Monday, 10 January 2011

Blog hop fun

This Blog Hop has now ended................


Happy New year everyone.

I really don't know where to start with this post because there is so much I need to include.........a new weekly challenge at Allsorts.......then Stampalot and Penny Black at Allsorts monthly challenges........as well as a Blog Hop.


So first up is my creation above for Allsorts where Fleur would like to see Thank You creations. My card made with Kraft cardstock uses Hero Arts CO114 as the main image, stamped onto the reverse of the Kaiser DP and the flowers stamped several times more, cut out, spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl and decoupaged with peal gems and brads to embellish.

Next up is my creation for this months Penny Black at Allsorts where the them is "All you Need is Love"...................and keep your eyes peels for a Blog Hop there later this month as well. A real comfort zone card using Penny Black 3796K Words Sweet which I inked with carious Tim Holtz inks and spritzed with water before stamping. Lightly distressed edges and mounted on the Kraft cardstock stamped down the leading edge with Penny Black 2636K Scroll Pattern. Some DP from stash with gold hearts, which I also used to make three matching roses, some cord and finito.

My final share is for this months theme at Stampalot Challenge where the theme is to take inspiration from Queens hit song or Shakespears "A Winters Tale". The main image is Stamps Happen 80182 Let it Snow, coloured with Aquamarkers and Judikins snow glitter added. A computer generated verse from Shakespeare.

Now for the Blog Hop which starts today at StampaloT Challenge and runs from Today until 10th January. I am sure lots of you know the sysTem but for those of you who might be new to Hops, you need to go to the Stampalot Challenge blog where you will find all the informaTion you need.

Once you starT the hop and follow the rouTe you should arrive here from Francesca's blog and your nexT port of all will be Tracy . The letter clue you need to collect from me is hidden......or hopefully not too hidden, in This and the above couple of paragraphs. Here is the prize for my step of the Hop, a lovely Hero Arts set of stamps and to be in with a chance of winning you just need to leave me a commenT on this post.


Thanks for visiting, have fun on the Hop and I will be round to visit you all.

145 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards, especially the thank you one :o)
Jackie xx

Debs said...

Hi Brenda
Gorgeous cards as always - especially love the Thank You one - I think it's the colur that has grabbed me with that one.
Happy New Year - hope it brings you love, luck and happiness in abundance.
Have a fab weekend
Debs xx

Margreet said...

happy new year Brenda....love all three cards and your winter scenery card looks wonderful....thanks for giving the chance to win that fab prize!
xxx Margreet

papercraftbliss said...

Just hopping along the blogs... your Sir Stampalot card is beautiful (they all are actually!)

Lisa x (papercraftbliss)

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards.. fab Hop
Happy new year Brenda

May 2011 be filled with the best of Health and Happiness for you and your family
Lisa ;)

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. What fantastic creations, as you always do.
I wish you a very Happy New Year, and look forward to seeing lots more of your wonderful creativity throughout 2011.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Julye said...

What a fab selection of cards thanks for talking the time to share and unusual stamps for the candy too happy new year and thanks.

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, great cards hun!! I love them all!! Happy New Year, hopping on now, greetz, Frea

pinky said...

Wow you have some selection to share today Brenda:) Love them all. Happy New Year to you.
Pinky

Helen said...

Happy New Year, Brenda. NOT going to mention Liverpool.... don't want to be depressed already!
Love your cards, Winter's Tale is gorgeous.

Francesca said...

Hi Brenda , three great cards today, each beautiful in their own way.
would also like to wish you a
Happy new year , hope you have a great 2011.
Hugs
Francesca

Netty said...

Beautiful cards, and I think the Thank you one is my fave, lovely colours and layout. Happy new Year !!!

Anita said...

Hi Brenda, Happy New Year. Your cards are beautiful. And what a great prize to win. I would love a chance. Thanks. X Anita

Sadilla said...

