Saturday, 24 January 2015

Lace and Pearls




Our Tracy Mouse is challenging us to use Lace and Pearls on our work at Allsorts this week where our sponsors are Deedees Designs and PPR Papercrafts.

I have two cards and both are way different to the norm for me, one is a tad cute.................I did say some were coming along didn't I.............. and the other has some colouring in, now there's a turn out for the books on both counts. And I have to make a confession that I really enjoyed making them both.

The focal image on my card at the top is a really old wood mounted stamp I have had for years, there is no clue as to the make but I have a feeling it may be an early one from Creative Expressions. I had the pretty piece of pink lace so used that as the colour inspiration for my card and coloured the image with Chameleon pens, some very subtle shading round the edges, simple mat and layering and some roses and pearls plus a pearl necklace for the lady.




I listed all the making details and products used on the baby card over at Tattered Lace here so won't bore you with all the details again, there will also be a blue version popping up over at the Tattered Lace blog tomorrow.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

55 comments:

  1. Two wonderful cards Brenda, one very chic and the other so cute.
    You are right about striking while the iron is hot, I felt that if I didn't buy my sofa there and then, with my luck it would be gone when I went back! :o)
    Jackie xx

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  2. Is there no end to your talents!! Love the elegant lady (fab colouring!!) and those cute baby animals are just adorable and fit perfectly in the patchwork layout xx

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  3. OMG! Two beautiful but totally different creations, love them both!!!
    Love that gorgeous lady image and U added the pearl necklace so beautifully and the second one is too cute, just adore those die cut elements, so adorable!!!!

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  4. Oh wow love them both. Gorgeous elegant card and the bottom one is sooooooo cute. Thanks for your comment on my candy, you need to enter via the link, lots of lovely new lace coming soon to crafty ribbons x

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  5. Beautiful cards Brenda.
    It's a white world in the Netherlands.
    Have a blessing weekend.

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  6. Very beautiful cards. The purple is my favourite :) Hugs, Aluna

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  7. Although they are not your norm but you did a good job on both cards, Brenda! Like the different panels with the varieties of pp on the baby card.

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  8. The muted colours go really well with your lovely image in the top card and I love the little elephants in your bottom one

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  9. Gorgeous cards Brenda and I like your colouring on the first one. How are you finding the chameleon pens? I have been wondering about them
    Jackie x

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  10. Oh Brenda you've done it again, two more fabulous cards. I love the colouring on the first one,so delicate and pretty and like you I'm not into cute but your second card is just adorable, we have another great grandson due in the next week or so and I'm very tempted by elements used on your card, spend,spend,spend!

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  11. Hi Brenda, love the vintage image in the first and the grey flourishes !! The bay girl card is so cute with lot of details and the eye moves effortlessly all around to register all the elements !!

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  12. Gorgeous cards today especially the baby card. I like the way you have used small pieces of different papers and have embellished each one.
    Thank you for your comment yesterday - I think I have bitten off more than I can chew. It is my crafting that keeps me sane and I am not sure whether not crafting is a such good idea.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  13. 2 most adorable cards....love them both and love the TL dies.xxxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}


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  14. So beautiful Brenda! Gorgeous colours and colouring on your lady and I love the pearls for eyes on your lovely pink card! You sure are a busy girl! big hugs :)

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  15. Great cards Brenda, very different too, the last one is so cute, xxx

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  16. Beautiful, really like the first one.

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  17. Oh my both are gorgeous. I love the lady image of the top design and your floral embellishments. The bottom is one of the nicest baby card I've seen, I love it ! I struggle for baby cards, I don't have any stamps, I end up going to my old paper folding 'stash' to make something. I used to do a lot of paper folding and stitching on cards before I became addicted to stamps and inks. Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

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  18. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the image and all the pretty embellies on the top card and the pretty pinks and cute wildlife on the second.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  19. Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the image and colours on the first and the second is just soooo cute. Have a great weekend.

    Pat xx

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  20. Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the image and colours on the first and the second is just soooo cute.

    Pat xx

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  21. Two beautiful cards! The first one is so pretty and I love how you made the pearl necklace! Very clever! The baby card is simply adorable! Lucky you to play with these fabulous dies! I love all my TL dies - they cut perfectly even with all the intricate designs!

