Saturday, 30 June 2018

Baby animals, Rudolph Days and Choclate Baroque

Morning Peeps, this weeks Allsorts theme is hosted by Helene and she would like to see 'Baby Animals'. We have a lovely Rare Earth stamp as our prize. I also have some shares from my post over at the Choclate Baroque DT blog yesterday and one for this month Rudolph Days........ right on the deadline!

It had to be dogs or horses for me so I decided on a foal as my baby animal, it's the time of year where several have been born recently in our area and the are adorable with their fluffy little tails.

There is a real mixture of stamps here, Crafty Individuals, Stamp Addicts, Sutter and Art Impressions. With the exception of the birds I stamped everything into place using a mixture of Archival ink and Distress pens, then built up the background using Distress Inks and Pan Pastels, adding colour to the horses and house using DI's again.

Myself and the team are looking forward to seeing lots of baby animals of all types this week.

My Rudolph Days card used Chocolate Baroque stamps, starting with a masked panel in the centre and then inking the stamps with Distress Markers and spritzing with water before stamping top and bottom on the mask. After removing the mask I stamped a sentiment in the blank panel.

Your will find all details of stamps and products used over at the DT blog here.

And I thought I would share these couple of photos of  Eliot and the medals he won this week. This was last evening on day five with two laps to go.

Lots of you know several of our children (and now our eldest granddaugter as well) are athletic and run marathons and ulta marathons all over the world and we are always so proud of their achievements. Well this week Eliot took part in a contest to run five marathons in five days, all took place in the evening when at least it was a little cooler................I know it sounds crazy, but he succeeded so well done to him, another achievement under his belt.

Just thinking about it exhausts me!! Have a happy and sunny weekend all.

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Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning selection of cards must be so proud of your family


Craftyfield said...

I recognised immediately the little house of your first card… what a lovely scene with the foals! Love the inking of the Rudolph's days card too. Well done to Eliot, it does sound exhausting as well as crazy!

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful cards great designs Brenda and congrats with the medals.

Gr Karin

Wendy L said...

Wow, well done Eliott, I couldn't even run upstairs 5 times!!!!

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the horse stamp one, so gorgeous and serene. xxx

Leanne Harris said...

Super creations here Brenda, love the foal card - as you say, had to be dogs or horses!!! Five marathons in five days - jeeez, I don't think I could run to the end of the garden!!!!! Enjoy the weather and your weekend, lots of love xxxx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Brenda, coming to your blog is such a joy - there is always such a visual feast of wonderful work, and today's is no exception!! Love your bee card in particular.
Five marathons in five days - like you i find it's exhausting just to think about it!!

Fikreta said...

those are so very pretty cards.
congrats to Eliot!
that is so great!
have a nice day

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Biggest congrats to Eliot!!! How many medals!! He surely enjoy marathon, five in five days is really stunning!!!
Love your scenic card for Allsorts inspiration, how peaceful it is!! And that one or Rudolph Days has a great classy design, love how you masked the stripe before stamping the beautiful pine cones!
I admired your CB cards on their DT site, they are all fabulous and loved especially the last one with the bubble square stamp for the background!
Hope that all is going well.
Buon fine settimana, spero che sia soleggiato anche in Uk!!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! Happy Rudolf day, with stunning stamping! Congratulations to Eliot - makes me tired thinking about it.

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful selection of cards Brenda, all so beautifully coloured and designed, Kate x x

ALI said...

Great selection Brenda, I love the xmas one.
That is a lot of

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your cards are all so wonderful especially the Rudolf one.
Great designs and scenes you have created on some of them.
Well done Elliott on his acheivement.
We have something in common also my Granddaughter runs marthons top.
She usually runs for the pilgrims hospice.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Sorry Brenda I forgot to say
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Tracy said...

A big well done to Eliot, amazing acheivement. Your horse and foal is gorgeous, love the scene you set for them. I love the Christmas card, brilliant design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kathleen said...

Oh dear, I don't often read other comments on anyones blog but as I was scrolling down it stopped on Wendy's and her comment on Elliot really made me laugh. Another fabulous collection of cards Brenda all different but all so stunning.
Certainly a huge achievement by Eliot, very well done indeed.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Another selection of superb cards. What an achievement for Elliot. Hugs Mrs A.

crafty-stamper said...

Congratulations to Eliot.Fabulous selection of cards love all your scenes you create with beautiful stamps-of course I love the Bee one and the background on your -let your dreams soar card
carol x

scrappymo! said...

Your Rudolph Days card is wonderful I like the way your stamped images are cut off by the masked panel, thereby leaving the sentiment at full attention.

The first card in this post is such a beauty. Of course I love it due to the horses featured, but also the scene itself is so lovely. That stone house image is amazing!

Saving my hands by just commenting on the first two but all are lovely.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

PS We leave tomorrow am for a full month in Britain! So excited. Will manage to see a couple of bloggers, but sadly DH is very reserved so it limits too many get togethers!

Joan said...

Lovely selection of cards Brenda, love the horse and goal one,like you I love foals with their long gangly legs, a very new one in a field near us.reading about the marathons made me feel tired! Well done to them though.

Joan x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a classy CAS Christmas card and thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Gerrina said...

Wow what a great serie of cards! Lovethe first scene, the cristmascard is so beautifully stamped, and the CB-ones look great! My favorite is the do them so well!
I get warm and tired by the idea of running one marathon; so I think it is very special to run 5 in 5 days! (and a bit crazy yeah...)
Hugs, Gerrina

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Oh Brenda, what greats cards...all very wonderful!
Hugs Carola

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards and what an achievement, the very thought makes me want to have a lie down Brenda x