Sunday, 2 September 2012

A real mixed bunch



Good morning Peeps, it's the first Sunday of the month so time for new challenges which means my post is a bit top heavy with photos again.

We have a real collection of varying themes for you this time round.................at Craft a Scene challenge we want to see 'Trees, at least three of them', At Stampalot  we have some photo inspiration which involves soft pastel colour a touch of lace and a feel of Victoriana and at Penny Black and More we are in Christmas mode with 'Early Christmas Makes'

My card at the top is some inky indulgence, lots of Art Impression stamps and with a bit of artistic licence could be the landscape very close to home. We have quite a lot of Monkjack Deer roaming wild in the fields,  they are such beautiful but timid creatures and we also have a large population on Canada Geese so those in my scene just might be coming down to land on the lake across the side field. Then the horses of course and when I was still fit enough I loved nothing better than an early morning hack across the Fens, now the best I can manage is to groom them, but it's still wonderful to be close to them and all these marvels of Nature. 


My Penny Black DT pieces both use some of the new 2012 Christmas releases, you will find links and details on the thumbnails below. For the card above I also used some of the new Madison DP's from Penny Black, the pads have 48 sheets with a real range of designs suitable for all year round.


On the card above I inked direct to stamp using distress markers and a spritz of water before stamping and distressing the edges a little. The DP is a new Christmas one from Imaginisce and is double sided which is always a bonus. The Poinsettia is made from a spellbinder die, it's one I bought this time last year after totally falling in love with, it soooooo useful.


My final share is my Stampalot DT piece and I've taken the colours and lace from the inspirational photograph. The image is La Blanche and I coloured in with Derwent water colours. For some odd reason the roses look somewhat florescent in the picture, but they really are not in real life.

I really hope you can join in with our challenges this month and look forward to coming round visiting all your entries.


56 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Beautiful colours and embellishments. You are seriously talented. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

Anesha said...

Wow Brenda that first card is just stunning!!! Love the other cards as well. Have a great day. :)

Jackie said...

What a wonderful selection of cards, I love them all for different reasons, but the top one is my real favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Michelle J M said...

You have been a busy girl again Brenda! Another lot of stunning cards. What a beautiful scene you have created with the first one. I love the distressed look of the 4th one too, gorgeous! Michelle x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! Such a treat for us this morning Brenda!
Your cards are all stunning.
I love the scene with the gorgeous colours and wonderful images. The Penny black images are beautiful and the last image is just delightful and the colours are beautiful.
I hope you have a good Sunday
Hugs Sue

Beryl said...

What a great collection of cards to start off my Sunday morning. Didn't actually manage to ride whilst living in the Fens. The last time I had a horse I lived the other side of Cambridge but did enjoy coming into Fulbourn down the Roman road.A beautiful scene and very Fen like.
The second one is very elegant, great image and design.
A fab Christmas card and I love the tree stamp and the last card is just so gorgeous - super image,beautifully coloured and lovely roses.
Beryl xx

Jane said...

4 totally gorgeous cards today Brenda. I love the simplicity of PB card and it's bold colours. There is a nip of autumn around today enjoy the colours unfolding around you, where you live must be very inspiring.
Jane x

iReneM said...

These are all so beautiful, Brenda.
I am always in awe of your scenes, your first card is so wonderfully serene.
Love the PB cards and the delightful vintagy final card.
x

Claire said...

Oh wow Brenda was a beautiful array of projects, they are all stunning.
Claire xx

ALI said...

OMG, this are all gorgeous, I love them all, finding it difficult to pick the one I like the best,

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! All of those are so beautiful! I love the scene, and trees as a theme too - my favourite!! The Christmas cards are gorgeous and your Stampalot card is Just stunning! What a beautiful image and the roses look so real! My Dad used to have a rose like that by his front door.

Teresa said...

How beautiful that card format as triptych! that all your beautiful creations!

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda you have done it again another amazing selection of gorgeous cards but I particularly love your little scenic one...all fabulous

ANne

Gail said...

Once again the cards are gorgeous!
Love the colors and embellishments on all!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow youve been a busy girl, four stunning and beautiful cards, all meet different times but wow they are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I hope you are feeling a wee bit better today, All the cards are beautiful, I love the scene on the first card, the image on the second,the papers and poinsettia on the third, the soft colours the lace and the flowers on the last one.
Have a good week Kevin xx

Sarah said...

Absoutely beautiful work Brenda, I adore the top card, it's a real masterpiece, such gorgeous shades and tones x

Shirley said...

3 amazing cards Brenda. I love each one as much as the other. I must say I have also fell in love with the poinsetita die and will look for this one when I go to Ally Pally in September. I also love the grey and pink combinations. they work beautifully together.

Shirley

Aud said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda love all of these cards . Aud x

Barb said...

wow! gorgeous cards!

Ellie said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous Brenda. Love the landscape you created on the first card, really gorgeous colors too! Beautiful PB stamps on your PB cards, I especially love the christmas tree stamp. The distressing on the 3rd card was perfect for the last creation. And such a gorgeous stamp!