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  22. Fabulous cards both, but the first is really a delight!! Love this vintage woman and the great elegance of your design!! The details are perfect!

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  23. Hi Brenda, been following you for a while but only just saying Hi! All part of my resolutions for the year to appreciate people when they inspire me. Two beautiful cards, am really taken with the design of the baby card. Have a good weekend x

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  24. These are pure delight, Brenda! The lady is so feminine and beautiful, and the baby card is sweet sweet SWEET! Love both card, and have pinned them both. hugs, de

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  25. Stylish card for a lady and cute baby card, thanks for showing this side of you.
    Happy weekend;-))m

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  26. two beautiful cards Brenda but I adore the top one especially - its fabulous! Big hugs to you and hoping the weekend is going well xx

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  27. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    beide Karten sind ein Augenschmaus und die 2. Karte ist ja sowas von niedlich,
    glg ulrike

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  28. Brenda, you made beautiful cards :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  29. Oh, what a nice creatins!! The cards are so gentle and good!

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  30. Two very beautiful creations Brenda that first one is so elegant and sophisticated, the second is gorgeous and full of so much to see, wonderful colours and images, I love them both
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  31. She is very la-de-da Mrs B, love her pearl necklace. The second card you know I love and can't wait to see more BABY cards lol.

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  32. What a very charming lady she is Brenda, gorgeous card! the second one is a lovely design, so pretty, fabulous!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  33. Such gorgeous cards Brenda, beautiful designs and wonderful detailing on each.
    Sue xx

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  34. Lovely cards today Brenda, love the chic stamp on the first and the pearl necklace and pink lace are both so pretty. Love the cute baby card such sweet dies. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

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  35. Two gorgeous cards. I always have difficulties making a baby card, but yours is fabulous!!
    xxx Marianne

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  36. Two gorgeous and very different cards Brenda.
    Mags
    x

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  37. What a beautiful pair of cards. Love the vintage feel of the first one and the second one is so pretty and cute. I love them Brenda :) xx

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  38. Beautiful first card and your colouring is just lovely....wonderful colours. What terrific dies on the second card...great layout. :-)

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  39. Nobody makes a creation with lace and pearls quite like you Brenda. Both are stunningly beautiful.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  40. Two beautiful cards Brenda, I especially love the cute baby card, so many cute details! Of course the first cards is gorgeous too, and such a great idea to give her a real pearl necklace!

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  41. These are great! The baby card is 'cute'!

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  42. Both beautiful cards Brenda. Love the elegance of the first and the baby card is such an unusual and wonderful design xx

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  43. they are both very lovely indeed!

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  44. These are awesome Brenda. Love the Victorian image on that first one and love those cute dies of the elephants on the second.

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  45. Love BOTH of these lovely cards. I was entranced by #1, as I had stamped off some of this identical image when I was in a stamp group, but didn't know the maker. It makes such an elegant lady & I love the soft colors you chose...so very ethereal & feminine. The lovely lace border and the gorgeous flowers just added more to that feeling. Some lucky lady is going to feel so special to receive this card. All that delicious pink and the delightful embellishments on the baby card are truly a work of love. The tiny elephants on the 'lace shelf' just were so much fun, ditto the bird. Such a fun card, and will be treasured by a proud Mama. TFS & Hugs

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  46. The second is a sweetie and special with the lovely animals, but the first is so beautifully coloured; that is my favorite... Hope you have planned a fun week, hugs, Gerrina

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  47. Hi Brenda
    Gorgeous creations, love all your details on both cards. Fabulous for my theme, love your colouring too.
    Happy crafting,
    Tracy x

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  48. Oooo i'm loving your classy image, it looks like a lady going to a summer party, the races or a wedding, so devine.

    What a sweetie Tattered Lace card too, Luv Sam x

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  49. Two gorgeous cards Brenda...your lady is gorgeous beautifully coloured and pretty lace....your baby card is adorabke and just adore those gorgeous little elephants

    Anne

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  50. Beautiful stylish card, & I love the baby card too, too cute xx

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  51. The baby card is so sweet, I fell in love...

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