Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Tattered Lace winners , Rudolph Snippet and the Long Weekender



Morning Peeps, it's time to announce the winners of the Tattered Lace candy and also share a few samples made for the Tattered Lace Long Weekender starting on Create and Craft at 8am on Friday.............and a note added as I nearly forgot, well I actually did forget until I got a congniziance moment during the night................that I had made a card especially for Rudolph Day and the Snippets Playground.

On a different note I am guessing I am not the only one who has seen disappearing followers the last month due to Bloggers shenanigans ? Overnight I've seen another 27 go and it really does make me wonder at the wisdom of it all, I'm convinced he won't be happy until we are all paying for the privilege of having a blog.

Part of the long weekender are some beautiful A5 sized panel dies and although I have made a good number of cards using them as intended, I was itching to use the Rose Garden panel as a stencil. So I cut it out using 250gsm card, laid it over a chipboard heart prepped with Gesso and decoupatch papers and spritzed Bubblegum Pink Dylusions and am thrilled with the lovely pattern. I then decorated with ribbons, lace, flowers and feathers.


This one has the Foliage panel die simply cut from pearl cardstck and placed over a contract colour, a mat using the TL decorative labels , ribbon and TL daisies and sentiment. They made such elgant but also quick cards.


The Rose Grden panel die again this time using the new TL Shades Ombre cardstock, a frame using the new Pearl Pin Dot square dies, Pearl Dot border and Birthday sentiment from the Charisma Stores range.

Now for those winner.............................

The first name out of the draw was Lau who will receive the Tattered Lace Panorama dies


And the second name out is Lorraine B who will receive the dies and Ombre cardstock

Well done to you both, please mail me so I can get your goodies in the post to you.

And one final card....................


More Ombre cardstock, the foliage panel used with the hexagonal die set, a rose, pearls and the little leaves are the spines from the waste after cutting the panel.

And here is that almost forgotten card for Rudolph Day and Snippets Playground, honestly I really did have a post it note on my computer to remind me I had a card all ready and then forgot, or can it be that my computer is a magnet for numerous post it notes that it just got lost in the mire that's also known as my desk.


So here it is, nothing spectacular but I feel quite chuffed that it's still not the end of January and I have a Christmas card made, that has to be a record for me. Snippets of beloved G45 paper, can't throw any of that away, a Penny Black sentiment and a TL oval Pearl Dot frame.

Thanks for taking a peek and hope you all have a good Wednesday.

72 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Brenda.Congrats to the winners and thanks for the chance.

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  2. Stunning cards Brenda and congrats to the blog candy winners....like you've I've lost more followers 4 disappeared last night..

    Anne

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  3. Fabulous cards - love the dies. Your snippets card is a great design too - I may CASE that one to try and use some of my growing pile of snippets!
    Kath x

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  4. Stunning cards Brenda, lovely diecuts;-))m

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  5. Wow Stunning cards Brenda, Congratulations to the winners

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  6. Well done to the lucky winners and thanks as always for your generosity Brenda. Lovely cards today and wow a Christmas card already in the back....well done you. Keep snug...the wind is ferocious today. Hope your health is a bit more stable too. Hugs Jxx

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  7. Mm B. So agree with you on blogger, I lost five overnight and another this evening no idea why now, it was supposedly earlier in month... And it hurst dos it is ha d enough to gain them with losing a clump like that.
    ... must admit the paying but did cross my mind.. :(
    Lov your cards and yes felt the same as finally started my Christmas cards for 2016
    BTW thought of your surfing son when posted the surfing photos on today's post. The short boarders have really had some good waves.
    Congrats to the two winners of your generous candy too, B!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  8. So many beautiful cards here, Brenda. I love all the gorgeous diecuts you chose...I am drooling over them!

    Your Rudolph Card is lovely. I am such a fan of banners/fishtails! Your paper snippets are pretty.

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  9. Congrats to the winners.
    Beautiful cards, as always...:-)!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  10. Really lovely cards. Hope you have a great day.

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  11. Wonderful cards Brenda! As always, so inspiring - your RD/Snippets one is a great combination of colours and patterns!

    Ha! I just checked and have lost six followers. What's even more confusing is that I've visited a few of my favourite blogs (which are still very much active) the past two days and noticed that I've been removed as a follower - by Blogger! I use a Google account so am flummoxed. All I can do is to keep adding myself back in as a follower whenever I visit a blog and spot that am missing :( Sigh, really so frustrating :(

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. See, it had happened here too! So that explains one disappearance B - what gets me is just WHY though when I'm using a Google account :(

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. I have lost well over a hundred followers, seeing this makes me feel even worse, just don't understand what they are up to....

