Saturday, 3 June 2017

Christmas in June



Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Susan is asking us to start thinking about those Christmas cards with "Christmas in June". Our sponsor is Digistamp Boutique and Tattered Lace.

Thanks for your kind wishes after my two surgeries, I'm on the mend, one went well, the other not so much so and need another in a few weeks, C'est la vie !

My top card has Poinsettias made using the Tattered Lace Flower Forming system which was released on Create and Craft TV earlier this year, the dies for these flowers are from the most recent release, edged with gold pen and arranged onto some DP along with some Ivy cut from gold card and a TL die. The sentiment is Penny Black. I tend to make up a batch of flowers in different colours, it's the perfect way to use up scraps and then they are ready for a quick card, rather like this one. So you can probably guess where this one is going, yep right on over to the Snippets Playground.


My second card uses Holly Tree from Digistamp Boutique, it makes a nice quick card which I kept very simple as I think the image needs little more than colouring which I did with Spectrum Sparkle Pens, mats cut from TL Pin Dot frames and a double bow to the side.

Have a good weekend all.

29 comments:

Wendy L said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the poinsettia one, my fave for Christmas cards, xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Brenda...pleased to hear you are partially on the mend

Anne

Barb said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The gold on the edges of the flowers looks lovely. Barbxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Brenda. The Poinsettias on the first one look amazing and they adorn your card so beautifully. The second card is very pretty too, lovely colouring. Enjoy your weekend, Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Crafting Queen said...

Great cards. Hope you are doing well.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Prachtige kerstkaart de bovenste met de kerstrozen die heb je heel mooi gemaakt.
Groetjes Gerrie

Fiki said...

wonderful cards!
have a great weekend!

Craftyfield said...

I can't believe it's this time of the year when the new Christmas range arrives and organised people start their card making for the Holidays! I love your Vintage feel card and the lovely blossoms. I so wish you had better news health wise, I'll be crossing my fingers for your next op. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed cards Brenda,,love them both.
Sorry to hear that one of the ops wasn't too good, hope you will feel better soon, Kate x

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, loving the gold accents you added around the poinsettia die cuts and the way you framed the delicate tree is just perfect. Hope you have a good weekend, plenty of sunshine over here!

Helene E said...

Gorgeous creations!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

So sorry you are unwell Brenda , you suffer too much , life is not fair for some . I hope things improve . Your crafting work is just excellent , looking through all I've missed .
sending hugs . jane x

Mervi said...

Both fabulous card, the first with vintage touch, so beautiful and the second lovely and cute tree image.
We are having very cold week, some of my plants froze while we were on the trip;-))m

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Your first Christmas card is really gorgous!!! A fab choice of dp for your awesome handmade poinsettias and the gold ivy branches!Love it! Love the clean design of the second one, too, and the two frames look adorable with this stamp!
I wish you a great weekend! Buon fine settimana! :)

Lorraine said...

Two lovely Christmas cards Brenda, love the pretty poinsettias on the top one.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

These are lovely Christmas cards Brenda. The gorgeous poinsettias on the first are beautiful with their gilded edges and the simplicity of the Holly tree is really balanced by that opulent bow. Fingers crossed for the next op. Take care xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Brenda and love the gorgeous bow-glad to hear you are on the mend and fingers crossed you don't need a further one
Carol x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, great images and colours and both with a super design. Love the bow too.

Kath x

Viv's Visuals said...

Here for just 2 minutes my friend. Had just 2 days at home before I pop off again but wanted to pay you a quick visit to tell you I am still alive!!
Hoping things not too bad for you - miss catching up but at the mo am just trying to catch up with myself. xxxx
PS - Loving these cards - especially the poinsettias!

Donna Ellis said...

So elegant and vintage! I love that holly tree and the golden hues in both gorgeous creations! xx

Robin said...

I'm very happy one of your surgeries went well. Sorry the other is taking longer. I can so relate. Your cards are so gorgeous! I just love Christmas trees, cards and poinsettias. These are just stunning! Hugs, Robin

Gerrina said...

My favorite is totally the first; that tiny little gold outline on the flowers looks s o stunning! Hugs Gerrina

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, I hope that you'll get a swift recovery.

Love and hugs
Maarit

KandA said...

Both super christmas cards and I especially love the TL Poinsettias. Fingers crossed the next surgery is more successful and you make a quick recovery xx

Megan J said...

Hi Brenda, two beautiful cards, love the flowers and ivy on the first and you are right about batch making flowers from scraps, they add a beautiful touch and a card can be ready instantly when you have some on hand, thank you for coming to play in Snippets Playground this fortnight, good luck in the draw, have a wonderful week... Megan GD

Di said...

Hi B! Drat about the second op. - hope it's all sorted out soon for you.

OMGosh, what a stunning snippets card (love your second one as well of course!). The flowers and leaves are absolutely divine.

Lovely to see you in the Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Tracy said...

I love the elegance and the gold of your first card, and you was right to keep your second card simple, it is lovely like that.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Two beauties Brenda, love the poinsettias they look lovely edged with gold - so pleased you embraced the christmas challenge this week. x Susan x

Claire said...

Two gorgeous cards, you've made the poinsettias beautifully and the bow on the 2nd card is lush x

 
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