Sunday 5 December 2010

A peek at the decorating and Stamptacular DT news

Good morning peeps, hope everyone is having a good weekend and more importantly keeping warm if your weather is anything like ours.

We had a great day at Stampalot yesterday, I've still got the inky fingers to prove it despite repeated washing and showering. I saw lots of friendly faces both old and new and want to thank you all for making the effort to come despite the iffy weather.

Now some exctiting news, you all know I am a stamper first and foremost, so you can imagine my delight when I received a mail last weekend inviting me to join the Staptacular Sunday Design Team. I had a little think about it, something like 60 seconds and here I am with my first DT piece.

The theme this week is Blue…Blue…Christmas! So for this first week I opted to stay very much in my comfort zone which means Penny Black and distress inks. My main image is Penny Black 3768K Christmas Montage inked with Tim Holtz stormy sky and highlighted here and there with Aquamarkers and spritzed with water before stamping onto a piece of linen cardstock.

The music down the side is Hero Arts CG222 Music Background stamped with the same TH ink. A border punched with Martha Stewart cornice edging, some lace, cord, pearls, a flower and punched leaves to embellish.

And as promised........eventually, some picture of the decorating in the dining room, was waiting for the curtains to arrive from John Lewis, there's a problem with the pelmet as it's not been cut deep enough so they are coming our Wednesday to re-measure. But it looks OK for the time being and the room is usable.

I am really pleased with the furniture, I just love the sideboard and the table as it fits six chairs comfortably but extends to fit ten chairs which will be useful at Christmas and when the family descend.


Fleur said...

Congratulations on your new dt post B. It was lovely to see you all yesterday. Wish I'd got there earlier as the time just flew.
Gorgeous card.
Hugz fleur xXx

cheryl said...

oh hun so well deserved on your DT post,your card is just stuning hun you always make the most amazing cards always so full of wonderful detail,and fab designs,too and as for your living room is just brilliant hun really love that wallpaper,hugs cheryl xxxx

Juls said...

congrats on the DT position!!! so well deserved!!! Love all your detail, the script, the swirls andd your gorgeous sparkly twine...such a stunning creation!!! and your dining room looks just fab!! Hugs Juls

Debbie Johns said...

Congratulations on your new dt post - you deserve it. Love your card. Dining room looks great too...

Helen said...

Well done on the DT post - you like to keep busy!! Love the dining room, it looks amazing. You will have some happy meals in there!

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, love your card!! Beautiful stamping!! Greetz, Frea

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulation on your new DT post! Beautiful card.

PinksyDoodles said...

Hello Brenda,
Fabulous card and brilliant news!
Your dining room is looking beautiful!
Hugs, Clare x

Jacee said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card, I love it.

Your dining room looks fabby Brenda and congrats on the DT post.
Hugs Jacee

sandra said...

Congrats Brenda on your new DT-post!
You made great card!
I love how you use flowers on it,and those music notes on background are just perfect detail!
And your dining room looks amazing!

Kat said...

Congrats on your new DT post Brenda. Love this card it is just stunning. I'm loving blue Christmas cards this year. Your dining room looks gorgeous too. Love that rich red.

Sounds like you had a great time at Sir Stampalot. I would love to see their shop. On the bright side my postie managed to get in here yesterday and there was a little parcel from Sir Stampalot so I have new goodies to play with. Well if I had time!

Take care,

Kat xx

Tracy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, You so deserve it, you will be such an asset to the team.

Your first creation is perfect, I adore that image and love how you've done it all in blues.

Your dining room looks gorgeous, love the colour.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

PatR said...

Congratulation Brenda on the DT position. Love you card and the dining room looks great.

Julie said...

Good for you Brenda,congratulations,they're lucky to have snapped you up! How are your eyes now? forgot to call by and ask after you posted you were having problems the other week,sorry,it's that time of year!
Love the new furniture. Have a great week,Julie.x

nnalorac said...

Congrats Brenda on your DT post. Your card is gorgeous, so stylish and love the colours. Carolxx

Louise said...

