Saturday, 30 October 2010

Christmas and Autumn

Saturday means a new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's yours truly's turn to host the challenge and I have come up with a Christmas colour theme - Gold and Cream with a hint of red.

I used so many stamps and embellis on this one that I'm not even going to start to list them, but I really did enjoy making this one. As you might imagine it's quite large, like 12 inches square so I have passed it along to Stampalot as a sample card as I think it's a bit big for general Christmas giving. This creation is also for the following challenges:

Glitterbabes - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - Winter Wonderland
Stampavie - Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Bling it on

My great teamie Fliss has chosen the theme of Autumn at Polkadoodles this week so of course I loved making this one. I used the yummy Autumn section of the new Sundae of Seasons CD - I think all the DT are in love with this CD - acorns and leaves all re-sized and cut out to decoupage, a frame made with a Nesite using papers from the same collection and flower the same paper using my tattered floral die and liberally spritzed with glimmer mist. This card is also for the following challenge:

Crafty Creations - Halloween or Autumn


Anonymous said...

That is awesome, I was thinking it must have been big!!! I love the idea of a 12x12 for someone really special!

Gorgeous details there!

and love the autumn card too, you keep rocking these challenges!!!

Have a great weekend!

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Brenda,
Wow, that's some Christmas card! I love it! The little winter houses are adorable!
The autmumn card is gorgeous too. The little leaves and the flower are fab.
Enjoy your weekend.
Clare x

Silli said...

Wonderful creations dear Brenda, I love your work. Big hugs

Debs said...

Fab cards Brenda - loved this week's challenge theme - thanks.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, very elegant!!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

both these creation are so very special, love them both. janex

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Brenda. That large card is so special, it deserves to be highlighted. There is so much work and detail on it, and the end result is just AMAZING.
I also love your FALL CARD, great colours on that too.
You are one amazing crafter sweetie. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Lynda said...

Your Allsorts card is simply amazing Brenda - it's like 9 cards in one with all those wonderful images - worth all the work and what a fabulous sample piece for Sir Stampalot. Gorgeous acorn image, leaves and flower on the 2nd card - beautiful beautiful work!

Love Lynda xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Morning B

This is such a lovely card love all the different elements, have a great weekend!

Emma xxx

Stef H said...

absolutely fabulous! love your fall card too - fabulous colors!

thank you so much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge.

hugs :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Stef, I love your card with the months on how clever is that, reminds me of my sewn picture as its got four seasons in it with different trees with or without leaves, will have to post it sometime. Stunning cards. with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Mummylade said...

this is amazing work! Love all the details

Jacee said...

These are fabulous Brenda, wow the work you've put into the 'biggy' one to keep for definate!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,

Stunning job as ever, love the second card SOooo much, only because I am in the Autumn mood right now. I really like the text on that card, I have a craft robo given to me, nothing with it but hope next week at the NEC I can get some info and hopefully use it....
I don't normally make christmas cards, only in the sence for my guilty pleasure, my Mom n Step Dad are JW and the rest of the family wouldn't appreciate a handmade card so don't usually bother...Total waste of my efforts but do make a few to indulge

Hope your having a lovely weekend,speak soon

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
I love the choice of the allsorts theme this week, I will definately be joining in this week brenda. I love your creation very creative. Great Polkadoodles card too.
Have a good weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Zoechaos said...

Hi Hun,

As promised am home IMPS are fed fab cards will be photographed tomorrow. Thank you for a fab day so much fun and new ideas to play with LOL
xx Zoe

Claire Phillips said...

What wonderful creationd Brenda - your Christmas card is stunning and I love the acorns - fab as always! Cheers Claire x

PatR said...

Brilliant creations again Brenda, you never disappoint! xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the big one, so much to look at!!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Oh wow I love those acorns on your fall card!! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

Hannapanna said...

I see that you're working on your Christmas cards as well. ;) Love the small images on the Christmas card and the colour combo on the Autumn card. Gorgeous colouring too. Hugs, Hanna

Tina said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love all the elements! Thank you for taking part in this week's challenge over at Glitterbabe's Challenge Blog! Hugs

Kay Carley said...

What stunning cards Brenda. Particularly like the first one - I dread to think how long it took to do! xx

Louise said...

Wow Brenda loving the first card so much with all the windows fab idea.
Louise xx

Nicola said...

Wow this is just great. How original is this. Hugs Nicola xx

Jackie said...

I absolutely love the big Christmas card :)

I need to pick your brains if that's ok, will email you shortly x

Mervi said...

Beautiful cards! Hope everything is ok.
Warm hugs;-))m

pinky said...

I love that 12x12 card Brenda, so much to see and all so gorgeous. Loving the little acorn one too, very autumnal.

Hazeyj said...

Brenda the big card is really awesome;such a lot of careful work! And the lovely layout of the fall card. Good luck with both!

Auntie Em said...

Awesome!!! I think the big red card needs to be framed! It's gorgeous!!!
And your sweet gingham and print card is darling. Thanks for sharing! :o)

Merry said...

what a great way to use all your christmas the first card. The second is so petty.

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the Christmas card, there is so much to see on it.

Nikki x

Cor* said...

That christmas card is the most unique thing I have eva seen. It is so elegant with each window looking so different. thanks for the inspiration. Thanks so much for showing us YOUR WINTER WONDERLAND creation at Fussy & Fancy! Happy Holidays!!! Hugs- Corry
- off to enter my card in Polkadoodles now (if it qualifies) thanks for the heads up.

kaylou said...

wow what a gorgeous christmas card, thanks for playing at SAM.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such wonderful cards!! Thanks for sharing at Glitterbabes!

Mel X said...

Fabulous card.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

Mel X

ileana said...

Hi Brenda! these two are wonderful!!! love your fall card, amazing!
Thank you for playing with us at Glitterbabe´s Challenge, hugs!

Sandy Ang said...

What charmingly beautiful creations.
Love to see you at my Christmas Card Challenge