Saturday, 7 January 2012

Floral delight to kick start the New Year



Happy New Year everyone.

And what better start than our first Allsorts challenge of 2011 and it's my turn to host the theme which  is "Paper Piecing".

Lots of you will know it's a technique I rather like and lends itself so well to Ruth's flower images over at A Passion for Stamps........................you MUST pop over to the blog as Ruth has a giveaway at the moment of some images and Promarkers.

The image I have used here is the Acidanthera printed onto Nitwits DP which is a fabulous weight for running through the printer, plus it's A4 in size so perfect. I created the square effect by placing a post it note on the centre of the main piece and inking the edges with TH Victorian Velvet. The background is a piece of Coredinations embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and sanded down a little. The sentiment is Penny Black 3419D.

Ooooops, nearly forgot, here is the lucky winner of the Nitwits DP giveaway I posted the other day..............

Kizzy 

Unfortunately the link to your blog seems to be blocked Kissy, so I can't add the link or mail you, so I hope you see this and mail me brenda@ibas.co.uk with your full postal so I can post them off it you. If I don't hear from you by 10th January I will re-draw the candy.

Have a good weekend everyone.

35 comments:

Vaktmästarn said...

Beautiful card, love your choice of colours.
Hugs, Outi

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the colours and the image is beautiful, looks stunning paper pieced x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, lovely paperpiecing and colours :o)
Jackie xx

Faye said...

Hiya Brenda! I always love finding a fellow Obsessive! Thanks for the lovely comment at mine. Your card caught my eye at Allsorts, it's sooo elegant and the paper piecing looks fab. Have a great weekend. xx

Heidi said...

Good morning brenda, love this image and the embossing looks brilliant with the wee green drops on the diecut. hugs to you and yours heidi x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda & Happy New Year to you.
Your card, as always, is stunningly beautiful. Gorgeous colours and image.
Love Sandra xxx

catherine said...

what a beautiful card and stunning colours
x catherine

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Brenda this is marvelous again. the colors are so bright and light, beautiful.
have a nice weekend and lovely greet
Marja

Zoe Sanderson said...

Happy New Year! Very pretty card I'm a sucker for Pink and Green especially at this time of year we need colour! XOXO Zoe

Hanneke said...

Love your card abd new blog image! The colors of the card are great and love the flower. Hugs, Hanneke

Anesha said...

Lovely card, great flower. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Anesha

Debbie said...

Well done Kizzy.Another beauty of a card dearie.Haven't paper pieced for a while must have a play.Love the green and pinks.Have a lovely weekend.Love Debbie x

Juls said...

this is gorgeous and stylish!! I Love it .... p.s loving the new look blog! Hugs Juls

Nicola said...

Fabulous work Brenda, your card is so beautiful and elegant.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Mummylade said...

that is such a wonderful stamp!

chillin with Quillin said...

Beautiful and very elegant !!!
Paula

Marian said...

You have made very beautiful card!

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. That image looks fantastic paper-pieced. Love the colour combo too.

Take care,

Kat xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card.

CraftyLoops said...

This card is beautiful and well done to Kizzy too. I love the new background Brenda, its really lovely. Lee x

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty Brenda.. i am loving your new blog header...
Lisax

Mrs A. said...

Oh so pretty and fresh looking. Hard to believe it has been paper pieced. Brilliant job. Hugs Mrs A.

Julie said...

Lovely card - I was admiring this card on the alsorts blog. Beautiful work! x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous elegant card B.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

wijkhuijs said...

Bueatifull card!!
And congratulations Kizzy whit youre prize!

Hugs Priscilla

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the paper-piecing and that flower stamp is gorgeous. Congratulations to Kizzy on her win. I like the new look blog too. Elizabeth x

Debs said...

Beautiful and oh so elegant Brenda. Thanks for your very kind words on my blog - I really do appreciate them.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

love your new blog theme brenda!

I love the pink and green with the embossing on this card, perfection!!!

Ellie said...

This is beautiful Brenda. I love the embossed background! Great idea to sand it down a little. I never think of doing that!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love that flower. As you said - perfect for paper piecing

Misioka said...

This is beautiful and wonderful I'm in love :) I want someday can do something that precious and beautiful

✿LemonBella✿ said...

Lovely card, Brenda!:) I love the elegant design and the beautiful colors:) X

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully elegant creation Brenda.

Merry said...

Brenda, this is so pretty...love the colours you have used.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow Brenda this is stunning, my first visit to your blog and have been blown away by your gorgeous style and the elegance of your work. Have become a follower so I won't miss any more of your beautiful creations.

Marie

 
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