Saturday, 30 August 2014

Early Christmas makes at Allsorts



Mervi is looking for some Early Christmas Makes at Allsorts this week where our sponsor is FlonzCraft and a huge apology to Leo as I didn't get quite as far as making another with one of his stamps, but you can still click on the link and check out his lovely Vintage inspired stamps which are excellent value for money.

I have been working on some DT cards using some of the newly released Stamp Addict stamps so this is a perfect opportunity to share some of them with you. All the stamps can be found n in the whats new section here.

The card above is not dissimilar to one I blogged a few weeks ago, fairly clean and simple but this time using the new White Christmas quote and a Stamp Addicts Poinsettia stamp from a couple of years ago but still available, I stamped and coloured the image a couple of times to decoupage and did some fancy stitching round the edge.


I have used the Festive Bouquet for my second card, stamping it six times to create a wreath affect, I used olive distress ink and embossed with detail clear. The sentiment is another from a set by Stamp Addicts matted onto some nestie circles and some red pearls.

Have a lovely weekend Peeps.

50 comments:

gwen70 said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, love them both, thanks for sharing with us

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas cards but do love that Poinsettia one at the beginning.
luv
Debby

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards, love the stamps and they way you have used them, lots of inspiration there thanks . Enjoy your weekend x

Sammy said...

Gorgeous! So very elegant and I love the traditional colours.
I really must crack on with Christmas cards myself... Nothing worse than a last-minute rush! x

Andreja L. said...

WoW Brenda, what a fantastic Christmas cards you made!
They are simply adorable :-))
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Andreja

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful Christmas card.
Love the stitching round the edge and the beautiful flower.
The second is also very beatiful withe the pearls
Blessings,Elly.

Glennis said...

Both are lovely cards - good to make an early start for Christmas!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful Christmas makes Brenda, love how you did the flower in the top one!!

aussie aNNie said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, love the first one and you know that's my fav stitching on my machine.xxx♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Brenda, xxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Good morning Brenda.
Your cards are so beautiful. Love that stitching and sentiment on the first card.. So effective
Hugs Kelly

rachel said...

two beauties brenda. really pretty yet cas. lovely makes. have a great weekend x

ALI said...

Wow B these are gorgeous!

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgous cards, your projects are always fabulous!

Helen said...

Fab festive cards... can't quite bring myself to say Ch...lol! have a great weekend... (I'm not sure about Balotelli, either... time will tell!)

Tracy said...

Love these gorgeous christmas cards, Brenda I really love the design of the first. Have a good weekend.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Brenda. Love the designs.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two great Christmas cards Brenda and I love your stitiching around your first card...

Anne

Bad Kitty said...

very beaituful

jackiescrafts said...

Two lovely cards
Jackie x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the first one and the fancy stitching is gorgeous.
Happy weekend;-))m

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful Christmas creations Brenda. Just adore the creative sewn border on the first and the little pearl accents on the second. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a bit of craftiness on the side.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Michelle J M said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The sewing on the first one is fabulous, so neat! The poinsettia is beautiful as is the holly of the second one. Michelle x

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are so beautiful, Brenda! Especially love that poinsettia! It's nice to get your Christmas cards done before the rush starts. I've been doing mine all year, 2 per month, and I feel great about it!

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards B, love how you've made the wreath on the 2nd card, so creative x

Sue said...

Stunning cards Brenda, beautiful elegant designs and I love the stitched border.
Sue xx

Ellie said...

Two very beautiful creations Brenda! Beautifully designed, and you got me singing the Christmas Carol verse from your first card :-)
Hope you have a nice and sunny weekend!

mags said...

Two gorgeous makes Brenda. Love the design and traditional colours.
Mags
x

scrappymo! said...

Love them both! The first has that wonderful sentiment stamp. Oh my, that is so lovely! Your decoupage looks so pretty there too.

The second...well...that stamp made into a wreath is a brilliant idea. Just love it. The bed berry pearls just pop off the page!

Hope you are feeling stronger each day. It is a Bank Holiday Weekend here...Labour Day. Traditionally there are big picnics everywhere and chldren go back to school on the Tuesday after...but this year the teachers are on strike! They were locked out in June. We head home from the lake as there will be extra days of childminding ahead!
That means lots of card kits this Grandma has to prep for the budding card maker granchildren! teehee

PS I know I already commented but I sure enjoyed those party pictures...especially the ones with the 2 labs!

Craftnut said...

Two lovely Christmas cards Brenda Tracy x

hellerlittle said...

me too !!!!
It´s such amazing for me.... love it
CU hellerlittle

Jacee said...

Oh my, such beautiful cards, both are stunners!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Eva Olmo said...

¡Beautiful cards!

Pia S said...

Brenda, these are fantastic Christmas creations. Love their traditional looks, fab stitching on your first card and your great creativity with the Festive Bouquet stamp on your second.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful. I love the stitching on the first one. Lovely.

Kathleen said...

Two stunning cards, love the images and the colours and the borders are fabulous.

Kath x

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda... love the stitching on the first card... beautiful poinsettia... the second card is so lovely!! nice stamping..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Aluna said...

OMG, such a beautiful cards, Hugs, Aluna

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards, love the stitched detail on the first. Have a great week.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Brenda, love the poinsettia :o)
Jackie xx

nnalorac said...

Beautiful stamps, really lovely traditional cards Brenda.carolxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both beautiful brenda, have a good week.
Kevin xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, both are beautiful! The stitching looks fab and I just love the sentiment on the top card
Claire xx

Paper Profusion said...

Well these certainly are a wonderful advertisement for 'clean and simple' Brenda! Both outstanding and beautiful cards. Love the stitching and guess what ... my little ikea machine does that stitch too ... must use it. Hope you are doing well. Nicola x

Lau W said...

So beautiful and elegant cards ! Love them !
xxx

Ellis said...

Stunning Christmas cards you have made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Annmaree of Oz said...

Way to go getting into the Christmas cards, I can't say I've had any luck with them. Although I have to admit to not trying, either. sooo I'm just going to look enviously at yours, and feel guilty about it. lol!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, two wonderful Christmas cards! I really love your poinsettia, it looks just gorgeous! The traditional Christmas colours are making me feel super festive! love them both! :)

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda both of these are simply beautiful the images and designs are perfect, I love them both.
hugs
lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Both great cards! Love the text on the first and the second is beautifully elegant and traditonal! Hugs, Gerrina