Saturday, 3 January 2015

Cold and Frosty colours



Happy New Year to you all.

It's seemed like such a long holiday period with Christmas and New year all merging together, but it's been lovely having everyone staying with us and with me feeling under the weather the extra hands have been much appreciated. The last visitors leave today so I am hoping I feel up to getting back into the crafty groove.

Today I am hosting our first Allsorts challenge of 2015 and have chosen the theme of 'Cold and Frosty Colours'. Our sponsors are Nicecrane and DigiStamp Boutique.

It's a snowy scene from me at the top using my current favourite Penny Black stamp set called Natures Friends, you are probably all getting a bit fed up with it by now as I do seem to have used it rather a lot on Winter cards. It's all fairly simple really, Pan Pastels, some snow glitter and liquid pearls to add berries to the twigs across the bottom, three of the Deer from the set and little birds, the sentiment is also Penny Black, a firm favourite of mine.

(Note added: quite a few have asked how I folded this card so I will so my best to come up with a tutorial in the next few days and pop it on a post)

And my second card using Nicecrane Vintage Christmas design set, I have no idea what you call the fold here, it's one I made using my scoreboard after seeing some card blanks on C&C and rather liking the unusual shape. I am not sure if the colours are cold and frosty but the little girl is all dressed for the snow as she goes delivering her gifts.

Have a lovely weekend all.

50 comments:

Diane said...

I love the shape of your second card. Do you have any instructions on the scoring measurements that you might be happy to share? I have searched the Internet trying to find out what the fold might be called with no luck.

gwen70 said...

2 stunning cards, adore the first one

Juls said...

Beautiful cards :-) xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy New Year and what a great start, two fab cards x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards both of them Brenda! Love the frosty colours on the first, the bit of glitter really adds to the frosty look! The design of the second one is incredible, so very clever!!

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Brenda the snow scene is just amazing. One can feel the coldness and smell the freshness of the snow. Then I just adore the unusual fold with your gorgeous vintage creation. Wish there was a tutorial for it in metric measurements not using a Score Pal xxx
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda, love the second card and the shape of it...., LOVE the beautiful added beauties.xxx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Craftyfield said...

2 Lovely winter cards! And not even bored by the Penny black stamp...

Olga said...

The cards are gorgeous!!! Love the folding of the second one. I think I'll try it too =)

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful cards. Happy New Year.

Helen said...

Happy New Year, Brenda, hope you are on the up soon health-wise! Love the makes today, and the quote on the top one is wonderful. Good luck to Stevie, then, I think it's a sad day for the club, but the right decision to go out at the top. Hope he comes back in some capacity before too long though.

Sue said...

Such stunning cards Brenda, I love the images and gorgeous detailing.
Wishing you a Happy New Year
Sue xx

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous cards Brenda!
have a nice weekend!

Happy New Year

ALI said...

Beautiful cards B. especially like the first one!

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
ich wünsche dir ein Gesundes Neues Jahr mit weiterhin so tollen,kreativen Ideen und
deine beiden Karten sehen wunderschön aus,
glg ulrike

scrAPpamondo said...

Love so much the snowy scene!!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda you are the 'Queen of scene'...another gorgeous card. I just love your vitnage card and that fold.....the image and colours are gorgeous....would love to know how you scored your card?

Anne

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. And wishing you a happy new Year!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I do love the scenic one.
Lesley

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda love the glittery shimmer on your first card...it looks stunning
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful cards as always my friend.
(saw this quote - 695 games in a red shirt -Gerrard is not just a once in while player, or a once in generation player, or a once in a lifetime player. He's a one of a kind player. Captain Fantastic will be a hard act to follow - am quite sad but suppose age catches up with us all in the end!)
Have a wonderful 2015. xx

Supriyas Corner said...

Lovely cards.. Love the way you have used glitter in your first card and your previous post.. With such minimal use of glitter you have created a fantastic card.. Thanks for sharing.. Keep it up..!!

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Brenda, the 2nd one is a wonderful design, xxx

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the shape of the second. Hope you are soon feeling much better and I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning!

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely cards, Brenda! I especially enjoy your scenes - they are always serene and beautiful. This one looks like a work of art with the texture in the background! Happy New Year, B! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, you have done it again! That scene with the deer looks 3D...you have such a talent for all the layering and masking with the stamps! I think I want to live in one of your cards!! Love your fancy folded card too! big hugs :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, a great theme for the challenge and your cards are gorgeous. I love the fold on the bottom it compliments the image very well. Happy 2015 ! Shirleyxx

Andreja L. said...

Brenda, you made two beautiful cards :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Paper Profusion said...

A very happy and healthy new year to you and yours Brenda - I hope 2015 is kind to you, especially healthwise. Both your cards are wonderful, I can't figure out how you manged to do those folds but they look brilliant! Nicola x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two really fabulous cards to start off the New Year. Love the frosty scene, glad it isn't like that out of the window yet though, and love the fold and image of your second card - so different.
Lorraine

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards and beautiful folding.
Happy New Year;-))m

Jacee said...

Lovely cards Brenda, great shape and colour on the second, lovely!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sônia Herminio said...

Estou encantada com o seu blog , principalmente com este cartão. Simplesmente belo! Parabéns! Faço um convite para vir conhecer o meu cantinho. Quem sabe até goste e passa a me seguir. Feliz 2015!

Glennis said...

Both are gorgeous - I love the unusual fold

Judy Corner said...

Oooooo yes please to the ~Tutorial! Love that shape! But then I would wouldn't I! lol Thank you too for your good wishes and Happy New Year to you. Judy x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the scenes you create.
Wishing you a happy healthy and crafty 2015.
Lorraine x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Especially love the first one - such a peaceful scene! Wishing you much joy and many blessings in 2015!

Kathleen said...

Well this didn't show on my reading list no idea why, only found it as I popped to the Allsorts challenge blog to see what the new challenge was,
Never be tired of seeing that PB stamp and your Winter scene's you make gorgeous cards with it.
Second card is a fabulous shape and I really must use up some of my shaped cards this year, my resolutions for my crafting are so long and so many that I know I have failed already.

Kath x

Merry said...

Happy New Year to you Brenda. Sounds like you have had a wonderful time with family. Your winter scene is so pretty and just the right amount of glitter. Love the fold on the second card.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are two great creations. Love the winter scene on the first card. Wishing you a creative and healthy year 2015.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the fold on the second card and yes please to a tutorial
Kevin xx

Berina RGA said...

wow!! beautiful cards.. and I love the fold on the second one!! Awesome!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Marja Sch said...

Oh wow such a wonderful cards. Love to see the tutoril soon. Hugs Marja.

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant cards Brenda the card fold on the second looks amazing, fantastic makes.
hugs
lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, just adore your scenes and l think l need the nature set too - putting it on my wish list. Hope you are feeling a bit better now that normality is resuming x Susan x

mags said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Happy New Year to you.
Mags
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!

They are both lovely but I really like the fold and layout of the second one.

Wishing you are your family and very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Rhonda Miller said...

These are fabulous.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful cards. I so love that fancy fold on the second.
I have been swamped with the move prep and a bit overwhelmed to be honest! I had a little catch up on your posts and see that you have posted the directions. Once settled i will give this a try as it is so beautiful!

 
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