Monday, 6 July 2015

Travel, discover, dream and some new Tattered Lace releases



Morning Peeps, time for our May challenge at  FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges  and this month our theme is 'Holidays and Travel'. As always there if a fabulous $20 on line store voucher to be won from FlonzCraft.

Today also sees the launch of a four day deal on Crate and Craft TV so I can share some of my makes for the programmes, so it's a bit of a photo heavy post.

I had to think long and hard about my Flonz card then the idea clicked into place when I saw an old vintage map on the internet and printing that off was my starting point. It wasn't a very clear map but the colour was right and I only wanted the map to be vague in the background. I added some bronze dimensional past through a mask and whilst that was drying stamped and paper pieced the 50's Flonz image. I added some calico which had been dye in tea, some sea shells and a piece of the map rolled up to look like an old map scroll. The sentiment is computer generated.

Using the new extra large essential hearts coming up in today's shows

Using the new Polar Bear and Santa sentiment which is so pretty and delicate yet cut's like a dream, here I have used 350gsm glitter card and it cut with just one run through the machine

Using another of the new sentiments and again cut with ease on heavy glitter card

Using the new heart swing dies also new in today's shows, along with the new Rudolph
(photo's a bit wonky, not the easiest shape to photograph)

The Polar Bear again, he has to be my favourite from today's releases and you get the cut out snowflakes to use on their own as I have done here

Have a lovely week one and all.

49 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the vintage card and some super Christmas cards, that polar bear die is fab

Wendy L said...

A gorgeous selection f cards Brenda, will try to catch some of the shows later, xxx

Gerrina said...

Too much inspiration, allmost :) You have been bussy again! G x

Sue said...

Such a wonderful selection of cards Brenda. Gorgeous designs and beautiful colours. All so inspiring.
Sue xx

AnyOldCraft said...

Such pretty cards.
Love the new sentiment dies :)

Glennis said...

A great variety of cards here Brenda, you have been very busy.

CreaDiva said...

Beautiful cards, esecially the last one with polar bears!

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards
have a great day
hugs ღ

Надя Мищенко said...

Very cool card !!! Beautiful )

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous display of cleverly made cards Brenda.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Marianne said...

Oh my, what a lot of beautiful cards....I had a hard time crafting with the heat. But the warmth made you very creative. I love the polarbears... they will come in handy in the wintertime cards. Great makes Brenda!

Shirley Chillman said...

A mega bundle of beauty Brenda ... love them all. My fave of course is the travel card but the heart shaped card with Mr Rudolph came a very close second (he is adorable).

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Michelle J M said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! Love that polar bear, so cute. Enjoyed the show this morning. Michelle x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow lots of beautiful cards, you have been busy. The textures on the top one is fantastic, they are all beautiful and I also like that polar bear on the bottom and the die cut script. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing inspirations, all so creative! Love the polar bears and the first one card has a wonderful design

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A wonderful selection of cards today Brenda, I especially love the polar bear die.
Lorraine

Stamps and Paper said...

Someones been a busy lady....beautiful collection of cards all so different but equally gorgeous...

Anne

Robin said...

You've been a busy girl! I love the textures you added to your Vintage card and the others are so adorable...I don't know which one I like the best. Hugs, Robin

ALI said...

You have been bus, these are gorgeous, love the texture on the first one.

jackiescrafts said...

Great makes Brenda you have been one busy lady
Jackie x

Jacee said...

You've been busy Brenda! what a great collection of fabulous designs, love them all.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sarah said...

So many lovelies to look at Brenda!! Love the coppery embossing paste on the first and the bears and reindeer are absolute must haves!! xx

Jackie said...

What a stunning collection of beautiful cards Brenda :o)
Jackie xx

mags said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Mags
x

rachel said...

oh my word Brenda - there are a lot of makes here - wonderful stuff - I'm drawn mostly to the flonzcraft make but all the tattered lace makes are gorgeous too - been meaning to tell you that I do love my die cutting machine - its been fabulous! Thanks for the advice! Hugs rachel xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, you must just craft and craft all day long, holy cow!! They are all stunning, love the seashells on that first one! hugs :)

Lucy Woods said...

Wow too many gorgeous cards!! Oh gosh I love them all!
The vintage details on the first are just perfect! Love the butterflies on the second and all of you Xmas cards are so cute and pretty!
Lucy x

Lorraine said...

