Sunday, 1 December 2013

A poinsettia for Advent



Morning to you all, it's time for our new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where this month we have the themes of Free and Easy and Traditional Christmas colours. And as always some great prizes up for grabs so I do hope you will join in.

The above one is my Penny Black and More piece with a vellum stamped poinsettia and below some inky indulgence  using a variety of stamps and of course Pan Pastels.



Have a good Sunday everyone.

64 comments:

dr.jaya said...

Love ...love ...love the cards!! They are gorgeous!

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the delicate poinsettia! Bit behind with your blog posts as I've had a couple of days away in York, off to play catch up now! (lets hope for 3 more points later...)

Sarah said...

MOrning Brenda. Love the poinsettia and that embossing folder is wonderful. I can just see Father Christmas in that lovely log cabin (which is actually like the tardis!!) cracking the whip to get the elves to work harder!! Comet, Dancer and Rudolph are feeding up, of course, ready for the imminent busy night!! Have a good day xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Gr Elly

Andreja L. said...

WoW, adorable cards you made, all are so fantastic :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Astrid Maclean said...

Both are stunning again Brenda, that poinsettia is so striking with the vellum in those Christmas colours and the second one with the beautiful soft blue tones is lovely and dreamy and makes me want to walk right into it!

Dots Dabbles said...

Both are so beautiful Brenda!
Dot x

Sammy said...

So beautiful! I'm going to miss poinsettias when Christmas is all over and done... This is one of the most gorgeous Poinsettia cards I've seen yet!

Love the wintry scene card too! x

jackiescrafts said...

Two gorgeous cards I love them both but that poinsettia is fabulous
Jackie x

Julie said...

Ooooooooowwwwww, LOVE how you've made a wreath on the first card, I just might have to borrow this idea, that is if you don't mind:) and the second of course is perfection, you've set the scene perfectly. Happy December lovely B!.xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda!
Keeping the thumps up;-))m

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning poinsettia and love the scene

Talis Bastelballon said...

wooooow was für fantastische Karten,mit sehr viel liebe zum Detail gearbeitet.

VLG Petra

Sasha said...

Poinsettias are my all time favourite flowers to create, and yours looks exquisite, Brenda! Such a lovely winter scene on your second card, too xx

Phi said...

Beautiful poinsettia Brenda. And I love that winter scene.

zub momi said...

Fabulous cards! Love the scene in the second card and the poinsettia and background of the first one :)

Paper Profusion said...

You absolutely excell at creating wonderful scenes Brenda - both cards are beautiful and I especially love the second one. Hoping today is kind to you. Nicola x

Marianne said...

Great creations. Love them both. Lovely scenery with the deer!!
xxx Marianne

Olga said...

Excellent cards! Love them! The first one is brillinat with a flower and a wreath!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Both are so beautiful! Love your little deer scene and your poinsettia is gorgeous! Hope you are doing okay today, Brenda. I've been thinking about you.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, love the Poinsettia, it's one of my favs (I have that stamp) and the scene on the 2nd is very pretty. I hope you are doing OK, take care, Shirleyx

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful cards.

Paula (PEP) said...

Two very different creations but it was easy the poinsettias that won for my favourite. Your wreath with the black & red, white & green looks so beautiful with the die-cut holly echoed by your dry embossed panel. The sparkle of your poinsettia adds lovely contrast with the red matting layers.
The second is a scene so reminiscent of where my parents had a house in Sweden. Lovely with all the texture & detail.
Thinking of you
Paula (PEP)

butterfly said...

Lovely cards, Brenda - I love the cool, frosty blues of that fabulous wintry scene!
Alison x

Karen Petitt said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning creations Brenda xx

Gail said...

These are gorgeous!
The bottom one would qualify over at http://craftascene.blogspot.ca/2013/12/craft-scene-winter-theme-optional-tri.html

Lynne K said...

Fabulous, Brenda! You really are the Scene Queen, and I love the wreath too. x

NancyD said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Do consider entering the second one intoour challenge at Craft a Scene this month. Love that pointsettia! NancyD

Lau W said...

