Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Dream and wish and NEC tickets ready for the post



Hello Peeps, hope all is well in your parts.

I have done just done the draw for the NEC tickets and you will find the lucky winners a bit further down this post, but first I have a card to share using some Chocolate Baroque stamps. It's one of my first pieces for them as a team member and more of my work will be on the CB blog in a week or so.

So many of the CB stamps lend themselves to the vibrant backgrounds you can achieve with Dylusions and the Indian Elephant and Indian Textiles sets which I have used for this card are no exception. I started by spraying the reverse side of a sheet of centura pearl with Dylusions Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange and Postbox Red plus the mandatory spritz of peal mica spray.


I then stamped the images with black archival ink plus a bit of background stamping using CB Decorative Edges using the second and third generation stamping to get a more faded look. Next I bleached out the colours from the flowers and painted with the same colour Dylusions and used a versamark pen to add detail gold embossing powder to some of the droplet patterns across the top. The words are stamped onto an offcut of the base piece and a nice flourishy organza bow.

I know I am half a day early with this but my day is all planned out for me tomorrow, so here are the names of the people out of the draw who will each receive tickets for two to the NEC Hobbycraft show in November...........




And the surprise gift will go to........................

Fit Kitty who I think is is Canada

Well done to you all, please mail me so I can get your tickets (and surprise in the case of Kitty) in the post to you.

41 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

your card is very nice
congrats to winners!
way to go Fit Kitty!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the colours. Congrats to your winners.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats to the winners!
A beautifully luxurious and vibrant card Brenda, love the colours and your background.
Lorraine

KT Fit Kitty said...

Woohoo! I am SO SUPER EXCITED to be a winner of your surprise gift! Yay! Thank you so much, Brenda! I will email you shortly! And a big congratulations to all of the other winners! Have fun at the NEC, everyone!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design for CB, love the colours, combination of images and background texture. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours, congrats to the lucky winners

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I'm loving the vibrant background and Autumnal colours of this card Brenda. X

hellerlittle said...

congrats to the winners !!!
I love your colorfull card, it´s such a warm one
CU hellerlittle

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW I love how you made the background Brenda and the bow with the sparkling buckle is so drool-worthy!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Congratulations to the winners..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

ALI said...

Beautiful card and inking, Brenda.

Jacee said...

Well done to those winners and a fabulous card Brenda!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Susan.... said...

Hi Brenda
That's a gorgeous card ! And congratulations to all the winners and hope you have a fabulous time !
Hugs
Susan xxx

Liz said...

Fabulous design and I love the rich colours.

Just read that I'm one of the winners of the NEC tickets. Thank you so much! xx

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful card, I love the stamps and the background. xx

susiestacey said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the hot colours and the stamps too - could be made just for our Indian Summer x Susan x

Joan said...

What beautiful colours and a stunning card Brenda

Joan

rachel said...

stunning make brenda and well done to your winners! hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and a fantastic background, I wouldn't know where to start.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats to all the winners and to my friend Kitty! :D
Your indian's card looks just amazing!!! How beautiful is it! Love the faded look and the background is wonderful!! The bow and the shine are fabulous touches!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, a fabulous design and beautiful background
Lorraine x

Donna Ellis said...

Your Dylusions background is gorgeous (I especially like the textures in the corners, and openness in the middle). Brenda, it's a gorgeous card! hugs, de

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Hugz

Lucy Woods said...

Beautiful card Brenda! Love the magical feel!
Lucy x

Robin said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats to all the winners. Hugs, Robin

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Brenda, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Pollard Carole said...

Well done everyone who won enjoy the NEC your card is fabulous love the stunning vibrant colours it so reminded me of a fab holiday I had a few years ago in India a magical country Thank you love and hugs Carole X

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card and beautiful colours.
Congratulations to the winners :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Wow Brenda, I love the richness of this card, certainly echoes of India - and the fabulous double bow is a perfect addition! Wonderful - and there will be some happy little folk who won tickets for the NEC, as well as Kitty with the surprise :)

Hugs

Di xx

butterfly said...

Oh how lovely! Thank you so much... I'm very happy to be able to go.

And what a stunning card you've created - the mica shimmer and the bleaching create such fabulous detail and interest - I love the exotic look of the whole thing.
Alison xx

Liz Maitland said...

Congratulations to the winners!
Lovely card, Brenda - I've used this set myself to make some really special cards.
all the best, Liz M xxx
p.s. I don't think I managed to add my name to the competition as I don't have a blog - just for future reference, how can I enter?

brenda said...

I did enter your name into the draw Liz, just didn't come out I'm afraid, better luck next time :) :)

B x

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda this has just such wonderful sunset hues.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Stamping Bubbles said...

Stunning card Brenda. Congratulations to all the lucky winners, I hope they have a brilliant time.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Judith said...

love this Brenda - fabulous colours and silhouettes sorry for my absence lately - so much going on but think i'm back again! hugs Judith x

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful crad Brenda I love the colour scheme :)

MaryH said...

Lovely autumn reds on this lovely work. It's the perfect mysterious color for this CB silhouette. Love how you stamped in the side borders, and enjoyed reading the techniques. You got a great effect from the versamark pen and the embossing at the top. I've several of these pens (and even more over the years). I've yet to have one that has the 'juicy' required to use it. Even tried smooshing it in the pad, and putting to paper. Your results were splendid. Congrats to those who are having a ticket to the NEC...I know it will be so much fun. Good work. Have a great wkend, and TFS

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Brenda
Just returned from holiday to find I've won some tickets how fabulous.......will email you...

Anne

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the vibrant background.
Avril xx

Liz Maitland said...

No worries, Brenda - I couldn't see my name on the list so thought I'd done something wrong! Never mind, I shall be going anyway & looking forward to it!
all the best, Liz M x

Shirley Chillman said...

You are such a generous person Brenda and so free with all your stamping techniques. Love the card.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
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