Saturday, 12 September 2020

Happy 11th Birthday Allsorts Challenge


Morning Peeps, it's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Allsorts where this week Lynn is hosting our belated Birthday celebrations. 

This should have taken place way back in May but we felt it wasn't the right time with the World trying to come to terms with a Pandemic. We have a wonderful prize of a set of 96 Arteza brush pens, plus a couple more prizes as well. There are also prizes to be won in the individual DT's blogs, so do make sure you pop round and visit the team.......my giveaway is further down and I will announce the winner next Saturday from those who follow my blog and have left a comment on this post.

Our theme is 'I Love................' and what we would like to see are creations displaying what you love to do in your crafting, be it design and style, type of image, colours, there are endless options. My "I Love............" comes in the form of Inks, Flowers, Bold Colours and a bit of Grunge, all of which are encompassed into both of my creations.

The top card has an Oxide and Acrylic paint background along with some stencilling, the Penny Black blooms stamped onto an inked piece of card, cut out and placed onto the base and the stems drawn in with a black Distress Marker. The sentiment is also PB stamped onto black card and embossed with details white EP. The black spots are one of the worker stamps from CB Make your Mark and the numbers Small Graph Paper, I have used these sets so many times since their release earlier this year


One if our sponsors is Pinksy Doodles a new venture by Clair who used to be one of our DT's. She kindly sent the DT some of her papers to use so my second creation which is also one of my samples from Thursday's Chocolate Baroque One Day Special on Hochanda encompasses two sheets paper pieced onto one of the new Blueprint stamps. A lightly brayered background to one side of the card and some script using a stencil and texture paste. After stamping I added the flowers and leaves cut from the papers, coloured the stems and a bit of shading to the brickwork. The silhouette sentiment is from the same set and each of the four new sets has one to match the flower. The 'No 4' is a worker stamp from one of the new Blueprint sets but I confess I am not sure which one......I do keep my stamps on sheets in sets well catalogued but afraid some of the tiny ones do tend to get mixed up..........you can but imagine the problem I have with Butterflies and sentiments!

My giveaway for the winner selected by Random Org., from the comments left on my blog will receive this Altenew stamp set.

I do hope you are going to join in our celebration challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your "I Love's".
 
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46 comments:

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Happy Birthday Allsorts .What fabulous cards ,you always do florals so well Brenda , giving them a modern twist . Hope your feeling ok , I'm super achy this morning, did to much yesterday .
Jane x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Allsorts. Two fabulous cards Brenda and I have to say that I love the latest collection of CB stamps. Love your backgrounds too. Take care and I hope have a lovely weekend x

Marianne said...

A Happy Belated Birthday to Allsorts. Love your fabulous makes, Brenda. They do have your name written all over it. I think it's high time for me to finally break in my gel press and dig up my brayers to create some inky backgrounds.
Have a good weekend!
Marianne x

PinksyDoodles said...

Beautiful cards as always Brenda, I especially love the background of the top card. I feel the need to get out some inks and paints!
Thank you for using my papers, they look so good paper pieced with the Chocolate Baroque flowers. I enjoyed watching their one day special this week.
Thank you for having me as a sponsor for the challenge and Happy 11th Birthday to the Allsorts Challenge.
Best wishes,
Clare

Linby said...

Two very beautiful cards. I love the contemporary feel to the first one and the gorgeous colours. The paper piecing on the second one is so good, just love the effect you've achieved.
L x

Glennis F said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, I love the paper piecing, it is so effective.
Happy birthday to Allsorts too

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. Hope you are doing well. SEnding hugs.x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning as always B, you are an inspiring lady.xx

Marja Sch said...

Happy belated birthday. These cards are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration. Greetings Matja

veronica said...

Love the Penny Black poppies - actually I love most Penny Black flower stamps! I share your pain over small worker stamps, despite trying hard to keep sets together I have 2 boxes full of odd stamps that may one day be reunited with their sets.....
The new blueprint stamps from Chocolate Baroque are really great to work with
xxxx

Margreet said...

Happy belated Birthday to Allsorts.
Stunning creations!
xxx Margreet

Sidelle Menon said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, love them! My favorite is the second one, It's so striking and different than my style! Thanks for the lovely giveaway xx

Viv said...

Happy Birthday to Allsorts and a big well done for all your hard work B.
Fab stamp set which I would love to get me grubby mitts on and thanks for the chance!
PS-
I have a couple of 'I love'(s)but you already know what they are....
I love...... MR K
I love...... 3 points
I love...... RED
Ha ha!!! xx

Chandhini said...

Both the cards are wonderful, love the background.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Happy birthday Allsorts ch Brenda

gorgeous flowers cards.


I have put my card in the chocolate baroque thanks.

gr karin

Donna Ellis said...

I just love your poke-a-dotted echinacea, Brenda! The combination of manmade textures in the background and the darling dots of imagination make this a beautifully fun creation! hugs, de

Lynne said...

Fab cards as always Brenda and a very apt sentiment to go with your lovely orange flowers. Happy 11th Birthday too x

Stamps and Paper said...

