Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Little giveaway and new wild flower stamps



Sarah and Vicky at Stamp Addicts have just released two of their new stamp sets, the Wildflowers and Special Wishes, you can find them both here in the 'new' section.

Above is one of the samples I created for them using both sets. The base background was created by distressing a piece of cardstock with Tim Holtz broken china and stormy sky, then stamping with bleach using Judikins 3345F to list the colour and reveal the swirls.The main piece has a background onto which I 'blobbed'................a very technical term.................Adirondack pearl dabber, dried and then rubbed over the same two TH inks. 

Next I used Adirondack gold dabber and inked through a piece of mesh just here and there and also round the edges (although I did that bit after stamping) and randomly stamped the wild flowers with TH stormy sky and Versamak and embossed with detail gold. The fence is TH which has been inked with versamark and embossed with Stampendous aged gold enamel. To finish a tag and a TH chain/bolt.....no idea the proper name for it, I just thought they looked fun when I bought them.


And a little giveaway of a collection of Nitwits DP's and some ribbons. To be in with a chance of winning them just leave a comment on this post and I will ask Random Org., to select a winner before my next post goes live later in the week.

If anyone is reading this who won my last candy or prizes at Penny Black at Allsorts, the packages all went off in the post today. Sorry it was all a bit delayed, I thought our PO was open between Christmas and New Year, but apparently not !!

Have a good day everyone and thanks for popping in.

103 comments:

pasita said...

partecipo volentieri!!!
Here I am!
Pat

Lisa Jane said...

ooh what a beautiful card , i love the gold and silver ... and the chainy thingy
LISA X

Герцогиня said...

Brenda it is a staggering card!
Hugs Tanya x

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Craftnut said...

Lovely Cards B. Tracy x

Hlora said...

very beautiful card Brenda! Love these wild flowers!! Great papers are used here!

Kizzy said...

What a wonderful card, love the colors togheter with the gold!
Greetz Kizzy

Laura said...

Oh, I love the idea of double layers of heat embossing...very beautiful.
Laura

Rosalee said...

Love your card Brenda. The colors clash beautifully. I so love that chain/bolt too. AWESOME, TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Petra2 said...

Happy New Year.
Your cards are beautiful.
Hugs Petra

Bhawana said...

Hey Brenda I was in ur tri fold tutorial http://stamping-fantasies.blogspot.com/2010/11/tri-fold-card-tutorial.html and before closing the window just refreshed to chk if any new post. N I saw this post as well as candy :).

Your 4 tutorial are bookmarked a long time back :). Anyway lovely card with cute candy. Wish You A Very Happy n warm New Year.

Juls said...

this is fabulous!! Love all the texture on your card! Hugs Juls

Jo Street said...

Hi Brenda, your card is lovely, those new stamps looks great. Your candy looks good too, your are so generous.
Jo x

Lastochka said...

Hi, Brenda. I love your new card and of course you are so kind)

Laura (laujus) said...

What a beautiful card, i love it

Kat said...

This is stunning Brenda. I love the image and all the different textures and colours.

Can't believe your PO wasn't open last week! We were open again Wed, Thurs, Frid & Sat and the same this week. Not sure if all Scottish POs had today off but probably since New Year is more of a holiday up here! Not looking forward to normal hours again next week, the days off are really nice after such a busy spell lol.

Kat xx

Anesha said...

Lovely card Brenda, lovely colours. :)

kukusya said...

I like you card's! It's very lovely! Thank you for a candy:)

Rania K said...

Happy New Year from Greece! Thanks for the chance!

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

Your card is marvelous Brenda. Beautiful the stamping and your combination. love it very much. The colors beautiful with the golden fence.
And great your candy.
Lovely greet
Marja

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhh Brenda, you always make the most amazing cards. I love your new wild flowers stamp and the swivel clasp is a perfect touch. Ive never seen it used on a card like this before, it looks really incredible. Ohh and pretty papers and ribbons too. Thank you for the chance to win. Lee x

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I like the card, it's very beautiful! And thanks for the giveaway.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Simi said...

oh... a wonderful card and a nice giveaway :)

a happy new year
Simi

Crea Astrid said...

What a lovely card you made. Nice colors too.

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

Eva said...

I like your blogg and your lovely cards! Thank you for the chance to win.

Paula (PEP) said...

