Sunday, 18 November 2012

Take flight



A very good morning to all, first of all welcome to my new followers and of course all of the existing ones who regularly pop in, I really do appreciate your visits. 

In case you didn't see my post yesterday, I've got some little giveaway's up for grabs, all you need to do is leave me a comment on this or any of my posts during the week and I will be announcing the winners next Saturday.

I've got three shares for you today with my mid month pieces for Stamping Sensations where this month's theme is 'Traditional Christmas' and Penny Black and More where it's 'Any Die Will Do'. You really all seem to be enjoying these themes and we have some fabulous entries at both challenges.


The card at the top of my post uses two of the yummy colours from the summer limited edition distress inks, salty ocean and mowed lawn which I randomly added to a piece of white card stock and then over stamped using the the lacy stamp in blue. Butterfly and sentiment are also Penny Black and you will find all links on the picture thumbnails below. The little faux pearls are dots of cosmic shimmer pearl PVA.

Now a rarity for me, I'm going to join in a few challenges....................

I would like to enter this card into:

Hotshot Crafts - Butterflies
ABC challenge - B is for Butterflies

My second card above has the lovely Ella Bella stamp from Indigo Blue, it's not a Christmas image but I thought with the right colours I could give it a seasonal feel. So I added a few red gems around her, a frame made from coredinations which I ran through an embossing folder, cut out the centre and added lots of Frantage round the edges and finished off with a Spellbinder poinsettia and Marianne holly.

I would like to enter this card into:

Paper Creator challenge which is new - All about Chrismtas
Card Crafters - Textures


My final piece is a fairly straightforward one with a Nesite frame and a Stampendous sentiment, a Spellbinder holly border as is the poinsettia and holly sprig is a Marianne die which I inked whilst still in the die.

I would like to enter this card it to:

Polkadoodles - Square card with round element

Have a lovely Sunday.

75 comments:

  1. I love the cream color card. It looks gorgeous.

    hugs
    catherine

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  2. Love them both but have a soft spot for butterflies so that one is my fave.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. What a wonderful selection since my last visit Brenda, I love the owls, and today's cards are absolutely stunning but my favourite has to be the blue and green flutterby card, one of my very favourite (ooops, twice in one sentence!) colour combinations :o)
    Jackie xx

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  4. WOW these are both beautiful card's. I love the colours on the first one and the second one the layout and design is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

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  5. All your cards are gorgeous! They are all very different and each of them is different in a special way. Beautifully done! Hugs! xx

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  6. All three cards are gorgeous Brenda.. The colours on the top one are beautiful and the image and frame on the second one are stunning..And I love the sentiment stamp on the last one.
    Hugs Kelly

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  7. beautiful cards i love the greens and blues they are so fresh and the butterfly is stunning the other two cards are gorgeous also what a treat to see three wonderful creations tahnky ou.. have a fab week x

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  8. Wow Brenda, these are just stunning, love the style of your cards. The blue and green one with the butterfly is so eyecatching, love it. Wishing you a nice Sunday xx

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  9. Good morning Brenda, just having a very quick visit until later today and all l can say is WOW l love all three cards today the top one is just stunning - the colours are just beatiful, the second one l like how you have used a non traditional one and turned it into such a beautiful card, and l want the holly die so will watch out for that. Take care x Susan x ps Toby had a good first night in his new home and is very playful this morning.

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  10. Three very lovely cards, Brenda. Love your pretty colours, fab butterfly and pretty inking in the first one. The framing in the second is very effective and your third card is striking with that lovely embellishment. Thank you also for your ocmment on my blog recently. You said my card had an almost vintage feel and I'm going to go back and distress ink around my image which will, I think, enhance that feel and make the image tie in better with the background. Hugs, Lesley

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  11. Morning Brenda - bright and sunny here but the heaviest frost I've seen for ages. Can't wait to see hoar frost on the trees out the back - didn't get that in Wales at all.
    Three gorgeous cards today, Love the colours on the top one, the fabulous die cut frame on the second and the third is so pretty, lovely bp and again, gorgeous colours.
    Beryl xx

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  12. Wonderful Brenda this three cards. Love specially the first one because I love the colors and the butterfly, buth the other two are vervy stylisch and very beautiful.
    lovbely greet and nice Sundat
    Marja

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  13. Wow Brenda, you've been very creative. All of your cards looks wonderful. I especially love the color combination of the first card.
    Have a wonderful sunday.

