Thursday, 1 October 2009

By the Cute and Girlies goes live

Today sees the start of the brand new monthly challenge By The Cute and Girly. And no ordinary challenge either as we want to see all your crafty projects from cardmaking, scrapbooking right through to needlework and cookery. The are prizes on offer for the different categories from some wonderful sponsors.

Fittingly the first challenge is "Autumn Glory". All of the wondeful and varied DT's creations are on the main challenge blog, but we will individually be sharing our own with you throughout the month. You will also find links to free downloads, tutorials and other useful information.

The first of my DT projects I am sharing is a frame card using Inkadinkado 97513. The frame was cut on Cricut Plantin Schoolbook which I then stamped randomly with the single leaf stamp using Brilliance Crimson, Thyme, Copper and Chocolate. Three more leaves were stamped onto card, cut out and decoupaged in the corner with some raffia. The background for the inside of the frame is watercolour card inked with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Scattered Straw - my preferred method of doing this is to dab each inkpad onto a silicone sheet several times, spritz well with water and then rub the card into the colour wash. The leaves are from the same set and the bird from Inkadinkado 98396 all embossed with detail copper.


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

A fantastic card Brenda, full of Autumn Glory, thankyou for your great write up, thankyou for your wonderful creations and thankyou for being lovely and supportive even in your poorly state. janex

Inger Harding said...

What a beautiful autumn card!!
Lovely colours!

autumn greetings from Inger :)

Unknown said...

Oh lovely like it I am going to hope over to see what they are up to lol I have some post up now as had a wonderful evening of craft last nigh lol

Love Dawn xx

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely autumn colours.

Irene said...

Hello Brenda

You have been busy since I last visited. Congratulations on your new DT post.
Love your card especially the colours as Autumn is my favourite season. Fantastic


debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful leaf background.

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Just visited the challenge site and there are so many wonderful autumn-inspired projects! Very excited to participate--thanks for telling me about the challenge!

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

I love your new word, Brenda.. 'scarapooking'.. It sounds so lovely!! Now you have to come up with a new technique to go with it.

To Scarapook..

I scarapook, you scarapook, he/she scarapooks, we scarapook, they scarapook.

Past tense.. scarapooked? Or if it's been done to something, should we say that this card/layout was scarapooken?


Hope you don't mind me teasing! I just think it's a cute word.

Chris xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fab DP you made :) It´s a lovely card.


pinky said...

Lovely Brenda. Love the little stamped leaves and the rafia! Glad you are on the mend and back blogging. Hugs

Tracy said...

I've been on and had a look, WOW what fantastic creations, your projects are all beautiful, but then so is everyone's.
Can you combine challenges on this new challenge blog?
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kari said...

Lovely card,Brenda!Wonderful autumn colours!
Have a great evening:)


Lynda said...

Fabulous stamping on this one Brenda this is Autumn in all it's glory. Love it!

Love Lynda xxx

PinksyDoodles said...

This is beautiful Brenda, the coloured leaves you have stamped are gorgeous. It's a perfect autumn card.
Clare x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the leaves on the corner - such rich shades x

Shelly said...

Hi Brenda! I love the autumn colours and leaves on your card. Nice technique with the Distress Inks too! I'll pop over to check out the new blog, thanks for popping by my blog and for the lovely comment ;)
Shelly x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda thats absolutely gorgeous, I see Glenda's influence from Elusive Images there, its gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lesley Edmonds said...

LOVE the new challenge blog and have posted about it on my blog. I shall enjoy taking part. I like to do monthly ones - more time for thinking........
Such amamzing creations over there by the DT team.
Love your creations especially Brenda.
Hope it all goes well.
Lesley x

Beryl said...

This is fabulous Brenda. I love anything with leaves, trees and birds.Your leafy background is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I saw this card in the DT line up and thought how beautiful it was the colours are fabulous and the stamps you have used are just perfect.

Lorraine x

Liz said...

Brenda what can I say that has not allready been said? Its a stunner hope your feeling OK been out all day and left a comment early on for the new challenge blog I am off for a few days next week to the caravan so on't be about so much Hope hubbys ok too All your crafts are beautiful

Liz xx

Louise said...

gorgeous card Brenda, love all the leaves and colours.
hugs, louise

Anonymous said...

lovely card Brenda xx jo xx

lisa said...

Sounds like a very interesting challenge Brenda. Your card is just lovely.
Hope you have a relaxing weekend.


Zoechaos said...

Just popped over to the challenge site and it is wonderful will have to get thinking hat on over the next month.

Guess today is the last day of medication hopeso and hope you are all OK now.

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda, this is a gorgeous autumn themed creation. Love the autumn colours you've used and that silhoette bird stamp is just perfect.

Zoechaos said...

Hi Brenda thank you for your lovely comments coming from you they always mean that little bit more

The stamp is Creative Expression, had it years but saw them again at Ally Pally on Sunday so you can still get it!

The leaves were stamped on the reverse worked with TSS tools and then cut out with scissors. Not sure if its the proper way to do it but...... Thank goodness for scissor sharpeners.

Good to see you about feeling better?

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Oh, nooo!! You changed 'scarapooking' to 'scrapbooking'! lol.. People will think I'm crackers, going on about scarapooking!! Mind you, they probably do anyway! Hehe!

Hope you're having a better time of things now.

Chris xx

Juls said...

wow!! Just beautiful!! always love your creations!! Hugs Juls!!