Saturday, 7 December 2013

Dancing fairies and this weeks candy



Thank you all so very much for your words of encouragement this week, you have no idea how much you all help me stay positive which is definitely a little easier with all the Christmas preparations to keep me focused.

This week at Allsorts our Jo has chosen the theme of 'Anything but Christmas', a lovely refreshing one after what seems like weeks of making Christmas cards and our sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique.

More comfort zone crafting with the top card using Pan Pastels, some masking and Lavinia stamps and the bottom one some paper piecing using DigiStamps sketchy flower 3 and a background created with a poppy mask and distress inks. And although I don't enter challenges that often I have been 'nudged; to enter this into:

Lavinia challenge - Anything goes



Now for last weeks candy winner who is Susan, well done please mail me with your postal addy and on offer this week are some ribbons, bakers twine and embellishments. Usual rules..........
  • Add the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar to your sidebar (not this picture)
  • Be a follower of my blog
  • A random winner will be selected from all comments left on my blog between now and Friday, so two comments during the week two chances of winning and so on.
  • The winner will be announced next Saturday

95 comments:

  1. Lovely red and white here and ofcourse those wonderful poppies! Gorgeous fairy card at the top, fab Brenda...thinking of you, hang in there and enjoy crafting. Ruby x

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  2. Gorgeous, both of them. Love the red one though, so pretty. xxxx

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  3. Both beautiful cards but I do love poppies.

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  4. These are both beauties Brenda but the fairies are really stunning, you are a master of backgrounds. Enjoy your weekend and you are very much in my thoughts. I think you are inspirational the way your are trying to keep up with everything as normal but as you say crafting and blogging is such a wonderful distraction. I have been a bad blogger the last week or so as my distraction has been our darling Daisy ;0) Hugs xx

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  5. Two gorgeous cards. Of course the top one is my fave. Love your gorgeous scene.
    Beryl xx

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  6. Do love the fairy card, lavinia stamps really are lovely and as poppies are my fave flower it is gorgeous, gorgeous ribbon on the poppy card

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  7. Stunning cards Brenda. I love the image, gorgeous colours and wonderful designs.
    Take care.
    Sue xx

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  8. stunning lavinia card Brenda - really beautiful. Hope you're feeling okay - big hugs to you! Rachel xx

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  9. Gorgeous cards Brenda, l love the first one the whole picture is stunning you create the most beautiful scenes. Thank you for picking me as last weeks winner too x Susan x

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  10. the first card is fantastic!!! beautiful colours and stamps.
    your second card is also a beauty....with these flowers. beautiful, beautiful made!!

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  11. Oh these are both wonderful Brenda! The both sing of joy - very energising. I love those fairies dancing with abandon! Nicola x

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  12. Beautiful cards as always - you always blow me away.
    Ann xxx

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  13. Beautiful cards Brenda particularly love the scenic one with the fairies... your poppy one is also gorgeous with the pretty lace

    Anne

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  14. hi Brenda!
    two different but both totally fabulous cards.
    Now we have snow here and the lake is frozen too;-))m

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  15. Love both your cards, Brenda!! the first one is so full of lovely images and colors !1

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  16. ¡Beautifull cards Brenda!
    Kisses

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  17. Two tremendous cards Brenda...crafting is such good therapy (doing and actually looking at other peoples creations!) xx

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  18. It's lovely to see your comfort zone samples plus another - super variety & you bring much joy with your designs.
    I love your purple flower branches bottom right & those fairies are beautifully grounded each on a tussock. Your second sample is my favourite & I love that sentiment - so true. Your stencilled background works beautifully with the image & I love how your image panel edges are reflected by the lace.
    Much love from me
    Paula (PEP)

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  19. Love the cards, as ever! I am sure Luiz cheered you up mid week too!

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  20. Love your dancing faeries and the background you created for them. Of course your poppies are very pretty too. Take care, Shirleyx

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  21. Lovely cards Brenda and I love the poppies :-)))
    xxx Marianne

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  22. Love your cards...especially the beautiful background papers you created! Thanks for another fabulous candy offer. Hugs, Robin

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  23. Gorgeous cards Brenda! Thanks for stopping by!
    Hope you're doing well!!!

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  24. Two beautiful cards. Thanks for another candy opportunity.Take care!!!!

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  25. Both cards are beautiful! I love how you created the background in the first one. I love your paper piecing in the second one. I've been thinking about you a lot, Brenda, and praying for all to be well with you. I'm glad you are still able to do some crafting to share your beautiful works with us. Please keep your spirits up.

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  26. Two wonderful cards. Have a great week. Hugs anesha

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  27. Beautiful cards Brenda, they're gorgeous! I especially love the fairy one, it's so magical! The colours are just fantastic :)

    Hope you're doing ok.

    Tags xx

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  28. They're both gorgeous Brenda but I especially love the first, well it is pink with faeries! Keep going, we're all here for you when you need us xx

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  29. Both beautiful cards Brenda, but I absolutely love the first with the Lavinia stamps image, the colours are just beautiful.

    Pay xx

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  30. beautiful cards, love the top one most of all x

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  31. two lovely card, Brenda! The dancing fairies is so sweet and HAPPY - like a dream. And your poppies card is gorgeous - love the deep red with the pretty white! hugs, de

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  32. comfort zone or not its still a stunning card.

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  33. Ohh your card is stunning!! I love the colours and the fantasy style

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a great Weekend!

