Monday, 9 September 2013

Nicecrane meets Cricut and some news



Good Morning Peeps, hope your weekend was good. 

Before I move onto my shares of the day I have a little bit of news which one or two of the eagle eyed amongst you have already noticed from the companies web site and that is I am now a member of the Prickly Pear Design Team. When I was asked if I would consider joining the team I was initially a little unsure as I often struggle with the computer and commenting etc., but there is no challenge involved, just creating with their fabulous products for display and promotional purposes. So my answer was yes and I feel very honoured to have been invited to be part of their talented team and will be sharing some makes with you very soon.

Now for a bit of Halloween and some of Ignacios Nicecrane latest releases and he has enhanced my photos with a bit of his magic and I think it really makes them pop and adds a bit more of an eerie feel as well. The top piece is a tag which I cut on the Cricut, inked with distress inks Ripe Persimonne and Black Soot, some random background stamping with Chocolate Baroque stamps, the image from the   sheet and a Sizzix TH tattered floral and leaves from the tattered pinecone die.


My second piece is a card using another of the Halloween image sheets and the base card with the spiders web edge was cut on the cricut using the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge and some Pan Pastels used to colour it and the original wicked witch across the top is from the Autumn Celebrations cartridge.

I would like to enter my tag for:

Glitter and Sparkle - Add a bow
Corrosive challenge - All about Fall
My Sheri Crafts - Fall colours
Just for Fun - Colours of Autumn

Have a good week everyone.

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow Brenda, these are fantastic designs!! What great colours and layout! well done you!
xxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Glennis said...

Oooh! Very spooky!!

gwen70 said...

Wow Brenda, Love these two cards but I think the first one has to be my fave

Suman Pandit said...

OMG!! what a lovely image and you have used it to great effect, Brenda!!
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Astrid Maclean said...

Fab project Brenda and big congrats on your new appointment!!

Beryl said...

Well done on yet another design team place Brenda. Just shows what a talented lady you are and how much your skills are in demand. Don't do Halloween myself but I do like these images. Two fab cards.
Beryl xx

Marianne said...

Congrats on your membership at Prickly Pear and my: I love these Halloweens creations. In our country we don't do much for halloween, not even cards, but I do like the idea and the lovely stamps and embellishments. These nicecrane images are lovely on your card and tag!
xxx Marianne

Wendy L said...

Congrats Brenda, well done you. Love these two cards, first one is amazing, so different. xxx

pinky said...

Congratulations mrs, you will be a brilliant asset to that company Brenda and I am sure you will enjoy and fill us with inspiration!! I am so loving your halloween makes, very spooky. The background on that tag is just amazing!!

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on your new DT post Brenda.
Great Halloween makes, love the spiders web edge
to the card.
Avril xx

Sue said...

Congrats on your new DT place Brenda, it is well deserved.
Fabulous Halloween cards, I love the images and wonderful detailing.
Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Congratulations upon Prickly Pear DT appointment. I particularly like the background & crackle effect of that first sample.
Paula (PEP)

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo,Herzlichen Glückwunsch und deine beiden Tags sehen ja fantastisch aus.
liebe Grüße Ulrike

rachel said...

these are fabulous Brenda and congrats on the Prickly Pear DT. I'm not familiar with them so I look forward to seeing what you do! Big Hugs Rachel - p.s I suspect your son/daughter who is doing the GNR next week will finish in half of my time - but I hope they enjoy it!!! Hugs xx

Sasha said...

First of all...huge congratulations on becoming one of the Prickly Pear design team, Brenda!
Your tag and card look amazing! Perfect deep rich colours for Halloween, and such wonderful images! x

Kay Carley said...

Love both of your creations here Brenda - very spooky!!! Many congratulations on your new DT post too :) xx

Michelle J M said...

Well done on your DT appointment at Prickly Pear, they are so lucky to have you. These images are fabulous, with such detail. The background of the first one is amazing and I love the witch on a broomstick die on the second. Michelle x

Gerrina said...

