Thursday 12 May 2011

MAWTT challenge 98 - 2 B's ...................... and a give-away

Saturday Edit - I am very annoyed and very sorry that Blogger didn't get this post back up after the catastrophe on Thursday and Friday. All the lovely comments and entries into my blog candy have completely disapperared. I am now extending this Give-Away till the 28th May - all details for entering are below. Thank you for your patience.

Hi Everyone, it's my turn to host the challenge at MAWTT this week and I have chosen the theme of 2B's. Now let me interpret this -  my initials are BB (2B's) so I thought I would make this the challenge for the week. So your entry must have at least 2 things beginning with B on them, ie brad, button, bow, blue, bling etc etc.

I bought four LOTV stamps at Farnborough back in February and this is the first time I have inked one up - what am I like? I stamped the image with walnut stain and painted it with DIs. Cut with a nesties circle, embossed and coloured the outside with bundled sage and stream and painted the image with DIs listed below. Mounted on another circle and then the lacey circle.

The paper from the Mariposa stack was not big enough, so I cut it and inserted some other paperstock and added text paper. I have edged the papers with stickles and white paint to create a shabby vintage look.

My 'B's include - beads, bow, button, blue, bird and butterfly.


LOTV stamp
DIs - frayed burlap, weathered wood, scattered straw, dried marigold, walnut stain, bundled sage, barn door
Adirondack dye ink pad - stream
Nestabilities - circles, lacey circles
Stickles - star dust
Papers - Mariposa, DCWV
Vintage ribbon
MS butterfly punch

  Our sponsor this week is Crafty Emma's Store so go take a look at all the lovely goodies available - I am sure you'll find something you like.

Now for a little surprise, I didn't get round to having a birthday blog candy back in March and I have now reached 201 followers so I thought I would combine this challenge with a give-away.

I have asked that MAWTT entries have at least 2 things beginning with B on them BUT if any of you can show me 3 or more,  then link your work in the comments section below and I will use Random Org thingumy to choose a winner. (You do not need to have entered the MAWTT challenge to take part in this give-away but it would be lovely if you do). Your work cannot be posted before today's date to enter.

Now if anyone has been able to match or better my 6 B's then they will be in a second draw for another little prize - so Random Org thingumy will be choosing another number.

Please this isn't a guessing game for me, so kindly let me know on your comment below what number of 'B's there are and name them. All compliant entries will get one chance to win in each give-away and if any of my followers enter they will get an additional chance to win (please put an F by your name). I will come and visit everyone who leaves an entry.

This will stay open for two weeks, it will close at 8 pm on the 28th May and I will announce the winner on the 29th. What could you win? How about some stash all beginning with 'B'?

For 3 - 5 B's I have got  -
Two Books and a Box for altering
Blue, Brown and Black papers
Black (and white) Buttons and Bows
Bling - to include adhesive stones and glamour dust
chipboard Buttons
Butterfly 3D stickers

For 6 (or more) B's you will also be entered to win -
Butterfly stamps (papermania)
Bare chipboard album
A Box canvas
A Book for altering
Black and white tags
Chipboard Buttons

Wow that was a long post but I look forward to seeing your entries and Good Luck. Don't forget this is open to everyone - just follow the guidelines above to be eligible to win.   (I hope it isn't too complicated)

Challenges to have fun with -
Fab 'n' Funky - Buttons and bows
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Kathyk said...

Smashing project from you Brenda. Yes, me too - I had a post scheduled which didn't happen because of the "issues" with the mighty BLOGGER!!! Seems ok now though.

Happy Thursday


Margreet said...

Hi Brenda....your give-away is very original....I will give it a try!...your card is the text paper in between....lovely colouring!
xxx Margreet

Zoechaos said...

Very tempting and love all the Bs you have on your lovely sample. Thinking cap on (again LOL) XOXO Zoe

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and happily the card I got time to finish off due to blogger problems fits the B challenge perfectly.
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway too and you'll find my card at:
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: This may show up as FlissyG and have to investigate as I have no idea why blogger has picked up my former Trimcraft forum monicker!!!

Lisa Jane said...

Finally i am on lol.. Mr Blogger is a pain in the Bottom with a capital B sometimes lol
Love the card .. and what a fab challenge i really enjoyed it
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

MMM Im with Lisa B for Blogger bottom pain!!! LOLOLOL
Love the card and your great candy. Great to talk earlier today again.
Love Hazelxox


A beautiful card Brenda, and a great challenge. Love your colouring and that touch of vintage shabby-chic.
Have a great weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Brenda with 1 of my fav. LOTV images.
{{Debs}} xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, just love the image she is a cutie!!
As for Mr Blogger arghhh!!! he drives me mad!!
lol hugs shell xx

Debbie said...

Hi Brenda, Such a beautiful card.You certainly excelled with all the B's.You'll find my card at
I did 3 B's - buttons, bling and blue.Great giveaway.Thank you for the opportunity to win these fab goodies.Fingers crossed.Love Debbie Johns (F) x

Berry said...