    Hugs

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  34. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The dancing fairies look fabulous.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  35. Love the first one, Brenda! The colouring and the way the background creates a depth is stunning! and the poppies bring some freshniss... Hope you´re having a fine weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

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  36. Both are absolutely gorgeous, luv Sam x

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  37. Stunning cards especially the fairies! Truly amazing bg and you bring fairies into "life". Thinking of you and take care, Brenda!

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  38. I love them both but think the fairy one is my fave, so very pretty x

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  39. Your cards are beautiful Brenda….the fairies make me smile and so love the lacy edge of the die you have used in the second card.

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  40. Esp love your poppy card!!!

    I don't have a blog to post your logo to. Am I still eligible for your drawing? Hope so.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  41. Another two fabulous cards Brenda, love top scene one, you do them so very well and the poppy one is ace.

    Kath x

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  42. Hi Brenda
    Gorgeous creations, love all your details on both and colour combo's too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  43. These are both beautiful Brenda, I like the dancing fairies and the colour, the poppy is lovely.
    Kevin xx

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  44. Beautiful cards Brenda. As you can probably guess my favourite is the second one!

    I've hardly been able to get online for weeks now but I have been thinking of you and wishing you well.

    Kat xx

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  45. Beautiful cards! I love the dancing fairies... magical!

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  46. Hi Brenda!Amazing cards,love the fairies!! Second card is great too,love the lace!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Big hugs,Kari :)

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  47. Both cards are beautiful......thanks for the chance...:)

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  48. Two beautiful cards Brenda. I love the first one with the fairy scene!! hugs, Marlies

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  49. Both beautiful cards, you certainly have a way with those pan pastels! Jx

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  50. Beautiful cards Brenda - your use of colour on your fairy card is stunning!
    (PS thanks for the X-mas stockings stamp and folder from my recent candy win)

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  51. Two wonderful cards, both so different but both so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

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  52. Beautiful cards, Brenda :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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    1. Бренда, мне очень нравятся твои открытки! Я ими любуюсь, восхищаюсь и вдохновляюсь!)) С удовольствием записываюсь на конфетку!))) http://tanjaivse.blogspot.ru/

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  53. Wow Brenda these are both absolutely beautiful superb work.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  54. The Dancing Fairies is such a beautiful card, love the colours, thanks for entering the Lavinia Challenge and good luck. Kx (DT member)

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  55. Both lovely but am particularly taken with your wonderful fairies
    Rosie x

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  56. Two stunning cards Brenda.
    Mags
    x

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  57. sweet cards! Luv the fairystamps :)

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  58. Two stunning cards, Brenda! Love the gorgeous fairies and that tree (mine needs to see some ink very soon!)

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  59. Love what you do with Pan pastel Brenda. That first card is magical. Love it.

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  60. Just beautiful!
    ... wonderful poppies B. and also love the panpastel work with the top card too, superb and fun! thanks so much for popping over; you are a precious lady and I pray much for you, Shaz in Oz.x

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  61. Oh Wow! those dancing fairies are just gorgeous!

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  62. Gorgeous cards both Brenda! x

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  63. Hello Bubbly Brenda, Loving those gorgeous mystical fairies! They look like they are having a ball!

    And gorgeous poppies, they always remind me of you!

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  64. Lovely designs. Very clever use of inks. Beautiful cards.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli

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  65. Oh so pretty scene with fairies, looooooove it ! And the card with poppies omg, loooove it too !
    So nice work, as always ;-)
    xxx

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  66. Very pretty card, loads of fab techniques there :) Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  67. lovely cards.....sweet poppies and gorgeous fairies.............hugs

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  68. Brenda, I love your backgrounds. And the sweet combinaton of different stamps on the first card. The one with poppies is really elegant. Hugs, Maja

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  69. Both of your cards are wonderful. Love the soft colors.

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  70. Those dancing fairies are so lovely, and the inky background is just gorgeous!
    Alison x

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  71. This poppy card would make me think of you no matter whose blog I saw it on...but these are definitely yours as they are coloured so beautifully and have gorgeous dies to frame them!

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  72. Your cards are amazing! They are really different but everyone is really beautiful. I love them.
    Hugs NAdja

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  73. Brenda, both your cards are amazing. Love the stamping and inking on your first card and elegant design on your poppy card. Absolutely stunning cards!
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  74. Открытка с танцующими феями просто потрясающая!!!

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  75. Hello my lovely B, I called by at the weekend and saw your gorgeous cards, I thought I'd left a comment then to say why not enter Lavinia's challenge but it was a busy household, my youngest had a birthday so maybe I didn't, sorry. I love the little scene you created, stunning as always! Thanks for joining us in the challenge, Julie.x

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  76. Simply stunning Brenda, both beautifully designed and love the colors!

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  77. Hi Brenda, Beautiful cards as always...the dancing fairies are Gorgeous...& the poppies are wonderful..Love your designs... Hugs May x x x

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  78. Gorgeous cards...I like the second. Simple and looks attractive.

    Hugs
    CAtherine

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  79. Loving The Dancing Fairies, thank you so much for joining in the Lavinia Stamps Challenge xx Karen (DT)

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  80. your poppy card is simply beautiful!

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  81. Your cards are so beautiful and thank you for always visiting my page too. :)
    Hope you are doing just fine.
    Hugs!

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  82. Saw your entry on the Lavinia Stamps Challenge. Love the simplicity of the poppy card. Barbara

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  83. Stunning creations Brenda and both are my favourite lol, but the first with the colouring and cheerful image really lightens the spirit.
    Thinking of you and stay strong xxx
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  84. Beautiful cards. You have such a magic way with pan pastels.

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  85. Love the dancing fairies. Your background colours are so gorgeous

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