Wednesday 10 November 2010

Me, like fairies ?

I woke up at 5am sneezing, by 8am it was a full blown cold and by lunchtime I look like Rudolph.

Must be something to do with the rumour of decorating, so I decided not to go into the office today and take it a bit easy with some craft. And has that been slow going, just one card completed, one finished from yesterday and a sample from stock, so here they are.

A couple of easel cards as I have a bit of a glut of them right now thanks to the one and only puppy from hell, Daisy. I had all my nice new cardstock from the NEC laid out on the sofa in my craft room.......200 cards and envelopes in comes Daisy fresh from the stables with hubby and literally launched herself onto the sofa, muddy pawmarks everywhere. Dog's don't do sofas in our house, lets fact it, if they did we would be the ones sitting on the floor.

So the only option I could see to salvage some of the ruined cards was cut off the muddy fronts and assemble some easel cards. In fairness to Daisy, the ruined ones were in the minority, but think she learn a hard lesson there. And for you peeps, a few more easels to come still......but I do love the shape so not too fussed if I am honest.

The top card is sheer indulgence with another of the new Sweet Pea Stamps from Crafts and Me (link on sidebar) called One and Only Heart. Isn't she the sweetest ? She is stamped with versafine and embossed with detail clear, then masked so I could add a sun.........I know I am a bore but all fairies need a moon or sun in my fantasy world. I decoupaged her glove, flower and heart, coloured with Copics and glittered her wings and the heart. The DP is a really old piece from my stash, the two white hearts are made with glittered card using an Martha Stewart punch, the border another MS punch and feathers and a based pin used to embellish along with some roses and beads. This card is for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Glitter
My Time to Craft - Rhapsody of Roses
Flourish Timeless Tuesday - Glitter

My second card, another of the reassembled easel cards stamped with Hero Arts CG179 aptly named Rose Background and coloured with Twinkling H20's. The sentiment is Hobby Art GR1353, such a lovely sentiment, stamped with versamark and embossed with detail clear. The bottom section is Magnolia DP, Tim Holtz Bigz swirl dies and two roses made from plain purple paper and dipped into hot UTEE to give a lovely glazed finish. This card is for the following challenges:

Tuesday Taggers - Gold, silver and purple
Anything Goes - Embossing

My final share today using this lovely little Sarah Kay girl, whose name I'm afraid I don't biggest problem with unmounted stamps as there is no wood block with the details to remind me. She is coloured with Copics and mounted onto a pretty embossed circle using the Magnolia die. The DP is My Minds Eye, a MS punched border and some punched flowers.This card is for the following challenges:

Fab 'n Funky - Going round in circles
ABC - Holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving etc)
For Fun - Dry embossing
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas colours


Juls said...

such fabulous cards! Love your shaped easle!! and your sweet pea card is just divine, love the colours and the feathers are just the perfect finishing touch! Hugs Juls

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Brenda. I do hope you feel better soon sweetie. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, but my favourite is the lilac one. So wonderful, it really stands out. Happy crafting.
With lots of love, Sandra xxx

sandra said...

Me,loooove your fairies!lol.
Great cards!
Love all 3!
But if must chose one it would be Sarah Kay's!
Have great day!

made by fifi said...

gorgeous cards - thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge x

lisa said...

I have a lovely image of dogs and cards and mud all flying through the air. I bet there were some choice words said!!!
Still if it inspired you to create Easel cards, no real harm done, who can resist them, they always look a bit special and I find them much easier to compose than ordinary cards. That rose one is stunning.
Take it easy with your cold and keep warm. After the sunshine of today I think we are in for more rain!!
Hugs Lisax

Jacee said...

Hiya Brenda, lovely cards, adore the lilac one, so pretty.
Hope your cold soon gets better.
Hugs Jacee

Kras said...

Hello Brenda
such fabulous cards

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Brenda stunning cards hun, lovely images and those easel cards look great, thanks for your visit, hugs Liz xx

Crafteezee said...

Hi Brenda, sorry to hear your under the weather and the dog too by the sounds of it, lol. Good thing it was only cardstock that had muddy paw prints on, it could have been worse.

Fabulous cards and loving the sparkly glitter.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

Hugs Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,
Just popped by to see what your up to...OMG, did Daisy cover her I can't say what I would have said in that situation but lots of Bless her bet she's not in the dog house for five
Glad to hear you salvaged most of your stuff, we crafters have a knack of making the best of a bad thing, your idea to turn them to easel cards was such a quick think.....
Love all your cards, the first is gorgeous, I love the colour theme and the feathers so much...
How are you getting on with the magnolia die on the last card, looking here its fabulous but I heard a few say it was a pain to use so decided agains getting one....

I have spotted on my friends blog a gorgeous stamp from sirstamp, its a cloud background, I really wish those guys would have been at the show last week as I would have snapped it up in a second....

Hope you feel better soon, seems to be a bug going around, James as always been the first to get them, he's been pretty poorly over the last few days, just hope he's fighting fit for Monday morning....

Catch you later, take care

andrea said...

beautiful cards,love the sarah key image so sweet and gorgeous colours thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Zoechaos said...

LOL oh Daisy sounds like you need to be put to work soon just not enough to occupy that busy mind of you or burn up some of that surplus energy. LOL Pup from hell seems a little harsh.

Gorgeous cards all different all delightful. Love your purple, gold and silver card thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Taggers (((Hug))) xx Zoe

Helen said...

Hope you get better soon, and get some replacement cards made! Fingers crossed for tonight, lol!

Julie said...

I expect that Fairy will be sneezing soon,exposing so much flesh on such a cold day lol! Love your challenge card too,Thanks for joining us with this weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters, Hope you make a speedy recovery,till then,stay in the warm and keep crafting!Julie.x

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards brenda and not a paw print in sight lol. Love the red one, very oh la la with the feathers. The second is has such beautiful colours and the third is perfectly cute. Have been sniffing and sneezing from dinner time, did you pass that cold to me????

