Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Diary dates for C&C and Big demo Day



Good morning to you all, hope everyone's week is going well and welcome to my new followers.

I've been an extremely bad blogger this week and realised this morning it's several days since I posted anything. The last couple of weeks has been one of those periods when life gets in the way and on the crafty front I've had my head down preparing samples for several upcoming Create and Craft Stamp Addicts programs which I can't share just yet, although I can tell you the first of the new programs will be at 2pm on 23rd October, followed by Paper Clinic on 12th November and 29th November. 

And on top of that I'm trying to prepare myself for the 5th Ultimate Rubber Stamping Demo Day at Sir Stampalot on 27th of October, if you've never been to this event before you really should try to come along. This year we have no less than eight different demonstrators all under one roof offering a huge variety of different crafting techniques. I will be doing what I enjoy most, creating scenes using Penny Black and Art Impression stamps and my latest favourite colouring medium Pan Pastels. 

As always there will be refreshments available throughout the day and special offers in store, so I really hope to see some of you, it's always nice to catch up with old friends and meet new new ones as well.

I had better give a quick explanation of my card which is one I made the other day for a friends birthday. I masked the edges of a piece of coated card stock, masked a moon and brayered black Adirondack ink, then stamped Penny Black 3381K Aspire. The crane is from Animal Spirit stamps which I stamped in black and embossed with detailed clear, Sue's wonderful art work is so detailed in needs nothing more.

As always many thanks for popping in, have a good Wednesday.

55 comments:

Beryl said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the brayerd and stamped scene.
Enjoy the big day at Sir Stampalot. Still a tad too far for me at the moment.
Beryl xx

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous love the black and white and the image is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

fab card hun love the colour combo and the scene is really clever,

sounds like you have a busy time ahead hun fun times!

Emma xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Brenda love that crane what a super bird

jacqui x

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous monochromatic card Brenda and love the way you've managed to achieve such a soft look to the scene.
Hope your preparations go well.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lynne K said...

Wow! Stunning, Brenda! x

Jackie said...

What a wonderful monochrome card, so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, love the design.

Sue - bearhouse said...

It sounds like you have been very busy Brenda.
Your card is stunning. I really love the design and the gorgeous crane.

Hugs Sue

Paula (PEP) said...

This is a joy of a card - the monochrome classy look just beats all the colours in my book, though I'm still being seduced! That crane looks terrific flying into your moonlit scene & I love the detail of the deckled edges against the mat layer. A real beauty this one.
Take care with all you're doing.
Paula (PEP)
PS - husband on his knees yesterday rearranging the milk into date order reminded me of Daisy inspecting the fridge. Mind you - he can't get his 6ft 4 ins anywhere near into it.

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda what a stunning card it looks so good in monochrome...its such a shame I live so far away as I would love to come to the Sir Stampalot day.
Looking forward to seeing your other samples

Anne

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

GORGOUS. What a beautiful card with a marvelous background.
lovely greet
Marja

ALI said...

WOW This is beautiful!

ALI said...

WOW This is beautiful!

Michelle J M said...

Oh my word, well actually got no words to describe this! Exquisite! I look forward to the shows. Michelle x

Gerrina said...

A special and stylisch card; beautiful crane! It really needs nothing more... Hugs, Gerrina

Lau W said...

So fantastic scene Brenda, wonderful work again ! This is so elegant with b&w colors !!
Have a nice day !
xxx

Kari said...

Wow,how wonderful this is!The B/W colours is great!
Hope you are well!
Have a wonderful evening!

HUgs,Kari :)

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful !!!!
Paula

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous, love the beautiful Crane image. The soft black & white works very well ! You sound busy. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Lorraine said...

Stunning card Brenda. I love your style!
Lorraine x

Frea said...

This is a very elegant card! Love the black and white and a beautiful stamp! Hugs Frea

Aud said...

This is beautiful Brenda really like the black & white so classy looking. Your going to be busy !! Hope you enjoy everything. Have fun. Aud x

Sally H said...

Such a beautiful card, Brenda! I love the monochrome and the stork is such a beautiful stamp. Sorry I won't be able to see you at Stampalot this year. It is so rare that Steve gets a Saturday off work, we will be having a day out

Shazza said...

I love this, so striking x

Teresa said...

Your work is delicate and elegant! Have also a good Wednesday!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, great monochrome look.

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda that scene is lovely and the crane is stunning.

I've set my sky+ to record that Stamp Addicts programme, looking forward to it! Sounds like a great day at Sir Stampalot, but a bit far away from Aberdeenshire lol! But I'm off to the SECC for the craft show that day so that's always something.

Take care,

Kat xx

susiestacey said...

Stunning card Brenda, fantastic in monochrome. Wish l lived nearer to Peterborough l would pop in and say hello. Take care x Susan x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the background scene.
Nikki x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is stunning.

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Rufus said...

love your background and that crane is fabulous!
R/

Ruth said...

Stunning card. The grey shades are stunning. Hope you have a fantastic time at the demo - wish there wasn't that big "puddle" between us!! Ruth x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Fifty shades of grey indeed, gorgeous card, wonderful stamps. janex

Eret said...

It's so so beautiful. Absolutely love it!

Dora said...

this is a beautiful card. amazing!!
greetings

kasia23112511 said...

Really amazing :)

Izzwizz said...

Brenda, I really love this - the scene is amazing and your brayer work wonderful! A stunning card. Maddy x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Stunning card, I always love B/W.
Love the images and as usual your brayering is perfect.
Thanks for the C&C dates, will set the recorder.
Avril xx

Ellie said...

Stunning card Brenda, I love the shades of gray, beautiful design!

May said...

Beautiful card Brenda as always..Gorgeous brayer work...lovely images... Perfect!! Hugs May x x x

nnalorac said...

Oh WOW Brenda, I so love your card, just stunning in my eyes. I wish I lived nearer, I would be there in a flash lol! Have a great time
crafty hugs
Carol

Tedz said...

A very ethereal card Brenda it's lovely. The sentiment is a lovely script. Pauline xx

Nicola said...

Hi Brenda, love this monochrome card with perfect design and amazing animal spirit stamp!
Hope you are well
Hugs Nicola xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning, Brenda, but I expect nothing else from you x

mags said...

A beautiful card Brenda. Will definitely be going to the Sir Stampalot demo day. Seems a shame not to as it is only a couple of miles up the road from me.
Mags
x

Louise said...

Wonderful card Brenda,see you Saturday.
Louise xx

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, this is stunning, love the shades of grey on this card :) .. must be exciting at the Sir Stampalot demo day. Enjoy :) Big hugs xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, A beautiful scene and that heron image is amazing, really gorgeous, I wish I was close enough for the demo day, I am sure that you will have a lot of fun.
Lindsay xx

Debbie said...

How beautiful.Love the stamps.Inspiring.Hugs Debbie x

Eddy said...

Lovely cards for inspiration as usual

brenda said...
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Annmaree (Emu) said...

whoa so pretty, the black and white and grey are so elegant! Now if I tried that, it would be a big charcoal mess! lol!

Have a great Week Brenda!!!

Linby said...

Love the mono effect - so beautiful.
Lynn x