Saturday, 11 January 2014

Pan Pastels again



Good morning Peeps, what a week it's been as apart from being back and forth to hospital ahead of next weeks op we have had no phones or internet since Monday lunchtime. Scary really as the world grinds to a halt without the technology we take for granted, so since we eventually got the connections back yesterday afternoon it's been heads down catching up with literally hundreds of mails in the office and not a moment to think about blogland I am afraid so apols to you all.

Onto our challenge at Allsorts this week where Wendy would like to see ribbons used in a different way, rather than just bows which is perfect as your sponsor is Crafty Ribbons.

I have used Pan Pastels and a selection of Lavinia, Inkylicious, Art Impression and Clarity stamps to create a little scene using ribbon threaded through eyelets down the spine of the card.

Happy weekend all.

62 comments:

  1. So beautiful!! Love the subtle background! Hope you are ok after the internet trouble......

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  2. Beautiful card Brenda makes me feel l should get out some of my stamps and get inky. Hope all goes well with the hospital visits looming Brenda. Take care & hugs x Susan x

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  3. Oh this is so beautiful Brenda.
    luv
    Debby

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  4. wow....beautiful!! also the text....fantastic!

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  5. You're brilliant with those Pans Brenda. A lovely stamped scene too. Hope all goes well next week.
    Beryl xx

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  6. Oh this is so beautiful Brenda...and the sentiment is one that I haven't seen before but it says it all so nicely.
    Dot x

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  7. Glad you are reconnected Brenda...technology is fab when it works isn't it. I hope all is going well for you with your appointments. Today's card is very beautiful indeed. Take care xx

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  8. Great colouring and a fantastic sentiment, glad you got connection to the outside world back again :)

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  9. A gorgeous card Brenda. I love the scene you've created and all the lilac tones.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  10. Beautiful card Brenda, lovely image. Hope you have a good w,end too. xxx

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  11. Beautiful card Brenda and I love that Blake quote. You have been in my thoughts, fingers crossed for next week xx

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  12. Sounds likes hectic week! Lovely card x

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  13. this is just so beautiful Brenda - a gorgeous card in beautiful colours - sorry to hear about your technology problems and hope things go well next week xx

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  14. Morning B, fingers crossed you have a more relaxing week next week to make up for this one! Your scene is gorgeous, love the look you achieve with your PP's. Catch you later, Julie x

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  15. A stunning card Brenda, wonderful images and beautiful sentiment.
    Glad you have got your phone and internet back now.
    Good luck with the op next week.
    Sue xx

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  16. hope u r doing alright... love this card... very beautiful color.. love the ribbon weaving on the left!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  17. Stunning card, Brenda! Love the colours and your choice of stamps too. Very atmospheric with a hint of magical xxx
    Hope your phone and internet issues have been sorted and good luck for your op xxx

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  18. This is sooo beautiful! Love the colors!

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  19. Fabulous card. Love the sentiment with the beautiful image and soft colours xx

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  20. Your soft combinations of mauves, greys & a touch of warmth with the ochre plus then the black lends such classy elegance to this whole composition. I love seeing what you do with this particular format of card for there's always something rather interesting about the method of threading. Your quote works beautifully with the owl image & is such a lovely description of tranquility & peace of mind. Take good care - the last thing you need right now is technology to go AWOL.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

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  21. What a gorgeous verse Brenda - I love the way you have displayed it - a really lovely layout hus Judith x

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  22. Wow Brenda! this is out of the world! its soo beautiful..so peaceful!I love this card especially the verse...thanks for sharing..

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  23. What a beautiful card Brenda.... love these purples.
    xxx Marianne

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  24. Brenda your creation is just out of this world beautiful. The stamped scene with the various wonderful layered elements, makes for an awesome whole. Love the wording as well. Wishing all the best for the op next week, and may His strength be with you at all times.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  25. I love the beautiful, soft serene feel to your card, Brenda.....and such lovely appropriate words. Beautifully created, as always! x

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  26. Such a beautiful work of art, hope everything goes well at the hospital

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  27. I really like this style of card Brenda and the purples are just wonderful. Take care and I hope all goes well for your op.