Such a nice poinsettia, and so fabulous scene, love your cards, always !
xxx

Ellie said...

These are both simply stunning Brenda, loving the simple design on the first one, with the twine(?) wreath, and gorgeous embossing. And of course I always admire your stunning scenes, like the one on the second card, and love all the snowy sparkles.
Hope you have an enjoyable day!!

Whisper said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous and i so love the PB Poinsetta and that fabby holly embossing and i so love the way you create a scene too, luv Sam x

Glennis said...

Your flowers are beautiful, and the scene just fabulous. Super-duper cards!

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. love the poinsettia in the first one and the gorgeous scene in the second.
Mags
x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the pretty poinsettia on the first and the fabulous scene on the second.
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda - the scene one is amazing. hope you have had a good weekend x Susan x

rachel said...

two beautiful cards brenda - the scene is just stunning and the poinsettia is just so very delicate xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are so beautiful Brenda, I love the poinsettia and the embossing, and that winter scene is stunning!!
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

That flower is stunning and a fabulous card and just love yet another fabulous scene that you have created.

Kath x

Patry Ro said...

Beautiful!!!

SusanLotus said...

Lovely cards! The poinsetta looks very luxurious. :)
Hugs
Susan

Jackie said...

Two stunning cards, both gorgeous in different ways :o)
Jackie xx

Marlies said...

Both your cards are beautiful brenda, as allways! A beautiful flower and a nice idea with the wreath and the landscape one is very serene! beautiful! hugs, Marlies

Gerrina said...

What a great poinsetta! And as ever your scenery is stunning! You inspired me to work with PanPastel for sceneries and I love making them... Hugs, Gerrina

debby4000 said...

Wonderful beautiful cards Brenda, love the poinsettia but you do scene cards brilliantly too.
luv
Debby

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B. So beautiful both of these square cards, love the clever vellum poinsettia and PP cabin is superb, praying, love Shaz in Oz.x

Shirley said...

Two perfectly gorgeous cards Brenda. The Vellum Poinsettia is fabulous but have to say you are the Queen of Pan pastels with your beautiful scenic Christmas card.

Shirley

Annmaree of Oz said...

Great wreath card, and love that poinsettia! And beautiful scene card, you do them so beautifully!

Suman Pandit said...

amazing cards, brenda, love the glitter poinsettia and the background embossing!!

ALI said...

Beautiful cards, your scene cards are just so perfect!

Nicecrane Designs said...

I am falling in lovw with your embossing back Brenda,,,,,,love it, love it.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful cards, cannot decide which I like best.

mamawcindy said...

Oh My, I am just Loving your creations! I am truly Amazed by your work. :0)

ribenaruby said...

Lovely cards Brenda. Joy to see them! Ruby x

Janis said...

Love both of your cards. That poinsettia one is so elegant and beautiful. Love the other one, too, with the wonderful scene you created!
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Loz said...

ooh, I like the top one :)

linda said...

beautiful cards brenda! i love the colours of the first; it's very elegant and the second one looks so cozy even though it's done in cooler and wintery colours.
linda

Anet van Zyl said...

Your cards are beautiful Brenda, I love the winter scenery.

Sanna Saksija said...

So pretty, both of them. the poinsettia looks great on those colors!

scrappymo! said...

Wow...that first card has the poinsettia showcased so beautifully. I love the red against the vellum.

The second card is such a lovely scene....It has a very peaceful feeling.

Tracy said...

What an amazing scene, I love it and would love to be there! Fabulous Poinsettia too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

loulou said...

I love the scene it is totally gorgeous.

Panna Totti said...

Magical and unique!

Eret said...

Your vellum poinsettia is so pretty and sparkling. Love your simple wreath. Such a gorgeous card.
Your second card is amazing. The scene is stunning and the glitter is so nice.
Hugs,
Eret

butterfly said...

A gorgeous poinsettia, and such a lovely Winter scene - the one I actually came in search of from Stamping Sensations... but it's been lovely catching up with some of the things I've missed too!
Alison x