Wednesday 1 September 2010

Cute and Distressed

It's the first of the month so that can only mean one thing and that's there are brand new themes at Stampalot and Penny Black at Allsorts Challenges. And this month I managed to get my hat on straight and come up with a bit of variation, heavens only know what I was thinking about last month with bling at glitter for both.

Plus I have some challenge cards as well, so a bit of a long post.

The card above is for the theme of "Punch Away" for Penny Black at Allsorts and uses on of the pre release stamps I was oh so lucky to receive for samples and isn't she just so cute......I know I don't do cute, but these Penny Black images are cute with a difference and I just adore them.

The image is Penny Black 40-038 Kindness stamped with versafine back, embossed with detail clear, then masked to stamp the Magnolia gate then all coloured with Copics and snow glitter added. The DP is Nitwits which I also used this to make the three roses using a 1" six petal punch, The border punch is Martha Stewart embossed scallop.
My second card is for this months Stampalot Challenge

where the theme is "All Distressed". I like nothing better that getting down and messy and I loved making this one. The technique is a bit involved using mount board, paints and lots of other mediums to created the peeled paint effect and I am in the process of preparing a tutorial for the this space !

The main image is Penny Black 3817K Tigress which was stamped onto the finished piece with versafine black and embossed with detail clear and coloured in with a mixture of Tim Holtz inks and Copics. The border of the card is stamped with Hero Arts G2678 Art using a mixture of Brilliance gold and TH stormy sky. The border is punched with Martha Stewart double loop and some of the lovely lace I found in Spain tied across the centre.

The next card above is using good old favourite Stampendous P107 agapanthis cluster along with Hero Arts S5316 silhuette grass and Penny Black 3355K iris, all stamped with Tim Holtz dusky concorede onto a backgroud of brilliance lilac and purple adn spritzed with Glimmer Mist fully purple. DP from stash adn swirl and circles cut with Nesties. This card is for the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - In the Garden
Papertake Weekly - Just the one (I went for the one colour option)
Whoopsidaisy - Pile on the flowers

My final card uses another gorgeous stamp from Sweet Pea fly butterfly coloured with copics and liberally glittered. The DP is Kaiser, the flowers and crystal leaves Magenta and some punched butterflies to finish. This card is for the following challenges:

Scrapbook Sisters cards - Pink and Black (after a nudge from Julie !")
Stamptacular Sunday - Pretty in Pink
Sweet Pea - Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter and Sparkle
Craft your Passion - Pink and Black
Ooh la la - Elegant Ladies


Sadilla said...

Hi dear
beautiful cards! I like all of the them, but the first one is so cute... I love so much the image!
I wish you a great day...

Helen said...

Brenda, such beautiful cards again. Love that purple...

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Gorgeous cards! They are all beautiful but my fav has to be the PB Christmas card. I adore this sweet image and the flowers are stunning.

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

oh WOW lots OF CARDS!!! Where to begin!

Well I love all the stamps and images used, you have such awesome taste in them! (and how I would love to get loose in your stamp collection lol)

I always love the extras you put on, like flourishes, flowers, glitter and bling!

Really makes them stand out, they are all so gorgeous!!!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a beautiful line up of cards, love the dimention in the first one. janex

Juls said...

wow!!! what a fabulous scelection, you have so many styles as a crafter and execute every one perfectly....thats true talent!!!

Love the the dimension you have created on your first card!

LOVE your distressed one, love the paint technique..I saw it on C&C but I have yet to try, you have done it perfectly, the added gems to the card really make it pop!!

Love the Sparkle on your PB card!!

the sweetpea one is just gorgeous!! Love the beautiful colour combo, and the gems and flowers are the perfect finishing touch! Hugs Juls

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow you have been a busy bee lol
All gorgeous, last oe is my fav just love the image
Thank You for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!
Hugs Shell xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, its hard to choose a favourite but love cute PB Christmas one.

Rleen said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I love them all. You did a great job!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this month. Hope to see you again next month.
Hugs, Rleen

Nikbee said...

Lovely cards Brenda. I love the layering of the image on the first card.

Nikki x

Lisa Jane said...

wow you have been busy Brenda .. i love the first card - such a cute little image .. and the scalloped glittery circle on the lilac card is fantastic!
Lisa ;)

Anonymous said...

So many gorgeous cards!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion with your very beautiful pink and black card :D
Lisa x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

WOW girl that's an awesome collection in one post!!!
thanks for joining us at SPS & good luck!

Lynda said...

Love the new PB Christmas Stamp lucky you getting to play with it first! A lovely set of cards and a real treat to have all of them together to feast our eyes on.

Love Lynda xxx

Carol Hurlock said...

Brenda it looks like you have been having some fun lately crafting. All your cards are just beautiful. What a splendid Midnight Madness Card...the colors are beautiful. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Midnight Madness Design Team

Love crafts forever said...

All your cards are gorgeous.Thank you so much for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs, Nataliya.

Kristi said...

lovely cards! Your work is beautiful.

Connie M. said...