Vicky said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda!, love them all and I hope you are feeling a little better :o)
hugs Vicky xx

Nicola said...

Wow your cards are beautiful and an inspiration. Many thanks for your kind wishes. Hugs Nicola xx

Lynda said...

Hope you're feeling better very soon - that's all you need.. a cold! Mind you a day off work and some extra crafting time is just the perfect medicine. Love what you've made here - they are fabulous cards. Hope Daisy's out of the dog house by now lol. Take care

Love Lynda xxx

Sally H said...

All stunning Brenda! I hope you can fight off the cold relatively quickly and are soon on the mend. I can just picture Daisy with her tail between her legs looking very sorry! Your purple gold and silver creation is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Fliss said...

Sorry to hear about your cold Brenda and hope it goes soon. I think I'm going down with one too as I've been sneezing and have a sore throat-eek!
Sounds like Daisy is a really naughty girl too.
Just gorgeous cards all 3 and love the lot.

Babs said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the red one.

Hope your cold is better soon, just got rid of mine.
Babs x

Unknown said...

See you kan thank your doggie you made those gorgeous easle cards lol Love them all. Myself do have a soft spot for them lol
Thanks playing along with TT this week

Anonymous said...

OH NOO Puppy got on the cardstock, oh my!!! Maybe you could use and call it a new kind of distressing! lol

AW NO, must be flu season all over the world with the mid season awkward weather! Cos all of us here have some version of flu too! Hope you feel better soon!

Seeing your cards certainly makes me feel better! I adore sweet peas, the red is so beautiful! I adore purple and that sarah kay is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

sue said...

gorgeous cards thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Hannapanna said...

Wow Brenda, these are stunning as usual. ;) Hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs, Hanna

Lynne K said...

Keep the easel cards coming, Brenda, if they're all as beautiful as these! The SK one is equally lovely. Hope your cold's better very soon. xx

cheryl said...

oh sorry to hear you are not well hun,really hope you get better soon,just adore these cards hun they really are stunning,I never tire of your creation,never such an insiration,love hugs cheryl xx

Mel said...

Poor Daisy. Beautiful, Beautiful cards. Hope your cold goes quickly. Mel xxx

Merry said...

Hope you are starting to feel better Brenda. All those poor cards and the poor dog...she would not have known what was happening when she happily entered the room. Love all your easel cards and can't wait to see more.

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Brenda these are truly gorgeous, your designs are just perfect.
Lorraine x

Sadilla said...

HI dear
lovely cards, but my favourite is the fairy one... it make me dream... =)

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the image and the feathers on the first one - very elegant. I love the sentiment on the second and the third is so pretty. I love the image.

Nikki x

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
sorry to hear about the cold but glad you are well enough to create!!!!!
Gorgeous cards as always. I love the Sweet Pea especially. It was so good to see you at the show. I am glad you thought about my poor feet!!!!
Thursday I wore heels because I thought I would be sitting and demoing. No chance. I stood the 4 days and even with flats on the other 3 days my feet were agony!!!!!! The only thing that kept me going was knowing that I would get a chance to "shop" at some point!!!!!
Hopefully I will start to use some of my new goodies soon. In the mean time I am cleaning baths and toilets!!!!! A womans work and all that!!!!!!
hugs sarahx

Kat said...

Beautiful cards again Brenda. I love the second one because of the colour, but really all gorgeous.

Glad you managed to salvage most of your cards! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Kat xx

Helen Dooley said...

Feel better soon!
Love the cards really great talent!
Thanks for sharing on For fun.

Rita said...

wow i love

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, Hope your cold is better, I'm full of it too - if it's any consolation! Beautiful HOLIDAY card for ABC, Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Donna x

Elizabeth said...

Seems like a 'happy accident' to me as the resulting easel cards are lovely. Regards, Elizabeth

CraftyC said...

Beautiful bunch of cards Brenda. Nawty Daisy!! ROFL

Beryl said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda. I really love the middle one - great ease card shape and lovely rose design.
Hope Daisy is behaving and you've closed the fen gate. It's blowing a gale up here.
Beryl xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, hope you managed to salvage some of your goodies, bad dog, but its to be expected with pups unfortunately, I had an accident myself today shook up what I thought was a closed tin of varnish and it went everywhere had to shout for Ian to come and help me clear it up, as it made one awful mess everywhere.
Stunning cards love them all, you do make the most gorgeous easel cards out. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx
Ive got a blog Id like you to have a peep at shes a very talented girl and very much in your vein of stamper its

Kay Carley said...

Oh dear! Rudolph isn't a very good look is it? Hope you feel better soon!

Love all 3 cards but especially the Sarah Kay one but then I just love those images so can't help being a bit biased! xx

CraftinGranny said...

You've been one busy lady. Beautiful cards. Easel cards are my favorite and I love that purple one. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. Hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

Clare Brown said...

beautiful holiday card, good luck over at abc challenge this week.

clare x

Sue U said...

Wow, beautiful cards! Thanks for joining the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge this week Sue xx

Kathryn said...

lovely cards, I love easel cards as well. My cats also have a habit of jumping on my desk with wet feet! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, K x

Pauline said...

Beautiful beautiful cards! Thanks for playing at For Fun Challenges this week! I love your blog template... I use the 3 column version!

Hazeyj said...

Hi Brenda, love your cards and hope you are feeling better now! Thanks for all your kind comments too - they don't half cheer me up! Take care - Hx

Vixykins said...

Gorgeous collection Brenda, love the added sun and the colour combo you chose but then I always like your combos! x

Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me challenges x