Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sew special



Good Morning Peeps, it's the first Sunday of the month which means time for new challenges at Stamping Sensations  where we have the theme 'Embossing and/or texture' and at Penny Black and More it's a bit of a double take 'Sew Special' and can be something for that special person, have some stitching, or even both.

For my Penny Black DT piece I have used the gorgeous PB Venetian Summer stamp coloured with watercolours. The backing DP's are My Minds Eye and I made the roses from the same using the Tonic Rose punch and stamp set and the leaves are a Memory Box die which I recently had from Coleman's Craft Warehouse for some sample cards.

I would like to enter this card into:

One Stop Craft - Flower Power
Crafters Circle - Buds, blooms and blossoms
Jellypark Friends - Girly
CRAFT - A stitch in time


As Tonic are our sponsors at Stamping Sensations this month I had a real dilemma what products to use as being on Ruth's DT I am lucky enough to own rather a lot of them. I dabbled for a week or so and made a couple of cards that ended up in the bin then I had the germ of an idea in the middle of the night.............as you do when the pain is keeping you awake, but it was productive time as I came up with something I am actually reasonably happy with now it's finished.

I bought a couple of shadow boxes at Stamperama which were in the cupboard taking up space, this one is 8x8. I started by coating it with gesso followed by a mixture of gold and beige acrylic paint, just adding it randomly here are there until the gesso was covered, then overstamped both the outer frame and inside aperture with a mixture of background stamps.

Next I made three roses from some music score using my Tonic Rose punch and stamp set and whilst they dried stamped some ivy (Chrysanthemum Pick of the Bunch stamp set) butterflies (Rudbeckia stamp set) and large leaves (Lily stamp set) on to brown and ivory bazzil. Once I had cut them all out I dipped all including the roses into UTEE in the melt pot and when cooled arranged them into the frame.

Needless to say I had great difficult taking photos as no matter which way I turned the shadow box I go reflection from the glass, but hopefully you can get the general idea.

I would like to enter this piece into:

Country View - How does your garden grow
Oozak - Earthtones
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything goes

I have another share for Penny Black and More using a FlonzCraft 20's lady image. Lots of background stamping with several Penny Black stamps over Dylusions, the lady was stamped and then bleached out. The sentiment, sadly long since discontinues is Penny Black as is the butterfly and I added some stitching around the sentiment to tie in with the theme.


I would like to enter this into:

Heck of a Challenge - Fashion
Fashionable Stamping - Anything goes

And finally before you all fall asleep on me this really is the last one, another for Stamping Sensations.


Just a little pretty fussy creation using Tonic Peruvian Lily stamp and punch set...............if I am honest this set really is my favourite one, some new Spellbinders and Teresa Collins DP, so quick and easy to make but I think rather pretty with those lovely flowers.

I would like to enter this card into:

My Time to Craft - Sentiment as focal point
Southern Girls - Sentiment of quote

I am really hoping you will join in our challenges this month, as always we have a fabulous collection of prizes at both and I can see plenty of scope to combine the two challenges if you wish.

Enjoy your Sunday and as always thank you so much for your visits and kind comment.

78 comments:

  1. Wow what a lovely collection of work Brenda its hard to choose between them
    jacqui x

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  2. Wow - you have been busy - great cards!

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  3. Wou Brenda, what a beautiful cards you made!
    Thank you for sharing your Flower Power with us in OneStopCraftChallenge this week.
    Hugs, Andreja

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  4. Oh wow Brenda - what a fabulous selection.My you've had a bust time time making this lot. Love them all.
    Beryl xx

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  5. I love them all, what is the die you used on the last o d? Tracy xx

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  6. Such an amazing and varied selection of makes!! Love your Vanitian masterpiece! Hugs Juls xxx

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  7. Brenda you have been such a busy lady...love all your cards particularly the first one...your frame is fabulous just love the shabby vintage look

    Anne

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  8. Morning Brenda!
    Woke up and it was raining , but now the sun is shining, lots of projects waiting inside!

