Saturday, 31 December 2016

Chocolate Baroque and something new plus winners.

Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Mervi would like us to use our new crafty goodies for the theme of  'Something New'. Our sponsor is Tattered Lace.

This is one of my samples for Chocolate Baroque using the beautiful Rose Stem Script stamp and the lovely Van Gogh quote, the background is Brusho's, some stenciled harlequins using texture paste, the colour bleached out of the rose and then coloured in with the same Brusho's. These stamps will feature in Chocolate Baroque's first appearance on Hochanda TV on 4th January at 11am and 5pm so I do hope you can tune in.

And a little later than promised as Christmas seemed to go on far longer than I planned, here are the winners of my Christmas giveaway.
However: Although Random Org., came out with this number I am a little concerned as the link from that entry shows up an error when you click on it. So Gwen, could you please mail me with the correct link to your blog so I can update the linky and as it's a rather special prize, check the giveaway rules were followed and so other entrants can visit you. Should I not receive that info by the end of Monday 2nd January I will re-draw/allocate the prize and include details in my next post.

And in the spirit of Christmas I have drawn two more small prizes and the names out of the draw are:


Well done, please mail me with your full postal addy's so I can send your goodies.

And here are a couple of Chocolate Baroque shares, I am a little late with these as our Christmas family days went right through until yesterday and I have only now got back to my craft room.

Both use pre-made backgrounds using the shaving foam technique, I find a stock of them so useful for creating quickly stamped cards.

Please do pop over to the Design Team Blog here to see what the rest of the team have made and the stamps I used.

And one final Allsorts card, this one using a new paper pad and dies from the Mickey Mouse and Friends range by Create and Craft and Tattered Lace, it's one of the batch of cards I was asked to make for Corporate cards to send to retailers of the dies.

Happy New Year to you all.


kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Brenda what gorgeous cards - I have never thought to stamp directly onto a shaving cream background!!
May your new year bring you many joys

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda
A stunning collection of cards, I love the shaving foam backgrounds you have used. Congratulations to all the winners of your blog candy, a wonderful extra Christmas present.
Happy New Year to you and your family
Take care

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards all of them, - your backgrounds are always so amazing and I love the sentiment on the first, - so very true!!

Congrats to your winners and a very happy and hopefully healthy New Year to you!!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Happy New Year!

Wendy L said...

All so gorgeous Brenda. Sad I didn,t win the Tatt Lace die cutter machine LOL Well done all winners and enjoy.
Happy New Year to you and yours, xxxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards, beautiful backgrounds. My fave is the first rose one.
Thanks again;-))m

aussie aNNie said...

Great display as always Brenda, loving the different colours....xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another fabulous selection of cards

Paper Profusion said...

Wonderful array of cards Brenda. You are most generous with your prizes too, congrats to the winners. Wishing you and yours a very Happy, and much more healthy, New Year. Nicola x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda!
Happy New Year!
xxx Margreet

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Gorgeous creations, all of them, love all your details on your Mickey Mouse card, a fun creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marianne said...

Such cheerful csrds, Brenda. Looks like you are in the mood for spring. Over here, it's very much winter, with day temperatures of around 10 and a lot of rain, including thunderstorms. But then, we do need the rain, although I'm happy DH is always walking the dog. He needs to schedule another CT scan (for his lungs) in 3 months, so things are loking fairly promising for now...
Congrats to the lucky winners!
Marianne x

Shirley said...

Wow the first make is stunning Brenda - what a fitting end to 2016 showing us all these gorgeous cards.

Congrats to all the winners x x

Have a great weekend and a Happy New Year sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Merry said...

I have missed seeing your cards Brenda, glad I found time for a visit. These are all beautiful. Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2017

Stamps and Paper said...


Lovely seletion of Cards Brenda... congratulations to all the winners
And wishing you and your Family a very Happy New Year


Linby said...

Beautiful cards, love your backgrounds. That CB stamp set looks wonderful. Happy New Year L x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Beautiful card Brenda and well done to the winners x Happy New Year and look forward to the year ahead x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards using the CB stamps Brenda and a gorgeous Micky Mouse one too. Congrats to the lucky winners of your blog candy. Happy New Year to you and your family and all the best for 2017.

Sue xx

Fikreta said...

Beautiful cards as always.
thank you for all inspiration trough the past year.
I realy like all your cards.
congrats to winners! you are very kind.
Wish you happy, healthy and creative New Year ! ♥

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous collection of cards (love the backgrounds), as usual B. and know what you mean about Christmas going on longer than usual. A big congrats to Gwen, Sandra and Di, three very worthy winners.
Very kind of you B. to be so very generous.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Brenda,

I've just popped in to comment on your stunning card and I've had a lovely surprise to see my name mentioned as one of the winners in your blog candy draw. This was most unexpected and what a lovely end to my crafting year! I really love visiting your blog, as I'm sure you already know. Your artwork is right up my street and you are such a wonderful inspiration, thank you so much:) Back to business now ....... Gorgeous cards again and I'm totally in love with the first one. Stamps, colours and background are all just perfect! I also love the one with the tree. The background works really well and the flowers that you've covered it with look great. All that remains is for me to wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New year and I can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations in 2017.

