Saturday, 22 January 2011

Penny Black at Allsorts Blog Hop


Morning everyone, it's time for the Penny Black at Allsorts Blog Hop and also a new challenge at Allsorts.


At the Hop we havE lots of fabulous prizes on offEr and really hope you will all join in the fun. When you reach my blog you should have arrived from Mervi's blog and after you pick up my letter cluE......hidden amongst this post.....you need to head over to visit Shirley. If you get lost along thE way at any point you can always go back to the challEnge blog and start afresh.

Here is what I have on offer for the winnEr of my part of the hop, all you need to do to be in with a chancE of winning this cutE stamp set is leave mE a comment on this post.


For my Allsorts DT piece I have used another favourite Penny Black 40-125 Thinking of You coloured with Copics and decoupaged with three layers. The DP is October Afternoon and the flower and leaves are cut using a Cuttlebug quilling die set.

And my second card is just a bit of indulgence really, messing around with inks and the brayer and the first inking up for one of the stamps delivered recently from Dick over at PB Stamps...........a really oldie that I was so thrilled to find.......the code tells you just how old......Penny Black 386H called Knapsack Corner which I coloured lightly with Copics. The sentiment is PB 3904F Life which I stamped onto a spotlight and brayered to carry the background shading and ran a squiggly line freehand round the edges. And of course good old Art Impression ducks........well half of them anyhow.

148 comments:

  1. Oh, they are gorgeous Brenda! The Knapsack Corner is a great find, it's just wonderful.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  2. Gorgeous creations as always Brenda. Hope you have prepared yourself for my rubbish words, not very good at these things but I might give you a laugh lol. Hopping on...

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  3. Oh such great cards! LOVE the second card!!!

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  4. gorgeous creations brenda,as always,i really love your 2nd card with the sentiment,and how you have the image in the corner it is stunning
    love n hugs
    liza
    xox

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  5. O wow these cards are simply gorgeous, love the second one mostly, it's so elegant. Hugs xxx

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  6. Both beautiful cards! LOVE how you did the sentiment panel on the second card with the background image following through on the panel - really, really lovely!
    Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the PB Blog Hop and for the chance to win some awesome prizes! :-) Good luck everyone!!

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  7. Love those cards - I really MUST get my brayer back out... Very lovely as always:)

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  8. VEry SubtlE cluE....lovely cards

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  9. Beautiful card Brenda.
    I really love the second card!
    Thank you for your letter, I think I have guessed it correctly!
    Hugs, Clare x

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  10. Beautiful colouring. i love the colour combination u use. love all cards!
    thanks for sharing, brenda.

    x
    cathy fong

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  11. 2 beautifull cards! Thanks for a chance to win. X Anita

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  12. I love your colour combinations!

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  13. Gorgeous cards. I love the colours on the second card.

    Nikki x

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  14. your cards are just beautiful..

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  15. Thanks for being part of the blog hop for us..I would love to win the prize from your blog because I love shEEp, and sure hope I found the right lEttEr!

    For fooling around with inks, you actually made my jaw drop when I saw your beautiful second card! All of the detail and the verse are wonderful together. Its gorgeous!

    *Hugs*
    ~Andrea

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  16. Your cards are beautiful.xxx

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  17. Very nice cards,love the colours on the 2nd card.

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  18. Brenda, so cute card!!!! Love this image - it is so home))

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  19. I loooove your cards!
    Thanks for letter and for fun!
    Hopping on...
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  20. inspirational as always Brenda. Tracy x

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  21. Gorgeous cards hun - love how you have used the young girl image, and your sunset card is amazing! Hugs Sxx

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  22. I absolutely adore both cards Brenda but have got to say the 2nd one is just amazing and so clever how you've followed the inking through onto the sentiment.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, you are so creative xxx

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  24. Hi Brenda,
    Your cards are so great! Like them both. Different style, i like it!
    THanks for the blog hop!
    Marianne

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  25. great cards, Brenda! I liked your little trick to open the letter! :-D i have a lot of fun while playing, and keep hopping with real pleasure!

