Thursday, 13 January 2011

Update from Fantasy Land


Hello Peeps, hope you are all well.

First I must thank you for all your lovely words and kind messages about my shoulder........... it's still a pain in the rear holding me up, but I think I will have a unique new project to show you......it's not quite ready yet but I reckon it just might be a first........an altered art sling...........it's taking on a nice colour with plenty of distressing round the edges where I lean on my craft desk so my fingers can get crafty......amazing what you can achieve it the will is strong enough. But seriously, I am keeping the typing to a minimum because the necessary position hurts too much.


So just a couple of shares, the first using another new one from Hero Arts CG273 which I stamped with versafine back and embossed with detail clear, then masked and stamped Art Impression P2975 Cityscape. Then some sponging and stamped leaves and path also Art Impression stamps, flowers made with organize ribbon and Hero Arts S5449 Fabulous Flourish stamped onto the DP which is from stash. This is for the following challenges:

Simon Says - Sketch
Fresh Brewed - Black white plus one (green)
Moving Along with the Times - Make your dreams come true (NY is one of the places I have never been but always wanted to so this is my dream today)

My second share uses My Minds Eye DP's, nesties hearts and Penny Black 4-23K Love is in the Message stamped with Memento Lady Bug. Flowers, punched butterflies and Penny Black 3322D I Love You for the sentiment. This is for the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesdays - Sketch and wings
Old but a Goodie - Bright and cheerful
Scrapbook Sisters - Hearts desire
Glitterbabes - Anything goes (I glittered the butterflies and leaves)

49 comments:

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous! Love the flower its gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Julie said...

Oh Brenda,what have you been up to......
I haven't had much time to call by lately,need to get back into the swing. I love the colours of both of your cards,they are so unusual,the flowers you've created on the first one are soft yet stricking and the hearts are so beautifully created in their layers. Thanks also for joining this weeks challenge at Scrapbooksisters. Rest that arm up,hope it's soon recovered,Julie.x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda - 2 more fba card s.. and i am pushed to pick my fave .. but think the elegance of the first one and the skyline - just does it for me.
Look forward to seeing a pic of the sling lol.. do you think the NHS might catch on to that idea ?
Probably too costly lol
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Oldie but a goodie this week
Lisa ;)

Jackie said...

2 beautiful cards, but the green one is brilliant, I love it. Can't wait to see your "altered art" sling :o)
Jackie xx

Linapyssel said...

Oh Brenda, you have to sit still and rest!!!! I know..easier said then done right!!??
I think you are one iron lady beeing so strong that you are creating the most beautiful cards...and those lime colored flowers...awwww
Please get better Brenda!!
many hugs Lina!
I´m so sad that I didn´t had the time to follow thrugh on the Sir Stampalot bloghop! The computor was down for a while and then time ran away from me!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

very pretty. love the way you did that heart.

thank you so much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge.

Lynda said...

Good to hear your still able to craft - don't be overdoing it though. Two gorgeous cards here and that organza flower is so pretty.

Love Lynda xxx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Two fabulous card indeed!! And all made with an injured wing! Love the color combo and flower on your first card. So glad you joined us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Linda

Anonymous said...

WHOA these are beautiful Brenda!

I Love the colours in the first, the lime and black really pop and I love that silhouetted image!

The love heart card is awesome too, the blue and red are great togeether too!!

Sorry to hear the arms still acting up, take care!!!

Jacee said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, that green one is so classy, I love it and the tags on the second finish it off nicely, superb!
You look after yourself Brenda, try and get a bit of rest.
Hugs Jacee

A Vintage Chic said...

I'm so sorry about your shoulder, Brenda! Pain like that is just horrible--hope it gets resolved quickly, my friend!

Your cards are just beautiful, as always! Wishing you a joyful and pain-free day!

Julie

Teresa said...

Lovely cards Brenda, I just love the first one, take it easy,
Teresa x

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda,such clever stamping with those beautiful ladies.So sorry to hear you're in such pain with your shoulder. I hope its better soon.
Claire xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I really love the valentine card - gorgeous!
Hugs, Clare x

martina's kaartjes said...

Great, elegant cards ! great job,
greetings, martina
x

Anonymous said...

Brenda these are gorgeous...
I adore the heart
x
vicky

Hazeyj said...

Your shoulder still giving you gyp? Have you been to GP? You make me giggle at the thought of your sling being dipped in inks and glue and becoming a work of art! Your cards are as gorgeous as ever but maybe you need to spend some time propping up the bar at 'The Crafters Arms' and relaxing.Good luck with your challenges, hugs, Hazelx

Rainmac said...

