Sunday, 3 September 2017

Hot pink Poppies and a Christmas Hamlet



It's time for our challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Colour Inspiration' and they are rather yummy colours as well and 'Get ready for Christmas'. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.

My top card is my Penny Black share using a newish stamp called Snowy Hamlet stamped in Gathered Twig DI and the colour dragged out a little, then a background added with Pan Pastels, snow glitter and I also extended the lines a little using a fine line brown pen. I cut the frame using a TL die, stamped the sentiment with is a pretty old PB wood mounted one, then raised the frame with foam pads and mounted onto Kart card and then the base card. I am popping over to see Miss Di and Parsnip at the Snippets Playground with this one as the focal panel was a snippet of Bristol cardstock.


Now I know this is rather pink, in fact pinker than I intended but it did seem to be the right shade to fit the colour inspiration. I started by adding watered down DI to a piece of square Bristol cardstock repeat stamping the PB Poppies and heat embossing with detail white powder, then colouring in with sparkle pens, Using TL dies I cute the piece into three, stamped the sentiment which is also PB and added some stenciling using using DI's. The three pieces are layered up with foam pads, matted onto black and mounted onto the base card.

Hope you all have a good Sunday.

50 comments:

Wendy L said...

Love the winter scene of the first one, and a great way of layering up on the pink poppies, gorgeous, xxx

Craftyfield said...

A lovely snowy scene and beautiful flower card, Brenda! The pink is just right...

Anke said...

Your christams card is so lovely and I love your pink poppies card.

Have a wonderful sunday, Brenda.

Hugs
Anke

Mervi said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, it's like a hanging to the wall!
Finally you've got the poppies stamp, it's my favourite too. Lovely in pink too!
I've been busy with the forest berries, blueberries and raspberries. Then we have some highbush blueberries in the garden, they are really big, but not any pears, only one apple coming;-))m

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the bottom colour combo. You get a mention on my blog today 😀

stempelbavaria said...

Wonderful cards and the christmas card is my fav ;-)
Enjoy the sunday!
X Daniela

aussie aNNie said...

Hi there B, two stunners but of course as I love pink I adore the poppies card.xx [aNNie]

Babs Watson said...

Oh wow Brenda, I just love the Penny black card the image and the soft colour's are beautiful, I think the pink flowers are stunning and the colour is perfect and matches so well together .

Hugs Babs x

Glennis said...

Lovely cards Brenda, I love the layers on the second one - most effective.

scrAPpamondo said...

Looooove that colours combination in the second card! So vibrant and sweet! Great design, too! Also the first one card is a delight with that winter scene in the window and the Gothic style of the sentiment!
Hope all is going well for you. Have a fabulous Sunday!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love both of these gorgeous cards Brenda. The Snowy Hamlet scene looks wonderful in the frame, and the poppies look fabulous in the hot pink.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

Two great cards for the challenges. I only have a couple of the sparkle pens but found they were rather 'in your face' colour wise but as you say the pink is right for the roses. Clever layering.

Dora said...

Wow, Brenda, what a beautiful two cards. Great stamps.
Have a nice sunday. Here is sun shining. Beautiful weather.

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards. The first looks like a painting in a frame, beautiful and I love the way you stamped the pannels on the second, a great effect! hugs, Marlies

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Brenda, what wonderful cards, beautifully designed and coloured, I especially love the first one, fabulous scenic card,the sepia shades are gorgeous, it draws you in like you're walking up that drive, Kate x

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful peaceful Christmas scene and the three layered hot pink poppies are gorgeous
Carol x

Sarah said...

These are super cards Brenda and both challenges appeal hugely so I am determined to play along with both this time!! I love the frame on the first card and the layered mats look fabulous on the second and the colours are right up my street xx

Leanne Harris said...

I love both of these Brenda, couldn't choose a favourite between them!!! I really like the wintry scene for Penny black but the colours on the second one blew me away - I love anything happy and jolly feeling and this is what this one is, a happy card!!! Two beautiful creations, hope you are enjoying your weekend, xxxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 gorgeous stamping cards Brenda
Gr Karin

Crafting Queen said...

