Sunday, 13 November 2016

T'is the Season



Today sees the start of a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this month our theme is 'T'is the Season' and as always there is a generous prize of a $20 shopping voucher from FlonzCraft.

I decided I would make a Christmas wreath, in fact I've made several in different colours, one for each of the children and their other halves as a change from Christmas cards this year. My staring point was a rattan base shape from Hobbycraft, I actually bought circle ones but this one seems rather elongated into an oval so I left it that way rather than faff with it.


I coloured some cardstock with various shades of blue and gold glimmer mists and dylusions then stamped Heartfelt Creations Poinsettias, heat embossed with detail gold before cutting out with the matching die. I also stamped the Penny Black sentiment onto a piece of the same sprayed card and fixed that in the centre before layering up the flowers. I added a string of TL mini LED lights, some blue and gold string pearls around the flowers, some gold gems in the flower centres and a large bow at the top.

And as I used up no end of Fabriano snippets with this one I am going to pop over to the Playground to see what havoc I can cause, there again might have to slip in quietly as I am still meant to be resting after my little op a few days ago.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog and see what my team mates have created.

61 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, Brenda this is stunning. Must have taken you ages to make. Your kids will love them. Hope things are improving. Thanks for the visit. Hugs Anesha

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Brenda, this is absolutely beautiful and it looks amazing with all the lovely lights on. I love the colours of the flowers, it's just stunning. I hope that you're taking it easy and I wish you a happy and relaxing week ahead. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Creative world said...

Wow,this is so gorgeous...thanks for share it...hugs Željka

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation. Love the colors white and blue and the little touch off gold.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a stunning festive wreath Brenda it looks amazing with all those beautiful flowers and the little lights, awesome project for Christmas
hugs
lorraine x

Helen said...

the wreaths are beautiful! you're obviously more ahead than I am...

Andreja L. said...

WoW what a fantastic Christmas wreath you made :-)) I like the flowers and colours you use.
Hugs, Andreja

rachel said...

Oh wow Brenda - this is absolutely stunning - what a gorgeous make - love it to bits!!! Big hugs rachel x

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous Brenda and must have taken some time to make, hope you are having a good Sunday, xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous wreath Brenda, I love the Heartfelt Poinsettias you've used (I've just found at pile of these already stamped and cut out for a couple of Christmas's ago) I'm sure that you're family are going to love these.

Sue xx

Leanne Harris said...

oh wow, what a pretty piece Brenda - I do hope that this will be displayed at Christmastime? A lot of work and effort and an outstanding wreath, well done you!
Lots of love,
Leanne xx

KandA said...

Wow, this is REALLY BEAUTIFUL Branda and such a great idea to give in place of a card. I love all the flowers and details and super little LED lights, and I'm sure this will be cherished and brought out to hang up each year xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

This is stunning Brenda especially with the lights and what a brilliant idea to send them instead of cards. I would love to recieve one.
Enjoy your Sunday
Take care
Lesley

Donna Ellis said...

What a lovely Christmas decoration, Brenda! That sentiment looks amazing in the center, and all your golden highlights make it rich and festive! Beautiful colors, too! thank you for explaining how it was put together. Wonderfully MERRY AND BRIGHT! love, de

Craftyfield said...

A lovely décor piece, one that can be brought out every Christmas! Great idea to replace the cards by this keepsake. I know you used dies, but my, what a lot of stamping and cutting...
Hope you enjoy your Sunday, yesterday's rain is gone and we have a bit of blue sky down south! xx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, your flower wreath is amazing, especialy at the dark when it gloes, It is amazing and the flowers are great, love that it is in blue ;)
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Gertrude said...

WOW, Fabelhaft gemacht
glg Gertrude

Karin van eijk said...

this is gorgeous Brenda, fab project
Gr Karin

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous wreath using HFC flowers. I had the same thought, what a lot of stamping and die cutting :) The colours are beautiful. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely creation and love the fabulous style and design.xx{aNNie}

Di said...

Oh Brenda, this is utterly fabulous. What a great idea to make Christmas wreaths instead of cards. And so beautifully done as well - they will be treasured for sure!

Hope you're healing OK - perhaps I need to send Parsnip over to YOU with some grapes ? :)

Hugs

Di xx

Gerrina said...

That is a beautiful gift! So much more than a card and something that they can enjy each year again! Hugs, Gerrina

Judy Corner said...

Smashing Wreath Brenda. What a fabulous idea, I know the recipients will be so pleased. Judy x

KT Fit Kitty said...

WOW, Brenda, just WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful gift for your children! You always come up with something fabulous! Sorry I haven't been around for awhile - I haven't been feeling well. Hope all is okay with you, my friend! Sending hugs...

