Sunday, 6 October 2013

All creatures great and small



Our themes at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More this month are All Creatures Great and Anything Goes and warning in advance this is a bit picture heavy as I got rather carried away with the themes. 

For Stamping Sensations I have two DT pieces, the one at the top using an image from The Edwardian Lady Birds from Nicecrane Images, links to the sheets below. I have tried to reflect the rustic feel to the images with some hessian and twine, a lovely sentiment from Stampendous which goes well with the image and a sprinkling of Frantage. I would like to enter this into:

Gem of a challenge - Lets hear it for the boys
A little bit crafty - A little bit shabby


Scary stuff for me but I have gone a bit CAS with my Penny Black and More DT piece using one of my favourite PB floral images and stamping in just two colours, black versafine and festive berries distress inks and creating a spotlight. Simple as that really. I would like to enter this for:

Quick Quotes - Stamping
Cards galore - Flowers


Now my second Stamping sensations piece using another image from Nicecrane this one the Amazing Children sheet and a sentiment which is an unmounted one so not really sure of the make. The DP is Graphic 45, some stitching and the butterflies are Spellbinders. I would like to enter tis for:

My Sheri crafts - Stitching


And one final Penny Black share using one of the new Christmas releases called Christmas Harmony, Cheery Lynn holly and Tonic punch and stamp Poinsettias.

Christmas all year round - Getting ready for Christmas

As always we have some great prizes to be won at both challenges so I do hope you will join in the fun.

55 comments:

Sammy said...

Oh these are all lovely Brenda! I love the romantic feel most of them have, though the stark contrast of the red and black on the second card is really striking!

Lynne K said...

All gorgeous card, Brenda, you did get a bit carried away! Couldn't possibly choose a favourite, though I think the first one might just have the edge!

Lynne x

Andreja L. said...

WOW Brenda, what a beautiful cards you made! All are so nice and I like how you add the tag :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Suman Pandit said...

gorgeous creations, love the layering and stitching !!
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Paper Profusion said...

These are all fabulous Brenda - its hard to choose one but my top pick would be the first one - such a beautiful verse with the gorgeous image. Happy Sunday! Nicola x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful cards all of them but I think my favourite is no. 3, absolutely love hw you have use the Nicecrane image here!!

chillin with Quillin said...

wow your cards are gorgeous, like the saying on the card with the bird !!!!
Paula

iReneM said...

Oh my! these are all gorgeous, Brenda, though as a vintage person, in both taste and age, lol, I am drawn to the first - beautiful image and sentiment - and third card - another lovely image and great stitching.
Love the spotlight CAS, very effective, and those lovely flowers and "well dressed"' birdie on the last one :)
x

Berina RGA said...

wow!! 4 beautiful cards in a row!! very nice!! The sentiment on the 1st card is very nice... love the stamping on the 2nd one..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

joy said...

Beautiful cards - I love the last one best!!

Jane said...

Oh my Brenda your mojo is just flowing at the moment, these are such gorgeous cards. I love the bird one...such super colours, the hessian looks perfect. I have just bought 4 colours of hessian...I need to use it! I also love the way you put a tag into the side of your 3rd card, very effective. It's a glorious day here and we are eating lunch in the garden. I hope the sun is shining on you too ;0) x

Wendy L said...

Amazing set of cards Brenda, so pretty. xxx

Gerrina said...

What have you been productive! All cards are beautiful! Think the little girl-card is soo cute! Hugs, Gerrina

Joan said...

Love your cards Brenda, all gorgeous, love the spotlight flowers but my very favourite is the last one, just adore that bird !

Tanya said...

Wow Brenda these are all gorgeous! I love them, so beautiful :) That rustic bird card is my favourite, it's just gorgeous and those colours are beautiful :)

Tags xx

Karen Petitt said...

Wowser times four! All of them are gorgeous. I particularly love what you have done with the Nice Crane images - that fires my imagination and reminds me that I can alter printed sheets and embellishments. The fourth is my favourite because I love bird stamps, sounds a little wrong lol! Beautiful creations TFS Brenda x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow these are all gorgeous ! Take good care of yourself! Shirleyx

Gail said...

Ahhh, I like them all!
You always have the greatest details!
LOVE the Poinsettias!

Sue said...

