Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Pan Pastels and trees to start the New Year



Happy New Year everyone, I hope it's going to be a good one for you all.

I thought I would share one of the scenic cards I created just for fun and I thought it only fitting that I kick start the year with some of my favourite crafty things including Pan Pastles, masking, trees and inspirational quotes.

Plus an easel card I made a couple of weeks ago using an image from Nicecrane's new Sweet Birthday design sheet. And according to the press release I received the other day for the upcoming CHA trade show in the States I was ahead of the predictions as yellow is going to be the 'in' colour this year along with vintage inspired bold patterns. So can't wait to see what yummy delights are coming our way this Spring.


The Nicecrane images are beautifully detailed so all I just decoupaged the flower in the little girls hand and made some more pansies using one of Ruth's punch and stamp sets.

Happy New Year.

77 comments:

  1. Two fabulous cards but my favourite has to be the scenic one

    Anne

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  2. One very beautiful card and one very sweet! :)
    Happy start on teh new year.

    Hugs!
    Susan

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  3. Beautiful cards, both of them! Love those flowers, they look so real. And the first card is stunning! Happy New Year to you!

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  4. So gorgeous Brenda. Happy New Year. xxxxx

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  5. LOVE the trees Brenda and the little girl with her pansies is adorable, lovely to see such bright colours on such a blooming dreary day!! Happy New Year xx

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  6. Wow! The first card shows a beautiful scene. Love it. The second card is very cute.

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  7. Lovely tree scene Brenda - I will have to find some yellow products, I don't think there is much in my stash!

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  8. What a start to a new year! I love the cards Brenda! especially the girl one...the decoupaged flower and the image are sooo beautiful! I haven't tried my hands on this craft as yet! thanks for the inspiration sweets! again...hope you have a great year ahead dear!

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  9. Happy New Year Brenda , starting the year with to beautiful cards. janex

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  10. Happy new year Brenda!
    I love both your cards, and the pansies are just fab! x

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  11. two beautiful cards Brenda - I especially love the first one! Big Hugs to you and best wishes for a happy New Year xx

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  12. Two beautiful cards. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  13. Brenda you always cherish me by adding the scenic beauty in your cards. both are adorable and i wish you a very happy new year

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  14. beautiful cards have you made!
    best wishes for the new year!

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  15. 2 stunning cards Brenda. I love yellow so I will be glad if this colour trends. The pansy girl is just gorgeous....wonderful new images from Nicecrane and they make us dream of spring. Happy new year x

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  16. Happy New Year Brenda. I love your beautiful cards, but the sceneic one is so gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. Hi lovely B! Happy New year to you! What gorgeous cards! You always inspire me, I love the scene you created, I really need to look into PanPastels, have no idea how they're used but love how you use them! Always love seeing your punched blooms too! Looking forward to visiting through 2014, wishing you a year of better health!!!! Julie xxx

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  18. Beautiful cards, Brenda :-))
    I wish you Happy New 2014!!!

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  19. Happy New Year Brenda.
    Your cards are stunning. I love the scene on your first card and the beautiful pansies look so realistic.
    Wishing you all the best
    Sue xx

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  20. Oh my goodness Brenda your scenic card is just beautiful. I love it. Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Ann xxx

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  21. Happy New Year! And all the best to you and your family!

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  22. Oh so lovely, Brenda! Both the cards are very beautiful! :)
    And a very Happy New Year to you too! :)

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  23. ah loving the panpastel masked scene B. Must get into that too!
    The Nicecrane card is lovely too... I pray this year is a happy healthy one for hou dear B. every blessing Shaz in Oz. x

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  24. Hi Brenda, firstly I want to wish you a Happy Healthy and creative 2014, both cards are beautiful,I love the tree scene and the pansies
    Kevin xx

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  25. Absolutely love the tree card, Brenda - it's right up my street, and so beautifully done!
    Happy New Year!
    Alison xx

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  26. Happy New Year, Brenda - hope it is a good one for you and everything goes smoothly and successfully! Sending you warm thoughts and virtual hugs. Take care. Helen xx

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  27. Beautiful wintry scene Brenda. Love how you've decoupaged the little girl's flowers and added some more pansies to the second card.

