Saturday, 7 September 2013

Butterflies and Saturday candy



Our lovely Tracy Mouse is our host at Allsorts this week and would like to see butterflies featuring on our work so a theme I really love. Our sponsors this week are DigiStamp and FlonzCraft.

Two cards for me, the first using several stamps from one of our sponsors FlonzCraft, etched rose, butterfly corner and butterfly trio stamped onto a background of Dylusions Turquoise and Purple, a spritz of pearl glimmer mist then bleached out here and there. I added a little gold embossing to the rose and butterfly, the finally some lace and cord and two sentiment from Stamp Addicts Dream set.


And for my second card I started by masking the reverse side of a piece of centura pearl cardstock then adding distress inks mowed grass, peeled paint and olive to about three quarters of the area then spritzing with water..............dependent on how much water you add it might ooze under the edges of the masking tape as mine did but I thinks this adds a bit more interest. With the tape still in place I stamped the grasses using the same inks, then removed the tape and stamped the Penny Black butterflies, a little branch and added a birdie as well.

Now for the winners of last weeks candy who is Ruby, well done please mail me with your full name and postal addy. And this week I thought something a bit Christmassy, this lovely Christmas rose stamp and some ribbons, same rules as usual....................
  • Add the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar to your sidebar (not this picture)
  • Be a follower of my blog
  • A random winner will be selected from all comments left on my blog between now and Friday, so two comments during the week two chances of winning and so on.
  • The winner will be announced next Saturday
Have a great weekend Peeps.


Note added: Ruby has been in contact with me this morning and is concerned that her name came out when she forgot to add my Saturday Candy logo to her blog and feels it would be unfair to claim the prize. Despite my reassurances she has asked me to re-draw the prize which I think is very honest of her so thank you Ruby and the name which came out of a new draw is Phill. Please mail me by Friday 13th, should I not hear from you I will reluctantly re-draw.  Re-drawn 13/9 and winner Emeli advised by e.mail

79 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love that butterfly on the second card which I think is my favourite, because it's so bright and fresh! Have a great weekend.

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  2. Love all those beautiful blues in the first card and the second card is lovely and elegant. Have a great weekend Brenda!

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  3. Oops, I'm getting my Brenda's mixed up :-) But have a great weekend nonetheless.

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  4. Gorgeous cards, both of them, specially love the way you used the string in the top one!

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  5. Stunning cards B, but I really love the second one!

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  6. Two beautiful cards, love them both

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  7. Hi Brenda...these are totally gorgeous! ummm, I can't decide with one I like best, both are great! I love butterflies too.
    Dot x

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  8. Today's cards are just wonderful, Brenda. First I was going Oh wow, I love those purples and blue with the subtle gold touches ... and then I saw your serene card in green...
    Congrats to Phi and hats off to Ruby for being so honest.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. both creations are wonderful, have a lovely Saturday!

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  10. Both beautiful cards Brenda. Two completely different styles - love them both.
    Beryl xx

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  11. Two lovely cards Brenda, first one is fave though, xxx

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  12. two beautiful butterfly cards Brenda - just stunning - both fabulous colours xx

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  13. I love the stamps you used on both your butterfly cards, Brenda. Fabulous Dylusions colours and bleaching technique on your first card and great layering of distress inks on your second card. Gorgeous effects on both of them x

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  14. Oh my, two stunning cards B, I'm loving them both, really wan't to try the technique you've used on the second, keep an eye out for that one lol! Have a great weekend, Julie.x

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  15. Two absolute stunners, Brenda! I love them both. The colours on the first are gorgeous, and I love the simplicity of the second. Have a lovely weekend x

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  16. Your card is absolut fantastic. I love it! I love butterflies and yours is an special cute one.
    Hugs Nadja

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  17. beautiful butterflies and card brenda, tempting candy. thanks for the chance

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  18. Stunning cards Brenda. I love the inky backgrounds, gorgeous colours and beautiful images.
    I hope you are having a good weekend
    Sue xx

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  19. Gorgeous cards Brenda, I love them both! The mystical magical feel of the first one is so nice, and I love the summery vibes from the second one, so gorgeous both :)

    Tags xx

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  20. Love the butterfly theme on both your gorgeous cards Brenda...

