Sunday, 3 November 2013

A bit of this and a bit of that



Morning to you all, the first Sunday of the month so time for new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Christmas and Anything Goes.

My top one for Stamping Sensations is one of the samples I made some time ago for a TV show for our sponsor Stamp Addcits using their happy Santa image. My second one uses a lovely bird image from Nicecrane Designs. The image is simply framed with a Spellbinder die, some Marianne holly and a Spellbinder Poinsettia to embellish. I would like to enter this into.........

Sweet stampin' - Shaped card










A second Stamping Sensations one using one of the lovely Nicecrane Designs Christmas images, I just love these and they make such a perfect seasonal card with just the addition of a pretty frame, poinsettia and holly.

My Penny Black piece is one of my first ventures back into stamping, I can't really hold the stamps firmly still so I thought some Dylusional inkiness and Frantage was perfect as you can't really go wrong with a piece like this. I would like to enter this into........

Hiding in my craft room - Fall colours
Sugar creek hollow - Anything Vintage


And there is a final late runner as I was desperate to try some proper stamping and this is what I came up with, it took me the best part of an afternoon and a good few attempts before I managed to get the card and stamp to meet as the stamp usually lands on it's own before I am ready but am relatively happy with what I ended up with. I would like to enter this one into.............

Crafting Musketeers - Pretty pastels


I really do hope you will join in the fun this month, as always there are some awesome prizes up for grabs.

75 comments:

  1. WOW wow, how many cards you made and all are adorable! Fantastic job, again :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  2. stunning cards Brenda - I just adore the butterfly one especially - so beautiful xx

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  3. All four are beautiful creations Brenda. I do love a proper looking Father Christmas!! xx

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  4. I'm so glad you have managed to do some stamping Brenda, such good therapy ;0) All your cards today are just delightful x

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  5. Lovely selection of cards Brenda especially love your Santa card and the butterfly one...

    Anne

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  6. A wonderful selection of cards Brenda, I am so pleased to see that you can stamp again :o)
    Jackie xx

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  7. very beautiful cards... the 2nd one is my favourite!! the stamping is pretty awesome!! hope u r getting better :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  8. Thanks Brenda for visiting over my way. Wonderful cards, I like what you have added to Santa's beard. Your stamping is lovely too....I hope the tries get less with time.

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  9. Some very different cards there. I love the Santa and the birdies die is gorgeous. Your butterflies card is so refreshingly different and your rose is lovely.

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a Fabulous weekend!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  10. Hi Brenda! I think so you do it !!! this is excellent stamping *(in my opinion) !!! Congrats for your art!!!! I always enjoy visiting here!

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  11. Love all these cards Brenda, and I'm glad to see you stamping again, albeit that it's taking some time to get results you are happy with. They look great! The effect from the frantage is wonderful. I've never tried it but think I'll look out for some at the Belfast craft fair. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Maddy x

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  12. Wow, what a gorgeous set of cards, Brenda, all so different and stunning in their own way! I love the butterfly one, of course, but the bullfinches come a close second.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Lynne x

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  13. Great projects Brenda! Your stamping looks fine too - like all of the cards - and the Dylusions one is fab!

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  14. OMG... amazing Cards !!! Thanks for showing them all,
    I´d like the CaS sant most, such clever in the roundform
    CU hellerlittle

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  15. These are all gorgeous Brenda, I love the santa and those robins.
    Kevin xx

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  16. All distinctively different - final one favourite esp with pin. First super with frilly ribbon echoing Santa's beard. Thrilled u managed final one with perseverance.
    Paula (PEP)

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  17. Hallo Brenda,
    alle deine Karten hast du mit sehr viel liebe gestaltet,einfach traumhaft schön,
    lg ulrike

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  18. What a production again! Like them all, but the last two are the ones that are most "my taste"... Hope you have a fun sunday and going to have a creative week so you can try to forget somethings for a little while... Hugs, Gerrina

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  19. Wow Brenda you have been busy, love all your cards ,can't decide on a favourite but I love the birds on the Nicecrane card and then your third card is just fabulous, great to see you back stamping. I bought a stamp press as I have the problem of dropping stamps too,of course it only works with unmounted stamps but I've found it a great help when my hands are really bad.

