Thursday, 6 March 2014

Enchanted Spring and winners



A very good morning Peeps, it's finally time to announce the names who have come out in the random draw for my 5th Blogaversary celebrations. I was trilled to see so many of you joining in and would like to send a big thank you to each and every one of you and much as I would love to send a gift to all of you I am afraid I just can't stretch quite that far, so as promised here are the seven lucky Peeps and it's quite cosmopolitan I am pleased to say.....................
Congratulations to you all, please mail me with your full names and postal addy's so I can get your Spellbinders in the post to you. Should any prizes remain unclaimed by Sunday 9th they will be re-drawn and new winners notfied by mail or comment on their blogs.

OK that's the business side of things dealt with and now for some crafty shares using the new Enchanted Spring designs which Ignacio at Nicerane very kindly allowed me to work with ahead of their release. There is something so alluring about the deigns and I was instantly drawn to them and have thoroughly enjoyed working with them and there are more in the pipeline. If you would like to buy this design sheet you will find it by clicking on the thumbnail below.

The one at the top was made using the waste left from cutting a TH Cabinet frame for the card below, I had the offcuts laying on my desk for a day or so and knew there must be a way of using them and came up with the idea.................about 2am as you do if you dream cardmaking as I gather many of us do..........of making them into a type of tunnel card by scoring a piece of card for the base and adhering it to the back of the aperture section. I printed the design three times and decoupaged the little girl and added die cut vines and roses around the front and am actually quite pleased with the finished result. And the good thing is it flatens to go into an envelope.


So as I mentioned above, this one I was initially making with the three die cut shapes. Two images from the same design sheet and a Penny Black sentiment in the centre. I stamped the base with a Penny Black background stamp, randomly added some grunge paste through a mask...........not terribly tidily as you can see, then matted the images, sentiment and finally a bow, flower, metal leaves and butterflies which come from Nicecrane's Butterfly Twinchie design sheet (also found below).


And just the one more and again a photo beautifully enhanced by Ignacio using another of the images from the same design sheet along with Kaisercraft DP which picks out the image colours perfectly.

Hope you all have a good Thursday.


53 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful Brenda - I love the toadstools and how you used them as an embellie - this somehow reminds me of Alice (in wonderland) - a real work of art hugs Judith x

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  2. These are beautiful pieces, great spring feeling. Congrats to all the winners :)

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  3. Congrats to the winners!
    Your designs are stunning Brenda. The images are all so delightful. I love the way you have used the waste from the TH die to frame the first image. As always your detailing is wonderful and so inspiring.
    Sue xx

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  4. Huge congrats to the lucky winners. Fab cards, lovely old fashioned pics.

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  5. Many congrats to the lucky winners and thank you Brenda for hosting such a generous giveaway. Your latest makes for Ignacio are absolutely top notch, I really love the first cut with the cut out and flowers...wonderful work Brenda.These new images are just so pretty. Hope you are keeping OK, hugs xx

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  6. Wow Brenda I fall off my chair in surprise.
    I am over the moon , so happy to see my name on te winners list.
    My English is not good enough to express myself, I hope you can feel my excitement.
    Big gr Elly.

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  7. Beautiful cards! Wow, so excited to see my name in your winners list, thank you. :)

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  8. Gorgeous Creations Brenda!

    Congratulations to the winner!

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  9. Happened to see these cards already when Iganacio sent us his previews, Brenda they are absolutely fabulous!!! The images come out so well with the way you have used them, both cards are simply stunning!!!

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  10. cudowna praca , taka 3D . Gratulacje przy okazji dla zwycięzców

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  11. Ha, even though I don't make a lot of cards on a weekly basis, I'm almost constantly thinking about it. It's a wonder I manage to get any work done, but then, I have to earn some money before I can spend it again on crafting supplies. Anyway, I love how your first card turned out, Brenda, including the leafy frame. I'm also drawn to the warm colours in your last card.

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  12. What wonderful ideas you come up with at 2am. Brenda I have missed seeing your beautiful work. I hope all is good for you and congrats on five years.

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  13. Congrats to the lucky winners! Beautiful cards, Brenda!

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  14. Yayyy!! Thanks so much!! I have sent you an email with my address :)
    Your cards are stunning also, wow! I love the first one the best. Your mushroom paper and all of the vines and roses look so beautiful.
    Fiona L x

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  15. Wow Brenda! I am so so so loving these cards! They are stunning..i just cant take my eyes off the enchanted spring card!

