Saturday, 25 November 2017

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for our new challenge at Allsorts which this week has been chosen by Ellie who would like our artwork to be inspired by 'A Christmas Carol or Song'. Our sponsor is Tattered Lace.

The stable and three Kings stamps from Stamp Addicts offer several options for a Christmas Carol, but I decided on Oh Little Town of Bethlehem because I was lucky enough to visit there a few years ago. I stamped the focal images with verafine black, then added the background using Pan Pastles, then the rays coming down over the stable. The star is a Chocolate Baroque stamp and my faviourite Christmas sentiment from Penny Black. I would also like to enter this into the current Rudolph Day's challenge over at Mo's blog.


And a second one, a recent Stamp Addcits sample for Hochanda using their village scene and Santa stamps, all stamped into a bauble shaped aperture which i first coloured with Pan Pastels.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see what my teamies have come up with to inspire you.

34 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards, loving the sentiment and the silhouettes

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a wonderful theme at Allsorts this week and I hope to be joining you all at some point. Your cards are beautiful Brenda and my favourite has to be the first one. It’s a beautiful Carol and reminds me of Christmas’ gone by. Fabulous stamping on this card and such a subtle colour palette too. Wishing you a happy weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful cards both of them, the black and white looks so elegant and I just love the blue version!

ALI said...

Beautiful Brenda, love the sentiment on the first and the inky scene in blue...

aussie aNNie said...

Two wonderful cards B, have a good weekend.xx[aNNie]🎄

Mrs A. said...

2 lovely cards with diverse scenes but both sum up Christmas time perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

They are lovely both, and the first one is really fab with that simple but impressive scene!
Hope all is going well for you. Have a peaceful weekend!

Helene E said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations! Hope you're having a nice weekend

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 beautiful cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Donna Ellis said...

Your first pretty creation has one of my all time favorite sentiments, Brenda! The crisp, formal black and white looks regal in contrast to the lowly birth. Wonderful contrast! Your masked village is so sweet inside the ornament shape! Two fabulous, peaceful cards. hugs, de

Ellibelle said...

Two absolutely beautiful creations Brenda, such amazing stamps! Thank your for your wonderful cards for my theme!

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, the black and white looks stunning and I love the little scene inside the bauble aperture.
Avril xx

Sarah said...

These are lovely Brenda and it's great to see a Christmas card sharing the true Christmas message. I love the masked bauble shape on the blue on. I do believe I have a kit with that mask, a stamp and some fluffy stuff somewhere...must look it out!! xx

Wendy L said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda, very traditional too which is nice, xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda
Lorraine x

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards. Love the scene in the first card. Have a great week.

Leanne Harris said...

Two lovely Christmas cards Brenda, it's getting me all Christmassy!!!!!!!! xxxx

Kathleen said...

Totally love your first card, a really totally stunning scene with those gorgeous stamps and love the sentiment.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda great image stamped in the coloured bauble--but love the scene and background on the first beautiful sentiment too
Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda, lovely traditional scenes, love them, Kate x

rachel said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda - really lovely! Hugs rachel x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow Brenda, lovley traditional scenes...beautiful!
Hugs Carola

Mervi said...

Beautiful and stylish Christmas cards;-))m

Linby said...

Love the sharp detailing on the first card, so dramatic and effective. Your second card in the pretty shades of blue is also so effective.

Gerrina said...

That Penny Black sentiment is one of the most beautiful christmas-ones I have ever seen! And the scene you made is beautiful. Like the other card much, but your first is my favorite...
Hope you have a colourful week; even if you have to add the colours yourself... Hugs, Gerrina

Fikreta said...

very beautiful cards Brenda!
hugs

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely cards Brenda

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant cards, B. Love as you said in my post all cards that truly show Christmas on them, well done, brilliant creation itching to try one layer card for Stamping sensations but rather think clock and calendar will beat me :D
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


Kathyk said...

Super entry for this month's Rudolph Day

Kathyk - GUEST Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your cards are wonderful and such super designs too.
Beauitful inking and stamping as always.
Thanks for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love both of the Christmas cards you shared. Both are so very beautiful and well designed.

scrappymo! said...

Oh brenda...love this beautiful Bethlehem Christmas scene. The rays of the star look wonderful and the inking of your hills are so soft and subtle.
Your second card is another beauty as well!

Antivirals are helping now so finally getting round to comment...
Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

Craftychris said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the rays on the first one and the scene in the bauble on the second is fab! Oh Little a Town Of Bethlehem is a favourite of mine. xxx

Greta said...

Somehow I missed this post, Brenda, but thankfully I just now saw it. The first one made me gasp--absolutely LOVE it! Now I have to try & find that sentiment stamp! I have lots of old PB stamps, but that isn't one of them. The ornament card is beautiful, too!