Sunday, 2 October 2022

There's a real feel of Autumn about

Morning Peeps, it's the first Sunday of the month which means the start of our new challenges at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations where our themes are would you believe, both following an Autumnal theme, well it is a beautiful season! Prizes are Highlight Crafts and AALL and Create goodies so every reason to join in.

My WLS creation at the top comes in the form of AALL and Create stamps to create an Autumnal Wreath. Sets used are PineconeSeasonsFoliage and Wire Birds. The wreath is stamped is various colours of Versafine Clair, the Pinecone stamped, cut out and coated with Glossy Accents, words stamped in the middle and the little birdie added.

My Stamping Sensations creation uses several stamps from Highlight Crafts Vintage Inc Botanical Bliss and Petals and Lace collections. An MDF plaque, acrylic paints and crackle glaze, then some script stamped and embossed with copper EP and sentiment cut into four from my Believe inspirational quote stamp set. And finally a little Birdie from AALL and Create Wire Birds. I am popping over the the Playground with this as I used snippets for the Birdie, sentiment strips and decoupaged Poppy blooms.

One more for WLS using AALL and Create Friendship Florals, I slightly re-arranged the flower to fit in my frame by cutting the top flower and adding it to the side....artistic licence! The flower was cut out and placed over a die cut window which I backed with a very pale green vellum to soften the background stamping and add to the window effect.

I also have a few shares that are a bit overdue using new Two Red Robin dies, most come from the new Hedgerows collection. I hope to have some shares using this weeks new release called Wherever the Wind Blows very soon, it includes the Horse which I have been hoping for so long that Stephanie will create. Don't forget the 10% discount for Highlight on my sidebar.

And a heads up that Stamp Addicts are having a mega in store sale for the whole of October ahead of their move to new premises, so lots of bargains to be had I am told.

Hope to see you all joining in this month.
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meg said...

A wonderful array of cards with so many beautiful stamps and diecut details,as always an inspirational post

kiwimeskreations said...

You have wowed me again with all these amazing cards Brenda - and artistic licence is always allowed. I think my favourite, by a whisker, is the first card with the wreath.

pinky said...

What a feast for the eyes today Brenda. Your cards are stunning as always and that very first one has the most exquisite colours. Love them all. Hugs

Grenouille Greetings said...

Goodness me, Brenda. You are prolific! I don't know how you manage to make so many beautiful creations so frequently. I struggle to make one card a week! Your Stamping Fantasies cards are delightful and I love your ecclesiastical framing for your prettily stamped flowers and then your card with the bold botanical and crackle glaze is, well, blissful! Love all the text! Finally, at the top of your page, I love this pretty wreath which is made perfect by the addition of the twiggy bits, berries, stamens and twine bow. And that little birdie! Superb! I hope it's ok that I snuck an entry into We love Stamping this morning. It would have been a shame not to! Big hugs, Lesley

Chris said...

Always so much inspiration to be had from your posts Brenda, such a beautiful selection of cards today xx

Carole said...

Beautiful creations Brenda..It's definitely poppy season. x

Pat said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Brenda, the first one with the wreath, pine cone and trimmings is so beautiful for Autumn.

