Saturday, 1 December 2012

Advent




A very good morning to everyone, hope you all had a good week.

So so sorry I've been MIA most of the week, I've been right under the weather with this dreaded flu and as an added bonus it's thrown my sugar levels all over the place as infections tend to do and I've not felt up to doing much at all.

Thankfully most of this post was already scheduled to tell you about our new challenge at Allsorts which has been chosen by the lovely Jo who has selected the very fitting theme of 'Advent'.

My top card is another of the samples I made for a Stamp Addicts Create and Craft TV show. I really love working with the silhouette images, they need so little work apart from a little colour here and there which I added with Pan Pastels. 

My second share is using Christmas Winston from this weeks sponsor DigiStamp Boutique which I paper pieced using Kaiser Craft DP's and added some snow glitter here and there.


Have a lovely weekend everybody and I really hope you will be able to join in our challenges.

31 comments:

Wendy L said...

Tow lovely cards Brenda. Get better soon, xxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card's I love the owl he is adorable. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Brenda and sooooo different

jacqui x

Dots Dabbles said...

gosh Brenda...I hope you are feeling better real soon x.
Both cards look gorgeous, and for different reasons. Love the silhouette look, always such a classic I think.
Take care
Dot x

Beryl said...

A lovely nativity card Brenda. Great stamping and your sand dunes look brill.
The little Christmas owl is a cutie and the card design is lovely too.
Hope all your sugar levels and everything else gets back to normal soon.
Beryl xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hope you are feeling better some Brenda.. Try take things easy.
Great cards as always..

Hugs Kelly

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Brenda
The silhouette images look stunning with your wonderful background.
The second card is fabulous, I love the image with your great paper piecing and wonderful layout.

So sorry to hear you have been unwell, I hope you are starting to feel better now.

Take care
Hugs Sue

Helen said...

Hopefully you will feel better soon, sending much love!

Cheryl said...

hi hunnny,hope you are felling better,its wonderful too see your work again sweetie,stunning as always,
bless your heart for the lovely comments you have left on my blog massive hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Sasha said...

Two beautifully created cards, Brenda. Your stamping, masking, colouring and paper piecing are all so beautifully done. Hope you're feeling much better today x

Tanya said...

Sorry to hear you're still under the weather, really hope you're all better soon, being ill is just the pits!

Gorgeous cards, I love the scene in the first one, gorgeous as always - and the little owl in the second is adorable :)

Tags xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I do hope you are feeling a bit better now, both cards are beautiful I love the first one, the second is really sweet I like the paper piecing and the shape.
Kevin xx

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I especially love how you have made the dunes in top card. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Vicky said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda....and I hope you feel lots better now hun...

take care and big hugs Vicky xx

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I especially like the first one. Saw some of your beautiful creations on the Stamp Addicts show. Sorry you have been under the weather and I do hope you will soon be feeling better. Keep warm this cold weekend.

Pat xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

The first card is just so beautiful, stunning design and crafting talent.
Second card so cute, whoooo doesn't love owls.
janex

Linby said...

What a stunning advent card - love the composition. And such a cute owl card too.
Lynn x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

fabulous cards Brenda, love the first one, great scene.
Hope you are feeling better;-))m

Paula (PEP) said...

Do take care & I hope you are able to get things back under control so you'll feel better. The scenery for the first is lovely & I do like your paper piecing of that owl & the layering for the card - great colours.
Paula (PEP)

Shari Nelson said...

Visiting from Allsorts, your owl is adorable! I also like the way you did your background for your first card.

Shari Nelson said...

Visiting from Allsorts, your owl is adorable! I also like the way you did your background for your first card.

Whisper said...

Super cards hun, especially the adorable owl, Luv Sam x

chillin with Quillin said...

lovely cards, I really love the owl one!!!
hope you get feeling better soon!!!
Paula

Kat said...

Love your Advent card Brenda. I did manage to watch and record the Stamp Addicts programme and saw your gorgeous cards! Love that little owl too, he's adorable.

Hope you're starting to feel better again.

Take care,

Kat xx

Gerrina said...

A beautiful scene and funny little owl; like them both! Hope you getting better and the levels are going back to normal... Have a nice and peacefull Sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

May said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, Love the scene of the first simply Gorgeous.... & the second is soooooo cute love that wee owl.. Hugs May x x x

Craftnut said...

Caught a bit of the second SA show - lovely cards. I like what youve done with the bethlehem set. Tracy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A gorgeous scene with beautiful colours and that owl is just soooo cute, love them both
Lindsay xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful cards. A wonderful Bethlehem scene and the little owl is so sweet.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Two fab cards so sorry im late getting round but at least laptop is playing today I hope so as I have a 30 card order to complete this week and lots of sentiments to print out lol!

Loving thos egreat papers o winston he looks fab

Have a lovely week Em x