Sunday 11 November 2012

PanPastels - make an embellishment

Back to making Christmas cards for this DT piece and I have made 4 of these.

Welcome to the PanPastel UK make an embellishment challenge, we hope you will join us this time around and be in with a chance to win your own set of pans from our regular sponsor Your Creativity Store.

My focal image is from the Christmas Chic collage sheet available at Gecko Galz. If you haven't visited their shop or blog I do recommend you take a look, especially if you love vintage images you can print out yourself.

The background for this card was made with PanPastels and the freebie snowflake stamp from the Craft Stamper magazine this month. Two A4 sheets were enough to make my four cards.

The snowflake is my hand made embellishment, die cut from offcuts of the backing paper with a movers and shapers die, heat embossed with sparkly ep and a shrink plastic snowflake for the additional layer. All sparkly bits are diamond Stickles.

A memory box frosty border die-cut, music paper and a computer generated sentiment complete the card.

Another update about my GD, when I visited Friday she was in the hospital classroom, helping a younger boy make a model pirate ship. She was bright and chirpy and is now eating solid foods, a very bland diet though and just small amounts. 
I took lots of cards with me that had arrived over the past week and she was delighted with them and loved looking at the different styles, patterns and colours. I have to say a huge thank you to Sue (Scrumplescrunch), Lynn (Trash to Treasure art), Silvia (BarniesBaustelle), Yvonne (Journey into Artistry), Joyce (Gram's Treasures), Karin (Creativity), Marjie (She who stamps and scraps), Rebekah (Berrylicious), and Trace (Inkypinkycraft). Thank you all for brightening her day and her room.

Happy Sunday.

hugs {brenda} xox



Caroline said...

Gorgeous I love this card the colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

Karin said...

beautiful christmascard! And im glad to hear that it is going better with your granddaughter!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
Glad to hear GD is improving and so pleased she liked the cards.
Your card is just beautiful, the image is gorgeous and the way you have designed the elements around her are perfect.
Hope you have a good week.

Ink Art Designs said...

Such a beautifully put together card Brenda! Your main image really stands out beautifully. Great to hear your GD is picking up a little too.

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, another truly beautiful project. In fact i've just had a little wander around your blog and you've been coming up with some stunning work since my last visit. Glad to hear your GD is improving
Claire xx

Rita said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda, I love what you have achieved. I'm using the snowflake stamp at the moment too and its beautiful. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love the die on right panel. Whole card really gorgeous. Nicola x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! So pleased to hear better news about Becca,

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's an amazing Christmas card. Looks really beautiful.

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - so glad to hear your GD is improving
Lisa x

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous vintage style card, Brenda. So glad your GD is doing better...the cards must have worked (lol) Have a great weekend.
Joyce xx

Sue said...

Love this Brenda and soooooooooo please to hear the good news about your grandaughter huggles hun xxxxxxx

Martina said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card, dear Brenda...every detail is perfect! So lovely!

Suzi B said...

Hi Brenda.. this is just gorgeous ... love it.
Glad your GD is feeling better... I was a Ward Sister on a child and adolescent unit - including a class room. The image of your GD helping other children brought back many memories... hope she's home soon xx
Suzi B x

Jenny Marples said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love your own embellishments adding to the whole look of this lovely card.
Glad to here your grand daughter is feeling better. Hope my card got to you? Hugs, Buttons x

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Chrimbo card Brenda. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kim

Gillian .... said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the die and the snowflake which perfectly showcase the centre image. Glad to hear GD is slowly making a good recovery, fingers crossed for another positive week. Hugs Gillian xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Soooo beautiful and so wonderful Brenda. So stylish.
lovely greet

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow, wow Brenda this is awesome, that image is stunning the design and colours are superb, the vintage style is always a winner with me, this is a top notch creation, I love it.
lorraine x

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous card - I love the background, as well as that fab image (discovered the Gecko Galz only recently via their bloghop - amazing!) and the Memory Box die looks wonderful - as does your deliciously edged snowflake.

So glad to hear that Becca's improving, and that she's enjoying her card gallery!
Alison x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Just gorgeous and so elegant!!! I love the gold! The snowflake is beautiful as well! Good news with your granddaughter. I hope my card arrives soon as well!

Marjie Kemper said...

Make an embellishment? Or make a statement! Because this card is just gorgeous, Brenda. I love your snowflake embellie and that delicate border die.

But more than anything, I love the mental image of your granddaughter up and about in the classroom helping a younger fellow. Wonderful news about Becca... I hope each days gets better.

catherine said...

This is just so beautiful Brenda and a great xmas card. Good news on your granddaughter and her progress. I'm so glad the cards cheer her up.
x catherine

Lillibelle said...

That looks really charming. The great details are worked beautifully.

Gio said...

Pure perfection, Brenda.From the delicate colors, the fabulous image to the stunning embellishment!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Brenda, love it
Lindsay xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Such a beautiful chtistmas card with special festive Christmas spirit.
love all elements and your embellishment is awesome!
Hugs Anja

Lynn Stevens said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!! A real jaw dropper.
hugs Lynn