Sunday, 3 November 2019

Winter Sparkle


A busy post today as it's time for our  new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More and also my turn to post over at the Chocolate Baroque blog with shares from the last Hochanda TV shows. Our challenge themes are 'Traditonal Christmas Colours' and 'Christmas'........I can see opportunities to double up here. 

My Stamping Sensations share at the top started with a Distress Oxide background using only shades of green onto which I stencilled the Church window. A mixtures of Chocolate Baroque seasonal foliage stamped around the edge, Poinsettias are part of the beautiful A Christmas Garden stamp, stamped several times, heat embossed with detail gold EP, cut out, coloured in and arranged onto the card along with some TL Ivy. The sentiment is from 'Lets Get Festive' sentiment set which is part of this month prize and the foliage around the edges come from Robin and Spruce and Mistletoe Script.

For my Penny Black share I used a number of stamps to create a Wintry scene, Pan Pastels for the background, a sun, snow glitter and a birdie on the fence who comes from a really old PB set.

And here are my Chocolate Baroque shares, I won't go into details on them as I have included it all in my post mentioned above. Have to say I thoroughly enjoyed working with the new ephemera stamps included in this show, they were produced from Lesley's own collection.


My thanks as always for your visit today and I do hope you will join in with the challenges this month.
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38 comments:

Mervi said...

Such an eye candy here, love all the cards, Happy Sunday;-))m

Crafting Queen said...

Wow,you have been a busy lady. Love all of them!

HilaryJane said...

How busy you have been with all these cards and all so different. My favourite of this group is the winter scene. That sky is just fantastic xx

Marlies said...

Wauw Brenda, lots of lovely cards again today. You have been very busy. They all look great as allways. I like the serene winterscene on your PB one.
Marlies x

Ellibelle said...

I am once again amazed by the amound of creativity on these cards. Each one so beautifully done, loving the stenciling, choice of colors and stamps. Just wonderful Brenda! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Brenda, the colours on the scene one are lovely, so gorgeous, xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Brenda your where busy
you have made a lovely tag great and beautiful cards and gorgeous cards

Gr Karin

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A busy post indeed and a super set of projects too. Your stamping prowess is something I admire Brenda, I have lots of stamps but never seem to use them to their full potential.
Lorraine

crafty-stamper said...

WOW fabulous cards Brenda you have some beautiful stamps-really love the Wintry scene on the second one
Carol x

ALI said...

Just gorgeous Brenda, love the winter scenes. I need to make some ATC's with the theme weather and I'm struggling x

Carole said...

Wow Brenda...you have been busy! A beautiful selection here...all fabulous...but my favourite id the snowy winter scene...love,love,love it!! It's stunning! xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, very hard to choose between them but I do love the wintery scene you've created on the second one.
Lorraine x

Viv said...

Love reading your posts B - such a wonderful array of cards. Love them all - but maybe the huge moon wintry scene shades it! x

Kathleen said...

Another fabulous collection of wonderful creations, great images, colours and designs off all of them but I think I ike the last card best as it uses such a different image, great colours and a lovely subtle background.

Kath x

Linby said...

wow so many lovely designs, my fave is the blue and vanilla one looks so interesting and also the violins.

Mrs A. said...

Wow, you have been so busy . The results are spectacular. Especially love your second card with the snow scene. Hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, quanto lavoro hai fatto!! Le ispirazioni per Cioccolato Barocco sono favolose, amo specialmente la card con i coloratissimi violini, è così gioiosa!! Sembra quasi di poter sentire la musica!! :) Bellissimi background e dettagli in tutte le card!
Le due magiche scene di Natale che hai fatto per i challenges sono molto diverse ma entrambe deliziose, non saprei scegliere una favorita!!! Bellissimi dettagli, molto d'effetto!!
Spero che le cose per te stiano andando un po' meglio...
Un grande abbraccio!!

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! I love them all, but especially that penny black scene. That sky is perfectly coloured. Beautiful xxx

Greta said...

Wonderfully artistic cards, Brenda! I really love the stencilled church window & the second card is a beautiful scene!

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing cards Brenda - I am in awe!! Love the winter scene you have created, that and the guitar one are my favourites
Blessings
Maxine

Leanne Harris said...

Lots of lovely creations on here Brenda, your PB Christmas make really makes you feel cold and frosty!!!! xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards and so different too. I love the beautiful DT cards from CB too, a lovely collection.

Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! The backgrounds of your inky masterpieces are lovely and incredibly colorful! Your use of stencils and inks always draws my eye in to see all the details of your pretty, artistic stories. Beautiful! Hugs, de

Gerrina said...

Again so many cards! Love that...and the first is such a beauty; love the window in the background. And love the purple of the scene; different and beautiful!
Bit favorite is the guitar-card; love how CAS and original that one is! Hugs, Gerrina

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such beautiful cards and tag Brenda and I especially like the first two. The stamping is fabulous and I love the addition of the Ivy and Poinsettias on the first one. I think the second one is my favourite though as it's such a wonderful scene x

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pinky said...

Your cards are way too beautiful to be bundled all together. I would love to comment on each and every one individually. Such gorgeous work Brenda.

Sarah said...

Amazing cards Brenda, the Christmas cards are so lovely xx

Babs said...

As always such a gorgeous selection of cards brenda, I love them all, such lovely backgrounds, I love the stamped archway and poinsettia on your first card, but the wintery scene I love best , it’s so crisp and clean and I would love to walk all over that snow where no one has walked , it’s a kid thing I think stems back from my child hood lol , that moon is so beautiful .
Babs x

Lynne K said...

A delightfully diverse set of artwork, Brenda! Your versatility continues to amaze me. They're all gorgeous but it was the PB card which stood out for me, so beautiful. x

Wendy L said...

I did give in and buy John's tag and corner dies and 2 of the gorgeous stamps. They were all so beautiful but I love that you don't gave to colour them, xx

linda said...

a lovely collection of beautiful creations! i especially like the penny black christmas card with the gorgeous background.

aussie aNNie said...

What a set of beautiful projects and gorgeous stamping colours.xx

Pat said...

What a wonderful array of cards Brenda, all so beautiful but I have to say that your winter scene on the second of your cards is awesome I absolutely love it.

Pat xx

Caty said...

Wowww your cards are absolutely Gorgeous Brenda !! I looove them all, they are Amazing and very special and so different from each other. Great your Art !! Congratulations!
I wish you a very nice weekend, and send big hugs
Caty

Fikreta said...

these are so very beautiful!
hugs

Dora said...

Beautiful cards. I love the winterscene. That is so amazing.

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, you really do justice to the CB stamps with those gorgeous designs.
I'm into wintry scenes at the moment and I adore your second card, the sky looks fabulous, I must try those colours instead of my go to Chipped Sapphire.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Avril xx