Saturday 11 December 2010

Last Minute Christmas

Our challenge at Allsorts this week is hosted by Debs who is mindful that there will be lost of us who still need to rustle up a few Christmas cards so she had given us the theme 'Last Minute Christmas' with an eye on quick and simple cards.

So my card is just that. The DP is Nitwits which I used for the background and to stamp trees from Hero Arts CL459 which I cut out and added with foam pads, a border punched with Martha Stewart embossed scallop, a stamped greeting, cord and lace. This card is also for the following challenges:

Penny's Challenge - Merry Christmas
Moving along with the Times - Lots of spots
Stampin' Royalty - Winter holidays

My second share is a bit of a quick and easy one.......I always grab the brayer when time is short and is created a background so quickly and being I am obsessed with masked moons, here's yet another. After adding the mask, I stamped Judikings 2240G (stars) using versamark frost to provide a resist, then brayered taking the ink from just the blue end of Big and Juicy waterfall.

The main image is Lilac Lemon Designs from Crafts and Me, stamped and embossed three time onto linen cardstock with versafine black and embossed with detail clear then coloured with Copics, adding liberal amounts of glitter and some blue foiling to her dress collar and hat feathers. A border using MS eyelet lace, pearls and ribbon to embellish. Oops, nearly forgot, the sentiment is Penny Black 2905H. This card is for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Moody blues
Gingersnap - White glitter
Alphabet - G for Glitter
Fairy Fun - Use a star
Stamping B's - Use a star
Lots to Do - Glitz


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 gorgeous cards, loving your last minute. janex

Lisa Jane said...

HI Brewnda -- i love the tree card .. i think the simpler cards are often some of the best .
The second card would be perfect for my Aunt , she just loves the Art Deco ladies.
Hope your eye is improving
Lisa ;)

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda!

Mr Postman brought us a stunning Christmas card yesterday, I have on display in our living room and everyone love it, many thanks!


Teresa Carini said...

Hi Brenda! Simple and elegant is what your card with the three trees! thank you for showing something so cute!

Benzi said...

Love both cards. Your trees are so cool and that lady is outta sight gorgeous with all the brayer work and sparkle on that beautiful gown. Lovely moon and starlit night. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's star challenge this week.

craftymum said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Brenda
hugs sarah x

Helen said...

Think I'm going to pinch the idea with the Hero trees, that looks fab - I still have some cards left to make. Love it.

Mel said...

Mmmm this is fab Brenda. Melx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Brenda. WOW these are both great cards. Thanks so much for joining in with us on MAWTT This week Hazelxo

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cards, I especially like the Christmas tree one, fabulous colour. Tracy Evans x

Vicky said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda!, love them both :o)
Hugs Vicky xx

Rhonda said...

Love your idea for a simple, quick card! Your glitz card is so glamorous! Love your special touches. Cheers!

Lynda said...

Two more fabulous cards! Love the stamped trees and the glitzy lady.

Love Lynda xxx

Sadilla said...

Bellissime Brenda!!! =)

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

I hope that your eyes are improving.

Lovely creations as always. Love the Christmas trees. Great colours!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Love Jules xx

crafty amy said...

Wow 2 great cards hun but the second one is stunning! I love her in that colour combo she is perfect for winter :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

Zoechaos said...

guilt am still trying to get cards made suspect there will not be enough hay ho.

Two gorgeous here but lets face it that is what we have come to expect. Love you glam glitz card, thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Debbi said...

Such gorgeous cards! My favorite is the first one. I just love all of the texture and dimension.

Mani said...

Clean and simple, I like it. Unusual colors for Christmas, but they work really well in your creation.
Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's and good luck.

Sally H said...

Both gorgeous, Brenda. Hope you are coping okay with your eyes and that they improve soon. Take care my friend x

Anonymous said...

Love those trees, totally want that stamp set, would love to get loose in your craftroom thats for sure heehee!

Gorgeous lady on the second card, love her glitter bling!

Have a great weekend!

Tracy said...

How elegant is she, totally gorgeous creation brenda. I love that image. Your moon and inking looks spectacular.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Unknown said...

I love pink & black for Christmas! I must try to CASE this one.

HappyCrafter said...

These are both lovely, fabulous job on the background on the second one.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda these are super I love them both so much, the stamping on the trees of the first one I adore and the glitter on the second is fabulous.
Lorraine x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Brenda. What beautiful cards. I'm totally in awe as to where you find the time to do them all! I think that I must be the slowest card maker in the world - lol!! xx

MauMau88 said...

Wow, a wonderful card!

Alphabet Challenge

Suzi Mac said...

Wow Brenda, this is stunning, love the image and what you've done with her. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week.
Suzi x

crafty creations said...

beautiful cards Brenda - love your brayering

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo challenge x Hilda

Juls said...

such gorgeous cards!!! Loving the sparkly shoes! Hugs Juls

Courtney said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the pink and green! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


Lynne said...

What a gorgeous card - love your pearls on the border and that image is just so elegant :o) thanks for sharing it with us at Fairy Fun Friday xx Lynne xx

Jaqi said...

fabulous cards they are great

Loz said...

gorgeous, love all that sparkle ♥

Hands On said...

Beautiful trees. I really like the paper and stamps you used for them. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

mommabear said...

Stunning card Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo challenge xxAlison

Teresa said...

This is stunning Brenda I just love all that glitter, thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week
Merry Christmas,
Teresa x

Vixykins said...

Beautiful creation, thank you for playing the Moody Blues challenge at Crafts & Me! Good Luck and have a lovely Christmas x

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous glittery accent to her lovely dress ... thanks for joining the White Glitter Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.