Sunday, 3 December 2017

Chinese Lanterns and a Winter walk



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Winter Trees and Flora' and 'CAC - Clean and Simple'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both. 

I had a surprise call from the hospital................not the normal sort of surprise but I am happy it's much sooner than anticipated.........to say I had been "fast tracked" and my kidney procedure is this coming week so I will be missing for a few days, but have done another scheduled post for later in the week with some Chocolate Baroque shares as it's my day to post over there.

My top make is my Penny Black piece, the gorgeous Chinese Lanterns image was inked with Distress Markers and spritzed with water before stamping, some watery inks splatted around by flicking them with a paintbrush and the sentiment stamped in Versafine black.


And my Stamping Sensations piece started out as a piece of Kraft card, then the cottage, trees and fence were stamped with Versafine Toffee and a little dark green added with distress pens before stamping. Next using a piece of torn paper I used a white inkpad to add the hills followed by stamping the foreground trees again...............they are a Penny Black two part stamp.......with Versamark and heat embossing with detail white powder. Then all the other elements were stamped into place, some liquid pearls and glitter added to build up the Wintery feel.

As always we have lots of awesome prizes to be won so I do hope you will join in.

52 comments:

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards both, my fave is the second, lovely and peaceful scene.
Good luck for your hospital visit, have a nice weekend;-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards B, hope all goes well for you too.xx[aNNie]🎄

Lynne K said...

Absolutely beautiful winter scene, Brenda! I love the sepia tones and snowy highlights, and the sense of peace and serenity. Gorgeous Chinese lanterns too - another stamp for my wish list! x

Craftyfield said...

Both beautiful cards, Brenda, florals and scenes, my favourites! I hope everything goes well next week. xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards. Hope the procedure goes well and you have a speedy recovery! Hugs Anesha

Babs Watson said...

Love the Chinese lanterns and your lovely sentiment, but wow your winter scene is so beautiful, peace and calmness , I would loved to have walked in that meadow in all that snow where no one else had walked as a kid lol happy memories. Hope all goes well for you ..
Hugs Babs x


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, I really love the kraft card one, the shades of brown and white in this beautiful scene reminds me of a serene, early morning scene just after the first snow has fallen, just gorgeous.
I hope your hospital visit and procedure go well and wishing you a speedy recovery from it.
Lorraine

Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards, especially the second one, I love it x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I'm really spoilt for choice here Brenda but I think that I'm drawn to your second card. It's such a wonderful winter scene and there are so many different elements of interest, and all with such perfect perspective. I think this one should go into a frame and be brought out every Christmas, I love it! I hope that all goes well for you this week and my thoughts will be with you. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Fikreta said...

Stuning cards dear Brenda!
hugs

Viv's Visuals said...

Two fab cards my friend. Three fab points yesterday!!!
(A visit to the consultant for me this week too - I don't want to be fast tracked!!! Need to see out my year!)

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Brenda, hope that the kidney procedure goes very well and that you feel better sooner! Both your cards are fabulous, the one with the Chinese Lanterns looks so festive and sweet, and you know I just love your scenery cards... this one isn't and exception, such sweet snowy scene!!
Hugs and blessings!

Gerrina said...

The challenge is totally good for me :) And the laternstamp looks so good in the traditinal colours as wel...I always like to try to think out of the box, but like this it looks super!
And as always your scene is gorgeous! No favorite this time; don't know how to choose one... Hugs, Gerrina

ALI said...

Beautiful Brenda!
All the best for the Kidney procedure x

pinky said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I'm sucking in all the details as I am dying to have a go at both techniques. Fingers crossed all goes well with your upcoming hospital procedure.xx

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Joan said...

A beautiful winter scene Brenda and oh how I love the Chinese lantern card, I reall, really need that stamp I hope your hospital procedure goes well.

Joan x

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. A beautiful flower on the first one and a lovely CAS design. I love the winter scene you created on your second card, realy fantastic!! I hope all goes well for you in the hospital. Marlies

Greta said...

Hurray--wishing you well, Brenda! 2 gorgeous cards!

Glennis said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, Best of luck for your hospital visit

Judy Corner said...

I am a little behind with my commenting Brenda, but oh what lovely cards you have been making! Judy x

Sarah said...

