Morning Peeps another new challenge at Allsorts where I am your host and my chosen theme is 'Anything Goes with the option of Autumn'. We have two prizes this week, the lovely Lavinia Spotty Toadstools and a Tim Holtz pennant die.
Can I also give a plug for a pretty new challenge called River of Creativity, aimed at all type of craft, not just card making. We are trying hard to get the challenge established which was started by Zoe and we would love to see you there. Our theme this month is Wildlife and the challenge is aimed at all types of craft, so how about scrapbook layouts using wildlife photos or maybe a decorated gift bag incorporating animals, stitched or knitted items with animal prints, so many possibilities. My Allsorts piece this week fits into the theme rather well although it wasn't planned that way.
I bought several stamps from the most recent Lavinia release and have been playing with them in-between creating TV samples, Bumble Lodge is most definitely a firm favourite already and here I have coupled it up with one the the Hares, Toadstools and lots of worker stamps. I also stamped a matching envie. My daughter came in as I was adding the finishing touches and said she thought Lavinia made Fairy stamps, when I answered they did she asked where were whey then......in the Fairy house of course!
Going off piste from crafting I was trying to explain to a friend the other day my current nail design so a photo seemed easiest, the idea wasn't Halloween but I guess they do have a hint of that. I am fortunate to have long strong nails and have them done every couple of weeks (apart from a year plus interval during COVID) yesterday was my nail day so this is the new design.
And a sneak peek of what I have on my post tomorrow over at the Chocolate Baroque blog here using Chrysanthemum Blueprint although not really a sneak peek as it was on The Craft Store earlier this month.
Happy weekend all and I hope you will find time to join in both of the challenges.
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Fantastic Bumble Lodge autumnal card.
Also love the “sneaky peek “ too - very pretty.
Wow - your nails are amazing. Could never put my flimsy split and uncared-for ones on display!!!
Hugs, Sarn xxx
Both are stunning, I just love your design.
And your nails, wow...
gorgeous card, great nails and beautiful tag Brenda
Stunning autumn card as always .. your background is amazing and something to aspire to ! Love you tag as well .. pretty but elegant vintage look. And as for those nails .. wow! Stunning. Let’s just say I would never post a pic of mine as they are cut completely short and never polished .. and in COVID world I’d be far too nervous to go to a nail salon. Have a great weekend x
I love the stunning scene that you've created Brenda, but then you know how much I love Lavinia stamps. I love your nails too, such a long time since I've worn nail varnish. In those days my long nails were my own not like the acrylic ones that most people have these days. You are lucky to be able to grow yours long, mine break so easily these days.
Oh my word Brenda these two cards are awesome I love the scene you have created on the first one I recently bought one of these huts it is something like I would love to live in, although I am not a fairy, lol, the rabbit and other stamps bring this to life and it looks so magical, the flower tag is absolutely gorgeous the colours and image are superb, talking of superb your nails are fantastic, my mums nails grow like yours I have to keep them cut really short though as she is unable to look after them, normally I follow my mum in body shape, thick hair but not where nails are concerned mine keep breaking so I have to keep them really short, before I had my son I did have wonderfully long nails but when he was born I think he took all my goodness, lol, well that's my excuse, lol.
Super card Brenda..love the lavinia one...always love lavinia and you showcase them well, and I love that Chrysanthemum and the colours you have used. As for your nails...wow! mine are forever breaking so I don't bother with them...yours are gorgeous!
Beautiful Lavinia scene card but love the fabulous tag and Chrysanthemum Blueprint stamp.Love your nails mine are very weak break easily.If I comment on someones card that is suitable I have been suggesting your challenge to them we can't let another one close,Cute card Thursday are closing after this months challenge too.
A gorgeous Lavinia card- fabulous colours and i love the new stamps, the little fairy house is enchanting. The tag is beautiful, lovely colour combo and again some fabulous stamps.
Your nails look amazing!
Gorgeous card have only just discovered your blog so I have become a stalker (ahem) follower lol. Alison x
Beautiful, stamped designs on both your card and tag Brenda. Fairies and all things magical are my favourite so if I had to chose it would be the Bumble Lodge card.
Just delightful! LOve the colours Brenda and you've made the sweetest of a scene with all your stamps.
