Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The NEC looms and Molly Blooms

A day off work to get some last minute NEC samples finished and final preps for an all day class at Sir Stampalot on Saturday, so an early post before I get stuck in.

I can't share any of that work yet, but I do have a some shares. My first card uses three of the super Molly Blooms stamps available from Stampalot. This little fellow always reminds me of Billy Bunter who I have vague recollections of from my childhood....showing my age here. I Stamped and masked the little boy, then stamped the wall with versafine black and embossed with detail clear, then coloured with Copics. I cut some green bazzil to make a grass border and decoupaged some stamped and coloured toadstools. This card is for the following challenges:

Cards for men - Anything Goes (male of course)

The second another really quick and simple card using Penny Black 3074K Hello Sunshine inked with Tim Holtz barn door and olive and spritzed with water before stamping onto a piece of grid pattern Basic Grey DP. I highlighted some of the image with a versamark pen and embossed with detail gold. The torn edges are also embossed with the same powder. I stamped the leading edge of the card with Penny Black 2410K Penmanship and added some lace and cord. This card is for the following challenges:

Everybody Art - Photo Inspiration
Craft your Passion - Glitter and Sparkle (the ribbon is really glittery and the flowers are highlighted with gold, but hard to show on photo)
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and Bright (as above)

My last share is an easel card created with a Marianne stencil and circles cut from K&Co DP with Nesties. I stamped the background of the main piece with Hero Arts H2365 Old French Writing using Tim Holtz sage, then inked Hero F5075 Sparkle Poinsettia with TH fired brick and spritzed with water before stamping. I added gold liquid pearls to the flower stamens and a sentiment to the base. Again, a nice quick card and ideal if you have a bundle to make. This is for the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Christmas
A Spoonful of Sugar - Lets get punchy
Creative Card Crew - Lets punch it


Lisa Jane said...

wow Brenda - busy again, 3 different cards.. but all fab. I love the round easel.
Lisa ;)

craftymum said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.
I have just made a few more cards for the NEC and I think I will be busy next week with samples too. So looking forward up meeting blogging friends like your self. Are you there as a visitor or are you on a stand?
hugs sarah x

Zoechaos said...

Oh samples for Saturday exciting :)
Love the second card love PDs florals and keeping it simple is perfect for that stunning image.

Love your other cards as well but the second one has quite turned my head LOL

Nearly Saturday XX Zoe

chris said...

Afternoon Brenda,what a scrumptious selection of cards they are all so gorgeous.
hugs chris xx

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
lovely cards... the little boy is ao cute! =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,

Just thought I would catch up on my buds....
Thanks for all your support with James, everythings looking good for his start date...he's getting really excited now.

I love all your cards, will you be going to the NEC next week? I hope to go on Thursday, Pete usually takes me because I hate driving on the motorway but he came home today with a bad back, it's something he's had for years, he usually can put up with it but this week has took a turn for the worse...I hope with a little TLC he will be on the mend soon, fingers crossed...
Hope all is good with you, speak soon

Mervi said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks I'm ok , just crafting again...

Juls said...

so so many gorgoeus card! Love the last too the colours are so fabulous and rich, and the over all effect is just so gorgeous and elegant..... FAB...U...LOUS (in the words of Craig!!!! LOL)

Hugs Juls

Lynda said...

Oooh Brenda these are gorgeous but if I had to pick a favourite it would be the second one - love the design, colours and that beautiful image.

Love Lynda xxx

mckinkle said...

What a busy week you are having Brenda! Another 3 fabulous cards, I love your Xmas one as it is so non-traditional, just perfect!

Have a great weekend!

Keryn x

Hannapanna said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. The colour combinations are stunning. Gorgeous images too. :) Hugs Hanna

Denise said...

Super cute card. Love that darling image and your perfect coloring. Nicely done!
Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Denise P.
MMSC Design Team

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous cards, love the shape of the last one, have fun at Sir Stampalot and the NEC. janex

Beryl said...

Three fab cards - I especially like the middle one. The stamping onto the grid paper is very effective (now I think I've got a roll of grid paper from my cross stitching days about 30 years back - still unopened but the grid's still there).It's a lovely stamp and very effective with the spritzing.
Beryl xx

Fliss said...

Really beautiful cards Brenda and I just adore the gorgeous shape of that easel card which is an absolute stunner.
Hope the samples and your class go well.

PatR said...

Such fabulous cards Brenda. For a moment I thought the flower one was a cross stitch. Good luck with your samples and the class.xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love the last two particularly. Think I can guess something that will slip into Zoe's basket already!!!

Pat said...

Lovely projects, super images and papers. Thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Gorgeous cards! I especially love the last two.

Lisa x

Julie said...

Oh my,that Nestie easel is amazing!!!!!,happy crafting Julie.x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda youve created some really stunning cards, and I agree with you over the first card it definitely looks like Billy Bunter, and the other two are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Jacee said...

Super cards Brenda, love them all, but the second one is fabulous, really like that one.

Nannieflash said...

Im so glad you entered your Billy Bunter card into the challenge, its a real fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Sarah said...

What beauties Brenda! Sounds and looks like you've been ultra busy x

pinky said...

3 gorgeous cards again Brenda, excellent detail as always. You sound as busy as ever again!!

Anonymous said...

oh wow these are all totally awesome!

Great techniques and colouring!

You always know how to rock a challenge!!!

Tracy said...

Your george creation reminds me of Just William Lol! Great creations brenda. Wouldn't mind a tutorial on the circular easel card, i haven't tried one yet. That is one gorgeous easel. Enjoy your day Saturday.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Patricia St Martin said...

Great job, love your cards. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good Luck on the Challenge.
Every time I come here I want to tell you how much I love your header, it beautiful.

sammi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the coloring! Thanks for sharing your creation with us, in our Glitter & Sparkles Challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fab cards Brenda! Love the easel card, it's brilliant!

Take care,


mrsk06 said...

Totally gorgeous cards!!

Thanks for playing along with The Crafty pad this week! Hugz Sal xx

scotspanda said...

gorgeous cards Brenda, you've been a busy bee as always! The easel one is gorgeous, I must get some of these nesties I really like them


Amanda xx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

What a cool boys card! Great coloring! Love the mushrooms and the gras!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Cherie said...

Your work is always really stunning Brenda, love your cards.
Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew.
hugs cherie

Carol Hurlock said...

Wow Brenda all your cards are exquisite. You are so talented. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Midnight Madness Design Team

Alison said...

What a great boys card- love that image and the decoupage touches. Thanks for joining in our 'anything goes' challenge at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

Darsie Bruno said...

What a fabulous scene you've created with your little boy image! This is a great masculine card! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We hope you'll join us next week for another fabulous sketch and we look forward to seeing your creation!
Hugs, Darsie

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful cards ! Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Debi said...

Your cards are lovely. Thanks for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.