Sunday, 27 October 2013

A Christmas collection



Good morning Peeps, I thought I would do an early post to share a few of the Christmas cards I have made with Ignacio's Nicecrane Designs. Whilst I have not been up to holding stamps properly his images along with some dies have been a blessing as they have allowed me to keep creating.


And with Christmas getting closer by the day I have managed to get a few into the seasonal basket in readiness and I would recommend them to all of you who have a mountain of Crimbo cards to make as they offer the ability to create a varied selection of cards.



And a final one.



Thanks for popping in and there are thumbnail links to the image sheets I have used below.

55 comments:

Juls said...

Gorgeous, love the vintage feel to your cards. Hugs Juls

Helene E said...

gorgeous, I really like the images

Hridya said...

santa looks real... nice collection..

Suman Pandit said...

Love the way you showcase these pretty images Brenda !!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning, all of them, you are a master at using Ignacio's images, each one so different and yet all of them just gorgeous!!

hellerlittle said...

Oh Brend it´s great to see what you have worked out !!! Such nice Cards, everyone who get´s one of These will be happy.
Have a great day,
CU hellerlittle

Marianne's Craftroom said...

His images are great aren't they and they make fab vintage cards

DesignerDiva said...

These are all fabulous Brenda, I love that frame on the first one. I really need to get a wriggle on with some Christmas cards I'm so behind!!
Hope you are keeping well
Hugs Laurie xx

Marianne said...

Lovely images from Nicecrane and you made some beautiful cards with them. Love this nostalgic touch for Christmas cards.
xxx Marianne

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous Crimbo cards Brenda ! Love the vintage images and the way you have displayed them in beautiful frames.
The Nicecrane images are gorgeous, and ideal if you have a huge amount of cards to make.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Jackie said...

What a wonderful selection Brenda, Ignacio's vintage images are wonderful for those who love traditional Christmas cards :o)
Jackie xx

ribenaruby said...

Oh wow Brenda, very vintagey images...you've embellished them beautifully! Ruby x

rachel said...

these are beautiful Brenda - must have a look at the Nicecrane Christmas images - I loved the Halloween set! Hugs rachel x

Sarah said...

What a beautiful selection of cards Brenda. What a clever use of the die cut frames to add dimension and they showcase the images perfectly. xx

Gerrina said...

What a great set of cards! A lot of vintage feeling and elegant and think the blue one is my fav... Hope you have a fun sunday, Gerrina

Helen said...

wow, what glamorous cards! I am doing very simple ones (i.e. fast!!) this year...
What a great result yesterday, loved it..

Olga said...

Lovely Christmas cards! I haven't started making mine yet

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Benda what fabulous vintage cards...all so different but equally stunning

Anne

Berina RGA said...

wow!! 4 beautiful cards in a row!! all the cards are very nice!! these nicecrane images are really beautiful..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

iReneM said...

Such a lovely selection, Brenda. Thank goodness for Nicecrane, eh, :)
You put me to shame - not one have I done.

x

chillin with Quillin said...

there all gorgeous !!!!!
Paula

Beryl said...

A gorgeous selection of Christmas cards Brenda. I think anyone who's on your Christmas card list is so lucky.
Beryl xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow they are all gorgeous, love the vintage images and your designs set them off so well. Love those little star die cuts with the bows. Take good care of yourself, Shirleyxx

Sally H said...

All so beautiful, Brenda. Love the new images. Gorgeous! Hope you are on the mend x

Karen Petitt said...

Brenda these are all wow cards! I love how you use these images yet still keep to your style - absolutely gorgeous cards, especially love that last one. I have used one of my Joanna Sheen CD's to make some quick and special cards for my mum to give and I love the fact that I can do that for her at minimal cost and it doesn't take as long as stamping, colouring and designing a card for a stamped image. Very happy I started my Christmas cards earlier this year as I only have a few more to do. Rest well xx

Gail said...

