Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Just a card

Hello everyone, though I would try a bit of crafting this morning, have to say not really back into the swing of things, minds still fuzzy from all the hectic Christmas activities and the body's less than willing. The need for a holiday seems to be high on the daydream agenda, although the reality is it's not a likely option......... but I can dream of warmer climes. My ideal year would be November to February somewhere nice and warm like Egypt or Florida, oh if only.

So back to reality and a card using one of the stamps I chose as part of my Simon Says win at the Penny Black blog hop a few eeks ago. It's Inkadinkado 93075X which I stamped with versafine black and embossed with iridescent embossing powder then colourd with a wash of Twinkling H20's.

I stamped swirls down one side with Inkadinkado 97632 and Hero Soft Peach, then laid over a swirl cut from a Sizzix border die on my Big Shot Express.........Santa delivered this on Christmas day.........a conspiracy between my hubby and the Stampalot guys.......and it is a dream to use, just hold the button and it cuts, not cranking or turning, just wonderful and easy.

To finish butterflies and three roses made from matching paper, some punched laves and a border using Fiskars Threading Water punch.


  1. Hi Brenda, wow thats a unusual card, but stunning, love the colouring its gorgeous and the embellishments are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  2. Hi Brenda, your card is fab! Love the iamge and the colors, the flowers are yummy!!!! Big hugs and happy day!!!

  3. Beautiful card I love it. I haven't done any crafting my self since just B4 Christmas I hope I can get back into it will have to wait until after New Year (I need the kitchen table lol)

    Have a Happy and healthy New Year hun love your blog and all yr creations

    Love Dawn xx

  4. Hi Brenda! It's a wonderful card. I'm so glad Santa was good to you, and your hubby is a real treasure! I've been using some of my Christmas pressies baking this morning - wish I could send you a piece of Hummingbird Cake electronically!

  5. Wonderful card love the colour choices so warm and mellow. Great stamp easy to see why you chose it lucky girl.

    Re your comment over at my place LOL tee hee, do we get to see Mr. B's canvases?

  6. Brenda this is gorgeous, very arty...
    Wonderul job

  7. Oh, I do like this. Very different. Lucky you, getting the BS Express. I hope you have lots of fun with it. xx

  8. hiya Brenda. This is wonderful, what a fabulous work of art. Love the colours and those fabby flowers. GORGEOUS.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  9. Hi Brenda,
    Another gorgeous card, very arty and swirly - I love it.
    Best wishes to you and yours for 2010.
    Clare x

  10. Hi Brenda..Ohh I love this it's beautiful the image,colours,embellishments their all gorgeous..
    Mandy xx

  11. Another beauty Brenda, you haven't lost your knack of creating a very artistic card!! Just beautiful. Lucky ducks getting the express but at least it will be well used. Happy New Year mrs.

  12. Wow Brenda! This card is absolutely fantastic. Love it to bits. The colours and different textures look so beautiful.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
    Fliss xx

  13. A fabulous card, and so artistic. Love the vintage colours and those beautiful Roses.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  14. What a beautiful vintagey card, Brenda! I just love it! And your roses--as always, just fabulous!

  15. Love the unusualness of this Brenda,the colours are something else, great card.
    see you in the new year love chris.xXx

  16. "WOW" what a beautiful card, really fab.
    All the best for 2010.
    Babs x

  17. Oh wow great card... very very pretty!
    All my best wishes for a great 2010...

  18. Wonderful card...love those roses.

  19. Lovely colours and lovely style, mrs! Great stuff, as ever.

    Happy to see you back after the festivities. Hope you find you 'C' legs again soon!! (C for Crafting, of course! Although, from where I'm standing, you already have!)

    Chris xx

  20. Evening Brenda
    Glad you had a lovely Christmas. It sounds like Santa was good to you.
    This is a beautiful card, I love all the detail.
    Your somewhere hot sounds a perfect daydream!!
    Have a Great New Year.


  21. wow hun you really amaze me with your talent this is brilliant oh hun could sit and look at this for hours,you always have this way to make your cards spring to life,just awesome hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

  22. Simply stunning Brenda! Lesley Xx

  23. Really really gorgeous. Love that image and your flowers are stunning as always.

    Love Lynda xxx

  24. What a stunner and very arty.
    Pat xx

  25. This is so beautiful.Love the embellishments xx
    debbie xxx

  26. Hi Brenda Just wanted to come over to wish you a very happy New year to you and your family and to thank you for your support in 2009 Your Cards/projects are always such a delight to see
    Hugs Liz xx

  27. wow wow wow!! This is AMAZING!!!!!!! Love the real vintage collage look and the colours are just fab!!! gorgeous!! Love it!! Hugs Juls


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