Hi dear...
lovely cards... The first one is my favourite! =)))
I wish you a very happy new year...
hugs
sadia

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, firstly a very Happy New Year to you - hope it's a good one! Beautiful cards as always. What a great stamp - keeping everything crossed. Hopping off again! Hope to see you soon! Linda x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Happy New Year Brenda,
Wow, you have been busy.
Fantastic cards, as always!
Hugs, Clare x

Sally H said...

All beautiful, Brenda! I love the stamps happen scene. Might have to get that one! Have a wonderful 2011, my dear friend x

Gina said...

All your cards are so beautiful Brenda, but I really like the one you've done for the hop. It looks like you sketched it yourself :D XXX

Lynda said...

Happy New Year Brenda and let's hope it's a healthy one too - you've started the year off with a bang with these lovely cards. Three absolute stunners.

Love Lynda xxx

Tigs said...

Lovely cards and happy new year :)

Carina said...

Nice cards, Looks like you've got a handfull with all the challenges. Take care

Shazza said...

wonderful cards, Happy New Year x

Jules said...

Wow Brenda

A post and a half!! So many lovely makes.

Thank you for all your inspiration .. .. .. and your friendship and support during 2010.

Best wishes for 2011.

Love Jules xx

Juls said...

such a gorgeous selection of cards...Love the first one the use of Kraft is gorgeous and it is so stlyish and elegant!!!!...........Also I love the 2nd...well red is my favourite colour....and I love how you tie your twine like that!!!....wish I could do that, every time I try it turns out a disaster!!!

such a brilliant and creative start to 2011!!

Hugs Juls

chris said...

Just like you my friend such a sophisticated bunch of cards. I wonder if you can guess which one I like the best, yes the red and Kraft one , I love them all, your winters tale one is very clever, love how you have used the words .
HAPPY NEW YEAR , Hugs Chris xx

Tracy said...

Phew Brenda this is a busy post, I do love all your creations, can't pick a favourite as they all have beautiful elements to them. I really love your winter scene, the stamp is so gorgeous.
Fabulous creativity.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

mckinkle said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Brenda!

3 beautiful cards as always and Im glad Im not alone in always picking my favourite one! Today it has to be the beautiful Thank You card with the lovely soft blue shades.

Good luck with your blog hop, I must remember to call back and join in!

Keryn x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Brenda, fab cards ... your Thank You one is particularly stunning!
Happy New Year!

Debs said...

wow! beautiful creations you've sure been busy, wishing you a very Happy New Year
Debs
xxx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Gorgeous Cards Brenda, hope you have a splendid New Year!!!

Isa said...

All your cards are nice !!

Happy New Year

Isa from Spain :)

Craftdee said...

I jusT wanTed To say: I Think I found The hidden(?!) leTTer in your blog for the Sir STampaloT blog hop, nice biT of fun! I like the sentiment idea on your card too, thanks for the chance at the great candy, Dee

anita said...

Happy New Year and Loved your cards. Thanks a ton and this is really getting exciting!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, Happy New Year to you and hubby, and I do so hope it will bring you better health. I absolutely love all your cards they are gorgeous and so beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sarah A said...

All beautiful creations Brenda, I am going to be spending loads doing this blog hop as I am seeing so many must have stamps lol!!

Hope you have a very Happy 2011 and it brings you good health and happiness x

Sarah x

PS Thanks fto you and the Sir Stampalot DT for picking my collage as the winner in your December challenge ;-)

Ellie said...

Hi Brenda!
Your cards are all so gorgeous. I especially love your Penny Black creations, that stamp you used is so gorgeous and I love the different colors that you used for stamping it. Of course I love the others too, the color combo on the first one is so pretty and such a beautiful scene on the last one!!

Have a happy and healthy new year!!
Ellie.

Christa said...

Hi ! Happy new year ! This is my first bloghop and I allready like it....Love from Holland , Christa.

Jacee said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, I really love the first one, absolutely gorgeous.
Happy new year to you.
Hugs Jacee

Esther said...

Hi Brenda - wow what a busy start to the year! Love your cards - especially the 'Thank you'..and fab stamps for your hop prize..Happy Creative New year...Esther xx

Elena said...

Happy new year!! The first card is so cute!!!

