Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Dream and wish and NEC tickets ready for the post



Hello Peeps, hope all is well in your parts.

I have done just done the draw for the NEC tickets and you will find the lucky winners a bit further down this post, but first I have a card to share using some Chocolate Baroque stamps. It's one of my first pieces for them as a team member and more of my work will be on the CB blog in a week or so.

So many of the CB stamps lend themselves to the vibrant backgrounds you can achieve with Dylusions and the Indian Elephant and Indian Textiles sets which I have used for this card are no exception. I started by spraying the reverse side of a sheet of centura pearl with Dylusions Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange and Postbox Red plus the mandatory spritz of peal mica spray.


I then stamped the images with black archival ink plus a bit of background stamping using CB Decorative Edges using the second and third generation stamping to get a more faded look. Next I bleached out the colours from the flowers and painted with the same colour Dylusions and used a versamark pen to add detail gold embossing powder to some of the droplet patterns across the top. The words are stamped onto an offcut of the base piece and a nice flourishy organza bow.

I know I am half a day early with this but my day is all planned out for me tomorrow, so here are the names of the people out of the draw who will each receive tickets for two to the NEC Hobbycraft show in November...........




And the surprise gift will go to........................

Fit Kitty who I think is is Canada

Well done to you all, please mail me so I can get your tickets (and surprise in the case of Kitty) in the post to you.

41 comments:

  1. your card is very nice
    congrats to winners!
    way to go Fit Kitty!

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  2. Wonderful card, love the colours. Congrats to your winners.

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  3. Congrats to the winners!
    A beautifully luxurious and vibrant card Brenda, love the colours and your background.
    Lorraine

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  4. Woohoo! I am SO SUPER EXCITED to be a winner of your surprise gift! Yay! Thank you so much, Brenda! I will email you shortly! And a big congratulations to all of the other winners! Have fun at the NEC, everyone!

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  5. Gorgeous design for CB, love the colours, combination of images and background texture. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  6. Gorgeous colours, congrats to the lucky winners

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  7. I'm loving the vibrant background and Autumnal colours of this card Brenda. X

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  8. congrats to the winners !!!
    I love your colorfull card, it´s such a warm one
    CU hellerlittle

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  9. WOW I love how you made the background Brenda and the bow with the sparkling buckle is so drool-worthy!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  10. Beautiful card!! Congratulations to the winners..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  11. Beautiful card and inking, Brenda.

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  12. Well done to those winners and a fabulous card Brenda!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  13. Hi Brenda
    That's a gorgeous card ! And congratulations to all the winners and hope you have a fabulous time !
    Hugs
    Susan xxx

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  14. Fabulous design and I love the rich colours.

    Just read that I'm one of the winners of the NEC tickets. Thank you so much! xx

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  15. Beautiful card, I love the stamps and the background. xx

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  16. Stunning card Brenda, love the hot colours and the stamps too - could be made just for our Indian Summer x Susan x

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  17. What beautiful colours and a stunning card Brenda

    Joan

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  18. stunning make brenda and well done to your winners! hugs rachel x

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  19. Gorgeous card and a fantastic background, I wouldn't know where to start.

    Kath x

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  20. Congrats to all the winners and to my friend Kitty! :D
    Your indian's card looks just amazing!!! How beautiful is it! Love the faded look and the background is wonderful!! The bow and the shine are fabulous touches!

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  21. A gorgeous card Brenda, a fabulous design and beautiful background
    Lorraine x

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  22. Your Dylusions background is gorgeous (I especially like the textures in the corners, and openness in the middle). Brenda, it's a gorgeous card! hugs, de

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  23. Congrats to the lucky winners. Hugz

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  24. Beautiful card Brenda! Love the magical feel!
    Lucy x

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  25. Gorgeous card! Congrats to all the winners. Hugs, Robin

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  26. beautiful card Brenda, I like everything about it!!
    Kevin xx

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  27. Well done everyone who won enjoy the NEC your card is fabulous love the stunning vibrant colours it so reminded me of a fab holiday I had a few years ago in India a magical country Thank you love and hugs Carole X

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  28. What a gorgeous card and beautiful colours.
    Congratulations to the winners :o)
    Jackie xx

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  29. Wow Brenda, I love the richness of this card, certainly echoes of India - and the fabulous double bow is a perfect addition! Wonderful - and there will be some happy little folk who won tickets for the NEC, as well as Kitty with the surprise :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  30. Oh how lovely! Thank you so much... I'm very happy to be able to go.

    And what a stunning card you've created - the mica shimmer and the bleaching create such fabulous detail and interest - I love the exotic look of the whole thing.
    Alison xx

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  31. Congratulations to the winners!
    Lovely card, Brenda - I've used this set myself to make some really special cards.
    all the best, Liz M xxx
    p.s. I don't think I managed to add my name to the competition as I don't have a blog - just for future reference, how can I enter?

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    1. I did enter your name into the draw Liz, just didn't come out I'm afraid, better luck next time :) :)

      B x

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    2. No worries, Brenda - I couldn't see my name on the list so thought I'd done something wrong! Never mind, I shall be going anyway & looking forward to it!
      all the best, Liz M x

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  32. Brenda this has just such wonderful sunset hues.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  33. Stunning card Brenda. Congratulations to all the lucky winners, I hope they have a brilliant time.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  34. love this Brenda - fabulous colours and silhouettes sorry for my absence lately - so much going on but think i'm back again! hugs Judith x

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  35. Beautiful crad Brenda I love the colour scheme :)

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  36. Lovely autumn reds on this lovely work. It's the perfect mysterious color for this CB silhouette. Love how you stamped in the side borders, and enjoyed reading the techniques. You got a great effect from the versamark pen and the embossing at the top. I've several of these pens (and even more over the years). I've yet to have one that has the 'juicy' required to use it. Even tried smooshing it in the pad, and putting to paper. Your results were splendid. Congrats to those who are having a ticket to the NEC...I know it will be so much fun. Good work. Have a great wkend, and TFS

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  37. Hi Brenda
    Just returned from holiday to find I've won some tickets how fabulous.......will email you...

    Anne

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  38. Stunning card Brenda, love the vibrant background.
    Avril xx

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  39. You are such a generous person Brenda and so free with all your stamping techniques. Love the card.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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