Ooohhh Brenda, they are both fabulous. So glad you are managing to adapt to your poor shoulder, ooohhh it makes me wince to think of the pain you're in bless you. Thank you for taking the time to show us your beautiful creations xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow! I love the first card - a fabulous image and the colours you've used are very classy. The second one is very pretty too, great design.

I do hope your shoulder gets better quickly. I'm amazed that you are managing to keep crafting! Take care! xx

Helen said...

Lovely cards, hope to see your decorated sling soon, lol!
Still not mentioning the f word... esp in view of the weekend opponents!

Sally H said...

Wow! You can do this with a dislocated shoulder?! You amaze me. Stunning work. Love them both. Such lovely colour combos

Anesha said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the second one!

Juls said...

such gorgeous cards!!! Love the first one the green and black together is just so classy!!! Love the silhouettes...and those roses are fabulous!!! gorgeous work as always....I am amazed that this has been created with your arm in a sling!!! you are amazing!! Hugs Juls

Nannieflash said...

Wow Brenda for someone with just one arm youve achieved two stunning and beautiful cards. They are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Saskia said...

Beautiful cards, so elegant!

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Saskia :)

Sue said...

Love both of your cards, especially the flower on the first one, and the colours on the second one. Thanks for joining in with Scrapbook Sisters Hearts Desire Challenge
Sue xx

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards. I love the colours on the second and the image on the first is so elegant.

Nikki x

Pami said...

I love both these cards, the first one is amazing, I love that image and your flowers are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

chris said...

Hi B these are really beautiful, but really you should be resting. hugs chris xx

Heather said...

Your first card is so lovely and elegant!
Your second is beautifully sweet and shabby chic! That is about the only word I remember from french class :D

Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, lovely cards, I like the heart card with the blue and red together and the little tags. Sorry to hear you're in pain with your shoulder - hope it's better soon. Linda x

Beryl said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda but I have to say the first is my favourite. I love the main image and the swirl is fabulous. The flowers are lovely too.
Looking forward to seeing the altered sling. Could be a whole new trend.
Beryl xx

Dora said...

O wow Brenda, these are fantastic cards, love that close up of that beautiful ribbon flower! Hope you'll be feeling better soon. Hugs xxx

Nicola said...

Brenda I am loving both these cards they are so beautiful. Colour combination work so well togehter and that green flower is lovely. You are so very clever. Hugs Nicola xx
PS hope you sort your arm out soon.

Kat said...

These are both gorgeous Brenda. Love those organza flowers. It's amazing what you can do even while you're strung up in a sling. Your sling should soon look quite interesting lol!

Take care,

Kat xx

Merry said...

So sorry to hear you are in pain Brenda. But what stunning cards you are still creating. Love the green colour and the flowers of the first card....and a great fold for the second.

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful cards Brenda especially with a dodgy shoulder. Do be careful that you don't over do it.
luv
Debby

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

poor Brenda , where not even out of January and the gremlins are in the works, so sorry about your shoulder...shouldn't you be resting it ,not crafting and typing, very naughty. Hope your on the mend soon.
Love your cards so very stylish, love those high society ladies.
janex

Burbulex said...

Great, elegant cards !

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, I love the organza flowers on the first creation and the foilage stamping. Fabulous colour combo on the second. good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda !! I absolutely LOVE the black/lime one ,,, fabulous colour combo and the silhouette is beautiful ! the 2nd one is beautiful too ,, love the red/aqua combo :-)

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

Lorraine A said...

oops ,, am so sorry hunny ,, I was admiring your cards so much I forgot to mention your poorly arm ,, :-( hope you feel better soon and am looking forward to seeing a piccy of your sling !! :) xx

Claire Phillips said...

Lovely projects Brenda - take care of yourself and that poor shoulder! Cheers Claire x

Sussie said...

A very lovely Valentine card!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous makes Brenda - love the green and black together, very elegant.
Like you I want to go to NY and in fact should have been there for new year but couldn't go. Hope you take steps to make your dream come true.
Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT this week
and good luck.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jennie Reedy said...

very pretty card, thanks for joining us at FBW

Francesca said...

Fantastic cards Brenda ,

Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

ileana said...

Thank you for playing with us at Glitterbabe´s Challenge this week, gorgeous card! love the colors and the details you added.
Hope you feel better soon, hugs,

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is just totally gorgeous hun!! I love your pretty details on both creations!! Lovely design and thanks for sharing this with us at Glitterbabe's challenges!!HUGS