Super combination of textures & I like that new technique of blobbing. I can think of other media to use with that one too! It pairs well with the splatter technique - I think?? The metallic colours combined with the blue are so effective & has made me think a little about how I use my floral stamps very conventionally. Comfort zone expansion required there definitely.
Paula (PEP)

Yvonne said...

I LOVE the design of this card! Must check out those new stamps :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

THERESA said...

This is stunning, you really do stamping with a flair, love the color combo, you must be able to do this in your sleep already , you make it sound so easy, tfs!!
Great candy btw....:))
lotsa luv

Country Mouse said...

What a beautiful Birthday card!!! Thank you for sharing some candy!!! :)
audrey

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such a gorgeous card and lovely colors!

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Hanneke said...

Wow, lovely card! The colors are gorgeous and I love that chainclip thingy! Thanks for the chance to win your sweet candy! Hugs and I hope you will have a fabulous 2012! Hanneke

МД в картинках said...

Very nice background, love the colors. The metal thing to hold the tag is an interesting idea.

YuliaM said...

Very beautiful card. Wild flowers are so attractive!

Lily Anuska said...

Beautiful card. Interesting new stamps and I love how you add sentiment on the card. Hugs. Lily Anuska

Jennifer said...

Your card is just exquisite! I love how you've added all these elements together. The sentiment and lock are a great pop out addition!

mags said...

Stunning card Brenda. The stamps look great and love the backing papers you have created.
Mags
x

M-J said...

I love the gold and blues together, great card. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. M-J

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a gorgeous card you've made sweetie
the combo is just perfect hunni
thank you so much for a chance to win that amazing candy sweetie
hugs angelique

Aartje said...

Wow, what a beautyful card. I love the colours you choose. The result is amazing.
The candy is also gorgeous. I love the Nitwit papers.
Thanks for the chance.
Hugs Aartje

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for this little candy.

Hugs, Uta

Helen said...

Love those new stammps - they look fab. Your card is gorgeous.

Eret said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love blue color but I never dared to put it together with gold. It looks wonderful :) Thank you for sweet candy :) Crearive New Year!

chillin with Quillin said...

Beautiful card, love gold and silver!!!!
Paula

paperpapier said...

interesting texture on this card...!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Vicky said...

So beautiful Brenda...

have a lovely evening sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

mae said...

Beautiful card!!!!
Thank you for the chance to win!!

Sally H said...

A really stunning card, Brenda! Love the colours and the metallic details - fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy too!

Panna Pandka said...

Wow, it`s soooo beautiful! Love the colors and new stamps ;)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Виола said...

so cute card! thank you for a chance to win!

goldie said...

Wishing you happy and very creative 2012 year!
Thanks for the chance!

Alle mooie dingen said...

love your card.. and i would love to join your giveaway
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Brenda.
Hugs
Sandra x

Tinkerella said...

Such a wonderful creation Brenda - love your work! Thank for the Candy, too.

Hugs, Elisa

Claudia said...

hi
beautiful card! I wanted to thank you: I received your blog candy prize.
Thank you for this new opportunity to win.
hugs

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Gorgeous card!!!
And yummy treat! mmmm

Nikbee said...

An amazing card. I love all the techniques you have used.
Nikki x

jules said...

wow stunning card!!! love it and thanks for the chance to win!!

tatiana_osipova said...

Nice card!!! Greate idea with chain!

Sarah said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the images and design. Hope 2012 is full of wonderful things for you and lots of crafty fun xxx

Merry said...

A lovely card Brenda, I really do like these flowers. I love your technical term. The guy I work for at the Bindery, always smiles when I ask where the 'thingy' is. Thanks for the chance in your candy.

Marianne said...

Love the stamp and colours. Sounds like you put a lot of work/techniques into this one. The fleur de lis border looks great, too!
Best wishes for the New Year. I hope your health will allow you to keep on crafting.

Tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous brenda, I love your creativity, and the technique on this is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

alethea said...

YOur card is beautiful!!! Thanks for a chance to win some yummy candy!! Happy New Year!! HUgsxx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a beautiful card! i love the gold embossing around the edges!!! Thanks for the chance to win too!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Karen Letchworth said...

Thank you for this generous give-away. If I am drawn as the winner, I want to give it to one of my blog friends there in the UK. Thanks again, and God bless you!
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Karen Letchworth said...

