Sunday, 2 December 2012

More trees



Good morning to all my crafty friends, it doesn't seem possible that these are our last monthly challenges of 2012, so where did the year go ?

It appears that all of my DT pieces are rather scenic........... yet again I hear you say, but unless I've got a clear directive I always seem to revert to my comfort zone of creating little scenes with a good few trees thrown in for good measure.

The good thing is I think some of this months themes can be quite easily combined so hopefully I'll see you popping up at several of the challenges this time around.

The top card is my DT creation for Penny Black and More challenge where we have the theme 'It's Your Choice' and it's really quite a simple make, a piece of card stock masked top and bottom, Pan Pastels blended with a masked sun and over stamping in black archival with Penny Black stamps........... all listed on the picture thumbnail links below.


My next piece is the first of my Stamping Sensations DT piece where our theme is 'TreeMendous'........it's not as scary as it sounds as I think everyone has a Christmas tree stamp lurking somewhere..........using the Three Tree Trio from this months sponsors Visible Image who sell a fabulous range of good quality clear stamps. Some soft shading with Pan Pastels, a touch of snow glitter and a Lavinia stag stamp.


The card above is this month DT piece for Craft a Scene challenge, again soft sponging with Pan Pastels, some trees and the little cottage is from this month sponsor Robyns Fetish


Phew, nearly there this is my second piece for Stamping Sensations using a gorgeous large tree from Chocolate Baroque, smaller tree which is Stampscapes as is the fence and the little sheep are from Art Impressions which I gave a fluffy coat with liquid applique.


And finally just one more....................... yep, I could make tree cards all week and this is another one using the Three Tree stamp from Visible Image, this time embossed with Frantage plus some more around the edge of the base layer. The white trees were embossed with detail clear and then the whole piece distressed with TH mowed lawn, tea dye and a little over stamping round the edges with some music and holly stamps.

Enjoy your Sunday and thank you so much for dropping by.


53 comments:

  1. WOW you have been busy these are all gorgeous I love the colours and the designs are fabulous. Caroline xxx

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  2. Wow what a lovely selection of card you have to show today such beautiful scenes

    jacqui x

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  3. Hi Brenda...such beautiful cards! In the first one I love all the soft colours with the silhouette effects. And I think you are brilliant with the scenery cards. Whoever ends up with these will be over-the-moon I think.
    Dot x

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  4. Trees are always beautiful in your hands, Brenda! Love that Chocolate Baroque one... and finally we have a win, yay!!

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  5. Good morning Brenda..yes the year is flying by now isn't it. What gorgeous scenes you have created. I really like Visible Image..I bought a couple of their stamps years ago and recently found them again...really great quality. I think at some point I will need to treat myself to some Lavinia stamps too....hmmmm...I wonder if Father Christmas is reading this. It's a cold frosty morning here and the sun is shining, perfect festive weather. Keep warm and keep crafting my friend,
    Jane x

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  6. Oh I do sooooooooo love the scenes you create and these trees are all so gorgeous. I love your Christmas cards from yesterday too :o)
    Unfortunately I am not able to get on here every day!
    Jackie xx

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  7. What can I say - I could never tire of seeing your scenic cards Brenda - and can never see too many trees - anywhere. Fabulous cards.
    Have a great day.
    Beryl xx

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  8. I love this style of card making sooooo much! They are gorgeous!

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  9. Glorious cards there, Brenda - I love your scenic work and really enjoyed seeing what you've made. I'm seriously into tree stamping at the moment but I love trees!

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  10. Well, Brenda, I think you're definitely the Scene Queen! They're all fabulous!

    Lynne x

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  11. WOW!!!!!!!! These are ALL stunning Brenda. I love the images and the way you colour your backgrounds is just wonderful. I know I keep saying it but your designs are really so inspiring - thank you.

    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Sue

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  12. Wow Brenda, you've been busy and these are all gorgeous. I love the way you create the scenes, you have a lovely style. I particularly love the card with the stag and trees....just beautiful!
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

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  13. What a range of beautifull cards! I enjoyed it verry much to look a little bit closer to them and now have to go and look different to my own stamps, 'cause I want to try and make a scenery myself.... Thanks for inspiring again! Hugs, Gerrina

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  14. Wow, Brenda! A feast for the eyes! I love them all...but then I would wouldn't I, lol! Gorgeous trees, and I think I have most of the stamps too, lol!

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  15. Beautiful selection of Gorgeous cards Brenda... Gorgeous trees & scenes with glitter... Simply lovely all of them... Hugs May x x x

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  16. All gorgeous cards, I love them all. Loving the way you use colours. xx Flora

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  17. WOW Brenda what an amazing array of cards - each and every one of them is beautiful

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  18. I love the soft colours on your birds on a wire first card, Brenda. But every one of your scene cards are amazing!! x

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  19. Dear Brenda so sorry you have been unwell, not been brilliant myself.
    I did see the challenge win, Beryl told me , I have put a comment, lucky me.
    I love all the cards you have made ,the beautiful scenes just blow me away.
    sending get well hugs. janex

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  20. Wow Brenda these are all just gorgeous, love how they all use trees but are all so different. I especially like the second card with the beautiful image of a deer. Hope you are feeling a little better today, it's a gorgeous day here, lots of white frost everywhere but clear skies and lots of sunshine, it's feeling really Christmassy.

