Sunday, 4 October 2015

Autumnal colours



Before I tell you about our monthly challenge I would love to know if anyone else has noticed Blogger playing up this last week, I am finding posts of blogs I follow are not coming up on my reading list as normal, some never appear at all and others show up hours after they have been posted ?

Today sees out new monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Warm Autumn Colours and Autumnal Colours.....................ooooops............seems I didn't put my thinking cap on too straight here, but at least it means you can double up your chances of winning a prize by entering into both challenges.

The card at the top features a new release Penny Black stamp which is actually a Christmas one but with a bit of artistic licence has become Autumnal. It's a Birthday card for one of our son's birthday this month, he is a keen surfer and long distance athlete so I incorporated both the sea and countryside.

I inked the stamp with distress markers, spritzed with water and stamped onto the reverse of centura pearl cardstock. I used Pan Pastel to add the sky and sea and a Penny Black sentiment.



The next one is my Stamping Sensations piece using lots of stamped and die cut Heartfelt Creation flowers and Tattered Lace Trio leaves. I used Dylusions to colour the card for both flowers and leaves, then stamped before cutting out, the leaves have also been stamped using the coordinating TL Trio stamp set. The base is another of the rattan hearts I picked up for £1.00 at Hobbycraft and the banner sentiment is the same Penny Black sentiment as the above card and finally some ribbons.


My third piece is another for Penny Black using a fairly new Penny Black stamp called Sunny, so appropriate as I always think Sunflowers are such happy sunny flowers and I always associate them with the glorious fields of them in France at this time of year. I inked the stamps with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping randomly onto a masked Pan Pastel background, a Penny Black sentiment and bow to finish.

Happy weekend all.

53 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, especially those happy sunflowers!! Fingers crossed for the match later...

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  2. Good morning Brenda 3 gorgeous projects from you this morning.I do love the scenes you create ....so beautiful and your son will love his cards.I find male cards sooo hard to make but yours is stunning.Enjoy the last of this wonderful sunshine.Hugs xx

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  3. Three gorgeous projects. I love the tranquil scene on the first one and the beautiful sunflowers design on the bottom one, but my favourite has to be the heart. The flowers are just beautiful. xx

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  4. Morning Brenda
    Gorgeous makes again today. Love the ribbon and slider you have used on the sunflower card. I love the colours at this time of year, beautiful warm, rich colours, Nature's final stunning display before the winter and the weather we have had recently has made the display even better than usual.
    Enjoy your Sunday
    Lesley

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  5. You have been bussy again! Love the first card; such a perfect scene!! Hugs, Gerrina

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  6. Stunning cards as always Brenda.
    Hard to believe we are in October already.
    I swear I must have been asleep for most of this year.
    Seems only a little while ago it was Christmas but it is coming up fast again.

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  7. Stunning creations Mrs b, I ams o loving that leave wreath!

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  8. Gorgeous cards Brenda. I can only dream off making scene like card one .It touch my heart.
    Blessings, Elly

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  9. wow. Brenda. You showing such beautiful cards and a project.
    great how you made the first card and the last. beautiful technique.
    kind regards, Dora

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  10. Love love love your first card! Penny Black does exceedingly good watercolour stamps and the sea you added is perfect. This stamp is going straight to the top of my wish list! The sunny card is lovely too...xx

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  11. Loving all the stamping going on today Brenda. A beautiful scene created above with the Distress inks and gorgeous sunflowers. Love the heart wreath, what a bargain, and you have transformed it in to a beautiful gift.
    Lorraine

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  12. Stunning work on all but the first one is just amazing, I will say again Ijust love your scene work.

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  13. Wow, the first card is absolutely stunning and I'm sure that your Son will be thrilled with it.I love the water colour effect that you've achieved and the Autumnal colours work beautifully. The Wreath is gorgeous and your Sunflower card is so cheerful. I love them all x

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  14. Wow you gave been busy Brenda gorgeous cards and projects

    Anne

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  15. Beautiful creations,Brenda!Gorgeous autumn colors!Hope you are well!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    HUgs and smiles,Kari :)

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  16. these are all beautiful Brenda, I love the scene on the first card, the lovely autumn wreath and the van gogh style sunflowers
    Kevin xx

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  17. Beautiful cards
    very nice colors
    hugs

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  18. Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the scenes and beautiful autumnal shades.
    I've been having those blogger issues for a while....he's a pain!
    Lorraine x

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  19. These are all so very beautiful! I love your creative mind. Hope all is well. Happy Birthday to your son. Hugs, Robin

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  20. As always these are all wonderful creations Brenda. Brilliant stamping of the christmas PB to make a birthday card and the sunflowers are so beautiful. The birthday wreath is fabulous and what a bargain too xx

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  21. Buon compleanno a tuo figlio, Brenda! Bellissima scena con il mare e la campagna, qui in Italia si vedono spesso paesaggi così.
    Mi piace tantissimo la ghirlanda fiorita e l'ultima card con i girasoli è bellissima, un ultimo saluto all'estate che se ne è appena andata.
    Abbracci

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  22. All 3 so beautiful and yes I have been having some blogger issues!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  23. These are wonderful Brenda and the first reminds me rather of a walk that we take around Stourhead Gardens which is always glorious at the end of October when the leaves really begin to show their beauty. xx

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  24. Three amazing creations Brenda, I can't even pick a favorite!! Love the water color effect you got on the first card, I so wish I had added that one to my stamps when I put in my new release order!
    Such a creative second piece, can't believe the deal you got on that rattan heart.
    Beautiful sunflowers card too, some of my favorite flowers, they are part of my Living room Fall decor every year.