TWo very beautiful cards, adore the colours in the second one.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! A super pair of cards today Brenda. I love the Christmas village scene, so elegant in it's frame and the beautiful bright colours of the second card are stunning.
Lorraine

pinky said...

I am loving your Christmas Hamlet Brenda and you have captured the colours and theme perfectly with your second card. Love them both.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda and the scene on the first one is stunning. I love the font of the sentiment too. Your pink Poppies are delightful and just perfect for our photo challenge. For reasons best known to itself, Blogger didn't publish my SS card on the reading list today, although it's on my blog so I'm not sure what happened there. I'm sure it has a mind of its own. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

KandA said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the image and framing on the first and the lovely pretty colouring on the second. Have a great week xx

Joan said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the winter scene on the first one and your lovely pink poppies on the second one are just stunning

Joan

Lynne K said...

Been hanging my nose over the poppy stamp for ages, Brenda, and it looks so pretty in the pink and blue. Love the way you've used it. Think it will have to join my stash before much longer! Every year I say I have more than enough Christmas stamps and resolve not to buy any more, but that snowy hamlet might just fall into a basket somewhere too! Gorgeous card. x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the wintery scene of the first and the gorgeous colour scheme on the second - so pretty
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Another two gorgeous creations, while I love the PB image and the classy design, I just adore the poppy card, colours and design is just fabulous.

Kath x

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda. The scene on the first one is so pretty and love the vibrant colours of the flowers on the second card. xx

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! The lovely layering in the 2nd creation brings a smile with the sweet sentiment! Hugs, de

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! I love the Christmas village. So so pretty. The pink flowers are lovely.

Gerrina said...

Both cards look great, each with its own feel'! Love the scene and subtile colouring, but the fresh bold use of colour on the 2nd is so great too! Couldnot pick a favorite... Hope you have a fun week planned and it is gonna be a good one! Hugs, Gerrina

Maxine D said...

Brenda these cards are amazing - love the hamlet and how you have softened the look of the stamp with the drawing out of the colour.
The pink poppies are so dramatic - love them
Blessings
Maxine

Linby said...

Love your pretty village and that sentiment is a lovely stamp which I haven't seen before. Of course I love the poppies and in this lovely contemporary colourway.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda these are two beautiful creations I love the village scene I would love to live somewhere like that, the second one has a lovely purity about it, the soft colours of the flowers and the layers are delightful.
hugs
lorraine x

Astrid Maclean said...

Both cards aare just gorgeus Brenda, but that Christma hamlet just really stole my heart!

Carole said...

Two stunning cards Brenda..love them!

Ellibelle said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful Brenda, love how you added the moon to the first one and really beautiful coloring as well. I love the pink on your second card, it looks amazing paired with the aqua color. And the white embossing is so effective!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, not long till Christmas now....we had some sweeties delivered at work ready for christmas.
Love the poppies the colours are gorgeous so soft and delicate. x Susan x

Fiki said...

your cards are so pretty!
lots of hugs

linda said...

these are both beautiful! i love the serene scene on the first and the vivid colouring on the second.

Di said...

Absolutely lovely Christmas scene on your snippets card B! That's a lovely stamp and you really used it perfectly. I also love the second card - so pretty!

Hugs

Di xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such different cards but oooh so gorgeous and beautiful . I love the pink one...so happy it looks
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Sylvia said...

2 Beautiful cards, Brenda.Love the gorgeous scene.

Gr, Sylvia

Greta said...

They're both beautiful, Brenda, but my oh my--the first one may be my all-time favorite Brenda card!

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, and the Christmas scene is stunning.
Avril xx

ALI said...

Both beautiful but the first one WOW!

Sally H said...

two stunning creations, Brenda! I love them both! The flowers are lovely and summery and that scene is so beautiful!

Megan J said...

Hi Brenda, two lovely cards, love the Christmas snow scene and wouldn't have known you had extended the image by drawing in your own lines, thank you for joining in at Snippets Playground, Megan GD

Tracy said...

I love your beautiful serene scene, a perfect Christmas card. what a pretty colour commbo on your second, that colour combo and style reminds me of oriental colours you find on a lot of things. Two fabulous creations.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

 
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