    Pat xx

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  21. These scenes are all just beautiful Brenda, so love looking at what you create with a selection of stamps, all have the WOW factor. Hope you are feeling a bit better. Carolxx

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  22. HI Brenda, all your cards are so beautiful. I love the scenes that you create. My fav is the 3rd one with the two trees, amazing stamping to make it look like autumn leaves. Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement at my blog this morning, I'm very excited about my new opportunity. I'm so sorry that you have been unwell, I hope that that changes very soon. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  23. Wow Brenda these are all fabulous, I love all the trees, that stag on the first the cottage and robins on the second, the wonderful colours on the third and the distressing on the last one. Have a great week.
    Kevin xx

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  24. Wow! You've been busy!
    Gorgeous cards, all of them!
    That tree is wonderful!
    All the scenes are great!

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  25. Absolutely stunning cards, they are just amazing. Hope you start to feel much better soon xxx

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  26. These are all beautiful. Tracy xx

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  27. Goodness Brenda, you have been a busy girl! These are all gorgeous. Not fair to have favourites but I really love the second and third ones. The scenes in both are just lovely. And that little house in the third one makes me think of a gingerbread house. Love the cute sheep too even though I know from long hard experience that there is nothing cute about a sheep!! Love what you've done with the Frantage too. Now that I've got most of my Christmas cards done apart from the family ones I might get a chance to play around with some things like Frantage and some of the ideas I've had!! I even managed to get my Christmas cake in the oven about 2 hours ago. Probably bacause I did the boring stuff like sorting my inserts and adding them to my cards at my crop yesterday!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  28. I was going to say the first is my favourite & then I saw that tree with the beatiful foliage & the sheep.........well, that was it. I must dig that tree out & have a play with those leaf clusters. I do hope you are very much improved. Take care & don't try to do things too soon.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)
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  29. wow what a lot of cards. My fav is the first one, and I will be trying to case that idea! Love the glitter on the second one too.
    Lynn x

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  30. These are all absolutely beautiful Brenda! I just love how and what you create using sponging/brayering and those gorgeous stamps!

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  31. Brenda, they are all gorgeous! NancyD

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  32. Wow a great selection of cards, I think my fav is the second piece for Stamping Sensations.

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  33. Gorgeously stunning. Love all the little finishing touches and the colours work so well. Brenda you are so talented. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  34. Wow, Brenda your cards are stunning and all so different.Hope you are feeling alot better and are recovering from the flu now.Take care.Hugs Debbie x

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  35. Wow 4 cards in one post, they are treemendously gorgeous. Love your sponging technique, so soft and natural.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Katie

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  36. I am just plain jealous and as usually totally amazed by your creations Brenda!! Love them all.

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  37. I never get tired of looking at your cards! Each one has such wonderful detail it just pulls me in! I just adore the birds on the wire on your Birthday Card!

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  38. Some more gorgeous cards. All very different but as equally fabulous. Such atmospheric cards.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  39. Hiya Brenda, I think when your comfort zone looks as good as this, nobody is going to mind, you never fail to amaze me with your scenes, they are always exceptionally beautiful. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I hope you are feeling better soon. Please don't apologise for not managing to stop by I know how difficult it is to keep up with commenting at the best of times let alone when you are feeling unwell and no sooner than I catch up I am behind again lol
    Lindsay xx

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  40. your cards are always beautiful !!!
    Paula

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  41. these are all so gorgeous brenda! each one is so unique and beautifully done; i love the details and all the little images added to make the scenes. hope you're feeling better and enjoying the weekend.
    linda

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  42. Oh my, such a lot of beautiful cards! The first is just so pretty, and then the next and the next and the next! Love your colors, always so pretty. Hope that you had a good weekend.
    R/

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  43. What amazing scene cards Brenda, they're fabulous.
    luv
    Debby

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  44. You've been very creative. All of these cards are beautiful.

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  45. Wonderful - especially the little sheep! A fantastic set of cards. Ruth x

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  46. Brenda, I am exhausted just reading about what you have done for this week, and looking at your lovely cards. I love what you have done with that Robyn's Fetish image, and how did you make the glitter show up on your photo, mine never does. Your other cards are also beautiful. thank you for your comment on my Winter card this week, that was one that put itself together, just crying out to be opened up for an inside scene. xx Maggie

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  47. My you are busy Brenda, these are gorgeous. I think the autumn one with the sheep (4th) is my favourite this time but I do love the subtle colours of the 1st one. Pauline xx

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  48. Yep a really TREEMENDOUSLY full post, filled with beauty and inspiration. I love them all.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  49. Hi Brenda just starting my mamouth catch up. As always your scene cards are amazing and l could just sit looking at them for ages and you must have quite a forest, whoops l meant collection of trees lol x Susan x

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  50. Came over from Craft a Scene for a closer look at that card - and wow, what a treasure trove of inspiration here!! Amazing cards...
    Alison x

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