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  20. Oh just WONDERFUL cards ! All are so beautiful ! Love robins very much !! Il ove to come here Brenda !!
    Have a nice sunday !
    xxx

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  21. You must be feeling a bit better!
    Thanks for stopping in, I know it's hard for you!
    Beautiful cards, really like Santa!

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  22. Happy Sunday Brenda, hope you have been enjoying your day! Your cards are all beautiful, gorgeous Santa image on the first one, and I love the little bells you added with those beautiful ribbons. The winter scene on the second card looks so pretty, and I love how you framed it! Stunning colors on the 3rd card, and your last one turned out just beautifully. Sorry it took you so many tries, but I love the end result! Hope you are doing well!! Hugs!!

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  23. Wow! Lots of gorgeous cards today, Miss Brenda! Each one so pretty. I enjoy the way you are able to incorporate sketches with your cards that have lots of product on them. I have not learned to do that yet. Very pretty! hugs, de

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  24. Absolutely beautiful cards Brenda. I think all three of these are so pretty and I do love the third one in particular, but that's no surprise lol. Rest your hands and arms today huni - give them a chance to recouperate xx

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  25. Beautiful collection off art.
    Gr Elly

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  26. Such Gorgeous cards Brenda....each one is a delight....your work is always so Beautiful.... Take care... Hugs May x x x

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  27. Wonderful cards. I especially like the mixed media piece that you shared with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I need to check out the Frantage technique because it made your card gorgeous. Thanks for joining us.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  28. Gorgeous cards Brenda, Glad to read that you've managed a little bit of stamping - don't overdo it though. Take care,
    Avril xx

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  29. Stunning cards Brenda, love them all

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  30. And summer and winter -so beautiful !

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  31. A great set of cards. Love the shape on the Santa card!

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  32. Fabulous Cards Brenda!

    Each one is beautiful in it's own way and although I do love butterflies, I really like the last one, I'm drawn to the colours you've used and the stamps you've used are lovely.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  33. So many cards at once :-) Really nice that you have been stamping even if it was just a little. It must be very hard for you, if your hands are not doing what you want them to do. But I love you new cards!! Please take good care !
    xxx Marianne

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  34. What a gorgeous and varied selection of cards, glad you managed a bit of stamping too. Love that vintage bird image

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  35. Fabulous as always hun....:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  36. These cards are all gorgeous Brenda. A fabulous Santa and robins.
    Lorraine x

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  37. Gorgeous cards Brenda, well done with the stamping too

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  38. Beautiful cards Brenda. Love them all. With my DT hat on thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers.
    Mags
    x

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  39. Lots of beautiful creations, Brenda - with so many different styles and techniques - and I've fallen in love with that glorious glowing butterfly one - amazing!
    Alison x

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  40. Wow, you have been a busy bee! I love the shape and bow of the first card, the flowers on the second card, the butterflies on the third and the pretty pin on the fourth card! Hugs, Hanneke

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  41. They are all gorgeous as usual! I couldn't possibly pick a favourite, as they're all lovely in their own way. As for the first card, let me officially say: Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

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  42. All so pretty! I think my favourite is your fall-coloured butterfly card - it's absolutely beautiful! I'm fairly new to your blog but to read that you have trouble stamping, it is impossible to tell. You did well here with stamping - it's obvious you love it so much - it really shows in the finished products. I hope you are able to continue as long as you can because I for one certainly enjoy seeing your creations.

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  43. Gorgeous cards! I love the shaped Santa card with the fun Liquid Applique embellishment, and the beautiful butterflies with the gold accents!

