Thursday, 6 January 2011

New Year, New Home, New C&C programme

Hows everyone today then ?

The weather is turning decidedly cold here again and we are still getting frosts every night, so winter looks set in for a bit longer yet.........I just don't do cold and can't wait for Spring.......if for no other reason so it's a bit lighter and brighter and I can get some decent photos of my work.

I have a few shares today and need to remind you that there are still a few more days to join in the Stampalot Blog Hop, lots of fabby prizes on offer and some fabulous DT work on your way round. Also don't forget the new Stamp Addicts show on Create and Craft at 2pm tomorrow........another of my sample cards further down.

My first share is a New Home card I made for one of our sons and his partner who have just moved......literally two days before Christmas, nothing like a rush and tear....blame the solicitors who always push things to the last possible date. Although the colours might not be what I would choose personally, they are colours I know they like which is the most important part.

The sentiment is computer generated and set into a frame cut with Nesties and stamped with Hero Arts F5042 Leaf Flourish using TH stormy sky. The DP is Crate Paper which was beautifully glittered in one corner, so I cut it to make the most of the pattern and get it into the bottom left corner of the card. The two flowers were made using a Cuttlebug quilling set and after I assembled the flowers, dipped them in clear UTEE making them glass like. If you look closely you will see the cream ribbon is crinkled up......this was intentional.......I gave it a few blasts with the heat gun to create the effect. This card is for the following challenges:

Try it on Tuesdays - A new beginning
Simon Says - New beginnings
Creative Cottage - Something New

My second card card used one of my favourite stamps from Crafts and Me - Eternity . I created an oval by masking and sponging with TH stormy sky, sage and marigold, then stamped the image with verafine and embossed with detail clear. I coloured the image with the same inks and Copics for the hair and skin. The DP is American Crafts, swirls cut from grunge paper using a TH die and the flowers coloured with Copics to match. The sentiment is an unmounted all know that means I don't have the foggiest who made it. This is for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Paper tearing
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open (they also have a Blog Hop this week)
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes

My final share is another of the cards I made for Friday's new Stamp Addicts C&C show using the Da Vinci sheet from JudiKins. I stamped with versafine majestic blue and embossed with detail clear, punched a border with Martha Steward cornice punch from Magnolia DP and cut a couple of the keys out and tied with cord. This card is for the following challenge:

Bee Crafty - What's New (the stamps)
Moving Along with the Times - Ring our the old ring in the new ( new stamps)


Sussie said...

Beautiful cards!

Hazeyj said...

Brenda, you blow me away with your beautiful cards - each one different but each lovely. I particularly love the 'glass' flowers, they look divine and you know that I'll have to have a go despite there being glue involved! Well, at least I 'stick' to it, lol! Hugs from the cold North West, Hazel x

craftymum said...

Super cards Brenda. The first one is my favourite. Love how you made those flowers.I have 2 of the quilling dies. I have only used them on 1 card so far. I must do some more
Hugs Sarah x

Frea said...

Wow Branda, you have been busy and such lovely cards too!! Greetz, Frea

Tertia said...

I love the colours on the first card. The sponging you did on the second one is amazing.

Lisa said...

Wow Brenda these are beautiful! My fav is the new home card. I love the papers and beautiful design.

Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

gorgeous Brenda - all of them.. i love the one with the little keys
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT,and BTC&G
Lisa ;)

Tabitha said...

Love what you did with the card for your son. Those flower are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

All such beautiful cards. I especially like your first card and those flowers are amazing !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Juls said...

so much creative wonderfulness!!!! Love your first card, your flowers are just amazing!!! I love the gorgeous magical feel of the 2nd one....each card is fabulous in its own right!!! Hugs Juls

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are wonderful Brenda. I always love seeing your cards with all the interesting detail to them. They never fail to inspire me.
Hugs, Clare x

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful Brenda!

Love the colour combo on the first, that flowers are cool!

The fairy is stunning!

and love the davinci set, really unique!

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Brenda! Such lovely cards you've made to share--love them all!

Sorry it's still so cold there...spring will come!

Wishing you a beautiful day & a very Happy New Year, my friend!


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful pieces of art. I love the flowers on your Easel card.

Jacee said...

Oh my Brenda, you never cease to amaze me with your lovely designs and these are certainly no exception, wonderful work.
Hugs Jacee

Beryl said...

