Saturday, 17 September 2011

Inky workshop and reminder about C&C



Good Morning all, hopefully Blogger is behaving and this will pop up on time as I am taking yet another workshop at Sir Stampalot today for some blog buddies, plus a few more ladies as well, so an inky session is planned as usual.

A final little reminder that you can see Stamp Addicts programme on C & C at 10am and 3pm tomorrow (Sunday). It's the last Christmas programme................how scary is that............ so don't forget to tune in or remember to record the show for lots of inspiration.

This week at Allsorts Nicola is hosting her first challenge with us and has come up with the super theme of "Alter/recycle something", one that fits nicely into my comfort zone. And Nicola will be at my workshop today so it will be wonderful to get to now her.

So for my project out came the corrugated............. much to hubby's annoyance I have a habit of ripping pieces off boxes and packaging and have a growing stash of it, but you never know when a piece will come in handy and it's so useful for vintage feel projects. Here I have used it as my base for the piece distressed with TH tea dye, then randomly stamped with various worker stamps and Penny Black 2827K Song Bird as my main image.


Another share of this cute little Gnome which is on one of the stamp sets from Stamp Addicts. I so enjoyed working with these cute little fellows. And what a fun sentiment on this one as well, They are designed for New Home cards, but I did some in reds and they become Santa's little helpers very nicely.

Enjoy your weekend and whatever you have planned, lets hope the weather is kind.


31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Brenda and especially love the first one. I have a recycling bag too which my hubby scratches his head about but I have to have it as I love corrugated card.
    Have a lovely day and wish I could come along.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. oh brenda you always make such amazing cards and these are no exception just love the recycling on the first one and just love that wee knome he is so cute really gorgeous work hun,hugs cherylxxxxxxxx

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  3. Greate cards, lovely colorcomposition :O)

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  4. Beautiful cards Brenda , I love the colours on the 1st one

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  5. Gorgeous cards as always Brenda. FAbulous colours and designs, I especially like the first one. Lots of lovely texture. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

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  6. Oops.. I have that habit too,and a great big pile of "handy" stuff.Your card looks great and the corrugated card idea means nothing in our house will get thrown out now!!
    The little gnome is so cute, can't wait to see the rde and green ones! Ruth x

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  7. Great card Brenda. I love how you've used recycled packaging for the first one.
    Have a fab time at Sir Stampalot today.
    Clare x

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  8. That PB bird on a branch is one of my favourite stamps love how you have used it here. Great use of corrugated always adds great texture. Have fun with your group today XOXO Zoe

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  9. Hope you have a good weekend of workshops, Brenda. My friend, Sylvia came to one a few weeks ago and was raving about them.
    I love using corrugated card, it really adds lovely texture doesn't it. Both cards are great.
    Hugs Lisax

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  10. Hi Brenda, great cards, as usual. Love the vintage feel of the first, great use of corrugated cardboard and chuckled at your description of the backing stamps as 'worker stamps' - I have a number of these in my collection too. The gnome is just so cute - and I will most definitely be recording the shows tomorrow. I'd love to be attending your workshop but I wasn't even fit enough to attend the craft retreat I had booked for this weekend ... sigh. Elizabeth x

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  11. Both your cards are just lovely! I really like what you did with the corrugated cardboard...neat! That gnome is so adorable too - just look at him! Awwww! Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. I had to chuckle over your corrugated card squirelling - my husband now presents me with his empty medicine bottles & watches in amusement as I cut the tops off to make little trays for "in use" gluey toothpicks or needle glue tip unblockers, spare oddments etc...... He recycles margarine tubs without a second thought these days! Hope you've had a wonderful inky time. I've been wielding the wallpaper paste brush. Love the worker stamps background in the first with the rustic colours. I'm slowly becoming a gnome convert.......
    Paula (PEP)

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  13. Gorgeous card Brenda, love the corrugated card, adds such a fab dimension to your card. As for the gnome, he is wonderful, so cute x

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  14. Gorgeous cards. I love the corrugated card on the first one - I'll be ripping up some of our spare packing boxes I think, and the sentiment on the second is fab.
    Nikki x

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  15. Hi Brenda
    Two really fabulous designs, love your images too. So gorgeous. The gnome is really cute.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  16. Brenda there is nothing you cant do! These cards are smashing. Lee xx

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  17. I love how you have torn the corrugated card in the first card.....that is what I should have done with a card I created yesterday. Again what a fun gnome....you do these so well Brenda.

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  18. Beautiful cards Brenda, and thanks so much for today, it was a joy to be there learning new stuff and properly meeting you!
    I don't get the opportunity to attend classes often as my OH gets distressed if left with the kids all day!
    Love Nicola xxx

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  19. Hi Brenda, thank you for a fantastic day today, I had such a good time even if I covered everything I touched with ink smudges! I hope to put all the techniques you taught me into practice only a lot cleaner!
    Gorgeous cards, the gnome sentiment is fab

    Hugs Laurie x

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  20. Two different but beaut cards Brenda, I love the great painted/sketched feel of the first, and the adorable gnome of the second!

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  21. Wow beautiful Brenda, two total different cards, my favorite is the first one. But the gnome is also adorable and cute.
    Lovely greet Marja

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  22. Hi Brenda,
    thanks for your visit and lovely comment I so appreciate them....Your cards as always are stunning,love the first one,but I'm swayed to the second one love the image and the sentiment is fabulous...Hope you had a great time yesterday at your class...
    Mandy x

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  23. hi Brenda. its Pam here from the workshop on Saturday! I had a great day, thank you so much! My first time with a brayer so it was great to learn something new! Can't believe how messy I got though!! Love your little card, great colour combo, I thought you didnt like blue!! Pam x

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  24. Hi Brenda
    another two lovely cards, love what you have done with the corrugated cardboard. I had to laugh when I read that your husband (like mine), get's annoyed with your stash of cardboard, mine tries' to place it in the re-cycling before I get a chance to hang on to it lol.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  25. Hi Brenda, just popped over to say hi, and there is the usual feast of gorgeousness on here! Hope you are well,
    hugs
    En xx

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  26. gosh! what a striking card!

    i love bird-images so much...and your style looks fantastic!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  27. gorgeous cards!!! Love the texture of your first card! Hugs Juls

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  28. Two stunning cards !

    *Hugs from Inger*

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