Congrats Brenda and a gorgeous card and I am also loving your wallpaper,I had a fab day on Saturday and a lovely meal with wonderful company you do make me smile.
Louise xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow your dinning room looks stunning I love your wallpaper and furniture, can I move in with you.
Your card is gorgeous to, love the colour scheme and design. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on the DT post, well done. Love your card and the decorating is fabulous, gorgeous colour. Tracy Evans x x

Shazza said...

oooh loving your room, congrats on the DT x

Lisa Jane said...

Congratulations Brenda - a well deserved place. Love the card
The decorating looks fabulous ans so glad you had a great day yesterday

pinky said...

Glad the day went well yestday Brenda, hope the eyes weren't too overworked!! Love your first card for your new Design team, congratulations on that one!! Love the decorating, wow just gorgeous wall paper, love that deep burgundy colour and the lovely furniture. Health to enjoy it.

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, it was good to see you yesterday complete with inky fingers (lol). Congratulations on your design team post. I love the card, very elegant and love the shades of blue you have used. Glad to hear you've got your decorating done - it looks great! Take care, Linda x

Sally H said...

Hi Brenda
It was great to see you yesterday. Thanks for the inspiration! after my third stop at the shop we did finally set off home! Love your card. Congratulations on the DT spot. House is looking great by the way x

Claire Phillips said...

Lovely card! That wallpaper is fabulous....Cheers Claire x

craftimamma said...

Your dining room looks fabulous Brenda. Love the colour scheme and the new furniture.

Once again, apologies for not having visited. I don't know how you do it because I just can't seem to keep up these days and it's not as if I'm doing loads of crafting either. Hardly any Christmas cards are made yet!!!

Congratulations on your new DT spot and this creation is just beautiful. Love the pretty blues and the collage image on the front.

We have had a tremendous amount of snow (lots more than Sally who's only a few miles away) and we have been confined to barracks since Tuesday because the cul-de-sac has been impassable. All the able bodied men (we have a lot of elderly neighbours) have been out trying to chop the ice out today in hopes that they can get to work tomorrow.

Take care and stay warm.

Lesley Xx

chris said...

good on ya gal, congratrulations.
love your card and it was so lovely to see all your cards yesterday in the flesh.
your dining room looks so great, but I spy not one piece of crafting on that table, I think you need to do something about that.
hope you meal was good hugs chris xx

Beryl said...

Conratulations on the DT position - I should think they've been blown way by this your first DT card them. It's absolutely gorgeous.A wonderful design and excellent stamping (as per usual).
Your newly decorated room looks very swish. Love that wallpaper.
Beryl xx

Lynda said...

Congrats on the DT post Brenda - your card is just beautiful. Love the new furniture too especially the sideboard and that wallpaper is fabulous!

Love Lynda xxx

Sue said...

Congrats on the DT post the dining room looks fab and the card is just beautifull luv Sue x

Nicola said...

Congrats on your new dt post. YOur card is lovely. Sorry couldn't join you yesterday but unfortunately had to attend schools christmas fayre. Hugs Nicola.

Lou said...

Hi!B,Congrats on your new DT post and a very lovely card.
What a gorgeous room, the furniture looks so nice too.
It was great to see you at Sirstamp,such a nice day and please thank Hubby for all my lovely cups of tea :)
take care,hugs Lou.xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, congrats on the DT position! Thats what 10 now? teehee!!! Love it!

and love your dinning room, so pretty!!!

MagsB said...

Congrats on the DT position! Your card is so elegant! And your dining room is gorgeous, love the curtains, such a lovely warm colour!

luv, Mags x

Sadilla said...

Hi Dear!
first of all congratulations for the new DT adventure, your cards are always so beautiful: you deserve that place! =)
Very nice also your dining room: it looks smart and cozy at tha same time! =)

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Brenda, love all the details. Brilliant job with the dining room that looks fab too.

Sarah said...

Fabby news Brenda! I love your blue card and your new furniture and decor looks gorgeous xxx

Mervi said...

Hi again, congrats!
Beautiful card.
Lovely dining room;-))m

eniutek said...

Super ,super, super!!!!!!!!!!

bernietom47 said...

Wow STUNNING card, I love it.
Your dining room looks fantastic.
Congrats on the DT post.
Blessings Bernie