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:

Violets Corner said...

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

Hugs
Maarit

pinky said...

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...

E.T said...

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

liza said...

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

Dora said...

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

Jan Castle said...

Clever, clever, clever!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

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!!

Lauren Colless said...

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

Dawn said...

VEry SubtlE cluE....lovely cards

Clare *Littlebear* said...

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

Cathy said...

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

x
cathy fong

Anita said...

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

Mummylade said...

I love your colour combinations!

Nikbee said...

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

Nikki x

Lorraine said...

your cards are just beautiful..

Andrea6760 said...

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

Doreen said...

Your cards are beautiful.xxx

sunnysideup said...

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

Larisa said...

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

sandra said...

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

Craftnut said...

inspirational as always Brenda. Tracy x

Squirrel x said...

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

Lynda said...

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

Rainmac said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, you are so creative xxx

Marianne said...

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

workshopofniili said...

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!

cebelica said...

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

Mervi said...

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

Nannieflash said...

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

Tiiti said...

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

Pauline C said...

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

Annmaree (Emu) said...

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!

Tirpuunen said...

Such lovely cards!

Jacee said...

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

chris said...

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

AshKuku said...

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/)

Hazeyj said...

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

Ellie said...

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

Jeannie said...

Beautiful cards - loving the blog hop!
Jeannie x

Vicky said...

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

Selena said...

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

Selena x

ChickieChirps said...

Wow! Beautiful cards Brenda!

Arabella

Shirley said...

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

Deirdre said...

Lovely cards, love the image on the first one.

Steffi said...

Beautiful cards, especially the second one!

Paulette said...

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.

Sadilla said...

absolutely lovely cards dear...
hugs
Sadia

Debbie Johns said...

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

loftylass said...

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

Jenn K said...

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

vicki said...

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

Ellie said...

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!

Kras said...

Penny Black at Allsorts Blog Hop-Love the card

Giulia said...

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

Bye
Giulia

Katja said...

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

deesdesigns said...

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

Julye said...

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

KraftyKaren said...

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

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Claire x said...

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

Frea said...

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

Barbara Moore said...

Great cards!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

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

Linda said...

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

Clarkiebelle said...

Beautiful cards, Thanks Nicola

Kattiz said...

Lovly card!
Hugs Kattiz

snailzpace said...

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

ribenaruby said...

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

Sharon Peele said...

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

Mommy said...

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

Tracy said...

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

'The Crafting Owl' said...

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

Eve said...

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! :-)

Kat said...

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

Loreal Blondi said...

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

Ann said...

Both cards are just stunning.
Ann xxx

Kathleen said...

Hi Brenda...Two fabulous cards

Linda W said...

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

donna mikasa said...

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

LillaMinne said...

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!

Louise said...

Lovely cards and cute prize too!

Louis C.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards!

Jennifer

Helen said...

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

Helen said...

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

Sharon said...

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

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

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

Jean McKenzie said...

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

Edith said...

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

Marta said...

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

Paula said...

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

Katherine said...

Gorgeous cards. Your copic coloring is fabulous. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love your work

lovetomakecards said...

Love the coloring on the cards. Very nice.

JJ said...

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

butlersabroad said...

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

Hugs
Brenda

PatR said...

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

Marion said...

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

Louisa said...

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

Jules said...

Great work Brenda as always.

Love them both very much.

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Julie said...

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

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Too adorable!

Julia said...

Love your work!!!

Elin said...

Love your cards. Ty for sharing them!

osirisandloki said...

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

Merry said...

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

Christy Beans said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, gorgeous cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Booknplays said...

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!

Curlybear said...

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

Have a great week,
Hugs Bridget :)x

Theresa Kamp said...

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

Whisper said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

- - Sheryl - - said...

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

Yvonne Russell said...

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.

Doug & Liz said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Some great ideas here.

Liz

Tracey Brossart said...

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

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

sparklygirl-Tina said...

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

kathleen said...

Beautiful cards.

Kathleen x

Chrysalis said...

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

scrapperjulia said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

little man's momma said...

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

otomys said...

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

Juls said...

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

Amy Li said...

Super cool prizes. And your cards are awesome!

Christine said...

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

smiles Christine xx

Beryl said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

Grenouille Greetings said...

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

mckinkle said...

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

Yenni Natalia said...

Love the unique colour combo for your first card :)

Leslee said...

Great cards/

Leslee in MT

bradsmom06 said...

Wow your cards are just stunning!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

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

hugs

xxalisonxx

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards!

Pinkllilac said...

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

bramblesmummy said...

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

Lu CY said...

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

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

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

Craftycat said...

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 :)

annies place said...

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

Dezinaworld said...

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

Khin Hnin said...

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

Hugs,
Khin

Esther said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Katarina said...

Love that decoupaged look. What a fab idea.

Minnamanna said...

So beautiful cards!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Dawn said...

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

 
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