Sunday, 3 June 2012

Favourite Things



Hello everyone, I am hoping Mr Blogger is still my friend and this pops us as scheduled because I have no way of checking as my lappy is strictly banned from taking holidays and the internet lounge on board is out of bounds to me, plus mega expensive.....champagne is cheaper, so no contest really and you know which one I will choose.

It time for new challenges at Stampalot and Penny Black and More and two really great themes, at Stampalot we have a Bingo theme and at Penny Black and More we are inviting you to show us 'All my favourite things'. The latter one was a real toughie for me because all PB stamps are my favs, I love all thinks inky, easel cards, flowers, butterflies, suns and moons, the list is endless so how on earth is it possible to combine them all into one card ? Well I've had a good try and amazed myself I've got most in there, possibly it's a bit overkill though.

So my Stampalot DT piece is the one at the top following the lilac/turquoise/handmade flowers row. Oodles of inking and grudging here, I started by inking a piece of Fabriano card with the peacock and lilac colours from the new Spring Collection and adding a generous spritzing of pearl glimmer mist. The the real fun part when I randomly added some aged aqua Stampendous Frantage embossing enamel and Frantage mica flakes around the edges, these are really cool and you have to give them a go. I stamped the piece randomly with the TH Papillion set, the butterflies are from the same set, stamped in the same inks and some of the embossing enamel added here and there. The fairy inside the window is by PI, inked and embossed the same way as the butterflies and the window one of the Heartfelt dies..........thumbnail pictures and links to all below.


Mr second card is my DT piece for Penny Black and More, again I used Fabriano for the base and edges it with TH butterfly border die carefully lining up and cutting twice to extend the length. I masked a sun then brayered and dusted Adirondcak inks, created some hills with a piece of torn copier paper and sponged some rays of sun. A mixture of PB stamps, a few butterflies and some ruched ribbon.

I have to confess I really enjoyed making these two cards and could happily make this style all day long.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone, I hope you will join in our challenges this month and look forward to visiting you all when I am back from my holibobs.



48 comments:

  1. Just so beautiful to look at. Have a great Sunday.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Digistamps4Joy
    Doing Life

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  2. oh wow Hun,these are stunning just love the window,and the background on the first one,so effective,and the scenery on the second one is just incredible,brilliant sweetie have a great weekend,hugs Cherylxxxx

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  3. Two wonderful creations, great details.

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  4. Gorgeous creations, really love the blues on the first one.
    Hope you are having a fab holiday....

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  5. really pretty card Brenda.

    Love the colours and your scenes are amazing as always.

    hugs Kelly

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  6. The Frantage effect looks very interesting indeed & very striking with the turquoise.lilac combination. However, the second is my favourite - PB, butterflies & green & I absolutely love that grass stamping & the little birds. Mr Blogger is behaving so I hope you're having a wonderful time.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. These cards are wonderful! I keep looking at them!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, love the soft muted colours and all those lovely butterflies. hope that the champagne is going down well. hugs heid x

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  9. oh they are so gorgeous .. i just love the rganza rose on that top card .. and the colours in the second card
    Have a lovely day
    Lisa x

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  10. Absolutely stunning scenic card Brenda and I love the Butterfly one also, the colours are gorgeous.

    Anne

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  11. I love the fairy card, but both cards are gorgeous!

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  12. Just stunning Brenda! Beautiful colours x

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  13. Stunning scenes Brenda, I love specailly the firts one. Marvelous.
    lovely greet
    Marja

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  14. Two very gorgeous cards, Brenda. Love all the glittery frantage stuff on the first one and the rays around the sun are fabulous. Hope you are having a wonderful time on holiday ... champagne should always win hands down :)) Elizabeth x

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  15. Gorgeous cards! Hope the holiday's perfect!

