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