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.


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

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.

Cheryl said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Sarah said...

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

mckinkle said...

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

Rose Petal said...

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

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

Izzi said...

These two pins are great. Take care.

Izzi said...

These two pins are great. Take care.

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

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

Teresa said...

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

Hanneke said...

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

Kat said...

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

Nannieflash said...

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

CraftyLoops said...

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

Nina said...

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

Wanda said...

Beautiful card:)

Debs said...

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

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

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.

Jennifer said...

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

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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

Merry said...

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

Fleur said...

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

Big Hugz Fleur xXx

Heidi said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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


Elizabeth Allan said...

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!

fatmonica said...

Beautiful card!

Julie said...

Ah this is just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

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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