Saturday, 16 April 2016

A bit of an assortment



Good morning Peeps, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week I am hosting the theme of Ribbons and Roses, most appropriate as our sponsor is Crafty Ribbons

I love this beautifully bold Stampendous Rose and even thought I am not a colourist I do enjoy coluring up this one which I did with Spectrum pencils. I lightly inked the edges and added some background stencilling using the same color DI's. The background has been embossed with TL Rose Bunch folder and lightly inked and the focal piece matted and layered with coordinating DP's, some pearls and organza bow.


My Butterfly card is from a set commissioned by Create and Craft TV for one of their magazines so I am only now able to blog it, it's also my entry for the current Butterfly Challenge where the theme is of a course Butterflies plus the option of fancy folds and/or the colour fuchsia,

It uses dies from the Couture Creations Mariposa range, my all time favourite Penny Black inspirational quote stamp Dance, Sing, Love on the inside and the very pretty Trimcraft papers I was sent to use along with the dies. I added a row of stitching down both leading edges and some organza ribbon behind the sentiment.

This card features the new Essential Teardrop dies which launched on Tuesday, I used one of the smaller dies in the set of six to make three contemporary trees using scraps of DP, some freehand cutting to create hills and a fancy bow across the bottom

And I had better share a few of me recent Tattered Lace creations as I have been rather remiss this week, there have been several new shows during the week on Create and Craft TV and there is another today so here goes with a few. The one above is made purely from offcuts of DP so I am hopping over last minute to the Snippets Playground, getting there so late means at least that I can't be to blame for any indecorous goings on in the tree house this week............say's she sitting here at 4.45pm on a Friday afternoon scheduling this post, glass of Prosecco at the ready........well it is nearly the weekend and I would never dream of doing that on a normal weekday, ahmmmm.

One of the new Monumental Moment dies being launched Monday, I used the French wedding of one of our son's as the basis of the card..........the rather sour looking face behind some of the bridesmaids was actually very happy, just had more than her fair share of bubbles and standing was proving a bit of a challenge by that time of night.......French weddings as we discovered are very long, this one started on Wednesday and finished Sunday, the day itself was equally long with the wedding breakfast of six courses lasting well into the midnight hours

The picot edging is another new die from Tuesday which I cut in contrasting shades of green, overlapped and mounted over a Brusho background and a TL sentiment

Using some of the tuck in dies launching today, I cut the flowers several times from a large sheet of card then fixed them back into the apertures to make a mask then used acrylic paint and DI's to create the background. The new Congratulations sentiment and more of the flowers and another of the tuck in embellishments along with a tonal bow.

And an inky one, another of the tuck in accessory dies (the lattice) cut from thick card, some background stamping, DI's, Grunge Paste and gilding wax

I hope you all have a good weekend and that we will see you over at Allsorts this week.

59 comments:

  1. Morning Brenda,
    This is a very creative selection, they are all gorgeous, have to say the butterfly gatefold card is my favourite. Brilliant creations.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  2. Wow what a great and varied selection x

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  3. Wow, thats a lot of beautiful cards Brenda.
    Blessings, Elly

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  4. Absolutely marvellous creations! Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. WOw you have been a busy girl....just love them all Brenda

    Anne

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  6. What a lovely selection, each one is gorgeous.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. It seems that you have made good use of your crafty time, Brenda. Such a large and varied collection of cards, with various techniques. I really like you trees and the way you created your own flower mask. I'm hoping to get crafty this weekend in addition to enjoying the glorious summer weather.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Marianne x

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  8. My goodness! what a busy bee you have been, with lots of lovely cards to show. Great stuff!

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  9. Great batch of makes Brenda! My favourites are the Wedding album and the Mixed Media piece with the Lattice die (which I Need...).

