Monday 25 July 2011


Hi Everyone

Such exciting news - a new fortnightly challenge blog starting next Sunday for the stampers (rubber and clear) amongst us. It will be for everyone to take part, whatever style you have and as long as you get inky hehe. That counts alot of you in then.

There will be a prize for the winner - to be chosen by all the DT and there might even be some blog candy too. The site is up but not complete yet but Shirl of Shirl's Cards is getting it ready with the help of her amazing hubbie Andrew. It will be called FASHIONABLE STAMPING and if you click  you will be transported to the site immediately to see how it is looking. You will also see some names in the design team you recognise I am sure. Agnieszka, Claire, Dot, Fliss, Shirley and of course little ole me. We will also be having Guest Designers and our resident GDT member is Joanna.

I made this card for' Let's Ink It Up' but sadly it closed before I could use it - so I have kept it for the new blog. You can see it over there.

Burgundy back mount stamped with Claudine Hellmuth's stamped flowers which I then painted with acrylic paints. Background text paper - gessoed and stamped. PaperArtsy dragonfly on nesties mounts and I used on the edge dies to scallop the bottom edges. The little tag is another I wrote myself.

Supplies -
Dies - TH Scallops on the edge, paperArtsy Dragonfly, Nesties circles and scalloped circles.
Papers from my box of bits.
DIs - peeled paint, bundled sage, victorian velvet
Distress re-inker - spun sugar
Dulux household emulsion
Studio semi-gloss acrylic paint - landscape green
Stazon timber brown
Stamps - Claudine Hellmuth Bloom collection, PaperArtsy Tops and Tails 2 and 3.
Gesso and acrylic paint.
Flower, ribbon and tag.

Well folks I hope you will be tempted to come and see the new Fashionable Stamping challenge blog, please leave a comment if you pop in so we know you have visited. As you will see there's a bit still to be done but it will be a dead easy theme starting next Sunday - keep watching.

The sun is shining, the garden is blooming and I have a day to craft - what more could we want???

Have a fabulous week.

luv and hugs {brenda) xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp - newspaper
The Shabby Tea Room - photo inspiration
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days away - Summertime
Totally Gorjuss - Punches or dies


Laney said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning Brenda !! I love it hun!!
I'm off to take a nosey LOL!!

Kathyk said...

FAB-U-LOUS card - looking forward to the start of the new challenges

Happy Monday


Juls said...

love the soft colours of your card, and the LO, fabulous work! Hugs Juls

PinksyDoodles said...

Oh Wow! This is a fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

PinksyDoodles said...

Oh Wow! This is a fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Gina said...

Stunning card Brenda!!! I too played at LIIU, so will be over to join the new challenge asap :D XXX

Shirl said...

Beautiful hunny your work is always amazing and a huge thank you.
Hugs Shirley x x

Netty said...

Terrific piece and hope you enjoy being on the DT of the new blog. Annette x

Gram's Treasures said...

Adorable card with such lovely colours! Good luck on the new DT. Thanks for the rain, we are having a good day of it, hopefully you received some of our sun.
Joyce xx

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, another gorgeous creation. Just love how you put everything together. And a stamping challenge blog - shall be watching that with interest! Sarah

Lucy Edmondson said...

Congratulations! Beautiful cards, too,

Lucy x

Trees said...

Beautiful card! I'm so glad you were able to share with us this week!

Trees said...

At the Shabby Tea Room- that is!! ;o)

pinky said...

Its absolutely gorgeous Brenda, your style of cardmaking is so beautiful. I must check out that new challenge blog. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Francesca said...

Lovely card

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful card Brenda! It was definately worth it to open a new challenge so we could see this gorgeous creation although it's a real shame we had to wait that long!!!! lol ;) Can't wait until the new challenge gets into a full swing! Hugs, Joanna xx

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
Brillant DT piece. I love it all especially that dragonfly.
take care, gerri

donna said...

Brilliant card Brenda. You are such a busy artist. I love your background and dragonfly of course. hugs..Donna

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Brenda.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is brilliant oh just love love this hun,the detail you add is always amazing hugs cheryl xxxxx

Anonymous said...

I will look out for it Brenda, hope you are well? Loving this gorgeous dragonfly piece, i just adore your art
If you get time, please pop by my Dezinaworld blog today as i have a free collage sheet for everyone. I hope you will like it. Have a great day !

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wondeful card, love the dragonfly and the litte birthday tag.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week and good luck.


Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous hun.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Terry said...

This is another stunner! Love the reds and what a gorgeous drangonfly! Will have to check out the new challenge blog and congrats!

Sheri said...

This is lovely! I love all the stamping techniques you used! Thanks for sharing with us this week at The Tea Room ;-)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the colours and details. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

Tracy said...

A really pretty creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

michele said...

beautiful card Brenda. will have to check out the new challenge :) hugs x

LindaS said...

Gorgeous card. Love the collage you made. Congrats winning the challenge.