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  13. your cards are very pretty!
    love them!
    congrats to winners!
    thank you Brenda for the chance!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom
    >^.^<

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  14. Hello Brenda
    Another beautiful collection of cards to showcase another stunning collecyion of Tattered Lace dies.
    Congratulations to the lucky winners of your blog candy.
    You have also sparked my curiosity - why are blog followers disappearing I wonder. Mr Blogger is a very temperamental animal and nothing surprises me with it. I often think that there must be a better way of sharing our creative makes which isn't so temperamental.
    Take care
    Lesley

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    1. Thank you for your note on my blog. This is terrible and I wonder if this is why so many challenges are closing down. Boo to blogger for spoiling our fun.
      Take care
      Lesley

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  15. Beautiful pieces Brenda. I just love the fun and sassy colours of the heart. The black and red together really brings a sense of allure and romance! hugs :)

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  16. Your cards are just wonderful Brenda. Congrats to the winners.

    FAB Snippets/Rudolph Day card too. You must need a drink after all that hard work. Come find me in the Playground Tree house tonight for more hooch and chocklit!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  17. Oh MY God !!! Me ??? oh can't believe to see my name ! Brenda, I have tears in my eyes, yes I am sensitive hihi! I'ts more than fantastic, i'm in a dream, sure !!!!
    Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu so much !
    Congrats to Lorraine !
    xxx
    Oup forgot to say that your cards are beautiful, the heart is wonderful, and love the christmas card, the design is fabulous !
    Have a nice day dear Brenda, big big hugs ! xxx
    I send you a mail now :-)

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  18. ooo - a very colourful post this morning Brenda - lovely dies and well done on the Christmas card - you know you'll be so happy you did Christmas in January when it comes round again lol hugs judith x

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  19. These are all so beautiful and elegant! I love the heart and all the dies used. I have seen a drop in followers too. I'm not liking this at all. I hope it's ending soon. It makes me so sad. Please update us on your health. You continue to be in my prayers and I hope you are doing better...your crafts never seem to suffer though as they are always stunning. Hugs, Robin

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  20. Beautiful cards, Brenda! All so beautiful! You are a whiz with the dies! Yes, I lost another 7 followers overnight! Oh well! I think if they are regular readers, they will come back and rejoin! If not, they won't know what they are missing haha! It will be interesting to see what happens! I just noticed... you have a LOT of followers - wowzers!

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  21. These new panel dies are gorgeous and I would use then as stencils too! I do love your Christmas card it's unfussy and lets the beautiful papers take centre stage.

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  22. Pretty projects. Personally liked the first one, heart shaped with the lace around.

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  23. Absolutely fantastic cards, Brenda - always so intricate and beautifully designed. Big congrats to all the lucky winners.
    Alison x

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  24. Oh wow how stunning is that heart!!
    Lucy x

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  25. Beautiful cards, the first is gorgeously vibrant. Congrats to the winners of the wonderful prizes. I've also noticed drops in followers, not as many as you, but then it's all relative to the number of followers. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  26. Congratulations to the lucky winners!
    It's a good feeling to have started your Christmas card stash this early isn't it? You will reap the benefits later on this year I'm sure.
    Another lovely set of beautiful cards and your gorgeous heart plague is so elegant and perfect for Valentines Day too.
    Hope your week goes well.
    Lorraine

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  27. Wonderful creations as always Brenda and such fabulous inspiration for us. Love the gorgous heart and brilliant design of the Rudolph / snippets card.

    I found Blogger was removing me as a follower from some blogs (how or why I cannot work out) so I do try and keep a check on my reading list and re-follow.

    Oh I nearly forgot.... Congratulations to your lucky winners xx

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  28. Grandi lavori con queste fustelle, Brenda e il cuore รจ semplicemente eccezionale, molto romantico!!!Mi piace molrtissimo anche la card esagonale, che perfezione di colori!!

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  29. Look at that sexy, romantic heart!!! WOW oh wow! Brenda, these are all fantastic!

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  30. Lovely cards and congrats to the lucky winners. Regarding followers, my small flock seems to be contracting and expanding moment to moment. I don't see it as something to get sad about. It's nice not to be talking to yourself but I am not blogging just for my followers. I am grateful blogger is free and glad someone set this up for me, cos I wouldn't have a clue. People may also be following on other medias so don't be sad. Give thanks for small miracles that happen every day and thank you so much for sharing. Hugz

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  31. So many beautiful creations! Something I really love about this Christmas card is how festive it looks using papers that wouldn't need to be specifically used for Christmas.
    Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge.
    Jane DT

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  32. Yes my followers have gone down too.
    You have some lovely cards to share I love them.
    Oh and congratulations to the winners
    Jackie x

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  33. Hello my friend! I am still here - but I've lost my friends too... {sob}... great projects from you as always.
    Feel emotionally drained today. Not sure the heart is up to posts, bars and top right corners!!! x

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  34. Great cards! I must be lucky I haven't lost any followers thank goodness as I don't have very many!

