Tuesday 14 December 2010

Fantasy all around

It's a very special day here in Fantasy world as when I logged on this morning I realised my followers had passed the 1,000 mark, so welcome to my new followers and a great big thank you to each and every one of you, old and new.

Now a quick heads up that we are having a Blog Hop at Stampalot Challenge on 1st January, a perfect start to the New Year and a bit of activity to dust off all those overindulgence cobwebs. As you would expect, we have some great prizes lined up and hope you will all join in the fun. Please grab the logo above to help us spread the word. And there is still plenty of time to enter this months challenge 'Travel the World'.

My first share at the top of this post is another one using Sweet Pea Fairy of the Night which I stamped onto a doily circle cut with a Magnolia die, then did some paper piecing for her dress and crystal ball and coloured her hair and skin with Copics. The DP is from stash and I cut the easel card on the Cricut welding the circles on the DS. I have no idea the make of the sentiments, they are some unmounted ones I came across the other day, still unused but minus the packaging. I added gems, flowers, stickles and glitter to embellish. This card is for the following challenges:

OSAAT - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Paper piecing
Paper Sundaes - Anything but square or rectangle
Bunny Zoe - Sparkle and Shine

And some quick and easy cards were the order of the day with these ones which are a couple from a collection I made using Penny Black 3880K Fantasy which I simply stamped with versafine back and embossed with detail clear. The back panels are embossed through the Cuttlebug, a Nestie label threaded with ribbon, mirri card mats and stickles to match. These cards are for the following challenges:

Incy Wincy - Non traditional Christmas
Cupcake - as above
Pollycraft - White Christmas
Crafty Pad - Embossing (I used both dry and heat)
Tip Top Tuesday - Christmas inspired


Teresa said...

Georgous cards Brenda, I just love the flowers you have added on the first card too!
merry christmas,
Teresa x

cowboydutrem said...

Love the Christmas cards! So simple and so elegant!
Congratulations on your 1,000 followers!

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful cards! I love the stunning fairy image and the PB fantasy image is just so elegant.

Congrats on reaching 1000 :o)

Lisa x

Nikbee said...

Congratulations on having 1000 followers. The first card is gorgeous. The image is beautiful and I love the flowers. The Christmas cards are so elegant.

Nikki x

Heidi said...

These are all lovely cards, such different styles but beautifully executed, have popped over to Sir Stampalot and become a follower, to keep up with their challenges and the forthcoming blog Hop, sounds exciting, just what I will need after the madness of christmas with four nippers. Hugs Heidix

Mervi said...

Congrats for 1004 followers!
Gorgeous and simply & stylish, both beautiful as always.

Thanks for the C'mas card,
lovely hun, hugs,-))m

Helen said...

congrats on exxceeding 1000 followers -brilliant!
I love these cards - that tree is so simple, but it looks stunning with your layering.

PinksyDoodles said...

Hello Brenda,

Many congratulations on gaining over 1000 followers!

Your cards are stunning!

The first one is very beautiful and feminine and the second two are gorgeous, especially as they use one of my favourite stamps!!

Hugs, Clare x

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Christmas Inspired challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Pat said...

Two beautiful elegant cards. Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Lynda said...

Wow Brenda love them all - the fantasy trees look stunning though!

Love Lynda xxx


Wow Brenda - I don't know how you manage to produce so many cards! Each time I visit there is more beautiful eye candy!! Love the round easel card - the image, the colouring, and the flowers on the base, are all absolutely fabulous. The PB tree is one of my all-time fave. stamps - yep, I love those cards as well!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx


Oooops!! PS: - Thank you for joining in the fun this week at OSAAT !!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Ellibelle said...

These are amazing Brenda! Love the fantasy card, gorgeous image, and fabulous circle easel card!
The second set of cards is just as gorgeous. Love the simplicity, makes them so elegant!

Crafting Queen said...

Love the cards, great work. Congrats on reaching your first 1000! Thanks for the comment on my page. Hugs Anesha

PatR said...

Firstly CONGRATULATIONS! Brenda on achieving 1000 followers.
Love your cards. The fairy is so pretty (I love fairies) and the Christmas cards are so stylish. Hope things are good with you. xx

Hearts Turned said...

What lovely cards, Brenda...as always! Thank-you so much for your visit this morning, and for your kind and understanding words.

