Saturday, 25 January 2014

A touch of Vintage and $75 blog hop



Morning Peeps, Tracy is hosting this weeks theme at Allsorts and would like to see Vintage inspired work so right up my street and also it's time to start our Blog Hop at Prickly Pear...............all details further down this post.

Our Allsorts sponsors are FlonzCraft and DigiDarla and I have managed to incorporate a sentiment from the first along with leaves from the second. Some Graphic 45 DP..........yes I persuaded myself to cut into another sheet of it......but I do have a second one intact !

I just love this oh so cute elephant and so did my youngest granddaughter who is a real Ellie fan and wanted it on her Christmas card.

And now for THREE DAYS OF HOPPING........all details here........to show you our new CHA/SPRING Releases!  You will want to hop to each design team member's blog each day and leave a comment and we will select our winners to receive two massive $75 prizes randomly from comments left, so the more love you leave us, the better your chances to win the awesome prize packages!

There are some really lovely stamps and dies in the new release which were showcased at CHA, but along with the other DT members I was lucky to get these to play with a couple of months ago and now I can share some of the sample cards I made for the big trade show and company literature.

Our blog hop will go over three days, today being the first so three days of fun for you to join in with and of course those great prizes up for grabs. Today you should have arrived here from Angela's blog and next move on to Jenn's blog. Tomorrow the route will be different but I will be telling you all about that in another scheduled post tomorrow.

And now for a second DT piece for Allsorts.


When it came to this one it was even harder cutting the DP's as they are from the brand new Couture Collection but I have to say they enable you to make a card so quickly incorporating the toppers and matching DP's which are all in the same 12x12 pad. I did a bit of tearing........my that was tough.......used two of the designs and added some lace and feathers.

Have fun hopping and don't forget to check in again tomorrow for another chance to win one of the fabulous $75 prizes.

89 comments:

  1. Wow you have been busy with some beautiful cards all so different and pretty too, thank you for all your hard work and for sharing your great cards too.

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  2. Fabulous cards Brenda!! LOVE the feathers. Gorgeous little ellie too!! xx

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  3. Fabulous cards and beautiful papers;-))m

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  4. beautiful cards, Brenda.. the elephant is soo cute!! love the vintage inspired card.. very nice..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  5. Gorgeous vintage card, Brenda! Hope you are keeping your spirits up (lets hope the boys don't let us down at lunchtime!!)

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  6. Wow! This is one post packed with gorgeousness! And well done on being able to cut into G45 paper, because I know how terribly hard that is! But it does help to have an extra sheet, as you say :-) x

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  7. beautiful cards have you made, Brenda!

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  8. amazing pieces - two beautiful vintage pieces and I love that elephant too - gorgeous cards Brenda - Ihope you are feeling well! Big Hugs to you! Rachel xx p.s hope the 10k goes well for your loved ones xx

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  9. Three wonderful cards. Have a good weekend.

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  10. I am so sorry, but no time for bloghopping now :-( But a love your new cards and header with the poppies!!
    xxx Marianne

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  11. Wow, Brenda - 3 gorgeous cards! I love all of them - and I can see why you are using your beautiful papers sparingly! That cute little elephant is such a sweetie!

    Wishing you well!

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  12. Lovely cards Brenda. I especially love the look of your first one (even if I'm not a browns person), and your card with the sweet elephant is adorable. It also gave me some inspiration on how to use my Cuttlebug embossing folder.
    Hope your weekend is a good one. I'm hoping to get crafty this weekend.
    Marianne x

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  13. the peacock feathers are fantastic!

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  14. Love this card Brenda, the papers are wonderful(on my Need list!)

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  15. Forgot to comment on the other two cards,love how you have used the G45s on the first card and the little elephant on the second in adorable, that would be great for our great grand children's cards, feel another NEED coming on!

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  16. Wow Brenda you've been busy! There's so much to comment on here that I can't remember it all, but your card are fab as always. I love that rectangular diecut on the first one, and I have the same problems cutting into my papers lol! Maddy x

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  17. Hi Brenda, Thanks for popping past and leaving a comment this morning. Some lovely cards on your posting today but the vintage card is my favourite. Your feather embellishments are a perfect match to the papers. I wonder if feathers are making a come back. At least there are nice feather dies to use now if you don't like the real thing. Have a good weekend.
    Liz xx

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  18. This is a delightful array of cards - the first is delightfully 'you' with your signature card base & the lovely browns. I can see why your granddaughter loves Ellie - besides which your little scene is such a delight & I love the texture on that hill & the way her trunk leads the eye down to the sentiment (isn't that "M" just the same shape as the tip of an elephant's trunk?). The final one is a real beauty with those peacock feather images complemented so well by your real feathers & the gorgeous vintage lace.
    Thinking of you muchly
    With love
    Paula (PEP)

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  19. Three beautifully created cards, Brenda. I love your Art Deco design with those lovely ladies and the peacock feathers x

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  20. Three fabulous cards all, as always, Tip Top creations.