    Fabulous creations, love the shadow box, gorgeous crackle structure.
    My favourite card are the first really feminine touch and the elegant last one.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend,-))m

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  9. Hey Brenda! Lots of lovely makes!

    Love that venetian beauty!

    The shadow box looks amazing! I love the crackle stamp on the outside, so cool!

    You know I love your Dylusion makes, gorgeous!

    And great use of the lovely nestie cuts and flowers on the last!

    Love seeing your work xoxo

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  10. Wow, Brenda what a lot you've made...!! All gorgeous in their own unique way.
    Hope you (and the team!) have a good day today....fingers crossed.

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  11. WOW Brenda, What a fabulous collection of cards, and the shadow box - well its just stunning!
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

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  12. wow Brenda - your work is breathtaking - I love all of the pieces but the first one is just so gorgeous - love it to bits. xx

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  13. I love the shadow box and all the cards Brenda. They are all gorgeous but my favourite is your "Sew special" card. Your subtle water colouring is lovely and gives a lovely softness to the image and background. Just beautiful.

    Shirley

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  14. ah some real stunners here B. love them ll and not even going to ask how nice those dylusion inks are :D

    ..you have been having fun!!

    Have not been around blogs much getting over cataract surgery but doing a Panpastel post hence my visit to your blog my dear :D

    .. when posted it will let you know.. have been having fun with them even though cant do some things can play with them!! love Shaz in oz.x

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  15. Wow, Brenda! How busy you have been and what a beautiful array of cards! Just stunning! I love them all!

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  16. Wow you really have been a busy little bee haven't you ?
    Your work is always so amazing.
    Good luck with all your entries hun

    Julie

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  17. A fabulous selection of cards Brenda. I keep going back to have another look. They are all gorgeous but I do LOVE the top one! Mind you I always love your cards!
    Have a lovely bank holiday
    Lorraine x

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  18. Golly - you've been busy, Brenda, and with such beautiful results. I love the delicate die-cutting and layering of the pretty yellow card, but most of all that amazing altered frame - what a fabulous make! (You could also pop it in to the Anything Goes at Our Creative Corner, perhaps?!)
    Alison xx

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  19. OMG you have been busy. A wonderful selection this morning :O)
    Jackie xx

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  20. Wow, you have been bussy again! Love the crackle-stamping on the frame and the flowers in it. The PB-stamp is great and your coloring perfect! The purple and yellow card has a beautiful image and great background! Your last card is super in it´s classic design... Sending you some energy and hope that the warmer weather does you some good... Hugs, Gerrina

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  21. Oh my Brenda it looks like you have been having a right old play....what great projects, I bet you had loads of fun making them - fabulous! Cheers Claire x x

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  22. Crikey Brenda, which do i love most. Love the Venice stamp (I adore Venice), all so beautiful. xxx

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  23. Beautiful, beautiful cards, Love your flowers.
    Gr Elly

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  24. Wow, what a collection of creations! They're all fantastic Brenda, I'm sorry to read that you were kept awake with your pain though. The shadow box is sooo beautiful! And I love the elegance of the first card, very modern ladylike! The colours on the vintage lady card are amazing, and I just love the sentiment on the last card :)

    Tags xx

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  25. WOW!! A really stunning selection of creations today Brenda.
    I love the colour schemes, gorgeous images and your flowers looks amazing
    Sue xx

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  26. Oh wow Brenda you have been so busy. I like each of them but have to say that first card is amazing. Great colours and wonderful image
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  27. I love that first one especially - I think it's the way you used black with the soft rosy pink & the subtle colouring of the background buildings & your signature sun. Your shadow box really makes me think of an on old-fashioned specimen case - your backgrounds are wonderfully authentic.
    With the 'Cherish' card it's the combination of the gingham ribbon with the chequered Pointille stamping that caught my imagination in conjunction with the butterfly - brain pinging with 'harlequin'. The lilies in your final creation are just a wonder & I love the sentiment. I'm on lily beetle & slug picking duty...........
    Paula (PEP)

