Wednesday 5 December 2018

12 cards of Christmas - #1a and a happy day

Hi All. For some reason the other day I decided I would do 12 different card designs for my Christmas box and for my Packhouse selling space. I have already done quite a few and bagged them up and put them in to sell but I need to go check to see if any have gone.

Anyway I wanted some fairly quick designs to get the production line going - here's the first ones using Tim's fabulous vintage Santa stamp from the yuletide set.

I've recreated the same design in other colour ways and you'll see them over the next week.

For the background I rubbed distress oxides and distress inks over the star embossing folder, spritzed it with water before running it through the big shot.

Santa was stamped and coloured with promarkers and cut out and I mounted him on paper cut with the stitched ovals dies, sanded and splattered with white acrylic paint.

A stamped greeting on a paper mount and some coloured ribbon finish it off.


The weekend before last was my beautiful daughter's wedding so I thought I'd share a few photos. We all drove down to Cornwall where they had found the perfect venue called the Cow Shed, a beautifully rustic farm house with a barn and old outhouses that form the wedding venue.
This is the barn where the wedding ceremony was held. There was a small group of people in attendance, just immediate family and their closest friends.

This the old milking parlour where we had the reception and you can see it was all decorated with pretty lights and beautiful flowers.

Maddie and Tom make the most perfect couple and are so happy together.

Their bridesmaids were our granddaughters Ella and Maddison ......

 .... and Tom's brother and nephews were the best man and pageboys. They wore tweed and jeans which fitted the rustic theme perfectly.

 The tables for the reception were laid out ....

.... and decorated beautifully ....


.... and we had the most amazing caterers who made the most wonderful steak and chicken pies, with potatoes and vegetables, just what the bride and groom wanted.

It was the most relaxed and happy day for everyone ...


.. and you can see how happy they are together.

This is Maddie with Lincoln, our grandson, who was so good all day and mesmerized by all the lights and loved all the attention.

My son Ben, his wife Bev and our granddaughters Becca, Ella and Maddison together ...

... and Ken and I.
I think you can see how proud and happy we are of all of them.

Thanks for stopping by and taking an interest in my art and my family today.

hugs Brenda xxx


Kate Yetter said...

First off, your daughter is beautiful and I love the pictures of you and your hubby. What a gorgeous wedding your daughter had.

Your card of father Christmas is stunning! I love the ribbon and the navy blue frame. It really makes the Santa pop.


Annie said...

A fabulous card gottta love that Santa x Lovely to see these amazing photos again...such a beautiful setting and I love the rustic design and catering too. You are right to be so proud of your beautiful family xx

Huge hugs
Annie xx

Susanne said...

Beautiful piqtures of you and your family! Nice wedding! Very nice place to have a wedding, the shed looks beautiful. Right up my taste! And your Christmascards looks great to. Hugs Susanne

Gina said...

Love the cards...blah blah blah...OMG!!!! WHAT A GORGEOUS WEDDING!!!! Your family are just beautiful...and I can already see the Scrap album you must be creating as a wedding album *no pressure :D* Congratulations to all of you XXX

Monika Gulyas said...

What a beautiful wedding!!! I love the farm barn theme!!! My very best wishes to the newly-weds!!! As for your cards… they are fabulous!!! My fav is the first one with the blue ribbon and with the blue Santa suit!!!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, what gorgeous photos of your daughter and the wedding!! She's so beautiful and you have a beautiful family, Brenda!! It looks like a magical day!! I love the venue!! Your cards are stunning, as always!! The vintage Santa is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Quirky Shepherd said...

Beautiful wedding pictures, the venue looks fabulous x

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A Pink said...

A Wonderful Christmas card , Brenda . I'm sure the ones you have made will be flying off the shelves of your shop .
the photos of your Daughters wedding are fabulous . Congratulations to the Newly Weds and to you all .
Hugs x

Redanne said...

So sorry I have missed this, I was so sure I commented on the beautiful wedding photos! Firstly, though, your cards are beautiful, I am wishing now that I had bought that vintage Santa stamp set now. Someone is going to be thrilled at buying these cards!

The wedding photos are just wonderful, I much prefer this style of wedding, everything looks amazing, including the wonderful couple, your gorgeous Grandson and of course, the lovely photo of you and Ken. It really does look like it was a fabulous day! Hugs, Anne xx

Paper Profusion said...

Well that is definitely my kind of wedding, love how relaxed it is and everything looks really beautiful. You have a gorgeous family and you look ab fab yourself too! Great idea on the cards, I working to a production line effort now too when I can get to the table. Nicola x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a special post...congrats to the family! LOVE your cards and the variations, especially the eye catching blue background.

Words and Pictures said...

Well, I definitely saw and loved these pictures, so how come I haven't commented here? Oh, maybe you shared them at AVJ too...

I've been admiring all three colourways for these delightful Father Christmases, and of course the blues come out top for me, but I love them all laid out together too - so eye-catching. I do hope they sold well for you. Yay - I made it through the 12 card designs whilst still within the 12 Days of Christmas! Fabulous work all round - a huge round of applause from here.
Alison x