    Anne

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  21. Great cards Brenda!! My fav is the first one; so richly stamped and great colours. Love the gold touch!
    xxx Marianne

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  22. Two absolutely gorgeous card! I especially LOVE that first one! The glold embossing around the edges makes it so rich feeling. Thanks for another chance to win.

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  23. beautiful tone on tone inking..gorgeous card!

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  24. HI Brenda, I love both designs. The top one with all the gold accents and vibrant Dylusions is awesome, also like your lace (I have to go looking for some). The bottom in CAS style shows off your beautiful inking. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  25. I'm a huge fan of butterflies and both your cards are beautiful. I love the colours of the first one, all the purples and blues together are gorgeous.

    Aww, how lovely and honest of Ruby! She deserves something just for being honest, not too many people around like that these days.

    Congratulations to Phi, enjoy your candy.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  26. HI Brenda, Two gorgeous cards,and both so different. Love the images you've used on both.
    Avril xx

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  27. Beautiful cards Brenda! I really love the blue one :)
    Pearl x

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  28. Two beauties today Brenda!! I particularly like the fab lace on the first
    (I managed to get 5 metres of the same for 25p a metre at our local wool shop...bargain!!)
    and the colour of the second. Have a good weekend xx

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  29. Hi Brenda,

    Thank u for sharing this gorgeous cards.... Love Butterflies... Love the colors in the first card and the second card's simplicity...
    Thats a cute candy n thank u for the chance....

    Hugs
    Catherine

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  30. lovely cards Brenda!
    Hugs
    Jaya

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  31. Hi Brenda! thanks for the opportunity to participate in your candy.
    Beautiful your card, the colors and the details. I really like the simplicity of the second card!

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  32. I love the colours on the first but the second one it is that catches my eye - the colours & the lovely little eye of that bird. I agree the wiggly edge adds to this.
    Paula (PEP)

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  33. WOW, both cards are so pretty...
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

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  34. Stunning cards B, so perfect for the theme x

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  35. Two beautiful cards and fabulous techniques Brenda - love the Flonzcraft images and the rich inky colours on the first, and the Butterfly scene on the second is awesome!
    Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx
    PS: I will pop your candy badge in my sidebar!

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  36. Gorgeous as always hun...and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  37. Gorgeous cards Brenda - I do love butterflies!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  38. These are both gorgeous cards, Brenda.
    Love the colours and touches of gold on the first and fab stamping of the second.
    How refreshingly honest of Ruby and a nice bonus for Phi :)

    x

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  39. ooh these are gorgeous ... i love that top one the colours are so pretty.. and even that bottom card despite it having a You Know What!!!!!!
    Lisa x

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  40. Two wonderful creations, so very clever and while I really like the colours one the first card, I love the colours on the second card, fabulous.

    Kath x

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  41. Wow Brenda I thought the first card was gorgeous, but so is the second one. The colours of each card seem to fit the images so well.

    How nice of Ruby to forego her prize in spite of your reassurances.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  42. Both of these are just beautiful Brenda. Yes we did use the same colours but love how you have made your one. I love the green colour in the other. have a good weekend
    x catherine

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  43. These are both beautiful Brenda, I love the butterflies.
    Kevin xx

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  44. These are both so gorgeous! I love both cards colour combinations, they go so well together!

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  45. These are beautiful, Brenda. It's always a pleasure seeing two masterpieces on your blog done in completely different styles and techniques. Beautiful colors! hugs, de

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  46. Бренда, великолепные бабочки! Очень нравится цветовое решение!Ты меня вдохновляешь!))Надеюсь на выигрыш!)

