Monday, 1 December 2014

In the bleak midwinter



Morning Peeps, hope you had a good weekend.

The first of December also happens to be the first Monday this month so today is the start of  a new challenge at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges  where our December theme is to base our work on a Christmas Carol or Song. I also have this weeks Nicecrane shares where I am sticking with Christmas again this week.

This Winters scene from FlonzCraft called Birch Tree in Winter reminds me of cold and frosty days so 'In the bleak Midwinter' seemed appropriate and I have computer generated the first verse to add to my card. I used a mask to create a moon shining from behind the trees and coloured with Pan Pastels then added some fine crystal glitter. 

As always there is a fabulous $20 voucher to spend in the store for the winner so I really hope you will join us this month, if you have never taken part before we would love to welcome you over at the challenge blog.


I have gone with a traditional feel to both of my Nicecrane cards, the one at the top uses an image from the Vintage Merry Christmas design set which has six different images, prefect to help you get those last minute cards made. The DP is Graphic 45, a spellbinder Poinsettia, ivy and some lace.


The image on this one is from the Antique Christmas collection, he's such a sweet little lad feeding the birds which I have decided are Great Tit's of which we have an abundance in the gardens. More G45 DP, a Spellbinder border die and some wooden numbers and a computer generated 'December'.

Have a good week everyone.

47 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, gorgeous styles and lovely images used along with gorgeous colour combos.
aNNie xx
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Sue said...

A stunning collection of cards Brenda. I especially love the first one. I have fond memories of singing 'In the Bleak Mid Winter' in the school choir, it has always been one of my favourites.
Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Three gorgous cards, very different, I love all them!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Three beautiful cards Brenda love the vintage look of your last two and your scenic card is gorgeous

Anne

Crafting Queen said...

Three lovely cards, the last image is so cute. Have a great day.

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow Hun this is simply stunning,the detail on all of these are amazing especially love the second one with the tag,and pocket hugs Cherylxxxx

Anonymous said...

Such pretty cards Brenda, especially that top one. I love the verse. And the glitter makes it look even more magical. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. See you again soon.
Amelia xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, my fav is the first one
Kevin xx

Irene Chillman said...

Brenda, love the winter scene to go with your choice of carol, and the addition of your bow finishes the card off perfectly.
Irene x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwwww Brenda sooo stunning cards,,,,,,,,love the poinsetia,,,,,,back papers and lace contrating with my sweet Xmas image,,,on the first one,,,and all over the second one is amazing love the spellbinders you used and the cute cute image,,,,,,,..lvoe it, love it, you are the best Brenda.

Joan said...

You've done it again Brenda, three fabulous cards, love the cold, wintery stamping and embossing on the first one and the other two just shout Nostalgic Christmas to me, I love them

Joan

Sarah said...

Love the header Brenda, think we may be seeing some frost at the end of the week...brrrrrr!! Great cards, particularly the little chap feeding the birds xx

Jacee said...

Lovely designs Brenda, all of them are fabulous, I love the vintage feel on cards and these are lovely.
Really like you new header on your blog too
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kasiowe Kartki said...

Beautiful cards! Love the first one :)

Craftyfield said...

Love your Christmas song card, nearly chose that stamp too! Great attention to detail.

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo Brenda,
einfach zauberhaft deine karten,eine schöner als die Andere,
glg ulrike

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such beautiful cards, Brenda! Love them all! The poinsettia die is gorgeous!

Judy Corner said...

Love your cards again Brenda! What a lovely variety and styles. Judy x

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Brenda, the image on the first is gorgeous, made me feel really chilly!!!

Pat xx

Helen said...

as always, beautiful cards! I love the Bleak Midwinter one, especially. Hope Saturday was the start of a string of decent results!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda!! beautiful papers from Nicecrane... I love traditional style cards... beautiful die cuts...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.
Lorraine x

ALI said...

Gorgeous selection of cards, love the idea with the border die, must try it.

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolutely stunning collection of cards and all so different too, Luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

Three fabulous cards Brenda, great holly embossing folder, gorgeous winter scene and fab ribbon.
Great layouts and paper and dies and sweet images.

Kath x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards today Brenda, thank you for the tips on mdf - must get some gesso. x Susan x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely makes. The top one is my fave, one of my Fave carols and love the image which is sitting in my pile of stamped images to be used, almost used it the other day but it wasn't quite right for what I had in mind x

rachel said...

three beautiful cards Brenda - wonderful images - gorgeous! Big hugs to you and thanks for your kind words! Hugs Rachel x

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda... the images are so beautiful... Love the designs....Hugs May x x

Donna Ellis said...

wonderful card designs, brenda! especially love the top card - beautiful details and so peaceful! xo

Nstrawberry Nara said...

beautiful!! kisses from Brazil :)

Ellie said...

Very beautiful cards Brenda, I love the poem on the first card!! And of course all images are simply beautiful!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your winter scene, Brenda, and your tag card is spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell

Shirley Chillman said...

All the cards are amazing Brenda really hard to choose which one would be my favourite. Have had a mooch at all that I have missed and oh my comes to mind. Your makes are always truly stunning.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Karen McAlpine said...

Three super projects. I like how you added the moon on the first card and love all the background elements too--including that pretty paper.

vinita jain said...

Stunning creations Brenda! Love the frosty scene on the first one and Nicecrane papers are beautiful, love the poinsettia too!

walchowDesign said...

Love the frosty scene card and a big shout to the Nicecrane cards. The wind is freezing cold over!

scrappymo! said...

Three wonderful cards, Brenda!

I think they are all lovely but that third one really catches my eye. The border you used on the folded edges are so beautiful.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! I just love the colour palette of the first one, it's such a striking contrast and a beautiful mix of patterns and textures! Love the vintage images on the other two cards, very warm and festive! Such a great collection! hugs :)

Becca Cruger said...

Oh wow... These are all so lovely. You have such a way with making vintage images feel fresh and new on a card. Thank you for leaving your kind comment on my grandma's tribute post. She was an amazing lady.

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning cards Brenda, loving all those dies you have used too.

Gerrina said...

That first card is super! Love the stamping and the real "cool" feeling! The others are beautifully vintage... Have a good weekend; sending some possitive energy to you.... Gerrina x

Karen Petitt said...

Three absolute stunners Brenda - as always I am inspired after visiting your blog. Hope you are well Karen x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are so pretty.

Judy Corner said...

Happy Weekend Brenda. I think I have already commented on these cards but just wanted to stop by with a little wave. Judy x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, especially the first one :o)
Jackie xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful cards Brenda I love to look at your amazing design work. Brenda I have just read your comment on my blog, I have been having the same problems, some blogs I visit I can see the photos, sometimes it takes an absolute age for some to load and other times I can see nothing, seems blogger is causing us all a few problems.
hugs
lorraine x