank you all most humbly.

So I think I had better share a couple of cards, both of which use the same Floral Bouquet stamp which you will find under the 'new' section at Stamp Addicts. I have been having a whale of a time the last couple of weeks working on samples for them using some really yummy stamps which will be released in the New Year and on Create and craft, so not able to share those yet, but when I saw Sarah and Vicky yesterday they said I can let you have a peek at these two. 


I'm not big on colouring in, I'm more of a get down and get messy girl, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this image............could be the fact it's floral has something to do with it ?

For both of these cards I used Aquamarkers, the top one I coloured the stamp direct with the pens, then spritzed with water before stamping onto Farbiano watercolour card. I dragged a little coloured out with a damp brush and matted onto Bo Bunny DP. The second card has been stamped with versafine black and heat embossed with detail clear powder, then simply watercoloured with the same pens and cardstock and the DP is Nitwits.

Whatever you have planned, have a super holiday season.

69 comments:

  1. Both this cards are so beautiful. I love distressing on first one, and the colours on second card.
    Merry Christmas!!!
    Hugs Nataliya

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  2. Both beautiful, but the first is fabulous! Thanks for the good wishes and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!!
    Luciana

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  3. Both are beautiful but the first one is a great one. I love him very much.
    Wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
    Orit

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  4. Both cards are beautiful!!! Fabulous!!! Wonderful watercolor look! Delightfully wonderful coloring!!! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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  5. these are gorgeous!! i especially love the first one...so beautiful!! =)
    merry christmas!!
    hugs, SannaS

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  6. Both are gorjuss, love the distressing and then the pin, really adds a special touch!!
    lotsa luv

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  7. Both cards are beautiful Brenda but the first one is my favourite, its gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you, I hope you have a lovely relaxing time. Pami x

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  8. Thank you, Merry Christmas to you too, lovely cards I really like the effect of the first one and I was thinking what stamp pads did you use but I see you used aqua makers and spritzed it is a lovely effect. Laura

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  9. What a beautiful cards you made​​. Nice colors too. Find the first card very nice, how the colors blend together.

    Hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi Brenda
    I just love this first card-the colours used for the stamp are perfect and that background script paper really caught my eye.
    Have a great Xmas and I hope the New Year brings you health and happiness

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  11. Happy Christmas Brenda! Tracy xx

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  12. gorgeous cards Brenda. I especially like the top one. Have a great weekend
    hugs sarah x

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  13. These are stunning Brenda. I love the water spritzed effect of the first one.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and the very best for 2012.
    Hugs, Clare xx

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  14. Wow, gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one with the beautiful colors. I hope you will have a marry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Hugs, Hanneke

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  15. Two beautiful cards Brenda....

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  16. Two very beautiful cards, just love the first one. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs Anesha

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  17. Hello Brenda, love those cards! I have some aquamakers myself and never tried that technique of the 1st card, def. gonna try it out! I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy Newyaer. Hugs, Frea

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  18. Gorgeous card, love the image and great colouring. Hugs,Moni

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  19. These cards are both lovely. I love all the flowers.

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  20. I love both of these cards but the first one stands out for me!

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  21. These are incredible! I love how you used this image in two very different ways and they both turned out stunning!

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  22. Wow! Two exquisite cards, so different and both absolutely yummy!

    Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

    love Mags B x

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  23. This is really stunning Brenda. So beautiful,, love these both. Really art work.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  24. Two fab (coloured) cards Brenda!
    xxx Margreet

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  25. Two stunning cards Brenda, both lovely images. The second has to be my favourite, just my colours.

    Have a lovely Christmas with your family.

    Kat xx

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  26. These are beautiful.. i love them both.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas - and thank you for 2 fabulous days crafting this year .. i loved meeting you,Janice and making new friends .. here's to next year!
    Lisa x

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  27. My dear,
    These cards are gorgeous!!!!
    I wish you all the best, and a merry merry Christmas, for you and all your family...
    warm hugs
    Sadia

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  28. Both of these cards are so beautiful. I had to scroll back up and make sure they were the same image. Amazing how the different colours really change the image. Wishing you and your family, Brenda, an amazing Christmas.

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  29. Beautiful cards Brenda,love the effect of the spritzed one! Have a wonderful Christmas,my blogging buddy,xxx

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  30. Чудесные работы!

