Wednesday, 3 November 2010

To Follow the Star

Happy Wednesday peeps.

Whose going to the NEC then ? I am and really excited, only ever been once before so when hubby said would I like him to take me a jumped at the opportunity as it's not much fun driving all that way on your own, meaning I don't usually bother. And I am equally excited that I will be meeting quite a few new faces........assuming we can find one another amidst the crowds.

So my shares today are going to be quick as I have two days work to pack in today to clear my desk a bit so I can go tomorrow.

This first card is a relatively quick and simple make. I used post it noted to mask the coloured sections, on a piece of gloss cardstock, inked with Tim Holtz distress inks rusty hinge and dried marigold, then stamped the trees from a Creative Expressions set using versafine black and embossing with detail clear. Simply matters onto coordinating cardstock and a border punched with Fiskars threading water. This card is for the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Penny for the Guy (male card)
Paper Sundaes - For the Boys
Scrapbook Sisters - Autumn Colours

My second card has a background created by distressing with Tim Holtz broken china and dusky concord then stamping Hero Arts F5042 leaf flourish.......a real old favourite that I uses over an again........with bleach to lift the colour and expose the pattern of the stamp. Next a panel run through the Cuttlebug and inked with TH black soot and the main image is Penny Black4112K To Follow the Star stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear, then shaded with the same TH inks. The sentiment is Penny Black 4116H embossed with detail white, then eyelets, lace and cord added to finish. This is for the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenges - Untraditional Christmas
For Fun - Use metal somewhere (eyelets)
Oldie but a Goodie - Distressed (main image is an old one but was re-issued this year under different code)

The above card is again a really quick and easy one, I placed a piece of paper with a circle aperture cut out onto gloss cardstock and brayered over with Big and Juicy Hydrangea lifting colour from the middle and left of the inkpad so I missed the pink section. I removed the mask, inked the brayer again, but removed a good amount of the ink from the brayer so I got a light covering of ink across the corners. I stamped the main image Crafts and Me Orchid of the Night twice with versafine black and embossed with detail clear, coloured in with the same B&J inkpad, glittered the wings and flowers and decoupaged.

The corners are a stamp from a clear Inkadinkado set (no codes I'm afraid) and the decoupaged flower is made up of several of the small flowers from the fairy stamp. This card is for the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - A is for Angels and Fairies
Kreative Stamp Friends - Favourite stamps
Anything Goes - B is for Beautiful
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open (wings of course)
Spoonful of Sugar - Relish to embellish


Ольга said...

kreativ. I very like.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Brenda. All three are absolutely beautiful. You know I like all your creations, they are all so very different and unique. Have a great time at the NEC and dont spend too much, hahahaha. Happy crafting.
With lots of love, Sandra xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - have fab time at the NEC and don't spend up lol
LOve the cards - but my favourite is the 3 kings .. i love everything about it form the image to the text to the colours
Lisa ;)

cheryl said...

oh wow hun your creativity is just amazing,these hun are all stunning,oh have a lovely time at the NEC oh wish I was going would have loved ,to meet you hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

PinksyDoodles said...

These are stunning Brenda. My fave has to be the fairy, I love how you have used the B&J ink on this one.
Thank you for your entry into the Oldie but a Goodie challenge, love the colour scheme and I "need" that sentiment!
Hugs, Clare x
p.s. Enjoy the show at the NEC.

Anonymous said...

OH wow a plethora of gorgeousness!

I love the orange and black colours of the first!!

The purple christmas really pops to me, I love purple! and adore teh script words!

and that fairy is a stunner!!!

Hope your having a good week, enjoy the rest of it! Have Fun & Take Care!

Linapyssel said...

Hi B!!!

All things great over here ...except for the rain!!! We´ll give the woods a go today instead...after Jacobs nap!

Love love Love the christmascard with broken china!!!!! Ohhh it´s so perfect!
You allways present great work but that card stansd out in a crowd!!
have a great day my friend!!
Hugs Lina

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful cards! They are all lovely but my fav is the 2nd one. I love the gorgeous colours and fab layout.

Hope you have a great time at the NEC tomorrow and don't spend too much ;o)

Lisa x

chris said...

Oh Goodness me ,these are so gorgeous brenda.
beautiful. hugs chris xx

Mervi said...

Amazing cards, lovely work Brenda!
Hope you have wonderful time at NEC,
I'm going to the cottage so two days away from pc, greetings;-))m

Jenny said...

3 gorgeous cards with lovely colours used. Have fun at the NEC on Thursday, don't buy too much as I would like to purchase something on Friday!
Thanks for joining EAC.

Lisa Jane said...

oops Brenda - not paying attention - thanks for joining us at An oldie but a goodie this week
Lisa ;)

Debbi said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the middle one.
Have fun at the NEC!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for your entry in the metal challenge at FFC! Hope to see you next week as well!!

Tracy said...

I love your follow the star image, and the colours look radiant, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
I love fairies too, what a magical creation Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda wow fabulous card I adore the fairy one, Im a nut for fairies. Stunning cards and looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sadilla said...

Great cards my dear...
I Love the shining colours you picked...