    Happy New Year, hope 2014 is good for you.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  28. Two beautiful cards to start off the New Year, Brenda. Your trees look amazing! And I love your fresh and pretty easel card.
    Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2014! xx

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  29. A lovely scenic card and your pansy card is pretty. Love the pansy decoupage and the extra pansies made with the flower die which I have too. Happy New Year to you. hugs Mrs A.

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  30. I love this, great perspective.
    Happy new year
    Lynn x

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  31. Happy New Year, lovely cards especially the top one. I have a little candy on offer x

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  32. Gorgeous cards Brenda, happy new year and best wishes for 2014!

    Tags xx

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  33. Love your beautiful cards! Aren't you the trendy one?? Happy New Year!

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  34. Both beautiful cards Brenda!! Have a great new year!! xxx Marianne

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  35. Happy New Year Brenda. Both your PP scene and decoupage designs are beautiful. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

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  36. Totally stunning cards both of them Brenda, the trees look so peaceful and serene and the Nicecrane one is sweet too!
    Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing more of your work in 2014!!

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  37. I think yellow is a difficult colour but you surely made it justice!

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  38. gorgeous Brenda.. love the pansies.. the nicecrane images are very beautiful..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  39. Lovely easel card Brenda, and your tree scene card is absolutely stunning, I love it. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, hope it's a good one for you all.

    Pat xx

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  40. Two wonderful creations, I especially love the first one. Wishing you a happy and healthy year 2014.

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  41. Such beautiful "contrasting" cards, Brenda! The Spring time freshness of yellow and purple in Vintage theme, and the glorious artwork of Mother Nature in your Winter scene - each with different techniques, too. Thank you for always sharing how you make your cards.
    My 2014 wish for you is an easing on the health issues, successful medical treatments, and a special request for reduced pain and discomfort. love, de

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  42. Happy new year to you too.
    Both of these card are gorgous. Love the fresh colours of the easel card and the other is such a beautiful scene xx

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  43. Oh WOW these are both gorgeous. Happy New Year to you too Brenda . Judy x

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  44. Two gorgeous cards Brenda
    Happy New Year to you and your family
    Lorraine x

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  45. Gorgeous, gorgeous! The pansies in the Nicecrane card are such a beautiful addition - that's interesting about yellow being the new "in" colour. I love your first card too. I really haven't been doing any masking lately and I should - yours is just beautiful. Wishing you better health this year, Brenda.

    Take care,
    Kitty

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  46. Happy New Year Brenda, wow that scene is amazing, I love it. And I love yellow but hardly use it, gorgeou pansies.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  47. Happy New year dear Brenda ! I hope the better for you, a super year with good health, lot of joy, all the best for yu because you're a great person, very nice !
    Your both cards are fabulous, love them very much !
    xxx

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  48. Two fantastic cards and I am pleased that yellow is going to be in as I have often wondered why it is not used very often but then again I don't use it often either. The trees are fabulous.

    Kath x

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  49. HAPPY NEW YEAR Brenda and what a lovely couple of cards too, luv Sam x

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  50. A very beautiful scenic card Brenda - very atmospheric. The easel card is gorgeous. I love the image and the yellow looks so pretty.
    Happy New Year to you Brenda and I will look forward to visiting you in 2014.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  51. Happy New Year Brenda!
    Loving both of your creations, beautiful scene on the first one and I love what you do with the pan pastels. Fabulous easel card too, yellow is such a fun and cheerful color. Glad to hear it's going to be one of the "in" colors this year!