These are beautiful cards Brenda, Chinese lanterns remind me of my Nan, she had them growing in her garden and my little Sis and I loved to pick them for her, she had a tall copper vase that we put them in to dry...happy days. Your snowy scene is so pretty and if the weather men are to be believed we might just see some white stuff next weekend!! Hope your procedure goes well xx

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous, absolutely love the wintery scene.
Lorraine x

Astrid Maclean said...

Both are just stunning, I really could not pick a fav this time, they are both fantastic in their own way!!
Good luck with your appointment! xx

Sally H said...

Two stunning creations, Brenda! I love them both! Your scene is delightful and those Chinese lanterns are wonderful too. I didn't think that Bakewell would last long enough to post to me, lol. Steve has been telling me off all week for not bringing a piece of cake home for him ;)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful stamped scene looks great in neutral colours--I knew this was your card as soon as I saw it on the challenge blog --beautiful stamp,watercolour effect and sentiment--good luck with the hospital visit
Carol x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous creations Brenda, both using fabulous images.

Kath x

Ellibelle said...

Two amazing cards Brenda, each one beautifully done!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, especially the scene. it looks great on the Kraft card. Thank you for the lovely comment that you left for me earlier today.

Sue xx

linda said...

two beautiful cards brenda! i love your colouring on the first and the depth of the second; a warm wintery scene. wishing you the best for your hospital visit.

Leanne Harris said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, the floral one is one of my favourites by Penny Black and your lovely warm tones on the winter scene give this one a lovely feeling to it - and of course, there are animals and a dog - makes all the difference!!! xxxx

Linby said...

Love the floral make but the scene is just breathtaking. I think I need toffee versamark LOL - I have sepia.

Carole said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda and I especially am in love with your warm winter scene. How clever to layer stamp with Versamark and then emboss! Hope all goes well with your procedure.

Dortesjs said...

Beautiful stamped scene and great Chinese lantern card ;O))

cuilliesocks said...

What absolutely wonderful cards Brenda, I especially love your winter scene, but the colours on the first card are so beautiful.
I hope all goes well with the procedure, Kate x

Anonymous said...

Really amazing cards Brenda!
x Daniela

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness! These are both beautiful. You have such a way of creating a scene! Love that second card. The scene is superb.

The first card is stunning. I always admire your sentiment stamps. This image is perfect withthose words. The image pops off the page and the words draw you back and ground you with their message.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Brenda
Gr Karin

aussie aNNie said...

Hope all goes well next week...hugs.xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh B. ...so glad to hear the good news of fast track, I’ve been praying fir it each night for ages now when come to your name on my list, so good to hear it’s happenng, sending prayer hugs for wonderful healing care in all things next week.
I love both cards, stunnng creations and have me itching to get out of Christmas card mode, i worked out this afternoon I need eight more cards! Happens every year, I’m going to do better next year etc etc.
I can see a batch bake coming up.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration! And will keep praying too!!!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Dr Sonia S V said...

Hope all goes well for you Brenda.
Cheers
Dr Sonia

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Lovely cards and hope all is well!

cebelica said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - to me you are the queen of creating landscapes. The bottom card is absolutely stunning and the way you created a scene is beyond amazing. I love the first card too - great idea to create a watercoloured look.
I'm very glad you got some good news from the hospital and that your procedure will be done this week. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that everything goes well and that you'll recover quickly!
Hugs! xx

SusanLotus said...

Beautifull creations Brenda!
I hope your are feeling fine
and that you will feel better.
Warm Hug
from Sussie in Sweden.

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda.
beide Karten sehen einfach wieder wunderschön aus,die Schneelandschaft hat es mir besonders angetan,
LG ulrike

Marianne said...

Wonderful makes, Brenda. I particularly like the way the leaves on your first card turned out. Love how the colours have blended. I'm hoping your surgery will be over by the time you read this. Sending positive thoughts for a speedy recovery. Hope you will start to feel better once this kidney problem has been sorted.
Marianne x

Dora said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda. I love the scene!!

Tracy said...

Wow I love your new header, it's beautiful. That scene is gorgeous, so serene and beautiful.Love your lanterns too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Two wonderful card. I love both.
Hugs Carola

butterfly said...

Two more absolute beauties - I love the painterly effect on the Chinese lanterns and the snow scene really captures the mood perfectly. So clever how you created the shaded hills for all those images to sit on.
Alison x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE the first one ! Hope you're doing well!