Saturday, 26 November 2016

Christmas with Baker Ross, Allsorts and Rudolph Day



Good morning Peeps, what on earth has Blogger gone and done with out dashboards, I am so sooooo fed up with all his shenanigans lately. As if the verification robotic's with commenting wasn't bad enough, now he's made seeing all our blogs in one quick look impossible, OK if you only have just the one, but when there are several you need to deal with it's a right rigmarole getting anywhere. I am almost at the point where I could give it all up and I don't say that lightly.

Right, moan over and it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Kevin has chosen the theme of  'Anything Christmas'. We have two sponsors this week, Marianne Designs and A Day for Daisies

Our Allsorts theme also coincides nicely with months Rudolph Day's Challenge, plus I also have some shares further down using products from my latest box of goodies from Baker Ross so it's a bit of a heavy post.

I have used an image from A Day for Daisies which I printed out twice for the focal image and also a strip of the same image as a border across the bottom of my Tattered Lace stepper card. I coloured the images with Spectrum Sparkle pens, decoupaged the main image and flicked some red DI around the blooms. And finally some pretty ribbon on the side panels.

I am guessing it will be the last Rudolph Day's Challenge this year, my how that time has flown by. But am rather chuffed with myself as I made a promise that I would enter every month this year and apart from when I was on holiday manged to do so. Thank you Mo for all your hard work keeping the challenge going.


The latest goodies are from Baker Ross's Christmas range, the fun thing is that it's always a surprise what is inside and it's a great way to get get the creative juices flowing outside the comfort zone.

I have used several of the goodies on the wall hanging above and I absolutely love the Bark Stars, they have such lovely textures which really lends itself to inking up, on this occasion I used gilding polish on them and it really brings out the natural patterns.

I started out with a large piece of 600gsm Fabriano, coated it with gesso and gilding polishes, then randomly stamped with text. Next I used texture paste and a stencil to add some Christmas baubles and when dry replaced the stencil and coated with BR metallic acrylic paint.

I mounted the piece onto BR Hessian.........do check this out as it's excellent value for money compared with that sold in many high street shops. I also added a strip across the middle of the piece before adding the stars, a computer generated sentiment, BR twine and two Roses made from cutting circles from BR Glitter Paper and a seam binding bow.


There was also a pack of BR Christmas baubles in my box which I coated first with BR Gesso, then painted with BR Acrylic Paint  and a coat of crackle glaze before stamping with a variety of small rubber stamps and adding a little colour and BR Glitter. And by sheer coincidence the new tree I ordered from M&S for the conservatory was delivered yesterday so I assembled it to check out the lights and was able to pop the baubles on to take my photo.

Have a good weekend one and all.

53 comments:

  1. Good morning Brenda
    I am totally with you on this silly Blogger thing. Why do they keep changing things without informing us or giving us the choice to opt out. I have spent most of this week faffing about tryong to find out where everything has disappeared to, extremely frustrating.
    Rant over - gorgeous cards and Christmas makes today. The stepper card is stunning but I love the little tree ornaments you have made, so individual and bound to be a keepsake if sent as a gift.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  2. Wow Brenda what a stunning selection of projects, the first one is absolutely gorgeous I love the image also the fab card fold and design, the hessian wall hanger is awesome a wonderful keepsake as are those amazing baubles, stupendous creations.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  3. Very beautiful display as always.xx {aNNie}

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  4. Two wonderful creations B. Love how you created the first work esp.
    And I tioally concur on the dashboard ..lt is now totally broken, useless and clunky and had said so already.. but added on yours,
    God bless dear B.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  5. Two Lovely cards Brenda and those Christmas baubles are just beautiful and a lovely idea

    Anne

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  6. Fabulous makes Brenda! Love the blue and kraft colour combo of your second card and the textures too. Hope our feedback will be taken on board by Google, these changes are so annoying!

