Monday, 18 November 2013

Winter $50 prize blog hop



Note added for those here for the Blog Hop: I just realised that it will probably be later in the day before you can follow the hop properly as I am a few hours ahead of my fellow DT's who are all USA based so hope you will find time later to join in.

Morning to you all, hope your weekend was a good one.

Monday always means time to share my weeks DT work for Prickly Pear and this week to celebrate the release of the Winter 2 stamps we are having a blog hop. There will be a fab prize up for grabs of $50 worth of PPRS products which will be selected from all the comments left on the DT's blogs and in additional I have a little extra prize that will go to a randomly selected person from the comments on my blog.................


Those following the hop should have arrived here from Angela's blog and pop along next to Heidi, should you get lost you will find the full list here.

So as I said it's the Winter 2 release and the top card used the gorgeous sleigh image which I have stamped with brown archival ink and coloured with Pan Pastels and added a generous helping of snow glitter. And the sentiment is from the same release.

For my other card I used the distress Jingle Bells stamp and the poinsettia stamps and matching dies, like the leaves I shared a couple of weeks ago these are such clever little sets. The holly and swirls are Cheery Lynn and I embossed the background panel with the holly A4 folder which really had worked overtime in my craft room this year.


Hope you have a good Monday.

75 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations. Love the red and white poinsettia creation and the snow scene in the first.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Wendy L said...

Both lovely cards Brenda but Jingle Bells is fave, xxx

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Brenda, love the gorgeous sleigh image and your coloring with pen pastels!! the other card looks so festive !!
www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in

Berina RGA said...

both the cards are very nice.. the diecuts are awesom!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, love that sleigh bell stamp!! Both your cards are stunning, but that top one really made me say wow! I have not arrived from anywhere (well from my own blog roll really), so I will now check out the hop, these stamps are just up my street!

Marianne said...

Great scenerycard and what a lovely poinsettia's!!
Beautiful!
xxx Marianne

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the image and colours on your first card and the poinsettias on your second card look stunning.
Sue xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful flower card.
Gr Elly

Lau W said...

OMG your cards are so splendid !! Superb scene, and wonderful poinsettia !
xxx

Gerrina said...

The poinsettas look awsome! Great technique! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, they're just gorgeous :) love the little scene in the first one and the dies on the second :)

Tags xx

Paula (PEP) said...

A really striking way to show the sentiment in the first - the poinsettias on the holly vine look superb & I like the understated effect of using the brown for the first.
Paula (PEP)

rachel said...

wonderful card Brenda - great image! Will try to do the hop later but it all depends how things go! Lol! Big Hugs rachel xx

Sarah said...

You are going to make me spend again Brenda!! I really think I need that first stamp for sure...nothing to do with the horses you understand! Love the embossed holly on the second too! xx

ALI said...

Beautiful cards.

Joan said...

Beautiful cards, love the horse drawn sleigh in first card, the second card in stunning with those beautiful poinsettias and I find I really NEED that holly embossing folder !

Karen Petitt said...

Both of them are stunning cards Brenda, love the landscape on the first and the second one is stunning - perfect grungy Xmas card, the poinsettias are stunning! xx

Janeen said...

both lovely and so different. I love your top card and all the snow glitter. thanks for the chance for the "extra" goodies.

Angie said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the soft inking on the first card! The Poinsettias are so lovely on your second card!

Glennis said...

Love your cards - especially the winter scene

Michelle Pearson said...

Great cards Brenda...love the soft sky on your first card...and I'm always all about flowers, so love the second one as well! Thanks for sharing your talent with us on the Prickley Pear design team! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda, I love the scene on the first card, and the poinsettia and sentimewnt on the second card, I hope you are feeling a bit better.
Kevin xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The scene on the first looks fabulous and I love the pretty poinsettias on the second
Lorraine x

kanda said...

Both gorgous cards and your flowers are fabulous. I agree with you about the embossing folder as I have the 6x6 and would have been lost without it xx

Hanneke said...

Stuning cards! I love your use of colors and white and the red on the second card really pops! Hugs, Hanneke

walchowDesign said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda! Fab scene with the horses on the glittered snow.

Kathleen said...

Love the dashing through the snow card, background fabulous but the Jingle Bells is stunning.

Kath x

Dora said...

beautiful card, I like the stamp on the first card very much!! so nogstalgia scene.

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is beautiful.

Tracie said...

Both are beautiful cards. Love the flowers on the red and white card. Nice job.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderfully generous of you, B. Love the stamps and the dies two great cards, praying for you, big hugs, Shaz. In Oz.x

lindaplus3 said...

very nice job with both projects,, :)

Vicki Sopcak said...

I Like both cards and would love to own the stamps that were used. I LOVE PRICKLEY PEAR PRODUCTS!!!