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  16. These are amazing Brenda, I love the butterflies and the birds on the wire on the second one, but the first one is just so magical! I love the colours, the glittery effect, the window, the fairy, the butterflies - all of it! It's amazing. Fantastical! :D

    Hope you are having a wonderful relaxing holiday, and enjoy your champagne ;)

    Tags xx

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  17. Both cards are Beautiful I love all the butterflies and the colours.
    Kevin xx

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  18. There both lovely cards, like how you did the details on the first one, awesome!!!
    Paula

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  19. 2 magical cards Brenda ! Love the sun colors of the second, and the first is full of lovely details ! Superb work, as alwaus !
    xxx

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  20. Again two beautiful cards Brenda. I hadnt been to look at your because of you being on holiday, so glad I did! Those butterflies and birds are fabulous, love the colours. Michelle x

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  21. Really gorgeous cards again Brenda, I just love every little detail you put into your cards. From the golden edges on the first card, and the beautiful window with the fairy behind it, to the gorgeous butterfly border on the second card, and the beautiful sponged sunshine. I wish I was half as creative as you are!!

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  22. Such beautiful creations Brenda...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  23. Wow! Brenda, these are awesome! Ruth x

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  24. Fabulous cards Brenda... love those butterflies.. go easy on the champagne!!! I dont want to read about a man overboard (tee-hee) Hugs May x x

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  25. Seems your favourite things are also mine, Brenda - butterflies, flowers, blue, purple, etc. etc! Absolutely love both cards, the easel card in particular is simply stunning.

    Hope you are enjoying the break,

    Lynne x

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  26. Brenda, these cards are incredibly beautiful. I hope you are having a fabulous break my friend. Lee x

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  27. Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love the top one - the colours are wonderful and the embossing and mica flakes add that great 'messy' feel! (If you see what I mean!)
    Nikki x

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  28. What no trees?!! I love both of your creations, Brenda - really stunning, and I had guessed your inks on the last one before I looked! Congratulations on making the DT on Craft a scene x

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  29. These are both stunning Brenda. Definitely your favourite style of cards. I love the effect you've achieved with the embossing enamel and mica flakes.

    Glad to hear you've been banned from blogging while you're on holiday. The rest will do you good and we'll all still be hear when you get back and looking forward to hearing all about it.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  30. Hi Brenda.two stunning cards and l see something new in them each time l look at them as there is so much detail. Hope you are having a fab holiday and the sun is shining for you and the bubbles are flowing. Take care x Susan x

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  31. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and champagne my friend!

    Adore you work as always, and love the butterfly punch on the second!

    Brilliant inky goodness!

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  32. Two more stunning cards Brenda, they are both works of art :o)
    Jackie xx

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  33. Beautiful! Especially the one with butterflies! :)

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  34. Stunning cards Brenda. The first one is so dreamy and romantic. perfectly gorgeous colour choice.

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  35. Two amazing cards Brenda, the Queen of inking you are, I love the inking on both these cards, the colours and designs are so beautiful, maybe i'll pick up a couple of tips from you soon, or maybe it's just not for me, and i'll just keep admiring yours instead LOL!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  36. wow; two gorgeous cards brenda! i love the varieties of colours, the die cuts and all the attention to detail. i don't think it's overkill at all; they're so you.
    linda

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  37. Wow again from me! Absolutely stunning cards Brenda, LOVE the colours on the first one and that embossing around the edge is just amazing. Your inky cards are so cool, mine look like a mess lol! Hope you're enjoying your trip.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  38. Enjoy your champange,lol,
    gorgeous cards;-))m

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  39. Both of these cards are stunning. Such great colours in each.....love all the texture in the first and those butterflies in the second so very clever. Hope you are enjoying the champagne.

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  40. Both cards are stunning ! You sure are talented !

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  41. zwei wunderschöne Karten, die gefallen mir beide sehr.

    liebe Grüße

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  42. Oh my Brenda youve created two stunning cards, I love them both but I can see youve put a lot of work into the sunrays on the second one, its really a fabulous result. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  43. So glad you opted for bubbly over the computer!! Everything is posting with colorful inspiration!

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  44. Just beautiful, the first one is my fav because they are my colours LOL! Love the butterflies along the top of the second one.
    Lynn x

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  45. Gorgeous cards, Brenda! Love how you made the sun rays effect!

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  46. I love your cards, thank you for the inspiration !
    Greetz
    Margo

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