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  10. Wow, you have been busy. Wonderful cards. Skipper is doing better today. She is sleeping in my craft room by the radiator! Thank you for all your kind thoughts. Hugs Anesha

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  11. An amazing collection you are sharing today!! The coloured roses are really lovely together with that luxurious bow, I love the sentiment inside the next card, being a patterned paper "collector" the third really appeals, I had to smile reading about the french wedding, the ombre effect layered edge is really beautiful, the penultimate card has all my summer wardrobe colours on it, so I love that one and finally the texture on your final card is fabulous!! Have a lovely weekend xx

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  12. I know I've said this before Brenda but I'm sure that you must have more than 24 hours in your day! This is such a wonderful selection of cards. I especially like how you've managed to make a Grunge type card look so pretty and the colours work so well together. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Crafty Hugs, Sandra x x

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  13. Gorgeous collection Brenda. Love that gatefold card with the big butterfly! hugs and happy weekend.

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  14. Cricket Brenda what a gorgeous selection of your wonderful cards. Xxx

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  15. Good morning Brenda,
    You always offer us a wonderful array of inspiration... Thank you..
    All of your cards are beautiful and your work always makes me smile. You are so talented. Wish I could be great at even half of the techniques you use.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Kelly x

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  16. so pretty cards!
    have a nice card

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  17. Good morning Brenda
    What a beautiful collection of cards today. The rose one is beautifully coloured and the ribbons look delicious. I have been enjoying all the TL shows this week and have to say that they have been showing a fabulous collection od dies and fabulous cards. The DT must have been working overtime. I love the tuck in dies which I think would be extremely useful.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lesley

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  18. Quanti bei lavori Brenda! Tutti favolosi!
    Il primo ha una dolcezza straordinaria e il secondo mi piace moltissimo per il design e i colori, questa farfalla che si apre è un'idea magnifica! Il terzo è elegante e davvero di ispirazione, adoro il contrasto tra le textures degli alberi e quella del background!
    Adoro anche l'ultima card, così mixed media e con quei colori dolci!
    Buon weekend!

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  19. Wow Brenda, you have been busy, fabulous set of cards, the Stampendous Rose is one of my favourite stamps too and I'm feeling a great need for that beautiful butterfly die !

    Joan x

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  20. A wonderful selection of cards Brenda all beautifully different and unique. I do like the butterfly die.

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  21. Brilliant creations, love the stitch you used on the card and all the beautiful cards, images, styles are all gorgeous and I just love the colours chosen. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.xx
     {aNNie}

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  22. Oh my goodness! What a busy lady you have been. These are all so fabulous! You know I love love love these butterflies. So many beautiful creations. Hope this finds you well. Hugs, Robin

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  23. Fabulous cards as always Brenda! Please link into the Playground when the gates open again (midnight tonight). I allow a bit of back linking when folk have forgotten. Sorry the gates were shut - I was hunting for empty bottles to take to the corner shop to get some pennies back!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  24. Great cards, love the butterfly card.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  25. Well you have certainly been a busy bee Brenda, such an amazing array of cards all so different and all so beautiful. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

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  26. Hello Brenda, what a gorgeous selection of cards, you are very creative as all your designs are so different, Kate x

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  27. Oh my Brenda, all of these cards are stupendous but I do have to say the best for me is the one your have saved till last. I love it!! The colours are so soft on both of the butterflies. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  28. A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, all so different and so pretty
    Lorraine x

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  29. Wow, what an amazing selection of cards Brenda. With so many wonderful designs it's hard to pick a favourite but I really love your tree card with your imaginative use of shape and DPs. Hope you have a great weekend xx

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  30. WoW Brenda, what a creative selection of your beautiful cards, they are realy gorgeous :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  31. Fabulous cards, love your butterfly card for the butterfly challenge, so elegant, thanks for entering, guest DT.x

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  32. Love the pretty colours and image of your Allsorts card and the EF and lovely papers a fabulous design.
    As for the rest of the cards, some amazing creations.

    Kath x

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  33. So many styles here Brenda and they are all wonderful. I especially like the textures and scene you created with those teardrop shaped dies. Wishing you a terrific weekend.

