Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Down your street



Morning Peeps, huge apologies I've not been round visiting, not been at all well this last week, so much so I even asked my teamies at the challenges to help me out with commenting, not something I do readily or very often, but their help has been much appreciated. I am doing my best to get back into things but it seems slow going so please bear with me.

As promised I have some more shares using Baker Ross products along with my mid month creation for Penny Black and More where our Christmas theme is in full swing.

Last Christmas the lady at one of the blogs I visit had made cards for her neighbours with their street name and I thought what a great idea to try and remember. I have a feeling it was Jacee but confess I am not certain so thought it best not to link to her in case I got it wrong (just adding Jacee confirms it was her so many thanks Jacee), but amazingly enough for me I actually did remember and decided to make some for friends and family.

Looking through my stamps I had no problem coming up with a rural scene but nothing for town folk, so have restricted them to a dozen or so who live in rural locations. To create the scenes which are all much the same I used two Penny Black stamps along with the Santa which I think is Hobby Art and sponged the sky and background with Pan Pastles. I added liberal helpings of snow glitter, computer generated the street names, punched them out and painted wooden kebab skewers for the posts. The Ivy is a Tattered Lace Charisma die and finally I printed and cut some little Nicecrane Robins to sit on the sign posts.


And as promised here are the little trees I made using Baker Ross's Polystyrene Cones. I made one into a Santa by priming the cone with gesso and then red acrylic paint and when dry decorating with some furry fabric, a buckle and black card for is belt. On another I used the Gingerbread Foam Stickers and some Christmas glittery garland and for the third I simply used ribbons, doubling them up and fixing in place starting from the bottom and working upwards. The tree in the middle seems to look a tad lopsided although in the flesh looks perfectly straight so can only assume it's my naff photography.

Hope your week is going well and many thanks for your visit today.

58 comments:

Gaby Dierx said...

I really like your christmas trees!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful makes, all of them! Love how you put the card together and the trees look fun and funky!

Hope you feel better soon!! Don't stress about commenting, - that's the least of your worries!!! xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and your gorgeous creations are a fab idea for Christmas...hope this finds you feeling better.xxx
 { aNNie}

Iri said...

I like it! Super!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and lovely decs too, xxx

Marianne said...

Such a pretty little scene, Brenda. Love the pop of colour in the front and the red frame pulls it all together. Your little trees turned out really fun and pretty as well. Such a great way to use up your ribbons.
I'm sorry to hear you've not been feeling well again. Hope this spell won't last too long.
Marianne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope ypu are on the mend. Cute card great idea and what fun trees x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful scene you've created on your Christmas card Brenda....love your polystryene makes too very clever

Anne

Gerrina said...

The PB-christmasscene looks stunning as your scenes allways do... And you display your creativity, but most of all the great imagination on the cones; so different each and all so fun to use for christmas! Hope you are soon back to normal! Hugs, Gerrina

AnyOldCraft said...

What a fabulous idea for the cards.
Love your scenes.
Fab little Christmas tree cones loving the ribbon one.
Hope you feel better soon B xx

coldwaters2 said...

Love your card Brenda the personalised street name is a brilliant idea, the scene is so lovely I also love the cone projects especially the ribbon one, excellent creations
hugs
lorraine x

Linby said...

Just love this little scene you created and those robins are just the finishing touch.
Lynn x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a gorgeous scene and i'm loving what you have done to the cones, especially the Santa one, so sweet, Luv Sam x

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card
and trees are so cute!
have a nice day
hugs
>^.^<

Shirley Chillman said...

So sorry to hear you are still unwell Brenda hope you perk up soon especially for Christmas.

I am going to pinch this idea for my Christmas cards as well such a fabulous make and I also love the cone makes.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Viv's Visuals said...

Hello my friend! I am completely INADEQUATE - my attempts at scenes are worse than KRAFT!!! Great card and a fab idea with the street name. Love the cones - I made a ribbon tree about 10 years ago - it still gets brought out every Christmas!
Glad you are feeling a little bit better O 1 in a 1000 - --- see always said you were special!!!!
Love Mrs Klopp. xx

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Brenda! I hope you're feeling better soon, I have been ill for a while so know what you mean. Love the street name idea may use it myself. Beautiful card and projects!
Hugs Hazel xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Brenda!! I love the little sign in the corner with the birds and vines, such a great addition to the beautiful scenery in the background!! Love your little trees too. hugs :)

Kari said...

The card is fabulous,Brenda!A wonderful image and I love the little birds!
Great cones!I love the one with the gingerbread stickers!
Have a lovely Wednesday!
Smiles and hugs,Kari :)

Lau W said...

Love the card, very nice scene and OMG so lovely creations ! superb work Brenda !
xxx

Lucy Woods said...

Oh my goodness I love love love that card!!!! So gorgeous and perfectly Christmassy!!
Lucy x

Robin said...

Such a beautiful Christmas scene! I love the decor as well! So sorry you are feeling poorly. I pray your health will return strong for you. Hugs, Robin

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

That's a lovely scene that you've created Brenda. I think it's a lovely idea to use a personalised street name on a Christmas Card. I once made a card for an elderly neighbour of my parents using an old sepia photograph of where we all lived. It was a window card with the scene in the background. She put the card up that Christmas and it stayed there until she passed away a few years later. What I'm really meaning to say is that I think people really appreciate that little, personal touch. Take care of yourself Brenda and I hope that you're feeling well again soon x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Brenda your trees are so gorgeous ....they must me making your home look so pretty!! I so love the Santa one
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Marlies said...

