Saturday, 19 November 2016

Trees, leaves and flowers



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Kath has chosen the theme of 'O Christmas Tree'. Our sponsor is Crafty Ribbons.

It seems to be a recurring apology just lately and again I am saying sorry for not getting to your blogs for a few days, still lots of pain and typing remains difficult and to add insult to injury the vertigo has made a reappearance. I am wearing my pain machine much of the time and as it needs to be plugged into the power supply I am pretty restricted what I can do.

Further down you will also find a few more of the samples I made for today's Stamp Addict shows on Hochanda TV, Sarah and Vicky will be on at 8am and 2pm. Also and rather belatedly, my mid month Penny Black creation, sorry I'm all behind teamies.

I don't have an abundance of Christmas Tree stamps, but I do have more than my fair share of tree stamps so I decided on a slightly different approach to the theme starting with the lyrics from the lovely German carol 'Oh Christmas Tree' which I printed onto a sheet of plain white card.

I then used an oval mask and coloured the aperture with Pan Pastels before stamping the scene using Hero Arts stamps and finally matting and layering with coordinating card. Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see all the inspiration on offer from my team mates.


A fairly quick and simple on for my Penny Black make, I used Distress Markers to ink the stamp, spritzed with water before stamping and added a PB sentiment and framed using TL dies.

Now for the Stamp Addict shares and you might remember I promised you there was a lovely Rose stamp being launched today, here it is..................


The background is Burushos, the Rose bleached out and then coloured in with Brushos. The sentiment is a new one as well and I know it is about red Roses, but I am using artistic licence here.


And one of two with the beautiful leaf stamps, the background of the one above is Brusho's as are the leaves cut from card coloured with the same, background stamping and sentiment also Stamp Addicts............loving Autumnal colours and inkiness this one is my real favourite from my latest batch of samples for Stamp Addicts.


The background fur this one is Distress Crayons, then stamped over with black archival.


And a Red Rose, Broshos again for both the background and colouring after bleaching out the flower and then decoupaging the main bloom. The sentiment looks a bit crooked but seemed alright in real life, now I wonder, the screen will tell me.



I shared the large Moose the other day, this is the identical smaller version.

Have a good weekend all.

65 comments:

  1. Beautoful selection of nature cards. Hope your pain eases soon xx

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  2. Beautiful and amazing stamps used B, the colours are just gorgeous. You take care.xx

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  3. Gorgeous Christmas tree card Brenda and all the others are fab too, keep well, xxxx

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  4. great cards!
    think I love most the 'believe'card!
    have a nice weekend
    Nancy

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  5. Beautiful cards Brenda, Lovely sentiment [song] too.

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  6. You were very busy, wonderful cards!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  7. Amazing collection of cards Brenda..love your little scenic card and your pretty poinettia ones particularly...you've created amazing backgrounds on your other cards too.

    Anne

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  8. I love your gorgeous Christmas tree scene Brenda, and the other wonderful cards as well especially the poinsettia and roses. Hope your Vertigo soon clears and the pain subsides too.

    Sue xx

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  9. Don't worry for the missing comments on our blogs, Brenda!! They aren't necessary! Instead, we are so happy to can see your amazing works, they are always so inspirational!! How many cards you have made, despite your pain!! Anyone is wonderful!!!
    Great sweet and delicate scene as always in the first one, love the delicate palette and the quote!
    The card n°2 for the PB challenge is very impressive and festive with your "watercolour stamping" and I just adore the n°3 with these bright and vibrant colours, just perfect for that Amstrong song!!! Gorgous!
    The cards n°4 and 5 look amazing with these warm autumnal tones that I always love. Great brushos background in the n°4 with the circles!
    The n°6 for me is just perfect, the quote a bit on the edges looks great and the decoupaged rose is a delight, it pops out very well!!
    In the last one I love very much the fun Mooses and expecially your so clever design: the paper lace with that string and the brads looks amazing, so feminine, elegant and modern, I have to remember this!!
    I wish you a quiet weekend, with no pain and full of little sweet things.
    Hugs

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  10. Just beautiful love love love trees your colours are fantastic. x

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  11. Lots of lovely inkiness and colouring, Brenda. I think scrAPpamondo sums it up nicely (about your commenting as well as your creations). I suppose we all know that life and health issues can get in the way sometimes. DH's bowel tests were just perfect, but the CT scan revealed a small spot on the lung, which means flying to Athens on the 28th for a PET scan and probably yet another operation. But again, we are grateful that we caught this at a very early stage...
    Hope your vertigo pain and will subside soon. Have a good weekend.
    Marianne x

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  12. You still manage to make lots of beautiful projects so you shouldn't be so hard on yourself! So many styles and so many beauties... Have a great weekend Brenda, take it easy with the comments, we know and we understand. xx

