Wednesday 17 November 2010

Feels like snow

Hello everyone, how you doing ?

Is it cold or what, don't know about the rain they forecast, feels more like snow here so someone must have left the Fen gate open again....for those of you not familiar with the Fens, it's very flat and when the wind blows we know all about it. In the spring and summer we get the 'Fen Blows'.......the soil being so light here, it literally lifts off the ground in a good wind and blows like a dust storm and many a newly sown crop has been lost that way. When we get winter winds it's cold, it is verrrrrrrry cold. I could drivel on for England couldn't I ?

Dining room done, hall work in progress, slowly goes it but it's nice to have one room almost done and dusted. There were a few hairy moments on the ladder, but hubby stayed close and left me too it as he knew I was determined to do it. The body's not so sure of the wisdom today though and nothings working very well and I may just let someone else do the next room. But I think sometimes I have to do these things just to prove to myself I am not a total write off just yet. And I am really pleased with the room, I love the colours and now itching to get the new dining furniture in......I will share piccies when we get there.

My first card card is a but of indulgene again with Sweet Pea Fairy of the Night, stamped and masked to create a moon, then coloured with Copics. The glittered spotty DP is My Minds Eye and I embossed the bottom piece of bazzil with a new butterfly folder I bought at the NEC. I added crystal glityter the the fairies wings, some flowers and a pin which was silver so I coloured it with Copics to match. This card is for the following challenges:

Simon Says - Sparkle

My second cards one of my really quick and simple ones using a lovely Clarity Christmas stamp which I stamped with versafine black, embossed with detail clear onto a piece which I misted with Glimmer Mist timeless lilac then masked to I could ink the centre of the large letter using brilliance inks. Next I sprayed with Crafters Companion iridescent spray and sparkle and when dry stamped with one of the sections of Judikins Christmas cube. The DP is Cosmo Cricket. This card is for the following challenges:

Tuesday Taggers - Peace, love, joy
Fab 'n Funky - Forget me not (the cube stamp)
Anything Goes - Let it snow
Ladybug - Christmas sparkle


Victoria said...

thanks for the lovely comment but I am not able to see the candy link, oh well.
love this card as you know I love sweetpea stamps, check out my challenge every other monday which uses these images and other magical ones called magic mondays there is a link on my blog. The card also qualifies for the sweetpea challenge in a sweetpea dream as it has flowers on as well as saturday crafter which is sparkle.
hugs Vicky x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely cards. I saw those Clarity stamps recently and thought they were lovely - was almost tempted! Elizabeth

Unknown said...

Great cards, these Sweet Pea images are great. Very artistic I think.

Anonymous said...

Hello Brenda,

Just taking 5, james walked in the house unexpected half an hour ago so his timing was great as dinner was all ready, I was worried I would have had to reheat it because I started cooking it as soon as my youngest complained he was

I hope your taking it easy there with the decorating, I can't wait to see the pic's...
I would have loved to see you up that, like me you sound determined not to let it get the better of you....

Love both your cards, your embossing folder buy is gorgeous, I missed that one at the show...
And I love the sentiment on the second card, I was watching clarity on the TV the weekend, got some usefull tips to try...

Keep warm with all that
Speak soon

PinksyDoodles said...

More beautiful cards Brenda. The second one is so clever showing the winter scene through the wording.
Wrap up warm!
Clare x

craftymum said...

Gorgeous cards yet again Brenda.
It is very cold and windy here in Wolverhampton. Hot chocolate and a nice movie weather!!!!
hugs sarah x

Jean said...

I love your cards, so sweet and like the second one says peaceful.. love your coloring and use of glimmer mist makes the second one so lovely.. I checked out all your cards and love all of them... am loving what I see..
Hugs, Jean

Lisa Jane said...

HI Brenda - well done with the decorating .. not my favourite job ... well apart from wallpapering - which i do love.
Love the cards . the second "peace " card is my favourite ... you could enter it into our Christmas sparkle challenge at ladybugcraftsink
Lisa ;)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, you couldnt have made so different cards, the first one I love with the fairy and her tree arms in her hair, and the second is gorgeous, the way the letter C is wrapped around the town.
Yes I know the Fens and yes they are open and wind howls across them so Im not surprised you are cold. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anonymous said...

Looking fabby Brenda!

Love the Sweet Pea, they are one of my fav lines!

and I REALLY love the PEACE stamp, LOVE the purple and flourish!

Whimsey said...

Great cards Brenda; love the color combo for both and that peace card is very unique - really like it! Love the sparkle!

Thanks for joining LCI's challenge this week.

Zoechaos said...

Well done on the decorating we all get aches and pains from doing it LOL Making beautiful cards not quite so painful and you can do it without a safty net LOL. Lovely cards you have done wonderful things with Barbara's fabulous Peace stamp and another striking colour scheme xx Zoe

Babs said...

Hi Brenda love the butterfly background, and the way you have put the heart pin through the knot in your ribbon,beautiful image, love how the little town sits in the middle of the letter C 2 lovely cards

Babs x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! Love the fairy on the first card and great layout on the second,
hugs Vicky xx

Helen said...

Think we must have sent the cold your way, as it was much milder here today!
Your cards are as always, lovely - especially the Peace one - I hope you didn't make them whilst you were up the ladder, ha ha!

Merry said...

Glad to hear the decorating is moving along. Those fen winds sound too chilly for me. :-~ Starting to wonder how we will survive our Italian Christmas.

Love your cards Brenda....especially the second with that lovely 'Peace' word.

Sally H said...

Both Stunning, Brenda! I love them! The Christmas card is such a lovely and unusual colour combo. Love the sparkle. Glad to hear you are surviving the decorating. I got put off decorating when we moved in here and found the plaster was held on by wallpaper...every room needed plaster boarding and re plastering before we could decorate it.

PatR said...

Two lovely cards again Brenda. See you have also used a clarity stamp, lovely aren't they? Thanks for joining us again this week for the TT challenge.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, love the pretty fairy x

Kat said...

More gorgeous cards Brenda. I love your new embossing folder. The first image is very ice queen isn't she? Lovely.

Thanks for your lovely comments. I know you're a dog lover too and understand what it's like!

Kat xx

cheryl said...

its been biterly cold here today hun really cold such biting winds,love the first card,and as for the second that is really classy just love,the way you have desinged it hugs cheryl xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Two lovely cards and good luck with your decorating. Anesha :)

KymKreates said...

I adore what you did with this one. Your coloring is fantastic as well as the way you incorporated the dots to match the ball in her hand.

Thanks for helping me bring some flowers back to life this challenge at "In A Sweet Pea Dream" and hope to see more of your wondrous work in the future!

DT Sweet Pea

pinky said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, loving all the sparkle on the second one, bet it looks gorgeous in real life. Be careful on that ladder!! Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

karen said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Fab n Funky......Karenx


Wow Brenda - take care up that ladder - you are one gutsy lady!! Love these two beautiful cards - don't know how you find the time to fit everything in!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Bee Crafty said...

Hi Brenda,

What beautiful cards, thank you so much for taking part in our challenge.

Bev x
Bee Crafty Tuesday Challenge

Nicola said...

Brenda your cards are beautiful. So very different. The images used are fab. Hugs Nicola xx

lisa said...

Well done with the decorating, Brenda, but don't overdo it!!! You must share some photos when it's all finished.
It has been soooo cold hasn't it although we've just had fog and gloom here. A little birdy told me that the forecasters are saying we may have snow in the first week of December though!!!
Your cards are both beautiful, but I especially like the Peace one. The picture in the letter is just lovely.
Have a great weekend and don't work too hard.
hugs Lisax

Sarah said...

Oh wow, what stunning cards Brenda. Your house sounds like it's taking shape nicely xxx

Mandy G said...

Hi Brenda,
I love both cards but as I love all things fairy the first is my favourite.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and yes you have met me in SS I helped at last years big demo day, hoping to see you demo this year, couldnt see you for all the bodies around you last year :)

Beryl said...

Two fab cards - the second is amazing. I love how you've matched the inks in the image to the bp's. It's s elegant.
Glad the decorating is going OK. Don't work too hard - make sure you get some 'me' time.
Beryl xx

Marionment said...

Your cards are amazing!! The peace card's colors are gorgeous.

Teresa said...

Hello Brenda I love your Fairy of the night she has a mysterious feel to her, the colours are lovely so clean and clear shapes.
Teresa x

mckinkle said...

Lovely lovely cards Brenda. That Clarity image is super and I love the warm tones youve chosen for that card.

You sound very busy but it is exciting to decorate, I love the transformation so much it just masks the pains - well for a while! I couldnt agree more with you, I still have to prove to myself every now and then that I can contribute as I used to.

Have a lovely weekend!

Keryn x

sue said...

a really great card, thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Chris (catt871) said...

WOW!! Both cards are gorgeous! I love simple elegance of your PEACE card!!! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!

Unknown said...

baeutiful x Thanks for joining my challenge at Tuesday Taggers x Janet

Sue U said...

Love the sparkle and shimmer on your card - love the colours too, so classy :-) Thanks for joining in with my Christmas Sparkle at Ladybug Crafts Ink this week Sue xx