Whisper said...

All absolutely stunning - especially the PB ones using those new papers, Luv Sam x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all gorgeous. I just love the scene on the first one.

Tanya said...

These are amazing as always Brenda, your style is fantastic! My favourite one is the Christmas one with the Poinsettia on, the colours and papers and that image are just fabulous!

Tags xx

Kat said...

Stunning cards Brenda. The scene in the first one is so realistic and peaceful. Loving the new Penny Black Christmas stamps. Love that image in the final card and the soft pretty colours you've used.

Take care,

Kat xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Brenda each one of your cards is gorgeous. Love the scene in the first one, awesome Penny Black image in the second, Beautiful flowers in the third and great romantic feel for the last one. What a treat! Thanks, Shirleyx

Paula (PEP) said...

I did not quite know where to look here - but I think the first & last are my favourites. The first is just such an evocative scene & so utterly English whereas the last is a terrific interpretation of the inspirational photo. Your Penny Blacks are delightful - that young lady just made me smile: so 20s.
Paula (PEP)

Gerrina said...

I allmost forgot to place a comment here. Kept on looking at the beautiful cards you made... The first one is just stunning. Al in the right place to give the scene dept. That is a true work of Art! Hugs, Gerrina

Jennifer said...

These are all incredible! I love your panoramic card and your exquisite granddaughter card!

pinky said...

Your cards are just stunning Brenda but the first one is my favourite today. I am always amazed at your scene cards and that one takes the biscuit!! I would so love to be able to create cards like that!!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda, hope you have a better day today!
Amazing collection of cards, everyone so special and beautiful;-))m

walchowDesign said...

Good morning, Brenda! Truly inspirational work and love the panaromic card

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Such a wonderful assortment, its like chocolate each is so unique and equally delicious! :-D

I really love that 'Christmas Gorgeous' girl, she's just the life of her party I can tell!

Merry said...

Oh such variety Brenda and all are so lovely.

Ruth said...

Another feast for the eyes, Brenda! These are truly gorgeous. Your scene card is amazing - I want to be there..Ruth x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful set of cards - love the Christmas one. xxx

loulou said...

OMG I love your scene Brenda. Those sun rays are glorious, cheers Linda

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Brenda, you have been busy, and they are all so beautiful, such a treat to go through them all, could not pick a favouite out of them.
Janet

snailzpace said...

hi brenda, oh, wow! i love the shaped card and colouring on the first, the bright red and elegance of the christmas cards, (bonus, i already have the poinsettia die; i just haven't used it with printed paper yet so thank you for the inspiration) and the last card is just soo soft and perfect for your theme at stampalot. i love the rolled flowers, the distressing and the pearls.
linda

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, more breathtaking creation! You are so clever xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda you are amazing... even after not feeling well you created another selection of beautiful cards filled with wonderful inspiration!

Lau W said...

Wow ! So fantastic creations ! Love the first for the scene, you colouring is fantastic as always ! The second is elegant ! Love the Christmas card, the flower is superb and the papers too ! And the final card is romantic, love the image !
Have a great day my friend !
xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow, what a diverse array of cards, Brenda, and all fabulous. The scene one in particular is stunning. Hope you're feeling better now. Have a great week,

Lynne x

May said...

Hi Brenda, What a fabulous selection of beautiful cards.. that scene Brenda is quite AmAzing.. love them all.. I do hope you are feeling a little better... Hugs May x x x

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Brenda,
I love your Stampalot card, it reminds me that I really should use more pearls!! This card is so pretty! I love the top inked card and hope you don't mind but I'm going to try out the sunrays background, yours is so perfect! I really love the whole scene you created!!!
Hugs Trish

Stephen Jhon said...

These are stunning cards. So beautiful design. How can i design like these so beautiful for the plastic business cards? I really appreciate these cards. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, what a versatile lot of cards. My faves are the top one, fantastic scene, and the bottom one, so soft and gorgeous.

~ Demae ~ said...

beautiful cards! the first one have great colors! and the second one... I love it!

SueH said...

Beautiful card Brenda, as always and I just love the two Christmas ones. Would love to know who makes that Leafy flourish die?

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Tracy said...

I love them all, I love the shape and the stamping on the first, A real stunning piece of work Brenda. Your scenes are always so beautiful.
Your flowers are pretty and finishe your cards so well.
I could go on and on.....................
Happy crafting
Tracy x

milena60 said...

Новые штампы..я таких не видела...красота...

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Brenda, your cards are stunning! They are a real inspiration.
Hugs, Clare xx

Tedz said...

Hi Brenda, These are just beautiful Brenda, I like the traditional red & green for the Christmas card and the stamp works well with them even though its a modern tree. Pauline xx SueH - I think those leafy flourish dies are Cheery Lynn.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda - just doing a catch up.
A beautiful set of cards, love the ponsettia on the Chrstmas card.
Avril xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow! These are all really beautiful cards, I especially love the scene though, the panoramic view and the colours look amazing, just so breath taking
Lindsay xx

Zmalik said...

A collection of stunning designs, can you share some designs of plastic cards with us...