Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A real mixed bag

Good Morning, how's every ones week going ?

All quiet at this end, apart from puppy mutts that is, who continue to be a source of entertainment. Whilst Lily is quiet and placid and sleeps lots, Daisy is the complete opposite.....how I would like to bottle that energy. She goes everywhere at speed, jumps four steps at a time and a tail that never stops wagging, mind you they are all keen to show their happy dispositions in that way.

Some crafty shares for some challenges, the first one above taking inspiration from this gorgeous double sided Crate Paper DP which I cut to create a chequered side panel, added some lace then stamped Penny Black 4036K poppy poem, then stamped the flower head again onto the the DP and decoupaged. A few swirls round the edge using Hero Arts H5042 leaf flourish and a chipboard swirl and dots also covered with the same DP, some liquid pearls and done. This card is for the following challenges:

Tuesday Taggers - It takes all sorts

My second card using Tim Holtz frayed burlap, scattered straw and tea dye to creat a background onto which I stamped Hero H2364 old French writing and CG185 elegant weeds, Penny Black 3878F simple scroll and 3857H footnote. I embossed with a mixture of copper, gold and white, highlighted with a white opaque pen and added a chipboard swirl and dots which I hear embossed with detail copper. This card is for the following challenges:

Spoonful of Sugar - Anything goes
Lots to Do - Monochrome

Next a very simple card using the sentiment Penny Black 4116H stamped and embossed with detail clear and overlaid with a frame cut with Nesties using K&Co DP. Some lace, ribbons, a charm and poinsettias made from punched vellum and pearl stamens. This card is for the following challenges:

Ooh la la - Sentiment as main feature
Christmas Cards - Distressed
Wild Orchid - Ribbons and bows
Lets Ink it Up - A favourite stamp and a charm

And my final card is Autumnal. I created a acetate stencil on the Cricut welding lots of leaves, then placed over a piece of cardstock and sprayed Glimmer Mist lemon zest, terracotta. red velvet and gold. The leaves are Hero Arts CL457 stamped with Tim Holtz barn door, peeled pain and wild honey, the diamond glazed. A border punched with Martha Stewart 3 dot scallop. This card is for the following challenges:

Everybody Art - Autumn
Paper Sundaes - Fall/Halloween

59 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards - hope this means you're feeling a bit better, great output. Love the last one with the autumn leaves.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh they are all gorgeous Brenda but my fave is the Autumn leaves..the colours are absolutely beautiful.
Lisa ;)

Sarah xx said...

Oh Brenda, glad to hear there are lots of waggy tails in your world, what a wonderful thought :)
The leaves on this last card are stunning, they look so lifelike and the colours are wonderful! xxx

chris said...

Morning B, pleased to see you out and about so to speak, just wondering how you are feeling, your works of art look stunning.
hope you are ok love chris xx

Mervi said...

Hello Brenda!
Four fabulous cards, you've spoiled us with all this talent and showing them at once:)
Have a great week;-))m

mckinkle said...

Hello Brenda, how lovely to hear about the little pups, I bet they are such fun to watch, especially wee Daisy! She sounds such a character and how lovely that you've got Lily who has a quieter disposition!

I love your cards, they are very stylish. I love the glossed leaves on the Autumn one, those beautiful vellum poinsettias from the PB xmas one, the chequerboard effect on the poppy card but most of all, I so love your elegant weeds card. Those colours are just my cup of tea, just stunning!

Hope you are feeling a lot better now :)

Keryn x

StephC said...

Gorgeous cards! So glad you joined us for this weeks Christmas Card challenge!

Linapyssel said...

Hi hello hello!!!
You have been a busy bee I can tell!!! Lovelly lovelly crqeations brenda ...from the look if them you are feeling better??! I really hope you do my friend!!
Good luck in all the competitions!!!
Many many hugs from me!!
lina

Marianne said...

What a beautiful cards. I'm glad I don't have to choose one of them, because I couldn't pick one. They are all so beautiful!

Shirl said...

I've just been doing a quick browse of your blog and I love the 2 autumn leaves card that you made! One is this, and the other is the birthday one...they are simply gorgeous! We don't have autumn here in Malaysia, the sight of golden yellow leaves are rare for us....thanks for sharing! :)

Wendi said...

What a gorgeous xmas card someone will be lucky this year beautiful flowers and I love the shape round the sentiment
Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

martina's kaartjes said...

What fabulous cards !! Love them !
greetings, martina
x

SuzanneK said...

Hi Brenda, beautiful Christmas project, love the simplicity of design. All your projects are fab. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and hope to see you again. Cheers Suzanne

anne2411 stempelträume said...

hallo Brenda ....I have make the link from Sir Stampalot on my blog
Sorry I have it forgotten....

I find , your cards are very beautiful,sorry my english is not so good.

hugs anne2411

cardcrazy said...

All of your cards are lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Nicola said...

Oh my Brenda you have been busy. Your cards are all so beautiful. Loving the brown tones and the penny black seed head stamp. Hugs Nicola xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Brenda! These are all stunning! I particularly love the last one. those leaves are just beautiful! Hope you are feeling much better. Very big hugs x

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Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful cards! Sounds like fun at your house with the puppies :o)

Lisa x

Sue said...

