Saturday, 14 December 2013

Snowflakes



A whole week and no post is unheard of I know but things are getting the better of me as no sooner I've had another test done than I get a call summoning me to tell me something else is malfunctioning, as I said to some of my DT girls the other day if I were a horse they would have shot me long since. 

Anyhow enough of that as Helene would like to see 'Snowflakes' on our work at Allsorts this week where A Passion for Stamps is our sponsor.

I have combined Penny Black and Lavinia stamps to create a Wintry scene for the above card and below Passion for Stamps/Tonic lattice window with MB candles and snowflakes embossed onto the background.


I have a Christmas candy running at the moment................see the post above.................so Saturday candy will be back in the new year.

63 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope they get your problems sorted for you, fab cards, especially love the bottom one, so striking

Jackie said...

I am so sorry to hear you are having more bad news about your health Brenda. Sending you hugs and positive vibes {{{{{hugs}}}}}
Two stunning cards, both so different but equally gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Mieke said...

Lovely!

Olga said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! Love the scene on the first one!

Sarah said...

Two beauties Brenda. Thinking of you xx

Eva Olmo said...

Wowww Brenda, beautiful cards.
Kisses

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations as always Brenda. Love how the buck is walking out of the background on the first and the trellis arch on the second is a lovely backdrop to the candles.
I am pleased to see that you are still having a sense of humour amidst the difficult situation you are going through. Thinking of you.
Lots of caring Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda particularly love the scenic one....have a great weekend

Anne

Phi said...

Chin up Brenda. Hope all health concerns clears up for you soon. Both your cards are lovely as ever.

Helen said...

So sorry you're having another tough week, Brenda! Take care, I'm thinking of you.

Sammy said...

Oh these are gorgeous Brenda! I especially love the second one... So elegant! x

rachel said...

two beautiful cards Brenda - I especially love the first one - beautiful - I love stamping outside the box. So sorry to hear the reason for your absence - but glad you're making light of it. Big Hugs Brenda - and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours xx

Marianne said...

Hi Brenda, I'm just trying to catch up after returning from my trip to Sydney last week. Looks like I have been missing quite a few important updates on your health, so I will be working my way backwards to get updated. Anyway, I'm sorry to hear things are apparently not as they should be. Love both of your cards, although the first one is my favourite. Magical indeed. Have a good weekend!
Marianne x

Wendy L said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, the first one so wintery, I can feel the frost almost. xxxx

Sue said...

Your cards are stunning Brenda, the designs and colours are gorgeous.
Take care
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. I love the scene on your top card and the gorgeous dies on the second.
Have a lovely weekend and take care
Lorraine x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Brenda, I hope the news will be good for a change. Thinking of you and praying for you. Both cards are beautiful! Love the buck in the first one and love the die-cuts in the second one - so pretty how you added the red glitter.

Paula (PEP) said...

It doesn't matter about the posts - you're in my thoughts anyway. I hope there can be some remedial treatments put into place soon so that you have better stability of health. As for your cards - again I marvel at how you manage to create such different effects. I love the two sizes of moose in the first & the way the larger one is coming out of the picture. The second is a lovely example of how classy white on white can look. We've been herding sheep this week who seem to think our woodland & lawn are extensions of their grazing - the farmer is trying to sort it but meanwhile we have an interesting view as we open the curtains each morning! Not often you come face to face with a sheep!
Much love from me
Paula (PEP)

jackiescrafts said...

Two gorgeous cards I especially love the second one but they are both fab as are all your cards. I've just been having a catch up as I've been sooooo busy I've not been visiting blogland very much recently. I'm sorry to read your news and want to wish you well in whatever lies ahead

Jackie x

Donna Ellis said...

beautiful, serene cards, Brenda. I'm so sorry about the "malfunctions". It appears the saying about "getting older" is true. Those of us with chronic, degenerative diseases suffer from it, too, only it seems the diseases multiply and worsen significantly at the same time. My heart is with you, Brenda. hugs, de

jackiescrafts said...

Your cards are both gorgeous but my favourite has to be the second one. I love all your cards and I'm sorry I haven't been around much recently to comment but life has been sooooo busy. I've been catching up on your blog posts and I'm sorry to read of your health problems and would like to wish you well for whatever lies ahead and hope and pray that it isn't as serious as you fear

Jackie x

Paper Profusion said...

Oh gosh Dear Brenda, I'm so sorry to learn that there is even more going wrong for you. The stark and white and beautiful red look fabulous here. Gorgeous work. Nicola x

Gram's Treasures said...

Two more beautiful cards. Glad to see you are keeping going. Take care.
Joyce xx

Robin said...

So beautiful Brenda! I just love your Christmas cards. Hugs, Robin

Ellie said...

Two amazing cards Brenda, the first one is my personal favorite, I just love the design, the way the deer "walks off" the scene, so clever! Of course the second card is stunning too, those dies are so pretty, and love the white with little bit of red. I am so sorry you had more not so good news Brenda. Hang in there, all will be ok. I know it is sometimes easier said than done, but keep thinking positive! Sending big hugs your way!!

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these are stunning Brenda, really beautiful! Sorry to hear things aren't improving right now, hope it all settles down soon xx

Tanya said...

