Saturday, 27 June 2020

A Chocolate Baroque Tomte Christmas

Morning Peeps. So today it's my Birthday, another year...............!! Yesterday was hubby's Birthday and I share mine with Grandson Zachary. He's always chosen what we do to celebrate but thankfully he's beyond swimming and footie parties, in fact he's just finishing his first year as a History teacher so it will be a sedate social distancing bbq in the garden...........with a few bubbles, I may even crack open the bottle of Fortnum and Mason Champers I received............after all there's also winning the League to celebrate...........for those who don't know Liverpool have won the Premiership🍸😂

We are enjoying some beautiful Summer weather and I have a Christmas card to share, every year is the same, as soon as it's time to make Christmas cards for TV we have lovely sunshine and heat. It's for this weeks Allsorts challenge, our host is Lynn whose theme is 'So Cute' and our winner will receive a Chocolate Baroque stamp.

So being one of the Chocolate Baroque 'girls' I wanted to used one of their images for my card this week, but as everyone knows I just don't do cute and freak at the very thought. CB's style of stamps doesn't encompass cute really but after a trawl through the Chocolate Baroque cabinet I came across A Tomte Christmas which was released last Christmas and I thought fitted the bill OK.

So simply stamped into a foliage wreath created with CB worker stamps and then coloured in with Distress Markers and some glitter to add to that seasonal feel.

Have a good weekend everyone.
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Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card.
Happy birthday, sorry no card this year (yet). I'll take bubbles too to congrats you this evening;-))m

Mummylade said...

Well grats to Liverpool :)
How interesting that it's called a tomte christmas (tomte is the Swedish word for gnome and sometimes used as a short word for santa)

Crafting Queen said...

Happy Birthday Brenda! Have a wonderful day. Love the card, really cute. Hope you get some sunshine for your party. Hugs Anesha

Gerrina said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!
And to your hubby and Zachary too...
Love how you wrote you don't do cute or freak; think I don't eighter, but I go a bit cute sometimes... Think you mastered the challenge perfectly with this x-mascard! So beautiful that wreath! (sorry I don't like most gnooms...don't know what they are doing in the x-mas theme)
Wish you a super BBQ!! And weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Tracy said...

Happy belated birthday to Eddy, and Happy Birthday to you and Zachary, hope you have a great day and BBQ.
Those are jolly little Santa's, they look good in your fab wreath.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

gwen70 said...

Happy Birthday Brenda, It was mine on Wednesday. Beautiful card I love it xx

Glennis F said...

A very happy birthday to you, Brenda, enjoy your 'bubbles'
Love your gnomes, I am sure you could class them as cute

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy Birthday your Christmas wreath card beautiful colours...Enjoy your 'champers' and your BBQ with your family...hope the weather stays dry for you.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the gnomes and even have this collection in my stash (unused so far). Like you I don't do cute and am currently sorting out all of my stash and getting rid of anything that resembles cute. I don't know why I bought them in the first place.

Happy Birthday to you and your Grandson, hope the weather is kind to you for your BBQ, it's raining here in north Hampshire at the moment, it feels lovely and fresh.

Sue xx

Craftyfield said...

Happy Birthday Brenda and congrats on Liverpool's win... We might have heard about this down south... just a bit! By all means celebrate BIG!
Love your card, the wreath stamped in colours is beautiful and stylish, goes some way to compensate for the gnomes' cuteness! x

kiwimeskreations said...

Hope you have had a wonderful birthday Brenda - what a cluster you have in the family - makes a good excuse for a bumper party...
Loving your card - CAS and stunning!
Stay safe

Linby said...

Happy Birthday
It's lovely and cute!
congrats on Liverpool's win too.
L x

Fikreta said...

Happy birthday to you deat Brenda!
Hope you will have nice day!
and happy birthday to your husband and grandson!
your card is so cute!

KandA said...

Happy Birthday Brenda! and a Happy Birthday to Zachary and a belated Happy Birthday to Eddy. I hope you get some good weather and all have a fabalous weekend.

Your christmas card is fabulous, the gnomes are so sweet and the wreath is wonderful xx

Tina Z. said...

Happy birthday! And happy birthday to your family as well, this is great for celebrations!
Congratulations to Liverpool, I have seen this!
Lovely gnomes with great design.
Have a lovely day.
Crafty hugs xx

Jeni Mc said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brenda ,Hope you enjoy the bubbles . You have made a great christmas card there ,a cute design and I love the wreath Enjoy your day Jx

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy birthday Brenda! It sounds as if the partying doesn't stop at this time of year in your family! Have a lovely day - a socially distanced BBQ in the garden with bubbles is a great way to celebrate but I'm hoping that our rain doesn't reach you today.