These turned out amazing! Good job Brenda.
I feel bad cause I have a question, please don't answer until you're feeling better, maybe someone else will help out!
I wanted to know if the little bows & stars are dies? And from who!

Tanya said...

Wow Brenda, they're all gorgeous - I really need to make a dent in my Christmas cards hehe.

Tanya xx

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Brenda, lovely images.

Pat xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely a stunning Christmas Cards Set,,,,,Brenda,,,,,,I love all your cards, my friend,,,,,,,,, suych a lot of details on them,,,,,,,,,,,,,.It is difficult to choose my favo one,,,,,, may be the one with the Gothic Arch,,,, or may be your blue one,,,but I love them all,,,,,,,,what talented are you, and thanks for using my picts Brenda.....wowwww.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards Brenda.
Gr Elly

butterfly said...

Lovely vintage images, and you've created such beautiful cards with them, Brenda... Hope you're having a restful Sunday!
Alison xx

Patry Ro said...

ohhh Brenda!!!!! How can I say that your cards are like the art!!???? SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Lau W said...

Lovely serie of Christmas cards wow ! xxx

Craftnut said...

These are lovely B. Tracy x

Kari said...

Wow,this is fabulous,Brenda!Wonderful Christmas card!!!Have a great week!
Hugs,Kari :)

Paula (PEP) said...

A lovely collection which really shows what can be done using quality images. I love those hanging stars & the way you have used lace or ribbon to embellish. I think my favourite is the arch beacuse of your detail with the lace. I rather like your Santa Claus too - the way that you used trellis work both on the background panel & on the image panel's frame.
Take care
Much love
Paula (PEP)

elfenkind said...

Hallo Brenda,your cristmas cards are so beautiful.

Lorraine said...

You've been busy Brenda, gorgeous Christmas cards. Lovely images and designs.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards B x

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous Christmas cards Brenda - i love them all!! I have to apologise. I accidentally entered a card into the Allsorts challenge that I published before the challenge went live. Thought I was helping you out with the numbers but just have to get it wrong lol! Anyway, feel free to delete it if you want. I can empathise with having to change crafting methods. I'm no good with scissors any more, but I can heartily recommend the big shot pro if you haven't already got one :-)) Wishing you well and stay safe in tonight's storm. Maddy x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Brenda these are so beautiful, the wonderful images and those die cut frames all look ACE.
hugs
lorraine x

Kathleen said...

My words Brenda you have been busy, great set of cards and some fabulous dies, great colours and layouts.

Kath x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Fabulous images and beautiful cards! Love your die cuts too

Glennis said...

Oh My!! that is a great start on C cards

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all stunning.

Ellie said...

As always stunning creations Brenda! I might just have to give these sheets a try, loving vintage style designs, and with time always running out these would surely make quick and beautiful cards! Hope you'll have a fabulous week!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous cards with these Nicecrane designs. The star dies are amazing and loving the antique mettalic look DP notes.

Looking at this card has made me realize that I should ask my newly retired (and a bit bored) DH to roll some dies off for me. I find turning the wheel on my big Shot too hard when my hands are flared up. I should sit him down with a page of page and a die...one at a time! See, I have solved part of our painful tasks!

Marta said...

All are beautiful but the final one is my favourite.
Great job.

mags said...

These are gorgeous Brenda. The images made for very vintage style christmas cards.
Mags
x

Eva Olmo said...

Ohhhh Brenda, great cards. Beautifull work! Congratulations.
Kisses...

Marianne said...

You make vintage cards look so easy, Brenda. I'm sorry to hear your hands are still causing you so much trouble but it's wonderful that these lovely image are at least enabling you to keep on crafting.
Marianne x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Loving your vintage christmas cards, and the one in the previous post too!!! I Hope I am lucky enough to receive one, you are on my list to be arranged shortly! xoxo

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful, nostalgic cards
Rosie x

Tracy said...

These are superb, love every detail on each, I couldn't pick a favourite if I tried. Your work with Nicecrane is fantastic
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous makes Brenda, love these images.
Avril xx

 
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