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  14. Oh I LOVE all of them, how you come up with so many ideas I do not know! I like the faux pearls, not been brave enough to do that all around a card yet as I am sure my hand will shake! Love the frame on the indigo blu image.
    Lynn x

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  15. Really stunning cards Brenda and all so different too. Love how you turned ella into a Christmas image too, she looks gorgeous with the jewelled hair.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  16. More fabulous cards Brenda....my favourite is the butterfly card, the background is gorgeous...your two Christmas cards are also lovely

    Anne

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  17. WOW!!! All you cards are stunning Brenda, I love them all. Your butterfly card is my favourite, not only do I love the butterflies but the colours are wonderful

    Sue xx

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  18. What beautiful cards, I liked the second most! Nothing extra, just lovely! You're the best! Hugs!

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  19. Three very beautiful cards. Love the colours in the first one. Have a great week. Just had a great round ouf golf so going to put my feet up for a bit. :)

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  20. All 3 are absolutely gorgeous Brenda, I love the butterfly on the first the image on the second and the beautiful bow with the poinsettia on the third, have a great week.
    Kevin xx

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  21. I cannot choose a favourite from these - you know I just love that first butterfly & she's beatifully paired with the backgrounds. The pearly decorations is very classy & I always love your double matting. The IndigoBlu creation is beautifully Christmassy - definitely suitable with the way you've embellished her & I love that layered poinsettia - it looks amazingly different in your final card. Again those colours are just deliciously classy.
    Paula (PEP)

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  22. Wow Brenda all three are gorgeous. I love the color combo of the first and the butterfly. The Christmas cards are so beautiful with all the layers and die cut poinsettias. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday! Shirleyx

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  23. Wow Brenda, 3 stunning cards - all beautiful. Your creations are so professional! Nicola x

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  24. These are all gorgeous Brenda, I love the calm colours on the first, very pretty! I love all the frantage on the second one and the diecuts on the third are lovely :)

    Tags xxx

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  25. Wow, Brenda! All three are stunning! I love them all, but the butterfly is just edging into my favourite position! Gorgeous work!

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  26. Three cards...I am hanging my head in shame! I don't how you do it...3 absolutely gorgeous ones.
    Love the sentiment and butterfly...it is so pretty!
    The two Christmas ones so gorgeous too. The embossed and cutout idea was a great one. it is impossible to et that poinsettia die at a bricks and mortar, retail store over here. I have had my name on wait lists at 5 storese for weeks. I do have the Memory Box one so i manage with that, but yours is ever o pretty!
    Love the last card...it is my fav!

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  27. Ooh Brenda these are simply wonderful. I love them all.
    hugs
    DAwn xx

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  28. You should be joining in challenge much more Brenda, these cards are just amazing. What a classy bit of stamping.

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  29. OMW Brenda...such beautiful creations hun...and I love all the colours you have used too...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  30. OMG Brenda ! Your 3 cards are beauties !!! So lovely colors, details, you're so creative my friend !
    xxx

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  31. Three absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, love the final one just soooooo elegant and the poinsettia with the bow is gorgeous.

    Pat xx

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  32. Brenda these are beautiful. Love the colours and designs. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  33. Hello Brenda, Thank you for your lovely comment. These are just beautiful, my favourite is the second one, I love the way you've used the Frantage and I think it works brilliantly for a Christmas card. Pauline xx

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  34. Another fabulous trio, Brenda! What a beautiful butterfly - love the colours on that one. Ella Bella is gorgeous, and works perfectly for Christmas the way you have done her. However, the third card is my favourite. It's just so elegant. Thanks for the info about the owl stamp. What are the papers you used with it? x

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  35. These are lovely Brenda. I hope you are well.. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our butterfly challenge

    hugs Sarah x

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  36. Wow, such stunning cards since my last visit, you never cease to amaze me! xx

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  37. Wow, fabulous cards ! I just love the third card, so classy ! ( and now I really,really need thatsentiment!)