Crafty Hugs, Sandra xx

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! And well done to the other winners - I'm a very happy bunny right now :)

Have emailed you.


Di xx

butterfly said...

Congratulations to all the winners - and my word what a gorgeous card to kick the post off. They're all lovely, but that one is outstandingly beautiful. Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
Alison x

Viv said...

Lovely cards B! Hoping for 3 more today but will settle for 1! xxx

Jane said...

What gorgeous card and I LOVE the Mickey Mouse one...stunning. Well done to all the lucky winners. Thanks for another wonderful year of blogging friendship Brenda, I really treasure it and so appreciate all your hard work and creativity in the crafting world. Happy New Year to you and yours, hugs xxx

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, some lovely colours and images. Congratulations to the winners. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year.

Pat xx

Sarn said...

Gorgeous cards . . . As always Brenda.

Congrats to all the winners.

Happy New Year to u xxx

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Valerija xx

scrappymo! said...

These are all so wonderful, Brenda! The first one calls out to me with that fabulous sentiment.

Your backgrounds are great. Brilliant idea to make them up ahead and have them ready!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, gorgeous cards Brenda. I wish you and your family a happy new year 2017!
Congratulations to the winners!
Hugs Carola

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners. Gorgeous cards and wishing you a happy new year.
Linda xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and gorgeous cards Brenda all the best wishes for 2017
Congratulations to the winners and thank you Brenda
Gr Karin

Robin said...

So many beautiful cards! I just love the colors and Mickey & Minnie are so adorable! Congrats to all the winners! Brenda you are an inspiration with you use of colors and designs...One day hopefully I will be that talented! Have a happy and joyous new year!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

All of your cards are gorgeous. Happy New Year, Wishing you all the best for 2017! Shirleyxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Congrats to the winners, so glad to see that Di has won! :)
I always love your flowers and backgrounds, and I'm impressed by your CB tree full of flowers on the back with shaving foam technique! Such a sweetness! It's my last pin of the year, I think! :D
Very beautiful also the first and the second one with flowers, and the sentiment by Van Gogh is just stunning! Fabulous both! The Miky Mouse card is really so fun and different by usual!!
I'm so glad to have had your friendship this year, and wish you a very special 2017 full of peace, joy, health, happiness and creativity!!
Big hugs and Happy New Year to you and family!

KandA said...

All wonderful cards Brenda especially love the colours on the first and congrats to the lucky winners.
Wishing you and all your family a very happy and healthy new year xx

crafty-stamper said...

congrats to the winners.
All beautiful cards and fabulous backgrounds and great stamps
Best wishes for the New Year
Carol x

Glennis F said...

Congrats to the lucky winners.
Lovely cards as always Brenda, I must check out your Pinterest too

Mrs A. said...

What a beautiful selection of cards which reminds me that those pesky elves left me a tray full of shaving foam to dispose of so thats tomorrow taken care of!! Hope you have a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the shaving cream background. I have never tried it. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Kathleen said...

Some really wonderful cards here Brenda, all totally stunning in their own way but the first one is my favourite, such lovely warm colours and great image on a stunning background.

Kath x

Greta said...

Always love seeing your work, Brenda! Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family & wishing you a great 2017!

hellerlittle said...

Dear Brenda
Stunning collection of cards, I love the shaving foam backgrounds you have used.
Congratulations to all the winners of your blog candy, a wonderful extra Christmas present.
Hope you,and your family,will have a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year
LG hellerlittle

Wynn said...

Big congrats to the lucky winners. What a wonderful way to start off the New Year. Beautiful work as usual xxxxx

ALI said...

Beautiful work Brenda, I really must give this technique ago.
Was Santa good to you?

Liz said...

Super cards, Brenda. I especially love the shaving foam backgrounds, just beautiful.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Enjoy your prizes. xx

Marjeta said...

What a gorgeous card especially one with rose. It fascinated me.
Congrat to all winners.


rachel said...

Amazing makes brenda. Very well done to the winners!!! Hugs rachel x

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful cards.

Congrats to the winners.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Fabulous cards!!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the fun Mickey Mouse card x Susan x

Gerrina said...

Your CB-cards look great on those backgrounds! And what an honour to make the examplecard for the retailers! Looks so good! Hugs, Gerrina

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Hugz

Donna Ellis said...

Your "love" cards are beautiful, B. I especially enjoy that love is conveyed in a number of ways, as is your art today - truly beautiful! xo