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  47. Stunning cards Brenda, The background of the first is amazing...the blending of colours is wonderful....the second I love just as much again Brilliant colour choice & design....the butterflies are Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

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  48. These are beautiful cards Brenda. And how lovely and honest of Ruby too. We could do with a few more honest people like that in the world. Lee x

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  49. Beautiful cards, love butterflies.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  50. Two beautiful cards Brenda, I especially like the second I love the scene you have created with all the different grasses and the gorgeous colours. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

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  51. Wow these are stunning Brenda, both show lots of work on them.. but my fave is the first one.. the lace is so elegant and love the background. Happy Sunday xxx

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  52. Two amazing cards. The colours on both cards are beautiful
    The butterflies on that first card lossk like they just flitted there. And wonderful butterfly on the second.

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  53. Two beautiful cards, love the colour combos. Hugs Christine x

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  54. Hi Brenda, stunning cards! I really like the backgrounds, especially that first one with the Dylusions! Hugs Frea

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  55. Love that gorgeous rich jewel coloured butterfly card. I'm going to get out my dylusions now and get messy.

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  56. lovely card, love the lace and twine, pretty butterfly and great background !!!!
    Paula

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  57. Gorgeous cards and am in love with the first card, Brenda! Love how the bleaching stands out the dark bg. Have not done bleaching for a while now, I think I will CAS yours - thanks for the great inspirations!

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  58. Awesome creations as always Brenda. So love the variety of butterflies.
    Thanks also for your always wonderful uplifting comments over at my blog xxx
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  59. What wonderful comments Brenda, I kept meaning to come back to say the way you achieve these looks are amazing! Super cards and congratulations to Phi. Have a fab evening! Ruby x

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  60. Lovely butterfly cards, Brenda - the bleaching works beautifully, and that huge butterfly on the second one is so cool!
    Alison x

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  61. As always these two cards are simply gorgeous. Hope you have had a good weekend. Judy x

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  62. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the colours in the first one but the second one is just beautiful.
    Mags
    x

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  63. Two so different cards. Like the colours and the great deal of stamping on the first card, but the second is my fav with the beautiful background technic and stamping! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  64. 2 lovely creations Brenda Tracy x

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  65. Wonderful card!

    I feel my inspiration is coming back after a summer without
    any creativity at all so this week I´ll start using the lovely
    stamps you sent me earlier. :)

    Have a great start on the new week!

    HUGS!
    Sussie

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  66. Just beautiful, both of them! I love how you blend your colours!

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  67. Amazing cards, Brenda! They are so different and I love them both. Turquoise, purple and gold are striking together. Love this color combo and the lace and those beautiful butterflies. Your second card looks so clean and simple compared with first card. I love the green watery background and your stamping. It's perfect!
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  68. Amazing creations,,,,,,,,,Brenda,,,, love the stunning butterly stamped on your green back,,,,,,,,it looks realy so stunning....

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  69. Beautiful creations dearie.Love them both.Hugs Debbie x

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  70. ah B. those halloween ones give me the creeps .. ugh! sorry have always struggled with them..
    but oh these two are lovely and interested on Dylusions one as finally bought three recently we actually had small craft show here and although prices were not cheap you could see items so went to town a little bit and so will try these.
    I am guessing you did not spray onto paper but maybe sprayed on mat and dabbed or maybe brayered it with masks.. then stamped..
    Stunning colours on both cards are really stunning!! Shaz in oz.x

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  71. Such a pretty card..Love the green colours!!

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  72. Love both these creations, I love your choices of butterflies, they look gorgeous on the inked backgrounds. Fabulous take on my theme.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  73. These are so pretty, I love the colours on both and the butterflies gorgeous, beautiful lace too
    Lindsay xx

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  74. Loving the inky goodness of these both. àthe second one really calls out to me...love the way the ink bled under the tape!

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  75. Both of these cards are lovely. I love the butterflies.

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  76. awesomely inky, Brenda! I must attempt to get inky tomorrow myself with a make or two xoxo

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  77. You make so many cards that I have missed a few. But now catching up. Beautiful colors, beautiful compositions :)

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