Thursday, 2 September 2010

A green one, a purple one




Good afternoon peeps, a bit of a later post that I've been planning all day. But I did want to share with you that Theresa from Crafts and Me has spotlighted me on her blog again with the cards coming up further down this post. If you've never visited her store where have you been ? As well as all sorts of craftiness, she sells those gorgeous Sweet Pea stamps as well as several brands that are hard to find here in the UK, as well as her own label stamps of the most divine fairy images.....what better for people like me who live in a total fantasy world.

So the delays in posting........a very thoughtful gift from my hubby of Photoshop Elements which he thought would help me editing my photos.......jury's still out on that one because four hours on and I'm ready to throw it out the window. I'm sure it's a great piece of software, but for the less than technical mined more of a nightmare. So perseverance I think..............

My card, well two of them actually following the same sketch but I could not decide on a colour so did two. The image is Crafts and Me Eternity by Molly Harrison. Isn't she just adorable ? For both cards I brayered a background with Big and Juicy hydrangea and soothing sunset masking a moon....you all know I love my moons. I used the same ink pads to colour the images and glittered the wings of both with crystal ultra fine glitter.

The border on the green version.....my favourite I think.......is Martha Stewart eyelet lace and on the purple floral vine. The green DP is Magnolia and the purple DP Doodlebug. Flowers gems and pearls to embellish. These cards are for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Gems and Sparkles
ABC - C for Charm (dragonfly)
Fab 'n' Funky - Material Girl (lace)
Cute Card Thursday - same as above
Simon Says - Pearls and Lace
Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Lots to Do - Fairies and Angels

A another quick card as a certain person.....she knows who she is........made me feel so guilty that I could not find a house to share for this weeks Tuesday Taggers theme "Our house is a nice house ours is", so this one is just for you girls. The row of houses....yes at Christmas........are all in the new set from Hero Arts CL464 which I stamped simply onto some patterned Kaiser DP and added a little red Copics here and there and a bit of glitter. The birds are Penny Black 3937H birds on a wire.

36 comments:

  1. Oh,my,these are totally stunning!Love the image and the moons :)
    Wonderful paper and the lace is gorgeous!
    Have a great evening :)

    Hugs,Kari :)

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  2. Totally gorgeous Brenda, and well deserved regonition too. I love that brayered back ground, do you just stamp your image on top of the background, It mesmerises me. They are so beautiful, the papers and the punched borders tie in beautifully too.
    Superb
    Tracy x

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  3. A crop of gorgous cards Brenda. Those fairies are divine and I love the Border on the purple one.
    Love your houses too. I thought the TT theme had stumped me this week but I had a spot of inspiration last night so I might manage to join in with a challenge at last.
    Thanks for your lovely comments.
    Hugs Lisax

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  4. Wonderful cards Brenda...I love the colors muchly...xoxo

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  5. I love the stamp you've used in your first cards,it was lovely to see the image in the different colours and the cards are just beautiful. If you fancy a new challenge check out my blog 1/09/10 the first challenge is pink and black and the prize is fab! x

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  6. these 2 are both stuning, hard to choose between them.
    Don't give up with your software, it's just practise, I'm a paintshop pro fan myself, but the one you have is excellent especially for creating your own papers.
    have fun, a hot and sweaty Jane, from gardening. xxx

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  7. totally love fantasy world stamps!!!
    (have you see the dragon sweet peas?, *drool*)

    these are gorgeous fairies, I love what you've done with them!!!

    Great Xmas houses too, and love the birds on a wire above!

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  8. Gorgeous cards! Love the beautiful images you used. Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Such gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  10. Brenda, These are absolutely STUNNING! I love all of them and I really love how you have achieved the shadow with the layers of the punch on the purple card.
    I recently got photoshop elements but I still use Picassa for my photo editing!! I love elements for making digi cards though.
    Clare x

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards...
    Hugs
    Jan...x

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  12. WOW Brenda these are absolutely stunning those images are so beautiful.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  13. I love how a change of colour makes a card look so different! love both of these, and those houses are great!

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  14. Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

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  15. Evening Brenda, wow wee! what a collection, I just love them all , for me the green one stands out so much. really fabulous work. hugs chris xx

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  16. HI dear
    wow, I have no words to say... lovely! it's incredible how colour can change everything!! I like so much also the little houses!! :)
    hugs
    sadia

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  17. Gorgeous cards hun thanks for joining us at the creative cottage lindyloo x

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  18. absolutley gorgeous card!! Love the first 2 they are just so stunning and magical! Hugs juls

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  19. Oh, wow! Utterly gorgeous fairies. Can't possibly choose between them, I love them both! xx

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  20. Liking the first 2 cards very much, the green probably best but she is a gorgeous fairy. We have Angels or Faries this week at Lots to do your cards certainly fit the theme LOL

    Your house card just great love the migrating birds thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

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  21. Wonderful cards again Brenda, love them all. Thanks for joining us again this week at TT.
    I've been thinking about getting Photoshop but did wonder if I would be getting in out of my depth. I'm sure you will soon crack it.
    xx

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  22. More fabulous cards Brenda - the green version is simply stunning - but of course I love them all! Cheers Claire x

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  23. Fantastic cards Brenda. Love the touch of lace....which reminds me I have bought some. And aha....that is probably where the paper flowers are that I bought at same time and was madly searching for yesterday. Thanks for helping me find them...fingers crossed. lol. Good luck with your new program..

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  24. Gorgeous cards B - I always love seeing the same idea in two colour ways - so imaginative and creative. I really love your house card - that is so effective. Stick with the PSE the more you use the easier and more sophisticated the results become. I find 'Advanced Photoshop Elements 7' by Philip Andrews a real help if you like manuals with pictures. Hugs Cherry XXX

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  25. Beautiful cards, Brenda! I love the fairies and your one for TT is beautiful too. Is one of my teamies bullying you?! Thanks for joining us this week

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  26. oh wow hun these are all just stunning,those fairies just adore,especaily in the green coulr,and just love that house so effective,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  27. WOW these are amazing Brenda.
    luv
    Debby

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  28. No wonder you couldn't decide, they are gorgeous in both colours ways and the papers are beautiful. Love the little house one, you are so easy to manipulate lol.
    Pinky

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  29. Wow! What stunning creations! I love how you have created the backgrouds. Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

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  30. Gorgeous cards ,,, all of them are fabulous ,,, the fairy's are beautiful and I love the row of houses :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  31. Such stunning cards Brenda xxx

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  32. Gorgeous creations!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

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  33. I am speechless..What beautiful cards..Have a great weekend :)

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  34. Hi Brenda, wow you are like me "Away with the Fairies" I love them and your cards are gorgeous both of them the colouring is fabulous. Love your new home card to, its so pretty. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, I find Corel Paintshop Pro a lot easier than some of the programes. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  35. Gorgeous hun! Loving that house image, and the fairy cards.
    Thanks for taking part at TT this week.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  36. Very pretty cards Brenda, not sure whch one I like best!

    Thank you for playing Crafts & Me challenge x

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