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  35. Stunning cards Brenda. Welldone winners too, xxx

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  36. Brenda, all your cards are beautiful (like they always are) but the one that really stole my heart was the heart one, - just amazing!!

    As far as blogger is concerned, well, since I read about the announcement, I have been keeping track, first I lost about 30 over night, then over the next 2 weeks, I gained about 14, then two nights ago, bang, I lost 16 and last night I went down by another 84!! I have now less followers than I had a year ago I think.... grrrr

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  37. They are all gorgeous Brenda, you do some amazing work with the dies!
    Lost a few more followers too, and what I am also noticing is how slow blogger loads, but maybe that's just me...

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  38. A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, I love the way you use your dies, they are all so pretty.
    I can't believe I've won your candy..what a fantastic surprise! Thank you!
    Lorraine x

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  39. Congrats to the very lucky winners (I was hoping it would br me!)
    Fabulous cards Brenda, particularly the first two, but all are amazing

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  40. Oooo what a stunning collection of cards and i love the magic you make with those dies.

    My favourite for DT purposes ;-) is the Christmas one and thanks for joining us at Rudolph Day Challenges this month, Luv Sam x

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  41. Beautiful work Brenda, the heart is stunning.

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  42. Beautiful selection of cards Brenda love them all especially that first one. I have lost followers as well but Blogger said we would so it doesn't bother me.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  43. wonderfull cards as allways "Hunny" love how U used the dies in perfect ways
    CU hellerlittle

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  44. Stunning cards and congratulations to the winners!! :)

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  45. Wow they are all stunning Brenda, so feminine!

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  46. wonderful makes Brenda and a huge congrats to your winners! Big hugs lovely ladies! Rachel x

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  47. A fabulous collection of cards , all so very special in their own way but I really do love the snippets one, so simple, bright and cheery, lovely layout, gorgeous bows and a very different take on a Christmas card.

    Kath x

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  48. Gorgeous creations, Brenda! I love them all. I agree re blogger. I too have lost a fair few followers. Thinking I might do follower candy to reach 300 a second time!

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  49. Beautiful cards!! Love them all!! I've read about other bloggers losing followers too.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  50. Wow fabulous cards Brenda, I absolutely love that Heart!!
    Kevin xx

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  51. Love that rose garden die & your gorgeous cards, Brenda! Terrific design for the Christmas card--gotta remember that!

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  52. Gorgeous cards Brenda and I just love the dies and papers chosen.. Congrats to winners.xxx {aNNie}

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  53. Wonderful cards! I especially like the Christmas card! congratulations to the winners! Hope you're well!

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous cards with the dies and I love the Christmas card too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  55. Gorgeous cards Brenda ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Congratulations to the winners xx

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  56. So many beautiful scrapcards! The colourcombies are great on each of them, but my favo is the last one; the elements are so simple, but the effect is great! Have a colourfull good day!

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  57. Wow Brenda, you've done it again! I always look forwrd to seeing your new posts and this one is no exception! The heart is absolutely stunning and I love the black lace that you've around the edge. Love the one that you've made for the Rudolph challenge too with it's pretty papers and lovely sentiment. Have a lovely weekend x

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  58. A group of stunning cards Brenda :)

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  59. Gorgeous cards Brenda. Well done to the winners of your gorgeous candy.
    Mags
    x

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  60. What an inspirational post with so many pretty cards and that lovely heart (my favorite!). congratulations on having a Christmas card finished before the end of the first month of the year! I need to heed your lessons! It is a simple and very effect card, too! Love the use of your G45 papers; so elegant as banners! This one's getting pinned!

    Congrats to the lucky, LUCKY winners!

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  61. Beautiful cards, great work with dies, ribbon and colour.
    stunning.
    Have a good weekend, Brenda.
    here are things all well.

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  62. Gorgeous dies and super cards Brenda. Jx

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  63. Love that hexagon and of course the purple card - they are all lovely though. I've followed again - just in case!
    Lynn x

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  64. Amazing cards, love those flower panels, they are all so pretty.

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  65. These are all beautiful creations. I love all the fabulous die cuts you used.

    Congrats to the winners.

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  66. As always an array of beautiful cards Brenda but I must say the red heart is stunning, love the added black lace
    Avril xx

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  67. Congrats to the winners
    Another great selection of cards too Brenda
    I've been losing followers too :-(

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  68. I have no more words! The heart is wonderful and I envy who ever gets to keep that one. Then before we get to the Rudolph Day make, which I love BTW, three more beautiful creations, lovely use of colour and they look so elegant and lush at the same time. Now I've doubled my die wish list already but the one that's got to go to the top is those pennants. The past year I have become more aware of an odd obsession of mine and that's balloons and banners/pennants/flags! I want a die that cuts those for me. Gorgeous inspiration for us all Karen xx

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