Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A card at last

Progress indeed, a completed card ! I really don't like to combine more than a couple of challenges into one project, but to utilise my crafting time while I feel semi human I confess to four in one here.

I have followed another of Dawn B's great sketches for this weeks ICS challenge and combined it with this weeks Passion for Promarkers which asks us to use "Apricot and Cool Aqua plus Flowers", Creative Card Crew which requires "All that Glitters" and ABC which this week is "E" for "Embossing".

So what did I do.......this is where it gets difficult, remembering through the fog.......only two more days of pills then hopefully normality will return. The main image is Penny Black 3979H - Simplicity, stamped with versafine black and embossed with detail clear then coloured with the two Promarker colours, going over some leaves several times to gain depth of colour. The sentiment if from one of my new Verve stamp sets which I won from Friday Sketchers challenge earlier this month.

DP's are My Minds Eye and the piece of Bazzil across the card was run through the Bug using my new daisy folder, then flowers, leaves and buds cut on Cricut Storybook which I coloured lightly with Tim Holtz inks soft pool and peach and glittered. Finally I added Diamond Glaze to the vase.

I also want to say thank you for Kari for kindly sending an award my way. Kari makes some beautiful cards so do go pay her a visit.

38 comments:

weewiccababe said...

fabulous card Brenda, love all the wee details
thanks for joining us this week on PfP and good luck
Debbi
xx

pinky said...

Lovely card Brenda, so much fine detail as usual. Glad you are on the mend, keep taking the tablets lol.
Pinky

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card Brenda. Love the image you've used and the fab colouring also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Kari said...

Beautiful card,Brenda!Lovely colours and the flowers are gorgeous!
Thank you for your kind words,you are so sweet:)
Hope you`re feeling better:)

Have a wonderful day:)

Hugs,Kari:)

Francesca said...

Wonderful card Brenda , love the delicate image and colours

Hugs
Francesca

Julie said...

Good morning, Brenda! Glad you're feeling well enough to stamp today--that's always a good sign! You're card is just beautiful, and there's nothing wrong with combining all those challenges...I good use of time, I think! It shows real talent when you can pull them all together into one beautiful card. Thank-you for visiting and for your kind comments! I will check out the challenge you told me about! See you later!

Crafty Dawn said...

Loving the Daisy EF may have to get this when I see one (have spent quite a bit on stamps etc for this month Oct coming lol) So I must create with what I have, well I have a lot lol. I do hope your feeling better hun Have sent you a little something hope it arrived safely,

Love Dawn xx

June said...

Hello Brenda, thanks so much for visiting my blog, now I have found you too lol, your blog is lovely, when I get a coffee Im going to sit down and have a good look through everything, take care and thanks again huggiesJune xx

lisa said...

Afternoon Brenda. So glad to see you crafting again, that's a really good sign and what a beautiful card. I love the flower spray and the sentiment is perfect, how true!!!
Keep going in the right direction.
Take care and lots of love

Lisax

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda your card is simply gorgeous, a lovely gentle card its a real classic. Well done my love with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

chris said...

beautiful card brenda again, love the sentiment stamp,love chris xx

to answer your question the ms punch is a border one,I gotit from janice

Debs said...

Hi Brenda
It's so great to see you are feeling better enough to do some crafting - and what a beautiful card - as always hun.
Really appreciate all the lovely comments you have left on my blog - they all mean a lot.
Take care.
Debs xx

Beryl said...

Well if this is what you come up with when you're under the weather I think we'd all better raise our game. This is gorgeous, the colours particularly. Take care of yourself.
Beryl xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is so pretty Brenda and the colours are beautiful. So glad you felt up to making a card today.
Clare x

Caryn said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Passion For ProMarkers.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Brenda, what a pretty card. Love the image and your colouring is fab. Great embossed panel (I've had my eye on that folder) and the papers are yummy. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lynda said...

How do you do it Brenda? This is adorable - love the colours and everything else about it. Crafting is a great therapy though - hope it's helping you.

Love Lynda xxx

Sally H said...

Wow! Stunningly beautiful! Your mojo is definitely on top form! I am so happy that you are on the mend!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Fab card Brenda, I would love some Verve stamps you are sooooo lucky. Love the leaves cut with the Cricut, I have that cartridge so thanks for the inspiration. Hope you feel better soon, thanks for playing along at PFP.

Hugs

Sarah

Silli said...

Hello Brenda, your card is beautiful. I love the colors... The flowers are fab! Hugs and happy day. Silke

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at PFP this week. x

Denise Clark said...

SO pretty! Your flower embellishments are just gorgeous!

Lynne K said...

Hi Brenda. Good to see you're on the up. And with such a pretty card too. I do like that colour combination, & love the flower details.

Dolly said...

Love all the details especially those tiny flowers, fab take on the sketch at ICS, thanks for taking part this week, hope you're feeling better soon :)x

Merry said...

This card is so pretty and delicate...wonderful colours.

Cheryl said...

this is so pretty wonderful colurs and detail love cheryl xxxxxxx

Alecia Castro said...

This card is just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along at ICS this week!!

raindropecho said...

Those flowers are so wonderfully clustered together and that swirl is the perfect touch. This is just gorgeous, Brenda!

Fink said...

Fantastic job as always! Thanks for playing along at ICS! Repeat customers are our favorite!

Suzanne said...

Brenda this is beautiful and I love your flowers, thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Sue :o)

Anonymous said...

Brenda your card is soooooooo `beautiful
Thanks for joining in with ICS:)x

Anonymous said...

pretty card anc colours Brenda love th daisy embossing such a sweet folder, thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge, Samantha :0)

Donna said...

Super gorgeous card Brenda, fabulous embossing. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge. Donna x

Michele said...

What a stunning card! I love it!

wendipooh13 said...

gorgeous card, love the embossing and flowers just popping of it!! great job with the IC card sketch for this week!!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the colour combo!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Heather said...

Oh this is BEAUTIFUL! I love your colors and flowers

Sorry I am late on my commenting this week. Thanks for playing along on ICS!

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

What a beautiful card you have made I love the embossing.

Thank you for joining us on ABC this fortnight

hugs Vicky

ps I have candy on my blog if you are interested x