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  26. Beautiful cards; I especially like the second one. I love the sentiment and the colours. Well done!

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  27. Lovely card! hope you're ok!
    Happy hopping;-))m

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  28. Hi Brenda, wow two gorgeous card, I love them both and your design and colouring as always is stunning.
    Hope the shoulder is begining to feel better. With love and hugs Shirleyx

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  29. So gorgeous cards! And what a fabulous and cute prize. I like the beautiful Gandhi citation on the card #two so much.

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  30. 2 fabulous card Brenda - I esp love the second one, it is so arty and delicate. Thanks also for your darling prize on offer - so cute!
    Hugs
    Pauline x

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  31. How awesome!

    I love the decoupaged image, I am always in awe at someone that can do something so intricately! It looks beautiful!

    and I love that sunset card, so cool!!!

    I love the penny black stuff, will have to go back hop on and join the challenges now I have some PB stamps!

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  32. Two super cards Brenda, how classy is the second one, love it!
    Hugs Jacee

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  33. both so special, love them,love how you have done the sunset, brill work as usual. hugs chris xx

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  34. Love the Appealing Nature on this card..... It feels very calm & nice... Thanks for sharing the yummies.... Hopping!!! Wishes & Hugs))))

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  35. Love both the card Brenda and I might just do the blog hop too!Hazel x

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  36. Beautiful cards, especially the second one! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  37. Beautiful cards - loving the blog hop!
    Jeannie x

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  38. Two beautiful cards again Brenda, I really love the effect on the second one...
    Enjoy your weekend
    x
    vicky

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  39. Your cards are lovely - and so different!
    SOOO many more bookmarks today!

    Selena x

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  40. Wow! Beautiful cards Brenda!

    Arabella

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  41. Hi Brenda.
    At last I am managing to get hopping.
    Sorry to stress you this morning and thanks for all your help.
    I love your card and am sure I have this image somewhere myself. I love the Blues and Brown's together they work so well. I am a bit of a colour match freek and the colours caught my eye.
    So pretty.
    I am off to finish my hopping.

    Shirley

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  42. Lovely cards, love the image on the first one.

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  43. Beautiful cards, especially the second one!

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  44. Brenda,
    the sheep are so cute, I haven't used many border stamps, but would love to try them. I guess the stampamajig would be the way to go with them to keep them straight. LOL Thanks for a chance to win your stamps.

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  45. absolutely lovely cards dear...
    hugs
    Sadia

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  46. Hi Brenda,Beautiful cards as always.The image is so deep in thought-gorgeous.Thank you for the chance to win your fab prizes.Take care.Debbie x

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  47. Beautiful cards Brenda. the girl stamp is so cute but I love the knapsack corner stamp (one I must have methinks!!)
    HW
    x

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  48. What wonderful cards and this hop is so fun! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

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  49. Love the cards. I want to know how you did the second one.

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  50. Hi Brenda,

    these are both so gorgeous! Love your coloring, fabulous sketch on the first card and what beautiful scene you made on the second card with those pretty background colors!

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  51. Penny Black at Allsorts Blog Hop-Love the card

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  52. This is my first blog hop! I write your letter clue and now I'm going to continue hop!

    Bye
    Giulia

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  53. Very lovely cards you made!!! I love the stamps!
    Greetings from The Netherlands, Europe
    Hugs, Katja

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  54. OMG - you are one talented crafter! I especially liked the card with the verse - simple but just gorgeous

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  55. Fab cards and all so different and love that border stamp and wee sheep too thanks for sharing.

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  56. Both cards are really lovely - I especially love the second card.

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  57. Love your projects.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  58. Lovely cards and great prize on offer too. Hugs, Claire x

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  59. Hi Brenda, love your cards and that stamp is just soo funny. Hugs, Frea

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  60. I love what you did with this pb little girl, I have this one so thanks for the inspiration. Hope your shoulder is no giving you too much gip!
    janex

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  61. Both cards are very nice! But that birthday card with all its layers is very special!

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  62. beautiful cards! i love the serenity of the sunset scene.

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  63. Lovely creations Brenda. Great handrawn detail on the 2nd one, fabby! Ruby x

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  64. Wow, both of your cards are gorgeous!!! I love your choice of colors!! Awesome job!!!

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  65. What a stunning card! Love PB stamps so much!
    On with the hop - love the way you "hid" your letter! So clever! :)

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  66. Two really gorgeous creations Brenda, I haven't seen any of the images before, they are both really lovely.
    Hope your feeling some improvement with the shoulder.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  67. Ewe really are a star to be offering a great prize!!!! Great card, love the background.

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  68. what a beatuiful coloring on your 2nd card, and luv the color combination for the 1st card!! They are both luvly!! Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful prize! :-)

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  69. These cards are both gorgeous Brenda. The image on the first one is so sweet and the second is very elegant. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

    Kat xx

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  70. So lovely cards! ...and fine prizes... :)

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  71. Both cards are just stunning.
    Ann xxx

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  72. Hi Brenda...Two fabulous cards

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  73. Hi Brenda, both cards are lovely. My fav is the second one, love the image and the brayering. Linda x

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  74. Wonderful cards, Brenda! I love how you brayered the background!

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  75. Oh, you inspire me to get my ink pads and play around to create backgrounds just like yours. Its nice to be reminded of that technique. Lovely card!

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  76. Lovely cards and cute prize too!

    Louis C.

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  77. Hi Brenda
    Thank you for a chance to win a prize. Also I like your Cards.
    Helen

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  78. You have a lovely blog, thanks for being part of the blog hop.

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  79. Both beautiful cards, and that first stamp is especially sweet.

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  80. mmm so lovley the cards - the brayering and masking on second a great and deceptively simple idea... I looove the cute little sheep stamp with a great spring in their step!!
    Shaz in oz.xx

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  81. Both gorgeous cards! Love the colours in the first card especially. Love the prize stamp too - have not seen that one before!

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  82. Great card, love the colors! Sweet price, too!!

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  83. I really like the colours on the cards! :)
    //Marta

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  84. Really lovely cards, and a great prize! Hope your arm's getting better.

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  85. Gorgeous cards. Your copic coloring is fabulous. TFS!

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  86. Love the coloring on the cards. Very nice.

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  87. I love the coloring on the 2nd card. It is very creative.

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  88. Beautiful creations Brenda, gotta love Dick @ PBStamps. How's your arm holding up? VEry dEvious of you with your lEtter!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  89. Amazing cards Brenda!! Hope your arm is feeling better. xx

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  90. Two amazing cards Brenda. What a fabulous find with that corner knapsack stamp. Love it.
    Marion

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  91. Cute cards - love the stamps that you are giving away - hope I win! Louisa

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  92. Great work Brenda as always.

    Love them both very much.

    I hope you had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  93. You've made a lovely vintage card. The colours are lovely!

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  94. Love your cards. Ty for sharing them!

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  95. I love the way you hid the 'Letter" ! great blog i love it!

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  96. Lovely cards Brenda.....I really love how you raise part of the images. I must remember to try that on my cards.

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  97. Beautiful - I love the effect of the popped-up sentiment brayered with the background. Even if it were 1-dimensional it's beautiful! =)

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  98. Love seeing the technique you've used on the 2nd card. Thanks for the blog hop
    Cheers
    Cynthia

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  99. Fabulous, gorgeous cards Brenda.
    luv
    Debby

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  100. The first card includes one of my favorite stamps. I love the way you colored it. Like the technique used on the second card. Need to try that!

