Sunday, 1 June 2014

Some of my favorite things



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Animal Antics and Use your Favorite Stamp.

So for my Penny Black piece I had to go with my all time favorite Penny Black stamp 2695J Dance, Sing, Love along with two favorites from the 2014 Spring releases 4373K Red Tango and 40-282 Twirls, although as you can see my Poppies are blue so I figure they must be the Himalayan variety which are the National flower of the Kingdom of Bhutan which is a land locked Country sitting at the far eastern end of the Himalaya's..........so endeth today's Geography lesson !! The background is Dylusions and Glimmer Mist, a bit of bleaching here and there and a touch of grunge paste and decoupaged Poppies.

Although I rarely enter challenges these days, I have been wanting to join in with Mrs A's new Butterfly Challenge who this time have the theme of Butterfly Bingo and I have gone with the the row, butterfly, wet embossing and flowers.


This one is a rather tenuous link to this months Stamping Sensations theme....two very tiny birds in the sky and butterflies on the embossed panel - not strictly animals I know, but I did want to share a card using a Crafty Individuals stamp as they are our sponsors this month.



My second Stamping Sensations piece is a collection of stamps from Lavinia.......the larger than life bunnies to the fore...... plus some Inkylicious, Sutter and Stampscapes and good old Pan Pastels for all the colouring.

Have a good weekend everyone, hope the sun is making an appearance for you.

54 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards as always, Brenda!!

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  2. Wow what a brilliant collection once again, you can work in so many different styles! The top one I think is one of my all time favourites of yours, just stunning!!

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  3. oh hun,you always make such beautiful cards,the backgrounds are just amazing,the dimension,and detail is just fab. I love them all but if i had to pick the first one is my favorite I just love the background,stencils,you have used finished off with that lush,poppy,stunning,hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  4. Stunning cards. Love the soft shades of colour in the first one, and the CI poppy card is stunning.
    Enjoy your Sunday and Take care.
    Avril xx

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  5. Wow what a fabulous collection you have treated us to this morning. I love that sentiment and all the texture and I love to choose a fave when you multi post so the top one would be my fave today x

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  6. 3 really beautiful cards Brenda especially the first one...I love the colours you have blended together. The sun is out here...let's hope we get a flaming June. Hugs xx

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  7. Stunning cards Brenda, lovely scene.The blue poppy card is amazing - love them and was tempted to buy a meconopsis plant while we were away but at £15 a plant l walked away as have never been able to grow them - wish l have bought one now looking at your card. Take care x Susan x

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  8. 3 Beautiful cards Brenda, haven't got a fave as I love them all

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  9. WOW! These really are stunning Brenda. I love the images with such gorgeous detailing and the scene you have created on your last card is wonderful.
    Take care, Sue xx

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  10. Three gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love them all! Can't choose a favourite as they are all so wonderful! I did look to see if you had a few poppies on the last one though, in case there was a poppy theme going on! We are off to take Steve's Dad out for the day looking at old railways... more gardening time lost!

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  11. Oh My!! You have been busy! Your cards are lovely (as always)

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  12. Three lovely cards, Brenda! All so pretty! Love all the techniques you used in the top card! Hope you are having a good day today!

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  13. these are all beautiful, love that quote x

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  14. very nice cards!! I love your gentle creative works so much!

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  15. beautiful pieces brenda one and all. i adore the first one - will be trying to do something along that line for my mums birthday thats coming up this month. love the ci stamp too. can't recall seeing that one! big hugs rachel x

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  16. Three beautiful cards Brenda. All so elegant. I especially like the first one. Lovely colours and I like the sentiment. hugs, Marlies

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  17. Three beautiful cards Brenda, love the blue poppies and the lesson! Just been having a look around at some of your beautiful projects I have missed while on holiday and reading up on your progress. Sending you some love and hugs.

    Pat xx

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  18. Everyone of these cards is a delight to look at. The blue poppies wouldn't do in any other colour on your first card! Love the red poppies on the second and the scene is so perfectly watership down. Hugs Mrs a.

