Monday, 19 December 2016

A holly jolly Christmas

I said there would be a few more Christmas cards to come. They're all in the post now so I hope the recipients like them. This one is very mixed media in style and follows the theme of using up some of those precious designer papers we tend to stash away. Like the last one it also has a media board background panel painted, stamped with flitter glue and foils added. I also splattered it with white gesso to it a snowy feel.


As the background paper has some beautifully distressed brown holly on it, I followed the theme and added brown and white winter foliage .........


... with some red gems for berries .......


....... a cut out ornament from more patterned papers and a Tim framed sentiment.


Two people received one of these as I doubled up the design.


I have now just got to wrap some presents to put under the trees and get a bit of baking done and then I am ready for the weekend. Only 6 more sleeps to the big day!

Enjoy your week.

hugs Brenda xxx

22 comments:

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Brenda.

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Monika Gulyas said...

What beautiful Christmas-winter cards, Brenda! Great vintage feel and I love the holly branches! Merry Christmas and xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This design is utterly beautiful! Good that you made two - so two lucky people are now happy!
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!
oxo
Susi

sally said...

I LOVE ❤️ these!

Sally x

Cec said...

Fabulous Christmas cards. I might just have to come back here next year to get inspiration for my card making for the festive season. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs!
Cec

Team Clark said...

I just love your very artistic cards Brenda. You do the coolest things with your mediums and this is no exception. Love love them! Christmas hugs, Autumn

Jane said...

These are real beauties Brenda, such gorgeous designs. I'm glad you are getting the list ticked, enjoy the last few days...so exciting. My frozen trees are sparkling in my hearth as I type this. Merry Christmas dear friend xx

Corrie Herriman said...

What a super rich and stunning card ! Fantastic Brenda ! The recipient will be one happy bunny !
Corrie x

Annie said...

Stunning Christmas cards Brenda x love the background and wonderful details x 6 sleeps to go !!!!

Huge hugs Annie xx

Nikki Killinger said...

These are beautiful. xx Hope you have a lovely Christmas hun, see you on the other side :) xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, its good to double up when making cards at this time of the year.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful cards, Brenda! Love the aged look to them.

Redanne said...

Beautifully vintage looking Brenda, loving how you added the media boards and the splattering is so lovely - I hope we get a little bit of the real stuff on Christmas day.... Hugs, Anne xx

Anita Houston said...

WOW what texture. LOVE every bit and the colors too. Merry Christmas to you!

Joi at RR said...

I have so enjoyed seeing all your Christmas cards Brenda because they are just so unique and intriguing as well a completely STUNNING. Each one is so individualistic and special. Thank you for being such a marvelous inspiration to me this year in so many ways dear Brenda. Wishing you and yours a very blessed holiday - with my love, j.

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Another stunner Brenda, I suspect the lucky people that receive one of your cards have them on display in pride of place :)
Hugs
Donna xx

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully distressed and wonderful cards Brenda. Nicola x

Gina said...

Stunningly "rustic" cards Brenda. Perfect mage of my hopes this time of year lol. Blessed Yuletide to you and yours. Looking forward to seeing what you create n the New Year XXX

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful cards with the prettiest color combination! Love the rustic quality to this set and so inspiring! Have a Merry Christmas! Hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely texture with the yummy mixed media layers. Beautiful cards!

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the backgrounds and colour tones with the brown foliage.
Have a wonderful Christmas,
Avril xx

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful Brenda, an absolute delight to the eyes. Merry Christmas, Angela xXx