Sunday 1 January 2012

New Year - New Stash


To All my Dear Friends I wish you a happy, peaceful and healthy 2012.

Today is a new year and a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and we want you to play with all the new goodies you hopefully received over Christmas or that you have bought for yourself.

I have used several new things for this project, - new stamp set from The Artistic Stamper, a new book by La Blanche and new metal and tools following my metal master-class with Lin last November.

I followed the first workshop design in my book to make a new year card - and yes time certainly does fly doesn't it?

I have also used some muslin fabric, Graphic 45 paper, TH Heart Wings die and Regal Flourishes texture fade, black acrylic paint, brads and foil for the edge of the card.

Please come join us on the catwalk to show us your new designs and new tools and materials. You never know you might be the first winner of 2012 and receive a fabulous stamp from our sponsor Marina at Cottage Crafts. Also come over and take a look at the Stampettes inspiration for you, they are an incredibly talented group of ladies.

Have a wonderful year ahead.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Sunday Stamper - Anything  If anyone hasn't found Hels blog you must go take a look.
Bloggers Challenge - Celebrate Good Times
Creative Stamp Friends - New Year Cards
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Vintage
Happy Daze - Try something new



Vicky said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda...and a happy new year sweetie...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Terry said...

What a fabulous way to ring in the New Year! Brenda, I just love your metal work and that class really paid off, but then you are such a talented lady! Happy New Year! Hugs!

Yvonne Garner said...

Another gorgeous card, Brenda! Love all the metal work. Such talent! Wishing you a very Happy New Year dear friend. Best, Yvonne

Ink Art Designs said...

Stunning!!! You can see the effort that has gone into this...and it is brilliant. I love working with metal also, it is so much fun. I really admire what you have done here.
Happy New Year Brenda
Dot x

Ephemera said...

This is amazing Brenda and has inspired me to dig out some of my metal from my mountain of stash. The paper is the perfect complement to your beautiful clock. Oh and I'm very jealous of your La Blanche book I can not find it to buy for love nor money LOL. XX

Margreet said...

What an amazing beginning of 2012 Brenda...your 'flying' clock is fab (and it is so true)...Happy New Year!
xxx Margreet

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is just stunning, love the mix of the metal and the fabric. Here's wishing you a fabulous 2012. xx

Gem said...

another gorgeous creation Brenda! hope you have a fab 2012! x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a stunner!

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous piece, love the metal work.
Happy 2012 to you and yours.
Yvonne /Meggymay

Sam & Poppy said...

A beautiful creation! Wishing you a very happy and crafty 2012 Brenda :o)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the metal work and your stamping. Happy New Year to you too ! Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Brenda! Thanks for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge.
Wishing you a Happy New Year x

Mrs.B said...

WOW Brenda, this is fabulous and perfect for New Year.
Avril xx

Val said...

Wow - fantastic. Love all of it.

Despite loads of crafting stuff on my list - evrybody decided that the alternatives were a better bet - so I guess I am going to have to treat myself.

I was also supposed to go to a metal class with Lin, unfortunately what with Dad passing away, sorting out his things, and constant chest infections, I just had to cancel.

Happy New Year.


Lisa Jane said...

wow Brenda ...i love that little pocket watch
A very Happy New Year to you and all your family
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Brenda!!!
A timely piece of art so beautifully stamped and just that little bit different.
Some wonderful new stash.

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Brenda, I love the effect you've achieved with the metal. Happy New Year
Claire xx

Netty said...

Happy New Year Brenda, a truly fabulous card. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy New Year, Brenda. You've created a breathtaking piece. The metal look is fantastic, love the texture.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous project, Brenda! Love the embossed metal and the flying clock ;)). Happy New Year, hun! xx

Juls said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this everything about it is just utterly gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Fliss said...

This really is absolutely stunning Brenda. The metal tooling makes the pocket watch look amazingly realistic. The simple layered and textured background sets it off beautifully.
Wishing you very Happy New Year and all the very best for 2012.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Absolutely stunning Brenda - LOVE it!
Have a very happy 2012 - hugs, Sylvia xx

Unknown said...

WOW!!! Brenda this is a stunning make chum, the watch looks so real love all the detail, just amazing!!!
Hugs Sarah x

Cazro said...

Wonderful piece of work Brenda. Always a joy to see your projects. Happy new year to you and yours, wishing you a fabulous 2012. Thanks for your continued support which is gretly appreciated. Caz

Shirl said...

Thank you Brenda for another amazing piece of art FSC is truly lucky to have you.

Hugs Shirley x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab project Brenda, loving all those layers of different materials, it looks so tactile! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... Happy New Year xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous the metal!!!

Greetings and best wishes for 2012!

Alie :-)

Artyjen said...

Love the metal look to the watch....lovely Vintage theme.
Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month :)
xoxo Sioux

Gerri Herbst said...

So wonderful! Love these colors!

Gisèle said...

Gorgeous !!!

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful Brenda! Love the clock! Must have been a lot of work!
Happy New Year!
xxx Ellie xxx

jeanie g said...

Fab use of the metal and stamps. Love it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love how you used the metal! Thanks so much for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge - wishing you a Creative 2012!

Mummylade said...

Fantastic project Brenda! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

Basement Stamper said...

Amazing creation, love all the metal work. Wishing you a Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by and joining us at Blogger's Challenge!

Ginger said...

Wow, this is lovely, thank you for uploading it for the Happy daze Challenge this month, good luck in the prize draw.

coldwaters2 said...

Happy new Year Brenda, and what a totally ACE card, that central image is fantastic, the papers and colours were made for each other this is stupendous.
Lorraine x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous card, and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

This is gorgeous!!
thank you for joining the Happy Daze challenge this month,
Julie xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

What a fantastic project you made. So great. Thanks for joining us at SFTW