Fab work Brenda will have to break out the Bs for some future work! Hugs Rebekah xx

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, there are a lot of Bs in your card! Its fabulous and I love the shabby feel about it and the colours are cool. And what a lot of great blog candy! Here is the link to my card to enter!

Pami x


Hi Brenda - it's me again, this time with my (rather long) link to enter the prize draw!

I am already a Follower!!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Gem said...

this is gorgeous Brenda, I love the image and the pretty paper :) X

Netty said...

Great use of the die cuts Brenda and loving the very pretty image, how cute she is. A smashing card my friend. Annette x

Emma Williams said...

Congratulations on reaching 201 followers...but it's no surprise as your work is gorgeous! A lovely card and thank you for offering this fabulous candy! :)

Here's to the next 201 and thank you for your kind words on my blog post!! It really means a lot to me.
Hope you're having a good weekend.
Love and hugs, Emma (F) xxx
(My post has 4 'B's ~ butterflies, blossoms, bird & birdcage)

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Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful card Brenda and congratulations on all the followers. I was trying to get 4 b's and wound up with 6 , was very happy with myself! my link is at the bottom and my B's are Boys(in the stamp)Black(Black and white colouring and papers), Button, Bow(in the button), Birthday sentiment, Balloon and Birds (in the sky.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Angela

Chrissy said...

Hi! Brenda, Thanks for the heads up,and I would love to join your giveaway.My card has 5 B's..
buttons, bow, baby, bird,blue,

congrats on your 201 followers which was 202 with me!! but has grown
Lovely blog, fabulous work, just had a nosey around and very happy to be a new follower.

darling Ho said...

Thank You, Brenda. And great card you made.:)

I had some cards upload to MAWTT. Here is the one which more than 3 B's.

I chose: Bling, Bows, Bling pieces, Birthday.

2. (4B) It's not upload to MAWTT.
I chose: Bling paper, Bling pieces, Bow, Bride.

Hope they are fit your giveway rule.:)

Thank You! darling Ho~

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda! First of all thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog for the MAWTT challenge. I appreciate your encouragement. Thanks for the heads up on your giveaway too.
Okay, here are my "B's" I hope I'm doing this right. :-) boy, blue, brads, boots, beads, brown, my poem starts with "b", and beach. That's 8. If you count the tiny buttons on his shorts, that's 9. LOL Thanks for the bit of fun to go along with your giveaway. :-) Hugs!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

I have lost a post too - my DT one for Aud Sentiments, really annoying. Thank you for your lovely comment and inviting me to join your giveaway. I think I have managed 4 B's - 3 butterflies, blue card, bling and 2 brads oh and blue distress ink so that's 5 things but if you include the fact that it is for a Best Friend then that makes 6!

Thank you for the chance to win.
I am also now a follower of your lovely blog.

Hugs Ali x

Fliss said...

Hi Brenda, I've just had to redo the post with my MAWTT entry as it's never (yet!) come back and you'll find it and my 6 Bs at:
Hasn't this been frustrating!!
Have a lovely day.
Fliss xxx

Debs M said...

Thanks for the chance to win, mine has 4 - blue, buttons,bird,bling

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda,
loving counting the B's!!! one that is never missing on my card is B-bling!

I got 2 cards for the challenge at MAWTT.
One with the following 8 B's: Bear, Blue paper, Buttons, Belt, Buckle, Bling(blue glitter on the blanket), Blanket, Brown paper)
is here
and 2nd with only 6 B's:
Brads, Blue(bucket and paper), Butterflies, Bucket, Blanket, Bling corners
is here
i am also a follower and congrats on your 200+ followers!!

Debbie said...

Hi Brenda, Congratulations on all your followers.I'm not surprised your work is so inspiring.Can I also say thank you for the lovely comments you've left on my blog, it really helps.Gorgeous card, love the greens, the papers and the cute LOTV image.
My card has 3 b's - blue, buttons and bling. My link is :
Thank you for the chance to win you fab candy.It's on my blog sidebar.
Love Debbie Johns x

Susie Little said...

Thank you for the chance to win! you,ve already been to see my make but may give it another go to see if I can make the 6 or more!! Here's my butterfly

Susie xx

Margreet said...

Hi Brenda....congrats on so many followers....but it is always a pleasure to see your creations....besides I am always glad with your lovely comments on my blog...this is a fab card with gorgeous colouring of that sweet LOTV image.
Well, as far as I can count on my card I have 9 B's (although I must say it is much harder to find them in English than in Dutch)....but here we go: bowm button, banner, butterflies, bling (in paper and ribbon), beads, blossoms, brads, birthday can find my card here
xxx Margreet
Thanks for giving the chance to win your fab candy.

DesignerDiva said...

YOur LOTV card is just gorgeous Brenda and this is a fab challenge! I'm now goinig to enter your special BB Bonus!
Hugs Laurie xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Brenda :)

Yep, I lost my post and all my comments too, luckily I had read yours, and so would like to link my project for the extra 2 b's.

Bling and border! :)

Love your LOTV card, its one of my favourite images, and it looks great in these colours.

