Saturday, 14 May 2016

Vintage at Allsorts



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Mervi is our host with the theme of 'Vintage'. Our sponsor is Marianne Designs.

It's a bit of a lengthy post because I also have some rather overdue Chocolate Baroque and Tattered Lace shares, the CB was one for the 15 minute card posts over on the DT blog yesterday and the TL ones a selection of the many made for Create and Craft TV shows over the last couple of weeks.

Back to my Allsorts card at the top, the image is Indigo Blue which I stamped in sepia archival ink and added a little colour to the Poppies with spectrum pencils and then inked and distressed the edges. The DP's are from stash and I have no idea of the make. Again I distressed the edges and did some machine stitching around the pink piece, matter them up at an angle and placed a piece of net fabric behind the focal image although it doesn't really show up very well on my photo. Some lace, pearls twin and flowers to embellish. 

I do hope you will pop over to the challenge blog and see what my teamies have made this week and of course join in with the theme.


I used CB Song Thrush which I randomly stamped using just sections of the image...........when I do this I don't mount the stamp onto a block, I hold it so I can bend the stamp to concentrate on specific areas of the card.............then heat embossed with detail clear powder, added distress inks, a CB sentiment and a few sequins. 


The cards above and below use the new Pin Bot Butterflies from TL, they are beautifully details stamps and for both cards I kept the design simple. The one above is similar to one I blogged a while back, the background was created with Brusho's Orange and Lemon.............sounds like a nursery rhyme coming on here.........sprinkling the dry powder onto Fabriano cardstock, spritzing with water and then tilting the card to disperse the colours. The Butterflies are cut from card coloured with the same Brusho colours. A TL sentiment and some sequins.


Again I kept the design simple, some stenciling on the background, ribbons and a Visible Image sentiment and Butterflies cut from glitter card..................despite the intricate design they popped out of the die with one run through the e.bosser.


This is one of a number of cards I made using the TL Spring into Summer papercraft and stamp set, they are such pretty colours and I really enjoyed making the cards for this show.


The above card used the Ship die from the Men's Collection, these samples were not actually for TV but for promotional purposes but I think I will find these dies very useful for masculine cards. It's a pretty simple card with a big masked sun and sea done with Pan Pastels and the ship decoupaged. I also added a stamped sentiment and birds.


And finally one of my makes for this weekends shows, I confess I struggled with balls of wool and needlecraft dies but have a feeling with those crafts being so popular there are those that will love working with them.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, not sure what the weather has in store for us but a repeat of last weeks sunshine would be most welcome.

62 comments:

  1. Wow gorgeous cards, loved the first vintage one and the last two with fabulous dies.
    Have a great weekend;-))m

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  2. Wow spoiling us today with all these beauties. The top one is my fave though, love the vintage style. The papers are LOTV antebellum I believe. Have a good weekend

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  3. What a beautiful and gorgeous cards Brenda. All fresch and lovely colors.
    Have a blessed weekend, Elly

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  4. Another brilliant batch of cards Brenda! Love the shabby chic/Vintage first card but some of the more CAS ones are fabulous too. Know what you mean about the needlecraft dies, I have found best use of them in scrapbooking about the knitters and seamstresses in my life!

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  5. Wow Brenda, what an array of cards, Love the vintage one at the top, xxx

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  6. Oh wow, I saw your first card and thought that would be my favourite but then I kept scrolling and seeing more amazing cards. These are all so terrific Brenda. The purple butterflies look like they are been crocheted. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Wow! Brenda these are all fantastic cards - you have been so busy. I love that indigo blu stamp - I believe it is quite large though

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  8. Really lovely set of cards. Love the little cat. :)

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  9. Che compilation di splendidi lavori, Brenda!! Le prime due card con i timbri di Indigo Blu e Cioccolato Barocco sono le mie preferite, davvero meravigliose!! Adoro anche quella color teal, così delicata e femminile! Le farfalle di TL sono molto originali e i tuoi sfondi con i Brusho's mi fanno sempre innamorare.... (mi hai talmente ispirato che ho colto l'occasione di un'offerta on line e ne ho ordinato un set da 12 :D Sto aspettando che me li spediscano! :) )
    Molto carine anche le due ultime card: la barca con le vele è veramente d'effetto e il gatto con i gomitoli mi fa sorridere!
    Ti auguro una bella giornata di sole! Buon Sabato!
    Abbracci

