Saturday, 10 December 2016

Christmas lights, fairies are out to play and a puzzle



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Helene would like to see Christmas Lights, we have some lovely Christmas dies to be won this week.

Further down you will also find my share for the current Butterfly Challenge, however as it's December and the Butterflies are all in their chrysalis stage, this month is all about Fairies and those magical beings. Also a share of a few of the pieces I made for yesterdays Tattered Lace Pick of the Day on Create and Craft TV.

Now I know you saw one of this a few weeks ago, but in my defense it was a different colour, in fact I made several of these in various colours for our children, I thought they would make a nice change to a Christmas card.


The base is a rattan circle from Hobbycraft and the Heartfelt Creation Poinsettias stamped onto card coloured with Dylsions, heat embossed with detail gold powder and then cut  using the coordinating die before layering up. The sentiment is Penny Black again stamped and embossed onto the same sprayed cardstock. When the Pinflair was set I entwined a string of TL Bright Heart LED craft lights and some strings of Anna Marie pearls and ribbon bow.


For my Butterfly Challenge card I have gone all Lavinia with a Fairy and Unicorn, both stamped in black archival onto a sky created with Brushos and the bottom area coloured with Pan Pastels. Some toadstools, Poppies and branches which are also all from Lavinia. Glitter on the Fairies wings and Poppies and magic dust added with Stickles.

And the Tattered Lace shares, to be honest when the dies first arrived I was a bit unsure about them, but the artwork soon changed my mind as some of the images are absolutely beautiful.




Happy weekend all, I do hope you will join in our Allsorts challenge this week and a heads up that next week we have a rather special prize for our Christmas challenge.

42 comments:

  1. What a fabulous collection. I love the wreath anf that butterfly is stunning. x

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  2. Oh my!!! I would be one of the children of your family! LOL :D Your last whreath is a true delight with these colours!!!
    Pinned
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485935415/
    I have to pin ALL your cards, too!!! ...I can't choose a favourite today, they are all the most amazing!!!! So creative, they are all perfect masterpiece! I just ADORE them all. Great inspirations, thanks for sharing!
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    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485935451/
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485935463/
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485935470/
    I wish you a sweet day
    Hugs

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  3. Brilliant makes Brenda, love the wreaths in blues and that fantastic scene with Pan pastels. xx

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  4. ALL of these cards are amazing as always. I have seen those lights for cards a fair bit now and love the way they look. Lavinia stamps are my favourites at the moment, plus I can get them here easily, and love your scene with them. The new TL jigsaw die looks fabulous, different...xx{aNNie}

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  5. What a stunning wreath Brenda, love the light you've added to it. I love the the magical card and the lovely warm colours used. And finally yes I did succumb and buy yesterdays pick of the week (which I loved too), my credit card is hiding from me saying no more, no more. I just hope that tattered lace don't bring anything else out before Christmas that I must have.

    Sue xx

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  6. Your wreath is beautiful Brenda gorgeous colours and the lights enhance your pretty flowers and what am amazing selection of cards you've shown us

    Anne

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  7. Stunning wreath and beautiful cards

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  8. Wow what a collection of beautiful cards Brenda! Not that I'm surprised but each one is so special. Love the wreath of poinsettia's - it would have taken a lot of work to stamp and die cut all the flowers, it's great with the lights... the rest are all beautiful as well, the butterfly stands out in my mind but I love them all. Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  9. Such amazing creations Brenda, all so beautiful. The Christmas Lights challenge at Allsorts sounds like so much fun, hope to play along this week :-) Not really planning on taking an actual blogging break just from my linky parties, but for some reason it's so hard to find time to craft these days!

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  10. Jede einzelne Karte ist wunderschön.
    Liebe Grüße marlisa

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  11. gorgeous project and gorgeous cards Brenda.
    Gr Karin

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  12. OMG Brenda what wonderful cards, the wreath is absolutely gorgeous, I especially love the winter cottage scene, Kate x

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  13. Another beautiful wreath and a stunning array of cards Brenda. I love the colourful fairy card, it's definitely brightened up a dull Winter's day. The jigsaw ones are quite different and very special, I love the artwork too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  14. So many gorgeous creations!! The wreath is beautiful and I love how it lights up! My fave though is going to be that stunning butterfly! Wow you never cease to astound!! Hugs, Robin

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  15. Wow Brenda that wreath is stunning and I love the cards.