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  52. The range of colours in your oval background is so real yet striking at the same time & I love that flock of birds flying out of the oval panel. The pine in the foreground is very regal & I particularly like the way its weight is balanced by the sentiment. Beautifully elegant.
    Your second just shows how versatile you are for the style is utterly different. The way those shaped pansies mimic the large one she is carrying is just brilliant & I love the way your vine picks out the greens in the image.
    Paula (PEP)

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  53. Two astounding cards Brenda - they are both so gorgeous and so different. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy and Healthy New Year, especially healthy!
    I love that landscape, like you they are the one thing I just love to create with inks and PP's and anything else that takes my fancy - beautiful scene xx

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  54. I love the first card! Two of your (and mine) favorites; trees and PanPastel! Love how you give such dimension by the subtile colouring! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in 2014! For you and your family: A lot of funny and happy and creative moments! Hugs, Gerrina

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  55. Happy new year Brenda, I do hope it is a better one for you, two beautiful cards - your scene is fabulous and pretty pansy card is such a lovely design hugs judith x

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  56. Love what you do with the panpastels! Beautiful to see!

    And love that gorgeous pansy girl, sooo adorable, great colours!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and will have a Happy New Year!

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  57. I love your little scene in the oval, especially the soft sponged snow.
    Heather T

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  58. Happy New Year too Brenda...wishing you a good 2014. Love the scene you created the pansies on the second card are just terrific.

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  59. Lovely cards!
    Hmmm, I'll have to see what I can creat with yellow!
    Happy New Year Brenda!

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  60. Fabulous makes to kick start 2014 Brenda. Both stunning but oh so different. Love the idea of yellow being the in colour next year we could all do with some sunshine in our lives.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  61. Szczęścia , miłości, spełnienia marzeń i wszelkiej pomyślności w Nowym Roku!
    cieplutko pozdrawiam

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  62. Hello Brenda. Happy new year to you and your family,
    Both cards are gorgeous, I especially love the yellow one. The shape of the easle card and the pretty image and flowers all look perfect together
    Hugs Kelly

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  63. Oh wow, once again just stunning projects. The first card is just so beautiful with the trees and the second has a wonderful warm and cheerful vintage aura.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  64. These are really pretty. And thanks for the info about yellow being "in" this spring. ;)

    Hugs! xx

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  65. Gorgeous tree scene. Hope 2014 will be a great year for you Brenda.

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  66. Both are beautiful Brenda - I always especially love your scenic cards with masking that is second to none. Gorgeously coloured too. Nicola x

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  67. It never ceases to amaze me how you manage to create such lovely and serene scenes with your stamp, Brenda. I also love the colours of your first card, while your second card is really sweet.
    Marianne x

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  68. Love your tree scene Brenda :)
    Happy new year to you
    Von ♥

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  69. Brenda, Happy new year :)) Both cards are gorgous.

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  70. Cute Card,..the flowers look like real (them name in spanish : "pensamientos" ) !!!!!

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  71. Gorgeous cards, as always, Brenda - the oval snow scene is fabulous. As for Yellow being the next "in" colour - I love Daffodils and sunshine, so I'm looking forward to Spring!
    Have a happy and healthy New Year Brenda - hope it's a good one.
    Sylvia xx

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  72. Two fabulous cards Brenda. Love the scene in the first one. Happy New Year to you too.
    Mags
    x

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  73. Beautiful cards Brenda, the trees are fabulous love the colours....& of course Nicecrane images are always wonderful I adore how you have used them... Wishing you & your family a blessed 2014... Hugs May x x

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  74. Happy new year to you too Brenda! Wishing you all the best in 2014. Your scene cards always baffle me as to how you achieve such brilliant looks, fab post to read, take care. Ruby x

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  75. Two stunning cards Brenda, the first one is my favourite, love always your scene cards.. so elegant. Wishing you all the best for the new year xxx

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  76. This is a lovely way to start the New Year. The first a traditional Brenda Card...the scenes I always think of you shen I see them...and the NiceCrane image is so bright and cheery! Love the decoupaged pansies. The fold of this card is so lovely too!
    Off to catch up as I have had a computer virus limiting my ability to get round visiting!

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  77. Love the scene you created on the first card. Great use of the pastels

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