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  7. Great cards, love the blue/brown card, because of the colours. stunning Christmas baubles.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  8. Hi Brenda, again you have wowed us with you amazing creations. Love the Poinsettia on your card and wonderful colours and design on your wall hanging and your baubles are beautiful.
    And with my GDT hat on thanks for joining us over at the Rudolph Days challenge. Have a great weekend xx

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  9. Beautiful projects, Brenda! Love the ribbon on the side panels of your step card - the poinsettia theme is just too pretty to clutter up - and you've done it with grace and style! Your mixed media Christmas project reminds me of pulling toffee for some reason! I've only done that once in my life, but there is something about the charming colors which brought that memory to the surface! It's lovely! And your sparkly Christmas ornaments are fantastic! hugs, de

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  10. Hi Brenda,
    what very super makes and your card is so very lovely.
    I love all the wonderful painted flowers.
    Super stepper design also.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

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  11. very beautiful cards Brenda and fantastic baubles.
    Gr Karin

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  12. wonderful creations! love them!
    have a nice day
    hugs

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  13. Gorgeous designs, I love the textures and colour of the bottom one and the flowers on the top design. Have a great day, I hope you are doing well xx ps. sorry that blogger is such a pain.

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  14. Both beautiful cards and lovely Christmas baubles.
    Happy weekend too;-))m

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  15. Always so very beautiful! I just love the mixed media art you do!! Such a gorgeous step card for Christmas and those baubles are fabulous!! I so agree with you on the blogger thing. I'm very unhappy as well. Hope you have an amazing holiday season!! Hugs, Robin

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  16. Beautiful card Brenda, gorgeous wall hanging and I love those fabulous baubles. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

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  17. Beautiful projects Brenda. I especially like the second one, even it it was outside your comfort zone. The colours are just perfect and I really like the stars, they look fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  18. Fab creations and I love your baubles.

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  19. Stunning creations Brenda. Know what you mean about blogger. Hope you are doing better, stay nice and warm . Hugs Anesha

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  20. Beautiful makes Brenda especially the wall hanging it is all vintagie (if that's a word lol) and very very appealing to the eye.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  21. Beautiful stepper card and floral image and really pretty ribbon--stunning Christmas project fabulous texture and love the gilding wax -and the baubles are just gorgeous
    Carol x

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  22. I don't care it was a long post because every creation is beautiful! Love the card, that stamp is gorgeous! The wall hanging, oh my gosh, Brenda that's stunning! Love your baubles too, so take care sweet friend xx

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  23. Sorry changes are causing you such hassle but please dont give up Brenda! So glad youve shared your gorgeous cards. Nicola x

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  24. Wonderful creations! have a nice weekend.

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  25. Awww... Brenda, I always blow up with your works and your second card is just breathtaking!! Such a masterpiece, so creative and sweet!! I'm in love with this card and I pinned it!
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485740748/
    Fab colours combo of aqua, gold and neutral!! The bark stars look amazing covered with the gildin wax, so precious!!! And all that hessian makes your card so precious! Gorgous rolled roses and LOVE the texture of the gold stenciled baubles!
    So lovely also your first one card, in traditional colours, your decoupaged flowers look amazing! Beautiful baubles on your tree, too! You are already perfectly in Christams mood!
    Grandi abbracci

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  26. What a pretty step card and absolutely gorgeous star collage! Big wow! Hugs, Autumn

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  27. Two lovely cards Brenda. Happy weekend too.

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  28. Hi Brenda, what lovely makes, beautifully designed wall hanging, so much detail to look at, and your card design is wonderful, love your tree baubles, Kate x

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  29. Gorgeous projects again Brenda, always a treat to visit and see your lovely creations.
    Lorraine

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  30. You are so talented, Brenda! The poinsettia on the RD's card is so beautiful, the wall hanging is unique & stunning and I'm in love with the ornaments!

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  31. Beautiful creations as allways Brenda! A lovely shaped card and a beautiful blue Christmas canvas, beautiful design! The baubles on your tree look great too. hugs, Marlies

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  32. I thought you were very quick with the tree...but the bauble look good! Your cards look great. The 2d one is my fav; love the texture and grungy-look! Enjoy a hopefully sunny sunday!

