Saturday, 21 January 2012

Needles and Pins

This week at Allsorts the lovely Jo is hosting her very first challenge with the theme "Needles and Pins".

I thought this card which I made for Ruth a while ago but never blogged was ideal for this theme, using her mannequin image which you will find here at A Passion for Stamps. I printed the image onto Fabriano card and coloured lightly with Copics, used some Cosmo Cricket DP and added some lace ribbons and pins to embellish.

A bit of a quick post I'm afraid as struggling with the dysfunctional body a bit, but will hopefully be back with some more work again in the next few days.

Have a lovely weekend and my appreciation for your visits, they always mean so much.


  1. wow at long last I can comment on your blog,been trying all week.
    Love this card,not your usual style,I have some great sewing stamps,must dig them out.
    Really windy this morning...roll on Spring.

  2. oh Brenda this is brilliant just love this style of card,and just love all the elements they work so well,love that ribbon hugs Cherylxxxx

  3. Gorgeous! I love the colours and your little "samples". Thanks so much, Ruth x

  4. Beautiful card Brenda, love the soft colours and the design of the card x

  5. Morning Brenda,

    Im sure the weather and damp isn't helping your body but I hope the accupuncture is proving beneficial.

    Beautiful cards this week Brenda, I do love the haberdashery themes for cards, its great that there's something girly tha'ts not floral or calorie laden! Have to just stare in awe at your country pathway card though, it is truly stunning!

    I was away imagining when you told the story of your horses in the frosty mornings and how they love to find the hidden carrots! I adore horses but am totally allergic to them!

    Have a super weekend and I look forward to hearing an update re the RM! Yet another fine british customer service disaster!?!
    Keryn x

  6. Hello Brenda. Your card is absolutely delightful and I just adore the colours. I love all the little details.
    Please take care of yourself sweetie, thinking of you.
    Love Sandra xxx

  7. I love these colours & all the sewing items - that apricot coloured pin against the apricot paper is a beauty, the twill ribbon works so well too with that lovely ruffling. Hope you feel better very quickly - bodies are real nuisances & so unpredictable!! Thinking of you.
    Take care
    Paula (PEP)

  8. mm clever use of bits and bobs B., and so sorry to hear your body bits not co-operating and pray for it to come to the party and co-operate! God bless, Shaz in oz.x

  9. These two pins are great. Take care.

  10. These two pins are great. Take care.

  11. Beautiful card Brenda.
    Have a nice weekend !!
    Maria Luisa

  12. Hi Brenda! your card very nice, I like simple details! Have a beautiful day!

  13. Lovely! Love the colors and all the great details. Hugs and hope you have a great weekend! Hanneke

  14. This is really different from your usual cards Brenda. Love how you've conveyed the impression of a seamstress at work.

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  15. Wow Brenda that is gorgeous I love your image and that ribbon looks fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

  16. Sorry you arent feeling your best Brenda. I love this card, its gorgeous. Lee x

  17. Love your card !
    Have a nice week end
    :-) Nina

  18. Wonderful card as always Brenda - perfect image and great embellies.
    Sorry to hear you are not too well.
    Look after yourself :o)
    Debs xx

  19. Hi Brenda, sorry for my late reaction but I haven't had Internet for two days.
    In your last card comment I have put my emailadres. I can not find yours. (stupid he?)
    This card of yours is beautiful too. With a beautiful stamp.
    Lovely greet and mail me please.

  20. This is beautiful from the ribbon to the distressed image to the swatches! Just lovely!

  21. This is so pretty, I love the backing paper
    Lindsay xx

  22. Lovely work Brenda....great mix of embelishments. I hope your body starts playing the game for you and that life is a little easier.

  23. A great take on this fab theme B. Love the scraps of papers ~ A great little touch

    Big Hugz Fleur xXx

  24. Wow its working today Brenda, and haven't changed a thing yippee. love this card, a different style for you I think, but lovely colours and great fun embellies. hugs heidi x

  25. Love this card a patchworker I really appreciate it....great card


  26. Brenda thanks for the browsing suggestion. I am using FireFox and that seems to work. I have been scrolling through all your wonderful posts. An amazing amount of talent and beauty!

  27. Ah this is just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  28. I LOVE, LOVE LOVE this card - being a textile teacher this card is just ME - wonderful details put together perfectly.
    Also, I wanted to say sorry about not thinking about the rules (I just have challenge themes written down on a list to look at when I'm creating, but didn't have the rules there )-: ) for stampalot and for causing you extra work.
    yours sincerely, Karin


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