Friday, 2 April 2010

By the Cut and Girly April Challenge

Update: Thank you all for your kind comments and mails about Anysia. The op was more complicated than they envisaged and she was in surgery a good part of the day and needs another op, but when she is stronger. She is receiving transfusions and like a robot with all the machines she is linked to, but when we left last night had come round and recognised us all......and asked where her mobile phone was, so we saw that as a positive move in the right direction. Am away to the hospital again now, as although visiting is restricted they are allowing us pretty free access to be with her.

This month at By the Cute and Girly we have several new DT's, so welcome to you all. The theme this month is "Fairytales", a chance for you to get all those fairy any mythical stamps and products out.

Still in 'box' mode I have created yet another box/easel project and a really mystical card with a unicorn. Both use a selection of stamps from Lavinina (link on sidebar), including the unicorn and steps which are amongst their new releases.

The background for the box card was created with Tim Holtz distress inks marigold, sage and mustard seed and the stamping done with versfaine sepia and Big and Juicy spice. The fairy image has been stamped twice and embossed with iridescent powder, cut out and decoupaged. The flowers and leaves are all from Magenta CS043 set and the toadstools are from the Magnolia Tilda range. DP's are My Minds Eye.

The unicorn card has a brayered background using eggplant and Big and Juicy Spice, more Lavinia stamps for the trees and leaves plus a few Art Impression ones and the fence has been drawn in with a fine line black marker pen.


pinky said...

Two beautiful makes Brenda stunning scenes you have created. My heart goes out to you today. Hugs

Unknown said...

My prayers are for Anysia today, hope she gets well soon xxxx Love your creations, stunning as always, and yes, already checked out the Fairytales Challenge, seems fun. Hugs xx

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

Glad Anysia's op went well..must be a difficult time for you..thinking of you!!

Your crations are gorgeous, so magical!! Hugs Juls

chris said...

wow wee!
another couple of stunners, I have to say what you do withthose Lavinina stamps is so so impressive, I love both of these cards they are incredible.
I wish you all a Happy Easter, sorry its not running as smoothtly as is should do.
back soon lots of love chris xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

wow this is a fantastic card all I can say is wow, best wishes & speedy recovery to Anysia

Sally H said...

Two stunning creations, Brenda! Hope Anysia continues to improve and makes a speedy recovery. Sending big hugs xxx

Lynda said...

I absolutely adore your fantasy cards Brenda - they're always stunning. Love the sky and moon on the unicorn one.

Love Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

These are amazing Brenda, I am so loving the Lavinia stamp's, I got quite a few from the NEC...
I fancy having a go at one of those box's...if you see one soon you know where I got the idea

craftimamma said...

Poor Anysia. I hope she's feeling a bit better today when you see her.

I really want to have a go at one of these lovely boxes and I think I have something suitable to alter. It was on your blog where I first saw the Lavinia fairy stamps and fell in love with them. You've now shown me some more I need. Those steps are a must to go with the doorway that I already have.

Thanks for the lovely inspiration Brenda.

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda
sorry to hear about your daughter, hopefully she wont be in for too long.
your card is stunning love the colours.
Christine x

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the stamps.
I hope Anysia feels better soon.

Nikki x

Lisa Jane said...

Purely magical Brenda - beautiful creations. Thinking of you today.
Lisa ;)

Paddington fan said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda!
Wishing Anysia a speedy recovery
Love Jacky x

Mummylade said...

just lovely projects!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Wishing Anysia a very speedy recovery Brenda - what a worry~!

These Fantasy cards are just gorgeous and right up my street. I haven't come across stamps by Lavinia before and now want them all lol!

Lesley x

Zoechaos said...

Very lovely cards two beautiful pictures. Positive thoughts to Anysia.

Sarah said...

Big cyber hugs to you xxx
Love your cards, they are stunning x

Beryl said...

Two fabulous creations Brenda. I love those box cards you do.
Hope Anysia's doing OK today.
Beryl xx

Lou said...

Hi! B,these are both very lovely and magical.
Hope you are doing ok? and Anysia is feeling better very soon.see you soon,hugs Lou.xx

Lou said...

Me again B,for the 4th time.SORRY! for some reason my posts are not showing as i do them and then they all popped up at once.xx

Louise said...

Beautiful cards brenda and glad to hear op went well.
louise xx

Claire Phillips said...

Woderful Unicorn creation - I love Unicorn images - so magical! Pleased to hear your daughter is through the op - take care. Cheers Claire x

Cherie said...

Hello Brenda, pleased to hear the op went well but sorry to here Anysia has to have another one, hope you can still enjoy Easter.
Your last 2 creations are simply stunning, love them so much.
Love Cherie

Linapyssel said...

Stunning work Brenda as allways!!! I hope Anysia is feeling better after her surgery...thinking of you both!!
Have a nice easter!
hugs Lina

Nilla said...

Brenda, missed some gorgeous work while away! Sorry! You always makes the best of the best creations! Hugs Nilla

Unknown said...

More beautifulness i love these boxes and such a great idea for a hospital gift as no flowers allowed any more I am sure she will love it I love these Lavinia stamps and what you do with them

Love Dawn xx

cheryl said...

oh glad the operation went well hun you are in my thoughts and as for your creations wow truly stunning just wish you lived near me so you could show me how to create such stunning work,take care,and look after yourself too love hugs cheryl xxx

mckinkle said...

Wow Brenda such amazing makes, the boxes are just amazing!

Wishing Anysia a full and speedy recovery :)

Keryn x

eiyiyi said...

I am always awed by your work but this one just knocks me out! It is creative, beautiful, and so skillfully put together. You are truly an artist.

I missed the post about Anysia's fall. (House full of a four year old for 8 days) I'm putting her on my "list" hugs and reiki to you and to Anysia. eileen

Sue said...

Amazing Brenda,2 very beautiful creations. Glad the operation went well hun I hope Anysia is feeling a lot easier.Big soft hugs to her and yourself.

Beryl said...

Boo hoo. The link to the Petals and Pearls post isn't working. It looks divine.
Beryl xx

Beryl said...

Sorry to be a pain but it looks like the Allsorts one isn't working either. (Unless it's just me of course.)
Beryl xx

Tammy said...

Praying for a full and speedy recovery for Anysia.... Hope you have a very Blessed Easter with family. Beautiful projects....lovin the idea of the boxes.

Sadilla said...

Hi Dear
lovely lovely card...
I wish you a very warm happy Easter... I didn't leave anymore... my mum is not well again... so We had to cancel our holiday as you... :(
a huge hug

Mel said...

Wonderful cards - you really do the fantasy fairy scenes so well. Mel xx

Leah l'Orange said...

these creations are STUNNING, Brenda! that top scene is just amazing. your blog is such an inspiration!

take good care. hope all works out okay for you and the family. xo

Kimmi said...

Beautiful cards. Love them - the fairy card is gorgeous and I love the arch with the steps! Beautiful work on the unicorn - how long do you spend on these creations - they are fab!

Thanks for the update on Anysia what a hell of a time everyone is having at the moment. Glad the first op went well, and I hope the second one is completed as soon as she is able to have it done! No fun being in hospital, but I guess its got to be done if she's to go back to her horses!

Sending hugs to all!

Kimmi xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow these cards are beautiful too
love your work