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  10. wow, Brenda!What a gorgeous selection of cards! All very different but all wonderful! I do love the colours on the first - such an effective technique xxx

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  11. Oooo what a stunning collection of cards, i'm loving the colours you used on the distress inks / embossed image, Luv Sam x

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  12. WOW LOVE them all Brenda, just gorgeous even the balls of wool...love it and all are Fabulously designed creations and the colours are gorgeous.xx  {aNNie}

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  13. A beautiful collection of cards today Brenda. The pin dot butterfly is a gorgeous die and one I will be adding to my collection. Hopefully they will have it on the TL stand at Doncaster this year as I missed the TV shows.
    The sun is shining here although the temperature has dropped quite dramatically. Not too bad out of the wind but in the sun. I hope it is shining on you too.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  14. Well where to begin Brenda. Your cards are an absolutely stunning collection and you have used so many different techniques that I enjoyed reading about. I really do think they are all absolutely beautiful and again you've made me want more stuff .....

    I really do like the bottom card as I love green and I think it's so clever the way you've added the cat looking at the wool and I really like the ship. It's a lovely scene and the stripey sales look wonderful. However I think the first is my absolute favourite. The stamp is lovely, I love the distressed layers and all the embellishments are stunning. I really am in awe! Barbxx

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  15. beautiful card brenda, the coloured background are very pretty.

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  16. Wow Brenda, you have been busy, love the vintage card and the butterfly ones too, the ship die looks right up my street, might have to invest !

    Joan

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  17. My gosh Brenda, so many beautiful designs to look at! I like them all but will pick a couple of favorites ... well a few.... the top three :) Have a wonderful weekend talented lady xx

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  18. Oh so many beautiful cards! All the elements you have used are fabulous! I love all the butterflies and the backgrounds you created and that cat is just too cute. Hugs, Robin

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  19. WOW what a lot of beautiful cards. Great selection.
    Hugs Carola

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  20. These are really lovely Brenda. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and your garden.I'm just taking a tea break and sitting outside...bliss. Hope you are keeping well.Hugs xx

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  21. Wow, Brenda--you are an amazing designer! I can't stop looking at the first card--my absolute favorite! Those butterflies are gorgeous & I love those cards, too! Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. You've been very busy: I love al those cards!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  23. Wonderful cards, one and all Brenda although I am drawn to the balls of wool and those gorgeous zesty greens!! Dorset is bathed in sunshine and looks set to be for the next week although the predicted temperatures are only 12-14. At least the grass is growing for the horses, although mowing twice a week is not my most favourite job in the garden and I can't seem to persuade Martin to make the gate bigger so that he can do it with the tractor and topper...spoilsport!! xx

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  24. Wow. What a feast for sore eyes. Each one a masterpiece. Love them all but my favourites are pink and butterflies of course. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. OMG Brenda what amazing cards, all so different with wonderful images and colours, I really love them all, but I have to say that I especially love the cat and the balls of wool, so very cleverly designed, Kate x

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  26. A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, you have been so busy.
    It was very cold at cricket practice today. I kept warm by running to opposite ends of the field...Tom at one end in the under 11's and Emma at the other end in the under 9's.....Emma did manage to hit two 4's and two 6's!
    Lorraine x

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  27. Fantastic cards as always Brenda. My two favourites are the lovely prettyfloral and the zingy greem balls of wool. xx

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  28. wow wow wow Brenda - what an amazing array of makes - you are so very clever - where do I start??? Probably my favourite which has to be the first one - the vintage one - beautiful - I love it .... but the rest are stunners too! Well done you! Hugs rachel x

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  29. What stunning cards, you have been busy and as a result you have given us a beautiful selection of cards to enjoy.
    My favourite is the first one but they are all gorgeous
    Jackie x

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  30. What an amazing post, I totally love your Allsorts card, so beautiful with the very delicate shades of pink.
    The colours in the second card are gorgeous too and look fab with the white stamping.
    The next two cards I had to look away as there were so many butterflies, some people send me warnings, lol, lovely cards though.
    The least three are also brilliant, you spoil us with all these fab makes.