Juls said...

fab cards! love the last one, its magical! hugs Juls

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards again B. i do love the 3 king image, very traditional!
Thanx for your comment, I was going to a friend's for coffee ~ Non Crafter!
Have fun at the NEC hope to go on Sat
Hugz Fleur xXx

Fleur said...

Thanks for joining my challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Birgit said...

Your cards are beautiful and the angel caught my eye as I love fairies and angels. I like how you brayered everything-very unigue and the stamp is beautiful-love the glitter

karen said...

lovely cards. Thanks for joining us here at Scrapbook Sisters Challenge Nine. Hugs xx

mckinkle said...

Hope you have a FAB time at the NEC Brenda and it will be even better meeting up with alot of blogging pals!

Beautiful cards Brenda, I especially love your majestic purple 3 kings. Those colours are just stunning!

Keryn x

Francesca said...

A Beautiful distressed card , thanks for joining us Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous cards - love the bleaching technique you used on the second card. Some great ideas so thanks for sharing. Elizabeth

CraftinGranny said...

Beautifully done and so creative. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love all of these - fabulous! The first one is so original and very artistic. Thank you for sharing it with us at Papertake Weekly this week.

Sue U said...

Stunning cards!! Love the angles on the autumn card, such a clever idea! Have fun at the NEC and thanks for joining in with the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge Sue xx

made by fifi said...

fab cards - have fun at the NEC - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

Helen said...

All are totally gorgeous, as always. Have a great time at the NEC - wish I was going! (Perhaps we can grab another win whilst you're there, lol!)

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Brenda! All so different but all stunning! I love them all!

Craftnut said...

I'll be there tomorrow Brenda. May bump into you! Tracy x

Pattie said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our boys/men challenge!

Julie said...

Oh Brenda,you know how much I love your creativity with that Speedball! AMAZING!. Thanks for joining us with your Autumnal card at Scrapbook Sisters challenge this week,Those trees are fab! Happy Crafting,Julie.x

Zoechaos said...

Don't forget to leave something for the rest of us but have a great time at the NEC LOL

more and more fab work thank you loving the first card very much very effective a simple but clever idea xx Zoe

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Beautiful makes. Love the striking colours on your first one.

Have fun at the NEC .. .. I will look forward to hearing all about it and what was just "too good to resist".

Love Jules xx

sandra said...

Beautiful cards!
Great colors!
But I must admit that I'm fan of your faerie cards!

Michelle VP said...

What gorgeous cards! Love what you did with the brayer on the last one. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday this week. :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes!!


Patti J said...

Your cards are all gorgeous, Brenda! My goodness, you have been busy! Thanks for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday! Hope to see you back next week!

sue said...

great card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

lisa said...

Lucky you Brenda going to the NEC. I hope you have a wonderful time and buy lots of lovely new goodies. What a very generous hubby you have offering to drive like that!!
All 3 cards are beautiful. I love the colours on the 3 kings and the trees are just lovely. I have seen so many cards using this technique with the masked shapes but with the image on the outside, it looks lovely being stamped on the inside!!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Claire Phillips said...

Great cards Brenda. I had a fab day at the SECC on Sunday - sure you will have a ball at the NEC....try not to break the bank!lol Cheers Claire x

Lynne K said...

Fabulous cards, all of them, Brenda, but I like the blue/purple ones especially of course, just my colours. You're so creative, wish I had your skills with the brayer.

I daren't go anywhere near the NEC, I'd end up bankrupt! Hope you've found lots of lovely new stash, & can't wait to see what you do with it!! xx

Jodi said...

Beautiful fairy card! Those colors are a wonderful combo! Thanks for joining us at FBW!
Jodi =)

Carolina said...

Pretty fairy card.Thank you for joining the Alphabet challenge.

Lynda said...

They are all beautiful - have a great time at the NEC - wish I was going!!! Spend spend spend lol.

Love Lynda xxx

PatR said...

Love these cards Brenda. Hope you had a good time at the NEC and got loads of goodies. I went today and although I said I didn't think I wanted anything I came back with a heavy bag and lightweight purse. xx

Anonymous said...

Hiya Brenda,Lovin all three cards...Have a great bonfire night ,keep safe xx jo xx

Nancy said...

Gorgeous creations!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

Tracey said...

Beautiful cards, all 3 are beautiful but I love fairies so the last one is my fav :)


Nicola said...

Wow what a great selection of cards loving them all. Have fun and don't spend too much. Nicola xx

Karina said...

Hi Brenda, it's a lovely boy card you made. Like the colours you used. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our boys/men challenge!
Hugs, Karina

Kym Weber said...

Wow, all your creations are stunning and breathtaking! Absolutely love the color choice on the Christmas card! Gorgeous! Love all the detailing! Spectacular work! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge.


Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful christmas cards !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

liza said...

OH Brenda,I love them all,they are amazing but have to say the 1st one that you have used the post-it notes to mask is my favourite and a technique i MUST try as i love the effect on your creations,so if theres any tips and tricks they would be much appreciated my email is on my blog,thankyou so much for joining us this week with your amazing creations at Oldie But A Goodie
cant wait to see what you come up with on our next challenge
love n hugs