Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Christmas with Nicecrane


I love these Robins from the Victorian Birds design set, they really lend themselves to decoupage

Good afternoon Peeps, popping in to share some Nicecrane Designs Christmas cards which I meant to add to my post on Monday but forgot........nothing new there then I hear you say.

I should also answer a question quite a few have asked me which is how to vote for me in the card design section of the British Craft Awards, I understand it's all done alphabetically so means some nominees don't make it into the listings so have to be voted for as an 'other, being a 'W' surname I am one of those ! But imagine Brenda at Floral Fantasies will work.

I think this is probably one of my favorite Christmas Nicecrane Designs from the Vintage Merry Christmas set

Most of Ignacio's sets are priced from $2.44 to $4.50 and when you consider most have five or six different designs in each they are great value for money and if you have a lot of Christmas cards to make and want to make them all a little bit different they are the perfect solution to your Christmas crafting.

This pretty Christmas Robin is from the Antique Christmas set

Although I am a stamper first and foremost, what I particularly like about Nicecrane Designs sets is that you can make your cards as simple or as elaborate as you wish and also incorporate stamping as I have done in the top card. The card at the bottom of the post which was a recent Penny Black DT piece is another example of combining them with stamping.

This house from the Adorable Christmas set just radiates winter warmth

There are links to all the design sets I have used under each photo so you can pop over to the store and have a browse and there are lots more designs in the Christmas section.

And finally a little collage of close up's.......I created it in Photoshop which I have been playing with this last week, it's slow going but I am determined to master it


Have a good Wednesday everyone and thank you for popping in.

39 comments:

mamawcindy said...

Oh My Brenda, Your Creations are just Gorgeous. I Love visiting your Blog. Just seeing your creations makes me want to put my Christmas Tree up. Very Inspiring. Glad I stopped by. Happy Day to You!!!! :0)
cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! Beautiful cards, Brenda! I especially love the robins! All of your makes here are gorgeous! I don't have Photo Shop, but what you've done looks amazing! Wishing you a wonderful day!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful collection of cards. I really like the first one where you cut a die cut shape inside the other one!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Woww woww woiww Brenda your Chrsitmas Cards look perfect, my friend,,,I haven`t watched the one with the Robin,,,,,and I love the elegant and vintage style,,,and you are right the one with the litte girl is absolutely a delicious to watch Horayyyy for Brenda.......Thanks a million again Brenda

Bad Kitty said...

Lovely cards

Whisper said...

Aaah what a delightful collection of cards, Luv Sam x

Judy Corner said...

WOW Brenda, what a lovely selection of shapes and designs. Really lovely to see! Judy x

Lau W said...

Oh superb ! Robins are my fav birds ! WOnderful work dear Brenda !
xxx

Judith said...

Gorgeous vintage style cards Brenda - i just love the first one - it looks so "authentically old - great design hugs judith x

Anonymous said...

A lovely design for a card Brenda, so clever. Thank you so much for such lovely comments on my blog. See you soon. :)
Amelia xx

Berina RGA said...

wow!! so many beautiful cards!!! lovely bird.... love the glossy wings... love the scenery..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Glennis said...

The robins are gorgeous, I love the first design. Well done!

Linby said...

Lovely cards - what is the die you used on the first card for the holly please?
Voted for you too - good luck.
Lynn x

Debbie said...

Wow, stunning makes as always dearie, you have been a busy bee.You are right you can always incorporate some stamping.Love the shape of the 1st card, stunning.Hugs Debbie x

ALI said...

Beautiful selection of cards.

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous selection of Christmas cards. I love the images and your wonderful designs showcase them perfectly.
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Wow Brenda, some stunners here but especially love the last card.

Kath x

Joan said...

These are all gorgeous Brenda, love the Robins and the vintage pictures

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I love those Robins
Kevin xx

rachel said...

what a fabulous selection of cards Brenda - I love the birds particularly - they look beautiful. Big Hugs to you! Rachel x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all wonderful Christmas cards. I love the birds and the different layouts.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a beautiful collection of cards Brenda..Especially love the little robin
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
That image of the girl is my favourite of Nicecrane Christmas images. Your Christmas selection of cards are all inspiring and beautiful. I voted for you using Floral Fantasies, good luck with it, you deserve it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jackie said...

What a wonderful selection Brenda, but the first is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Christmas Cards especially love the robin card at the beginning.
luv
Debby

Michelle J M said...

Another stunning selection of cards, all so beautiful but I just love the first one, it is so pretty. Will go onto the Craft Awards page and vote for you. Michelle x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of cards, I just love all of the vintage images, especially the birds! hugs :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous cards Brenda - I LOVE the first one with the Robins and Holly. May have to CASE it ! Sorry for my lack of commenting - hope you are well. Sylvia xx

Pat said...

Really beautiful traditional Christmas cards Brenda, I love the house image, very much reminds me of a Thomas Kinkade design with all the lights in the windows.

Pat xx

Jacee said...

You've been busy again Brenda! fabulous work, great designs, love 'um!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Donna Ellis said...

Miss Brenda, you are so prolific! I do not know how you do it, but I'm grateful you do share because I never cease to be inspired upon visiting your blog. These are dynamic! I absolutely love the first card design and pretty frame you have created. Thanks again for always teaching me new ways of using my products. hugs, de

Andreja L. said...

WoW, Brenda, your cards are just gorgeous :-))
I just like the first one, great design!
Hugs, Andreja

May said...

Gorgeous selection of Beautiful cards Brenda....Love those robins & the vintage images...simply perfect... Hugs May x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww this is one awesome selection of creations Brenda each one is full of so much beauty, stupendous makes
hugs
lorraine x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards and I love the Nicecrane images. You did a fantastic job of the collage, I would love to have that software and learn how to use it :) Take good care, Shirleyx

Gerrina said...

What a great serie again! Love the frame on the first; so elegant and classic! The girlcard is pure nostolgic for me; looks like the X-mascards out of my yought... Hugs, Gerrina

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful, quite simply beautiful! Karen x

Tindaloo said...

Lovely birdy projects! :)

Juls said...

All These Robins are just gorgeous .. Love the first card, so stylish :-) xx