I hope you're doing well and that you have a most wonderful day, my friend!


Sadilla said...

Great card dear!! The round easel card is very nice, bute the tree one is gorgeous!!! so smart...

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Unknown said...

Love this card and the way you coloured her (and paper piecing right?). I have just bought this stamp myself but am too busy with Christmas card to ink her up yet. Greetz, Frea

Jacee said...

Ooh Brenda, adorable cards the second ones are fabulous!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, how are your eyes? hope they are begining to settle down. Congratulations on achieving 1000 followers well done, your works is certainly worth following.
Your two cards are stunning the paper piecing is beautiful as are your two other cards, simples but fabulous.
Will pop your blog hop link on my blog for you. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Fiona said...

wow Brenda...this is gorgeous...beautiful image too. thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Sally H said...

Wow, Brenda! What stunning cards! Love them all

craftymum said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the clean and simple look of the tree cards.
Thank for your help about the mini Magnolias. I might look at Magnolia themselves. I'm just not too keen on the shipping prices though. Aren't I a skinflint!!!!
hugs Sarah X

Tracy said...

I love your penny black trees, they are fabulous designs and so gorgeous.
Fab Sweet Pea creation too, I have a sheet of that paper, it's beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kat said...

Hi Brenda, sorry not to have been around recently. I've just had a quick browse at the gorgeous cards I've missed already. The fairy one here is beautiful and the tree ones are so elegant. I'm trying to make quick cards just now but stopped to try and do some DT work and have a quick browse on my favourite blogs. I couldn't believe it when I saw the tree cards - I've got a very similar Hobby Art stamp on my table waiting to be used and I have the PB one in my Christmas stamp drawer!

Take care,


BTW I've got some pics of my pups that I need to upload. My daughter's been asking me to email some to her.

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, lovely easel card, I love the different shapes you use in your cards. The quick and easy Christmas cards are very elegant and lovely colours! Take care - Linda x

chris said...

Gorgeous easel card and ROUND too!!! I remember a conversation about you not doing roud very often this is a STUNNER. nice to chat earlier. hugs chris xx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

These are so LOVELY! Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT!
Fuzzy Slippers Designs

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Brenda. The circle easel creation is just out of this world. So much detail to feast one's eyes on. Just loving it. Also loving the elegant Xmas creations. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful festive season and may 2011 be filled with loads of happiness and successes.

pinky said...

You definitely are the fairy queen Brenda, I love that card. The little tree cards are so pretty, that is definitely a stamp I want to get:) Hope your eyes are keep well, and you too of course lol

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, fab work with the easel card.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creations! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back next Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Thanks for your kind words , nothing compared to what you have been through, not nice to be poorly.
love all your latest makes.

Hazeyj said...

Brenda, many congrats on the 1K followers and more!! Hope your eyes are steadily getting better - your fairy card is a beauty and the trees are haunting! Hate to ask tho' - what is a blog hop and how does it work? I'll have a go if I can! Hugs, Hazel x

BrossArtAddiction said...

I love love your fairy card, so beautiful!! :D

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous! I love the ribbon runners!
Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Nicola said...

Great easel card and also love that tree stamp that you have used on the other cards. Have a great Christmas. Hugs Nicola xx

Linda . J said...

What gorgeous card and in such beautiful colours.Congrats on reach over 1000 followers.
Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy.
Hugs Linda

Mel X said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, really stunning.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

Mel X

Joey said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, that tree is so elegant! thanks for joining us at pollycraft, wishing you a lovely christmas
Joey x

Juls said...

love love love your cards...the first one is just so beautiful and magical!!! gorgeous! Hugs Juls

Gloria Stengel said...

Beautiful creations! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes.

Jolanda said...

your cards are absolutley gorgeous - especially the round easel :)

bernietom47 said...

Love these Christmas cards!!!!! They are simple but ever so elegant.
Blessings Bernie

Deb said...

Super lovely cards, your easel is fabulous and I love the flowers, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT, wishes for a Happy Holiday Season

Carol Ann said...

Wow beautiful cards the first one is adorable I just love that pink and green combo. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this time.
Carol Ann xx

Agnieszka M said...

Brenda your card is amazing!! i love your design!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time and good luck.

Milliesmarvels said...

Gorgeous cards, love the splash of bright colour. Thanks so much for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!