Sunday, 7 December 2014

Reindeer and Roses



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Winter Wonderland and Special Occasions which can include Christmas.


The card at the top is my Stamping Sensations piece, although it would equally with Penny Black as well as it uses the new Natures Friends 30-271 stamp set.......same as yesterday, just a different scene.....it was a set I had to have the moment I saw it. The trees have two layers and on and this one I stamped the base image black and then the second embossed with detail silver to give a frost feel. As usual it's Pan Pastels for the landscape and sky, a hand drawn fence and some silver glitter onto the overhanging trees.

Not one to join in challenges as you all know, but I couldn't resist entering the one at the top into this months Craft a Scene Challenge which is 'Winter Scenes', I used to be part of the DT and used to love the opportunity to create scenic artwork but had to give it up when my health went on one of it's downward spirals a year or more ago.

My Penny Black DT piece uses a recently acquired stamp 3073K Brush Rose, it's quite an oldie which for some reason I never bought before, I inked it with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping several times. Some random script stamping into background, two butterflies from Penny Black 30-117 Free Flight and the sentiment is Penny Black 3851 Blessings.


And I have one more Stamping Sensations piece, this time using Chocolate Baroque stamps Decorative Edges and Let Your Heart Sing. The background was crated by masking a moon and brushing over Glimmer Mists and Dylusions, then stamping the bird and bush stamp once, then cleaning it and masking out the bird before inking again to stamp a second time to extend the design. Quite a lot of glitter to get the impression of icicles, plus some snow and  finally white Frantage around the edges. The sentiment is Penny Black.

As always we have some fabulous prizes to be won at both challenges so I really hope you will join in.

62 comments:

  1. Your cards are so festive Brenda, I do love a touch of blue on Christmas cards. You certainly have some amazing prizes over at the challenges..thanks so much. I hope your Christmas preps are going smoothly, we hope to get our tree up today. So exciting xx

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  2. Hi Brenda. All three cards are gorgeous but the reindeer one is my favourite and I love it. Not sure why I have only just discovered your blog, i really enjoy it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations xx

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  3. Beautiful cards again Brenda, I love your scenery cards.
    I hope to enter both challenges at some point this month.
    Sharon x

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  4. Beautiful cards, adore the first one

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  5. Wonderful pieces Brenda, love the multicolour stamping in your Penny Black card

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  6. Lots of gorgeousness to Dmire this morning, love them all

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  7. Three beautiful cards Brenda. I love your snowy card scenes, they always look so realistic. I really like the roses and text stamped on the textured card. It gives such a different look than stamped on plain card. I must try that.

    Shirley

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  8. Hi Brenda, wow these are just gorgeous, all of them..beautiful stamps and colours used.Love the butterflies.xxc
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  9. Beautiful cards Brenda,love the scene on your fist card ,my favorit for today.
    Blessings Elly

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  10. Amazing scenes Brenda and capture the essence of winter perfectly. Adore the brush rose too - yet another for the 'wish list' {sigh}. LOL xx

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  11. Oooo a stunning collection of cards and all so different too, Luv Sam x

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  12. A stunning selection of cards Brenda. I especially love the scene you have created on your first card.
    Sue xx

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  13. Wow B, these are stunning, I really love the 2nd one.

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  14. lovely trio of cards, Brenda!

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  15. Three stunning cards Brenda all equally gorgeous

    Anne

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  16. Wow, Brenda, so beautiful! Always so impressive! The first card is such a lovely scene - looks so peaceful! The other two are gorgeous - beautiful stamping!

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  17. Three beautiful cards Brenda. Lovely blue frosty winter Christmas cards and the pink and green is fantastic. A fab design and colour combi. hugs, Marlies

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  18. Oh wow ! Love how you used the frantage !
    So wonderful scenes !
    3 beautiful creations my dear Brenda !
    xxx

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  19. Your landscapes are always my favorites!! Love the blue ones with the deer and the bird in the trees. xxx Marianne

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  20. Three stunning creations Brenda, each one beautifully done!

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  21. A lovely collection of cards, I especially like the first one
    Jackie x

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  22. Lovely Sunday Brenda. Fabulous cards, love the first one with winter scene.

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  23. Three absolute beauties Brenda especially the PB Rose stamp, it looks so like it has been stamped onto canvas.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  24. Three stunningly beautiful cards, Brenda! I love them all very much! Deer are definitely 'in' this year, and I can't get enough of them!

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  25. Three stunners today Brenda - l absolutely love the first one and think l will add the set to my wish list for next christmas x Susan x

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  26. WOW Brenda all 3 look stunning....love the embossing on the trees
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    My latest post: How I repaired my Big Shot

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  27. Gorgeous scenic cards Brenda..... beautiful
    Lorraine x

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  28. Stunning cards like always! Specially love the wintry ones!

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  29. Fabulous cards design, love particulary the first and the second cards. Love so much the Natures Friends stamp set and the Pan pastels. Your embossing looks great!

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  30. A fabulous set of cards here and the scenic ones are as brilliant as always but love the subtle roses one.

    Have a good week.

    Kath x

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  31. Oh wow Brenda 3 lovely cards.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  32. WoW Brenda, you made adorable card as always :-)) I like all, the are soo special :-))
    Have a nice day and good start of week!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  33. Wonderful cards Brenda, hard pressed to find a favourite cos they're so all so gorgeous.
    luv
    Debby

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  34. More absolutely stunning scenes.

