Saturday, 1 October 2011

Lot's going on..............


Good morning peeps, I'm not sure where to start here, so much going on today, three new challenges to tell you about................Stampalot and Penny Black at Allsorts monthly challenges as well as the weekly one at Allsorts..................and it's my wedding anniversary so there just might be a meal out tonight, but that rather depends on how hubby is feeling as he's still not 100% plus my MS seems to having a bit of a hissy fit again.

So it's going to be a bit of a heavy post, but at least it's Saturday so some of you might be able to grab a coffee and have a leisurely read.

I will start with the little gift set above which is my make for Stampalot Challenge theme is 'Food Glorious Food', basically your project can be anything with an association to food. The poinsettia is a pretty old image from Penny Black 1289J Grand Poinsettia, which I stamped onto Nitwits DP twice and decoupaged. The sentiment which I really love is Stampendous CRQ146 here here and the band around the jar is stamped with Prickly Pear HH0065 here. And is anyone wondered what's in the jar, preserved Victoria plums from the orchard - well that''s what we call it.....about 30 trees in total, so not a proper orchard in the run of things here in the Fens.


Next up is my DT piece for Penny Black at Allsorts where we have some Autumnal photo inspiration on offer, I could happily make cards with this colour way all year so I was totally at home with this one. The main image in Penny Black 3231K Snowy Park......yes it is a Crimbo stamp but I figure there was no reason why it can't not double up for other times of the year with the right colours. I masked a piece of gloss cardstock round the edges so I left a piece in the centre about the size of the stamp, added a sun and brayered Adirondack butterscotch, sunset orange and meadow and added a bit more depth by sponging ginger through the trees.


And last but by no means least at Allsorts Helene would like us to 'Use at least five flowers' on our work. So out came this gorgeous stamp from the new releases from La Blanch called Wandering Amongst Daisies here. I fell in love with this image the moment I saw it and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, in fact I made quite a few using her. For this one I stamped onto Fabriano watercolour card, coloured with Aquamarkers and added background colour and a little fence, some swirls and five punched daisies and finito !


Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned.

54 comments:

  1. loved your card's and the jam bottle wow its amazing,thanks for the inspiration .

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  2. these creations are so beautiful!

    Greetings, Jaimy

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  3. Beautiful cards Brenda :) enjoy your special day
    Von x

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  4. Wow, these are gorgeous Brennda, I love the decorated jar and matching card x

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  5. wowzer!!! what an incredible collection of gorgeous makes!!! Hugs Juls

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  6. Wow, B. they are really lovely all three of them - love the gift set and what a clever idea to 3D the lid like that to match!
    Love the snowy park as an autumnal scene with brayer is a great one out of left filed and might have a go at the flowers challenge if I have time..
    We will see!! thanks for sharing and pray you both are more chipper soon and able to enjoy the anniversary dinner out - even it is not on THE day love Shaz in oz.x

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  7. Three stunning projects Brenda,the decorated jam jar is fab along with the matching card.The other two cards are equally beautiful.

    Happy Anniversary.xxx

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  8. Beautiful creations Brenda! Love the colours on the cards and the 3D effect on the gift set, hope you'll both feel better soon.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  9. so nice, this bottle decoration! and the cards are fabulous!

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  10. Поздравляю с годовщиной свадьбы ! Счастья и любви !!!

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  11. Very beautiful! I like the last one very much!!! Sorry. my english is not so good((((

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  12. Gosh where to start, they are all absolutely stunning, I am just starting a jam card/tag and decorating the jar as I have been making some jam this last few days. I say some, over 40 jars at last count! So will enter the finished result into the comp at Sir Stampalot. The sunset through the woods is so magical I love it. And the card with the beautiful image of the girl in the flowers is gorgeous too. Hugs Heidi have a nice evening and congrats on you anniversary. xx

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  13. Your autumnal card is just stunning Brenda. I love everything about it.

    Shirley

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  14. Wow these are fabulous Brenda, so elegant and beautiful all of them... hope you're well enough both of you to be able to go out.. Happy Anniversary xxx

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  15. Fabulous artwork! Have a great weekend!

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  16. OOOHHHH I absolutely love plum jam, I bet that tastes delicious!

    I love the card and giftset you made with it, beautiful poinsettia, and theres just something about gingham that makes you think of picnics and food right? awesome!

    Your other two cards are gorgeous as well, so admire your work!

    Happy Anniversary and have a brilliant weekend! xoxo

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  17. Happy Anniversary - hope you both feel better soon! Love all your cards here.

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  18. Первая открытка очень вкусная)))

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  19. Beautiful cards! The first creation is amazing!

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  20. Three fabulous cards, and that gorgeous jar too! I love them all Brenda! Happy Anniversary - hope you and Eddy are both well enough to celebrate in style!

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  21. Happy Anniversary Brenda and Eddy, I do hope your both well enought to celebrate and have a wonderful time.

    And all three creations are totally scrumptious, I love them all. I love the first a delicious gift. The Autumnal colours of the second go so well with the stamped image. Beautiful detail and shape for the last one.