Have a great week hun



Crafting Belle said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for the chance to win. I love your style and all your makes are fab... here's my B's entry I think I got 8 (Boat, Beach, Bird, Beach Huts, Bucket, Blue Sea/Sky, Beige Sand and Beach Sign) you can see it here my entry hugs Lisa xxx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Brenda, congratulations! What fun is this giveaway, I'd like to join in with my card here My b's are button, bow, bunnies, babies, buggy and black. Thanks so much for the fun. Ruby x

craftymum said...

What a wonderful card Brenda
hugs sarah x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I love that stamp and thanks for your lovely comments. Now my B's are butterfly, bling, brown (hair), cherry blossom and there are 2 'b's in my sentiment so thats a very cheeky 6 ;-)
Claire xx

Sue B said...

Hi Brenda, what a beautiful card! Love the LOTV image and how you've coloured it with DI's - gorgeous!

I would like to enter my B card and have the following 7 B's:
bee, butterflies, bottle capz, blue tit/bird, buttons, bow, blooms.

I am also a follower

my card link is at:

Thanks for chance of some gorgeous candy!
Hugs Sue
XXX (F) (7 B's)

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, just managing to get round to do some commenting today .. sorry not been around at all and thank you for letting me know about your candy. Love your card, gorgeous colours and beautiful LOTV stamp.. yes me also got me some stamps that I still haven't inked!!! How bad of me too! Nearly forgot.. the Bs on my card are bunting and bear... Hugs xxx

Highland Handmade said...

Fabulous challenge, one I just had to play along with when I spotted it on Lisa & Pami's blog .... I managed 55 B's on my project, and you may well need a cup of tea or coffee if you want to pop on over and have a look. Link is here:

Thankyou so much for such fun!!
Tams x

Highland Handmade said...

Pressed the wrong button before I had finished. Beautiful card, love the papers you have used, such pretty colours. I am a new follower, thanks for letting us join in twice! x

steph said...

Congratulations on all your followers. I would have followed by the button was gone. I will try again tomorrow. I entered a card into the 2B's challenge and when I looked at it I had several B's.
1 - Bear
4 - Balloons
1 - Birthday
1 - Blue everything.
plus the digi is Bugaboo.
here is my blog with the card:
Thanks for the chance to enter.

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

HI Brenda

Congratulations on reaching 201 followers your work is stunning and I have now become a follower.

My MAWTT card entry has 3 Bs in it:

Your LOTV fairy card is gorgeous and I love the colours you have used. I also bought this stamp in April at Ally Pally but have yet to ink her up!LOL

Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs Sarahxx

Berry said...

I knew about your little B competition but thanks for reminding me to link up! Your card is so pretty with so mnay Bs! The link to my 3 Bs card is
Big hugs hope you are having a good day hugs rebekah xx

Crafty Max said...

Thank you Brenda I found my way in here and love your beautiful cards. Here is the link to my 4Bs card
Thank you

would love to win but its nice to see you Blog and get insperation .
A prize in it's self. x Max x

Highland Handmade said...

Hi Brenda,

Just spotted your comment on my blog post, I did leavea comment last night, but doesn't look like you have got it? Link to my mega B card is here:

I had so much fun doing this challenge, and thanks for an extra chance to win!!

Love your card, the colours are beautiful xxx

veronica said...

congratulations on all the followers -think you have earned them though! My card for MAWTT has 8 Bs in it - boy, balloon, baseball cap, black ink, blue and brown promarkers, bow, and buttons

Tracey Manderson said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for dropping by my blog, and the lovely comments. I love your card, that image is so sweet! I have just 2 LOTV stamps (but i so want more!! lol)
My card has Bows, bugs, bling, and welllll it is Brown! rofl
the link is:

Dawn said...

great stuff here,just became a follower and here is my entry

Denimo said...

What a great way to make a challenge even more fun!! Your card is great too!

My card has the following Bs:
1) buttons, 2) bird, 3) birdhouse, 4) brown, 5) blue, 6) boards (on birdhouse).


Denimo said...

Pooh... I forgot my link!! It's here.

Lucy said...

Hi Brenda,
That is one of my favourite stamps! I love what you have done with it! Beautiful!
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

Here is my entry for your two b's!
I literally used two bees on my cards with my new stamp and stickers!
I am now following you :)
Josie xx

Anouk said...

Congratulations Brenda and happy birthday (a little late) :) thanx for the invite to your challenge! here are my B's: black (ink), brown (paper), blue (jeans and paper), bling (glitter and gems), blooms (ribbon and embossed), baseball cap ;), Border punch ;P, and penny Black (stamp) ;D... LOL hope you can tell I'm havin a great time here :) so stretching it makes 8! Thanx again!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the colours and the distressed feel! Hugs Juls

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, hope I am not too late to enter this! I think I did do this before and naughty blogger lost it! Thank you again for being so generous, such a lovely idea. Here is my link!

Unknown said...

Hi brenda

Thanks for the invite to your challenge
My B's are : Black, Butterfly, Blossom, Blot on flowers, Border to stamp and the Badge for the center of the flower
the link to my 6 BS is here

Gina said...

Hi Brenda :D Think I may have been one of the missing links :S Here is my offering for your challenge :D XXX