Pat xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous selection of Autumn cards Brenda love the beautiful wreath and the die-cut window cards.
Carol x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Quante meraviglie!!! Ognuna di esse è davvero splendida!!! Come sai amo la Natura e tutte le tue creazioni di oggi mi fanno sognare e mi donano pace e serenità. Stupenda la ghirlanda con l'effetto 3D della pigna con le bacche e il fiocco di twine, e il piccolo uccellino! I papaveri sono deliziosi con quel rosa salmone e lo sfondo molto interessante!! La card con la finestra ha un design che mi piace davvero tanto con quell'arco gotico e le due diverse tonalità di verde per il fuori e il dentro. Bellissima la chiusura con il fiocco arancione!
Le scene campestri con i prodotti di Two Red Robin mi fanno davvero sognare di nuovi orizzonti, mi sembra di respirare aria pulita e mi regalano pace e gioia.Davvero meravigliose.
Sono contenta per le vittorie di Alex qui in Italia.
In Italia i prezzi di benzina ed elettricità sono già alle stelle. Molte attività (fabbriche, artigiani, ristoranti, alberghi ecc) stanno chiudendo perchè non riescono a pagare le bollette della luce. Qualcuno sta ricevendo bollette per diverse migliaia di euro!!! E come conseguenza moltissime persone si troveranno presto senza lavoro. Ci dicono che avremo razionamenti dell'elettricità direttamente dai nostri contatori e si prevedono blackout.
Sarà vietato superare la temperatura di 19° dei riscaldamenti... I prezzi dei generi alimentari stanno lievitando e molte persone sono ridotte alla fame. Stanno spingendo per aprire agli OGM (che avevamo rifiutato con decisione anni fa!) Stanno facendo chiudere fattorie e serre per via dei cambiamenti climatici e iniziano già a proporre alimenti a base di grilli. Bleah!!
Per noi Italiani abituati alla buona cucina mediterranea con prodotti genuini delle piccole fattorie, con la maggior parte della popolazione che vive con piccole imprese artigianali e turismo, è davvero l'inizio di un incubo.
Sarà un duro inverno, maglioni o no. :(
Un abbraccio, buona Domenica nel tuo paradiso!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a wonderful post full of gorgeous creations Brenda, where do you find the time to create in such profusion? I'm sitting here struggling over a card commission, not knowing where to begin or what to create :o/

KraftyKoolKat said...

Five fantastic creations Brenda. I love them all but especially the first two.

Dora said...

Wonderful creations. Awesome done

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful cards and great dimension. So much detail in the last one, the person that lives in the castle must be very important. xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Brenda, what GORGEOUS work. All so different with such fabulous backgrounds and so many amazing details.
Faith x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, love the Autumnal wreath, especially the addition of the sweet bird. Lovely scenes on the Hedgerows collection too.
Avril xx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards, such an eye candy posting.
Greetings from the Crafting Camp, happy but tired, about 20 finished creations and lots of colouring, new ideas and stuff;-))m

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful creations Brenda, so many different designs and beautifully coloured, you've certainly been busy, Kate x

Fiona said...

wow Brenda...what a fabulous selection of cards, I do love poppies and your cards have certainly given me some inspiration to get my poppy stamps out.


Liz said...

Amazing Brenda, so many wonderful creations. xx

Gail said...

You are such an inspiration Brenda!
I so enjoy looking (and studying) your creations.
They are always so amazing!
I actually thought you colored the top one! Ha, silly me!
They are all wonderful!

Linby said...

Loving all the poppies! My fave has to be the one with the Westie though.

Gerrina said...

Wow love all the flowers! Sich a joy to see so much in such different ways... Hugs, Gerrina

Sarn said...

Gorgeous collection of your work here B.
Thanks for coming to play on the swings at the Snippets Playground and for submitting the lovely poppy card as homework.

After you've finished playing on the swings I'll see you up in the Treehouse for a hot chocolate! xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful cards Brenda

gr karin

Conny said...

Wonderful cards, Brenda!

coldwaters2 said...

A wonderful selection of creations Brenda the first words that came into my head when I saw that first card was WOW, then I said it more and more with each creation this is superb work as always
lorraine x

Pauline C said...

Wonderful set of cards Brenda - brilliant stamping and colouring and fantastic composition. I particularly love the pinecone wreath and all the background text stamping on your other cards.
Pauline xx

Mrs A. said...

All so specially in there own way. I just can’t get into blogging at the moment. Had our booster Covid jabs yesterday and not feeling too good with it again. Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra H said...

Such a wonderful array of cards so beautifully put together they are amazing x

Donna Ellis said...

It's always fun to visit your blog, B, and see the wonderful array of cards. I especially like your assortment of wreaths this time! Great dimension and beautiful scenery, featuring your love for poppies and all things Nature, you have a way of bringing Floral Beauty into our lives. Wishing you a great weekend! hugs, de

Di said...

What a selection of stunning cards B! So lovely to see you playing with us in the Playground too.


Di xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Stunning creations as always Brenda! I particularly like the autumnal wreath with the pine cone, and the berry and twine embellishment, and that sweet little wire bird perching on the sentiment. Very taken with the re-arranged flower against the window design too! Vicky x

Greta said...

Wow--so many beautiful cards, but the wreath is my favorite!