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Saturday, 17 March 2018

"The house in the middle of nowhere" by Brenda

Good morning, today it's my turn to share more creations of Lesley's Hochanda show which was all about cottages and houses. The title of my posts refers to the name given to the top card by Hochand's presenter Dave Bradford which I think it sum's it up pretty well.

My stating point was to stamp the house from the Town Houses but I think it works OK as a Country house, in fact it's not unlike the remote location where I live in the Fens on a single track road to nowhere. Only difference is we don't have any hills, it's totally flat as far as the eye can see and on a really clear day you can see Ely Cathedarel.

The sky has been done with Pan Pastels then the skyline, house and garden coloured with Distress inks and markers, the fence and trees added from English Cottages and Village Life and a pond and patch in the front garden also done with DI's and finally a flower border across the the front. 

I used the same house as above from Town Houses, stamped in black Versafine and added some colour to the front door before placing inside two die cut hears. Some tiny hears stamped and cut out from and sentiment from Words of Love all stamped in Versafine red.

Monochrome all the way with this one, a background created with the key form English Cottages and Versafine black, the the house from Town Houses stamped with the same, then a masked sun/moon and Pan Pastes to add some sky and a path before stamping some trees and bushes.

For my final card I used just the trees from Village Life stamped onto cardstock coloured with sparkle pain, cut each out and arranged into a flower. The corners are from Baroque Corners and inked with Distress Markers.

Many thanks for popping in to take a peek today.


  1. Wow Brenda, amazing samples!! Very creative use of the beautiful CB stamps! Love especially the last one, such clever use of the trees to make a mandala flower and the corners compliment it so well!!

  2. Wonderful work Brenda and all so different and pretty. I especially love your idea of using the tree as a flower and the pretty Baroque corners inked in several different colours, and they say 'home is where the heart is' and this is precisely what you have shown us, and adore the sweet little patterned red hearts. The two scenes are adorable too and whether coloured or more monochromatic they work beautifully. x

  3. These are stunning Brenda.
    Linda xxx

  4. Hello Brenda, what marvellous cards, such lovely stamping and colouring, your creation are always an inspiration, Kate x

  5. Fascinating work Brenda, such interesting ideas - thank you.


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