Saturday, 25 January 2020

Take Flight


Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts where our host is Tracy Mouse and her theme is 'Take Flight'. This weeks lucky winner will receive a store voucher and surprise gift from Swedish House Crafts.

Now I know our Tracy is very into her Lavinia stamps and was lucky enough to visit their shop earlier in the month, so of course I had to make something using some of their beautiful stamps. I started with an inky circle created with a Gelli Plate, then masked around the circle and stamped a mixture of Lavinia stamps to create my scene.


And with this theme there had to be some Butterflies, these are Penny Black ones cut out with the matching dies, a die cut frame and grasses stamped into the aperture with a stamp which is a huge red rubber one but I have absolutely no idea of the make.

And here are this weeks Chocolate Baroque shares from the Hochanda TV shows last month which focused on Steampunk, something I've always been a tad scared of but it's growing on me! All details of these makes are on my post which can be found here.


Have a good weekend everyone.


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43 comments:

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful, wonderful makes Brenda - I am in awe of your talent. Loving the steampunk cards :)
Blessings
Maxine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow the top one us a beauty and love the frame with butterflies

Mervi said...

Gorgeous Cards, my fave is the first. Have a lovely weekend 💌

scrAPpamondo said...

Che magnifiche ispirazioni Brenda!! Come puoi immaginare la tua prima card è la mia preferita, sono una fan dei timbri Lavinia e delle tue card sceniche! :D Favolosi colori e la scena che hai costruito è deliziosa!! Ho anche io un gelly plate rotondo, comprato a settembre e ancora inutilizzato... Come vorrei avere tempo per giocarci un po'!!!
La seconda card è elegantissima e delicata, mi piacciono le cornici e la dimensione che hai dato con le farfalle e le perle rosse!!
Ho ammirato i tuoi lavori per CB sul loro blog e sono innamorata del tuo trittico e della card con il gallo rosa... lo steampunk non è il mio stile preferito, ma tu riesci a dare dolcezza e delicatezza a qualsiasi timbro!!! :D Il tuo talento mi impressiona sempre!
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana, qui ha piovuto e ha fatto freddo, ma oggi c'è un bel sole.
Abbracci!

Ilonka said...

Whow such a wonderfull card. I love it.
Hugs Ilonka

Babs said...

all so beautiful brenda fab stamping colours and designs,my favourite is the second one with all the beautiful grasses and soft colours, looks so pretty in that beautiful frame..
Have a lovely weekend
Babs x

Linby said...

Just love the intense colours on the first one - perfect for the silhouette.
Your second card is just inspirational, I must remember to do that for some of my trickier stamps! Lovely CB samples as always.

Lynne said...

Fabulous cards Brenda and I love your second one with the combination of those colours and the great frame x

Cath Wilson said...

Love those grasses, whoever designed them - they're perfect for that card. I also love your gelli print and the choice of dandelion seeds taking flight - excellent. You always make something wonderful with your Chocolate Baroque stamps - simply lovely, and all for different reasons. Love the Tryptich, but I also love the underwater scene and the corrugated card.

A wonderful feast of creativity, Brenda. Hope you're all feeling much better.
Cath x

Carole said...

Hi Brenda...lovely cards especially the first two and I do find the second one draws me to it. I like how you have framed that background stamp of grasses. the Chocolate Baroque stamps are also shown off to their best though I admit to not really being a steampunk kinda girl!..lol .Lavinia stamps always make for a beautiful scene...especially when you create it. Have a good weekend.xx

Wendy L said...

They are all very beautiful Brenda. Xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards Brenda but the first one really caught my eye


Anne

ALI said...

Stunning Brenda, love all the inkiness x

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, your cards are breathtaking with their lovely backgrounds. Each one feels like a special day with an early morning colorful haze, or a sunrise, or even magnificent twilight! I am partial to your butterfly card with the PB stamps, and of course, your round Lavinia scene truly is pure magic. BEAUTIFUL cards, Miss B! xx

Caty said...

