Thursday, 23 September 2010

Wings and things

Hello everyone. How's the weather you way ? We have rain again just for a change, but at least it's not too cold and the lovely dewy morning this last week have brought the paddocks on a treat which make the horses very happy campers.

A few shares today. My first card uses one of my new stamps from Sweet Pea called midnight waiting. She has been stamped and embossed with detail clear and coloured with Copics. I stamped the wings and top of the fairy twice, glittered the wings and decoupaged. The DP is Magnolia and the borders punched with Martha Stewart floral vine. Some lace, roses and punched leaves to embellish. This card is for the following challenges:

Moving Along With the Times - Use at least three ingredients from the menu (I used 2 DP's glitter, leaves and heat embossing)
Flutterby Wednesday - All Winged Things
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes

The next one is this lovely slapstick stamp Penny Black 40-020 fly away, I think he's just adorable. I coloured with Copics and matted using one of the new Nesite shapes labels 17, I just love the shape of this ones. The DP is October Afternoon and the sentiment the first line of Penny Black 4075F. I cut the stars on Cricut assent essentials, added some rik rak and gens to embellish. This card is for the following challenges:

Simon Says - Sketch
Cupcake - Transport (the plane ?)
My Time to Craft - Kids at Play

My final card today is my favourite Autumnal colours. I created a background using Tim Holtz barn door, rusty hinge and frayed burlap. I overstamped with Hero Arts H2365 old French writing, then Hero S5449 fabulous flourish using versafine sepia. The mats are cut on Nesties and the leaves are X Cut punches which also emboss the leaves making them really come to life when you ink over them. The corners are punched with Martha Stewart double loop and finally I added some lace across the middle and raffia round the stamped image. This card is for the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Falling Leaves
Creative Inspiration - 2 or More Stamps
Dutch Dare - Birthday Bash


PinksyDoodles said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda. All very different but equally special.
We have rain here too but I don't mind.
Hugs, Clare x

Fliss said...

They're all really gorgeous Brenda and can't choose between them either.
It's currently chucking down the rain here too and looks set for a while so of course I'm crafting!
Hope you're having a good week.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Brenda. Well, you have been a busy bee. What wonderful creations. All fantastic in there own way. Lovely images and beautiful colour combination, fantastic designs and all finished off to your own impeccable high standards. Just fantastic work as always. You always inspire me. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Lisa Jane said...

HI Brenda - wow 2 fabulous cards .. hope you are feeling a lot better - it looks like you might be .
I love them all.. i really cant choose a favourite. But obviously as the first is for the MAWTT challenge this week - i love it lol
Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week
Take care
Lisa ;)

Helen said...

Brenda, these are more lovely cards!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards, the 3rd one is just perfect for our challenge at Crafty Creations. I love the de cut leaves & you're right, they really do come to life when they're inked over. Thanks for joining us this week.

P.S I have candy on my blog. x

Marianne said...

They are wonderfull! Love the sweet pea image, but the little boy is lovely too. The autumn card is great!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Brenda, WOW Love them.
Mmmm weather wise East coast of Scotland we have drizzly rain which is very heavy. Yuck!! thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week and being so quick off the mark.

Linapyssel said...

Awww...your cards are truly beautiful Brenda! I love the orange tone one...the fairy is gorgeous aswell!

Did you notice you got an award over at my place?? Go get it!!

Hugs to you friend and have a great day!


Linapyssel said...

Awww...your cards are truly beautiful Brenda! I love the orange tone one...the fairy is gorgeous aswell!

Did you notice you got an award over at my place?? Go get it!!

Hugs to you friend and have a great day!


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

you've been a busy crafter again, all top cards. See you use the magnolia papers now, they are lovely, you never use the Tilda's though, too cute for your taste maybe!
I love that pb image, I have him too.
been raining very heavy here but stopped now, luckily I cut the grass yesterday.
take care. janex

mfc.melissamade2 said...

This is wonderful - love those warm fall colors!! The corner punch is a very beautiful touch. Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

Brenda Brown said...