Cherry said...

Happy New Year B. What a wonderful collection of makes to kick of 2011. Wishing you a happy and healthy year. Hugs Cherry xxxx

stamping Sue said...

Happy new year stunning cards and thanks for the letter first go at blog hop hope I am doing it right off to next blog. Thanks for the chance to win the fab stamps from Sue

Katarina said...

Great card. I like the text in the middle.

Μυρτώ said...

Happy new year. Your cards are very beautiful!

Mummylade said...

absolutely gorgeous creations, all of them. I've collected your letter, it wasn't too hard =) and I'm hopping along now.

hugs

☼ Cheryl* said...

Hi Brenda!
Very lovely creations. You have really made me want to ignore my partner and go do some crafting :p Better not though, he did make us dinner and tea!

I love the flowers on your Thank you Card! x

Monika Reeck said...

all cards are beautiful love your first card with HA stamp so adorable...hugs, Monika

Shaz said...

Three fabulous cards. Happy new year.

craftymum said...

What a way to start the year Brenda
Great cards as always
hugs Sarah x

Maja said...

Happy New Year! It's a fab set of cards.

Tiara Moore said...

Hope you have a great new year! Love the cards!

Shannin said...

Great Cards. I hope you have a Happy New Years.
~Shannin~

Wedgie said...

Hi Brenda, lovely cards! What a busy post today!! I've found my letter and I'm off to do some more hopping now! Happy New Year! Wedgie xxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards B.
Happy New Year
Hugz Fleur xXx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the scene on the winter card.

Nikki x

mckinkle said...

Back again for the blog hop Brenda as promised!

Well there's sure some amazing cards on show for the latest challenge, all so inspirational!

Thank You for the chance to join in.

Keryn x

Маги said...

Happy New Year!Gorgeous card!

kitty said...

Hi Happy New Year I am on my first bog hop and I am having fun entering and looking at your blog your projects are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration. Best wishes Kitty :)

Kleeblatt said...

Happy new Year Brenda....All your cards are wonderful.My favorit is the card with the winter scenery. Really beautiful.

Monika

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful.Belated wishes for the happy and properous new year 2011

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Brenda and a most beautiful selection of cards I love them so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mona E said...

Lovely cards you have made. My favourite is the first one. Hugs...Mona

Debra said...

Happy New Year you have been busy!! TFS Gorgeous cards!

Vaktmästarn said...

Wonderful cards, all of them!
Hugs, Outi

debby4000 said...

WOW stunning cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Marion said...

Three great cards Brenda. Such a lot of inspiration. Fabby set of stamps for one lucky winner.
Happy New Year
Marion

scrapperjulia said...

I love your beautiful winter scene and the quote! All 3 cards are fabulous!

Lori said...

Very nice work Brenda! Happy crafting...and Happy New Year :)
Love and hugs ~ Lori

x laura x said...

Happy New Year. Beautiful card.
x laura x

Kathy Rogers said...

Love the colours on the thank you card.

kaos said...

A simply gorgeous card! This hop really is inspirational!
hugs
kaos

Krisha said...

A very preTTy card

Mervi said...

Thank you Brenda for the new year wishes!
I hope you have an awesome and inspiring year.
Fabulous start for the January, lots of gorgeous cards - happy hopping, too;-))m

sandiblu said...

happy new year Brenda....love all three cards, thanks for giving the chance to win that fab prize!
hugs, sandiblu xx

Vintage Milly said...

Hi Brenda, hope you got my email ok for the Polkadoodles GDT at Allsorts, what a fun hop, thanks for the chance to win, and a Happy New Year to you,
Em.x

Violets Corner said...

Happy New Year dear Brenda!

The cards are fantastic, love the different ways you used kraft, it interacts so wonderfully with different elements.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Scrappymax said...

Hi Brenda, as usual fantastic cards. Loving the blog hop.
Max x

Julie said...

I so love yor cards Brenda,the Blue pearls card is so very pretty,I just love it. Have a great week,Julie.x

Crafty Granma said...