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  25. Three beautiful creations, love the hanger. I had a wonderful day on the golf course today, sadly we did not win. :) Hope you enjoyed the wonderful weather. :)

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  26. Hi Brenda, wow, you've been keeping busy! what fabulous projects you've made here, I love the hanger, what a great idea, and the cards are just perfect, lovely work!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  27. wow, three beautiful fall creations brenda! so creative and colourful! i love your colouring technique; i hold my breath hoping my marker/sprtiz technique will work, but even that doesn't help. :)

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  28. Beautiful watercoloured scene of the first card and I am sure your son will love it. Lovely autumn wreath and love your sweet sunflower card. I have not been blogging and am not aware of the problem, hope things will pick soon!

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  29. Oh, Brenda, you have so many beauties to share! Your watercolour effect on the first card looks gorgeous! The wreath is stunning - WOW on that one! And your final card is so pretty with the cheery sunflowers and beautiful ribbon and bling!

    Regarding Blogger, yes, I've noticed that blog posts aren't showing up in my reader until much later. I don't know if I'm missing posts now or not. It's very confusing.

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  30. Three wonderful creations, Brenda! I love how you used the first stamp to create such a gorgeous scene! We have had more misty mornings and sunshine this weekend, but sadly, it looks like the sunshine won't be with us next week

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  31. lovely makes Brenda - I love the floral hanger especially - its a stunner! its nice that the themes match - makes it easier for us!!! Not noticed any problems with blogger - but that doesn't mean they aren't happening! lol! Hugs rachel x

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  32. Three gorgeous creations, I love the way you have done the trees on the right on the first card and the way the scene looks a tag foggy with a chance of sun, just like the mornings we have been having here.

    Kath x

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  33. Lovely pieces of work, yes I've had some problems with blogger this week.

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  34. WOW what a stunning collection of cards and wreath, i'm loving the stunning scenes too, Luv Sam x

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  35. Beautiful projects, Brenda! I especially like the feel that 2 of them are scenes which have been painted! Your fall wreath is SO PRETTY! hugs, de

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  36. Love how you've turned the first PB stamp into an autumn one. Now you've shown me its possibilities it's going on my wish list! The wreath is gorgeous. I'd have it on my wall all year round, not just in autumn! So bright and pretty, just like the sunflower card.

    Lynne x

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  37. What a wonderful selection Brenda, I love them all but the first a third are my favourites because of the subjects :o)
    Jackie xx

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  38. Such beautiful cards love them all and love the wreath too
    luv
    Debby

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  39. Gorgeous samples, as always, Brenda - particularly like the top one; great male card & love the autumn feel.
    Fab!
    Liz M x

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  40. Patience of a saint Brenda, all those lovely flowers and more. Beautiful card for your son and the Sunflower card is totally stunning. Another technique for me to revisit, thanks for the inspiration sweets.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  41. Beautiful cards Brenda - as always your work is perfection and so inspiring! And that wreath - stunning!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  42. Hi Brenda thank you so much for your kind words that you left for me on my blog they are much appreciated. Brenda these are true beauties I love Autumnal colours so much and enjoy walking with Jess through the dropped leaves they make a lovely crunchy noise, the flowers are spectacular truly wonderful creations.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  43. Beautiful makes, love the decorated heart and those sunflowers look so bright and cheerful, mine have thrown out so many heads this year they have been amazing x susan x

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  44. Beautiful cards!! Love the wreath!! The sunflower card is very pretty!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  45. Really stunning projects, Brenda. Lately I'm fascinated by watercolor techniques. I adore your cards. The wreath is gorgeous ae well.
    Eret x

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  46. Fabulous scene card, beautiful stamp and colouring;-))m

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  47. Fabulous creations Brenda. Love them all, inspirational.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  48. A lovely selection of cards Brenda.
    Mags
    x

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  49. A beautiful selection of cards again Brenda, all so very pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog, you are a loyal follower and I appreciate your visits and comments, Jx

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  50. Lovely cards as always. Love the Hidden Lane scene you created, just got that stamp and hope to be able to create something nearly as good myself.

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  51. Wonderful autumnal atmosphere - and I especially love the sunflowers catching those last few rays of summer sun.
    Alison xx

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