Monday, 1 December 2014

In the bleak midwinter



Morning Peeps, hope you had a good weekend.

The first of December also happens to be the first Monday this month so today is the start of  a new challenge at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges  where our December theme is to base our work on a Christmas Carol or Song. I also have this weeks Nicecrane shares where I am sticking with Christmas again this week.

This Winters scene from FlonzCraft called Birch Tree in Winter reminds me of cold and frosty days so 'In the bleak Midwinter' seemed appropriate and I have computer generated the first verse to add to my card. I used a mask to create a moon shining from behind the trees and coloured with Pan Pastels then added some fine crystal glitter. 

As always there is a fabulous $20 voucher to spend in the store for the winner so I really hope you will join us this month, if you have never taken part before we would love to welcome you over at the challenge blog.


I have gone with a traditional feel to both of my Nicecrane cards, the one at the top uses an image from the Vintage Merry Christmas design set which has six different images, prefect to help you get those last minute cards made. The DP is Graphic 45, a spellbinder Poinsettia, ivy and some lace.


The image on this one is from the Antique Christmas collection, he's such a sweet little lad feeding the birds which I have decided are Great Tit's of which we have an abundance in the gardens. More G45 DP, a Spellbinder border die and some wooden numbers and a computer generated 'December'.

Have a good week everyone.

47 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Brenda, gorgeous styles and lovely images used along with gorgeous colour combos.
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

    Candy is on my blog....
    http://thejourneyisthestart.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/brea-ornament.html

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  2. A stunning collection of cards Brenda. I especially love the first one. I have fond memories of singing 'In the Bleak Mid Winter' in the school choir, it has always been one of my favourites.
    Sue xx

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  3. Three gorgous cards, very different, I love all them!!

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  4. Three beautiful cards Brenda love the vintage look of your last two and your scenic card is gorgeous

    Anne

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  5. Three lovely cards, the last image is so cute. Have a great day.

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  6. oh wow Hun this is simply stunning,the detail on all of these are amazing especially love the second one with the tag,and pocket hugs Cherylxxxx

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  7. Such pretty cards Brenda, especially that top one. I love the verse. And the glitter makes it look even more magical. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. See you again soon.
    Amelia xx

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  8. These are all beautiful Brenda, my fav is the first one
    Kevin xx

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  9. Brenda, love the winter scene to go with your choice of carol, and the addition of your bow finishes the card off perfectly.
    Irene x

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  10. Wowwwww Brenda sooo stunning cards,,,,,,,,love the poinsetia,,,,,,back papers and lace contrating with my sweet Xmas image,,,on the first one,,,and all over the second one is amazing love the spellbinders you used and the cute cute image,,,,,,,..lvoe it, love it, you are the best Brenda.

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  11. You've done it again Brenda, three fabulous cards, love the cold, wintery stamping and embossing on the first one and the other two just shout Nostalgic Christmas to me, I love them

    Joan

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  12. Love the header Brenda, think we may be seeing some frost at the end of the week...brrrrrr!! Great cards, particularly the little chap feeding the birds xx

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  13. Lovely designs Brenda, all of them are fabulous, I love the vintage feel on cards and these are lovely.
    Really like you new header on your blog too
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  14. Beautiful cards! Love the first one :)

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  15. Love your Christmas song card, nearly chose that stamp too! Great attention to detail.

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  16. Hallo Brenda,
    einfach zauberhaft deine karten,eine schöner als die Andere,
    glg ulrike

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  17. Such beautiful cards, Brenda! Love them all! The poinsettia die is gorgeous!

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  18. Love your cards again Brenda! What a lovely variety and styles. Judy x

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  19. Beautiful Christmas cards Brenda, the image on the first is gorgeous, made me feel really chilly!!!

    Pat xx

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  20. as always, beautiful cards! I love the Bleak Midwinter one, especially. Hope Saturday was the start of a string of decent results!

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  21. beautiful cards Brenda!! beautiful papers from Nicecrane... I love traditional style cards... beautiful die cuts...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  22. Gorgeous cards Brenda.
    Lorraine x

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  23. Gorgeous selection of cards, love the idea with the border die, must try it.

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  24. Oooo what an absolutely stunning collection of cards and all so different too, Luv Sam x

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  25. Three fabulous cards Brenda, great holly embossing folder, gorgeous winter scene and fab ribbon.
    Great layouts and paper and dies and sweet images.

    Kath x

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  26. Beautiful cards today Brenda, thank you for the tips on mdf - must get some gesso. x Susan x

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  27. Lovely makes. The top one is my fave, one of my Fave carols and love the image which is sitting in my pile of stamped images to be used, almost used it the other day but it wasn't quite right for what I had in mind x

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  28. three beautiful cards Brenda - wonderful images - gorgeous! Big hugs to you and thanks for your kind words! Hugs Rachel x

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  29. Gorgeous cards Brenda... the images are so beautiful... Love the designs....Hugs May x x

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  30. wonderful card designs, brenda! especially love the top card - beautiful details and so peaceful! xo

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  31. Very beautiful cards Brenda, I love the poem on the first card!! And of course all images are simply beautiful!

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  32. I love your winter scene, Brenda, and your tag card is spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell

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  33. All the cards are amazing Brenda really hard to choose which one would be my favourite. Have had a mooch at all that I have missed and oh my comes to mind. Your makes are always truly stunning.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  34. Three super projects. I like how you added the moon on the first card and love all the background elements too--including that pretty paper.

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  35. Stunning creations Brenda! Love the frosty scene on the first one and Nicecrane papers are beautiful, love the poinsettia too!

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  36. Love the frosty scene card and a big shout to the Nicecrane cards. The wind is freezing cold over!

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  37. Three wonderful cards, Brenda!

    I think they are all lovely but that third one really catches my eye. The border you used on the folded edges are so beautiful.

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  38. Gorgeous cards Brenda! I just love the colour palette of the first one, it's such a striking contrast and a beautiful mix of patterns and textures! Love the vintage images on the other two cards, very warm and festive! Such a great collection! hugs :)

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  39. Oh wow... These are all so lovely. You have such a way with making vintage images feel fresh and new on a card. Thank you for leaving your kind comment on my grandma's tribute post. She was an amazing lady.

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  40. Absolutely stunning cards Brenda, loving all those dies you have used too.

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  41. That first card is super! Love the stamping and the real "cool" feeling! The others are beautifully vintage... Have a good weekend; sending some possitive energy to you.... Gerrina x

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  42. Three absolute stunners Brenda - as always I am inspired after visiting your blog. Hope you are well Karen x

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  43. Happy Weekend Brenda. I think I have already commented on these cards but just wanted to stop by with a little wave. Judy x

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  44. Gorgeous cards Brenda, especially the first one :o)
    Jackie xx

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  45. Beautiful cards Brenda I love to look at your amazing design work. Brenda I have just read your comment on my blog, I have been having the same problems, some blogs I visit I can see the photos, sometimes it takes an absolute age for some to load and other times I can see nothing, seems blogger is causing us all a few problems.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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