    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  22. Happy Anniversary Brenda!!
    Love the cards and the jar is fab too.
    Hope you and your hubby get out tonight for a meal :)
    Hugs Lora xx

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  23. This all looks absolutely gorgeous Brenda. Love it all to bits and I adore the La Blanche stamp which I succumbed to recently.
    Hope you and hubby feel a bit better soon.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  24. Happy Anniversary!!
    Such gorgeous creations Brenda, loving them all, the gift set I think is my favorite one with the beautiful sketch and designer paper and how the poinsettia is made with the same paper as the backing paper. The embossing looks fabulous on the second card and great shapes on the easel card! The colors are all so beautiful!

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  25. Happy Anniversary!!
    Such gorgeous creations Brenda, loving them all, the gift set I think is my favorite one with the beautiful sketch and designer paper and how the poinsettia is made with the same paper as the backing paper. The embossing looks fabulous on the second card and great shapes on the easel card! The colors are all so beautiful!

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  26. first, i'd like to thank you for inviting me to be a guest designer at the penny black at allsorts challenge this month. happy anniversary! all three projects are beautifully done, brenda! i especially admire your brayering; it's a technique that i've tried, but i guess i have to try harder. lol. i love your 3D poinsettia and the colours from the inspiration photo. then there's another of your gorgeous easel cards that inspired me to order some similar dies.

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  27. Hope you and Eddy feel better and enjoy your day! These cards are gorgeous!I particularly love the top project, such rich colours and I always fall for anything with gingham! Ruth x

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  28. Wow Brenda, where to start??!! These are stunning. I love your food related makes, just perfect for the theme. And the PB stamp on the second one works perfectly for an Autumn theme. Love the shape of your third card and that image is really, really sweet.

    Cograts on your anniversary, hope you had a lovely day and a nice meal if hubby was up to it.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  29. Just brilliant Brenda, love everything you have done here. I would love to taste your plums!
    Smiles:)

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  30. Amazing projects Brenda. I so hope you have both had a brilliant day for your anniversary. Hugs
    Pinky

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  31. I hope you are both up to having a lovely evening out together - Congratulations.
    I love all the detail in that first Poinsettia gift seft - the gingham layering is terrifice & I love the green bordering of the label echoed by the card design border.
    The next card is my favourite of these - undoubtedly strongly influenced by the colours but I love that dramatic sky with the tree silhouttes.
    The background fence with the punched daisies & butterflies add such lovely finishing touches to the last card in conjunction with your die cut swirls.
    Paula (PEP)

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  32. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby....I hope you were able to spend a few nice moments together at some stage. What love creations Brenda...all so different but all so wonderful. How lovely to have plums from your very own tree. Yum.

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  33. Oh wow Brenda, such beautiful projects. How lovely they all are. Lee x

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  35. wOW! Love the card and jam bottle. It's a great giveaway for friends and colleagues.

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  36. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! I hope you were able to spend a lovely evening together. What wonderful creations! Each so different but each so wonderful and beautiful. How wonderful to have plums from your very own trees. Yum I LOVE plum preserves.
    Blessings Bernie

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  37. Happy Anniversary! I don't know how you do it! I have something called Meniere's Disease but before I was finally diagnoised with it at the age of 28, I spent 6 months with the wrong diagnoisis of MS, that was so frightening! After all I have read about MS and all I have read about Meniere's I am sorry to say, I would rather have Meniere's. You are so very talented. Maybe some of your sorrow comes out in your work?

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  38. WOWSER! I can't pick a favorite out of your creations today. Hope that you both felt up to a nice night out to celebrate your anniversary! Happy Anniversary.
    R/

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  39. Sorry I am a day late but "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" I hope you both had a great day.
    Your creations are fabulous! I can't decide which one I like the best.
    Hugs, Clare x

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  40. wow dear!!
    you have been very productive!!! =) I love all the project... but wow the card and the jar is great!!! Very smart and original! =)))
    Hugs
    Sadia

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  41. Hi Brenda, Just thought I'd drop by and say hello. Lots of lovely inspiration on your blog as usual!! Lisa xxx

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  42. Wonderful creations as ever Brenda, you never cease to surprise me with your talent!

    Hugs Jacee

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  43. I am loving the preserve jar very clever :)

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  44. Happy Anniversary Brenda and I hope you both felt up to celebrating. Love your fabulous creations. That damson preserve sounds yummy and is package so beautifully. xx

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  45. Hi Brenda wow youve been busy, love the top of that jar I wouldnt want to open it with that on top. Love your cards to. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  46. wow-jam making too! Love everything as always-thanks for the inspiration.
    Linbyx

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  47. Happy Anniversay, Brenda. I hope you managed a celebration.
    Funnily enough it's ours today!!! We were only saying wouldn't it have been brilliant if the weather had been as wonderful as it's been lately. We had really heavy showers and wind for our big day, although it was still wonderful.
    Your creations are stunning. I love the Autumn card and the La Blanche girl is beautiful. I have the girl in the flowers with the big hat which compliments this one and it's one of my favourites at the minute.
    Hugs Lisax

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  48. Happy Anniversary, Brenda. I like all these cards (and the jar too) but the second one is unrivaled.

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  49. Wonderful cards Brenda and Happy Anniversary to you both
    Hugs louise xx

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  50. Happy Anniversary hope you have a good one.Yopur creations absolutely beautiful.Just adore your Autumn coloured cards love this time of year .
    hugs judex

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  51. i love the way you dressed up the jar! cool!

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