Saturday, 23 March 2013

Deco Delights and this weeks candy



Saturday morning can mean only one things, yep a new challenge at Allsorts and this week Tracy is our host and has the inspiring theme of 'Deco Delights' and our sponsors are The Craft Barn and DigiDarla.

This was a perfect opportunity for me to use one of the lovely Art Deco stamps from FlonzCraft, this one is is called 20's Fashion Girls 6 which I stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils and stamped Art Impression cobbled path to ground them and a few leaves across the top. I was a bit stumped for backing DP as I had nothing that really fitted the geometric style prints of the eara, but I managed to find a free download of a Art Deco inspired William Morris wallpaper. A few feathers and a beaded pin following some jewellery images I found from the 20's.

Now for this weeks candy giveaway, a pack of ten elegant tent cards and envelopes.

And the winner of last weeks candy is Aud - her Thursday comment came out of the hat, please mail me with your full postal addy Aud so I can get your stamps posted off to you.

And for those of you who missed last weeks post, I am giving away a craft item every week with the winner selected at random from all comments left during the week, more than one comment, extra chances to win. here's all you need to do:

1) Pop the logo above to your blog sidebar and leave a comment this week
2) And I would love it you were a follower (but no candy only blogs - I do check)

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

77 comments:

Iliana said...

I added logo on http://bizuteria-wg-iliany.blogspot.com/. I want have those beautiful cards :)

ALI said...

Brenda this is just gorgeous. Love those feathers. Is that a stamp you have used for the ground.

Wendy L said...

Beautiful image Brenda, love the pin and flower too. xxx

Helene E said...

gorgeous creation B, have a lovely Saturday :)

Michelle J M said...

This is such an elegant card Brenda, gorgeous! Love the feathers with the flower and beaded pin. Michelle x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love the colors of the vintage image .Your flower and pin is great.
gr Elly

Sonia said...

Fabulous card dearest Brenda^_^
Very elegant image and gorgeous embellishments^_^
Happy weekend my friend^_^
Sonia

Lynne K said...

Wow! Just fabulous, Brenda!

Have a lovely weekend
Lynne x

Janice said...

A beautifully decorated card, very elegant, Jx

Craftnut said...

Beautiful card b and very clever to make a matching pin! Where are the pretty tent cards from? Tracy x

Whisper said...

Very classy hun, and i'm loving all the feathers too, luv Sam x

rachel said...

Love your card - the feathers are just perfect for that image - brilliant work - and thanks for the chance with the candy Brenda - been looking at these cards xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, lovely image coloured beautifully.. Love the Wonderful elements & design..... Hugs May x x x

Congrats to Aud... enjoy!!

Marianne said...

Hi Brenda, I can see that Tracy's prompt was right up your alley, allowing you to use some more lovely ladies. Love the embellishments and that flower is gorgeous.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

Aluna said...

Beautiful card !!! Very elegant.. Hugs, Aluna

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower of your blog,That card is so gorgeous.Love all the details. joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

ania said...

Bardzo klimatyczna i elegancka:))

Phi said...

Lovely card Brenda. Love all the feathers and that flower is gorgeous. LOve that cobblestone path stamp too.

Sue - bearhouse said...

A beautiful and elegant card Brenda. I love the image and and gorgeous embellishments.
Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda such a gorgeous card...love the addition of your feathers and pin

Anne

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, love how you have framed the image with the oval die cut. Stunning flower and design. Tracy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I hope you are keeping well and warm, this card is beautiful I like the vintage ladies the feathers and the pin.
Kevin xx

Leanne said...

Beautiful card! Love the frame & embellishments.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, so elegant! I love the feathers :)

Tags xx

Frea said...

Gorgeous card sweetie, love those feathers, the're so fitting with the image! Have a great weekend, hugs Frea

Merry said...

Oh wow so elegant, love all those feathers. Didn't get any gardening done at our place today too much rain. :-)

Sarah said...

Fab card Brenda, shame we can't get frocks like that any more!! Sarahx

Aud said...

Lovely card Brenda love the oval die cut love how you found the wallpare to tie in with the image all looks fab.. so chuffed Ive won your candy I never hardly win its just made my weekend thank you so much. Aud x

iReneM said...

I love this! Your gorgeous flower, the beautiful pin and those lovely feathers are perfect adornments for these two elegant ladies :)
x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Brenda love that image and the die that frames it
jacqui x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty, I love the feathers and the flower and those ladies look so elegant, I hope you are well and having a good weekend, I will be posting attempt #2 at making a Brenda style card this evening =)
Lindsay xx

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous card, love the feathers and flower and pin, they really go well with the picture !!!
Paula

Paula (PEP) said...

The flower wiht the beaded pin looks absolutely perfect for those two ladies. Your cobbled path is delightful & I like your inclusion of those feathers which makes the whole rather decadent & certainly harking back to the 20s/30s era.
Paula (PEP)

Tedz said...

Hello Brenda, I'm back from Dorset where we've had snow, warm sunshine and extremely heavy, freezing rain so it's nice to be home. All your makes since my last comment are gorgeous - especially the poppy ones and today's is no exception. I love the way you made this flower and used the feathers. I must make some more cards now to post. Hope you are feeling better, Pauline xx

Pat said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda, I love the image, the beautiful colours and the gorgeous flower.

Pat xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the way you have grounded the image. Love the flower and pins.
Avril xx

Vivi Morais said...

Brenda... It's a perfect card!!! Congrast!!!

xx

Pearl said...

Lovely vintage image and I like the feathers too. I have recently bought a lot of feathers for a project ( making some venetian masks) but if any are left over I shall use them on my cards.
Pearl x

Gail said...

Hi Brenda!
Hope you're feeling better!
Great card, and I love the feathers & pin!
Congratulations to Aud, and thanks Brenda for popping in to see what I've been up to!

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. It looks so elegant.
Hugs, Uta

Sally H said...

Stunning creation, Brenda! I love it! what a great image and beautiful rose too. Hope you are managing to stay warm and cosy x

Mrs A. said...

Lovely card. already got you on my side bar and this isa definitely one challenge I must enter. Hugs Mrs A.

Vicky said...

Beautiful Brenda...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, these ladies are very elegant and the embellishments are just perfect with them.

Congrats to Aud. She lives in my neck of the woods and is a friend of Carol (nnalorac)!

Take care,

Kat xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. The image looks fab and the lace and embellies are so pretty.
have a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

Gerrina said...

These ladies are also very elegant and I love the feathers; they fit right in! Great card! Hugs, Gerrina

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, the backing paper is just perfect - very art deco. The feathers and pin just finish the card off beautifully. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

Nikki said...

What a sweet card love the way you've done it and that frame is really elegant :) hugs Nikki

Tracy said...

This is so elegant and beautiful Brenda, love the extra stamps you've used to go with the ladies, especially the cobbles. Gorgeous feathers too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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

So beautiful and lovely. Like this ladies. Great work Breenda
nice weekend and lovely greet
Marja

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous, love those 'soft & fluffy' feathers, I've been trying to find some like these. The ones I've found are 'stiff'. Beautiful image as well along with the pin & flower. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Shanna Shands said...

Fabulously fun card. I love the flowers.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful selection of cards since my last visit. I am so glad that I wasn't born into the era of these ladies, I am so short I could never have looked that elegant :o)
Jackie xx

Ea Christiansen said...

What a lovely card and thank you for the chance of winning this gorgeous candy.
Hugz
Ea

catherine said...

Fantastic card Brenda and a great stamp for the theme. I think you have captured it so well. Thanks for the chance of another great giveaway too.
x catherine

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Brenda. I like the art deco stamp you used. I must try and find some of these as I love vintage style! hugs, Marlies

Annmaree (Emu) said...

ooh la la, gorgeous make Brenda!

