Monday, 3 December 2012

Ribbons and lace



Good morning Peeps, hope everyone had a good weekend and those of you brave enough to attack Christmas shopping had a fruitful trip and didn't get too jostled around by the crowds.

I got a little news to share and you could call it another of my moments of madness, I know it does seem to happen quite often with me, but when Sarah from The Pretty Little Ribbons Shop asked me if I would join her design team it took me a nano second to say "oh yes please". I've always loved her products and buy far more ribbons than I ever need, but that's half the fun isn't it ? 

So today I'm sharing my first DT piece for this months Pretty Little Ribbons challenge where we have the totally seasonal theme of 'Christmas', along with my DT piece for this months FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenge where my lovely teamie Claire have chosen the theme of 'A Pocket Full of Poses', right up my street.

Despite working away at Christmas cards for what seemes like an eternity................ would you believe I started making them for Create and Craft for Stamp Addicts programmes in May.................... I still need one the two more, especially those special ones so the card at the top for Pretty Little Ribbons gave me the perfect opportunity to get another one made.

The main image is Penny Black but it's a quite small stamp so I stamped it once to the right and then lined it up and stamped half of it a second time to extend the scene if that makes sense. Simple colouring with Pans Pastels, a Stamp Addicts star and Lavinia stag and a couple more tiny trees. I'm not sure of the make of DP as it's a left over from last year, but I think it's BoBunny. The rich blue seam binding is of course from Pretty Little Ribbons as are the two pearl pins which I coloured with Copics. The pinecones and leaves are a TH alterations die.

My second card above is my Vintage offering using the gorgeous etched rose stamp from Flonz Craft which I coloured with distress markers and spitzed with water before stamping onto a piece of Fabriano watercolour card. The DP's are BoBunny, a piece of embossed coredinations for the base and Marianne die cut roses. The butterfly die is Magnolia and as I said last week as close as I get to a Tilda.

I really hope you'll be joining in with our challenges, there are some fabulous prizes to be won at both.

58 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, both cards are great.

Ruth said...

I was hoping to see another scene card this morning and what a beauty it is!The second card has a lovely vintage feel to it. Ruth x

Caroline said...

Two beautiful card's the first one I love the design and the papers are fabulous and the second one the colours and design are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

This cards are beautiful Brenda.Gr ,Elly

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Brenda both so different and yet I really like both designs

jacqui x

Beryl said...

Good morning Brenda. Two beautiful cards for us again today. I like the shape of the easel card and of course, that fabulous stamped and coloured scene. The second one is lovely too - must remember to use my Coredinations card - especially when I see what a great backing it makes for the design.
Beryl xx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Brenda, love both your card, beautiful easel the top one! Well done on the fab news. Ruby x

Beryl said...

Forgot to say - many congratulations on your new DT spot.
Beryl xx

Anesha said...

Congrats on your new DT position. Love the cards, they are both beautiful.

Marianne said...

Oh, Brenda, your winter scene card is just drop-dead gorgeous. Absolutely love the colour combination and the shapes you've used, and the ribbon and pine cones are such perfect embellishments.
Congrats on your new DT post. Will check out both challenges later.
Marianne x

krafty-kutz said...

Wow, I love the scenes you do, truly beautiful xx

Sarah said...

Brenda both of your cards are wonderful, the snow scene is just so festive!

Welcome to the team!

Sarah x

Craftnut said...

Congratulations! lovely cards xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Big congrats on your new DT place Brenda.

Your cards are stunning.
I love the Winter scene with such gorgeous colours and wonderful layout.
The vintage rose card is equally beautiful.

Hugs Sue

Sasha said...

Both your cards are fabulous, Brenda! Your stamping colouring and sponging are all so beautifully done!
It's lovely to have you on our team xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your extension of that stamp is a super idea & works brilliantly here - I'd not have known had you not said. My eye kept getting caught by that glorious little star & the stag just adds a perfect touch to the scene. Your colours are just gorgeously unusual & the deep blue of the ribbon really adds luxurious specialness.
Your second card is particularly striking with the colours too - love the way that the rose has stamped with the Distress Markers - must give that technique a try as my Distress Markers are somewhat neglected at present.
Take care midst the weather.
Paula (PEP)

daia said...

gorgeous cards!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, Both cards are fabulous I love the shape of the first one and the beautiful rose on the second, Have a good week.
Kevin xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Congratulations on your Ribbons & Lace Design Team announcement! Lovely cards today. Thank you for sharing Brenda!

Kat said...

Another two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love how you've created that lovely scene and the addition of that beautiful shade of ribbon makes the card very special. Love how you've coloured the rose in the second card with Distress markers. Mine are sadly neglected!

Take care,

Kat xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. Congrats on the DT place. Both cards are stunning. I really love the vintageness of the rose card, such delicate colours to match a beautiful flower.
Dot x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda ! Wow another DT spot, I don't know how you keep up with so many gorgeous designs! They are lucky to have you join the team. Both of your creations are gorgeous, love the flowers, colours & design. The butterfly die cut is beautiful and Tilda isn't in any of my storage drawers either:) I hope all is well, take care, Shirleyx

Gerrina said...