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  28. Hi Brenda, I've missed some posts as I didn't realize you are having an Operation next week, I wish you all the best with the procedure and healing. Your card is beautiful, love your work with Pan Pastels. Take good care, Shirleyx

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  29. I can imagine it's been pretty hectic without internet and phones. Seems like we are lost without those nowadays. Remember the days we didn't even have internet?!
    What a unique use of ribbon. Your card looks fantastic!
    Hugs! xx

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  30. Lovely card!
    I know what you mean about technology!
    Honestly, if our power goes out at work, we go home!
    Good luck for next week! I'm sure I'll pop in before then!

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  31. Your card is beautiful Brenda, I love the scene you created, and a fabulous way to use the ribbon!
    Glad your internet and phone are back on Brenda, they became such a necessity! One of our water pipes froze during the arctic weather that we had, it was horrible not having any running water for a few hours. It's hard to imagine a life without any running water and constant electricity.
    Hope you have a good weekend!

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  32. So pretty, and the looped ribbon looks so cool.
    Relieved to hear that your technology is back up and running. There's so much we take for granted in our lives and it's not until they're gone that we realise how dependent we are...
    Alison xx

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  33. This is lovely, Brenda - such a nice sentiment. Hope your hospital appointments/tests went well. Thinking about you and sending healing prayers your way.

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  34. Hi Brenda, this is lovely. I am learning to use pan pastels, and really am inspired by the scene you created on this card using the P.P. Also love the ribbon weaving you have as a pretty border for the scene. TFS & appreciate your recent visit. Hugs

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  35. This is really lovely Brenda what a lovely colour
    jacqui x

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  36. So pretty Brenda! Love the ribbon through the eyelets.

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  37. Fabulous use of the ribbon, great choice of colours and a fantastic scene.

    Kath x

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  38. Hi Brenda,
    This is a gorgeous creation, love all your stamped details and a fabulous sentiment too. The tree and owl would have gone perfect with my dracula image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  39. Gorgeous as always Brenda and so sorry to read of all your computer woes. Hope all goes well with hospital next week, Jx

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  40. Beautiful card Brenda, I like this scene and the colours.
    Kevin xx

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  41. This card is breathtakingly beautiful! Love it very much!

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  42. So wonderful, such an amazing card, love the soft colors.

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  43. Good luck with your operation. Keeping you in my prayers.

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  44. Beautiful project, Brenda! I especially like your lacing in the left panel. Lovely hues of lavender and your owl is gorgeous! wonderful scene. Hope you are doing ok despite the internet/phone setbacks and trips to the hospital. Prayers that the procedure brings you much needed relief. hugs, de

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  45. Hi Brenda!Wonderful card!I love the text!
    Have a great week!
    Big hugs,Kari :)

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  46. Just love your card! The background is super again and I hope Lavinia stamps would like to come to the Netherlands with the biggest stampingevent; Art Specially sometimes; those stamps are great! Have a good week and I´ll be sending some positive energy for you! Hugs, Gerrina

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  47. wonderfully crafted , beautiful card. So sorry your poorly again , hope the op and hospital stay go well.
    big hugs. janex

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  48. Oh fab fab fab card, so lovely coloring, and the sentiment, fab too !
    I think of you ma dear Brenda.
    xxx

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  49. Beautiful card Brenda, I love the images and the gorgeous colours. We have been without a phone connection since Friday morning but we still have internet luckily and we do have our mobiles. Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Pat xx

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  50. Stunning card B, I love the scene and design x

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  51. Wonderful scene you have created and I love the sentiment :o)
    Jackie xx

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  52. Hi Brenda,
    This is beautiful, I do love that quote. Thinking of you
    Rosie x

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  53. Oh Brenda this is lovely! Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today. Judy x

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  54. What a beautiful card. I love the purples and the owl image.

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  55. This is gorgeous Brenda and lovely choice of colour. Love the way you have done the ribbon at the side.
    Mags
    x

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  56. Wow, what a fabulous card! I love all your layered stamping and gorgeous colour theme.
    Good luck with your op next week :)

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  57. Stunning scene Brenda! The owl on his branch seems to be suspended wonderfully. Just gorgeous artistry. Every good wish to you this week Brenda for operation and best recovery. Nicola x

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  58. Lovely card! You created such a beautiful scene.

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  59. More beautiful work with those pan pastels, love it! Great purples and quote, love the owl, too!

    All the best to you for next weeks operation, thinking of you!!!

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