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  13. I'm really spoilt for choice here Brenda. I'm sorry to hear that you're still struggling with your health but your cards are just amazing as ever! I love the first card with it's beautiful tranquil scene, and the delicately shaded background looks fabulous. I love them all but my favourite this time around is the one with the Rose and 'Wonderful World' sentiment. I really like the colour palette of this card and the Brusho background makes the perfect backdrop. The Rose is gorgeous and 'Wonderful World is one of my favourite songs, so you've nailed this one for me Brenda, it's perfect! I'm just catching up in blogland today and I'm planning to make my Christmas cakes tomorrow, even though I'm though I'm a little later than usual this year. Take care of yourself. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  14. More beauties Brenda!
    Rest up and no jumping off the sofa later!! LOL xx

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  15. beautiful and gorgeous cards Brenda great scenery on the card of the top.
    Gr Karin

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  16. WOW... you have been busy.... they are all so beautiful... I am so sorry that you are in such pain... I do wish your pain to become bearable if not disappear though... thank you for taking time to share these awesome creations (I actually sang 'Wonderful World' whilst reading it LOL) xXx

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  17. A beautiful set of cards, as always there is an abundance of inspiration from your blog on each visit Brenda. I hope your health improves soon.
    Lorraine

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  18. You are an endless source of inspiration! I have and adore that poinsettia stamp. I really really love your grungy fall makes! Great work! Hugs, Autumn

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  19. Wunderschön !!
    Grüße marlisa

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  20. Gorgeous cards Brenda. I think using the lyrics is a brilliant twist on the challenge.
    I watched the show on Hochanda today and I thought of you when they were talking about brusho backgrounds.
    Take care, hopefully the pain and vertigo will subside soon.
    Lesley

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  21. Fabulous cards - all very different but I can't choose a favourite this time - they're all stunning.
    Kath x

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  22. Such a wonderful collection of inspirational cards Brenda. Hope you soon get some relief from the pain and vertigo. xx

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  23. Wow Brenda, your first card is so serene and beautiful, they are all so fabulous but the first for the Christmas tree challenge is my favourite.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  24. Sorry to see you are struggling again and hope the vertigo wears off pretty quick-what a fabulous selection of card love all the backgrounds and different images and techniques-my favourite has to be the second one-really beautiful
    Carol x

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  25. Wow Brenda, You have been very busy, these are all really gorgeous!!
    Kevin xx

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  26. amazong cards!
    love them all!
    hugs

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  27. Oh wauw Brenda these are all such beautiful cards!! Each one is gorgeous and beautiful made. I realy admire your work! I hope you will soon start feeling better again and have less pain. hugs, Marlies

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  28. Gorgeous cards Brenda, they are all so beautiful and inspiring, the last one brought a huge smile.

    I so hope that you'll feel better soon.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  29. More fabulous cards Brenda, I love the leaves and the brusho background and the Louis Armstrong wording stamp shouts "must have" to me. Sorry that you are still having so much pain and to get the horrible vertigo back as well, poor you.
    Joan x
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  30. I really hope you feel better soon! What an amazing selection of cards! Amazing eye candy and so my hair inspiration. Take good care of yourself! xxx

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  31. Saw the Stamp Addicts on Hochanda Brenda loved the show but didn't realise that some were yours. All cards are adorable.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  32. I want to stress to you Brenda how amazing I think you are that despite being so 'compromised' you continue to create brilliantly!!! This is a fabulous lineup of beautiful cards! No dropping in your standards for sure!! I hope that some relief and improvement comes to you soon. Big hugs, Nicola x

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  33. Beautiful selection of cards Brenda, especially the PB one.

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  34. So sorry you are in pain again, Brenda. And vertigo is horrible - I've had it twice before - it lasted 5 days each time, and I couldn't move from my lying position in bed without vomiting. Please take care of yourself! You've made some beautiful cards! I don't know how you manage it considering what you're going through, but you are an incredible crafter! Sending healing hugs and prayers your way, my friend!

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  35. The rosestamp looks beautiful on all the cards, but the blue one is my favorite... And no surprise that the purple/blue scene is my favorite of all the cards you show here. So many; you have been in your craftroom a lot :) And so much to enjoy for us :)! Hugs, Gerrina

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  36. these are all so beautiful brenda! as i scroll down through your creations, i feel as though i'm watching a slide show and with every new one i think oooh, until i see the next and think ahhhh. no need to apologize, goodness knows i'm probably one of the slowest to get around to commenting.
    hugs, linda

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  37. Wow you sure are productive and each one is very beautiful ! Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  38. Gorgeous selection of cards, Brenda. My favourite is the first one, what a fabulous scene! xx

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  39. Oh Dear, I'm sorry to hear the 'ills' are still not leaving you alone. Please, don't apologize for not visiting. I think we understand that when you are able, you will! It's amazing to me that with all you endure, you still can create such beauty, as in the cards shared in this post. I have to scroll back & forth to decide which I like best. It's difficult! Each is stunning, but I think I am in love with the leaves motifs. And I always love your serene landscape scenes with the marvelous soft backgrounds you create with the brushes. Take care, and prayers that you will feel much better, real soon! Gentle hugs & TFS.