Three fabulous cards Brenda. I love the frame you have created on the first one and the scene set in the oval on the second is beautiful.
I think you have another post tiday which is showing 'page not found' when I click on it. Don't know if it's just me.
Beryl xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda three really stunning cards I love them all and I love the way youve done your flowers, mind you when I tried to triple emboss mine they got rather glogged up. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

chris said...

Hi Brenda, such stunning cards again as always.
Its flipping freezing here too. hugs chris xx

pinky said...

Stunning cards Brenda, you never fail to amaze me with your talents. Those flowers are so gorgeous, even the little leaves underneath:)

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, these are lovely cards. I especially like the New Home card for your son and his partner it's so pretty, I'm sure they loved it! It's turned colder here too but at least we have the spring to look forward to!. Take care, Linda x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Brenda what a beautiful selection of creations, I so love the first one the colours and flowers look wonderful the second is gorgeous and love the style of the third excellent work as always.
Lorraine x

Teresa said...

Hi Brenda,
You've been so busy and such beautiful cards. I especially love the flowers you made and the Da Vinci card is stunning.

Rebekah said...

What wonderful work thanks for sharing at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

Tracy said...

Hi brenda,
Your creation using Eternity stamp is totally gorgeous. I love the technique you used with the oval shape and inking, it's fabulous.

I think you've made some really great creations with the new Stamp Addict stamps as I don't think I would be able to come up with anything.

Your sons new home card is gorgeous, loving the paper.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

xGemmax said...

Wow what a stunning selection of cards you have made sweetie....i also wanted to let you know i have something on my blog for you :o)
hugs and xxx

Cheryl said...

wow what an amazing post hun each one pure eye candy and those folowers are just amazing,hugs cheryl xxx

Merry said...

That sure would have been hectic for your son and his partner with a move so close to Christmas. Wonderful the tear on the second card to reveal the greeting.

Danni said...

These are all such wonderful cards! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous cards, I adore everything about the new home card, hope they are happy there. The flowers on the card look like glass, wonderful effect.
cold with snow here, just walked the dogs. janex

Pami said...

Goodness you have been busy! I really love all of these cards, I like the one with the keys as its quite elegant. Thank you so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

PatR said...

Gorgeous cards as always Brenda. I really love the New Home card and it's perfect for the TIOT challenge. Like you I'm not liking the cold weather. We've has snow this morning but according to it we should see the back of it before the day is out, YES!!
Keep nice and warm.
Hugs, Pat xx

Nancy said...

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

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Brenda, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year...
What a gorgeous card you made for your Son and Daughter in law, I bet that loved it!!!
Hope they are all settled in now
Love the second card so much, the way you added the sentiment is so clever

Wonderful work as ever

Keep warm

tiggertastic said...

I really like the warm colours you use in your makes, they have a rustic edge to them, lovely layouts too.

a pleasure to stop by this evening

wishing you good luck in the challanges and an enjoyable weekend

sarah x

Scrappymax said...

Happy New Year Brenda, all super cards as usual I know that your Son & partner would have loved it. Have to make sure to watch the new show.
Max x

Jennie Reedy - Stampin Up Demonstrator said...

very nice work, love your cards. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday

Linapyssel said...

Brenda you are a crardmaking machine...don´t know how you do it, but you do it soooo well! I love the stickypost card so myck and the easelcard and and...I LOVE THEM ALL!! You are so talanted my friend!!

I allso would like to sena a big thanks for your lovelly warming words..It´s big for me to hear I´can be an inspiration! You made my day Brenda!!
Wish you a great weekend
Hugs Lina

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

I like all three that you have made. Thanks for joining us on TIOT's. Emma xx

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful cards as always Brenda. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Anna said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you did your sentiment on the fairy card. Coloring is fantastic too! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wed!

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

Bev @ Bee Crafty said...

OMG those are stunning, those are fantastic, I love the glossy blooms and the Da vinci is amazing I love them all

Thanks for taking part in the Bee Crafty Tuesday Challenge

Bev x

Vicky said...

WOW.....all 3 cards are amazing. I love the one you have for Crafts & Me I love the image you've used I can never seem to catch it in stock lol. Yours is gorgeous.

Thankyou for joining us girlies at Crafts & Me & hope you will again, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx