Saturday, 20 November 2010

Molly Blooms again

Morning folks, it's Saturday which can mean only one thing, time for a new challenges at Allsorts where Kirsten has given us a recipe to work with "Lace, ribbon and a charm".

I usually struggle with recipes because I usually create my card only to discover when I've finished that I have missed something off, but I think I've got it all this time....fingers crossed.

I used a couple of new stamps here, the lovely scene is from Stampendous CRR123 Forest Cottage, which I stamped and very lightly coloured with Aquamarkers and added some JudiKins snow glitter. I created a frame using Nestie and My Minds Eye DP, then decoupaged this lovely little girl which is one of the new stamps designed by our Claire - Molly Blooms MB00341, again coloured with Aquamrakers and decoupaged. Martha Stewart doily lace punched, lace ribbon and a charm............yes it is there.......if you look closely you will see a little Christmas tree in the scene. This cards is also for the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Window fun
Simon Says - Sparkle
CES - Lovely lace
Our Creative Corner - Holiday 3D
Ladybug - Christmas sparkle

My second share is yet another Christmas creation back in the distressed floral comfort zone using Penny Black 3758K Christmas Montage which I inked with various Tim Holtz inks and spritzed with water before stamping, then added some glitter here and there. The DP is My Minds Eye, all edges distressed with the same inks, a border punched with Martha Stewart cornice edge, buttons and gold cord to embellish. This card is for the following challenges:

A Spoonful of Sugar - Distressing
Stampman - Anything 'Tim'
Creative Inspirations - Christmas/winter


Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Both cards are beautiful! I love the first card ~ such a sweet image, gorgeous papers and beautiful scene.

Lisa x

Mummylade said...

I can't believe you ever really struggle with a card, they're always totally amazing!

Crafteezee said...

Hi Brenda, love both but think the first is my favourite. I just discovered these Molly Bloom stamps at the NEC are they are a winner in my book. Love how she sits next to the wintery scene. Just gorgeous. Hugs Tracy x

Jackie said...

Both are beautiful but the first one is my fave. You've created a wonderful scene and of course I can't resist MME papers :o)
Jackie xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 super cards, love your pretty and cut winter scene. janex

Nicola said...

Two very beautiful cards Brenda, your colouration is fabulous. Love your scenic stamp and how you´ve created the window effect.
Nicola -x-

martina's kaartjes said...

Lovely crafting, prefere the first card !! great job,
greetings, martina

Fliss said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and I might just have to steal that window idea which is so clever and looks fabulous.

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the scene in the first one.

Nikki x

Beryl said...

Two gorgeous cards today Brenda - the little scene on the first is lo vely and the Molly Blooms character is just right sitting on the frame. The montage stamp on the second card is fabulous - a lovely effect and set off so well with a great card design.
Beryl xx

Sarah xx said...

Hi Brenda, what a gorgeous card - I just adore the background scene with the little Christmas tree xxx

Babs said...

Hi Brenda two fab cards, but the first one is my favourite, i love the Molly Bloom stamps and you have done her justice on this one.

Babs x

Helen said...

I'm breaking the trend here, as the second is my favourite! But then we both know how much we both love PB!!
Bit worried about today's game, without Stevie!

Unknown said...

Great cards Brenda, very well done. Hugs, Frea

Hazeyj said...

Brenda, both of these cards are stunners - love the colours you've used, they make the cards so warm! Hx

Sarah A said...

Hi Brenda

Both gorgeous cards but I LIVE the first one, I need to get that scene, it is beautiful and you have coloured it perfectly!

Sarah x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Brenda - what adorable cards! I love your versitility! The colours on your MMSC card are divine - this is a great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

nnalorac said...

Both beautiful creations Brenda, loving the winterscene in the background. Carolxx

CraftyC said...

These are both gorgeous cards Brenda, thanks for joining us this week over at the CES Challenge!

PinksyDoodles said...

Fabulous cards Brenda. I love the scene on the first one and the cloudy sky you have created looks fab.
The second card is gorgeous - a lovely traditional card. Thank you for entering it into the "glitter" challenge at Oldie but a Goodie.
Hugs, Clare x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I love Molly Blooms she is a real beauty and your card is stunning I adore that scene and how you have Molly sitting outside the frame it looks so effective, I have a few Aqua-markers and must try them out soon. I also love the second one as well fabulous work as always.
Lorraine x

Lisa Jane said...

Two fabulous cards brenda - love the first one - that little scene is adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie .. you could also enter Ladybugcraftsink Christmas sparkle challenge too
Lisa ;)

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I am beginning to take areal liking for those Molly Bloom stamps, such a pretty little scene you created for her. What do you think of the aquamarkers?

Claire Phillips said...

Gosh Brenda - I seem to have missed so many lovely cards - just stunning...must try harder to keep up with everyone!I adore how you have created the background for the Molly Blooms - perfection! Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

totally amazing, love them!

especially the vintage!

Lynne K said...

Totally gorgeous, Brenda. Your recipe turned out absolutely delicious! The window effect is wonderful. Must get that scene stamp. I'm sure you could make it work all year round. xx

Merry said...

You are amazing Brenda that you can be redecorating your house but still have at least two cards a day to post. And always wonderfully detailed cards like above.

Joyce across the Pond said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog by just hitting 'next blog' which I love to do - you just never know what exciting stuff is going to be there before your eyes...and it hasn't failed tonight...the first card is my favourite, I'm not into cutesie at all but this is absolutely beautiful!

Mel said...

Hi Brenda, hope you are doing OK. These cards are sumptuous. I really love them. Melxxx

Shelly Koskinen said...

These are super cute!!!

Mary J said...

Gorgeous! I love your style Brenda!

Thx for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink - hope to see more of your gorgeousness at our next challenge!

Mary J xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow love your first window card its so stunning love how its so vibrant and so pretty at the same time, your second card is equally as pretty and I love the buttons to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Kirsten...x said...

Hi Brenda stunning card as always, and you didn't leave anything off the recipe lol hugs kirsten...x

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Brenda, thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

pinky said...

So nice to see you over at LCI this week Brenda with your gorgeous creation!! Hugs

Hayley @ said...

Gorgeous!!! Love them both, thank you for joining us this week at TLT! Xx

marsha said...

Brenda, what lovely cards! Your Christmas montage card has such beautiful colors and love the buttons! Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!

Sue said...

Hi ya
fabulous card,luv the scene you have made, gorgeous papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards, love the one you have entered into our challenge at MTTC this week, thanks for sharing.

Pat xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards Brenda but the cutie is my fave.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

The Team said...

Wonderful card, Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!

Di said...

Your card is awesome love the little scene and the cute christmas tree!
Thanks for joining SFTW
Hugs Di xxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card B.
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Vicky said...

Hi this is such a gorgeous card I love the scene in the background.
Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at CES Challenges, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Heidi-Mari said...

Beautiful card!!
Love the image and the glitter.
Thank you for joining us over at Stampin for the Weekend
Have a blessed weekend