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  38. All your cards looks so lovely. Great!
    Hugs, Uta

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  39. what a treat,3 gorgeous cards.
    Thanks for your nice comments, poppies are special, we had a pretty cat called Poppy when we where first married.
    Pity you couldn't bring your Poppy to me for a grooming.
    janex

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  40. Amazing creations brenda, Beautiful colours used on all three. And the stamping is fabulous.
    Really gorgeous cards.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  41. All these cards are beautiful Brenda but I really love the butterfly one. Such lovely colours.
    Mags
    x

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  42. Ooooh WOW such a lovely cars you have made *love them*

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs Gurkiss


    http://gurkiss.com/scrapbooking

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  43. These are all such amazing creations Brenda. Loving all of the details you added on each of the cards, stunning colors, use of dies and embellishments.
    And I'm so happy to see played along at ABC challenges!

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  44. I loved the all cards, Brenda!!! But the first one is perfect!!!

    xx

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  45. Really lovely cards Brenda - am loving the lace effect background on the first one. The second one works really well in the christmas colours and you can't go wrong with a bit of frantage! Cheers Claire x

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  46. What wonderful cards Brenda :) xx

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  47. What a beautiful creations
    Y love them all but the first and the last is my favorit.
    Gr Elly

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  48. beautiful card, love the background you made in the butterfly one, amazing!!!!
    thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge
    hugs

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  49. These are all so gorgeous Brenda. My favorite is the blue one, blue is so beautiful on cards. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  50. Oh my! three gorgeous cards,

    Liz x

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  51. All gorgeous Brenda. The blue one is lovely.

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  52. Wow Brenda,
    gorgeous cards, so beautiful creations!
    By the way, we had a sunny day today;-))m

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  53. What really lovely cards Brenda :-)

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  54. Hi Brenda, wow three more of your wonderful creations! Totally love all of them but the Christmas one's my favourite! Hugs Frea

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  55. beautiful cards have you made. all so different in style and colours.
    your details are so great.
    greetings

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  56. Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I especially love the last one.
    Nikki x

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  57. These are all so beautiful.

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  58. These are three cards I think anyone would like to find in the mailbox! Love the colours on each of them. The first the most 'cause it's blue :), but the fine red pearls on the second one just make that card so delicate and the beautifull background of the third and the colourcobination are great! Have a creative day! Gerrina

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  59. Wow all 3 of these are stunning, Luv Sam x

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  60. Fab cards with all different styles! Love how the pearls border card turned out!

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  61. Beautiful cards, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck, Colette xx

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  62. Spectacular your cards beautiful work
    thanks for playing with us at PD
    Lidia <3<3<3

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  63. Hi Brenda, just catching up - a stunning set of cards, Love them all, but wouldn't have thought about using Ella B inside a frame. Love it.
    Avril xx

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  64. Fabulous selection of beautiful cards Brenda.. all so different but each so gorgeous... Hugs May x x x

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  65. Oh my!! These are all absolutely gorgeous
    x

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  66. Brenda, i wasn't sure which one you posted once i got to your blog..but they are all lovely! So happy to see you at Card Crafter's Circle hope to see you at our next challenge that starts soon.

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  67. Love all your cards but must admit the third one is my favourite. Hugs Denise xx

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  68. Oh so beautiful Brenda.....imagine all those years when people adhered to 'Blue and Green should never be seen'. They would miss out on wonderful things like your first card. Two wonderful Christmas cards too.

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  69. All your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! So much detail!!!! Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles! HUgsxx

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  70. Beautiful card and I have to agree with Alethea above, all your cards are gorgeous. I particularly like the colours in this one and that fabulous flower. Elizabeth xx

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  71. Brenda, your cards are just beautiful - such lovely colors and design elements on each one - they are all completely different, making each one more special. Pretty!

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