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  31. Beautiful cards, really love the second one, did great on the coloring!!
    Merry Christmas !!!
    Paula

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  32. Stunning cards Brenda, your water colouring is gorgeous. Hope you have a very Happy Christmas. Hugs
    Pinky

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  33. I want to wish you a fantastic Chritsmas Brenda and a happy new year.
    Thank you for everything you have teached me in the last months, for all your sweet words and for only being a mail away ;)
    You really are a fantastic crafter and most of all, a wonderful person.
    Take care
    Christmas hugs from Jill

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  34. Hi! there B,two very gorgeous cards and such a busy year too.
    I really do wish you and your family a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year...
    hugs Lou.xxxxx

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  35. Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the first.
    I'd like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and good health for the new year, have a good one
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  36. These cards are really beautiful Brenda. I love the gorgeous papers from the first card, theyre beautiful. Lee xx

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  37. Hi Brenda - Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year...loving these cards (I've been having fun with some of the new floral stamps too this week..so refreshing after weeks of Christmas creations!)..enjoy the holidays...Esther xx

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  38. I had to go back and check it again, since they really don't appear to be the same stamp! Yes, I know it is, but I had to look twice! They're both lovely, but something about the first one is just really eye catching. Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and Santa is good to you!
    Sending a Christmas hug,
    R/

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  39. Both card are really look great.Color combinations and small stones look for the decoration is really good creativity.

    iPhone 4 deals

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  40. Wow gorgeous cards Brenda,have a wonderful Christmas.
    Hugs louise xx

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  41. Merry Christmas :-)
    greeting from Poland
    skimmia

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  42. I wish you a Merry Christmas!
    Peace and Happiness
    from Sweden.
    Hugs
    Sussie

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  43. The cards are amazing Brenda!
    Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! Valentyna

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  44. These are both stunning Brenda, such beautiful colors and designs!
    Merry Christmas!

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  45. these are both beautiful cards! and as much as i love to colour, i'm partial to the delicate and soft look of the blue and brown card. :) happy holidays and all the best for the new year.
    linda

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  46. Beautiful cards Brenda, amazing how different they look and yet they're the same stamp. Thanks for popping in today, you must have better things to do on Christmas eve!! Have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas and thanks for a wonderful year of your lovely cards but also for all that you do for the challenge blogs too.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  47. Just popped by to wish you a very Happy Christmas, Brenda and a Peaceful and Creative New Year.
    I hope you have a lovely time.
    As always your cards are just beautiful.
    Hugs Lisax

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  48. Another two stunners! Have a lovely Christmas!! Ruth x

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  49. Thats ana amazing technique on the first, very cool and beautiful!

    and just adore all the flowers on the second, stunning!


    Happy Christmas to you and your family!

    Hope its a beautiful day filled with lots of love and laughter!

    Enjoy it xoxox

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  50. Fabulous cards Brenda! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, best wishes
    (Lyn)

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  51. I hope you've had a lovely time with your family & wish you all the best for the coming year too. Thank you for all that you give through your work - I've learnt much. These are a lovely example of how different the same image can look using different colouring/stamping techniques. The first is my favourite of these two for I love the delicate shading & your highlighting of the yellowy green with those gems.
    Paula (PEP)

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  53. oops typical me - just put that comment on the wrong post should be in bed! I just love these two cards especially the first one - going to have another go at that method! love Shaz in oz.x

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  54. Gorgeous cards as always Brenda, you're a real inspiration. Those delicate florals are stunning. I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas
    Claire xx

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  55. These acrds are really stunning and the colours are fab.I have become your newest follower.
    Merry christmas
    x catherine

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  56. two absolute beauties, Brenda. I know just why these stamps appealed to you. So pretty. Thanks for the reminder that I can use my aquamarkers to colour directly onto the stamps. I had forgotten that!

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  57. Gorgeous cards Brenda :) Happy New Year!

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  58. beautiful cards... but the first is my favourite ...
    happy new year... or as they say in a part of holland een goeie roetsj... a good slide it means...
    sending you love and Kiszzes

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  59. Brenda, both cards are gorgeous and my fav eowuld be the 2nd one! I've never used promarkers before but have played with copics. It turned beautifully your 2nd card!

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  60. Gorgeous cards Brenda, I love how youve coloured them both. I do hope youve had a wonderful Christmas, and I want to wish you have a very Happy New Year. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  61. Hiya sweetie these are beautiful both of them The first one is gorgeous! I can never get that type of card to look right when I try to do it so I am mega envious of you :D

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

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  62. wow! these cards are lovely! i especialy love that first one -- the colouring on the stamp is awesome! love it! :D

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  63. such gorgeous cards! merry christmas & a happy new years :)

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  64. Such breathtaking creations! It's like looking in a real garden of flowers.... just beautiful!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  65. These cards are amazing, I had to look twice to verify that the stamp is the same.
    The cards are so different in style and both just fab.

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