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  19. Wow, Brenda, what stunning cards, all of them! Love them all, but the first one has to be my favourite - such gorgeous colours, and that poppy stamp (fabulous in blue!) is a definite must have. In fact I'm off to find it right now! x

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  20. Gorgeous samples, as ever, Brenda. The sun is most definitely hiding in Dorset this morning, but at least it's dry!! xx

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  21. More fabulous cards from you Brenda, I just love the first one with the Blue poppies( thanks for the "lecture" on the Hymalayian poppies hahaha! ) your scene cards are always fantastic' love them.

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  22. Hi Brenda , I love this card as it has two of the elements I like butterflies and poppies and to have on one card is fab for me. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs a.

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  23. Sunning cards , love the inking on the first.

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  24. These are all so beautiful Brenda, I love the bunnies in the last one, the poppies and die cuts in the middle one are gorgeous and my favorite has to be the first one just love those beautiful colours. Sorry it's been so long since I last visited, college has been keeping me so busy. How are you doing? It sounded from the sticky post above that you might be having a difficult time, if so I hope it soon improves for you.
    Lindsay xx

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  25. Such pretty cards Brenda, really love the first one, just my colour, so fresh and lovely.
    Hugs Jacee

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  26. 3 cards that i love very much ! Love the second, make me think at my garden : lot of poppies, loooove them !
    xxx

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  27. Three beautiful cards, adore the colours in the first one. Sending lots of hugs.

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  28. Such beautiful cards Brenda, I absolutely am in love with your first piece, I have seen a photo of blue poppies on pinterest. I love the look of the dylusions. I recently bought some but am still needing to learn how to use them properly. The grunge paste give such a beautiful texture and I love the stencil you used.
    Beautiful embossing and dies on the second card, and what a gorgeous field of poppies! And such a beautiful scene on the last card!
    Hope you're having a great sunday and a good week ahead.

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  29. They are all stunning and so different too, Luv Sam x

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  30. Hi Brenda, all beautiful cards. I love your blue Himalayan poppy. We tried to grow some once when we lived in Cornwall, but it was too wet lol! I also love that bunny stamp you used on the last card, I think I'll have to get me one of those! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Maddy x

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  31. Another lovely trio of cards - that first one has absolutely captured my heart, with the delicate blending of colours, fab quote, and such pretty stamping, especially around the edges - lovely!
    Alison x

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  32. What a bunch of great cards! You really have been bussy! Couldnot pick one favo; the first I like the backgrouns so much, like the sheep and the bunnies and so on.... Hoping you are enjoying the weekend, Gerrina

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  33. amazing creations, Brenda!! lovely colors... the 3rd card scene is so beautiful!!
    Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  34. Fabulous cards, love them all;-))m

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  35. Beautiful selection of cards Brenda amazing work from an amazing crafter
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  36. Spectacular collection of gorgeous creations. You work is flawless!

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  37. Stunning cards Brenda. I love the sentiment on the top one, poppies are one of my favourite flowers and the little bunnies look fab.
    Lorraine x

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  38. Gorgeous collection of scenery cards, Brenda! We are enjoying the weather at the moment and hope you too!

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  39. Lovely cards b, you put my inking to shame x

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  40. your cards are gorgeous Brenda..

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  41. Wow what a fabulous collection you have made. I like the sentiment and all the texture :-)) Fantastic :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  42. What a wonderful selection of cards, they are all so special. I wouldn't like to choose a favourite :o)
    Jackie xx

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  43. What a fantastic collection of cards. I love your blue poppies the combination of colours on this card is amazing. I love your pan pastel scene. You inspired me to buy some pan pastels but I definitely need more practice before I can do anything half as nice as this.

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  44. Hi Brenda, All three are gorgeous. All of your designs are always so beautiful, your style is elegant and artsy and I enjoy looking at each one. I especially love the top one in this post as I'm drawn to the texture and beautiful flowers. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  45. Wonderful! All :) but my favorite is the first! is very delicate...

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  46. Beautiful creations. I really love the scene with the bunnies.

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  47. Another 3 really stunning cards Brenda. The first is so beautiful with the colours and sentiment and fabulous stamping. I love the poppies on the second and the third is a wonderful nature scene xx

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  48. these are all gorgeous too, brenda, but oh my goodness, the first one is just stunning!

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  49. Gorgeous cards Brenda.Love them all.
    Gr Elly

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  50. Fabulous cards Brenda! all the cards are sooo gorgeous .. beautiful textures and flowers on the first and awesome scenic cards too! love how you do it!

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