Tuesday 20 December 2011

My last Christmas card

Here it is my last card for this year and of course it is for my dear hubbie. I had great fun making it at my sister's yesterday - good isn't it when you can go visiting and get stuck in creating and making something.

It is an 8 x 8 card. The stamp is Kanban, which I painted with distress inks and vintage mica paints. I stamped the image twice and decoupaged the bird and berries to give them some 'lift'.

I foiled the edge of the card and the backing paper and also added a few bits to the image itself. The letters for his name were embossed die-cut in gold mirri card and I added alcohol inks over it.

The backing paper (source unknown) not only had the holly on but recipes too, which is perfect for Ken as he is the cook in the house (aren't I the lucky one?)

I hope he will like it. Just got to buy a couple more bits and finish wrapping, then I am there. 

Enjoy the last few days getting ready. The weekend will be upon us before we know it.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Gina said...

this has to be my favourite card I've seen in blogland this year....best til last as they say :D XXX

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Brenda, love the dimensional bird and berries. Your husband will treasure it. Tracy x

Zoechaos said...

Completely gorgeous XOXO Zoe

Berry said...

This is lovely Brenda isn't it nice to have finished those xmas cards for another year (or 6 months lol) hugs Rebekah xx

Meggymay said...

It is gogeous, you OH will love it.
Yvonne x

Von said...

It's gorgeous Brenda :) and congrats on the Pan Pastels DT
Von xxx

Unknown said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous. Love the paper which goes so well with your fab image. Ken will love it I am sure. Sorry you are taking a break from Divas but of course I will see you in blogland. Merry Xmas to you & your family xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card, your hubby will love it.

Netty said...

Terrific card Brenda your husband will love it. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year my blogging friend, xx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
just wanted to say "Thank you" for the lovely E card I received. The graphics on it was beautiful.

I hope you have a restful holiday and look forward to more of your amazing crafting projects

Warm hugs Sarah x

Joan said...

Fab card Brenda. Have a lovely Christmas.


Junibears said...

A lovely card for DH! Have a wonderful and happy Christmas dear Brenda. Thank you for all your wonderful support this year.
Love and Hugs
June xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Brenda thank you so much for your visit and your lovely words ! Love this card to your hubbie such a beauty and so much gorgeous detail. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas with health and happiness.

Take care


Juls said...

fab!! Love your combo of images, and the distressed feel you have created! Hugs Juls

Terry said...

Brenda, you husband will love his Christmas card! The distressing adds to the vintage beauty! Hope you and yours has the best Christmas and New Year! Hugs!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

What a beautiful card to finish with. I am sure your hubby will love it. I have just realised I haven't made my own patient husband one yet..!! I will remedy that tomorrow night. Have a lovely Christmas Brenda. Thanks again for being so welcoming and supportive on the Stamp Man DT.
Siobhan xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is stunning Brenda! Love the bird image and the gorgeous paper!! Your hubby is gonna love it !!!
Hope you have a lovely Christmas!
Love Sue xx

Val said...

Hi Brenda

This is beautiful - I am sure Ken will love it. The details, as always, are outstanding.
So pleased to see your news re the Pan Pastels Team.

Have a fab Christmas and New Year.


Unknown said...

Wow this is awesome Brenda, love the style of this card, very elegant and vintage... yes so good to go crafting at your sister's :) Wishing you a happy Christmas and a lovely new Year xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

A truly stunning card, love the letters!well done on pans pastels!!!!your work is amazing.
Happy Christmas, hugs trace x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, what a glorious card. Wonderful image and love the foiling. I'm sure your hubby will love it. My hubby and I have been exchanging the same Christmas cards for the last 10 years - it started out as a joke, now it's just habit!

Sorry to hear you are taking a sabbatical from the Divas, will miss you - but great to hear you have a new exciting DT place.

Hope you have a brilliant Christmas.


Shirl said...

He loved it Brenda I'm sure ... how could he not it is beautiful.

Hugs Shirley x x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. I love this creation so much the detail is amazing the whole design is fantastic, I love it.
Lorraine x