A lovely Christmas scene card Brenda and I love the trees you made, great!! I hope you soon recover, take care! hugs, Marlies

Gail said...

What a great idea for a card!
Love the Christmas trees!

mags said...

A lovely card Brenda and a great idea to put a person's street name on it. Love the little trees too.
Mags
x

Pat said...

Fabulous card Brenda, I love the gorgeous scene and your cute robins on the street name. The tree decorations are absolutely beautiful the Santa one especially with all his fur. So sorry you have not been well, hope you are soon feeling much better.

Pat xx

Team Clark said...

So very sorry it's been such a rough time for you. Hang in there and take care of YOU. The blogosphere will go on. I think it is a fantastic idea to do the street name like you did - just super! And the little cones look like so much fun to make! Cute as they can be! Hugs, Autumn

butterfly said...

Love your wintry village scene and the 3D trees are charming. So sorry to hear it's been a difficult time... do take care of yourself, and don't worry about us - we'll be here!
Alison xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
da warst du ja in den letzten Tagen wieder sehr fleißig und ganz wunderschöne Dinge sind dir da vom Basteltisch gefallent,hab noch einen schönen Abend,
glg ulrike

Jacee said...

Hi Brenda, yes it was me! (would be great if you could give me a quick link) you've done a great job here, I'm sure it will go down well with everyone, I've done mine for the neighbours and I'm about to post them on my blog, quite likely be Saturday, do look out for them.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jane said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you have been unwell again Brenda, sending a huge hug that things improve again very soon. Your card is right up my street! Brilliant and I love the little santa in the sky xx

Craftyfield said...

Love the street name idea too and it's a great card. Love your trees too, especially Santa which reminds me of a glamorous evening dress (so Mrs Santa rather than Mr...)
Sorry that you're not well and if I can help please let me know, I'd be happy too.xx

ALI said...

Beautiful Brenda, been busy again...lol
Hope you feel better soon.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous makes, a great scene and love the idea of the name on the sign and the cute little robins.
The makes using the polystyrene cone are brilliant, especially love the ribbon one.
Nice to have you back but don't overdo it.

Kath x

KandA said...

Wonderful card Brenda, love the country scene you made and the signpost is such a great idea. Fabulous decorated cones too.
Sorry to hear you've not been feeling great and I hope you're better very soon xx

rachel said...

I adore your scene Brenda and those cones look fabulous! was looking for one of those - now I know where to go!!! Hugs rachel x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Those Christmas trees are such fun and totally gorgeous. I love the beautiful scene you have created on your card too, such a lovely way to send a personal card to friends and neighbours.
Lorraine

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful scene Brenda, I hope you are feeling better soon. Take good care, Shirleyxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, bella scena con gli uccellini sul cartello, escono fuori veramente bene!
I tuoi alberi di Natale sono molto belli, mi piace tanto quello che sembra il cappello di Babbo Natale! (Santa's hat)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! Sad to hear you're experiencing unpleasant and difficult days. Hope you are soon over this hurdle, and that you recover to your previous health. Have you received the warm sunshine I sent your way? Beautiful projects and a wonderfully magical scene! Hugs, de

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda
Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well, I hope you feel stronger soon. Great Christmas card, a brilliant way of personalising cards. Love the trees too, may have to borrow the hat idea for school.
Take care
Lesley

aussie aNNie said...

agh sorry you getting that stupid robot thing. I just responded to 78 email comments and it has just started now on the last two so I have done well and stopping now...have a good day, mine's almost over.xx { aNNie}

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card and love those trees.
Hope you feel back to your normal soon.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

Brenda, please don't worry about commenting, get yourself well enough first...hugs.
You card is so beautiful, you create such wonderful scenes, and putting the locations on them is brilliant.
I love your gorgeous funky trees :o)
Jackie xx

vinita jain said...

Hope you will recover soon! Your scenic beauty is adorable with every angle in soothing and soft look and Love your gorgeous X-mas tree!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, love the scene you've created
I hope you feel better soon
Lorraine x

Rhonda Miller said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Your card is beautiful and I love the decorated cones.

Pollard Carole said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon take care of yourself. I love the our road cards they work so well a great idea and perfect stamp Those cones are fabulous such a clever idea I love them all they are all such clever designs Love an hugs Carole x

Berina RGA said...

Love the card you have made.. Very beautiful scenery. The Christmas trees and santa's hat are very nice.. Regarding the angle of the tree, It sometimes happens with me too. How muchever I try, I sometimes cannot the camera straight with my card!!! Hope you will get well soon.. Take care..

Michelle J M said...

Fabulous creations! I do hope you are feeling better Brenda. Michelle x

Paper Profusion said...

Sorry to hear you are struggling Brenda and I hope you have improved a little since posting. Dont worry about commenting at all. Gorgeous card and terrific cones! Nicola x

Jeni Mc said...

Hope you are feeling better Brenda ! I just love your ' Down your street' card ,It is so real, you feel you are there !

linda said...

beautiful card and christmas cones! so festive, creative and so lovely to personalize the cards with the street name!

Pia S said...

I love the dimension and color added to this design with the sign and leaves and birds! It's a really beautifully designed card...

Greta said...

Beautiful scene & your trees are just darling!

Merry said...

Fantastic idea for the street name Christmas cards. I just had to go over and see Jacee's too….thanks for the link

 
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