Wow, Brenda! What a bunch of beautiful cards! I really love what you have done with the MMSC this the pretty purple, and the over all softness to this card! Thank you so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madess Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!


chris said...

Blimey Brenda, you are such a busy lady, I really dont know how you do it, and such stunning work I love all 3 of them.
hope you are on the mend love chris xxx

Wendi said...

Wow gorgeous cards the blue one is absolutely beautiful and I love that sparkle on her wings
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Zoechaos said...

And nothing for us at TT - yet your sure to have a little house somewhere in that stash of yours LOL

Gorgeous cards all of them it will not be a surprise that my fav is the distressed on looking forward to the tutorial on that :) xx Zoe

Lynne K said...

They're all gorgeous, Brenda. You're so versatile - it always amazes me how you manage to keep coming up with such different but always wonderful designs. xx

Claire Phillips said...

Ooooo so many fabulous cards to look at Brenda - you really have been a busy bee. I do love your distressed one with the peeling paint effect - it just looks like you had such messy fun creating it! Cheers Claire x

Julie said...

Wow,what an amazing collection of cards you have here,thought you'd be interested in a new challenge that's started up today,your pink and black card would make a perfect entry! Call by my blog for a link to the challenge. Good luck,Julie.x

Tracy said...

I love the variety today and all are truly gorgeous, you do so well even when your not feeling your best. The Penny Black girl has to be my favourite.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda - haven't you been busy! Jo x

coldwaters2 said...

What a stunning selection of cards Brenda they are all so beautiful.
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Crikes .. .. did you have RSI by the end of your post? LOL!!!

So many gorgeous creations to share.

My favourite is the first one .. .. surprise, surprise.

I think you do cute beautifully - and a little more often than you used too. Perhaps our styles are merging. I am getting into distress more and you are getting into cute. Tee hee!!!

Thank you for asking me to join your Penny Black at Allsorts team. Lovely to be working together again.

Love Jules xx

Kari said...

God morning,Brenda!
Oh,my,these cards are so gorgeous,hun,I adore them all!!
Well,yes I am in a Blue Christmas mood...but I try other colours too ;o)
We have summer weather here i Norway,I hope it continue :)
Have a lovely day!
Hugs,Kari :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow youve been so busy, beautiful and stunning cards, I do love them all they are quite gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Annie said...

wow Brenda! what gorgeous cards you have created. all beautifully put together and coloured - I'm going back for a closer look!
hugs, annie x

Merry said...

These cards are all spectacular Brenda. I think if I had to pick a favourite it would be the purple card.

Unknown said...

All are wonderful but like the blue flowers and peeled paint the best lol look fwd to the Tutorial

Love Dawn xx

Annette said...

You've been quite the busy crafter -Gorgeous cards, all! Thanks for sharing with us at SSC this week.

karen said...

Thank you for entering the very first Scrapbook Sister Card Challenge. Your cards are beautiful. xx

Julie said...

So Glad you entered your beautiful card into Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge,good luck! x

Sue U said...

What a great selection of cards! Thanks for entering the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge Sue xx

Stef H said...

these are all stunning. thank you so much for joining us at craft your passion!

hugs :)

Lesley said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Three fabulous cards Brenda.


Sarah said...

Wow what gorgeous cards Brenda xxx

Nilla said...

Fabulous cards, Brenda! Thanks for playing with us at SWF this week! Hugs Nilla

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty in pink and black. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Paula said...

Gorgeous cards, love the sentiment on the circle on the first one and the glittery snow! I'm so glad you could join our "Pink" Challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Denise @ kc242 said...
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Denise @ kc242 said...

Hello! What a lovely card. Your dp is perfect with your adorable image. Love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

sammi said...

Fabulous card! I love them all! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week.

Lauretta See said...

gorgeous card.. ;) love these stamps.. great job! Thank you for joining us this week on the craft your passion challenge. Good luck! xx

Powerful Search Engine said...

Hi these are all totally gorgeous. I adore your Penny Black creations all so elegant. I love what you have done with this beautiful Sweet Pea too. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers hugs Pascale

Basslady said...

your cards are so wonderful!
many great styles and to look at
and great inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Julie Riley said...

Beautiful cards, well done, thanks for joining in our glitter and sparkle challenge at crafty cardmakers xx

Lilacanglia said...

They are all stunning,
Thank You for joining us at Whoopsidaisy this month,
GDT Whoopsidaisy

G Peplow said...

Hi there Brenda, what a lot of beautiful cards, I'll have to visit again LOL. Thank you for dropping by my blog and your lovely comments:D xx

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Your homemade roses on the first card in the post are just INCREDIBLE and just WONDERFUL coloring on everything!! Thanks so much for joining Sept. Pile on the Flowers challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

crafty amy said...

Wow what beautiful cards! They are all so pretty your colouring as always is stunning!
Thank you for joining us at SPS and good luck.


Amy xx

livean said...

Hello! It's my first time here, but not the last! Specially liked the first card of yours!!! The colors are beautiful!!

Диана said...

Wow! Your purple card is fantastic! Only one coulor is used but the card looks so cool!