Beautiful cards, as usual, Brenda. I'm so pleased to find another Blog Hop. I've been laid low with a slipped disc and Blog Hops have helped pass the time in the most wonderful way. Thank-you. Elaine X

Brubs said...

Hi Brenda, this is my first Blog hop. It's fantastic
xoxo
Iva (http://thisaanddthat.blogspot.com)

Aussie Loz said...

love that thankyou card at the top, the colours are just gorgeous! Happy New Year ♥

Susan said...

Beautiful cards! love the use of the mists!
great giveaway also.

Happy New year Brenda, and thanks for the opportunity.

Susan

Chrissie said...

Great card Brenda!
Happy New Year!
Chrissie

gezzem13 said...

Stunning cards, Happy New Year to you.

Geraldine

Hazeyj said...

Can you believe it - so keen to do my first blog hop and then being late! Can i blame the menopause? Still, even tho' I started at Smudges, I got back on track and have loved it, thanks to you! Your cards are gorgeous - where do you find the time? Great challenge and great blog hop Brenda, hugs Hazel x

Yenni Natalia said...

I have those stamps that you use on your card and yet i have been so long never use it :) love the card no 1 soo much..very unique indeed :)

thanks for the chance to win the prize :)
i love hero arts

hugs
yenni

rozzy said...

Happy New Year Brenda
Hope you are well and had a lovely Christmas. Your cards are fabulous as usual… i need the inspiration at the meant, my mojo flew out the window with 2010!!
Love and hugs rozzy xx (((hugs)))

xGemmax said...

All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous hunni and Thanks for the chance of winning your fabbie prize too :o)
Happy new year!!
hugs and xxx

Divinity said...

looks like ur new year is a busy one already!!! great set of cards -- they're beautiful! :)
happy new year...and thanks for the chance at ur prize. :)

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

What a stunning set of cards. I'm doing the Sir Stampalot blog hop. I love your attention to detail!! Beautiful colours. Happy New Year
x

sallysbitz said...

All your cards are stunning. I particularly like your winters tale, it looks like a front cover of a photo album xx

Beryl said...

Three fabulous cards Brenda.
Happy New Year.
Beryl xx

Sandra P said...

so so pretty Brenda! Love the eyelets on the side...perfect touch :)

Thanks for the chance!

Hugs,
Sandra P

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Brenda - Well, you know I LOVE your cards, and I am now here on the fabulous Blog Hop - it's great fun!! I am now going to visit Tracy! Have a wonderful 2011.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Jackie said...

Fab cards as always. I've been eyeing up that thank you card stamp for ages and every time I go to buy it it's sold out. Will now go on the prowl again :)

Happy new year! xx

Cazro said...

All your cards are beautiful, the Winter's Tale card is so realistic. Happy new year. Caz

Ida H said...

Then I jump around all the DT blogs!
What a wonderful wintery cards you have done!
Thank you for your letter. It was a little tricky .. hihihi
We'll see what I can do with it!
Hugs Scrappida

anne said...

all of your cards are fantastic... love the colors.. i especailly like the winters tale with the shakespearan quote.. clever...-anne-

Josephine said...

What amazing inspiration!

And, just to show my age, I've got the David Essex Winter's Tale tune going through my head now ...

Marta said...

Really like the colours on your first card!
Happy New Year!!!
//Marta

Krafty Kows said...

Fab card and image. Lovely colouring. Happy New Year. Jeanette

Emma said...

Love your cards, especially the second one! Happy New Year to you :)

Tiiti said...

Wow you've been busy :) how gorgeous creations!

V.S. said...

The card is a real winter tale - i love the house theme so much!!!!

Claire Phillips said...

Fab selection of projects Brenda - that Thank you card is stunning! Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2011 - I can feel it's going to be a great one! Cheers Claire x

Nikki said...

Fantastic Creations they are just stunning
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

Minnamanna said...

Fantastic creations!
You are so talented!

craftymum said...

Wow so many comments. I just realized you have a blog hop! Gorgeous cards again Brenda. You really have been busy
hugs sarah x

Tabitha said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the first. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbi said...

