Saturday, 19 April 2014

Birds and feathers, Nicecrane and Penny Black



It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week Mervi would like to see Birds and Feathers, a perfect one for Spring and Easter cards. We welcome two new sponsors this week Marianne Designs and Buttons for Brains.

For the top creation I used a Tonic box card frame, spritzed with Dylusions and Glimmer Mist and then added texture with some stenciling and Grunge Paste, a Nicecrane image here which I printed out twice and decoupaged the two birds, a butterfly metal embellishment which I coated and embossed with copper and blue powder and a sentiment which I cut down into three pieces.


Also here are my Penny Black and More mid month shares which should have appeared yesterday but for some reason Blogger had other ideas, sorry teamies. The above card using a new Penny Black die called Bashful along with the lovely Helen Keller quote. And the one below, another beautiful Penny Black inspirational quote, hey do these so well, Graphic 45 DP's, roses and butterflies cut out from the reverse of the DP.


And just one more for Allsorts using another Nicecrane image and Marianne large oval die.


Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful Easter.

43 comments:

  1. OMG! Brenda! I am mesmerized by these gorgeous cards! So so love them all..but its like I am stuck to the second and third one..I sooo am in love with these two.. Gorgeous and so clean layering! just love the colours you used. Wow!!!

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  2. Four very different projects but all beautiful.
    Mags
    x

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  3. 4 beautiful cards Brenda, hard to choose a fave but I think it has to be the first one, do love those birds

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  4. Such a beautiful selection of cards Brenda. I love the images and wonderful designs with such beautiful sentiments too.
    Take care, Sue xx

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  5. All gorgeous Brenda, Tracy xx

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  6. Such a lovely card Brenda and a super sentiment too. Those little birdies (real ones!!) are frequent visitors at the moment among others. It's wonderful to see the world coming back to life. We have masses of cowslips along the hedges, now the primroses are going and the bluebells are just breaking. My greenhouse is looking quite green too, so lots of pricking out for me!! Think of you often xx

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  7. Beautiful creations Brenda .
    Blessing Easter. Elly

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  8. Truly beautiful work B, I adore the frame card, the colours are stunning x

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  9. Fabulous selection of cards Brenda cant pick a favourite as they are all equally stunning...

    Anne

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  10. Wonderful cards Brenda, so pretty, xxx

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  11. It's the two Penny Black cards that steal the show for me, especially the first one with the way you've used the die & that gorgeous little cameo on the sheer ribbon bow. The way you have layered the patterned paper with the ribbon is delightful & I love the sheer elegance of the colour scheme.
    With Easter Wishes
    Paula (PEP)

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  12. Wow Brenda these are all so beautiful. I love the background on the top one, it sets of the image very well. The second is gorgeous, love the yellow die cut flowers and edging. The other two also beautiful. Have a wonderful Easter, Shirleyx

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  13. All so beautiful! I really love your die cuts - especially the flower in your yellow card. The cameo and ribbon are such a nice touch. You never disappoint with your lovely creations. Sending healing prayers and wishes to you, Brenda.

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  14. Absolutely brilliant cards, as always, Brenda - the shadow box of the first one is just lovely, and I really like the yellow sunshine of the spring flowers in number 2... Sorry to have missed so much, life's been a little crazy, but I'm looking forward to a bit more space and time in the coming weeks.
    Hope you're enjoying a lovely sunny Easter weekend.
    Alison xx

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  15. Wonderful cards! Just gorgeous!
    Hope you're well Brenda, and I'm wishing you & yours a Happy Easter!

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  16. Your production is very hihg! Love the background with the birds, the yellow flowercard and the more classic card are wonderful in there combined colours! Happy Eastern, Gerrina

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  17. More wonderful stuff, Brenda but I just LOVE the birds and feathers piece - stunning :-D Happy Easter!

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  18. stunning cards Brenda - I think the first one is my favourite - such a wonderful image and the frame has been done so beautifully! All of them are so gorgeous though - its hard to choose - hope you are having a lovely Easter. Take it easy! Big Hugs rachel x

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  19. Wow, 4 beautiful cards! Love them all.

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  20. What a gorgeous collection of wonderful cards - can't choose a favourite as they are all so wonderful! I really must try and join in with allsorts this week!

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  21. Really gorgeous cards today Brenda.

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  22. Really different and wonderful creations. Have a good week.

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  23. Gorgeous cards Brenda, all so pretty.
    Happy Easter
    Lorraine x

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  24. Stunning scene with the birds and feathers! Love how you put the sentiments on the frame! Have a peaceful Easter, Brenda!

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  25. so many beautiful creations!!! love the birds image from nicecrane!!! all the cards are awesome!! hope you are feeling better everyday!! and have a blessed easter..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  26. Gorgeous cards today Brenda, love the blue tit one it is so pretty, we had some nesting last year and hope they return this time too. Happy Easter x Susan x

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  27. Four fabulous cards, they are all stunning in the very different ways you have created them, can't really choose a favorite but I do love the yellow and white.

    Kath x

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  28. Absolutely stunning again each and everyone of them! Those birds in the top one are particularly sweet, love how you fussycut and and then added them to the side too.

    Wishing a Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  29. wow, today you have really outdone yourself, all the cards are absolutely wonderful!!

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  30. What a wonderful selection of gorgeous cards :o)
    Jackie xx

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  31. Happy Easter to you, too Brenda. Love all your cards.

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  32. It's always as a treat visiting your posts Brenda as you usually share more than one project with us. What a lovely array this time. Hope you enjoy the Easter weekend.
    Liz xx

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  33. Stunning cards as usual Brenda. I love the Penny Black and More ones with these lively quotations.

    I've had a lovely catch up with lots of your posts. I've been very lazy and give up easily when my internet connection plays up. On the plus side I have knitted a lot of jumpers and hats to send to Malawi. And I'm nearly finished an Aran cardigan (for me!)

    Sorry to hear you're still poorly. I'm thinking of you in spite of my lack of visits and hoping for better news.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  34. Hi Brenda, so gorgeous cards, my favourite is the first one, love the stencilled paste.
    Sunny greetings;-))m

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  35. Oooo what a stunning collection of cards and so different too, Happy Easter, Luv Sam x

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  36. These are all so beautiful, I can't pick a favourite, this is a post just full of inspiration.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  37. Hope this finds you enjoying Spring's beauty...I know I am sue enjoying these cards! four beauties!

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  38. Gorgeous cards Brenda, thanks for leaving a nice comment on my blog. Julie x

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  39. Beautiful! Yellow card absolutely gorgeous :)

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  40. I just looked around at my leisure on your blog. What there are a lot of beautiful cards. I cleaned up my own blog. Thus, I see the people I follow better. I had too much to follow, and it did not. Now I saw again your message from your new cards. I've been following you for quite a while but sometimes saw your messages not because there were too many. Now I'll definitely be back more often to see you. Lovely cards Greetings Janny

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  41. All of these cards are just beautiful...you are very clever with the way you embellish.

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  42. These are all beautiful Brenda! They are all so elegant and so unique. Sorry, I'm a bit behind in my commenting.
    Hugs, Linda

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