    Kath x

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  21. Hi Brenda, I can see I have missed so much in my absence. What lovely creations you have been making. Love your work.l Happy Weekend to you too. Judy x

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  22. oooh love it, not cut into my papers yet!
    Lynn x

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  23. Wow Dear!! These cards are great! So vintage and so gorgeous! You are right about the g45 papers. Its so hard to cut into them. But ones you do. The results are awesome! These papers are gorgeous! I love the flower and the bg on the first card ...and the second vintage card is beautiful such pretty images and the feather you added makes the card look so fabulous! I LOVE your cards.:)..n the cute baby elephant too..awww..:)

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  24. WoW Brenda, beautiful cards :-))
    The elephant is soo lovelly! And I like vintage style!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  25. Gorgeous cards Brenda, and beautiful papers.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  26. A fabulous set of cards Brenda. I've got the Couture papers and the first cut was SO difficult, love your card.
    Avril xx

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  27. Stunning cards B, I too struggle to use some papers because I love them so much x

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  28. love the use of the embossing folder on the Ellie card...fun! Thanks for sharing your talent with PPRS! :)

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  29. Your Ellie card is wonderful. The balloon heart and the sentiment are smashing. Your G-45 cards are stunning. I have so much G-45 that has not been cut, I'm thinking of papering my scrap room walls with it.

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  30. i'm not a big vintage fan, i still love the look of your cards. and then that whimsical one, how cute.

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  31. Always so beautiful! Your talent never ceases to amaze! Hugs, Robin

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  32. Gorgeous makes today Brenda - and a cute one too - that was a surprise. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

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  33. Gorgeous cards, Brenda - the two G45 ones are simply stunning - amazing work, as always!
    Alison x

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  34. All of these cards are fantastic, they are all different, but every single one has it's own wonderful feeling.

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  35. Gorgeous cards, every one of them!

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  36. Adorable little elephant! Just what I needed the other day but could not find! Love the new stamps in this line.. The G45 card is divine of course, and as I have this paper, just what I needed to see for a bit of inspiration there too! *smile*

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  37. That elephant card with valentines balloons is too cute.

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  38. I love the elephant with the heart balloons it is so precious. TFS sandy

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  39. Beautiful cards! They're all so different. Love the use of the feathers.

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  40. Lovely cards, very vintage, brings back my youth.

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  41. Hi Brenda, all three are very beautiful. The elephant is sweet with the falling hearts and I love the addition of feathers on the last one. Take good care, Shirleyx

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  42. Hope I'm in the right place for the drawing! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!
    Laura Holt
    [Google will tell you I'm "unknown!"]

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  43. Gorgeous cards Brenda. If I have to have a favourite it must be the elephant one lol!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  44. great lady card like those you can use for anything

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  45. Your vintage card is fabby and you make Vintage look so easy too - yet it horrifies me :-)

    Your Ellie card is simply adorable and am so loving the sentiment too, Luv Sam x

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  46. Gorgeous and so different and so fun too! Will try to pop back later to join in with the blog hop - just got other stuff going on right now! Take care xx

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  47. Ah Brenda, just gorgeous!
    The elephant might be my favorite too!

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  48. Beautiful projects! The sparkly hearts on the elephant card is so spretty!

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  49. Gorgeous cards Brenda. All so different but really loving the first one.
    Mags
    x

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  50. Beautiful cards today Brenda.

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  51. What beautiful cards - the fashionistas are fabulous!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  52. Bunch of lovely cards.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Carla from Utah

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  53. What Great Cards....thanks for sharing.

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  54. Love all three cards, but I have to say that Ellie the elephant with all those pretty pink heart balloons stole my heart! Love it.

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  55. Love all your cards even though I love them all the first one is my favourite.
    luv
    Debby

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  56. All beautiful cards. Love ellie the most.

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  57. Amazing cards Brenda....so love the style of your first card, something I want to try soon. That elephant and sentiment is just wonderful. And love those peacock papers...beautiful.

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  58. Love the cards! I find it hard too to cut into those great DP! The elefant is cute and the balloons look great like this! Your vintage cards are beautiful; just as I like them, not too much but just enough to have a vintage look! Have a good sunday and sending some posiyive energy; think you still can use it...

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  59. Wow Brenda so many lovely things in one post. Your cards are gorgeous andtthat's a fab prize too xx

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  60. Three real beauties, Brenda! Love them all!

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  61. Just popped back to let you know I'm here on day 1's hop and about to do day two, gorgeous creations xx

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  62. Beautiful cards; love the adorable elephant and the beautiful vintage creations!

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  63. Love all the vintage creations so pretty

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  64. Lovely cards b, who is the cute elephant by? Tracy x

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  65. All your cards are amazing!! thanks for the inspiration.

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  66. Each card is so well done and has its own personality. I especially love the first card. Well done.

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  67. very nicevintage cards love the ladies and done in my favorite colors.

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  68. very lovely vintage cards love the ladies in my fav colors

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  69. Fab cards! The little elephant has stolen my heart!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  70. Beautiful makes Brenda! I love the vintage pretties first and last, gorgeous gals and papers! and that adorable elephant is the cutest!

    Hope you had a great weekend, enjoy the week ahead!

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  71. awww...so cute...so so so cute cards :)

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  72. I doo agree! That elephant is soo cute!!!!

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  73. These are all ah-ma-zing! The first one gave me an idea for the mini album cover so big thank you for the inspiration! :D Hugs! xx

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  74. Hi Brenda
    Gorgeous creations, loving your vintage cards and the colour combo's too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  75. I especially love your vintage card Brenda - it looks beautiful. Nicola x

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  76. Your vintage card is beautiful Brenda, I love the background paper.

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  77. Your vintage collection is absolutely stunning Brenda ,,, my fav one is your third card,,,,woww,wow,wowww

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  78. Great! I love the feathers with the elegant 1920's/1930's looking ladies!

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