Tuesday, 10 January 2012

A little brayering and a lucky win



Good Afternoon peeps, it's gone all quite in the office the last half hour so though I would do a quick post, but I bet as soon as I start to type the phones will warm up and e.mails will start pinging in, so it might be dinner time this evening before this posts.

Just the one share of a card I came up with for Stampalot. I masked the edges of a piece of gloss cardstock then stamped with black archival ink using Art Impression stamps masked the images and brayered and sponged with Adirondack due inks eggplant, black and butterscotch. After removing the masks I added the little robin and coloured his breast with Aquamarkers.

And a little bit of exciting news, I was one of the three winners of Stix 2's........the glue and essential craft accessories people.......... Christmas competition and this morning received a fabulous package of goodies from them as my prize. But afraid I can't share a picture of my work as I don't have a picture of it, I tend to take these things rather in my stride and didn't think for a mo I would be a winner and in any event my entry was more of a sample for one of their demo days than an intended competition entry.

No more news on the Royal Mail front apart from an automated response to my complain yesterday morning, I guess they work at pedestrian pace and it might be a while yet, but I will be sure to let you know the outcome.

Thanks for popping in and enjoy the rest of your Tuesday.

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations Brenda. And lovely card as usual :)

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  2. This is just beautiful Brenda, I love everything about it.

    Contragulations on your win, well deserved!

    Pami x

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  3. Absolutely gorjuss, wow, love it!! Congrats on your win, enjoy........:))
    lotsa luv

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  4. Lovely & striking - I am becoming quite fascinated with black & white plus another colour or two. Love the slash of red on her hat. Well done with the win - you give so much it's brilliant you have something for yourself.
    Paula (PEP)

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  5. Congrats, and your card is beautiful !!!
    Paula

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  6. Beautiful and very romantic !
    Congrats on Your win !
    Hugs from Florida !

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  7. Congrats on your win, and your card is phenomenol (not sure if I spelt that right, but you know what I mean) Hugs Heidi x

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  8. Мне очень нравятся открытки в таком стиле. Очень хочу сделать подобное.

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  9. Congratulations on your win and such a stunning card!

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  10. Congrats on your win.
    I love your card. TFS.

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  11. congrats on your win. I love the card and the stamp is so elegant. I don't understand how exactly you did this but it looks great x

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  12. Really lovely card and beautiful stamping Brenda.
    Congratulations on your lucky win too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  13. Such a lovely evening under the moon! Congrats on your win! Very excited for you!

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  14. oh brenda you make the most stunning cards your scenes are just breath taking hugs cherylxxxxxx

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  15. Congrats on your win - hope you bring us luck in the next round - it was inevitable if you ask me!!
    The card is wonderful, but that goes without saying!

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  16. Beautiful card,it's very romantic !
    Congrats on your win !
    hugs

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  17. Ohhh what a really brilliant win Brenda, congratulations. I love your card, its really beautiful. Lee x

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  18. WOW! Your cards are AMAZING! LOVE your style!

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  19. Just so beautiful Brenda....!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  20. Stunning card, Brenda! That black and white with a splash of red is so fashionable at the moment. We had at least ten Christmas cards in that style. Congratulations on your win x

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  21. congrats on your win, and your card is just fabulous!!! Hugs juls

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  22. oh wow this is stunning - what a fabulous scene
    Lisa x

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  23. Fantastic card Brenda, I love the little touches of colour. Congrats on your win.

    Don't hold your breath for a reply from Royal Mail, it'll probably take a while for them to get back to you. I had written a longer comment about your RM/PO problems and it was there when I wrote the little additional one but it's gone now. Basically I said that I'd had my own problems with them and so had a postie I was speaking to. That was years ago when Catriona was in London and a correctly addressed parcel came back to me! I would advise everybody to put a return address on everything, even a letter or card. Then if it isn't delivered it should be returned and not sent to some anonymous lost property place. But remember if you want a COP it's your right. It's available for a label or stamps processed through PO system and gives PO name, time, date, weight and service used as well as price. A COP for eg a letter you've stuck on a stamp doesn't have as much detail, just postcode and 1st line of address. Hope this helps you and anyone else who posts a lot or even a little.

    Thanks for the link for the golfer stamps.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  24. Fabulous card Brenda...black and white is so stunning

    Anne

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  25. gorgeous card, I love the brayering and the lovely stamp of the people on the bench, so beahutiful!

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  26. Don't think I'd ever seen the couple on the bench before, great stamp. Of course, you know that I love your brayering. Congrats on your new goodies, sort of like a mini-Christmas! Post of luck with the RM, don't worry I'm not holding my breath on that one!
    Hugs,
    R/

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  27. Gorgeous and stylish card!
    Congrats;-))m

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  28. What a beautiful card, very classy :o)
    Jackie xx

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  29. Wowwww, what a beauty. Nice stamps.

    Hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

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  30. Beautiful card, love the scene that you have created and congratulations
    Lindsay xx

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  31. A beautiful card! I love how elegant it looks.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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