Ellie said...

Such beautiful creations Brenda, loving that gorgeous Christmas scene on the top card, and the second card is beautifully done too, loving the sketch and colors! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Hridya said...

another lovely one from you brenda.. :)

Jackie said...

Not here for the blog hop Brenda, just wanted to say how much I love your gorgeous cards today :o)
Jackie xx

Tracy said...

Two gorgeous creations Brenda, I love the image on the first and the CAS design. The patterned Poinsettias look brilliant, very effective.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shalu said...

Fabulous card Brenda..!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! Your jingle bells card and the historic/vintage card are so pretty! I especially like all the details in the vintage image, right down to the hay and Christmas tree in the back - it really tells a story all on its own, doesn't it? wonderful cards, as always. I always like that you have two distinct styles on your blog posts - so industrious and talented! hugs, de

Shirley Pumpkin said...

So Beautiful! There just is not enough Vintage Christmas stamps out there! I love how you used the glitter with the snow!
Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin

SusanLotus said...

Lovely card!
And a nice giveaway!
I´ll try to hop over to the other bloggers as well. To see what they are doing
and who they are. :)

Have a great week!
Hugs
Susan.

Pop's Cards said...

Two gorgeous creations, I love the first one as the colours are so soft and the second one is gorgeous, I love Christmas flowers, hugs Pops x

nms54 said...

The horse drawn sleigh rubber stamp is going on my wish list. Your card has sparked an idea for next year's Christmas cards!

cathy said...

Both cards are really pretty.

sharon larremore said...

awe this brings back memories of hay rides past..want for sure...both are beautiful inspiring cards

Carol Doggett said...

Both cards are fabulous...love the vintage feel to the first one!

Linda Gilliam said...

Both cards are beautiful, I especially love the vintage sleigh card, so much detail...
The eye popping red lowers are gorgeous on the jingle bell card as well...
GREAT JOB!

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, but I absolutely love the second one it is just stunning, the poinsettias are gorgeous.

Pat xx

traci said...

WOW!! Who wouldn't want to receive these cards for Christmas-beautiful!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful cards love the crystal snow in the first card

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful card, great textured background and beautiful poinsettias.

Sam said...

Two beautiful cards!!! The horse drawn sleigh stamp is amazing. I love all the detail in it.

Patry Ro said...

Really Special card!!! I like it too much!!

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the image in the first one and the gorgeous flowers in the second.
Mags
x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Both cards are lovely, the poinsettias are gorgeous. hugs, Helena

Christi Conley said...

Love that these cards are totally different! The detail in the vintage image is amazing and your Jingle Bells cards is so festive!

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Beautiful work! I hate winter for LIVING but I love making glittery, snowy cards!! :)

Maureen R said...

Each of these cards are equally beautiful. I adore the sleigh ride card. I reminds me of how life was so simple back then. You Poinsettias are perfect too!

the primitive country bug said...

Love both of your cards! What a wonderful image on the first card!!

Lynne said...

Both of your cards are simply awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

Linda said...

Love the color combo on the sleigh one.

elf1023 said...

Love your cards and the use of Christmas caroles. Really like the horse and hay ride sleigh.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, I love both cards. Love the children on the sleigh ride and the sparkly sprinkles. The embossed poinsettia card is beautiful.

Kathy Eddy said...

Love. love. love the Jingle bells card!

Fran said...

Love all the cards - Jingle Bell one is extra nice!

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Brenda , absolutely so stunning ones,,,,lovwe your embossing poinsetia card,,,,and these gorgeus brown tones on the other card, it inspired me,,,,,You are so talented,,,,,,Horayyyy for Brenda,,,and take care my friend...

skimmia said...

Really Super card !!!
I like it very much :-)

Janis said...

LOVE the sleigh ride stamp!! Wonderful card.

How lovely of you to offer blog candy to your followers. I am a first-time visitor to your site from Prickley Pear and a brand-new follower by Google Friend. Yippee!!! Looking fwd to seeing more of your work!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

dr.jaya said...

Such a gorgeous and Christmassy card! loved it..

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your first card is so beautiful in its subtle colouring and simplicity, but your second card really stands out to me with the traditional colours and gorgeous embossed background. I love, love, love those die-cut poinsettias, and these will be going on my wish list - so pretty. Your creations amaze me each time I visit your blog.

Wishing you a good day today,
Kitty

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful.

Loz said...

love the stamps on the 2nd card!! gorgeous!

Iris said...

Your cards are amazing and so beautiful.
isoscia at aol dot com

Annmaree of Oz said...

These are so unique, I love them! Great image on the first, and love the sentiment and flowers on the second! Brilliant work as alaways xoxo

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely. sorry I'm so late in checking some blogs.