Sorry to hear you're not doing great Brenda :( I really feel for you, and I'm hoping that things really pick up for you soon and everything settles down. Beautiful cards, they're so gorgeous as always :)

Tags xx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Brenda, love both your cards especially the top scene one. Stay strong, thinking of you! Ruby x

Janis said...

Beautiful cards. Esp love the wintery deer one. Gorgeous with the sparkles!
I don't have a blog to post your logo on, but I am a brand-new follower on Pinterest. (Finally took the plunge!)
Get well soon!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Glennis said...

Your card with the candles is just stunning!

Marianne said...

Wauw Brenda, you are really te queen of the sceneries. Stunning card with the deers and a lovely cas card with the candles!!
xxx Marianne

Crafting Queen said...

Sorry to hear things are not going well. Wishing you well and have a wonderful Christmas.

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards as always Brenda.
Lets hope that things will take a turn for the better next week, the sooner we get out the unlucky for some 13 the better.

Kath x

Sharon said...

I really hope you don't have more bad news from the doctors Brenda.
Your card is stunning. I love the scene you have created with the gorgeous stamps.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Merry said...

Two amazing cards Brenda….love the scene you created on that first card. The use of red on the second card is so striking. Feeling for you Brenda, I hope there is some relief soon. Take care.

Whisper said...

I'm so loving the deer scene and the other one is simply WOW too, luv Sam x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda I love the deer with the snowflakes.
Kevin xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh these are fabulous Brenda, I especially LOVE your silhouette cards :)
Sorry to hear you've had more bad news, I hope things improve for you soon xx

Frea Konings said...

Hi Brenda, just popped in to say hi and see how you are doing. It all doesn't sound very positive, I do hope you aren't giving up on yourself! Things WILL get better, you have to believe that! I wish I lived closer by so I could actually pop in and give you a great big hug and we'd have some coffee together ;-), or do some crafting. Unfortunately all I can do is leave you some love on your blog, so here it is....XXXX Love both your cards, especially that first one! Have a great Sunday, hugs Frea

Gail said...

Those are both beautiful cards! Gonna try to blog later, so will put your candy up!
I know you'll pop by to see.
Sorry to hear that you're having more issues!
Hope they fix you up, and you feel better soon!!!

debby4000 said...

Love both you cards, fabulous how the deer is stepping out of the scene and love the touch of red in the second.
Do hope they stop finding things not working and you start to feel a bit better.
luv
Debby

Craftnut said...

Hi B, two beautiful card, love the stag theme! sorry for my limited visits, been working to silly o clock at work but hopefully now over! Tracy

butterfly said...

Wow, Brenda - the first card took my breath away - so beautiful with the grandeur of the stags against that stunning background, and wonderful use of white too... amazing!
Alison x

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, two fabulous cards as always, the first one is my fave.. the touches of black is magnificent, love that!!! And I am so sorry to hear of your new news!! I'm sure you will get better soon, don't give up, keep on crafting in the meantime :) Thinking of you xxx

Shirley said...

Fabulous cards as always Brenda. I love the fresh look they have and the touch of sparkle and embossed stars never fail to give a wintery look.

Shirley

Arnhilds Kreative hender said...

Lovely Cards. Arnhild

Catherine said...

Cute cards Brenda... Love the color combos in both the cards. The second card looks great with its simplicity and color combo.

Hugs
Catherine

Julie Beech said...

Two fab cards in two different styles. Keep your head up, Positive Mental Attitude as a fellow patient once told me over 15 years ago. I'm sure the crafting does keep you sane, I know it does me.:)

Dora said...

both cards are beautiful, Brenda! I like the first so much...great stamping!

Isa said...

Your cards are beautiful !!!! Love all of them :)))

mags said...

Two beautiful and very different cards. I do hope they sort things out for you soon and you start to feel better.
Mags
x

Gerrina said...

Sorry to hear that they found another thing... Love the scenery and how beautiful are the candles! Sending some positive energy your way... Hugs, Gerrina

Lau W said...

Lovely cards as always ! Love the both ! superb !
I think or you my dear friend !
xxx

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG, Brenda,,,,I am falling in lovw with your die cuts,,,,, waht a stunning cards,,,,

Hanneke said...

Lovely creations! I love the colors and how elegant the cards look. Hugs, Hanneke

Annmaree of Oz said...

ooh I love what you did with the beautiful dies, loving the candles! And loving the wintery reindeer, so pretty!

Luckily you are stronger than a horse Ms Brenda! Never forget that! Hugs xoxox

kanda said...

These are two really beautiful and elegant cards xx

Patry Ro said...

Ohhh beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is my favourite style!!!!!!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderfully snowy scene B. Don't remember looking at this post before, love second card too. I hope n pray new issues are sortable, and sooner rather than later, love Shaz in Oz.x

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards. The wildlife scene is wonderful...I too love the way the deer (or maybe it is an elk) is stepping out of the scene.
The colours are so pretty.

The second one...is stunning...love that white on white and the dies are fabulous.

Sorry to hear you are still struggling with your health...I am sure you will be glad when they get one thing sorted and then hopefully moceve on to the next! Maybe all the tests will help them do just that!

linda said...

gorgeous cards brenda! i love how you did the candle die; i've been struggling with that one, trying to use different colours.
hugs, linda

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! just love the white and red one sooooo much...its tooo gorgeous!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love this card!

 
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