P.S. May I please invite you to play along at Word Art Wednesday? New challenge begins tomorrow (and each Wednesday). You are SO talented, we'd LOVE to have you join us!
wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Blessings,
Karen

fusiafscrapping said...

Gorgeous card, lovely idea.
Thanks for a chance to win your yummy candy!!!

Scrappin' Annie said...

Your card is stunning Brenda. I love the embossing. Thank you for the chance to win.

Hussena said...

such an lovely card ...love all that gold..and thank you so much for the chance to win:)

Svetlana said...

Great card!!! Lovely design! thanks for chance !
Svetlana xx

Rita said...

Hello Brenda
Loving your techniques on the 2 backgrounds really must try to emulate them as I am not very experimental. "Thanks!" for the chance to win some blog candy ---- how generous of you!
All the very best for 2012 may it be better for you healthwise.
Regards!

Trish and Treasure said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation and thanks for the chance to win this brilliant blog candy as well! Trish

LittleSunday said...

Thanks again for the giveaway! Have a beautiful new year!

Heidi said...

What a gorgeous card and in my fave colours too! happy new year brenda, and all the best for 2012. hugs heid x

Carolinne Kratz M. Rosa said...

Beautiful card, so many details, but clean in the same way. And great giveaway too.
Happy New Year!

Pearl said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I love the colours! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!
Love Pearl x

Ruth said...

Very pretty card. The little chain is a lovely touch, Ruth x

Dora said...

This is stunning Brenda, love the embossing and had never thought of using the blue with gold.. wow it looks gorgeous. Wishing you all the best for the new year. Hugs xxx

Mary J said...

Wow, so very elegant and beautful Brenda!

CarmenAlice said...

New stamps are beautiful and Your card is gorgeous!

Marta said...

Dear Brenda, the card is beautiful. I need to try my stamp set as well. You have definitely encouraged me.

I'd love to take part in your giveaway.

All the best in New Year 2012 for you and yours!

Marta

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This card is stunningly beautiful, thanks so much for sharing how you made it and thanks for the chance to win these fab goodies. Happy new year
Lindsay xx

Romayne said...

Your work is so inspirational!! You put so much more into the making of your cards than sometimes shows in the finished article & so I'm glad you provide a full "recipe" of how you made them - thank you. :)

Gemma said...

I've just found your blog and now I'm followering. This is such a lovely card Lovely colours. Hope you have a lovely new year. Gemma x

Mynnette said...

I was gonna comment even before I saw the giveaway because this is AMAZING! LOVE all the depth that your embossing give it! So gorgeous!!!

skimmia said...

This card is beautiful :-)
Thanks for the chance to win these fab goodies. Happy new year
skimmia xx

Spyder said...

wooohoo! Thank you Brenda My package arrived today, thank you for the lovely papers and ribbons! really cheered me up!
((Lyn))

Elinor said...

I really like your projects. Just found your blog today =)

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This is such a beautiful give away and souvenir.

Alёnushka said...

Wow! So pretty card!!! I love embossed stamps! Very amazing!!!

Regina said...

Just found your blog. Love the stamping you do. Your cards are beautiful. Regina
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Regina said...

Just found your blog. Love the stamping you do. Your cards are beautiful. Regina
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Annmaree (Emu) said...

OH WOW amazing card Brenda, love the silver and gold embossing! Hope you have a lovely weekend oxxoxo

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous, loving the monochromatic feel to the creation. Wishing you all the best for 2012.

Maria Matter said...

oh Brenda, this is STUNNING!
love how you incorporated the metal...gorgeous work hun!
hugs & blessings

Mandy G said...

Hi Terminator,
What a fabulous card, you are a bad influence I will have to dig my dabbers out again!
How exciting you are doing your bathroom cant wait for you to see my little shop and all its tile goodies, its just round the corner from SS Andy knows where.
Hope to see you soon.
Hugs
Mandy

Sleepless said...

Lovely card! I also like to use embossing in my projects/
Thank you for a chance to win such tasty candy!)))

Nikki said...

Love the embossed fence and thanks for the chance :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great card! A wonderfully blessed new year to you and your family! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Ardilla said...

Lovely card... I like the gold and the metallic accents.
Thanks for the chance!

 
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