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  34. Well Brenda I don't know where to begin. What an amazingly beautiful selections of cards. I really like that lovely rose stamp and love the way you've coloured it. My two favourites however are the diecut trees with that super paper and the gorgeous inky one at the bottom. Barbxx

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  35. Fantastic collection of cards - such delicate, soft colour tones and beautifully put together.
    Alison x

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  36. Oh my--what wonderful creations, Brenda! They're all gorgeous, but I especially love the first one with the beautifully colored roses & lace and the last one with the stenciling, twine circles & beautiful color combo!

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  37. You sure was busy crafting. All these cards are gorgeous, but the one that immediately caught my eye was the butterfly one. It's soooooo pretty! <3
    Hugs! Xx

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  38. What a gorgeous set of cards, all beautiful and special. Loved the scenery card made with DPs and the last one, very artsy!
    Happy Sunday;-))m

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  39. You never fail to delight everyone with your beautiful makes Brenda. Each one so different but oh so appealing to the eye.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  40. Wow Brenda you never fail to amaze and inspire me with your beautiful creations, each one has a beauty all of it's own, outstanding cards
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  41. A wonderful collection of gorgeous cards..I really like the look on the 3rd one down...fantasic xx

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  42. Wow such a beautiful assortment Brenda. Just adore your awesome creativity.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  43. OMG! there are so many different styles of cards here, Brenda! The butterfly and the teardrop cards caught my attention. Love the nature colours you chose for the teardrop card!

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  44. Das sind soooooo schöne Karten
    glg Gertrude

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  45. Goodness me you certainly have been very busy Brenda, a gorgeous array of sample cards in this post. So many different styles too, you really can turn your hand to many genres, techniques and styles - all so beautiful too. Hope you have a fab Sunday.
    Lorraine

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  46. Oooo what a stunning collection of cards hun and all so different styles and tehniques too, Luv Sam x

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  47. I'm playing catch up, and your creations are as stunning as ever!
    I love the lattice on the last one in this post!
    Hope you're well!

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  48. What a beautiful serie of cards! Love the butterfly-card; beautiful design and original-beautiful colourcombi! The mixed media card )the last one) is my second favorite of these beautiful makes...tjee how you come up with all the different ideas! Hope you will have a good week!

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  49. Such a richness & diverse collection of gorgeous cards! I can't possibly pick a favorite (but that rose one tempts me to say so!) Love the peachy tones - and such a beautiful image, perfectly colored and a layout to enhance it. You surprised me with the Dylusions spatters, I was betting on Brusho...loving these new dies. Liked the earthscape colors & texture with the clever trees too. Easy to see you are an artist and designer! How you had time to create all this wonderful work, attend weddings, work, and create for companies...oh my! Stunning collection to be sure. TFS & Hugs.

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  50. Gorgeous collection of cards Brenda, you really have been busy. Love the butterfly card , such an unusual die.
    Avril xx

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  51. Hi, Brenda! thank you for today's wonderful assortment of lovely B-style cards! beautiful, each and every one! Pretty fold styles and fantastic colors! My favorite today is your rather abstract tree monochromatic card with the interesting layers and textures! I like the shapes and burlap, and have pinned it! Beautiful creations, my sweet friend. I hope the coming week is very good to you! Hugs, de

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  52. More amazing cards Brenda, and all so lovely. Love the PB sentiment in the butterfly gate-fold, the tree card is gorgeous, the Celebrate brilliant...need I go on? I'm so impressed. Jx

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  53. Oh my goodness Brenda you have been busy with card making. What a fantastic selection of cards. My favourite has to be the Congratulations card. Only for the fact that it is so bright and cheerful, some of my favourite colours and my style of crafting.

    Shirley

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  54. These are all so absolutely beautiful!

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  55. Wow!! These are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the first 2 cards!! Stunning!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  56. Wow, they are so amazing, amazing work Brenda!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  57. Holy WOW, Brenda! You have given us an array of spectacular card art!! Your talent is simply amazing and I thank you for all the inspiration! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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