A truly wonderful selection of cards Brenda. Gorgeous images and beautiful designs. I especially like the stunning flowers on your last card
Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love them all, those vintage images you use are gorgeous, I feel the need for some of them.

Marianne said...

You did get a bit carried away but I don't mind ! Your creations are beautiful. Love the challenge-theme of Stamping Sensations and I made a card for Penny Black and more already.
xxx Marianne

Kathleen said...

What a great set of cards, all brilliantly put together and in some fabulous colours.
Last one my favorite.

Kath x

Crafting Queen said...

Really sweet cards!

Glennis said...

Wonderful creations - thanks for sharing

butterfly said...

Gorgeous - love how you've used the Nicecrane images... and that first card is simply enchanting with the burlap ribbon and wonderful distressing on the paper edges. Great cards as always, Brenda!
Alison x

Sally H said...

All gorgeous Brenda! I love them all. I may have to take a closer look at some more Nicecrane images now!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. I really love the last one.

walchowDesign said...

Such a treat to see a wide selections of cards from you, Brenda!

Whisper said...

All of them are absolutely gorgeous, but my favourite is the robin, holly and poinsetta, Luv Sam x

Beryl said...

Wow - you've certainly been busy. They are all gorgeous - love the the 'spotlight' card especially.
Beryl xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, how creative. All of these cards are beautiful.

rachel said...

4 wonderful cards Brenda - love them all - the spotlight one is very clever but love the nicecrane images and that stitching looks fab! Hugs rachel xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your hessian & twine do reflect the rusticity in your first card & your second card is very striking indeed. That I think has to be my favourite - a really superb idea to create the spotlight in reverse colours & I love how the two images join so perfectly.
The tag inserted behind your lace in third adds a lovely touch & I particularly like your soft colouring of those poinsettias in the final sample.
Paula (PEP)

Phi said...

Wow all these are amazing. I love your rustic first card most. Just beautiful.

Mrs A. said...

These are all lovely but my favourite has to be the top one. hugs Mrs A.

mags said...

A wonderful selection of cards Brenda. All so different and really can't pick a favourite. With my DT hat on thanks for sharing your first creation with us at A Gem of a Challenge.
Mags
x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi Brenda, these are all fabulous, I love the pretty image and beautiful sentiment on the first one and the stitching and colours on the third one are gorgeous but they are all wonderful, apologies for not commenting as much as I should, college is keeping me busy lol, hope your hands are better now
Lindsay xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful set of cards Brenda, my fave is the last birdy card1
Sunny greetings;-))m

Anet van Zyl said...

Your cards are beautiful Brenda. Thank you for sharing.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'getting ready for Christmas' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

Marge said...

Thanks so much for sharing your BEAUTIFUL 'Amazing Children' card with us @ My Sheri Crafts challenge!

SusanLotus said...

Lovey cards! All of them.
It´s so nice to look at your work.
I wish I was as productive as you are though... ;)

<3

Nicecrane Designs said...

I am falling in lovw with your romance card Brenda,,, love the way you uded my pict and the stunning butterfly ..OMG such a elegant card,,,,,and your Birds Card is so vibrant , so colorful,,,,,,,you are really talented Brenda......woww,wow,wowww

Fandhmum said...

What an absolutely beautiful selection
Rosie x

Glenda said...

Lovely card! Great stitching and love how you added in the tag! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Tracy said...

My favourite has got to be the girl and the donkey, although all the cards are gorgeous. Love the way you used the twine and hessian for a rustic look on the first card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

wendyp said...

They're all fabulous! Great cards! Thanks for playing along with this month's Quick Quotes challenge!

scrappymo! said...

Ahhhhh...I am drooling over all these cards Brnda. The birds are so beautiful and the design papers you chose showcase them so well.

Eret said...

Oo, Brenda, how many fabulous cards in one post. They all are so beautiful! Amazing work!
Hugs,
Eret

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely cards Brenda!

My favourite one is the black, red and white floral Card, but I like them all.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

ionabunny said...

Those Nicecrane images are gorgeous.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, the CAS one is so elegant, take care x Susan x

Raquel said...

Beautiful set of cards! I especially love the little girl... the image is so precious. The butterflies are a beautiful touch and I love that tag!


Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes challenge!

 
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