Saturday, 28 January 2017

400th Celebrations and Rudolph is back



Good morning to you all, before I tell you about our special challenge at Allsorts this week I would like to say a huuuuuuge thank you for all your wonderfully kind messages and e.mails of support following my last post, you are all so thoughtful and your words mean a great deal to me.

So into our challenge and Tracy wants us to 'Celebrate' and with a very good reason as well as it's our 400th Allsorts challenge !! I feel so privileged to have been involved with each one and to be working alongside such a super team. So we naturally have a rather special prize for you this week which comes courtesy of Tattered Lace. And as well as the main prize there will be two further prizes, so lots of reasons to join in this week, do pop over to the challenge blog and check out the super prizes and see the super inspiration from my teamies.

I did panic somewhat as I always have a good backup of work for those 'just in case' times, but most of those have been utilised in recent weeks whilst I have been unwell so I was determined to create something new. My card uses stamps from Altenew, they are some I treated myself to way back in the Autumn and they sat unused for ages, so this is their first outing. It took me the best part of a morning and I am not totally happy with it but at least I feel I am easing back into a little craft.


I was determined to be well prepared for Mo's first Rudolph Day of 2017 and had this stored away ready. The image and sentiment are both Inkylicious, I used a mask and white ink to create the focal shape then stamped with coffee archival ink onto the Kraft card and added glitter to the winery scene. And the two narrow white elements are a couple of pieces from the snippets draw so I am popping over the the Playground with this one

Happy weekend all.

56 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. Love them both.
    Hugs, Valerija

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  2. gorgeous cards and designs Brenda

    gr karin

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  3. You are so arty Brenda and sending you hugs, and thank you for being a great teamie 'boss'....did you like that...♥xx{aNNie}

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  4. They are both gorgeous Brenda, xxx

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  5. beautiful as always Brenda, love the flower's, I bought a set different to these and I have never used mine either. Love the second card done on Kraft ,it looks so calm and peaceful. I have also done my first card on Kraft I will be posting in a few days. So pleased you are getting back into crafting slowly. Have a good weekend.

    Hugs Babs x

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  6. Two stunning cards Brenda... I hope that you are taking it easy and slowly starting to feel a little better, at the end of the day your health and family its priority over everything else so just take care

    Anne

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  7. beautiful cards!! love the look of white on kraft. so elegant!!
    cheers
    preety

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  8. Both cards are gorgeous Brenda, you might not be please with your top card but I love it, I also love the second card and the beautiful scene within the bauble too. Glad you felt well enough to make some cards.

    Sue xx

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  9. Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love teh pretty flowers and colours on the top one and the touch of sparkle on the wintery scene.
    Lorraine x

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  10. Brenda it always such a huge pleasure to visit and see your awesome creations, these are two beautiful samples of your amazing work, they are both top notch.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  11. Two lovely cards Brenda, love the flowers on the top one and your bauble scene is beautiful

    Joanx

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  12. Love both cards B - and of course the snippets card is a fabulous design! I've only made one like that but think it would be good (time permitting) to make a little batch of them as they're rewarding to make and have such impact as well. Love the addition of the red bow instead of white and the white stripes down either edge are also a super idea. Sp pleased you found the time to relax and do some crafting.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. Two stunning cards just loving that white on kraft fabulous. So plesed for you that you have managed to make a new creation you take care Love and hugs Carole x

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  14. Just catching up Brenda, firstly lovely cards today. Secondly so sorry you have been so unwell, you must take care of yourself and sounds like you have your priorities right. Hugs x

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  15. Aligning these clear stamps is not as easy as it looks! Once you've used the stamps they are inevitably dyed and it becomes very difficult to see through them to stamp the other layers! A lovely card anyway Brenda, and so is the understated and clean Rudolph card! xx

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  16. The current state in the red corner won't have you picking up positively will it? Just one word springs to mind - DIRE. Shall be seeking a divorce lawyer at this rate.
    Glad you are back B - lovely cards - even when you are much less than 100% you still produce beautiful things - unlike the red corner...... xxx

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  17. Good to see you crafty Brenda and such lovely cards. Have a restful weekend. It's warmed up here a little and we have Bear staying ;0) Hugs xxx

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  18. Beautiful creations as usual Brenda, hope your feeling ok.

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  19. Your cars are both lovely...you are to hard on yourself to not be happy with that first. The colours are pretty you have captured the Celebrate theme with that sentiment!

    The Rudolph days card is stunning. I want to try this technique! The two white strips set off the bauble image and the image is beautiful with the added glitter!
    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  20. Your cards are both simply beautiful! CAS cards are hard for me. I love the flowers and the white ornament with a gorgeous scene inside! Take care of you. I pray you will always be able to do what you love. Hugs, Robin

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  21. Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the image on your Christmas card and the wonderful design. Beautiful flower stamps and lovely colours on the first card.