Your card is lovely and I definitely think the little gnomes fit the 'cute' brief. Your foliage wreath frames them beautifully too.

Vicky x

Babs said...

Happy Birthday Brenda to you and the other members of your family, what a busy month.hope you have a lovely day. Love your cute image and the wreath is beautiful lovely colours and very christmassy .
Enjoy your weekend
Babs x

Jane said...

Happy socially distanced birthday Brenda, enjoy the champers and the win and have a lovely day! Such a cute card. Hugs xx

Pat said...

Happy Birthday Brenda, have a wonderful time at the BBQ. Love the card great colours.

Pat xx

R's Rue said...

Happy Birthday. Beautiful card.

Ellibelle said...

Happy happy Birthday, Brenda. Sunny weather sounds wonderful! My daughter's birthday is tomorrow so I will be busy today making her favorite cake (raspberry cream).
I think you did fantastic for the cute theme, these little Christmas gnomes are definitely cute but not so much in a cutesy way and I think the outcome of the card does reflect your style. I love it!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your birthday! Happy belated birthday to your hubby as well!

Ellibelle said...

Also meant to say, Happy Birthday to your grandson as well. How nice you get to share the birthday!

Donna Ellis said...

What a fun way to celebrate so many awesome birthdays and achievements, Brenda! Congratulations on the Liverpool Premiership, and on your grandson's first year of history teaching! Well done! Your darling Christmas card is so colorful and festive! I love the elements you've used in the creation of your wreath! hugs, de

HilaryJane said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you managed to dodge the showers and enjoy your family get together in the garden. Love your card, what a great wreath you have created. I struggle to do cute too! xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag fijne dag
Prachtige kerstkaart heb je gemaakt
Groetjes Gerrie xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Brenda, and it sounds as if you have a fabulous day planned.
Love the card, beautifully designed and such a fabulous image, I love the wreath surrounding the gnomes, Kate x

LesleyG said...

Happy Birthday....enjoy the bubbles!......adorable gnomes xxx

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday Brenda - I hope you have had a fabulous day and enjoyed your bubbles too.
Love the Christmas card, the stamped wreath looks fab.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

I think this is first time that I have seen a Christmas wreath image that I have really liked, the images are cute and I love your choice of colours for the wreath and images.
I freak out at grunge and anything that involves cogs.
Oh yes. I do know that Liverpool won the premiership s my Grandson has his kit on two days before the match and still has not taken it off, his Mum has tried to get it into the washer but he freaked out, Such a shame about the so-called fans though.

Kath x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a gorgeous and cute card Brenda

Gr Karin

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda , nice to visit you , Happy Birthday , my was last Saturday , we should have been in Palma , but ended up same as you, BBQ with friends. Your card made my smile , they defiantly need the barbers to open .Jane x

crafty-stamper said...

Belated birthday wishes to you all and hope you enjoyed your BBQ-they are all Leeds fans here!Love the cute gnomes and the beautiful foliage wreath.I am not a fan of cute either and sometimes get quite stuck for ideas as we have quite a few "cute" sponsors too!
Carol x

Wendy L said...

Loving the gnomes Brenda, so sweet.
Happy birthday, abit late I know. Xxxx

Greta said...

Hope you had a great birthday--social distancing & all! Great job on a cute Christmas card! Love that you put them inside a beautiful wreath!
So we lost our dads about the same time, Brenda. The world is just not the same. Hope the MS settles down again.

Marlies said...

You even make cute cards look elegant Brenda. This is beautiful. Marlies x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda! Buon compleanno!!!! Sono contenta che il tuo Liverpool abbia vinto :D è un bel regalo ;)
Sto provando a tornare online dopo tanto tempo, mi mancavate :)
Gli gnomi sono davvero deliziosi con quei colori allegri, freschi e delicati! La ghirlanda tutto attorno dà all'insieme molta eleganza e leggerezza, mi piace moltissimo l'insieme sulla card bianca!!!
Congratulazioni a tuo nipote per il suo primo anno da insegnante. Non credo che sia stato facile, con tutta questa situazione.
Un abbraccio

Carole Pollard said...

Stunning card I love the d3sign an£ especially that beautiful wreath frame a beautiful creation Love and hugs Carole x

ALI said...

Great fun card Brenda, happy belated birthday!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cute card, Happy Birthday.xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Certainly fits the bill of 'cute' in my book Brenda, a lovely Christmas card.

pinky said...

Happy Birthday to you all Brenda! Winning the Premiership must have made it very special!! Loving your gorgeous wreath and cute gnomes. I am toying with the idea of getting the wreath builder from SU. I love the look you have achieved here.

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