Thursday, 28 June 2012

Christmas come early at Stamp Addicts

Stamp Addicts are getting the DT well ahead for Christmas and will be showcasing their new Christmas stamps in Create and Craft TV on Monday 2nd July at 2pm and 7pm. 

But before I tell you about my card, I would like to says a great big thank you to everyone for the birthday cards, wishes and gifts I received yesterday. It's a bit of a manic week, hubbys birthday was Tuesday mine yesterday as well as Zacharys 18th, then one of our granddaughters tomorrow, so the weekend is going to be a bit of a celebratory one. I just hope the weather holds out.

Now for the new stamps and I am really liking the Twelve Days of Christmas stamp sheets and was happily working away with them until my little back issue last Friday...............which does seem to be on the mend thank goodness.................put paid to any crafting for a few days. So it meant I've not made as many samples as I would like, but who knows the stamps may come back at a later programme and I can get some more made.

Here are just a few of the samples I made for the programmes, the one at the top uses all twelve of the stamps. I wanted to use them all together so made this Christmas wall hanging stamping all twelve images onto Fabriano watercolour card, which I first inked with distress inks and then embossed the Judikins garnet embossing powder. The frame was cut on the Cricut using Design Studio to weld the squares onto the frame. The scallop borders were cut with Nesties.

This one is not traditionally Christmas in colour, but again I wanted to incorporate as many of the stamps as possible. Another background inked with distress inks and spritzed with Glimmer Mist, then sections randomly created using a ruler and black distress marker and then embossed with detail clear powder. I masked each section with post it notes as I worked across the piece stamping into each section.

The concertina card used several of the stamps from the Mr and Mrs Christmas and Reindeer sets and I did some paper piecing to carry the colours along with water colouring.

My last share for today uses just one of the twelve days of Christmas set with the matching sentiment and has been coloured with Copics.


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Brenda, I just love all of these. You have used such great techniques on them. I will have to cardlift some of them.

Helen said...

What a popular week - mine was 26th! Wish I'd known, I'd have sent you a card. Happy Birthday for yesterday and your hubby too!

Beryl said...

Wow. Fabulous work Brenda. The wall hanging will be a great addition to the Christmas decs and the second card has some great masking and stamping going on there.Love the concertina card. That would be great for someone who doesn't get many (good to fill the the partridge one a super image and beautifully presented. Hope your back improves soon. Happy birthday for yesterday - have a great family weekend.
Beryl xx

Caroline said...

Morning Brenda wow gorgeous card's love the stamps. Love the 12 day's stamps might have to get those when they are released. Caroline xxx

Jane said...

A belated Happy Birthday Brenda, I am glad to hear that you were spoilt. What a lovely set of stamps here, my favourite card is that clever concertina card...brilliant! Have a good day,
Jane x

PatR said...

A fabulous collection of Christmas cards Brenda and such a lovely variety of style. I like the clever random tile design, very inventive.
Sorry I missed you birthday but hope it was a good one. Pleased to hear your back is improving.
Have a good day xxx

Kari said...

So gorgeous all of them!
Have a great day!
HUgs,Kari :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

I hope you had a lovely Birthday Brenda, All the cards are beautiful, my favorite has to be the concertina card,
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

absolutely fantastic pieces Brenda, you superstar you! :-D

Paula (PEP) said...

Goodness - where do I start? Firstly a belated Happy Birthday. Love the monochrome & lace of the first & the technique/colours of the second. The concertina looks a real joy in the traditional colours but it is the final one that just takes my breath away. Hope you have a lovely weekend & that the weather holds out for you. We have thunder & rain plus a real mugginess.
Paula (PEP)

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow Fabulous Brenda.. love the 12 days of Christmas images .
Hope you had a wonderful Birthday
Lisa x

Michelle J M said...

First of all, Happy Birthday to you and your family! These creations are truly fabulous. I just love the 12 days of Christmas, really stunning. Also the concertina one is so cute and the others are lovely too. I look forward to watching the show. Michelle x

walchowDesign said...

Happy Belated birthday to you and your family, Brenda! There are so many beautiful cards today with such a variety of styles! Love seeing all of them!

Nikbee said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday and I hope the weather holds on for your celebrations.
YOur cards are fabulous, but I think the second is my favourite as I love the colours and the random look is fab.
Nikki x

chillin with Quillin said...

there all beautiful, love them all !!!
Happy belated Birthday !!!

Jackie said...

What a wonderful selection of Christmas cards, I love them all :o)
I am so pleased your back is improving, however slightly...hugs
Jackie xx

Whisper said...

Wow what a fabby set of 12 days of Xmas stamps and so love what you have done with them.

How cute is Mr & Mrs Xmas and Reindeer stamps are "!!, Luv Sam x

Lau W said...

Oh and happy birthday to the other members of your family too !!!
Your cards are just wonderful, as always. Love them all, love Christmas !

Unknown said...

Goodness me Brenda, where do you find the time to make all those gorgeous card?! The're all so lovely! Hugs, Frea

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all great creations.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow you have been busy, these are all gorgeous, I love the vintage look of the twelve days of christmas stamps and they look fab in non traditional colours, the concertina card is really sweet too. Happy Birthday for yesterday, so sorry I missed it (I am a bit behind at the moment) I hope you had a lovely day. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog the other day when I was low, it was very much appreciated. I hope you are well
Lindsay xx

ALI said...

Great cards Brenda, really glad you explained the 2nd card I was thinking you had the patience of a

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

These are so gorgeous Brenda. Beautiful cards. Specially love the partridge in a pear tree.
lovely greet

Kat said...

You don't half keep yourself busy Brenda. These are great cards and it'll be nice to see them on tv. My favourite is the concertina card, I love the fun images on it.

Belated Happy Birthday, hope you have a lovely celebration weekend.

Glad to hear your back has improved. Nothing stops your love of crafting, does it? A lot of people say it gets them through pain etc. Maybe it should be available on prescription!

Take care,

Kat xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow what a feast for the eyes ! Wonderful images & your designs are always so beautiful & elegant. Happy belated birthday, enjoy your weekend, Shirleyx

May said...

Fabulous creation Brenda..fantastic work Belated Birthday wishes to you I hope you have a great fun weekend... My Daughter gets married tomorrow so busy household today with final prep going on.. I too am hoping for good weather Brenda.... Hugs May x x x

Iverova said...

wow, wonderful, fabulous and gorgeous card!!!
happy belated birthday!!!!
you are the best!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda with these creative beauties you are well on your way to having your cards done for the holidays! Love the mosaic tile cards sprinkled with all the images. I couldn't believe when I scrolled down you had even more delightful beauty to share!

Pat said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, I love the concertina card, and the Partridge in a Pear Tree is absolutely gorgeous, will look out for them on the show. Belated birthday wishes for yesterday. Thank you for the lovely comments you have left on my blog. I do hope you have a great weekend, hope the weather is good in East Anglia, we have family in and around Norwich.

Pat xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Happy Birthday Brenda, bit late sorry, hope you had a good day,so many summer babies,all we need is the summer weather.
fabulous and beautifully crafted work,going back to take a closer look. janex

Sarah said...

Belated birthday wishes Brenda, sounds like you've had a very busy week with celebrations! I love your festive creations x

nnalorac said...

Such beautiful Christmas cards, lovely designs and images. Playing catch up after a not so good spell. Seem to have missed your Birthday celebrations too Brenda, hope you had a lovely time with family and friends . Carolxx