Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A rather blue Chrismtas



Morning everyone, just a mega quick post with my mind month DT pieces for Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More.

My top card has been masked to allow me to create the central scene using Penny Black 4004K Treescape which I stamped twice and added some little deers from Hero Arts K5524, a sentiment and ribbon to finish. The shading has been done with Pan Pastels.


This is one I forgot to post the other day when it went up onto the challenge blog so thought I would share it today as I so love the black Labrador taking charge of the house and snowy garden.............. as they do as anyone who knows Labradors will be more than aware.............. or I could just be honest and say they are plain nosey.

I had been looking for some nice silhouette dog stamps for ages and was thrilled when I found Andover Rubber Stamps, they make stamps of just about every breed of dog you can think of and were even kind enough to make this one as a special order without the oval which surrounded this particular image. They also made me a personalised stamp using the dog you see above for the back of my cards. The other stamps are Stampscapes and colouring and shading done with Pan Pastels.

And before anybody asks......................the above card is from our dogs to other family dogs, I needed several of these and the girls all added their personalised paw prints to the insides......am I mad........... most probably yes !! But it's a happy kind of madness. 


This is another made with the Three Tree Trio from our sponsor Visible Image, stamped very simply with green  archival ink and again some shading with Pan Pastels. The sentiment is Penny Black.


And a final piece using stamps from Chocolate Baroque and you got it.........Pan Pastels.

Have a good Tuesday everyone.

55 comments:

Jackie said...

Good morning Brenda, what a wonderful selection of cards. I wouldn't like to choose a favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Caroline said...

Brenda what a gorgeous selection of card's. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

WOW they're gorgeous

jacqui x

Beryl said...

Wow - what a fabulous selection of beautiful cards. I really like them all but I 'lurve' the top one. I give anything to be able to create scenes like that.
Beryl xx

Anesha said...

Great cards, love the one with the dog. Have a great week.

krafty-kutz said...

i love your scenes xx
hope you have a lovely xmas hen xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I don't know where to start with these but I do love that last one (predictable I suppose!!). No you're not mad - just entering into the fun of things - Is aw a Lab Retriever Guide Dog by the fish counter in Morrisons yesterday, not a sign of being distracted by food & so good that I had to stop & watch. Your matting & ribbony additions are a joy to see too. Hope you're feeling a bit better.
Paula (PEP)

Gerrina said...

Wow!!! Four great cards, Brenda! So great to see how you make these shades etc! I'll have to play with the panpastels a great deal before I'll master that! Hugs, Gerrina

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! Brenda, another stunning selection of cards. I love the scenes you have created and the colours you have used are all so gorgeous.
The black Labrador stamp is a just wonderful.
I think it is lovely to make cards from your dogs.

Sue

Sasha said...

Brenda, your scenes cards are amazing! I really love the one with the black lab.....but they are all fabulous! x

Helen said...

Love all the cards - but especially the first one! If I don't stop by again (though I am sure I will!) have a fabulous - healthy! - Christmas. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely stunning cards Brenda, my favourite has to be your first one, so classy and elegant..

Anne

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...so many gorgeous cards. I can't even pick a favourite!
You do the best scene cards ever! You get great results with your pan pastels as all your scenes look so real!

I live near several great scrapbook stores but there is one shop that is very close, maybe 3 miles away, that specializes in cardmaking. They have supplies for everything, but their classes are all for cardmaking. They also have drop in tables where you can bring your supplies, hopefully purchase some more and use their ideas and a wee bit of guidance when they have a moment.
i am going there in the New Year to learn how to mask and to bring them a picture of your wonderful sun in the 3rd card and learn how to do some of these new things! You have inspired me.
Still sick but not too bad...just will be glad to shake it!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Brenda, these are fabulous! Love your 'blue Christmas' and your masking. Judy x

Juls said...

stunning cards, they are all so beautifully stylish and elegant!! LOVE the last one!! Hugs Juls xx

Von said...

Love your blue cards Brenda just right for Christmas Cards :)
Von ♥

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, I wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog this morning. But then I became immersed in your own Floral Fantasies Blog. A gorgeous name dear to my heart. But more than that, I found each card utilized wonderful techniques that made your masterpieces so "fantastic" and enjoyable. I have become your most recent follower. Thank you for sharing your cards and photographing them in a way that shows off your layers, inks, and textures. Very pretty! ((holiday hugs))

Cozz said...

Great pack of cards you've made. Love the first and last one the most.
Am very fond of the sweet dear in first and the last kinda represents a new beginning. ♥♥♥

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I wanted to pop over and thank you for taking time out to visit my blog and leave me such a lovely comment. These cards are top notch all so beautifully designed, the images are out of this world gorgeous I really love that one with the dog on, this is awesome work. I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
hugs
lorraine x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all beautiful.

catherine said...

These are just so beautiful Brenda and love all the stamping scenes in them
x catherine

Lorraine said...

Stunning card Brenda. Love all of them, you have such a lovely style.
Lorraine x

Dżej nej said...

Beautiful cards :)

pinky said...