ALI said...

Stunning piece of work Brenda, lovely to get out each year.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Brenda, AMAZING wreath!! Love the Heartfelt poinsettias and the sweet un-traditionals colours!!! But I have been stunned by the lights! Oooohhh... I'm as a child... :D I have never seen these strings of mini LED lights, they make the wreath really adorable and just perfect as home decor at Christmas! I'm sure that all will be delightful by it!
Here the winter seems already arrived. It's very cold... Where has gone autumn time? Hope that the weather is more lovely in your zone.
Hugs!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh Wow Brenda, these are amazing! I'm sure your family will love them, I do. They look so pretty with the twinkling lights.
Lorraine

Pawanna said...

Very, very nice wreath!

Petra L said...

Nice Brenda!

Brenda said...

OMGoodness, what a beautiful wreath!! And to think you made many of these to give to your children is awesome! I love that you put lights on it too. Very beautiful indeed!!! Hugs, Brenda

Sarah said...

This is beautiful Brenda and what a lovely idea to give instead of cards xx

Joan said...

Gorgeous ! love the colours you have used. Now I have one of those wreaths and I have the stamps but not the die ,hummmm, I'd love to case it Brenda but don't know if I could face all the cutting

Joan x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow,this is so gorgeous... great creation.
Hugs Carola

Paper Profusion said...

OHHH - I LOVE the turquoise!! This is both different and fabulous Brenda!! I hope that your operation went well. Rest up and take it easy. Nicola x

Glennis said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, what a fabulous gift

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

dear Brenda,thank you for all your kind comments!
I truly appreciate them all!
your wreath is amazing! love it very much!
have a nice day
hugs

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous Brenda, colours are gorgeous and it looks stunning when lit up. I'm sure it will be treasured more than a card, great idea.
Hope you're feeling a bit better.
Hugs, Avril xx

Marjeta said...

Fantastic wreath. Usually I made it from pine tree, but this is gorgeous idea. Who knows, perhaps I will try to do something like that.

Marjeta

MaryH said...

Makes a good change up from a card, and it's so beautiful. The flowers & colors are lovely, and I like the way you've intermingled the string of tiny lights among the pretty flowers. Hope all is well, TFS & have a great upcoming week

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda! I really love the design and the colours you have used for the flowers are so beautiful.
Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

OH my Brenda, this is gorgeous, love it to bits. Gorgeous colours and how fab that it lights up too. Your Grandchildren will adore them, I do, Kate x

jackiescrafts said...

Oooh I can finally comment on your blog again �� I've been having real issues blogging since I updated my iPad a couple of weeks ago.
Love your wreath it's fantastic
Jackie

Yvonne Garner said...

What a fabulous idea! Just beautiful, Brenda!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fabulous mum you are to make these stunning gifts for the children, Brenda! They are simply fantastic and sure to be a pick by our Miss Di this week! I hope you make a smooth and full recovery from your op! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Oh wow--I want one of these!! Do you need another kid?!--haha So beautiful--you could sell these!

Shirley Chillman said...

Such a thoughtful idea Brenda, I am sure they would prefer the wreaths than a card. Whoever gets this one is very lucky indeed as it is beautiful.

Hope your weekend was good and that the aches and pains are behaving themselves.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is so gorgeous, lovely colours and fab flowers, love it

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh wow! These are so beautiful. What a fabulous idea.
xxx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning idea and so much nicer than sending a card too, Luv Sam x

Ink Art Designs said...

wow, what a wonderful idea and substitute for cards! I looove how you have put lights on the wreath as well...it looks amazing.
Dot x

SARN said...

Hi Brenda . . . what a FABULOUS looking Christmas wreath. It is GORGEOUS.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Creazioni in bottega said...

amazing!

Robin said...

Just stunning Brenda! I love the colors and lights...so beautiful!! Hugs, Robin

Pat said...

Oh so gorgeous Brenda, beautiful design and fabulous colours.

Pat xx

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful creation Brenda, the blue and gold look so pretty together!

Debbie said...

Such a stunning piece Brenda... wow. You are so talented. Hugs xxx

Linby said...

oh wow - what a beautiful wreath - looks just magical with the lights on too.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the cool, frosty colors of your beautiful lighted holiday wreath! Wonderful work, Brenda!

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning wreaths Brenda love the flowers and colours much better than cards-and it doesn't look as if there is much resting going on!!!
Carol x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful wreath Brenda!! Love that it lights up! Love the flowers!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Oh !! Such a beautiful a Christmas wreath! Unusual colors, very winter. Magnificent!
BozenA