You made me smile with "as close as I get to a Tilda" I'm no fan, but the daughter is, so I get a tiny little bit closer once in a while..... Love both cards, just by it's being december, the first the most.. Hugs, Gerrina

Tanya said...

Congrats on your new DT spot Brenda :) Both these cards are fab, I really love the first one with the deer, so pretty - I love that colour combo :) I hope you're feeling better too.

Tags xx

Lisa Jane said...

fabulous cards Brenda .. i love the shape of that top one
Lisa

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous creations, stunning. xxx

Tedz said...

Hi Brenda, I hope by now you are feeling a lot better and your BS has settled down. These cards are lovely and congratulations on your new designer post. Pauline xx

NancyD said...

Brenda, I am always amazed at how you can take a couple of stamps and turn them into wonderful scenes. Your perspective is spot on. NancyD

Dawn said...

Oh Brenda I really like the top one, but both are wonderful I think it's the colours I love the pine cones very much such skill you have and congrats on another DT position. xx

Tracy said...

Congratulations Brenda for making the team , I know you'll do yourself proud and be an asset too. Your first dt creation is amazing but you know I love your scenes so much. A wonderful start for you, i'm so pleased for you.
Two beautiful cards
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Both cards are beautiful but I do love the gorgeous shaped easel card :-) Well done on your DT news - your cards are always beautifully put together and you will be a great addition to the team.

Lisa x

Jane said...

Many congrats on your new DT post Brenda, what an asset you will be. These 2 new cards are stunning but I adore the first one. It's ab fab. I am getting a Big shot for Christmas, so exciting ..can I ask which die you used to cut the shapes with....is it a Spellbinders Labels? I so love your scene cards, they are so clever,
Jane x

Lynne K said...

Wow, two stunners, Brenda. Really love the easel card, gorgeous scene, and the pine cones are perfect. Great colours on the second card. Might have to compromise my principles and get that Mag**l*a butterfly die! x

Lau W said...

Oh congrats on your DT place, it's fantastic ! :-))
Love your cards, the shape and the color combo of the first are really beautiful, and so elegant second card !
Hope you're better my friend !
xxx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the images and your fabulous designs.
Congratulations on your new DT spot too, well deserved.
Lorraine x

Vivi Morais said...

Hi, Brenda... They are fantastic!!! The colors are wonderful!!! Congrats!!!
xx

ALI said...

Two really fab cards, really like the colours in the second one.

Marlies said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda! I love the winter scene on the top one, the pine cones look nearly real! hugs, Marlies

Janice said...

Both lovely cards Brenda, but I particularly like the image in the first one. Jx PS I stay in north east Scotland hence the snow.

Stamps and Paper said...

Just catching up with your fabulous creations since I've been away...love them all

Anne

Crafty Lark said...

Both beautiful cards and I especially love your stamping on the first one. xx Flora

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, lovely colours, hugs Liz xx

julieprice3 said...

I love blue and brown together and this is such a pretty scene, just beautiful, so happy to be at PLRS with you, your second card is lovely too, I really like the rolled flowers, Thanks for the lovely comment you left me :)
Hugs Julie P

catherine said...

Love both of these cards Brenda and so very stylish looking. Love the scene in the first one and the beautiful colours in the second.
x catherine

walchowDesign said...

Such a treat to see two fab cards this morning, Brenda! Love the easel card with the wonderful coloring and with all the embellishments!

pinky said...

Congrats on your new dt position Brenda, perfect for you. I love both your gorgeous cards. Great shape in the first and love the added fabric in the second.

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Brenda two gorgeous cards, I love your deer image card and your flower card are both stunning. hugs Shirleyxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

oh Brenda what can I say ,wow, these 2 are perfect. janex

Jenny said...

Both beautiful cards. Love the deer image, fab colour combo. Jen xx

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous cards, really love the one with the deer !!!!
Paula

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, two gorgeous cards. I love the little scene in the first card and the rich warm colours of your floral cards are stunning. I hope you're having a good weekend and keeping nice and warm
Claire xx

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards, love the cones on the easel of the first and the Flonz rose is just gorgeous, lovely colours, beautiful design and butterfly.

Pat xx

Pauline said...

Congrats in your new DT position Brenda, what stunning cards you make! I love the Christmas scene, so beautifully created and serene. I love your lacy floral card too, so pretty! Thank you for your kind comment in my blog xx

Izzwizz said...

Many congratulations on your wonderful news Brenda! Hope you get oodles of ribbons to play with :-). I love your stamped scene and I never would have noticed you used that stamp twice if you hadn't said. It's perfect. I also love the shape of the diecut you used for the image, and the colours. Oh, and the pinecones. Did I mention I love your card? The second one is brill too! ;-)) Maddy x

Louise said...

Beautiful card and congrats on new Dt post
Louise xx

SusanLotus said...

Both cards are wonderful!
I love the colourcombinations.

Merry said...

Congrats on the DT position....it will a delight to see all the wonderful ribbon in your creations. Great style of card Brenda.

Shirl said...

Beautiful, the colours are so tonal and perfect together another stunner of a creation.

Thank you Brenda, Hugs Shirley x x