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  35. Hallo Brenda,
    ganz zauberhafte Karte hast du da gestaltet,eine schöner als die Andere,die Winterlandschaft hat es mir besonders angetan,
    glg ulrike

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  36. Hi Brenda, all three are very beautiful, I love the scenes and the roses. I just did a test at my blog and a comment went through without the verification, must have been a glitch in blogger? I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  37. Wow Brenda! These are all so amazing! I love your butterfly card, but I have to admit, I'm in a Christmassy mood, so the gorgeous winter scenes are looking so serene and dreamy to me right now! big hugs :)

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  38. Oh Brenda I don't know how you do it, three more gorgeous cards, I love your winter scenes and I think I might have to have those lovely animal stamps, but most of all I absolutely love the butterfly and rose card, just beautiful

    Joan x

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  39. Wow Brenda, your blog is always a treat to visit, so many gorgeous projects. I'm just playing catch up after a hectic few weeks during which my crafty mojo has vanished so thanks for the inspiration
    Claire xx

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  40. Hello Brenda, your last creations are wonderful as always, love them all. Thanks for your hint concerning the word verification. I found out, that you can ignore it, seems it's just a "gimmick" from blogger, don't know why, but the comment is shown without typing the numbers.

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  41. Every one a winner in my book, they are all superb :o)
    It seems that you can ignore the verication and you comment will post as normal, so I will leave mine as it is. I do not like the embedded method as it take much longer to open than the pop up boxes!
    Jackie xx

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  42. These are gorgeous. Love the scene with the deer. Thanks for your kind comment and letting me know that word verification was on on my blog. I am having trouble turning it off as I couldn't find the 'embedded' option you were talking about. It is set as 'off' on my blog, but obviously isn't LOL. I am trying to solve the problem but any more hints gratefully received. Maybe if I change my comment view from a pop up to thiss style?? May try that. Oh, just read Silvia's comment above. How silly is that! Off to see if that works. Thanks Silvia. Hugz

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  43. Thank you so much Brenda! I have been having real issues with blogger for the last couple of days and I was sure it was just me lol! I have now updated the comment setting and am hoping it has sorted itself now. A second visit to look at these as I popped over on the weekend but was rushing to do other things! All of them are truly stunning and so very gorgeous! The first is my absolute favourite as I have such a love of landscapes. Karen x

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  44. Two stunning winter scenes here Brenda. So glad you joined us for out last month at Craft A Scene.

    Sue xx

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  45. These are gorgeous as always!

    That middle floral one is so beautiful. I love the way the script is so faded and subtle behind the image! Looks so lovely.

    The scenes look great...I have mentioned before that you are the queen of stamped scenes!

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  46. beautiful cards!! love the sceneries... the silhouttes of trees are very nice...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  47. Beautiful cards Brenda I especially love the Reindeer one I really love seeing those animals on cards they are quite magical.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  48. These are all wonderful. I love the deer on the first one.

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  49. Beautiful cards! The winter and last scene are great; love the sponging and the snow! The roses and butterflies let me think of sprng/summer and is such an elegant card! Hugs, Gerrina

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  50. Three really gorgeous creations Brenda. I love the deer and the scenes are fabulous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy. X

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  51. I'm playing catchup tonight, and oh what a joyful treat I got when I popped in here. I'm especially over the moon about that woodland snow scene. It's very spectacular. Love the branches hanging from the top with all the white snow, ditto those lovely trees. Then I get down to the roses card, and am awed again. It's beautiful, love those soft colors with just the hint of a background script. Then yet another icy scene. I really like the way you've done the top treatments on both these winter scene cards and used those branches the way you have to draw the eye right in. Well done. TFS & Hugs. Happy if you enjoyed the lights tour round our house.

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  52. these are all gorgeous brenda! love your new blog header; so wintery.
    linda

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  53. Hi Brenda, first of all apologies again for being such a bad blogger and not having visited so much. It is such a treat to see all your wonderful cards and the techniques you use to make each one that bit extra special. The snowy winter scenes look so realistic and your rose card is so beautiful. Take care xx

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  54. All are so wonderful creations with winter scene, I adore all of them, always love your coloring and detailed work!

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  55. These are stunning Brenda! I love that first one, just stunning.

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  56. Three gorgeous cards Brenda, I really love the first one the scene is beautiful and so sparkly.

    Pat xx

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  57. Your work is truly inspiring and stunning, Brenda! Beautiful winter scene and love the two-colour stamping on the second card.

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  58. Hello brenda,
    what a perfect card have you made for the challenge. beautiful scene!!! so nice to see that you play along.
    also the second and the third card looks beautiful too!
    thank you for joining at the last craft a scene challenge this month.
    kind regards, Dora

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  59. My goodness Brenda, you wowed me with all of these cards. They are amazing!!! I love how you embossed only parts of the images. Really looks fantastic! Hugs! xx

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  60. Wooooow what a treat these three beautiful cards are. You are just one amazing talented lady and such an inspiration.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  61. Such fabulous cards - I love the frosty blue ones, so serene and beautiful, and the springtime butterflies are just lovely to see on another grim grey day here. Wish we had that sparkly snowy weather instead!!
    Alison xx

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