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  101. Wow beautiful cards, fabulous techniques, and I would also like to thank you for your lovely comment,

    Have a great week,
    Hugs Bridget :)x

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  102. Hi
    I rEally Enjoyed your card and Effort
    thank you
    Krafty Kamp

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  103. Absolutely stunning cards, and a great blog hop too, Luv Sam x

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  104. Both cards are so beautiful, love that brayered background, thank you for visiting my blog.
    Kevin xx

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  105. I lovE how you did the imagE! Fabulous!
    I think I will givE it a try!
    thanks Sheryl

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  106. Oh what fun. Your cards are gorgeous. I was interested in the brayer idea, as I have never actually used one... very effective. Also interesting to see the Cuttlebug quilling die flower.

    Love the cute Penny Black giveaway stamps... so generous of you.

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  107. Your cards are gorgeous. Some great ideas here.

    Liz

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  108. Such beautiful cards, love the image and the color combo you used on the first one! Stunning job! :D

    ♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

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  109. What a great idea Brenda for the blog hop - must take organisation!! So here I am hopping along! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Tina

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  110. Hi Brenda - love your work, but particularly the masked card - really beautiful! x

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  111. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

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  112. Beautiful card and love the stamps you have for grabs! Well off to the next stop.

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  113. Stunning cards as always, Brenda. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card making talent. Thanks for the blog hop.
    Amelia x

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  114. such beautiful beautiful cards!!! Love your braired creation, beautiful and magical....inspirational work as always!!! Hugs Juls

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  115. Super cool prizes. And your cards are awesome!

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  116. Awwww Brenda stunning PB creation gorgeous colour combo fab DPs love it..thanks for a great hop.

    smiles Christine xx

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  117. Hi Brenda - two fab cards. The first is such a sweet image and beautiful papers to go with it. The second is what I love to see you do - all that masking and stamping - I so wush I could do that. And I love the roses one in the post below. I'm amazed you can still produce lovely work like this with your arm in a sling. Hope it gets better soon.
    Beryl xx

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  118. Your cards are lovely. I think the new PB stamps are really nice. Thanks for the blog hop.

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  119. Two lovely cards. The first is so whimsical. The second is really clever actually. I love how your background overlaps the sentiment. And BTW - your mask from your last post is pretty darn awesome too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  120. Beautiful cards Brenda, the teal colour of the retro one is stunning but your brayering work gets my vote this week. I am so loving the beautiful soft shades youve used for the card and the sentiment also is perfect!
    Happy hopping!
    Keryn x

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  121. Love the unique colour combo for your first card :)

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  122. Wow your cards are just stunning!!!

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  123. Gorgeous, sweet cards! I love them both, and both so different! Great colouring and stunning images :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  124. Gorgeous card Brenda love the colouring and beautiful image, the detail is lovely.
    Hugs Linda

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  125. love your cards Brenda specially the first one,
    This is my first blog hop so onwards I go........
    Looking forward for the chance to win goodies

    Heather x

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  126. Belas criações! eu me encantei mais com o primeiro!
    Abraços!

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  127. Beautiful card hun! thanks for sharing! off hopping! carlyann xx

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  128. As ever your cards are lovely - I really love the brayer, as yet it is something that I have not been brave enough to try myself, I might have to have a play soon though :)

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  129. Beautiful cards,can't believe I've used the prize image for my card.
    Love your blog Ann x

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  130. beautiful work its a gorgeous card
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs June

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  131. Hi Brenda! Pretty card :D love the coloring and the flower (: Thanks for the giveaway too! :D

    Hugs,
    Khin

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  132. Hi Brenda..have been so busy at work haven't had time to blog.. .so glad I got in just in time for the PB hop! Love your cards - especially the brayered one..gorgeous..thanks for the oportunity and inspiration Esther xx

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  133. No wonder SO many coments. I love them the brayered one particularly however the card colouring is really good it looks so 3D with all the shading

    Love Dawn xx

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  134. Love that decoupaged look. What a fab idea.

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  135. So beautiful cards!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  136. That is a beautiful card. Thanks for the giveaway! jazzygirl217@gmail.com

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