How Gorgeous are your cards Brenda !! Really Wonderful all. The first one with Lavinia stamps is fantstic and magic. Love the grass and the butterflies of the second card, and the great colours of Your Chocolate Barroque ´s one. Great all !
I wish you a very nice weekend, and send big hugs,
Caty

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my goodness what a selection of stunning cards, every one of them is a woozer. All so beautifully designed and coloured, I love them all but, especially drawn to the second one, love the grasses and the butterflies, Kate x

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, I especially love the butterflies and grasses one it is divine. Enjoy the weekend.

Pat xx

Ellibelle said...

These are all so beautifully done! I especially love your Lavinia creation! I really need to put my gelli plate to use one of these days!!

Tracy said...

Thank you so much Brenda for making such wonderful creations for my theme, your Lavinia card is absolutely beautiful, and I really love your Penny Black Butterfly card, it's so pretty. Great Choc Baroque cards too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Craftyfield said...

Great makes Brenda! I love the first 2 the most, what with being scenes, and oh the second... love the stamp, so detailed, the way you've inked it and the frame too! Perfect... xx

Fikreta said...

as always I love your gorgeous cards.
My facorite one is 1st one.
hugs

Sarah said...

Lovely cards Brenda, i really like the summer meadow and the cockerel made me smile!! xx

Liz said...

Amazing cards, Brenda, a stunning collection. I especially love the first one - just beautiful. xx

Lorraine said...

These are all gorgeous, but I particularly love the top 2. You do make the most beautiful scenes.
Lorraine x

Mia said...

Brenda, your creations are always GORGEOUS!!! You are a very talented lady. I LLLLLOVE all your cards. The Lavinia is awesome, the Penny Black really inspiring and the triple is amazing!!! Kisses, my friend.

Marlies said...

All beautiful cards Brenda. Especially the first and second one. Love them. Marlies x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love the first one, stunning. Have a wonderful week. x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, especially the Lavinia card. I do love fairies xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards Brenda and the second one is gorgeous
Gr Karin

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beautiful creations and I especially love your fairy card
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Alizabethy said...

How inventive - everything works so well together on your cards!

aussie aNNie said...

Loving your post B, and the Lavinia one takes me to another planet of fantasy and craft...lovely all of these. Keep well.xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, gorgeous combination of colours with the gelli plate and I do like how you've framed those grasses. Love the steampunk images on the CB shares, especially the underwater scene.
Avril xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wauw wat zijn je kaarten weer prachtig.
Ik zou niet weten te kiezen welke ik de mooiste vind.
Groetjes Gerrie

Jeni Mc said...

Love all your designs Brenda but the one with the grasses takes my breath aeay . I cn almost hear them fustling in the breeze . What a beautiful stamp . The frame makes the most of them too Jx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a fantastic collection of cards Brenda.

Sue xx

Fliss said...

Really beautiful cards Brenda and love steampunk myself so glad to see you taking the plunge into this style.
Have a lovely week.
Fliss xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous samples Brenda love the framed grasses and steampunk stamps.So sorry to hear about your hens and ducks can you not do something about the farmers dog killing them? We are down to two and both are currently unwell think they have the same thing will the other died of earlier in the year-they did advise to cull what was left but seemed a shame as they seemed well enough but now not so sure-we have said the same thing too---no more!!!
Carol x

susiestacey said...

Hi Brenda, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments. I have to say it was not easy coming back after such a long break but l am so glad l have and feeling motivated too.
My family are all well a few ups and downs but we just get on with it. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Gorgeous makes, absolutely love the Lavinia one, beautiful colours and stamping, such a gorgeous scene. I like the way you have framed the other one, it is so pretty.
x Susan x

pinky said...

Beautiful selection of cards Brenda. I am so going to try that framed look!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous set of cards again Brenda. I love steampunk and you have smashed it with these wonderful projects.
Lorraine

Greta said...

Always love seeing your cards, Brenda! The second one really grabs my attention--just love it! Hope you're seeing some progress with your health issues. Hugs, Greta

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a gallery of gorgeous cards Brenda! The gelli print on the first really gives your scene a sense of mystery and magic and the second is so inspiring with its beautiful framed grasses. Steampunk is not really my thing but you have made some amazing creations here using these unusual stamps! Vicky x