    Pat xx

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  22. Hi Brenda . . . two beautiful cards here. Really taken withe the Kraft and white coloured Rudolph Day one. The celebration one is super pretty too.

    Off to read previous post to see what's been going on . ..

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  23. So happy to see your new creations, Brenda! Love the sweet flowers in the first one, they have delightful tones and you made a delicate design! And the kraft card with the bauble looks amazing with the white and the sparling! Beautiful lovely stamping with coffee colour!
    I wish you a sweet weekend!

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  24. Hello, Brenda! You've made some beautiful cards! I am in love with the white-on-kraft Rudolph Day card! It is a stunner - will be trying to CASE this one! I just got back online this week and I'm afraid I haven't caught up with all your news so I will scroll back. So sorry you haven't been feeling well! Sending hugs, my friend!

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  25. Many congratulations Brenda on the 400th challenge at Allsorts, and long may it last. Two beautiful cards here and I'm sure that you know how much I love your bauble on Kraft card, it's superb. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  26. Beautiful cards - especially the winter scene on your Rudolph card.
    Kath x

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  27. Lovely cards Brenda, I hope you are taking things slowly!

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  28. Its beautiful Brenda and so nice to see you crafting again. The image is perfectly done! Big hugs
    Pinky

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  29. amazing cards, I just love your design.

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  30. Evening Brenda, They are two beautiful cards. I love your Altenew flower card. I've had a go but not very confident with them yet. The white on kraft is something I have yet to try. I think your snowy bauble card is really lovely.

    I'm glad you felt well enough to do a little crafting. Take Care. Hugs, Barbxx

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  31. A beautiful floral card Brenda, the colours are gorgeous. I also love the second card, the kraft and white are a beautiful way to portray a wintry scene.
    Lorraine

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  32. Two very beautiful cards Brenda, Kate x

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  33. Two beautiful cards Brenda. Love the Altenew stamps and lovely colours and the bauble stencil looks great against the kraft, Take care xx

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  34. Killing 3 birds with one post, good idea.
    Love those flowers and your choice of colours, I think it is a really lovely card.
    The second card, I love kraft and white with a touch of red so this card is perfect in my eyes.

    Kath x

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  35. Totally gorgeous cards Brenda, the flowers are so pretty and the little cottage is beautiful. I treated myself to this, in kit form, last year and have yet to have a play!! xx

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  36. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been unwell Brenda, I so hope that it gets a bit better for you.

    The cards are gorgeous and very inspirational. Take good care my friend!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  37. Glad to see you don't let it all get you away from your carft/stamping! Like the colours on yor frst, but the 2nd s a real beaut; love the scene and the soft shine! Take time to get some energy and more back my friend! Hugs, Gerrina

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  38. Dang! Both of these are superb and if these are all you can manage when you're ill the rest of us have no chance at all!! I especially love the second card, so beautifully and delicately done. Rest now and don't worry about visiting xx

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  39. Gorgeous cards Brenda :) Take good care, Shirley xx

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  40. Beautiful cards Brenda. I love the white on kraft. Lynn x

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  41. Both cards are stunning hun and it's lovely to see you back in blog land, remember to take it easy.

    Oooo what a great design on your bauble card too and with my DT (sorry i'm two timing you, he he he) hat on and thanks for joining us at January's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

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  42. fabulous and beautiful card,
    thinking of you;-))m

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  43. Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love both! The Christmas card is awesome!

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  44. Two beautiful cards Brenda. Lovely to see you back crafty again.
    Take care
    Lesley

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  45. very nice cards!
    have a lovely day
    hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
    ≽ܫ≼

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  46. Wow, the cards are both beautiful. Love especially the Christmas card.
    Hugs Carola

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  47. What beautiful cards Brenda - love the second one in particular - it's stunning!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  48. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    da bin ich wieder und ich muss schon sagen,du warst echt fleißig und zauberhafte Karten sind da bei dir entstanden,auch die einfachen Karten gefallen mir sehr,hab noch einen schönen Abend,
    liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  49. Absolutely such a frosty & gorgeous snow scene. I saw that Mo cased this lovely card and thought what a splendid job she had done. It's a perfect card to start off January Rudy day, and the soft kraft color of the background adds so much to the 'feel' of that snow too! TFS & Hugs

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  50. stunningly beautiful Brenda - so glad you were able to create something new - hugs rachel x

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  51. These are both beautiful. I love the CAS look on the second one.

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  52. I love your floral card, Brenda & what a neat idea for the Christmas card!

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