Monday, 16 August 2010

New Christmas Hero Arts has landed

Monday again and I seem to have missed the weekend somewhere.

All the best laid plans and all that...........very little crafting but an awful lots of pupsicle loo runs. Both girls had their first inoculations this morning and the big weigh in, Daisy is 4.75 kg and Lily 3.85 kg, pretty much as we expected as Daisy is a bit of a hefty unit...........sorry folks, that's a real Fen saying for those of us that are shall we say a little way off a size '0'............compared with delicate Lily.

So just the two cards, but at least one of them allowed me to break out the new Christmas Hero Arts delivery from Sir Stampalot that I need to get creating with for the BIG Christmas Demo Weekend at the end of the month.

The first easel card is using this absolutely gorgeous Hero Arts S5449 Fabulous Flourish. It's a bit of a biggie at 5.5" x 4.5" but just lovely and a joy to work with. Me thinks there will be a few samples going Peterborough way with this one.

I created a background with Tim Holtz broken china and tea dye, inking a non stick craft sheet, spritzing liberally with water and Glimmer Mist pearl and swishing the card about it in. When dry I stamped with Hero chalk ink soft pool using good old trusty Hero H2365 old French writing. Next I inked the flourish stamp with TH tea dye and spritzed with water before stamping. The DP is October Afternoon, the border Martha Steward double loop, some punched leaves, two ribbons, a beaded pin, pearls and Magnolia flowers.

This card is for the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers - I promised Claudia I would make an effort to enter as it's been far too long since I joined in.
The Stamp Man - Easel Card
Cupcake Challenge - A recipe for their second birthday - 2 DP's, 2 ribbons and 2 flowers (there are two different ribbons on the bottom but hard to see)

My second card uses a favourite stamp from Sweet Pea called dandelions. Stamped simply with Versafine black and embossed with detail clear twice, cutting a spotlight with a Nestie and colouring just that section with Copics. The DP is Kaiser, the border punch Martha Stewart embossed scallop, sizzix swirls and Magnolia flower and pearls to embellish.

This card is for the following challenges:

Stamp for Fun - Sketch
Sweet Pea Stamp Challenge - Swirls and flourishes
By the Cute and Girly - Animal Antics - hope the moggy on here is having enough antics with the fairy to fit the theme, if not sorry girls

43 comments:

Francesca said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda , I love the easel card
Hugs
Francesca

Linapyssel said...

Great job Brenda with both the girls and the cards!!!!! Hihih. I LOVE both of the cards the image effect on the last is super cool and the first is just...my kind of card!!!!!

Many many hugs you talanted woman!!!

Kari said...

Oh,my,these are wonderful cards,Brenda!Love the first one,so gorgeous!The image on the second one is fabulous,beautiful with Red and Black!
Have a great Monday evening :)

Hugs,Kari :)

chris said...

Hi Brenda 2 stunning cards, both so different, thats what I love about your work,very versatile.
pleased to see you and the puppies are getting on well, got to keep you on your toes!
back soon from your hefty unit friend!!

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are brilliant cards,love them both,such super images,and detail too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Vixykins said...

Excellent Brenda. Love the vintaged easel card and the red spotlight. You've used 2 of my fav colour combos of blue and brown and red and black (you'll have to do a purple and green which is my other fav lol!). Both delightful cards, many thanks for playing Crafty Cardmakers spotlight challenge and The Stampman easel challenge x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are wonderful Brenda. I adore the easel card - lovely colours and a fab stamp. Enjoy making all the Christmas samples.
Cuddles to the puppies.
Clare x

Sarah A said...

Wow Brenda these are both stunners! Love the flourish stamp on the easel card, the colours are gorgeous. As for the Sweet Pea one it is amazing with the spotlight. Thanks for joining us over at Sweet Pea Stampers this week.

Sarah x

Zoechaos said...

That is a fabulous flourish and a card that really shows it off! Great makes see you found your mojo LOL xx Zoe

sandra said...

Love them both!
First one-great details and color combination!
Second-amazing effect!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Lisa Jane said...

