Sunday, 2 February 2014

A bit of bling and fantasy



Today sees the start of our new monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More and where our themes are Wings, Fantasy or Fiction and Make it Sparkle.

The top card is my offering for Penny Black and More but alas the sparkle element is non to clear on my photo, but she is a classy girl and her sparkles are her gemstones round her neck and wrist. I stamped the brickwork and flowers though an arch shaped mask then stamped an paper pieces just the lady from Penny Black's Venetian Summer stamp. I used another PB stamp down the spine and added ribbons and some pins to finish.


And for Stamping Sensations another arch it seems although that wasn't intentional. The dancing fairies are Lavinia as is the tree which I extended in height by masking the branches and the castle is a really old wood mounted stamp and afraid the name has word away. Colouring is all Pan Pastels and finally some Lavinia toadstools and flowers along the bottom. 


And just the one more and I got itchy fingers to use one of my new Tonic frames. After making up the frame I stamped round the edges........I know I should have done that first........did a bit of stamping and distressing in the aperture and added one of Ruth's Peruvian Lilies, a pair of little Tonic birdies, leaves and butterflies all of which I dipped in UTEE.

I do hope you will join in in our challenges this month and look forward to visiting your entries.

58 comments:

  1. Awesome creations once again, Brenda. I just so love the first one with the chic lady.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Wonderful makes all of them Brenda! Love that sassy Penny Black girl and your fairy arch is so dreamy! The frame looks fantastic too! Love those uteehed embellishments!

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  3. Really wonderful creations. Have a great day.

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  4. They are all beautiful. That lady is so stylish and the fairies dancing is a lovely scene. Love the frame too, great colours

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  5. Great cards B, both sooo YOU!! Love what you have done with the UTEE, the frame looks fabulous xx

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  6. It's lovely to see you back into the swing of things with these three lovely creations Brenda. Your first card gave me inspiration for a card I have made which will be popping up next month. Your other two creations are magical and I love the shape of the Tonic frame. Truly inspiring Brenda.

    Shirley

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  7. Fabulous cards Brenda. The top one reminds me of my ex neighbour in Cambs - that will be her this morning - probably even the red hat.
    Your 'Lavina' scene is gorgeous and I'm blown away by the UTEE dipped embellishments on the third. What a brilliant idea and fab results.
    Beryl xx

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  8. Oh wow! I don't know where to begin! The first card is so fab, and I love the stylish stamp and her beautiful sparkly jewellery. There's such a beautiful scene on the second one, and the liquid pearls are a fantastic touch. And the frame is simply stunning! Gorgeous colour and texture! x

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  9. Beautiful creations Brenda. Especially like the first one, it's very striking.
    Sharon x

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  10. Oh WOW Brenda, beautiful makes today, love the PN the archway looks stunning, The Lavinia card is stunning - l really need to get my stamps out and play. WOW to the amazing frame - love it all x Susan x

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  11. very beautiful cards and frame... love the embellishments in the frame... as usual your stamping is superb!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  12. fantastic creations!! wow really beautiful made.

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  13. Such a stunning selection Brenda. I especially love the elegant image and colours on your first card and the way you have used the arch to add the background design.
    Sue xx

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  14. Truly gorgeous creations Brenda, love that very posh lady in the first one and all the details you have added. Talented lady!! Hugs from Pinky

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  15. Beautiful Creations Brenda!

    Love them all, the first one is elegant, the second one is magical and the last one (the frame card) is stunning.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  16. Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the first, very chic. xxx

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  17. wow you've been a crafty lady Brenda , they are all fab . janex

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  18. Wow, Brenda! Three totally stunning creations! Love them all! Those tonic frames look very interesting - might have to take a closer look!

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  19. Stunning creations, Brenda - love the glossy UTEE embellishments, and beautiful stamping on all of them!
    Alison xx

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  20. OMGoodness, Brenda - 3 gorgeous projects! I can't decide which one I like the best - all are beautiful on their own merits. You are one talented lady! I think I need some of that UTEE you mentioned - I've not tried that before and I love the effect on your die cuts. How long does it take to dry?

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  21. Fab cards as always, but the first one is my fav (of course) love the colour combo.
    Lynn x

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  22. Beautiful creations Brenda,Love the last one .
    Gr Elly

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  23. She really is a classy stunner & I love her subtle sparkling jewellery beautifullyenhanced by your pins. The backdrop you've given her is equally classy & you can really sense the warmth of summer…………
    The way you extended the tree for the send is delightful & I do like the way that castle's pennants are flying over the inner edge of the arch.
    The utee effect on your final sample is very striking & I like the way those gemstones in the top left & bottom right corners draw the eye inwards.
    Take care
    Paula (PEP)

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  24. I really love the Lavinia stamps and your creation with them. The other ones are stunning too!

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  25. WOW! Brenda stunning cards,I love the first one very classy!