I can see I've missed lots of your gorgeous cards Brenda. They are all beautiful.
Sorry my Commenting is a bit hit and miss....hope to get back to normal soon.
Lorraine x

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful VSC make, the lady is so stylish! Great use of the map as a background and I love the shells, netting and rolled up paper.

Viv's Visuals said...

Oh where do I start? have missed seeing so many of your lovely makes whilst I've been doing my headless chicken impersonations my friend.
Cannot comment on each and every one as time is once more against me with all the catching up - but I have enjoyed SOOO much my visit through your blog tonight.
Hope you are OK. xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Brenda you have been busy in the craft room, these are all fabulous!!!
Kevin xx

Coco said...

Hi Brenda, I absolutely love your card to that illustrates the VSC challenge, very beautiful!!
And all your other cards are very cute, you have been a busy bee! :) Love, Coco xx

Judith said...

You have been busy Brenda! - a lovely selection of cards - I love the texture of the first one hugs judith x

Lau W said...

Hello little busy bee !!!
Your cards are fabulous, as always !

yes in Vendée, it is very nice in general. I live in the North of France, and we do not have high temperatures, at least not often enough for me! While people are very warm, too warm in my area (Nord / Pas-de-Calais, Picardy), the air is breathable, there is always a little wind. The heatwave lasted several days elsewhere, but here only two days lol!
Hope my english is ok ? Thanks Google lol !!

Have a nice day my friend ! xxx

Pat said...

Some beautiful cards here Brenda, but I love the gorgeous vintage one which is first, just super.

Pat xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda
Great cards today. The Christmas creatures are gorgeous but I have my eye on the swing card die, I do like a card base that is a little bit different.
My new laptop was waiting for me when I came home from work today so I am going to spend this evening getting used to windows 8. Then I can get back to blogging. The ipad is great for browsing the internet but rubbish for blogging.
Take care
Lesley

scrappymo! said...

Ohhh...so many beautiful cards. I do not know how you do it...
Week after week, you turn out gorgeous cards. I do not enough mojo to stretch that far.
Still struggling here to geta routine so i can create more. With the grandkids around the corner, I am out of my craft room more and more. They walked by to see the glowing orange sunset nightbefore last. The wildfires all across the province have Vancouver and area under a cloud of smoke and ash. Creates some beauitful sunsets. The sun glowed like molten metal!
Riding lessons and soccer camp cheering from the bleachers, keep us busy too. Will have to email you a photo of Little Miss C on her pony, Petunia! Next on her agenda is a horse trailer as she would like to join Pony Club. At this age my girls were well into Pony Club and showing their pony. A whole new world opens with a horse trailer! lol

The first card made me snile. I collect seashells whenever we travel and toss them into a big glass vase when we are home. I really enjoyed your shells on this beautiful card. The vintage map was so perfect for this scene.

The die cut cards are beautiful too. I am trying hard to stay out of the shops till I get my last corner of the craft room unpacked...as use up more of my stash! But i may just have to have those hanging sentiment dies!

Paper Profusion said...

All sooo lovely Brenda. The first one has a gorgeous dreamy air. You will be well ahead for Christmas. Nicola x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Brenda this is one awesome selection of beautiful creations, wow, I do love the colours, texture and embellishments on the first card, the different card shapes/folds are superb, a very impressive line up.
hugs
lorraine x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah, B., a very interesting post and definitely saw some new things :D

I love the Flonz card best though, great work.. thanks for being such an inspiration.. often wonder how you manage it all.. :D
Hugs Shaz in oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, you've been very creative, these pieces are wonderful. My personal favorite is the first one.

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning array of creations once again Brenda. Just adore the first vintage one with the netting and shells.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - l just don't know where you get time for all these stunners x Susan x

May said...

WOW...Brenda what a beautiful selection of Gorgeous cards...Love them all...Thank you for your kind words.... Hugs May x x

Donna Ellis said...

Such pretty cards, Brenda! xo

Elvy Elfje said...

What a beautiful cards !!!
Greetings,
Elfje

walchowDesign said...

You've been very busy with making so many varieties of cards, Brenda! Love the seashell card. Looking at all your beautiful glittered Christmas cards makes me wanting to start them as well!

Sorry, have not been around lately as the school coming to an end, it has been rather hectic including some reno at home.

KandA said...

Gorgous cards and such wonderful new dies. Love the vintage card xx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are wonderful. I love the small shells and those intricate dies.