Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Challenges and showjumping

Good Morning everyone, hope you are all having a good Tuesday. I has a sudden frightening thought this morning and panic set in, Christmas is next week and I still have oodles of pressies to wrap apart from thinking about shopping for food, but sure I'm not alone here. It always seems to be forever coming then suddenly arrives and I never seem to be ready.

First I want so say a big thank you to the team at ABC Challenge for selecting this card for their Top 5.
Next an update of yesterdays equestrian activities as several of you have kindly asked to hear more. Anysia did really well and we were so proud of her. She scored two 8's and two 9's in the dressage, she had three down in the showjumping, but that was par for the course with all the riders. Fences were set at 3' plus for her group and there were a good number of refusals, at least Ben attempted them all........well apart from the Joker which he obviously didn't like the look of as he ploughed straight through it.......he's a hefty lad so took it all in his stride - literally. Overall scores were being calculated last night and will be announced at College today, Cambridge Milton Campus where she is doing Equine Studies. I will update when we know.

On to my card which follows a great sketch at Everybody Art Challenges and also covers Cupcake challenge theme of "5x5 Birthday" and Creative Card Crew where "Anything Goes".

I firstly stamped around the edges of a piece of cardstock with Hero Arts F5042 Leaf Flourish using versamark and detail clear embossing, then distressed with Tim Holt scattered straw and fired brick. My main image is Lady and Dog from Unmounted Stamp Company which I coloured in with Copics and added some gold leaf and gems. The sentiment is Rachelle Anne Miller Sentiments RM063. DP is Magnolia and the roses made from cream copier paper (tutorial here).


Iris said...

Your card is absolut amazing. Thanks for using my Sketch and joining us at EAC.


Eve said...

nice card!

Leonie said...

Beautiful card, great take on the sketch!
Thanks for playing along at EAC!

Leonie xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Brenda, I abolutely love that image is gorgeous, and good luck for your daughter Im sure shes done well. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

PinksyDoodles said...

Beautiful card Brenda - a lovely image.
Well done to you daughter and Ben - he is so handsome! Please let us know the overall score.
Clare x

Juls said...

wow your card is just gorgeous! so elegant! Love the musical background! Love it hugs Juls

cheryl said...

oh hun this is one stunning card and design,such wonderful detail looking forward to hear how your daughter gets on husg cheryl xxxxxxx

Tracy said...

What a beautiful and elegant card, sorry don't know much about horses etc..... but i'm sure if your daughters horse riding is anything like your card making it will go well.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Sounds like she did very well, over the top of my head all that horsey stuff I'm afriad, but she and Ben looks great!. Well done with the card, it is really beautifully. Now I off to try and slow down my heartbeat, everytime I read how close christmas is I get in a panic lol so you are definitely not alone! Hugs

Alex said...

Beautiful card! I like the image you used and the background technique.
Thanks for joining us at EAC.
Hugs, Alex

Nixe-Moni said...

I love your gorgeous card!! The colours and papers are great.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.

PatR said...

Really fabulous card. I love the image and the colours show it off to perfection.
Pat xx

chris said...

The girl done good !!Lovely photograph Brenda and as for the card Elegance to the extreme. lots of love chris xx

Scrappymax said...

This is really gorgeous Brenda no wonder it was selected for the Top 5. Well done to Anysia and Ben, can't wait to hear how she did.
Max x

Lynda said...

Beautifully elegant card. Love the photo of Anysia and Ben - they did well!

Love Lynda xxx

Debs said...

Hi Brenda
Another stunner!!! I know exactly what you mean about Christmas creeping up on you - I feel better now that I have spent the afternoon wrapping up pressies though! Can't think about food until a couple of days before the big day though - then it's a mad dash to M&S lol!!!
Hope all well at your end.
Take care

cleo said...

what a great card you madeout of the sketch.
Thanks for joining us!
Regards EAC-Cleo

coldwaters2 said...

This card I totally love that image and your design are fabulous.

Lorraine x

stampinfrog said...

Brenda your card is gorgeous and I love the roses! Christmas is creeping up on all of us...I am just now putting up the tree!!!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, and lovely to hear the show jumping went well! I too am panicking about Christmas - still got a couple of presents to buy and cards to make.

Fleur said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I do so love your roses and foliage.
Hugs Fleur xXx

~Tammy~ said...

What a great card and a fabulous take on the challenge this week at CCC thanks for playing along

Anonymous said...

This is so elegant--I love the beautifully colored art deco image, and all the wonderful details. Thank you for joining our challenge at EAC!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous card and wonderful picture, thanks for sharing it with us. janex

Shelly said...

Great card! Love the colours and little details. Interesting to hear about the equine goings on, I'm a horsey person too! Love the piccy! Good luck with the results. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Desire Fourie said...

Congrats on making the top 5 with this beautiful card. And I must say Anysia sits a horse beautifully ... congrats with her achievement.

Donna said...

Fantastic card, thanks for joining us at Cupcake last week :) Donna x

Liza said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x