Monday 25 December 2017

Shabby Christmas Card - Holly - and Christmas Greetings

This was the second of my shabby seasonal stand up cards which has almost the same technique as the first one I made ( which you can find here if you missed it).

I did a make and take at Ministry of Mixology and created a shabby vintage card which you can see here. The boards were cut for me by Di at Tando Creative and I have been using to make a set of cards to put into the Pack House.

I dribbled and daubed some watery washes over the chalk paints to create some contrast and depth of colour.

I added Tim's easel die-cut as the stand .......

... and used this die-cut for the sentiment, cut from textured card like core'dinations, sanded and inked.

Well the big day has arrived, I hope it is one filled with love, happiness and some quiet peaceful moments for reflection.


My Christmas tree this year in the conservatory, I love it.

Ella, my 11 year old Granddaughter on stage at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford in their pantomime for this year - Dick Whittington.

So proud of her.

And from me to you, with my family and Santa, I wish you a very 
Merry Christmas.

hugs Brenda xxx


Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card, family and tree, Brenda! Merry Christmas!

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

I hope that your Christmas would be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remain always with you. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Gina said...

What a wonderful image to finish the run up to Christmas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us (yes I am including your offspring in that) :D XXX

Jeanne Kelly said...

Merry Christmas! I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!!! I always look forward to your blog posts - thank you for sharing!!

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely, lovely card - that dimensional holly is wonderful, as is your trademark background. Beautiful tree (quite similar in look to ours, so I would think that!) and lovely to see Ella in action as well as your fab family photo.
Alison xx

Annie said...

a beautiful make Brenda with lovely details and your tree looks amazing xx Wonderful photographs of your beautiful have every right to feel proud xx We are just recovering as we had 16 for dinner on Christmas Day xx
Sending huge hugs and best wishes in 2018

Annie xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your card is very pretty , as your tree and what a nice proformance of your granddaughter, and your family foto looks fantastic!! Have a nice change of the year and lots of happiness in 2018!!


Pamellia said...

Hi Brenda. Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of your support and inspiration in 2017. May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)