Those beautiful ladies look stunning, especially embellished with the lace and flower and feathers! Very posh and fancy!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so elegant .. wish i was just as elegant lol... i love anything art deco and the embellies are fab
Lisa x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card with great details, looks fantastic.

sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely art deco card. Loving those cluster of feathers & hat pin x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Bev Henwood said...

What a lovely card ~ the Art Deco really looks fantastic and I love the colours. Bev xx

kelrit said...

Wonderful card! *_*

Hanneke said...

What a fabulous card! I love the image and colors. Hugs, Hanneke

Donna said...

This is such a beautiful card Brenda and I love the art deco image and pretty design, beautiful work as always :) Donna x

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty! Love that flower done in those designer paper colors - looks really unique! I have never seen a stick pin like that one. It is perfect with your ladies, and the colors selected. Very pretty, Miss B! hugs, de

Linby said...

Of course you know this is just my kind of card! Love it.
Lynn x

Kathleen said...

Hi Brenda,
This is a really lovely card, love the lace and the papers and all the embellishments but the image is not really my thing, but I can appreciate the work and the time that has gone into this card, the colouring is brilliant. I should also advise you that I am totally adverse to butterflies on cards, while I adore them in real life some of them on cards are dire.
I have just started to follow you, I don't know why it has taken me so long, because you do beautiful work.
I have not followed you because of your candy, I will not be entering into it. Also as with you, no doubt, you have things that you like and don't like, and I do not like to lie, if I have to comment on a card I try to praise the things that I do like and avoid the things that are not for me. Wouldn't do for us all to like the same things.BUT one thing I am totally with you is the Poppies.

Would just like to say thanks for your comments on my entries this month on the various challenges and to say thanks for the tip on Virgin insurance, I have actually taken out an insurance for just the cruise only with P&O but will be searching for a new quote for 12 months World wide when we get back. My Hubby said just to go for that for now so we didn't miss the deal as it was originally £1259 and it was on offer for £699
I think that they ask if you are going on a cruise now is because of the Costa Cruise's mishaps and the fact that that a few have been claiming for the D&V virus, but it is not the cruise lines fault,it is the passengers that won't admit it.
I have high blood pressure, under control and my Hubby has had a TIA but none of these warrant such a high rise in the price, well they didn't last year so why should they now.

Kath x

Jane said...

Congrats to Aud what lovely card blanks. Your Art Deco card is gorgeous Brenda...lovely embellies. Hope you are keeping warm in this artic weather.....brrrrr x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda and love all the details.
luv
Debby

walchowDesign said...

Stylish Deco card! Great details with all the embellies!

Juls said...

so very lush and elegant!! Hugs Juls

scrappymo! said...

What a lovely art deco image! You have done a great job finding that William Morris paper to download.
I took a little offense to one of the comments above and just wanted to say that I enjoy all cards...there is always an element of every card I view that I like and I chose to comment on those points. If there is something in a card that doesn't appeal to me, I keep it to myself...my Mum taught me if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it! This was a bit of advice that has worked well for me in my life...
So just wanted to add, please don't feel bad about any commenters need for negativity in the guise of being truthful!!!

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous deco card B, love the details, especially that beautiful pin x

Ardilla said...

Hi, Brenda!
Your card is really beautiful! I do like the die cut shape you've used...
Thanks for a new chance this week!!!
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Izzwizz said...

Fab card Brenda, I love the stickpin, it looks like it came straight out of a 1920s hat :-) Maddy x

AnyOldCraft said...

Oh my gosh.
This is beautiful.
The frame edging and the deco strips look just like the icing detail my mother used to put on cakes.

soccermom23 said...

I really like the elements that you used-especially the feathers. I am always interested in seeing them,but am never brave enough to try them myself. Kudos to you!

 
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