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  26. Three stunning creations Brenda, love them all.
    Hope you enjoy what's left of your Sunday and have a good week!

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  27. Wonderful!
    I like the classy girl on the top, the castle & colors on the second, and the framed Happy Birthday is stunning!

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  28. Hi Brenda,
    stunning creations, beautiful and elegant lady with lovely background. Fabulous fairy fantasie card and yet a little different frame with gorgeous details with utee.
    Hugs;-))m

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  29. Goodness, Brenda, where to start? I'll probably run out of superlatives! Three amazing cards! The lady in red is so elegant, and I love the arch of flowers. I imagine she's going to a very classy wedding. Your fairy fantasy is fabulous, a little girl's dream come true. And the frame card is beautiful. As Sally says, I think I also will be inspecting those Tonic dies!

    Hope you have a good week,

    Lynne x

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  30. Hi Brenda!Wonderful cards!Love the first one! Last one is fabulous too! All beautiful in different ways!
    Have a great week!

    Hope you are well!

    Big hugs,Kari :)

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  31. 3 fabulous projects - love the lady in red, and the arched frame looks wonderful. Lovely scene with the fairies. THE FRAME - Stunning make Brenda, and that flower - just beautiful.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  32. Wow Brenda, you never fail to impress! Love your first card - so chic and elegant, then a complete change of mood to the partying fantastic fairies and lastly that wonderful frame - those elements dipped in Utee are terrific! Hope the week ahead is a good one for you, Nicola x

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  33. Super gorgeous and very pretty hun....:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  34. Your work is stunning as always! Hugs Frea

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  35. All three cards are brilliant but the Lady in Red is my favorite, very classy card.

    Kath x

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  36. These are ALL absolutely gorgeous! I really do LOVE the top card though - so sophisticated!
    Lorraine x

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  37. As usual your creations are absolutely stunning, especially like the PB one, as it's so understated, but exquisite, Luv Sam x

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  38. I just discovered you and I must say that I love your style! I'm now subscribed to your blog and am looking forward to seeing and enjoying more of your work. You are very talented!!

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  39. I just discovered your site, and I must say that your work is amazing!! I love your style and am looking forward to seeing more of your posts. You are awesome!!

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  40. These are all gorgeous Brenda! The penny black one is very elegant and I can see the sparkle in her jewelry, the 2nd one is very serene and the 3rd one is wow–such pretty colours and so much dimension!
    Linda

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  41. These are all gorgeous Brenda! The penny black one is very elegant and I can see the sparkle in her jewelry, the 2nd one is very serene and the 3rd one is wow–such pretty colours and so much dimension!
    Linda

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  42. three fabulous pieces - interesting to see the venetian lady out of her scene - but still looking amazing! Love the lavinia scene too and the dipping in the final piece looks amazing xx

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  43. Wow, you're really a busy bee. So many wonderful creations. I especially adore the first one.

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  44. These are all beautiful Brenda Kevin xx

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  45. Three stunningly beautiful cards Brenda (as always)! LOVE LOVE LOVE the lady in red!
    Have a lovely week - Sylvia x

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  46. Hello lovely Brenda! Glad to see you've got lots of lovely creations going!


    I do love that saucy red dress lass with her hat! Gorgeous inking and background for her!

    The fairy castle is amazing as well, so dreamy and intriguing!

    and the distress vintage look of the 3rd is awesome! Loving them all!

    Hope you are keeping well, take care!! xoxo

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  47. Beautiful creations Brenda!! I love the top card! very elegant and I like the way you made the archway! hugs, Marlies

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  48. What a beautiful selection of cards :o)
    Jackie xx

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  49. Love all 3 creations Brenda, your lady in red is stunning. xx Flora

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  50. Dancing fairies and elegance, fabulous creations Brenda, just love them and your stamped scenes too. A really beautiful frame and the tonic flowers looks so pretty.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  51. Lovely cards Brenda! I cannot tell you in words how much you amaze me with your scenes! Really...love them all! The frame is so gorgeous! I still haven't tried utee and embossing...I hope someday I will..:) Lots of love dear!

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  52. Three gorgeous creations Brenda. Love them all but think the first one is definitely my favourite.
    Mags
    x

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  53. Three beautiful card with lovely stamps. The lady is very elegant. The colors are beautiful. Janny

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  54. All of these cards are wonderful, but I am blown away by the last one. I don't know what UTEE is, but it makes me want to get some. I also love the background on the second card-beautiful sun rays.

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  55. Catching up and enjoying myself here...This are three great cards! Love the PB ladystamp and how you used here on the great background! The Lavinia stamps are so beautifully combined with the PP! And the elements dipped in utee are stunning! Hope you have enough energy this week, sending hugs, Gerrina

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  56. OMG Brenda I am falling in lovw qith your Tonic Frame,,,,,,my friend,,,,,,really soooo stunning,,,,,,love it , love it.,

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  57. Beautiful creations, especially love the lilies :)

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