Congrats of being a DT member of jet another firm! The cards are really spooky/Halloween! Like the bakground on the tag and what a great die on the card! If some one has a little bit time that I can use? Maby I´ll get the projects with the great digi´s done... I get on to some housework, and maby later today I can get inky again... Have a creative day, Gerrina

Leikkaan Mervi said...

fabulous cards,
congrats;-))m

Tanya said...

Well done on your new DT slot Brenda :) they're very lucky! :D I love these creations, Halloween is my favourite holiday of the year I think! Love it! Those images are amazing, I love the autumnal colours, fantastic!

Tags xx

Sarah said...

Woooo....scary!! Great tag and I love the spider web card!! Congratulations on your new DT place xx

Sharon said...

Love your cards Brenda - so spookily gorgeous. Love the stamps and embellies on the first card.
I have some info on my blog which you may like to read.
Hugs Sharon. x

ribenaruby said...

Congratulations on your good news! Great spooky projects Brenda, the spider edging is very striking, have a fab day. Ruby x

Sammy said...

Ohhh, I love both the tag and the card! The colours are perfect. Love it!

And congrats on your appointment to DT! :-) x

Marlies said...

Congrats on your new DT job Brenda. You've made two lovely Halloween creations. Beautiful colours, images and design! Marlies

el said...

wow

Lau W said...

Wow congrats for your DT place, it's fantastic !
These both creations are superb, love the first the background is wonderful, and on the second, i love the border and the black cat !!
Have a nice day !
xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

FANTASTIC creations, great Halloween feeling. Congrats on your new DT job.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Brenda so amazing Hallowen creations,,,,,,I am falling in lovw with your scray edge,,and the way you used my Halloween picts,,,,,,,,,woww,woww,wowwww,,And congratulations in your new DT postition my friend.......You are Rock.

AnyOldCraft said...

Stunning work Brenda and such rich colours.
Congrats on your new DT spot :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Congratulations Brenda, looking forward to seeing your creations for prickley pear.
These Halloween creations are fantastic, the images are brilliant.
Hugs Kelly

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Halloween designs, your work is always so wonderful. Congrats on your newest DT spot, they are lucky that you said yes:) Have a great day, Shirleyx

Sandy Palmer said...

Wonderful Halloween tag and card! Congrats on making the Prickly Pear DT as well! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congratulations and wow, these are fab, very spooky

Lorraine said...

Fabulous Halloween cards Brenda. I love the images and designs.
Congratulations on your new Dt spot too.
Lorraine x

Helen said...

Well done on the DT post and love the design.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Congratulations .. and i just love these makes .. well they are Halloween -my fave time of year ... love the images .. the witches are fab!
Lisa x

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda really gorgeous.

Debbie said...

Wow these 2 cards are so striking.Congratulations too dearie.Really love the background you've created on the tag.Hugs Debbie x

Sarah said...

Congratulations B!!! Love these Halloween themed projects x

Michelle Pearson said...

Yes, Brenda, we ARE thrilled you are a part of the Prickley Pear team! Looking forward to seeing you put your spin on the Prickley Pear images! :)

Kathleen said...

Fabulous tag card, love the colours and the witch does look a tad scarry.
The witch and the cat on the other card look scared, again great colours and layout, brilliant work.

Kath x

Paper Profusion said...

Congratulations Brenda - they are lucky to get you as you rock everything you make. These two are no exception!! Talk about spooky - those images are awesome! Fab inking too. Nicola x

mags said...

Great Halloween creations Brenda. Lovely colours. Congrats on the design team position too. Will look forward to seeing your creations.
Mags
x

butterfly said...

Fantastic work with Ignacio's images - really cool! And so many congratulations on your DT appointment with Prickly Pear - can't wait to see where this new adventure takes you.
Alison x

Jane said...

Many congrats Brenda on your Prickly Pair DT posting...they are so lucky to have your talent. I love these halloween tags...spoooky ;0) such perfect colours. The Nicecrane designs are such fun to play with aren't they. Happy Tuesday and I hope all is well with you x

Jackie said...