Hi Brenda sounds fun having puppies around, gorgeous selection of cards, luv the Christmas & fall one, sue,x

Sarah A said...

Wow Brenda

Hope all is well with you?

These are all ABSOLUTELY amazing, love them all and glad I don't have to pick a favourite!!
Sarah x

Kari said...

All of the cards are wonderful!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site,hope you`re feeling better!Seems like you have a bundle of joy with the puppies!
Have a great evening :)

Hugs,Kari :)

Rainmac said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

pinky said...

Well you are back with a bang mrs, love all your beautiful creations and loved hearing about the puppies. Don't go overdoing now, we want no slip ups lol. But its lovely to have you back again.
Pinky

Zoechaos said...

WOW you been doing it again hun fantastic cards all of them loving those Autumn leaves. Daisy sounds like a little wanna be Alpha girl but with that energy and willness to please she'll make a good working dog in time, thats if you all survive the training LOL

Thank you for choosing to share your fabulous card with us at TT for our all sorts week, might be worth a little logo and link to Ribbon Oasis for the prize draw.

Thank you for sharing your yummy monochrome with us at LTD this week.

Take care and have fun xx Zoe

Jaqi said...

Wow stunning cards , you have been busy, I adore the xmas one , very traditional

fi's cards and crafts said...

lovely autumn colours..thanks for jolining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Brenda such stunning cards and so many designs, you are certainly creating some beautiful cards these days they are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Hope Jacare said...

Wonderful creative cards - they are all stunning! Cheers Claire x

Fliss said...

You have been busy Brenda! All the cards are just gorgeous and I especially like the colours on the first one.
xx

Dragonlady said...

Wow Brenda what a wonderful selection of cards, I love them all you have a wonderful style. Thank you for playing at Let's Ink It up.

Hugs Ali x

Li'l Pidge said...

stunning cards.came on to mention how much i loved your monochrome entry on the LTD challenge, but found so many wonderful makes on your blog...ending up having to make a cuppa and sitting down for a proper read-fab.

Annmaree said...

These are all amazing Brenda!!!

Fabulous effects with your stamping and inks, love em!!!

Tracy said...

I love your mixed bag, really gorgeous creation, beautiful details and designs.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Merry said...

So beautiful...loving all the flourishes and the lace you have used. So glad to see you visiting and to hear that you are feeling better. Those puppies would be wonderful to watch and I so love it when a dog wags their tail...pure happiness.

Annette said...

Gorgeous cards, all! I love your card for our "grid" challenge - simply lovely! Thanks for joining our challenge at SSC this week.

craftimamma said...

What a beautiful selection of cards Brenda. My own personal favourite is the 2nd one but only because the colours are amongst my favourites. They are all stunning as always.

Lesley Xx

France said...

Wow... your cards are really beautiful.Thanks for joining our challenge of the week at Paper Sundaes!

Cheryl said...

Oh wow - what wonderful cards!

Claire said...

What beautiful cards, you are an a roll!! I hope you're feeling better too. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck, hope to see you next time too :-)
Claire xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda see your back at your crafting best and what an array of floral beauties. Spotted your poinsetta flowers, they look fab in vellum with different punch sizes, better than bought ones. Hope your feeling alittle better. janex

debby4000 said...

WOW gorgeous cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I especially love the second one.

Nikki x

Priyanka said...

just aweeeeesome aweeeeesome aweeeesome.really another talented piece I see.ur comment on my card feel me glad,thanks to u.Yaa that card was reuired lot of effort and time.

Juls said...

as always stunning cards! Love the sepia one! Hugs Juls

Cheryl said...

oh wow brenda hun only you can make so many cards,which are all so different yet oh my gosh so effective,hugs cheryl xxxx

Kathryn Myhre said...

very pretty card! Sure does get you into the holiday spirit!

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

I love the leaves, the coloring on them is so wonderful. A lovely idea.
Best regards, Nadine

Silli said...

Very pretty cards dear Brenda, love your flower cards, beautiful colors...Thinking of you...BIg hugs

rozzy said...

stunning collection of cards. it would be hard to chose a favourite.
thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it was great to see you.
have a great week
hugs rozzy xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

What a gallery you have here! Amazing! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up!!

Hugzzzz
Tammy xox

crafty creations said...

beautiful card all of them - just love the hues you've used for the monochrome one

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

mommabear said...

fab cards my fave is the momocrome one I love the delicate colouring x
Thanks for shareing with us at LTD this week x Alison

ona_i_ja said...

Your Cards is very pretty. I love your all details.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!

Hugs,
Agnieszka

Viipula said...

So beautiful christmascard.
And wonderful colours and text!

Hugs x Viipula from finland

Mel said...

Good God woman - don't you ever stop !!! I love them ALLLLLLL they a gorgeous. Loads of Love Melxxx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wow wonderful cards !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs
tina46
eac-team

Doreen said...

Simply stunning.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Ooh La La this week.xxx

Caroljane said...

What a great card - and as a mad parcher I have to love the vellum flowers - and I do.
Thank you for joining in with us at Ooh La La.
Carol
xx

 
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