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  28. Wow, Brenda, how busy are you.
    These are so beautiful, all different, all gorgeous,
    Rosie x

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  29. Wow you've been a busy bee Brenda. Your first card is very elegant and a lovely colourway, love the box - very reminiscent of those old frames. I like your third card best because of the colours, very pretty lace as well. (The PB T for Transparent social butterfly set has similar butterflies and is in stock at Handy Hippo). Your last card is also very pretty and the Lilies are lovely. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Pauline xx

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  30. tudo perfeito como sempre , bom domingo para vc , bjs

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  31. I don't know how you manage to keep coming up with so many stunning designs, Brenda! Takes me all my time to think of one! These are all totally gorgeous. x

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  32. Well you have been a busy girl Brenda. What an elegant lady in the first on and such lovely colours. The shadow box looks amazing, love the UTEE flowers, leaves and butterflies. Another elegant lady and lovely colours in the next card and what can I say about the last card. It's just so pretty with the subtle colours and those gorgeous flowers.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Kat xx

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  33. Lost for words! Such beautiful cards ,all of them and the shadow frames are fantastic

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  34. Wow 4 pieces today!! Love love the first card though. That image is just beautiful.

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  35. I love the colours and the delicate way you have used on the first card. The shadow box is awesome - I would sit for a while staring at it to see what you have used to make it. I love the inkiness of the third I love and wish I could do that! Then the fourth is so pretty, delicate and feminine.
    However I am in awe that you can do all four styles so beautiully hugs Karen x

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  36. Wow! Jack pot today, Miss Brenda, with your beautiful creations. I had never heard of the Tonic brand of punches and stamps before. And I do love them. Are the punches terribly difficult to use for someone with bad hands? The rounded edges look like they would not hurt as much. Are the stamps the little "details" which are stamped AFTER the punch is used? Because the flowers are so pretty, I sure would like to try them out. I wonder if there is a US vendor. My favorite card is the golden yellow with the lilies, so gorgeous (very happy and cheery). But your top card in the pretty pink-coral color is fabulous! Love the way the flowers match the background papers - it's very striking with the black leaves. All your projects are amazing, and I am very grateful that you are able to do so much and share with the rest of us! (your shadow box is beautiful) hugs, de

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  37. Such amazing creations Brenda. Love them all, those flower punches really make such gorgeous flowers!

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  38. Oh WOW!
    Trust me, no one is falling asleep!
    Love the last one!
    Would make an amazing Graduation card!

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  39. Wow you have been busy. These are all wonderful creations.

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  40. full an insperations post - every card is a peace of art work, love every of it!

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  41. These are all just gorgeous Brenda, love the shadow box with the flowers. My favourite though is the first card with that absolutely gorgeous image beautiful colouring and stunning flowers.

    Pat xx

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  42. All of these are just stunning Brenda. love the flowers and all the colours and images
    x catherine

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  43. Well you have spoilt us today such beautiful makes. Love that top image and some gorgeous sentiments

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  44. you've been busy with making cards, Brenda! I like the first stylish and elegant style with the bold contrasting stitches. Inspiring work as always!

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  45. Oh Brenda I love these! I really do! Hope your weekend is going well. Judy x

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  46. Fab! Fab! Fab! what else is there to say!? x

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  47. Brenda you have been a busy little bee. Everyone is adorable and more but I do have a fave and she is the PB butterfly and Flonz lady the colours are gorgeous ... love it.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  48. Wow Brenda, some lovely projects today.

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  49. I love the soft water colouring on the card you entered at Card Crafter's Circle....it's a little beauty....thanks for sharing. All of your creations are just gorgeous.

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  50. Wow mrs can you produce the goods or what! You always have such a beautiful variety in your cards, so hard not to like them lol. I think the first one has got my attention this time.

