Saturday, 2 January 2010

Allsorts challenge 33

Hows everyone feeling today ? Hopefully any sore heads from Thursday night are wearing off by now and you can think about a whole new year of crafting.

Our Allsorts challenge this week is being hosted by my mate Jules who has come up with the them 'Old or New' which means you can use up old stash that has been sitting around for far too long or showcase some of your new goodies that Santa delivered. Our sponsor for this week is Funky Hand who are giving this weeks very lucky winner one of their fab CD's.

I took advantage of Funky Hands free downloads as my DP's for this card and these ones are so pretty, I love the soft green and brown with a touch of pink thrown in. My image is Penny Black 3865K Gossamer coloured with Copics and the mats cut through the bug with Nesties.

My old stash are the brown Swarovski crystals which I bought in three sizes for a Christmas commission last year, but of course me being me, ordered far too many just in case. I made three brown roses, two of which were using a 1/2" punch.......the first time I have tried them that small and boy was it fiddly...... and finally I punched three tiny butterflies with the same crystals for the thorax.


  1. Such a pretty card love those butterflies. Going to have to have a good look at my stash mountain.

  2. Hi Brenda
    The roses look great, I haven't gone smaller than an inch yet, you have a lot of patience. Fab card and the papers look lovely.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. so gorgeous!! Love the funky flowers!

  4. Hiya. Gorgeous card, lovely colours and design.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  5. Wonderful creation Brenda, I love the sketch, the papers are fabby!!! Big hugs and happy day...

  6. Beautiful card, Brenda! Good to see your copics are getting as much use as my PMs! I've had to interrupt my crafting to take my Dad some groceries, as it is snowing quite heavily here again.

  7. Hi Brenda, Ive just been and got my freebies, Im looking forward to the new Cd, and your card is stunning, the papers and flowers are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  8. Another beautiful card Brenda, Happy New Year to you. look forward to seeing all your 2010 creations.


  9. Happy New Year Brenda. At last - a chance for me to catch up with all your lovely creations.So much inspiration here - it's awsome.
    Had a little snow yesterday but not as you have. Hope you're keeping warm and dry.
    Beryl xx

  10. Happy New Year Brenda!
    Lovely spring colours! Gorgeous!
    Lesley x

  11. Another lovely card Brenda. Love the colours and atttention to detail.
    Pat xx

  12. Wishing you and Eddie a very happy new year, hope you have had a good time .
    fantastic card as ALWAYS Brenda here's to 2010
    and may it be healthier one than 2009.
    loads of love chris xx

  13. Very Funky card Brenda - love it! Have a great 2010....Cheers Claire x

  14. Ooo Brenda love this so much those flowers are gorgeous.

    Lorraine x

  15. Wonderful card...those three little butterflies are too cute.

  16. I am not usually tempted by cds very much but you and Jules are doing a great job swaying me in favour of the Funky Hand designs.

    This card is really lovely and I do admire your patience in making those tiny roses.

    Lesley Xx

  17. Ciao Brenda,
    lovely card... so "happy"! :)
    Wish you all the best for the new year...

  18. Gorgeous card Brenda. The teeny roses are so sweet.
    Clare x

  19. Oh wow gorgeous card, beautiful flowers and papers.

  20. Brenda, this is beautiful, love the colors and as usual, your fantastic flowers! Hugs Nilla

  21. Love that PB image and how you've layered those flowers.. They look fab!

    Have I said Happy new Year yet? If not.. HAVE ONE!! lol ;o)

    Chris xx


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