Saturday, 29 October 2016

Christmas at Allsorts and a cute Tattered Lace Mouse



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Tracy Mouse would like us to 'Make a Start on Christmas'. Our sponsor is Let's Create.

My starting point for my card was to stamp an Inkylicious stamp four times to create a frame and the two Deer inside, then create the sky and land using Pan Pastels, a sun mask and torn paper for the hills. I added a few random 'bushes' using the tip of a tree stamp and the paper mask. Finally some birds and pearls around the frame. My teamies have come up with some super inspiration over at the challenge blog.


I am also sharing a few of my Tattered Lace samples using dies from the new Demure Collection which premiered on Create and Craft TV yesterday. As most of you know I just don't do cute but I have to admit I loved this little sweeties the moment I saw it. There is also a lovely new tri fold frame which I will share another day.




Happy weekend all.

54 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Oh I can learn so much from you ..Love the creations here and those fabulous stamps and colours.cxx {aNNie}

Wendy L said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, have a good weekend, xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Brenda your winter scene is beautiful and love sweet mice cards and your stunning wreath

Anne

Glennis said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, I love the way you make them into little scenes - so clever!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards, love the first one especially

Marianne said...

Great cards....Love the mouse <3 Have a great weekend! Hugs, Marianne

Julie said...

Morning my lovely B. What a beautiful selection of cards, at first I thought, goodness B has way too much time on her hands, then I realised that what I thought was fussy cutting had been created with your TL dies. Stunning! X

Mervi said...

Fabulous card with deers, beautiful scene.
Happy weekend;-))m

coldwaters2 said...

Another beautiful selection of cards Brenda I love seeing the different images and designs you use, the one that has caught my eye this time is that awesome scene in the top one a real beauty, take care
hugs
lorraine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the gorgeous Christmas scene Brenda and the wonderful little tattered lace mouse (which just happened to fall into my basket yesterday). A lovely collection of cards.

Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! I always wondered how you posed your stamped images so perfectly in your creations, and I finally "get it". You actually stamped the deer first and THEN added the hills - after thinking about it, I wanted to knock myself upside the head for not getting it sooner LOL Better late than never, right? LOL I especially like the mist "ribboning" through your scene - it's one of my favorite wintry treats where we live. Around January or February, the ground is often warmer than the night air. In the mornings, ribbons of mist rise from the ground, so it resembles layers that some fairy must have magically put in place. Slowly, the ribbons float upward until there are no new ribbons rising from the ground.

And your little "sweeties" (as you call them) are truly SWEET in the darling settings you've created for them. The sentiment is absolutely true. It's hard to imagine people who live in cities and never really see greenery except for what might be growing in sidewalk cracks or on someone's balcony. Where do the birds go, and bees and butterflies? Your little mouse precariously latched onto his blade of seeding grass is melt-my-heart cute! Your other settings are equally cute, as is the lovely wreath. Thanks for sharing your pretties today! hugs, de

Stamping Bubbles said...

Lovely collection of cards Brenda. The mouse is so cute, I must try and catch these shows at some point. Your Christmas card is stunning, the stag is magnificent. Have a great weekend.
Take care
Lesley

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda and the little mouse is adorable. Love how you've made such very different harvest style creations with him.
Fliss xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing cards, Brenda! The first one has the style that I always expecially love, fabulous scene and delicate tones on it!! Love all your makes, and the TL diecuts look fabulous with your lovely design!
I wish you a sweet weekend free of pain, my friend!!

Eva Olmo said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! All are gorgeous but my favorite is the first, I love it!

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wauuu wat zijn je kaarten weer schitterend .Vooral de bovenste kaart is prachtig.
Groetjes Gerrie

Marianne said...

Such a tranquil wintry scene on your Christmas card, Brenda, and I can see why you fell in love with the sweet mouse.
Thanks for popping by my blog so often, but please don't feel bad if you cannot always keep up. I know that life can get in the way sometimes. It happens to all of us.
Have a good weekend!
Marianne x

Linby said...

Love the atmospheric first card. Those mice certainly are cute - love how you used them. L x

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the scene on the first is gorgeous and those little cuties on the other cards are just so sweet. Great display of cards. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Craftyfield said...

Your winter scene is fabulous Brenda, I can feel the cold of a winter's day and the I can see the fog... Your delicate framing with the pearls is lovely too. Lovely creations with the Tattered Lace but mice aren't for me, cute or not!!! xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
wunderschöne Karten hast du wieder gestaltet,eine schöner als die Andere und jede mit ganz viel liebe zum Detail gestaltet,ich bin wie immer total begeistert von deinen Werken,schönes Wochenende,
glg ulrike

Babs Watson said...

