Saturday, 9 December 2017

Oh the snow, the beautiful snow



Morning Peeps, time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Helen would like to see 'Snowflakes'. Our sponsor is Marianne Designs.

Many thanks for all your kind wishes the last few days, I am home, rather bruised and needing a few days to recover before I get back into the swing of craft land, but fine apart from that. They seemed happy how things went, a further CT scan is scheduled and another procedure towards the end of January which I am really hoping will be the end of what's seemed like a never ending saga this year.

Onto my cards and I don't seem to have much in the way of snowflakes in my stash so for my first card I used an old wood mounted Hero Arts stamp which has a negative image of a little hamlet with snow falling so to compliment that I computer generated the first few lines of a John Whittaker Watson's 'Beautiful Snow' poem. I stamped the image in blue versafine and heat embossed with detail clear powder and simply matted and layered onto a larger card onto which I had printed the poem verse.


I kept my second share fairly CAS and used two snowflake dies to cut out the snowflakes and used the negative to place over a piece of turquoise glitter card, stamped the sentiment which is Inkylicious and tied some bakers twine and a gem across the top.

I hope our seasonal theme will be one you join in with and that you will pop over to the challenge blog to see all the inspiration from my teamies.

36 comments:

SARN said...

2 lovely snowy festive cards Brenda. Hope your recovery goes well . ... I'm off to read the previous post to see what's happened to you xxx

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, glad you are back home and hope your recovery is swift

Wendy L said...

They both look fab Brenda. Glad you are home and recovering, xxx

Craftyfield said...

Both clean, stylish and beautiful Brenda! I'm glad you are back home and resting. Take care, xx

scrAPpamondo said...

So glad to hear that all has gone well! Take care and relaxing, my friend, so the recovery will be short!
Two fab inspirations for Allsorts Challenge, love so much the card with that peaceful scene and the snow poem!! Hope to have a bit of time for me to create something.
Hugs

Jane said...

Oh I'm so sorry to read this Brenda...get well very soon. This is such a gorgeous scene. Keep warm and take care, hugs xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Glad you're back home B. x
Two lovely cards - we have rather a lot of the white stuff here at the mo.... Derby weather it ain't! x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and beautiful card Brenda
Gr Karin

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, enjoy the weekend;-))m

pinky said...

Very pretty cards Brenda! So glad to hear you are recovering well. Keep warm xx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
sehr edel deine Karte,schlicht die 2. Karte und dennoch wunderschön,
lg Ulrike

Glennis said...

Lovely 'snowy' cards Brenda. I hope your recovery is going well

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, lovely designs
Lorraine x

Dortesjs said...

Ohh very sweet and lovely cards ;O)) greetings from Denmark -Dorte

Sarah said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery Brenda. These are such lovely cards and the start of the poem is a perfect description for your gorgeous scene (he should have stopped at the third or fourth verse I seem to recall!!) xx

Kathleen said...

Very classy first card, love the dark blue and white.
Super CAS card, great design.
Had a few snow flurries this afternoon but nothing major.

Kath x

Fikreta said...

gorgeous cards Brenda
hugs

Pollard Carole said...

Two fabulous cards and such a beautiful verse Glad you are home and hope you feel better soon Take care sending love and hugs Carole x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Two gorgeous cards B. So good to hear all went well, pray for swift recovery from the procedure and the next one not to be delayed and also a great success.
Praying God's blessing upon you and all you love at this Christmas time as we remember the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Hugs and many prayers, dear B.
Shaz in Oz. X

Donna Ellis said...

Exquisite, Brenda! Peaceful and beautiful. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards Bm, hope you are ok and all went well.xx[aNNie]🎄

Karen Knott said...

Both wonderful cards :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Brenda, I love the top one especially, such a lovely stamp and wording. So glad to hear that you are back home recovering, keep warm and well in the cold weather.

Sue xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Brenda, the cards are beautiful. I like both very much.
Greetings Carola

Ellibelle said...

Glad to hear everything went well at the hospital and that you are done with it in time for the holidays too!
Your cards are beautiful, love the poem and it's a reminder of how beautiful snow is (if we don't have to drive in it, that is!!)

ALI said...

Beautiful cards, great news with the hospital.....and we are saying "oh the snow" here in the midlands....lol

Leanne Harris said...

I don't know about Oh The Snow Brenda! You must have had the huge "dumping" that we received overnight and this morning! I'm declaring two days inside!!!! The dogs absolutely love it and have given us some laughs. Oh yes, cards!!!! Very appropriate one might say!!!! Really lovely Brenda and I'm glad that you are home, now take things slowly - golly it's all operations isn't it - James is doing well. Take care xxxxxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutey stunning and classy cards Brenda, so elegant!

Tracy Welham said...

Both stunning, really beautiful colours! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Joan said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the first one is stunning and I love how you have printed part of the poem (think I have that stamp lurking somewhere, must dig it out after seeing how lovely it looks on your card)
Joan

Gerrina said...

Sorry I'm so late coming here (all the last work that has to be done before the end of the year) I do like this rather 'blue' post :)! Great to see an older stamp on the first; it is a beauty! And so super CAS your 2nd; that is something we don't see often here, but just great! Take time to get back in your zone/mode! Hugs, Gerrina

butterfly said...

What a lovely, chilly pair of cards - the snow factor is definitely having an effect on this post!! The icy simplicity is really fabulous. Great work as always, Brenda.
Alison x

Linby said...

What a beautiful and tranquil scene. I thought it was a die it is so detailed - it's a lovely stamp. Your second card is so CAS, delicate and elegant too.

Tracy said...

These are wonderful creations, love the CAS design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Hope you are feeling better Brenda - you certainly have had a bad year with your health. Two super makes today - love the simplicity of the second one. Take care x Susan x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Lovely.colors!