Brilliant card and tag, very atmospheric. So sorry I have missed your wonderful cards lately. With so much going on here I am finding it difficult to have time between hospital visits and work! :o)
Jackie xx

chillin with Quillin said...

congrats, and wow on the cards, they are awesome, love it !!!!
Paula

Jessie L. said...

Congrats on becoming part of the Prickly Pear team! You're very talented and they're lucky to have you!

Eret said...

I'm not very big Halloween fan but I do love your cards. they are stunning. Specially the first one: All the inking and stamping makes it so awesome!
Congratulations on becoming part of the Prickly Pear team!
Eret x

Karen Petitt said...

They are very lucky to have you Brenda. These tags are beautiful and perfect for halloween. I love how you can work with digi's and inks. Fabulous images too Karen x

Mish B said...

Fabulous Tag! I love the way you did the background. And congrats on your DT Position! Thanks for joining us this fortnight at The Corrosive Challenge!

Pat said...

Super Halloween card and tag, very creepy!! Many congratulations on your DT position, they have chosen well, can't wait to see what you design for them.

Pat xx

Tracy said...

Eerie and exceptionally good creations, brilliant designs. I love both creations. Congratulations on your Prickly Pear DT spot.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fandhmum said...

Congratulations and wonderfully spooky cards
Rosie x

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, Brenda! You deserve to spread those talented wings and learn new things along the way! I'm so happy for you! Love your two spooky cards! Such intense, deep colors - they look amazing! hugs, de

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are awesome Brenda, I love the images and colours and the crackle background on the tag is gorgeous, cograts on the dt, I look forward to seeing your makes
Lindsay xx

scrappymo! said...

Spooky!!!

CraftyLoops said...

Congratulations on your new Design Team position Brenda.....they've got themselves a Good'n! I love your Tag, it looks fabulous. I love Halloween time of year. Not that we get many kids around the door. I think in the 4 years we've lived here, last year was the first time we had kids at the door and there was only 2! There I was all excited with my wee goodie bags made up for tonnes of kids and all we got was 2 wee kiddies. Needless to say......I nearly gave myself a toothache with all the left over sweeties, heehee. Hopefully this year we'll get a few more kids at our door. Lee x

dr.jaya said...

Congratulations Brenda !!! Looking foward to beautiful projects from you..
Lovely card ..and the tag is Omg... Way too amazing! !
Hugs
Jaya
mycraftworld23.blogspot.in

SusanLotus said...

These are both lovely! My favourite is number one.

Happy creativity to you! ;)

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on your new DT position, Brenda! Cool spooky cards and great photographing too!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, I love these both.

Hilde Larsen said...

truly spooky and fab cards! :)

Elena said...

wow! Fantastic tag! I love it.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Great fun tags, love the vintage Halloween images with the fun diecuts!

Glad you are enjoying your Cricut!

Congrats on the DT position, well deserved, can't wait to see more awesome stuff from you and prickly pear xoxo

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

WOW What gorgeous makes. They are both absolutely lovely with their colours and images. The diecuts used are great, and everything all together works wonderfully with the vintage looks.

I am so pleased to see you have entered the September challenge 'Autumn Colours' over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog.
I really hope to see more fantastic entries in our future monthly challenges.

<3 and hugs
Lisa xxxxxx Just For Fun DT Member

p.s. I have some blog candy on my personal blog page. Would love it if you could join in...

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, Brenda, but these are gorgeous. Fabulous colours and great, if scary, images :) Elizabeth xx

Raquel said...

Wow... what exquisite tags!


Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

Jan Ltc said...

Love thess! Thanks so much for joining us at JFF xx Jan

Elaine Rayworth said...

Wow, these are amazing! Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge at Just For Fun!

Elaine xx

Anonymous said...

Oh, what brilliant halloween projects - love them both! So colorful and moody!
hugs serafeena