Belated birthday greetings to Allsorts.....your floral cards are beautiful, beautiful colours and backgrounds...very inspiraltional cards Brenda

Anne

Mervi said...

Gorgeous both card, very striking.
Happy weekend, I'm feeling cold after rainy market day;-))m

Suzanne H said...

Happy Birthday Celebration! I just recently found your challenge blog and what a great time to join in! I love the colors on both of your cards and the explanation of your techniques. I'm sure I'll be an avid follower!

Denise Bryant said...

Happy Birthday to Allsorts! Beautiful cards with these pretty flowers! Love your backgrounds too!

Karenladd said...

What a lovely way to celebrate an Allsorts birthday. Your gorgeous floral cards are like a balm during these stressful times. It seems that 2020 is a year of problems to navigate and I am thankful for crafting time, which takes me away for a short time at least. Thank you for the chance to win a prize, and for sharing your cards.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Brenda! Congratulations to Allsorts on 11 years - so exciting! Your floral cards are both beautiful! I love how you made the backgrounds on each card, really adds a lot of interest! I hope you are doing okay health-wise and that you are having more good days than bad. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway; I would be thrilled to win! Wishing you a blessed day!

Kathleen said...

Two really fabulous creations Brenda, great images, backgrounds and designs and nearly forgot the super colours.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Happy birthday Allsorts-two fabulous cards and backgrounds Brenda -love the echinacea stamp
Carol x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ciao Brenda, Buon undicesimo compleanno ad Allsorts!!! :D
Cercherò di partecipare sicuramente, anche se sta per iniziare la scuola in mezzo a mille problemi.
Due spettacolari creazioni con i tuoi amati fiori, gli sfondi a stencil e i colori vivaci!!! Mi piacciono molto le tonalità che hai usato, delicate per gli sfondi e così vivide per i fiori! Il tocco di grunge che usi ultimamente aggiunge molto interesse e particolarità alle tue creazioni!
Un abbraccio

Wendy L said...

Both cards are lovely and I love the tiny paper piecing, xxxx

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Both wel designed and in lovely colours. A lovely effect paperpiecing the flowers on the second card, the flowers look great. Take care, Marlies x

hellerlittle said...

Hallo Miss B. ;o)
long time no see.... *sorry

your floral cards are always beautiful, amazing colors and backgrounds...
every time I love to see your creations and beautiful cards

Hope I can be part of the 11th birthday Party over at allsorts

CU hellerlittle

kiwimeskreations said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday.... love your fabulous florals Brenda, and the gorgeous, inky, grungy, steampunky backgrounds you give them.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A happy belated birthday celebration!
Gorgeous cards, I love bold colours too and these are superb.
Lorraine

Craftyfield said...

Lovely cards, Brenda I like a bit of grunge too.... and this Pink Doodles make is gorgeous! x

Zoechaos said...

Exciting times with your challenges Brenda. Love both these cards so vibrant and inspiring. Yes the stencil on my card is a Sweet Poppy one lovely isn't it? Have something to enter into Allsorts tomorrow! Stay well x

Mrs.B said...

Happy belated Birthday to Allsorts. Fabulous cards Brenda, love your florals against those inky backgrounds and the paper pieced CB flowers look fabulous.
Avril xx

mamawcindy said...

Happy belated Birthday to Allsorts! Awesome cards. Love the paper piecing. I Love flowers,Love the backgrounds. I am Super excited for the chance to win. Flower stamps are my favorite. Thanks for the chance. Happy Day to You!

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! I'm especially drawn to the second one--love the colors, flowers & background!

HilaryJane said...

How lovely to have a belated birthday celebration and you have produced 2 amazing cards. I love the background and the bold flowers on your first card and the gorgeous red spotty echinacea flowers on your second. Great prizes too. I have had a little break from blogger so am now trying to catch up xx

Debbie said...

Hi honey, 2 beautiful cards once again. A great idea for a challenge on Allsorts. Belated happy birthday to you all. So many lives within crafting etc... Can't beat getting inky and stamping. Hope you're keeping okay. Big hugs xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Both of your floral cards are amazing as usual. Happy Birthday to Allsorts and great cards for the occasion.

Tracy said...

I really love both these creations Brenda, the backgrounds are gorgeous and your spotty flowers are very eye catching and fab, I love them.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous cards!
hugs

Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, loving the inky backgrounds and how beautifully Clare's papers work for paper piecing the flowers!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful pair of cards for the birthday celebrations! I love the way you make your collage backgrounds and you clearly love colour too. The orange flowers on the first card are making my heart sing and the paper piecing on the second must have taken ages! Absolutely stunning cards. Vicky x

KandA said...

Wow, these are two beautiful cards Brenda. I love the gorgeous pop of orange against the lovely stencilled background on the first, and your paper piceing on the second is fabulous xx

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful creations! Love both of them~

Tina Z. said...

I always admire your design, so creative and your cards are stunning.
Thank you for the chance to win.