Saturday, 21 December 2013

A prowling fox



Happy Saturday everyone, it' my turn to host the them at Allsorts this week and it's going to be a two week challenge to let us all have a bit of a break over the Christmas period so the next one will be on 4th January. 

I have chose the theme of 'Brown/blue/aqua'. It's a colour palette that I love working with and I hope lots of you will enjoy the combo as well. Lots of prizes up for grabs this time as well from Crimson CloudDigiDarla and Whiff of Joy plus everyone who enters this fortnights challenge can collect a free design sheet from Nicecrane Designs blog here.


I did say it was a colour combo I liked so I have three cards to share, the one right at the top uses a mixture of Sutter, Lavinia and Stampscaspes stamps. The fox is actually part of a whole scene but I inked just the small section where he is and cut him out to stand at the fore of my scene. All colouring is Pan Pastels and some snow glitter added to give a frosty feel.

The second card is one of the beautiful butterfly Nicecrane images which needs little adnorment, so just a TH butterfly border, die cut leaves and a flower made usin one of Ruth's Tonic stamp and punch sets.


And for the third one I created a background using this gorgeous rose embossing folder to which I applied Gilding Wax, an Artistic Outpost sentiment and roses created on the Cricut to which I added some gold embossing powder round the edges.

Hope you all have a good weekend and if you are one of those doing a last minute rush to the stores keep a look out for some bargains as my daughter found lots of early sale goodies in M&S today.

59 comments:

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

what lovely cards Brenda!! love them all!!..you have done so much justice to colour combo... all three so different and so gorgeous!!

Glennis said...

This is such a lovely colour combo - love all your cards - especially the last one

Marianne said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Lovely scenery with the fox and great butterfly card. Merry Chrismas to you all and a healthy and happy new year. See you !!
xxx Marianne

Jane said...

Good morning dear Brenda, these are 3 delightful cards..it is a really lovely palette and your scenes are beautiful. I bought some amazing bargains in the M+S sale....£60 of goodies for £30.... Wishing you a peaceful run up to the Big Day. Take care, hugs Jane xx

Pearl said...

These cards are amazing Brenda, especially the butterfly one, and yes it is a great colour combination! Sorry I have not been to visit for some time.
Love Pearl x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards. Have a great Christmas.

Beryl said...

A beautiful colour cmbination and a fabulous selection of cards you've made with it too.
Beryl xx

Shylaa Shree said...

lovely cards brenda, hope you share the photos of those goodies to lure our eyes :)

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. The designs and colours are so beautiful, I especially like the flowers on you last card.
Take care
Sue xx

rachel said...

lots of beautiful designs to feast my eyes on this morning Brenda - your work is all stunning - and such a clever use of the colour palette - love them all! Have a great day and lovely holidays! Hugs rachel x

Wendy L said...

All so lovely Brenda but last one is fave today.
Merry Christmas. xxxx

Viv's Visuals said...

3 beauties Brenda! Beautiful colour combo and all make it so difficult for me to choose a fave... Foxy at the top is what I want Mr Suarez to be for the rest of the season - on the prowl in front of the sticks!!! LOL Have a wonderful Christmas and sending you best wishes for a healthy and happy new year. x

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Brenda! These are all totally stunning! LOVE them all! Thought this might be your theme when I saw it. I love that combo too x

Sarah said...

Fantastic cards Brenda...being a country girl I particularly like the fox. Merry Christmas xx

Stamps and Paper said...

More fabulous cards Brenda but my favourite one has to be the first one....lovely scene so serene and calming...

Anne

Phi said...

All beautiful cards Brenda. I'm captivated by the embossed rose background on your third card. Its simply stunning.

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda, lovely colour scheme. We got quite a few bargains in M&S on Wednesday and I suspect there will be more the next couple of days - I just can't face going out to bat through the shoppers xx

Patry Ro said...

Gorgeous job!!! My favourites projects are #2 & 3 !! because I love this combination "aqua & Brown"!!!! thank you for sharing your art!!!!

Gail said...

Wonderful cards today Brenda!
Wishing you & yours a Merry Christmas!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, they're all beautiful - love that fox!

Have a wonderful Christmas :)

Tags xx

Tirpuunen said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, another collection of beautiful designs. Great colour combination and beautiful flowers as well. I hope you are OK. Season's Greetings, Shirleyx

scrappymo! said...

What a beautiful trio of cards...My horsey sister loves the fox one best and I had a hard time choosing...but I think the last one is my favourite.
It is always so hard to choose!
The flower on the middle card is so beautiful and shimmery! I love the sheen.
The sentiment on that last card is a gem...and the flowers and vine are perfect with it.

The snow is still here...it is about 6 inches I think. DH is really protective of me so he will walk to the mail and does all the outside work as he worries i will slip and fall and hurt my back again...I like walking in fresh snow but donèt want to fall either! The kiddies are busy building snowforts and snowpeople...they are in their glory!

Kat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, that's a lovely colour combo.