I went and bought one of the smaller houses too lol.
ps LOve your nails!!
Lovely autumnal card, a really pretty scene. Your tag is gorgeous in the pinks and greys. Fab nails too!
Fabulous bumble cottage card Brenda...that stamp on my wish list....gorgeous Autumnal colour ..love the nail designs
Bumble lodge card is fabulous Brenda with lots of lovely autumnal colours and your sneak peek is so pretty! I wish my nails were strong - top ones are definitely halloween but I am more of a traditionalist and prefer the bottom ones, a gorgeous colour x
Fabulous Lavinia card, super sweet and a lovely tag;-))m
Beautiful wildlife card and love the pretty one below. I haven’t entered challenges for a few years now. I find it too time consuming, linking and checking each week. Hope the new one takes off though as I know many people so like them.
It's such a beautiful card Brenda, the fairy house is fabulous! And I really need to get some of Lavinia's animals! I do have one cat stamp from them but really loving the hares, hedgehogs and some others I've seen!
The CB tag is really gorgeous too! Love the pink and gray color combo!
Oh, and beautiful nails.
WOW!! for those nails Brenda, that are fabulous.
Gorgeous cards, I love the Lavinia card, the colours and images are wonderful, but really all your cards are wonderful, Kate x
Gorgeous card!so lovely tag!
love your nails!
You hace created a wonderul scene with the lavinia stamps Brenda. Beautiful made. The tag is gorgeous too. Lovely colours. Your nails look great! Marlies
I cannot get enough Autumnal creations and your card is very beautiful. That Chrysanthemum is lovely. Fab nails. Vee xx
Utterly beautiful designs, you are so talented, and wow what fabulous nails! Xxx
I love the look of Bumble Lodge too and it's so popular it is out of stock at my favourite craft shop! I will get it eventually... And it makes for a fabulous card along with the lovely colours, hare and mushrooms. The CB tag is beautiful, great work on the fussy cutting!
Still adjusting to life without the kid... It's been made so much more difficult because of the 18 months when we were virtually together all of the time and no teenage strops to have about going out, drinking in pubs or driving (3 months to get a provisional license and no lessons available!). Still.. I may get the loan of a new craft room!
Your nails are lovely Brenda, mine are rubbish. All your makes are wonderful too, xxx
LOL of course the fairies are in the fairy house!! A lovely card Brenda and that is a very sweet rabbit. What incredible nail art!! xx
Wow your lavinia card is so super! Great depth and so totally autumn-combined!
I my self have long and strong nails to, nut not at the moment; I cut them when they are in the way... and with all the painting it is easier to have then short. And I never put anything on them; sitting still isn't one of my best skills :) Hugs, Gerrina
Amazing Lavinia scene, Brenda. I think I may just have to add Bumble Lodge to my wish list! Your sneak peek is so pretty. Love your nails too! xx
Lovely post as always and those nails, oooh whoo gorgeous. xx
Oh, those nails! How amazing and how luck you are to have such strong nails. I have never been able to cope with having my nails painted despite several attempts over the years. Love that pink and grey gist tag too xx
Love your Nails ! xoxo
Sono innamorata della tua card con i timbri di Lavinia!!!! Che spettacolare scena!! Uno sfondo meraviglioso, pieno di textures e dettagli bellissimi, una casetta delle fate davvero incantevole, colorata benissimo e quella dolcissima lepre!!! Colori luminosi e solari, vibranti e magici....! Un'opera d'arte!
Anche la tag nei toni del rosa acceso e del grigio che hai fatto per CB è davvero impressionante, così femminile e diversa!
Le tue unghie mi fanno invidia :D LOL. Le mie mani sono molto rovinate dai lavori nell'orto e in casa... e lo smalto è spesso screpolato, a volte non ho nemmeno il tempo di togliermelo... Devo pure dormire qualche volta! LOL :D. Perciò, anche se come te ho le unghie molto resistenti e abbastanza lunghe, di certo le mie spesso non fanno una bella figura!
Fun to see your nails, Brenda! Great projects, as always!
I love Bumble Lodge too, I love your creation it's so enchanting. Love your nails, I am unlucky in the fact no matter how much I spend or what I try, my nails break so easily.
Your CB tag is absolutely beautiful.
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