    Kath x

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  31. Wow, youre cards are amazing, love the soft coloures, amazing butterflyes, , all is o amazing, if I had to chuse my favorite it would be so hard!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  32. Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love them all!! Beautiful colors!! Love the ball of yarn and needle die cut card!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  33. Fabulous creations once again Brenda xx Jan

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  34. Wonderful, simply wonderful .... all your cards, so many ideas pop into my head when I see your cards, B.
    'Cause they truly are so creative,
    I do hope you're keeping fairly well, all things considered. Sending love and Gods blessings from Sunny autumnal Oz.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  35. A whole post full of gorgeous creations, love them.
    luv
    Debby

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  36. Good Morning Brenda, firstly thank you so much for coming by my blog so often, Im really naughty about coming to yours, I dont know about you I dont seem to have the time. Beautiful cards as always you really are so talented and Im not surprised you are sort after you really do these companies proud. I love the second one. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  37. Wow, what a treat so many beautiful cards! Love the vintage-Allsortscard; those colours look so good on the flowers! The CB-card is my favorite, but the vintage and first butterflycard come close... Hope you enjoy the weeknd!

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  38. Wow, I am blown away by all of these gorgeous cards!! I sure do love the first one, what a shabby chic beauty that is!! hugs :)

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  39. Beautiful cards!
    Especially the pink one. So soft and delicate!

    The sunny orange card is very inspiring and makes me feel like summer is here already.
    Hugs
    Sussie

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  40. Stunning cards, love all the colours you have used.

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  42. Beautiful array of cards Brenda, I especially like the first vintage one, the colours are gorgeous and the image is lovely.

    Pat xx

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  43. Oh Brenda what an amazing collection of card here again, each one so beautifully put together, you are just brilliant!!

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  44. These are all beautiful Brenda lovely mix of designs and colours
    Kevin xx

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  45. Wow Brenda you have been busy on the crafty side. They are definitely all my favourites. Just adore your awesome talent.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  46. A beautiful collection of cards Brenda, I especially love the first one. I've got that stamp and for some reason always struggling to use it, after seeing this beauty I really must try again. Love the soft colours on the CB card.
    Avril xx

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  47. Great cards, the are awesome.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  48. It was a pure delight to scroll down and see all these makes Brenda. I can honestly say that I am hard pushed to say which one I really like as they are all gorgeous.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  49. Stunning selection of cards -i love them all but love the first and the last just a little bit more lol
    Carol x

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  50. These are all just beautiful, and yes I'm sure plenty of folks will like up over the yarn and needles! I wish I were coordinated enough to knit... ;0 Hugs, Autumn

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  51. Oh wow Brenda, what a 'cheer me up post' you have here. Beautiful summery colours, I just adore them so much I'm going back up for another look.

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  52. Oh dear the butterflies are now on my NEED list.

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  53. Hi Brenda I'm finally here to play catch up. Love all the cards - fabulous designs, great details and gorgous colours xx

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    1. I'm glad I will not be forced to select a favorite out of this series of beautiful cards. Loving the brusho ones, of course, and that fabulous look to the butterflies. The balls of yarn made such a delightfully fun card, loved the colors on that one. #1 was so soft & feminine and the distressing & lace added so much extra 'oomph' to that one. The subtle stenciling in the lavender card was another nifty detail. The designs, colors & elements in each card are just fabulous! TFS & Hugs

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  54. So many gorgeous cards Brenda, love them all. Spotted your gorgeous bow, have tried a few times to get this right, time for another go and nail it! Carol xx

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  55. A fab selection of cards. I love the Summer one, those colours are so subtle and pretty. I also love the balls of wool with the cat, so cute (and you don't do cute!).
    Lynn x

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  56. Wow...what a lot of beautiful cards. You have worked so nice with ink and stencils. Beautiful!
    I love the boatscene. Fantastic! And the card with the cat, what great dies so together.

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  57. Oh my goodness this are all so beautiful! You have made a really love collection of cards Brenda. Like the look of the ship die and as you say great for masculine cards. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  58. beautiful vintage card and all the rest are so fabulous too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  59. A great selection of cards...and every one is wpnderful. I especially love the ship and the knitting cards...those are great dies!

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  60. Love these! Especially the first one. Judy x

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