Another beautiful selection of cards Brenda, I particularly like the first one, a beautiful winter's morning I can just imagine looking out the window at this scene, cute little mouse and a beautiful sentiment on your last card..

Happy Crafting
Hugs Babs :)) x

Robin said...

Oh Brenda these are so adorable! I love the sun rays! Hope you are feeling better. Hugs, Robin

Carole said...

Love the deer scene and it makes such a change to frame them in a square wresth, and not round...love it! Cute mice cards...don't like mice though (shivers) but your cards are lovely!

Crafting Queen said...

What a great selection of cards. I especially like the second one, just adorable. Have a great weekend.

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are gorgeous, Brenda! You know I'm an animal lover so these really stand out! The deer one is my favourite - absolutely gorgeous!

KandA said...

Wonderful cards Brenda. As always a really beautiful scene and the Inkylicious stamp frames it perfectly. Love that sweet little mouse on your fabulous TL samples too. Enjoy the weekend and I hope your pain is easing xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the top scenic card...beautiful
Lorraine x

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

so pretty cards!
love them all!
thank you for all nice comments on my blog
have a great day
hugs

Marjeta said...

Again fantastic cards. Gorgeous scene.

Marjeta

Tracy said...

I think you know what I'm going to say Brenda, that mouse is soooooooo cute. I love the first Mouse card with the sun and rays and of course that lovely sentiment.
And a fabulous and gorgeous Christmas Deer card for my challenge.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

SusanLotus said...

Really lovely cards.
And the mouse is cute.
I love the quote about nature.
Because it´s so true!

Have a wonderful saturday evening.
Hugs Sussie

rachel said...

wow Brenda - such wonderful makes - the first christmas one is a stunner - and all those ones with the beautiful field mouse - wish they stayed in the field ...lol! Big hugs Rachel x

Lucy Woods said...

Oh these are just stunning! You are soo good at inking backgrounds! The first one in particular has really inspired me!
Lucy x

Mrs A. said...

What a beauty your first card is. I love the pearls around the border. loving the cute field mouse cards too. hugs Mrs A.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all really gorgeous Brenda I do like those mice
Kevin xx

Sophie said...

So feine Karten, wunderbare und lustige Werke.

herzlichst Sophie

Judy Corner said...

What a beautiful selection of cards Brenda. Happy Sunday. Judy x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous designs, I especially like the 'scenes' that you create. I hope you are doing well, Shirley xx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing creations Brenda, so beautiful cards!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

ALI said...

Beautiful selection of cards, my fav's as always are your beautiful scenes.

Barb said...

Four gorgeous cards Brenda. The little mice really do look fluffy. My favourite is the first. I love the twiggy border and the misty scene. Barbxx

MaryH said...

What a gorgeous set of cards. Loving the twig border on the woodland scene, with the soft hills and 'grasses'. The pearls added into the twigs was such an elegant touch. Your style of 'cute' just fits what I love, as it's sweet, but not 'cutesy'. These little mice are just adorable, and so colorful too. Loving all the wonderful dies and how you've used them to best effect on each delightful card. Now off to see your earlier post, which I got a glimpse of yesterday, but didn't have time to leave a comment. Hugs & hope you're feeling well. TFS

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I so adore the first card Brenda; the wonderful frame and the serene feeling of a Winter's day with the subtle stamping. The glory of Nature caught in a card. The Tattered Lace cards are gorgeous too, those dies are lovely.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous Christmas card Brenda, love the way you've stamped a frame. The little mice are so sweet, love the cards.
Avril xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a beautiful selection of cards Brenda. The samples that you've made are absolutely wonderful but I adore the first one. The stamping, colouring and layout are all perfect and I love the way you've created the frame too, which looks superb. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Greta said...

Lots of eye candy today, Brenda! I especially love the card for Allsorts--beautiful scene & so creative to make the frame that way--& I love pearls!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Love these cards! How do you keep up??

Team Clark said...

What an adorable critter! Always so lovely! Hugs, Autumn

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous cards Brenda-great scene and love the frame you stamped and all the little pearls,beautiful Tattered lace cards too
carol x

Gerrina said...

Wow what a treat again; so many cards here! My favorite is the first; just love the frame you create and your scene looks so good again! Hope you are having some sunny hours aswell! Hugs, Gerrina

susiestacey said...

Absolutely stunning Christmas card Brenda, love the way you have used the bough stamp to make a frame, l have that stamp _ will have to remember that for next years cards if you don't mind. Lovely collection of cards, you have been very busy. X

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! The flower vine is so beautiful!! You have a lovely collection of dies!! And you make very beautiful use of them! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you are feeling better!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Shirley Chillman said...

Hi Brenda just catching up after being away and what a superb collection of cards to greet me. Cute looks beautiful to me.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.