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  33. Gorgeous creations Brenda, I absolutely love the poinsettia card, just beautiful

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  34. Oh these are just fabulous! That first card is a real stunner!
    Lucy x

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  35. Fantastic cards Brenda and the baubles look really pretty. Blogger is extremely infuriating, I merrily typed a rather lengthy blog post only to find, just before I pressed publish, that it was not my own blog but a DT administration one...Grrrrr!! I daresay we will get used to it, eventually !! xx

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  36. Hallo Brenda,
    das sind wundervolle Arbeiten von dir.
    Adventsgrüße marlisa

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  37. These are uber fantastic, and I love how you've used that stepper card, and turned your 'daisy' into a beautiful Christmas flower. And trimmed the bottom edge with a matching dp. So very festive. Fell in love with the mixed media on #2 and the brilliant design with the burlap fabric. Loving those wonderful stars, and the super look of the embossing stencil ornaments. Both of these are so gorgeous & stunning! TFS & Hugs.

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  38. The poinsettias look beautiful on that prettily shaped card Brenda and love the added shimmer and ribbons, and the wallhanging and baubles are wonderful Christmas makes too. Thank you for joining in with the November Rudolph Days Challenge. x

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  39. all your creations are stunning as always!

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  40. Two gorgeous Christmas creations, Brenda! Such beautiful work!

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  41. Wow what gorgeous card designs Brenda.

    Hugs Diane

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  42. I am far from happy about the blogger changes. I can't understand why they felt the need to "fix" something that wasn't broken. :S As you said - it might be ok if you only have one blog, but it's annoying if you have more. I am also finding it annoying that I can't see immediately if there is a comment waiting moderation. *sigh*
    All your creations are wonderful, but the one that really caught my eyd was the wsll decoration you made. It's fantastic.
    Hugs! xx

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  43. I'm definitely with you on the Blogger issue! I don't suppose they'll change it back though. Two lovely cards and great projects too.

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  44. Superb creation for the Allsorts challenge, great image and love the way you layered it, fabulous design and a great style of card, love the little images on the bottom of the card.
    The second card, the colours are fabulous and so is everything about the card, love it.

    Kath x

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  45. Two fab creations, I do love the colours of the second one. L x

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  46. I wish blogger would concentrate on fixing things that don't work instead of foisting off "improvements" on us! Anyway, moaning aside, your cards are beautiful. I love those bark stars
    Jane

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  47. WOW, alles sooooooooooooo wunderschön
    glg Gertrude

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  48. two gorgeous creations Brenda, and the subtle colours on the second is so pretty.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  49. These are just so beautiful Brenda!! You have so many amazing styles, I love seeing them lined up like this!! I do hope all is well with you and your family. I apologize for being so scarce lately, November has been a bit challenging but I'm slowly catching up now. sending hugs :)

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  50. Lovely creations Brenda! I found myself nodding in agreement regarding this new Blogger. It has taken me all this time to find my comments to approve! Judy x

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  51. All super creations. Love those baubles. Using windows with the new blogger has proved to be a nightmare. Have switched to Chrome and can at least find my way around. I do wish they would leave well alone. Hugs Mrs A.

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  52. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    einfach wieder zauberhaft deine Werke und sie gefallen mir sehr gut,du hast sie mit soviel Liebe zum Detail gewerkelt,einfach Klasse,hab noch einen schönen Abend.
    liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  53. Totally agree about the blogger changes!

    This post is full of gorgeous projects! The stepper card is of course, so pretty. I will have to look for that tattered LAce Die!
    The hessian wall hanging is fabulous. I have done my tree in silver, white and red for many years and now am trying to introduce a bit of hessian to the works. Seems to suit adding it to the silvery baubles...but will remember your idea of a hessian wall hanging.

    Your conservatory tree baubles look so pretty. Great idea. Would also be a good transformation for plastic baubles...I have a few of those left from when the grandkids were babies and learning to crawl. They would be fascinated with the lower baubles on the tree.

    Sorry to be so long between visits to your blog. these hands have led me a merry dance this past month. In between, I managed to finish the reno's at my Mums place, listed it and sold within a week...thank goodness. I go back up there to pack for ten days and then back again early in July to the transfer of title paperwork to be completed. Then my life can get back to normal!

    Will feel good to get back into a crafting, blogging and visiting routine!

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

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