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  51. WOW Brenda you have been very busy and l hope you are having a well deserved rest/lie down today. Love all the makes and the shadow box looks very interesting and looks like a lot of work in it too. Love the peruvian lily too - l loved it on a previous post and think it just might make its way onto my long wish list. Take care x Susan x

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  52. My goodness Brenda, you've been busy. I love ALL of these!,! The image on the first card reminds me of the hats I used to love to wear in the 80s, very Audrey Hepburn!

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  53. they're diecuts on the last one are so beautiful and I live your inking. If your oriental stamps want to come out to play, you should just let them you know, it doesn't do to keep them locked away too long lol! Hope you are having a great bank holiday weekend. Maddy xxx

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  54. I think that the last card is wonderfull!!!

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  55. Such a feast for ones eyes today Brenda, so lovely the different looks. Lie in bed too and conjure up images of my next card lol, doesn't always turn out anything like I was planning. Carolxx

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  56. A fabulous set of cards, so very classy and using some fantastic images, all so very different and show just how very talented you are. If you are interested my favorite is the gold, reach for the stars one.
    Love it to bits.

    Kath x

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  57. Brenda, these are all so beautiful! You have been a very busy crafter this week! Thanks for entering your lovely earthtones card in our May challenge at Oozak, and good luck!

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  58. wow, all so gorgeous brenda! i always love how you can create a number of projects and they are all so unique and varied in composition, colours and style.
    linda

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  59. WOW...A wonderful set of Gorgeous cards, You busy girl.. I can't choose a Fav... as the all are Just Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

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  60. A beautiful shadow box Brenda, the colour work and texture effects are fab. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month. Chris xxx

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  61. Great creations. Love the flowers.

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  62. ooh what fabulous cards .. i love the top one - the colours and the flowers.. but then i love the background on he Flonz card .. and the die cuts in that last one are beautiful.. oh what the heck i love them all lol
    Thanks for joining our Fashion challenge at Heck of a challenge this month
    Lisa x

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  63. Wonderful creations as always Brenda, you always make such beautiful flowers and use the prettiest die cuts. And that shadow box is really gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  64. Hello busy bee ! :-))
    My God, all these creations are beautiful ! So niiiiiice box !
    xxx

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  65. Wow, I'm missing words, so many wondeful creation. Fanstastic. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

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  66. Well what can I say except all of your creations above are fantabulous.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week. We hope to see you in future challenges
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  67. I like the creation you have done for CRAFT the stitching is lovely and your image and colour happy crafting to you
    Rachel GDT for may

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  68. Oh Brenda you are so talented.4 different projects, yet such techniques and attention to detail.I am in awe dearie.Truly inspiring.Hugs Debbie x

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  69. Hi Brenda, hope you're keeping well.

    Fab collection of cards here. I really like your entry for My Time to Craft this week, its very pretty and I love the colour.

    Thank you for joining us at My Time to Craft this week, we hope to see you again soon! Wedgie xxx

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  70. Fabulous job on your card Brenda, wonderful spellbinder dies!

    So glad that you joined us at Southern Girls Challenges!

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    http://www.akstamping.blogspot.com

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  71. Great inspirational work. Keep it up.
    Great information and well written.
    Simran Kaur
    Accounts Software For Small Business

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  72. Hi Brenda,, Love the background on this beautiful card, gorgeous image and lace.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  73. That's a very chic gal strolling thru the city. Great image.
    thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.

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  74. wonderful cards have you create. the first one is my favorite card.

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  75. What beautiful creations you have made! Each and everyone is stunning! Thanks for playing the Oozak challenge!

    -Samantha

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  76. Don't know how I managed to miss these gorgeous creations Brenda. They're all stunning.
    Lovely to have you with us at FSC too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  77. wowzers.. they are all amazing!!! thanks for playing at a heck of a challenge xx

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  78. The cards are beautiful, especially the first one.

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