I'm hoping to be back to normal wi-fi broadband on Monday. Fingers crossed! Mobile broadband is all very well but since it depends on the 3G phone signal it can be a bit temperamental!

Take care,

Kat xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your first card is my favourite here but I must say that I'm always intrigued when I see the style of card you used for the last sample. Your scene with the fox is a delight, especially with the dimension you gave him standing proud (of the scene). I couldn't resist the play on words!! The way your border for that last card's sentiment ties in with the shape of the roses of the embossed background is beautifully matched. Hope you manage to have a peaceful Christmas despite everything.
With much love
Paula (PEP)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, all so pretty and beautiful cards, Brenda.
Thank you for your Christmas greeting, love it,
take care, peaceful Christmas;-))m

Karen Petitt said...

All three of these are beautiful and stunning! I love each one because each one is different and a beautiful colour scheme too xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colour combo and three fab cards

Gerrina said...

I also love this colourcombi! Thanks for letting me know the colourspalet you´ve choosen for the challenge! It goes allmost automaticly by making my cards that one out of six has those colours... And I´ve seen them here a lot. These are beautiful again; love the scene, the butterflies and the flower and gilding wax! Have a great weekend, Gerrina

Merry said...

Such a variety of techniques used on all these beautiful cards Brenda. Love them all…the scene, the flowers. Wonderful.

Kathleen said...

Three gorgeous card and I love the colour scheme. The last card is my favorite.

Kath x

catherine said...

These just look so fabulous Brenda and such great colours to choose. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and enjoyable with your family.
x catherine

Juls said...

These are just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda... Love the fox... as I have a fox who visits daily he looks just like him.....Merry Christmas & A blessed 2014 to you & your wonderful family...enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful selection of cards. I love them all but the fox is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Marlies said...

You've created three gorgeous cards Brenda. Lovely colours and designs. All of them very stylish. Have a nice sunday and wishing you a Meryy Christmas, hugs, Marlies

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards and I do love them all but my favourite is the third one.
luv
Debby

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Love them all.
Lorraine x

Shirley Chillman said...

Haven't been around for ages Brenda, so busy with Christmas like everyone else but just wanted to hop on over to see what I have been missing.

Wow springs to mind with these 3 makes, stunning as usual especially the snowy fox. Beautiful x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Kari said...

Hi Brenda!! Wonderful card! Hope you`re feeling better and wishing you and your family all the best for Christmas and the new year!
Thank you for the inspiration and friendship!
Big hugs,Kari :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a yummy collection of gorgeousness, three lovely cards in one place! Thank you so much for all the beautiful inspiration you gave us this year. It's been a real privilage peeking what you've been up to! Have a magical Christmas and a fantastic New Year! From my family to yours...♥ xxx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Dear Brenda,,,,,love both cards,,,and all over these butterfly die cuts my friend,,,,and your lace,,,,.What a unnusual color combo,,,,,,,my friend,,I have just watch your absolutely stunning Alice Book,,,,OMGI am falling in lovw with this creation,,,,,,,,,,woww,wowwww

KT Fit Kitty said...

All three cards are beautiful! This is a fabulous colour palette. You are a very talented designer, Brenda, and I so enjoy seeing what you make each week. Hope you are having some good days. Happy Holidays to you!

Pat said...

Three beautiful cards Brenda, such a lovely colour combination. May I take this opportunity to wish you and all your family a very Happy Christmas.

Pat xx

Dora said...

ooo....beautiful and fantastic cards have you made.
the fox...I like that one!!

Lau W said...

Oh wow so fabulous cards again ! Big kisses my friend !
xxx

kanda said...

Wonderful cards Brenda. I do love the one with the fox and the colour combo is wonderful xx

Judy Corner said...

Your work always intrigues me. Smashing cards Brenda. I hopej our friendship may long continueand that you feel a whole load better in the New Year making 2014 a really good year for you. Judy x

Fandhmum said...

Three beautiful cards, Brenda, I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year,
Rosie .

mags said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda. I think my favourite has to be the second one.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mags
x

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda, you are one of the most talented crafters/artist I know. Your creations are just breath taking and even more special because they are mostly scenes from nature and I love anything from nature.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Astrid Maclean said...

All of your creations are stunning Brenda and these are no exception! All three are truly wonderful but I think the one with the fox is my absolute favourite!

Wishing you and yours the very best for Christmas and 2014 and I am so happy I found you here in blog land this year!

Frea Konings said...

Hi Brenda, your today cards are stunning. Love the colours, those browns combine so beautifully with especially the turqoise!
I wish you a warm Christmas. Hugs Frea

Min egen hälsoresa said...

Very beautiful cards!
I like the colkourcombination very much.

Hugs!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love all of these.

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda ,
Three marvellous creations, love all the stamping, and the die cutting is fabulous too. Just loving that fox, he's great.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annmaree of Oz said...

These are beautiful, Brenda. I love the embossing on the last and the wonderful quote - so true!

Great fox in the snow, and the butterflies are gorgeous as well!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

ionabunny said...

Love your fox. Great sentiment on the second card.