Sunday, 3 February 2013

Foxes, fur and feathers




Morning everyone, time for our new monthly challenges............would you believe I had my post all ready to go for a good couple of weeks ago, then for reasons known only to Blogger it totally disappeared so this is a bit of a hasty one.

At Stamping Sensations our new theme is Fur and Feathers, at Penny Black and More we are going Pink, Pearly and Swirly and at Craft a Scene we want to see lighthouses in Let Your Light Shine.

The card at the top is my fur offering using a gorgeous new stamp from Sutter Stamps..............my plan to refrain from any new stamps for a few months lasted zilch seconds and I have to say I love this one. It is coloured with Pan Pastels with a little shading with watercolour pencils.

And a rarity for me as I am entering some challenges:

Pan Pastels - Animals
Raise the bar - Animal Attraction



The pink card above is really quite a simple one using dies, ribbons and lace and a Penny Black stamp for the focal sentiment.



Next my feather offering using a Crafty Individuals stamp and the same colouring system as the top card. I kept the colours and embellies rustic to compliment the image.



My lighthouse scene uses an Art Impression lighthouse, Sutter Stamps waves and rocks and cloud cumulus from Stampscapes and you got it.......Pan Pastels.



And finally, a really simply stamped card using a Penny Black sentiment and a baroque corner from Flonz Craft, some pearls and ribbon.

Have a good Sunday everyone, I am slowly getting round to everyone, only short comments so far but I'm building on it.


62 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Wow what a lovely array of cards Brenda all lovely
jacqui x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun each and everyone a real master piece,but if I really had to choose I would pick the one with those wee ducks on that really did draw my eye in its just stunning hun like all your work is,have a lovely sunday sweetie take care,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Jolara said...

all so very beautifull ! Hugs joyce

Chasia said...

So many different but great cards!

Lynne K said...

Wow, what a stunning set of cards, Brenda, and all so different! Wish I had half your imagination. I think my favourite is the CI mallards. Oh, and of course you 'need' the owls! x

Wendy L said...

What a great selection of cards, all so diferent and all lovely. xxxx

Beryl said...

Fabulous selection of cards Brenda. I love the fox scene - not ordered stamps from the states before but I think I might just have to have this one. Your colouring of the mallards is spot on - amazing work.
Beryl xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

My goodness Brenda! A wonderful selection of cards, each one beautifully designed. I love the variety of images, styles and colours you have used.
I hope you have a good Sunday
Sue

Fliss said...

An absolutely gorgeous array of cards Brenda. All so different and equally beautiful.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

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

Such a great work Brenda. Love the foxes scene and the birds specially. Marvelous
Have a nice Sunday and lovely greet
Marja

Linby said...

wow what an eclectic mix of cards. They are all brilliant as usual. I do love how you used the memory box poppy die, and the last one, the use of the corner is fab.
Lynn x

Joan said...

A fabulous set of cards Brenda and I especially love the one with ducks, a real rustic feel and has given me an idea for my Brother-in-laws birthday card!

Joan

Sasha said...

Such a wonderful selection of cards, Brenda. Your work is always a joy to see x

Paula (PEP) said...

I particularly like your Baroque Corner creation but it is the Mallards Scene that takes my breath away, though it was a close run thing with your foxes.
Hope the weather is better where you are. We were going to sweep up the leaves but the forecast for sunny weather was most definitely wrong.........
Take care
Paula (PEP)

Alison said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Penny Black sentiment - wish I could live my life like that.

Hugs
Alison xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I love the foxes and the ducks
Kevin xx

Jo Channon said...

Hi Brenda,

Well what can I say to this display of your work. Just stunning everyone of them. I particularly love the first one with the Sutter Stamps (these are new to me but I am heading to their site as we speak to have a look at what else they have) this is a fabulous image and the pan pastel work on it is extremely good. You are so talented. Jo x

Kathyk said...

Fab projects

Kathyk

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creations,love the first card.

Gail said...

Awesome cards Brenda!
Hope you & Holly are feeling better!

Tanya said...

These are all fantastic Brenda! I really love the duck one, it's such a perfect countryside card, so beautiful :) I love the two cards with the sentiment as the focal point, they're both such nice words...The foxes are gorgeous too! Reminds me of a foxcub around here that i suspect was orphaned, it used to hang around our front door and eat the food we put out for the cats - alongside the cats! Such a cute thing to see :)

Hope you're having a nice weekend and that both you and Holly are doing well.

Tags xx

Ellie said...

These are stunning Brenda! Love how you popped up the fox in the first card, and such a beautiful scene! Gorgeous die and embossing on your second piece, a really stunning masculine creation with the ducks on your 3rd piece, love the use of raffia ribbon! Your lighthouse card is so gorgeous too, the sky looks just amazing!
And I love the simplicity of the last card, really beautiful how that sentiment is framed!
Hope you had a wonderful Sunday Brenda!

Marianne said...

Such a fabulous selection of cards Brenda. The duck card is my favourite of the bunch. I love the rustic feel of this one andd the way you have used the die cuts and raffia. I also love how you have used the Flonz corner stamp to create a very elegant CAS card.

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, a beautiful card selection - wow! I like the diversity of styles and techniques, and the beauty in each of your cards. Lovely!

Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! All totally stunning! Beautiful scenes, and I can see why you fell in love with those foxes. I think I need those sutter waves, too!

Whisper said...

Gorgeous collection of cards hun, Luv Sam x

Dora said...

beautiful!! beautiful! beautiful!!, amazing, specially the first one. I like the foxscene.
greetings

Gerrina said...

