Sunday, 1 November 2009

By the Cute and Girly challenge 2

Did you all have a good Halloween night ? My goodness, my night was busy to say the least, it was 3am when I got home and by the time I had dusted off my broomstick and put it away ready for the next full moon it was almost time for breakfast.........if you are still with me, then yes of course I am talking drivel........but such a sad lot we are here in the fens that we take our witchery very seriously and the myths hold strong especially at this time of year.On to serious stuff, first I must tell everyone that I won Sally's fabulous blog candy, I was so thrilled to get her message, so thank you so much. Please do pop over to Sally's blog, she does some wonderful inspirational work.

And as it's the first of a new month, there is another challenge starting at By the Cute and Girly. We had a fantastic start to our new challenge with so many of you joining in with some wonderful projects. It has been really fun visiting you all and seeing your creations.

Our second challenge theme has been set by Debbie and is Winter Wonderland. The DT have all come up with some really inspirational work to set those creative juices flowing and we are so looking forward to see what this great theme means to you. For me Winter Wonderland evokes images of frosty blues and silvers and these are the colours I have chosen for these first projects.

I have been having so much fun making roses lately and tried out lots of different styles here, inking the edges with versafine blue and frosting with irridescent embossing powder and stamping on the larger ones with Hero H2365. The penguins on the card were stamped from Hero Arts K5260, masking the other two so I got just the one either side of the gatefold card which then cut round to achieve the shaped top. The borders on the inside have been punched with Martha Stewart embossed snowflake and the cut outs have been used as stars of the front of the card.

The candle is decorated with the same penguins stamped onto tissue, as have the snowflakes which are punched with Martha Stewart single snowflake from tissue paper which I inked with brilliance ink and embossed with iridescent powder before punching and then heating onto the candle along with the penguins. The DP is all from stash.

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous projects brenda,loving the roses and the candle is sooo sweet must have a go making some this year for christmas pressies.
    louise xx

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  2. Hi Brenda. Beautiful creations, absolutely stunning, you lovely talented lady.
    Love Sandra xx

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  3. Those flowers are devine - wonderful project - just lovely! x

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  4. Fab projects love all the detail you have put in .
    Mel x

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  5. Hi Brenda more gorgeous creations your roses are 1st class must try these..very pretty crimbo colours love em all.

    Hugs Christine xx

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  6. My Brenda fabulous and stunning creations, well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Fabulous pieces Brenda and congratulations on winning the blog candy. The rains gone from here now - I think the clear skies get to you on a few more hours. Should be safe to go out by then.
    Beryl xx

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  8. What can I say Brenda, your creations are outstanding, those roses are so gorgeous (and fun to make aren't they?)
    I love how you have frosted the roses with embossing power. I don't have Irredescent but i'll have to get some now. Thanks for the idea.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  9. Beautiful things! I love the roses, they are so pretty and such a joy to make and yours are so stunning.

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  10. Beautiful projects and your roses are awesome.

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  11. so gorgeous! Love your handmade roses with the touches of glitter!! stunning creations!

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  12. beautiful hunny and glad you had a safe journey on your broom stick last night too! :0)

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  13. Such beatiful creations! Love them all :)
    I´m glad your back safe and sound from your nightly trip hun.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  14. Wonderful. Love the flowers, and the penguins.

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  15. wow this is totally brilliant again hun just love all the super detail hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  16. Wow & Stunning just does not seem enough to express admiration for your beautiful work. It must a a white broomstick :)

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  17. Brenda your a wizzard! Your projects are all fist class the very best I LOVE your work just wish I was even quarter as good these roses are so lovely

    Liz xx

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  18. Gorgeous makes. I love those roses.

    Nikki x

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  19. Fabulous! What more is there to day LO!
    Lesley x

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  20. You are so talented Brenda and your beautiful creations a joy to be hold. janex

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