What beautiful cards. I really love that winter scene. TFS

kitty said...

Hi
I Love your winters tale design all that winter feels like . Fantastic Artwork.
Best Wishes Kitty x

Craftnut said...

inspirational as always. Tracy x

Theresa said...

Lovely cards...great blog hop with Stampalot.

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful as always. Love the PB card, really wish I could see a bigger version of it! I'll be uploading to PB@Allsorts hopefully tonight, and hope to make a card for Sir Stampalot too before the end of the month.

Hugs
The Other Brenda

nnalorac said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love them all. Carolxx

Randi WS said...

Happy new year Brenda!
Your cards are all beautiful, thanks for sharing ;)
Lots of love, Randi WS

Lauren Colless said...

Happy new year Brenda!
I find all your work inspiring - beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us :)
Lauren

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Beautiful work and thanks for a chance to win!

Lorraine said...

Hi Brenda, this card is really stunning. Thanks for the blog hop and the lovely prizes. A Happy New Year to you

Laurie said...

Happy new year keep up the fantastic work Laurie x

Joy said...

they are wonderful

Rainmac said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, I love your style xxx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Lovely cards and all so very different. Hugs Tamara

Dora said...

O wow you've so busy here Brenda, and all so fantastic. Love the Thank You one, it's really elegant. ... Have to find me some time and hop along to the other girls. Hugs xxx

Suzi said...

Thanks for the reminder Brenda, your card is adorable, love the sentiment and the scene. Happy New Year to you and the family.
Hugs
Suzi x

Ashley said...

How nice!, I love it! thank you so much for the chance to win some candy!

Dora said...

Hi Brenda, ha ha I'm back, and hopping along now, thanks for your reminder, I hadn't noticed it's 'til tomorrow... Hugs xxx

ona_i_ja said...

Brenda, beautiful cards!
Hugs
Agnieszka

tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Your work is amazing I love your take on the theme of a winters tale and love the sparkle you have added.
Tracy

Linby said...

Gorgeous cards as always Brenda. You are such an inspiration. I love the words in the snow.
thanks for the chance to win in the blog hop.
Linbyx

Pinkcoke said...

Those stamps are fab - sewing is so on trend at the moment.
I adore your Penny Black love card, my favourite part is the posy you've created, its just so co-ordinated!

Larisa said...

Great cards!!! Love the papers you used for them)))
Hugs. Larisa.xxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. In particular the winter scene is just stunning. Enjoying the blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat xx

Vicky said...

Just about got my card done and joined the hop by the skin of my teeth...lol
Thanks for such a great hop Brenda, it's just me and my youngest here now so the distraction is a huge help, it's been lovely having eveyone home for the holidays....

Stunning cards Brenda, I found myself here earlier after some inspiration so double thanks
x
Vicky

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Brenda, Happy New Year. Wonderful creations as always. Think my favourite has to be the cold wintery Christmas scene. Would love to be in with a chance of winning some candy. Off for further snooping on the Blog Hop!!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

Jenny said...

Lovely creations as usual B. Thanks for the chance to win! Great hop!

Ann said...

Happy New Year Brenda - and thanks for letting us all know about the Sir Stampalot sale - oh I got the most fabulous stamps. Just gorgeous.
Love your creations.
Ann xxx

Miria said...

Fab creation, Brenda! Thank you, Miria xx

Edith said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win!
Edith

Love crafts forever said...

OMGoodnes! How beautiful this card is, love this image. I didn't know about Hop, till i enter my card, and it's last day. What a fun. Thanks for the Blog Hop.
Hugs Nataliya

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous Cards Brenda! Thanks so much for sharing. All Three have greaT layouTs and beauTiful embellishmenTs... (see whaT I did There?) lol :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Jocelyn said...

Fabulous cards :-)

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Your card has really inspired me to have a go at this challenge myself!

Yvette said...

I love the way you have used two verses on this card Brenda, as well as the lovely lay out and colours, they all work so well together for the theme x

Linda said...

Love the Penny Black Valentine card because it is very unusual love Linda

 
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