Monday, 22 August 2011

Winner and 18th Birthday card

Well before I go on - I firstly want to thank Brenda and the DT over at the Stampalot Challenge blog for choosing my card to win the July 'Anything Goes' challenge.

I also won blog candy at Suzanne's blog, Suz's Stamping Story - thank you Suzanne. Please pop over to see what Suzanne does - she makes some amazing things.

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome some new followers. It is lovely to see Deb at Stamp Dancer, Ali at Al's Bits and Pieces, Suze at CantStopCrafting, Angy, Eva, Sylvie at GibMiss and Tole_wils995, thanks for joining me on my creative journey ladies. (They were there with all my followers but Blogger seems to have lost them all at the moment).

This is my first card (or piece of art) since I have got back from holiday and oh boy am I finding it difficult to find any personal inspiration, Mr Mojo seems to have stayed on holiday and not come back with me!!!

We are going to Walsall, Birmingham, this weekend for an 18th birthday celebration (yes Sarah I am going to be near you again), so I need a card and a gift. Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge is a tribute to teens and Play Date Cafe is navy, bubblegum and leaf green, both of these fitted the bill to help me on my way. The Paper Variety want any threads including ribbons and Stampin' B's want any distressing so this fitted with them too.


I used Stampotique's Moth Fab and coloured her with promarkers. The birthday greeting is my own made in PSE and mounted on TH's large paper rosette. The backing paper is from First Edition papers - Spring Feast and I have given it a gesso wash. Edges have been distressed and inked with DIs and a scrunchy ribbon, crown and card swirls added as embellishments.


If I haven't got round to seeing you yet I am on my way.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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22 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh well done on your wins hun so well deserved too as for your card hun its just brilliant love the image and super layout and love that rosette,hugs cherylxxx

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and many congratulations on your wins too.
Glad to hear you had a good time on your hols too.
Still trying to catch up with my commenting too - not hols - just busy!
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Dora said...

woo hoo well done on your wins Brenda, and it is so nice to have you back :) Yes mojo always plays up after a holiday, naughty naughty mojo, but your card looks fantastic, I love it xxx

Suze Bain said...

Many congratulations on your wins! Great card - she's a fab image. xx (PS I can see you followers - so we are still there!)

Netty said...

Congratulations on your wins, which are well deserved Brenda. Loving the card you have made, smashing design. Annette x

Pami said...

Congratulations on your wins Brenda, well deserved! I think your card is wonderful, she will love receiving such a personalised card! Pami x

Rebekah said...

Well done on your wins Brenda! This is a super card. I know what you mean when you haven't created in a while and it takes a little to get inspired! You will be back on form in no time and this is fab regardless I love it! Hugs Rebekah xx

Esther said...

Fab card Brenda - love that stamp! Congrats on yu5r win and enjoy the birthday celebrations...Esther xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Congratulations on your wins Brenda - very well deserved!
Love the card - perfect for an 18th birthday. Don't think your mojo has gone very far if this is anything to go by!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Vicky said...

Well done Brenda on all your wins hun...well deserved sweetie and your card today is truly beautiful too...

big hugs Vicky xx

Shar said...

Totally fun! Your bow is so perfect for the image!

JeanFB said...

Fantastic teen card! Love those goth gals from Stampotique, so perfect for this age. It doesn't look to me like your mojo is missing at all. :) Thanks for sharing your lovely artwork with us once again at Gingersnap Creations.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Congratulations on your win! Also, I love this card...the scrunchy ribbon works perfectly with her hair and the little bits of green on the other side brilliantly balance out the card! No wonder they picked you...I am sure your winning card was just as fabulous as this one!

debby4000 said...

Oh Brenda this is fabulous congrats on you wins too.
luv
Debby

Michele Gross said...

Very cool!! Love that funky image :)Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Michelle said...

Hi Brenda
Thanks for your comment and your support, it means so much. Things are sorting themselves out for Liam very slowly and I've found a lawyer that will represent him just in case ss mess it up again.
Much love
Michelle

Sandi said...

Such a beautiful card....love that scrunchy ribbon bow. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety this week.

lynne said...

Hi Brenda
I am now a Follower of your blog :)
Thanks for visiting my own.
This is quite fabulous!!!
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats to your wins :) And your card looks beautiful, a fantastic queen of the day.

trisha too said...

Congratulations, Brenda, and have a wonderful celebration time!!

:)

Shirl said...

I sooo want that stamp it is adorable, she looks huggable and pretty all at the same time. Delicious card hunny.

Hugs Shirley x x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love the idea of that scrunched up bow. Suits Stampotiques perfectly!