2 beautiful cards Brenda - but i love the colour combinations in the first one.
Loved the VW story
Lisa ;)

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Beautiful cards, Brenda! I love the first one particularly. That flourish might have to fall into my basket next time I'm over!

Rainmac said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Brenda, wow x

Fleur said...

2 gorgeous card B. especially love the first one, great colours & stunning image.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Cath Wilson said...

Great Spotlight sample, Brenda - great idea to use a Nestie and a lovely image to use, too. Very pretty card.

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

Great cards, I like the first one best :O) such a fab stamp swirl on it!
And sweet names for your girls! your writing gave me a real chuckle, hope you are feeling better :O)

Hugs Nina xx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the first one - great colours and image.

Nikki x

Chrissy D said...

FANTASTIC! The top card is soooo pretty! The second one is fun and funky!

Anonymous said...

two wonderfully unique cards, I love your style!!

Donna said...

Great entry for our Two's challenge...thanks for joining in with our birthday celebrations at Cupcake Craft Challenge and good luck in the draw for the fab prizes on offer! Donna x

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I have never tried the spotlight one, it looks so effective...
Hope your having fun with the newbies, I bet your all in your element....
x
Vicky

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful cards!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
stamp with fun -team

Merry said...

Oh so lovely Brenda...sounds like you are having a wonderful time with your puppies. Love the flourish on that first card and such wonderful colours. Also like spotlight technique on the second card....I have tried this once must give it another go.

Kate said...

Actually I think the moggy looks like it is quite long-suffering lol! nice to see you at By The Cute and Girly this month. (like the Christmas card at the top of the post too.)

** Kate **

Tracy said...

Loving both creations, love the spotlight technique. Glad the pups are doing well too Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pascale said...

Hi Brenda I totally adore the spotlighting on the Sweet Pea stampers card WOW it is so effective! I love how your imagination has created this card. I agree she is a stunning stamp. I love your Hero Arts card too beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this week hugs Pascale x

Catherine said...

This is such a gorgeous easel card Brenda ! Love the colours and your embellishments are fab ! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, I think I could be called a bit heavy to, really trying to loose that extra weight but not that easy.
Fabulous cards love them both and that new stamp is going to be a hit Im sure. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Dawn said...

Lovely easel cards Brenda

Love Dawn xx

mckinkle said...

Super cards Brenda, I couldnt see the full detail on the top one until I clicked for a close up. It is just stunning!

Keryn x

Sarah said...

I love the easel card, they are my fave. You are very talented.

Michelle said...

A fabulous entry for The Stampman's easel card challenge. Thanks so much for joining us
x Michelle

Juls said...

both of these are just AMAZING!!!!!! Love the first one, so soft and elegant!.....and your sweetpea one...WOW!!!! so striking and gorgous and in my fav colour combo too! Hugs Juls

Hope Jacare said...

Fabulous cards Brenda. That flourish is divine! Love the spotlight idea - must give it a go! Cheers Claire x

Kay Carley said...

Such an elegant looking easel card Brenda. Thanks so much for joining in with The Stamp Man's Challenge. xx

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
Sorry it's been so long since my last visit, but i had no internet for two weeks and then I've had two holidays but I've caught up...Two beautiful cards i love the background and image on the first and the second is just beautiful...
Mandy xx

Gurkiss said...

Wonderful card. Really really nice.

Hugs Gurkiss

Teri said...

Loving the sweet pea card hun - gorgeous colours!
Thank you for playing at SPS this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous card - love the spotlight technique you've used

Thanks for joining in the Birthday fun over at Cupcake
hugs
Victoria
x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Brenda,moggy look right at home with the Fairy and swirls, love your colour combo. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G this month. nnalorac.x

Clarky J said...

This is a gorgeous card thanks for joining in at The Stampman challenge x Janet

Faye said...

These are gorgeous cards, I love the colours and cute images you've used, really pretty. Thanks so much for joining in with our birthday celebrations this week at Cupcake. xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

VERY cool!!!