Friday 14 December 2012

Desert Island Christmas cards

Good afternoon from a wild, wet and windy Surrey.

I thought to cheer myself up I would show you some of the Christmas cards I made whilst I was on holiday - hence the title lol - (actually I am procrastinating, I should be doing paperwork, writing Christmas cards and getting the house decorated but my head isn't in it), but I am missing the warmth and sunshine.

I made this card after visiting some friends in Fuerteventura, the colours of the sea and foam were my inspiration. I sent them the card from Lanzarote, before we came home.

I took such a small amount of supplies with me. 2 pencil cases with glue, double sided tape, one DI pad,  a glittery and a gold pen, scissors and ruler. A plastic folder with some designer papers, punched snowflakes and small embellishments, some music paper, ribbons and lace.

This is Ken and I on our balcony the day we came home, seems strange it was only a week ago yesterday.

Enjoy your day.

hugs {brenda} xox



Kathyk said...

Looks like you were enjoying yourself despite the fact it was taken on your last day!!! Love those cards matey - how enterprising taking a small but carefully selected amount of stash - brilliant idea.

How's Becca coming along?

Have a great weekend


Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, lovely cards! My favorite is the last one - wonderful collage and the image of Santa is the best! (altho they are all fabulous! How did you achieve the white glow around Santa in your final card, and where did you find that adorable image? LOL questions questions. I also took cardmaking things when we were on a 7-day Caribbean Cruise. Sigh. LOL It was very enjoyable! Thanks for visiting my blog this morning. ((hugs)) for a wonderful Christmas season!

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely cards, Brenda. So glad you enjoyed your holiday. Me, I'm just glad my new furnace is in and I have heat. Merry Christmas!
Joyce xx

Zue said...

You did so well just to take the right supplies. I'd like a deserted island covered with snow:)
You both look very relaxed, must have been a great place:)

Sue said...

Lovely cards Brenda hope you had a lovely time huggles hun xxx

Redanne said...

Your cards are real beauties Brenda, love the snowflakes on the first one and the gorgeous Father Christmas images. Anne x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda...beautiful makes during your the photo of you and Ken...só relaxing...have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

scrappymo! said...

Firstly I have to say that you both look so relaxed in your photo...must have been a great holiday!

You made some fab that father Christmas stamp and all those medallions are great!

Sophie said...

Liebe Brenda, die Karten sind Klasse geworden.
Farblich ein Hingucker und einfach toll!
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen 3. Advent xx

Words and Pictures said...

I'm also having terrible trouble getting my head into the Christmas preparations which I HAVE to be getting on with - lovely to take some time out to have a look at your fab cards... amazing from such a tiny stash! And yes, what happy sunshiny faces - I can see why you're missing it!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Doesn't this prove what can be created with so few supplies, bravo to you as they are a beautiful collection.
What a lovely photograph.
Today the rain is battering against the windows and there has been literally no daylight to speak of.

Inkypinkycraft said...

great cards and looks like you had a wonderful time! trace x

Caroline said...

Beautiful card's Brenda I'm so glad you had a good holiday. Caroline xxx

Terry said...

Hello Ken and Brenda! So lovely to see you both again! Amazing Christmas cards, especially considering the limited supplies on hand! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

Daniele said...

sun nad then back to cold and wet England, no wonder you are missing it. Love how you managed to take some crafting stash with you to create your lovely cards
hugs and best wishes

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created wonderful cards, great Christmas feeling.

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Juls said...

such a fabulous collection of gorgeous crafty creations!! Hugs Juls

Marjie Kemper said...

You sure made a lot of beautiful cards with your small stash of supplies, Brenda. I always mean to travel light and I'll have to remember your success next time travel is on my agenda.