Saturday, 14 July 2012

A challenge for the DT



Saturday morning is upon us again which means it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to host the theme and I thought I would thrown a little twist on things and set the DT a challenge of their own. I sent them all a little kit of bits and pieces which you can see below. The DP's varied slightly but all came from the same colour family, apart from that everyone had the same.



And the challenge for all you lovely crafters is to take inspiration from the kit and/or one of the DT's cards and tell us in your post what you opted for.

I was unusually frugal with my DP's and gutted the hidden section on the top card so I could made a second one and I also cut the TH clock in two so I could use a piece on both.



I created a nice messy background for the top card using distress inks then over stamped with a selection of stamps (listed below), inked the birdcage and stuck a piece of one of my three sheets of DY over the bird and cut it out. The butterflies are cut from the same DP as are the roses and border on the second one.

Have a lovely weekend and I hope you will find time to join in with this weeks challenge.



42 comments:

Caroline said...

What gorgeous cards love the colours on all of them. Caroline xxx

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

Beautiful work Brenda. Love both of them. The birdcage from the first one and the beautiful flower from the second. marvelous.
Lovely greet
Marja

Fliss said...

Absolutely stunningly beautiful cards Brenda and the colours are just gorgeous.
So very sorry to hear about your lovely Buffy and your health troubles too and sending you my biggest hugs at such a difficult time.
Take care, Fliss xx

Nicola said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the distressed look on the first with the ribbon detail on the cage, and the gorgeous flower and design on the second!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

hope you rest is helping and you are feeling a little less frail.

What a gorgeous idea to set your team such a challenge just seen Jo's and loved it. Yours is very different and fabulous. Off to see what the team have made of your challenge XOXO Zoe

LittleSunday said...

So beautiful cards there!!!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love them both. Also love how you've used that PB stamp en the MD dies on your second card. I'm so happy I managed to lay my hands on this MD die set when I was visiting my "old" shop in the Netherlands.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are really beautiful Brenda, I like the cage on the first and the gorgeous flower on the second.
Kevin xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love the colour of your gorgeous card Brenda...great design also

Anne

Noemi said...

Very beautiful, i like particularly the second card.

Bye,
Noemi

Gail said...

Great cards!
Love the colors!
Thinking of you & your Buffy.

CraftyLoops said...

Stunning cards, I can see you are having great fun with your bird cage die......have I created a bird cage monsters??! Lol. Lee x

Sarah said...

Stunning cards Brenda, what a fab idea for everyone to use the same components x

Paula (PEP) said...

The second one just excites all the colour senses - a real beauty & I just love that floral spray.
Paula (PEP)

Andrea said...

been blog hopping and came across yours I love your cards and the colour combinations are beautiful, i look forward to coming back to see what you do next and for more inspiration thanks

x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh love the birdcage ( even though i don't like birds lol) and the little butterflies are so pretty .
Lisa x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, loving the second one, such a pretty flower and love how you've placed the clock piece on the corner. take care. Carolxx

Anonymous said...

these are both gorgeous brenda! i LOVE the colours! i also love how you use the hero arts stamp as a background; one of these days, i'll have to try that because i've had the stamp and not thought of using it like that - love it!
linda

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Like the colors; the fit right in with the time of the year (if you don't look outside...). Have a nice weekend, Gerrina

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. My favourite is the second one. I especially like the flowers, both handmade and stamped.

Take care,

Kat xx

Merry said...

Beautiful work and what fun challenge for the DT. Love the added ribbons on the bird cage and that flower on the second card is just wonderful. Huge hugs.

Tina said...

gorgeous cards Brenda , hope that things improve some for you soon . hugs Tina xx

Vivi Morais said...

Congrats, Brenda!!! I've loved these cards!!!

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Jackie said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. They are both gorgeous but the second one is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Heidi said...

Hello Brenda, am trying to catch up with everyone, kiddies are on hols now and keeping me so busy. lol. These colours go so well together, beautiful. love the cas style on the bottom one and those gorgeous th dies, hmm.hope you have had a good weekend. hugs heid x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great cards B I enjoyed the DT challenge so much loved the kit had a blast making my card

Em xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I hope that you are feeling a little better. These are two very beautiful creations the colours and designs are simply stunning.
Hugs
Lorraine x

sallysbitz said...

Your cards are lovely Brenda x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.. great designs & colours.. love the detail of both... I hope you are doing ok... Hugs May x x x

Mieke said...

Your cards are stunning! Especially the first one with the bird (love birds on cards, haha) xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 beautiful cards, I have the clock die so I'm loving the allsorts inspiration, will make a card for the challenge this week. janex

Alessandra munhoz del monte said...

Hello
Adorei seu blog...parabéns!!!

PatR said...

Beautiful cards!! xx

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards and colour scheme Brenda (especially the second one for me). Hope you are doing OK.
Hugs
Beryl xx

catherine said...

Thankyou Brenda for such a great challenge idea and such lovely pieces you gave us to play with. really enjoyed this one. I am so sorry to read your post below and i can really understand how you feel. They are very loyal companions and our best friends. Have some special kind of time together. Hugs
x catherine

Michelle J M said...

These are beautiful Brenda. How clever to put ribbon through the bird cage like that! Hope you are feeling better and that Buffy is OK. Michelle x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the colour choice and the bird cage. hugs Shirleyxxx

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, what a lovely card, love those ribbons on the birdcage and the soft colours. Hugs ,Frea

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very beautiful cards! love the caged bird

Iverova said...

Wow! So gorgeous cards!!! Great color choice!!! I love, love, love!!!!
You are the best!!!