Saturday, 22 November 2014

No DP's allowed



A very good morning to you all, today at Allsorts it's my turn to host the theme and I would like to see creations that feature no design papers. Our sponsors are my friend Ruth from A Passion for Stamps and another friend Ignacio from Nicecrane designs.

So as I am on the DT for both it means two cards from me. My Nicecrane piece above uses one of the lovely Birds and Blossoms images.............can you tell I am already thinking ahead to Spring............a background of Dylusions, then script and grids randomly stamped, a Timmy clock onto which I scattered some Frantage, dies cut leaves, some twine, hessian and corner embellies.


My Passions for Stamps card uses the pretty Christmas Rose to which I added just a little colour using my Chameleon pens, inked the edge of the card along with some white Frantage, a Penny Black sentiment and some simple matting and layers. Much as I like Design Papers and have some beautiful ones, I think sometimes they detract from the focal image and to me this card demonstrates exactly what I mean.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

55 comments:

  1. Two lovely cards Brenda, both so different but gorgeous, xxx

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  2. Great cards, Brenda, love the clean simplicity of the second one.

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  3. Two stunning cards brenda. I love them both.

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  4. Hi Brenda, hope this finds you well...wow two stunning creations. love the first one it's beautiful colours and your second one is a delight.xxx


    The Journey is the Start

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  5. Two great cards, love the background on the first one.

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  6. Two beautiful cards Brenda.. Love the birdstamp and your colouring.
    Gr Elly

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  7. Two stunning cards Brenda :o)
    Jackie xx

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  8. Another fab duo Brenda. Love the gorgeous birds, die cuts and corners on the first and your delicate colouring is perfect on the second and you are quite right about papers sometimes taking the focus away from the stamp!! xx

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  9. ooo Brenda, what a fantastic background paper you made on the first card! It is such a beautiful :-))
    I like both cards!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  10. Good morning Brenda, 2 gorgeous cards. I love the way you have used the weathered clock die . Hope you are feeling a little better, hugs xx

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  11. More beautiful cards Brenda, I love how you gave used the clock as a frame( an idea to steal LOL !) and a beautiful flower on your second card

    Joan

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  12. These are stunning Brenda. I love the images and gorgeous designs.
    Sue xx

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  13. It's true that patterned paper sometimes distracts the eye from the motif, you've done a brilliant job with focusing on the image with these projects! And I really like the folding on the white card

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  14. Wonderful cards!
    Hope you're well!

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  15. Hi Brenda, great projects. Love those metal corner pieces on the first card.

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  16. Both you cards are just beautiful! Love t hem!

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  17. Hi Brenda I love your beautiful designs, especially the top one :) I've joined in this challenge, no DP is right up my alley :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  18. These are so lovely Brenda. The first one has so much interest and the second is a perfect CAS card. Sorry that I haven't been around for a while but its that time of the year again when I leave for Cape Town and I have tons of things to do, finishing scrap books, jewellery and quilts etc. and of course I leave everything to the last minute! Michelle x

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  19. Wow Brenda, I'm really in love with your first project! Fabulous!!!

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  20. These are really gorgeous Brenda and so different in style. Love them both.
    Fliss xx

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  21. Prachtig Brenda. Groeten trijntje

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  22. These are fab!! so creative :-) xx

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  23. So beautiful Brenda, I love the little birds
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  24. Both lovely bit the top one is my fave, great use of the clock die which I adore

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  25. Both are gorgeous B :-) I love paper but thoroughly enjoyed doing something different and not using it for this challenge. In fact I love the card I made so much I'm not sure I can give it away ;-)

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  26. Two beautiful cards Brenda the design of each one are superb.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  27. Gorgeous cards Brenda, very stylish.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  28. Gorgeous cards Brenda. Happy Weekend. Judy x

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  29. 2 beautiful cards!! love the green color one... beautiful color... nice shading..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  30. Two gorgeous cards today Brenda, love the Christmas Rose it is a very elegant design. The gorgeous bird image from Nicecrane sits beautifully in the clock and love all the inky work x Susan x

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  31. Two fabulous cards and both with lovely images and I do love the simplicity of the second card, the image really does shine through.

    Kath x

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  32. Both lovely cards but I especially like the first one with the birds and clock face. The card has a dreamy look to it. hugs Mrs A.

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  33. Stunning cards both of them Brenda, you are such a master!

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  34. Both so nice - I really love the top one - I have this die and have not used it yet - yours looks amazing!

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  35. These are beautiful. I really like the second one.

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  36. Love your bird & blossom card, great colours and textures and the image is beautiful.

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  37. Two beautiful cards Brenda. You've creasted a lovely background for the birds on the top one and the second one is very elegant. hugs, Marlies

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  38. Die Karten sind wunderschön georden
    glg Gertrude

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  39. Great cards! Love the self-made background so much! Absolutely beautiful! Hugs Edith

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  40. Your sentiment is beautiful, to match your card, Brenda. Such loveliness and a peaceful, timeless feel to your masterpiece. Brenda, I believe I also own that leave die - from SB one of their originals, right? I have not used it for a long time, and now I want to. Thank you (as always) for the inspiration! hugs, de

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  41. Hi Brenda, Gorgous cards as always. Really love the wonderful design and colours of the first and the elegance of the second.
    Hope you had a good and painfree weekend xx

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  42. 2 lovely cards,gorgeous background,

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  43. Oh wow hun 2 stunning cards fantastic backgrounds you have created bess you for your kind words hun hugs cheryl xxx

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  44. Two beautiful cards Brenda, really loving the spring themed image. And beautiful Clean and Simple design on the second card. I like your idea of thinking of spring, sadly winter hasn't even officially started, and it's been way too cold over here already. Just hoping for an early spring next year!

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  45. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Particularly taken with the first one.
    Mags
    x

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  46. I love the grungy look of the first card and the way you've put it all together. Fab colouring on the christmas roses with the chameleon pens.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  47. Two fabulous cards Brenda...I love the new heading picture..thats a card in itself...

    Anne

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  48. Like the fabric on your first card; it gives a finishing touch and dept on the card! But as you could geuss the second is my fav...so crisp and fresh in colour and that little bit frantange is perfect! Hope ther will get some sunshine your way this week...Hugs, Gerrina

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  49. Gorgeous cards, the images really shine :)

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  50. Two more gorgeous cards, Brenda.

    The first has such a lovely vintage feel. Nice Crane designs seem to excell at beauitful images!

    The second is beautiful. I agree that it does not need any DP at all. The image just shines through!

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  51. Love both of these fabulous creations. You are right in saying that DP do take the focus off the main image sometimes and it is fun not to include them. A lovely theme for Allsorts week xx

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  52. Brendа, the beautiful cards as always.

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