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  16. Stunning creations Brenda all so beautifully designed.
    Take care, Sue xx

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  17. Stunning crafty projects Brenda. I love the wreath and I am sure it will be a treasured gift for your family. Enjoy your weekend.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  18. Fabulous and stunning creations.
    I have the headache now - 34 kids crafted at my table today;-))m

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  19. Love the gorgeous wreaths, beautiful colours and flowers. Gorgeous cards too Brenda the fairy one is beautiful and the winter scene is fabulous.

    Pat xx

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  20. Stunning creations Brenda, I don't know how you find the time to fit in all your creative ideas. I'm sure your family loved the floral wreaths, they're so pretty. Just seen the puzzle dies on a repeat on C&C this morning, they look fabulous and your cards showcase them beautifully. Have a good weekend.
    Lorraine

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  21. A veritable feast for the eyes!! Love the wreath Brenda and the puzzles look fantastic xx

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  22. Stunning creations. Thank you for the card. Only just got back from Holland. Had a funeral to attend. Have a great weekend.

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  23. Fabulous cards, love the way you have used the theme of Christmas lights and all the other creations are stunning too.

    Kath x

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  24. stunning wreath!
    love all your cards!
    have a wonderful day!
    hugs

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  25. Wow! So much awesomeness today! Wonderful! xxx

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  26. Wow stunning work Brenda! That light up wreath is gorgeous!!
    Lucy x

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  27. These are stunning cards as always!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles,Kari :)

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  28. Wonderful assortment of cards here. I do love the one you have entered into my challenge with. The colours are fabulous and my oh my what a cute unicorn.
    Thankyou for fluttering by. hugs Mrs A.

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  29. Happy Christmas, Brenda! Your beautifully designed cards are each magical and colorful. Gorgeous array of techniques and styles. B, I love your whimsical, back-lit wreath! Beautiful layers! Hugs, de

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  30. Fabulous and stunning creations Brenda! I like especially the first and second, they are wonderful!I congratulate you for having so much creativity and I thank you for sharing it with the world.

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  31. Fabulous wreath Brenda and love the selection of cards but the first one with the large jigsaw pieces is my favourite
    Carol x

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  32. You spoil us with all your wonderful makes...stunning! all of them!

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  33. Your wreath is stunning Brenda and so are all your fabulous cards xx

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  34. A fantastic post full of treats - the garland is absolutely charming, and it lights up too - who could ask for anything more?! Fabulous cards - I especially like the jigsaw and those wonderful evergreens at the end.
    Alison x

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  35. WoooooooooooooW, I can not stop staring, first the beautiful wreath with amazing and lovely coloure poinsetas!!
    Then the fairy and unicorn with amazing background, then the puzle card, witch is super great, the butterfly is wonderful and the last one, Winter wonderland and again puzle in side so georgeus!!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  36. A gorgeous wreath and all those stunning cards, are just beautiful! I especially love the Lavinia one : )

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  37. WOW Brenda! These are fabulous! Judy x

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  38. Your fauries look sweet, the treecard lovely green, the puzslecard is a delicate one. Butterflies and bright colours are things I really love on a card, but the wreauth is my favo; love the purple and creme (and the lights)!! A treat to look here again ! Hugs and stay warm!

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  39. Your cards are just gorgeous, Brenda, but I can't stop looking at the wreath!

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  40. Brenda your wreath is stunning and amazing cards too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  41. ha ha I did think I had seen that wreath before! How lovely to make them for your family - beautiful to use each year too. Great cards, particularly like the last one with the scene and the shade of green. L x

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  42. Wow!! So many beautiful creations!! Lovely! I'm sure they'll cherish these!

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