These are beautiful cards Brenda and I have to say I love them all, but particularly the autumn one.
Thankyou for joining in with my 'To Do List' challenge at MAWTT this week and good luck.
Luv (the other) Brenda xxx

Donna said...

Fantastic card and such a fab image you have used...perfick for this weeks transport challenge...thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

CĂ©line said...

All three gorgeous cards but I think the autumn one is the most beautiful because of it's colors. Thanks for joining us at DDCC!!

Saskia said...

Wow! You're so creative!! Lovely cards!!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Anonymous said...

Hiya Brenda,hope you are keeping well.... These cards are gorgeous my fave is the middle one, very cute xx jo xx

pinky said...

So great to see you crafting again. These cards are gorgeous, love the wings on the fairy. The little boy with the plane is a cutie and the last one, well I love the last one, another technique that amazes me!! I am well recovered now, thanks for asking. The rain is coming down straight here today but like your area its warm, thank goodness.

Nannieflash said...

My Brenda youve been a very busy lady, three fabulous and stunning cards, I love them all especially your first one, shes so sweet and your little lad is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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These are really nice! I like that you punched the patterned paper on the top one. For the middle one, my favorite part are the stars!! And the colors are gorgeous on the bottom one!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Sarah A said...

All so beautiful Brenda, love the autumnal colours on the Hero Arts one!

I was at a conference in Blackpool today and the sun was beating down but by the time I got home the rain was beating down!!

Sarah x

Claire Phillips said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda - all so beautiful. Largs well and truly flooded today - definitely weather for the ducks! Cheers Claire x

chris said...

STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING, these are just so so special.
hope you are ok love chris xx

Juls said...

another amazing collection of stunning creations, Love the sweetpea one the colours are beautiful and it is just so soft and gorgeous!! Love the last card too, it is just so fabulous and stylish! Hugs Juls

Merry said...

Omg!!! They are all stunning cards Brenda. The fairy in the first card is so elegant especially with your colouring. The little boy is adorable and I love the layout of your card. Finally the Autumn colours are beautiful.

Sunshine for us today, nice change to the rain earlier in the week but means humidity will be up and temp of low 30'sC. :-)

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Three gorgeous cards Brenda! I love them all, but the last one is definitely my favourite! Stunning!

Tracy said...

Ooo these are gorgeous, I especially love sweet peas and yours is totally divine. Hope things are improving for you.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

3 more gorgeous creations! fabulous papers,a nd your images are always perfection!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW these are stunning Brenda.

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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great selection of cards hun, my fav has got to be your take on Brenda's list, its fab gorgeous image fab LO
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week! Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kay Carley said...

Oohhhhh you have been busy!! All very different but equally effective. xx

Danni said...

Wonderful creations!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Cupcake Craft said...

All three of these cards are fabtastic, but I really like the little boy with his plane. Love your take on our transport theme, thanks so much for playing at Cupcake. xxx

Hannapanna said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous, Brenda! :)
I hope you're feeling better.
Hugs Hanna

Lena said...

Hi Brenda, It's a gorgeous card. Fantastic job. Really fabulous. Thanks for joining us at DDCC challenge's.

Louise said...

All beautiful cards brenda but top one is my fav it is stunning.
Hugs Louise xx

Nancy said...

Some truly inspired creations!! They are all wonderful!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!!

Gem said...

oh that fairy is so beautiful! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

Mona Evy said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge!

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun, Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Lorraine A said...

fabulous cards Brenda ,,, all of them are gorgeous but I especially like the 3rd one ,,brilliant !!

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Leah l'Orange said...

gorgeous cards, all of them! thanks so much for playing with the Charisma Gals this week - i am now on a mission to find some of those tiny little flower buds you've used on your card. they're fantastic!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our falling leaves challenge with your great project! Have my other hat on now and realised I hadn't picked up on your entry last time I commented - great autumnal card Brenda! Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

WOW these are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! Good luck!

KarenB said...

They are all gorgeous - my favourite is the one at the end with all the leaves - beautiful colour, beautiful texture, beautiful design.