Sunday, 6 January 2013

Friendship



It's the first Sunday of the New Year so that means new challenges to tell you about at Stamping Sensations, where are theme selected by our very own Tracy is 'Friendship', at Penny Black and More we we are thinking ahead to Valentines and Spring weddings with the theme 'Love is in the Air' and at Craft a Scene we would like to see 'Snowy Cottages'. 

At all three challenges we have some fabulous prizes on offer from a host of wonderful sponsors so please do pop over to the challenge blogs to check them out.

My card at the top is my DT piece for Stamping Sensations which I kept fairly simple as the Marianne die is so very pretty. The roses and leaves are also made Marianne dies. I would like to enter this card for:

Sweet Stampin - White plus one
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything Goes



The middle card is again fairly simple, I cut three heart shapes into a piece of copy paper and use them as a mask to shade the shapes with Panel Pastels, then stamped Penny Black image through the apertures. The sentiment is from the same slapstick stamp set........details in the thumbnails below.

As I have used Pan Pastels on the above card I thought I would enter it for their challenge:

Pan Pastels - Anything Goes
Hotshot Crafts - Clean and Simple


My final piece is using one of Teri's lovely Delicious Doodles wintertime images, which I printed out and coloured very lightly with Pan Pastels. I distress the edges a little to give it an aged feel and simply matted it onto some red card stock and added a red satin ribbon.

Thanks so much for taking a look and I really hope you'll be able to join in with our challenges this month.

61 comments:

  1. Первая очень стильная))) И все очень красивые своей лаконичностью.

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  2. I like all your cards, but my favourite is the second one. They are all very elegant. Hugs! xx

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  3. Wow, you have been busy Brenda! Fantastic cards, and all so different.
    Dot x

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  4. 3 Gorgeous cards Brenda, I've posted my friendship card on my blog. janex

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  5. beautiful collection!! love the first one it is just stunningly beautiful!! Hugs Juls

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  6. Beautiful creations Brenda, so true to your gorgeous creative style. Thank for letting me know about this challenge.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  7. £ fabulous cards Brenda...your black and white one is stunning, haven't tried any Pan Pastels yet and love the image on your Christmas card

    Anne

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  8. Beautiful cards Brenda, love the die in the first, so elegant and makes a statement on its own. Would you believe I was lucky enough to win some pan pastels so will be having a wee go very soon. Love how you have used yours, very inspiring. Have a lovely day mrs.

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  9. WOW!! Yet another stunning selection of cards Brenda.
    I love the elegant friendship card. The hearts card is such a beautiful design and the final card is such a gorgeous image and coloured perfectly.

    Sue

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  10. I really love your MD friendship card !!
    Love those dies...have to clear up my craft room because my lacey frame die is missing ( guess it popped out my dies holder...).

    Ciao from Italy,
    Blankina

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  11. Great makes Brenda, love all three and adore your flowers on the top one, Jx

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  12. That die truly is awesome =).
    Glad to see you ventured into the digi world, and pulled it off marvellously!

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  13. Fabulous cards, Brenda! Black and white is always so striking. Certainly is a gorgeous die and the roses are stunning. Love the snowy cottage scene too. Have a good week,

    Lynne x

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  14. All lovely cards as usual hun , I love the subtle colouring on the winter scene

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  15. I'm very impressed with those roses - they look super making that card so elegant & classy. I love the way you've arranged it all & how the die-cut works so beautifully with the shape of the easel elements. The second is a beauty too & I love the technique you used. As for the edges of your last one - quite spectacularly aged!
    Paula (PEP)

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  16. Love the flowers on the first one and a great idea to use the heart-form this way on the second. What did you use for the snow on the last one? Hugs, Gerrina

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  17. All of these are just beautiful Brenda. Love the stylishness of them all.
    x catherine

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  18. Three gorgeous cards, Brenda! The die on the first is soo beautiful and you have used it to perfection. Such an elegant and classy card. The hearts are beautiful and your snowy cottage is so pretty - reminds me of tinted photographs. Hope you have a great day my friend x

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  19. Such a fabulous trio of cards, Brenda. Each one beautiful in their own way x

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  20. Hi Brenda, Happy new year!
    Love all of your three cards, so fabulous start;-))m

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  21. These are all beautiful Brenda, so gorgeous! I love the monochrome on the first one, the repeated hearts and the beautiful snowy scene on the last one is so gorgeous! I love all the sparkle and I love postboxes in winter scenes too :)

    Tags xx

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  22. Super classy design and image thanks for joining in this week.

    Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk

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  23. Lovely cards Brenda, especially the last one, love that image and love the way you worked with it! Hugs Frea

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  24. OMG ! Love the sweet colors of the card 3 ! But love all of them ! so chic, so sweet, so youuuu ! :-))
    xxx

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  25. HAppy New Year Brenda!
    What a gorgeous collection of cards you have here. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month! Wedgie xxx

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  26. Beautiful cards Brenda, I like the roses and the die cut on the first, the hearts on the second and all the sparkle on the third, Have a good week.
    Kevin xx

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  27. Hi Brenda, These are all so lovely! Judy x

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  28. What a gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. I love the shape of the first one and the intricacy of that lovely Marianne die. The second one is simply elegant. The third one is so realistic, a real wintry scene. That's a really old pillar box!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  29. Lovely cards Brenda. The soft Pan Pastel colouring on the third card gives a lovely water colour look to the image. The more vibrant colouring and stamping of the hearts make a very elegant card and the gorgeous Marrianne die on the top speaks for itself. Those roses are lovely too.
    Beryl xx

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  30. What a fabby collection of cards, they are all stunning and difficult to pick my favourite !!, Luv Sam x

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  31. Beautiful pieces Brenda, the die on the first card does look fabulous, and I love how you made those flowers.
    Love the simple design on the second card, I was so sure you used heart stamps for the card, what a fabulous idea to create a mask. Must remember that!!
    Gorgeous scene on the last card, love all the sparkle!

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  32. Hi Brenda, Fabulous set of cards, love the masking idea on the 2nd one.
    Hope all is well
    Avril xx

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  33. Wow a creative feast for the eyes today ! I love that die on the first one, the masked hearts are so beautiful and love the glitter snow on the 3rd ! It would be difficult to pick a favorite, so I won't try ! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

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  34. all lovely cards, specially the black and white one, it very elegant!!!
    Paula

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  35. Three absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, the first so beautiful and elegant, the second clean and simple, and I love the image on the third, I bought this image last week having seen it on someone's blog and now having seen it again can't wait to use it, I love the way you have coloured it.

    Pat xx

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  36. Beautiful cards Brenda, l love the effect the masking gives for the Penny Black stamp, it looks so elegant.x Susan x

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  37. Three very different and beautiful cards Brenda. I love the elegant black & white friendship card, lovely hearts on the second and pretty image and glitter on the third.
    Lorraine x

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  38. Really lovely cards, love the first one.

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  39. Wow! These are all so stunning Brenda, I love the black and white and the shape on the first one and the die cuts are so pretty. The second one is so elegant and beautiful, those hearts are gorgeous and the panpastels on Teri's gorgeous image look amazing and really bring it to life, love them all
    Lindsay xx

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  40. Oooops forgot to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog as well
    Lindsay xx

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  41. Three stunning cards. I do especially love that first card x

    Happy New Year x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. These really are three gorgeous cards. I love them all...they are so different and each is beautiful in its own way!

    Love the glitter on the last one. I think it would be perfect for a from Canada to you card for my relatives at Xmastime. Off to go check out that site!

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  43. Happy New Year Brenda. These creations certainly have the WOW factor especially that first one, they are all stunning.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  44. gorgeous cards brenda! the black and white is so elegant and the red and white soft and elegant too. i love the winter cottage card - it looks very cozy, even though it would be very cold with all the snow.
    linda

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  45. Beautiful cards...especially love the first with the grey flowers!!!

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  46. Fabulous work here. Thank you so much for entering our PanPastels Challenge.
    Eileen xx

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  47. Wonderful cards Brenda.
    luv
    Debby

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  48. Thank you for your visit, Brenda and your kind comments. As you probably realised, I took the post box from the image you used and put it over the US box on the one I chose. It is interesting to see how we have treated the images in a totally different way, which is exactly as it should be. Yours gives a lovely misty atmospheric feeling. It will be good to see how others use the images. xx Maggie

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  49. Three more wonderful cards, I especially love the last one.

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  50. Three very fabulous creations, I love the scene, the subtleness of the colours.
    The friendship is very striking and the hearts are gorgeous too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  51. Happy New Year.
    Wonderful cards. I have that last image too - it does make for a lovely card, so quintessentially English.
    Lynn x

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  52. Wonderful cards! Each one is so pretty! Hugs, Gail

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  53. P.S. Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge. :) Hugs, Gail

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  54. wow love your creations!! they're soo lovely!!!

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  55. Hi there, what a wonderful selection of cards. Both so very elegant and lovely colours,

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

    Sarah

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  56. That first card is very striking, the second such a simple but very effective idea and the third is a beautiful card too.

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  57. Oh my gosh.
    Brenda that winter scene is stunning.
    You have coloured it so beautifully it really does look like you can just walk right into it.
    Loving the whole 3D look of this card.
    What is the glitter you have used.
    It is so pretty.

    Julie

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