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  16. Piękne kartki, szczególnie ta pierwsza! Jestem nimi oczarowana:)

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  17. Hi Brenda, your enchanted Spring designs are all gorgeous, I hope Spring arrives here this year sometime :) Take good care, Shirleyx

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  18. Hi, Brenda! Your cards truly are enchanted - such loveliness - I especially like the flowers on the vine growing around your frame, and the brilliantly colored children running happily with abandon! Such beauty! hugs, de

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  19. Absolutely wonderful brenda - and well done to the winners too! hugs rachel xx

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  20. The way you combine these images with die-cuts & other stamps is remarkable. I think that Tunnel Card has to be my favourite here with the depth that is created by your tunnel mechanism as well as the die-cut fronds of foliage & flowers adorning the front, the cluster of mushrooms is a lovely touch too.
    Congratulations to all the winners too & thanks again for all you do Brenda.
    Paula (PEP)

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  21. Love what you have created...so beautiful the leaves look and such a beautiful 3 D effect!!

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  22. Love what you have created...so beautiful the leaves look and such a beautiful 3 D effect!!

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  23. Just LOVE your tunnel card Brenda - it's depth is wonderful. You've done wonderful work with Ignacio's images - they look fabulous here. Congrats too the winners. Nicola x

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  24. oh hun,gosh bless your heart for choosing one of my,creations wow cant believe its me,with the talent that was on here,thank you so so much hun.
    and as for your cards wow they are just stunning,the designs,colours and images are just magical hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

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  25. beautiful cards! so nice and nostalgic image have you used.
    congratulations to the winners!! they have a beautiful cards made for your challenge. you have choose very well!!!
    thank you Brenda for the chance.
    have a good weekend! (almost weekend.((:

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  26. Lots of lovely creations to view in this post Brenda. The tunnel card was such a clever idea for using up your pieces. So glad you remembered your 2 o'clock thoughts and put them in to practice. I can never remember those ideas that spring to mind when you can't sleep. Really enjoyed my visit today.
    Liz xx

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  27. Ooh renda you have been so busy. What lovely makes and what fab images and sentiments. Lovely work as always. Jx

    s my hedgehog stamp arrived today - thanks for that!

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  28. Congrats to all the winners! Beautiful nostalgic card, Brenda! Love the combination of the pictures with the sentiment in the middle!

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  29. Oooooooooooooooooooh , wie wunderschön gemacht
    glg Gertrude

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  30. Beautiful, the images are just gorgeous and the sentiment is so special too. Congrats to all your winners - am sure they will enjoy their prizes x Susan x

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  31. Oh my, how fabulous! Love these detailed and fun cards, Brenda! NancyD

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  32. Your cards are beautiful - what great images to use - fabulous

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  33. congrats to the winners... the cards are so beautiful... I've become a fan of Nicecrane designs after seeing them in your blog... they r soo lovely.. and the cards u create with them are awesome!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  34. OMG Brenda I am fallin in lovw with your tunnel card,,, and the way you used my Enchanted Spring image,,,,so nicely, so unique,,,,,,,,and the background and flowers are stunning my friend,,, I love your other card with that sentiment,,,,so amazing, you are special working with Di cuts Brenda,,, I am tHinking you are Die cut's Queen,,,,,woww,and what creative idea to add these gorgeus butterflies,,,,,,Horayyyyyyyy for Brenda....Now I am sending a gift for all your followers.

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  35. Absolutely enchanting, Brenda - gorgeous flowery vines around the beautiful shadow box card, and I love the triptych too. Huge congrats to all the winners, and thank you for another astoundingly generous giveaway chance.
    Alison xx

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  36. Lovely cards Brenda!! Super!!

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  37. Hi Brenda, wow what gorgeous images, I can see they've really sparked your creativity with this beautiful cards
    Claire xx

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  38. This is fantastic. I love the images and details.

    Congrats to the winners.

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  39. Totally stunning creations.

    Kath x

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  40. Thank you so much, Brenda! You have made my day! Your cards are all total stunners. What great images! Love them!

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  41. Beautiful cards as always, love the idea of the three sectioned ones.
    Congrats to all the winners.
    Hugs xnx

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  42. Congrats to the winners!
    Oh my these are fabulous images but I do love the first card, a tunnel card I think, gorgeous papers from Ignacio given the wonderful and classy treatment by the lovely Brenda - gorgeous gorgeousness! xx

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  43. Wow Brenda your enchanted spring card is breathtaking. Love the scene.

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  44. Congratulations all, and lovely cards Brenda!

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  45. A wonderful selection of cards Brenda :o)
    Jackie xx

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  46. What a great set of cards again! Love how you used all the little images to embellish! Have a good weekend, Gerrina

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous spring scenes and your cards take me back to the old fashioned pics i used to see in story books, when i was a child, Luv Sam x

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  48. Just beautiful Brenda and such lovely images
    x catherine

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  49. Just stunning creations! hugs, Helena

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