You just know how to create a scene Brenda and I so love them. Each one is just as amazing as the next!! Spent the day putting the decorations up with my daughter, pure bliss!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda,I like all the scenes.
Kevin xx

Merry said...

All are so wonderful Brenda and I love all the stories on how these cards come to be. How much fun to create a card from your dogs to other dogs. Love it. Also think your bows are so beautiful.

Kat said...

You've been a busy girl Brenda. All lovely cards but as you could probably guess my favourite is the one with the Labrador. And of course it's not daft for your dogs to send cards to other dogs. What's wrong with that!?

Kat xx

Tanya said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I really love the oriental feel of the last one and the colours are so beautiful. I love the Lab Christmas card too, it's gorgeous. And your blue ones are really nice, I love the frosty, twilight feel blue and navy give to Christmas cards :)

I hope you're doing well.
Tags xx

linda said...

these are all stunning brenda! beautiful scenes and colouring with the pan pastels as always. my daughter sends bunny cards to other bunny families; i wonder if more people do but just don't admit it.
linda

Annmaree (Emu) said...

A lovely selection of cards Ms Brenda, especially love the poochie on the 2nd and the lovely purple haze in the last one! Gorgeous work, as always lovely Brenda! xoxo

Cheryl said...

oh wow these are gorgeous hun,just wanted to pop over to say bless you for your wonderful support and to say,happy Christmas,all my love hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Another set of stunning cards Brenda, I especially love the first two.
luv
Debby

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous set of cards, Brenda! I'm a dog lover and love the second card very much!

Mary J said...

WOW! They are all stunning Brenda! My fave is the last one!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

another great selection and eying off those panpastels still praying for you dear B.
In haste earlier did not realise you had this post on as well as your tree one below...mm was wondering how you were going this time of year without your Buffy, love the lab stamp silhouette indeed clever! some how silhouette's just grab you! love Shaz in Oz.x

Lau W said...

Bouuh i'm late with my comments, sorry !
Your cards are fab, as always ! Your colouring is always perfect, love to come here !
Big kisses !

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Brenda, I love the one with the labrador on and the gorgeous colours of the last one. Hope you are feeling better.

Pat xx

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
This is so gorgeous, I love your trees including the oriental ones, and the designs are fabulous too. Perfect scenes on them all.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all such wonderful scenes, I think my favorite is the one with the dog silhouette, it's just so pretty. Sorry I haven't been visiting as much recently things have been a bit hectic. I hope that you are starting to feel better now and that you have a happy Christmas and a fantastic new year
Lindsay xx

Sheree said...

Each card is so different, yet each one is stunning! Love your winter scenes!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

these 4 are just perfect ,every scene is gorgeous . Not like the sccene outside here, dull and very wet.
janex

Tedz said...

All these cards are lovely Brenda, Andover have captured the Labrador silhouette perfectly. I do like the way you use the Pan Pastels. Take care, Pauline xx

Kay Carley said...

Love them all Brenda. They are each gorgeous in their own individual way. Have a lovely Crimbo and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!! Love Kay xxx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful scenes in soft colors that draw you into your magical world of design. Happy Holidays Brenda!

Ellie said...

These are such beautiful cards Brenda, I love the designs. Glad you found some silhouette Dog Stamps. Love the idea to give a card from your dogs to other family's dogs, especially cute and special with the pawprint inside. Love that idea!! Need to do that next year with my cats.

The others are just as gorgeous too, love the oriental theme on the last one, and the sponging and brayering looks beautiful as always.
Enjoy your weekend, and the Holidays!!

Deanna said...

Wow these are just stunning! I love the Black Lab in the scene. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year~hugs Deanna

hopejacare said...

Beautiful projects Brenda, I love that you send cards to your doggie friends, they are part of the family after all. Wishing you a lovely christmas and a happy 2013. Cheers Claire x

Nicola said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love all these beautiful scenes, images and finishing touches. My favourite has to be the doggy one just for the fact that you made it for your dogs to give - what a fab idea!
Have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2013!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Dora said...

ooo...what lets you see here now.....amazing cards, in colours and stamps!!!
really beautiful scenes!! wow...stunning.

Julie said...

Goodness gracious B, you've been busy creating such gorgeousness! However do you find the time to post too? I've been a bit of a slack blogger of late and haven't had chance to visit you for a while, huge appologies and thank you for still finding the time to stop by and visit me, I really do appreciate it! I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, Julie.x

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful Christmas cards and the Asian style card is gorgeous.
Great colours. I love the ribbon.

Susan

Trish and Treasure said...

I used to have a Gordon Setter who looked just like the dog on your card!! Love all these cards!
Hugs Trish xx

Sally H said...

All totally Gorgeous, Brenda! I love them all. Sorry it has taken me so long to get here x

Archana Joshi said...

Nice! Feels like each card is telling a story. Very pretty cards. TFS.
Hugs,
Archana

loulou said...

Love the card going from one doggie to another. What a great idea (my husband thinks it's kind of nuts) but I think it is wonderful. Now if I can only remember this idea for next year. cheers Linda