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  40. So sorry your body is just not cooperating! Your cards are lovely, Brenda--the believe card is a stunner & I love the soft Pan Pastels of the first one!

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  41. Hope all is well! I don't know how you made all these cards! They are amazing. Please be careful and get well.

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  42. Catching up, had a busy weekend!
    So many lovely and beautiful card Brenda.
    My fave is the "believe" one. Get well;-))m

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  43. Gosh, what a lot of lovely cards to feast the eyes upon. All so beautiful. You are totally amazing to have made all these with the health issues you are currently experiencing. I am full of admiration.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  44. Another lovely set of cards B. But do confess love the O Christ,as tree card, CAS and beautifully shaded. Rose stamp is rather yummy too,. Being a rose nut, but do have a clear one rather like it. Great leafy autumnal cards as well, great background on them.
    So sorry you're still in so much pain, B.
    Sending bloggy hugs and much prayer.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  45. Such a beautiful collection Brenda and I especially love the card with the lovely trees ...so serene and beautiful it is. Thinking of you and hoping you are better soon
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  46. So sorry to hear you're still having so much pain and hope you get some relief soon. Don't worry about visiting... just concentrate on your health. I'm way behind with comemnts too at the moment.
    Love all these fabulous makes and that rose is beautiful. Now I have that gorgeous voice in my head singing that wonderful song xx

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  47. Just stunning! I always envy your beautiful scene cards and perfect backgrounds!
    Lucy x

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  48. So many super cards Brenda - you have been busy. Jx

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  49. wonderful selection of cards all such brilliant designs you spoil us every time with your wonderful selections. Sorry your pain is bad right now I hope using your machine will help in some small way Take care Love and hugs Carole x

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  50. Beautiful and as allways amazing card colection!!
    Sending you lots of hugs and kisses my friend!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  51. I'm sorry to read you are still in pain - hope things improve soon. I do know what it is like to suffer with veritgo and on top of pain that is not very nice at all. Wonderful makes from you as always, just love the clean and simple first one. Lynn x

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  52. I'm sorry to read you are still in pain with vertigo on top that is not good at all - hope you are feeling much better really soon. Wonderful makes as always, love the CAS first one and of course in my fav colours, the PB one is beautiful - fab stamping. Lynn x

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  53. Wow you are on a roll Brenda, gorgeous selection of cards. I love he shading on the first scene and the poinsettia is gorgeous. Tracy x

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  54. Such beautiful cards Brenda!! You don't have to apologize. Please take care of yourself and keep creating whenever you can. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    da habe ich ja so einiges bei dir verpasst und wunderschöne Werke sind da bei dir entstanden,ich bin total begeistert,hab noch einen schönen Abend,
    glg ulrike

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  56. These are all wonderful cards Brenda. May take me some time to make that many after such a long break from crafting but it is great discovering all the stamps I haven't used in such a long time-however there may be a need to catch up on some new releases!
    x catherine

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  57. Wow mrs what an array of beautiful cards and in some striking colours. The yellow one really caught my eye but I do love them all. Very inspirational!! I hope you get some relief from the pain soon xx

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  58. amazing makes Brenda - you really do manage to do an awful lot of making - its fantastic - and with your pain to contend with too - you are a remarkable lady Brenda! Sending big hugs x

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  59. Definitely no need for apologies Brenda, i'm always amazed at how much you create! I love your beautiful samples the brushos are something i've promised myself i'll try - when i get home, when Christmas and all that entails is over.... so that'll be next year then! Look after yourself and keep on doing what you do - I for one absolutely love it! hugs Judith x

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  60. Beautiful Brenda, with the brushos do did you paint cos I love what you've done.

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  61. Such a gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. Tried to pick a favourite but I can't because I love them all!
    Sue xx

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  62. Hi Brenda I am so sorry to hear that your health issues have not improved, it must be so difficult for you yet you continue to create some of the most beautiful work I see, I have to tell you yet again that I am in awe of your determination to overcome your afflictions you are such an inspiring lady.

    Brenda this is another beautiful selection of creations the stamps you have used are gorgeous the colours and card designs are outstanding, truly magnificent work.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  63. I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I hope the pain will go away soon!
    The first card in this post is so beautiful! I love the CAS look and the colours you used for the sky. So pretty!
    The other cards ard very nice too and Ijust had to smile when I got to the last one. That moose image is adorable. :)
    Hugs! xx

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  64. Prayers said here for a relief from your pain. I am very aware of how pain debilitates a person. I hope you get some releif soon.

    Your first card is soa beautiful. I used this stamp for about 20 of my Christmas cards this year. Wish I had seen yours first as I never thought to add the moon and ink the oval. What a brilliant idea!
    The second card is also a fave. i have that stamp on my Xmas list! IT is so lovely.

    Your sheer volume of cards made speaks towards your ability to conquer ytour pain somewhat in order to still create. My hat goes off to you Brenda!

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