What a great row of cards! I'm not to much in to pink, but live the sentiments1 The ducks and feathers are so great and the first card is my fav! Thanks for leaving a little comment on my blog. Hope you are slowly getting a little bit uo again! Hugs, Gerrina

Terry said...

Oh my goodness your projects all look amazing, fabulous colors and animals in there wowwzerssss Thank you for sharing your stunning projects with PanPastel UK Brenda, wow Hugs Terry xxxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. All so different and all so fabulous!
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards again today Brenda, love how you have used the Flonz corner to create the beautiful shape, it looks so elegant.
I have been weak today too, l keep saying no more stamps until l have inked up my unused - went to Taylors today for card for stamping - came out with 2 sale stamps, MB Poppy Die some 12x12 papers, they did not have the card l wanted. Take care and hope Holly has been a bit better today too x Susan x

Claire Phillips said...

What a lovely selection of cards Brenda, I really love the duck card - just fabulous colours and mix of elements. Cheers Claire x

Jackie said...

What an absolutely amazing selection of cards, I love every single one of them but the first is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! You have been busy, these are all so gorgeous Brenda, I love those foxes and the one with the ducks is fabulous too all beautiful designs though. Hope you are keeping well. Whilst I am here thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog as well
Lindsay xx

butterfly said...

Another wonderful array of cards, Brenda - I'm another duck fan! I think it's a brilliant card - gorgeous rustic colours and perfect embellishing!
Alison x

Marianne said...

Lovely cards!! Love the cards with the animals!! Hugs,
Marianne

pinky said...

Oh my word woman how do you do it. What a screen full of eye candy. Your cards are always so fabulous Brenda. When you start holding classes at your house I'll be there!!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wonderful set of cards Brenda! Each one is fabulous creations, my favourite this time is the ducks, lovely rusty still so stylish.
Hope your are feeling better;-))m

Sally H said...

Four stunning cards, Brenda! I can see why you love the foxes - so beautiful. Those mallarts are gorgeous, and your lighthouse scene is brilliant too. I need the waves stamp!

Stamps and Paper said...

A fabulous collection of cards Brenda but my favourite is the duck one...

Anne

Tracy said...

Where do I start with all this gorgeousness. I love your Fur & feathers, the rustic look on the duck cardis brilliant. I love them all but the duck one is my favourite.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

ALI said...

Wow what a fabulous selection of cards, I can't pick a fav.

Kat said...

Wow Brenda you have been busy and what a stunning selection of cards. Love the one with the foxes. Just a pity such beautiful animals can be so nasty. And I love the simple elegance of the last one. I'm quite into CAS at the moment!

Take care,

Kat xx

catherine said...

these are all just super Brenda. like the first one as I am also having a card for a Happy Birthday sam. My son turns 18 this month.
x catherine

linda said...

wow, i love your soft blending with the pan pastels brenda! all these cards are gorgeous and all so beautifully put together and suited for the challenges.

Min egen hälsoresa said...

Beautiful card all of them.
Happy creative week to you!

Susan

SusanLotus said...

Sorry, I signed in with my other blog id.
This is the correct one for my hobbyblogg. :)

Susan

Helena said...

Fab all cards! Your coloring is stunning. hugs, Helena

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love all of your gorgeous cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Helena said...

Fab all cards! Your coloring is amusing. hugs, Helena

Ruth said...

Beautiful collection of cards - so different and so gorgeous! Ruth x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Love the foxy-loxy's! and the ducks too! The quotes rock too! Way to go!

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, what a beautiful array of cards. I do love that fox stamp and the frosty effect is stunning. The seascape has to be my favourite, I have a bit of a 'lighthouse fetish lol so I'll have to play along with that challenge. Hope you're having a good day
Claire xx

Claire said...

oops I was so carried away looking at all these lovely cards i forgot to say thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

MaggieC said...

What a lovely collection of cards and so varied. Thank you for your visit, and I quite agree we certainly need some proper summer this year. Some of the farmers reckon they need a good drought to drop the water level enough to get on their land. Meanwhile, more pictures of sunshine are welcome. xx Maggie

scrappymo! said...

My sister the rider will love that first card with teh foxes...It has a hand draw look about it! I always email her with the horsey/fox/dogs and farm type cards! teehee I gues I am working on her to give card making a try!

The second is so effective...that die is just gorgeous with that sentiment on it. You really tied the black elements in. This is a real eye catching card.

The third has a great masculine feel and the fourth...oh my...your scenes are always created with such attention to detail.

Your last card is simple yet stunning!

Deanna said...

Beautiful collection of artwork, love the color and compositions of each. Wish I was as productive as you are-hugs Deanna

Tedz said...

These are all so different Brenda but all lovely. That Marianne die looks lovely in pink/white as well - a very pretty card. I love all the scenic ones you do they are brilliant. The rustic one is my favourite. Take care, Pauline xx

Tracie said...

beautiful selection of cards. Thanks for joining in the pan pastel UK challenge

Izzwizz said...

My goodness, you have been busy! We had a fox just like one of those plodding across the yard this morning. Broad daylight and bold as brass. He's after our hens so we have had to keep them closed in their run for a while, guess the foxes are hungry this time of year. Your cards are all beautiful. My favourite is the CI stamped one with the ducks. I love the colours you have used, and the texture from the raffia and fabric. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Maddy x

~*Joni said...

Brenda what a beautiful lineup of cards! Love all of them, such great details and perfect embellishments. Thank you for playing along in our Animal challenge this week at Raise The Bar! ~*Joni RTB DT

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Wow - lots of beautiful and stunning cards :)
I love the fox card the most - it´s awesome :)
*Hugs, Inger*

 
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