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  44. Beautiful cards! I love the shaped Santa card with the fun Liquid Applique embellishment, and the lovely butterflies with the gold accents!

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  45. Three stunning and very different cards Brenda! So pleased you have managed to get some inky playtime, even if it was a bit frustrating at times for you. the colours on that last one are amazing! LOVE them all!

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  46. Wow so many cards and all so gorgeous. Love that smiling Santa.

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  47. hi brenda, these are all so gorgeous! i love your first penny black card; it looks like you had a lot of fun creating it and it has a wonderful mixed media look to it. i love the last one too because of the soft colours and the pink and green.
    linda

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  48. Hi Brenda, I thought I would come visit and see what you have been up to. I have had so much fun seeing your latest creations. Love them all. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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  49. Wonderful selection of gorgeous cards Brenda.
    luv
    Debby

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  50. OMG Brenda..how do you get the time to make such stunning and amazing cards....the 1st card has a really unique pattern with Mr.Santa Claus...the poinseitta's and holly's are so cute!!!...I really really love the third one the most because of the background..it has so many elements to it!!!..and the last one is a pretty and simple vintage type card....Your a true inspiration...thanks for the candy too!!!

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  51. What a gorgeous Santa, that's what he should look like! All your cards are so beautiful and you are a great inspiration as it is so difficult for you to stamp at the moment and you have done an incredible job. Michelle x

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  52. Hi Brenda, fabulous punch of cards!
    Hugs and greetings;-))m

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  53. Well, I seem to have missed this fabulous set of cards yesterday, adore the Santa one and the others are brilliant too.

    Kath x

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  54. Very pretty card and I love the fall colors. Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR.
    Nancy,DT

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  55. Brenda, all of these cards are stunning. Love the 'fur' on Santa's hat and his sparkling beard. Your decoupage birds and poinsettia on second card are gorgeous. Your third card is amazing with all its color and Fran-tage - love the texture. And last card is simply beautiful!
    Brenda, you should get a stamp press. I keep my eye on Fiskars stamp press but until then I'll use self made stamp press. It is easy to make: take your largest acrylic block and adhere with sticky strips a piece of thick foam in each corner. I wouldn't be able to make any stamping without it.
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  56. Oooo what a fabulous set of cards and all so different too, Luv Sam x

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  57. These are all fabulous and it is so nice to see you do some stamping, it's a brilliant shape on the first card and goes so well with the Santa image. Love them all.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  58. So many fab cards with great inspirations, Brenda! Who doesn't love the smiley Santa but my fav would be the third card!

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  59. No, I can't decide which of these beautiful cards is my favourite
    Rosie x

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  60. Gorgeous work as always but my fav has to be the one with the robins and the red die cut frame which is just stunning.
    Lynn x

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  61. Fab card, thank you for joining us over at The Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , Fran (DT) xx

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  62. Fantastic job! BRAVO!
    Good luck!

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  63. OMG Brenda,,,,,,,,you really create s fast,,,,,,,,,,love your Santa card,,,,,,,,my friend,,,,and the amazing butterlfies,,,,,,one.,....and all over the way you used my birdies,,,,,,with the incredible red die cut,,,,,,wowwww,wowwww.

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  64. all your cards are wonderful. I love what you did with Santa to give him some dimension. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

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  65. These are all wonderful cards. I love that Santa.

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  66. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for Crafting Musketeers 'pretty pastels' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers. Your Christmas cards could be entered into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see them there. x

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  67. These are all amazing, I love the santa claus, great texture!

    And I so love the birdies, too. I'm a little obsessed with birds at the moment xoxo

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  68. These are gorgeous! Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

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  69. Super shaped card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

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  70. Oh My Word Brenda you have been busy, a beautiful collection of cards, pleased to read you had a good time at the NEC and that you found more stands than in the past. Maybe l might go next November :) x Susan x

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  71. Lovely work!
    Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
    Hugz
    Moz

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  72. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

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