Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches and Passion for Promarkers

Apple time in the fens...................
Good morning one and all, what's the weather like your way ? Here in the Fens we have our normal serving up of rain and cloud, even the dogs are non too impressed today and their early morning apple hunt didn't last too long.......they love this time of year with all the windfalls........Buffy, George and Abbey are cute cookies and roll their finds to push off the wasps, poor Bernie on the other hand learnt the hard way !! Here's some pictures of the gang this morning, although not Abbey, she's feeling her age with arthritis bless her and made a quick return indoors - with her apple of course.
And not forgetting the horses who enjoy the odd apple of four, checking here to make sure ones got the same as the other...... Big Ben (on the left) is a bit of a bully when it comes to food so baby (well 15.3hh) Heskey has to bide his time and grab them when he can.
On to my card for this weeks Inspirational Card Sketches which is another of Dawn B's fantastic sketches and Passion for Promarkers which has a colour combo of Sandstone and Blue Pearl.

My image is Sarah Kay Time for Apple Pie.......how apt is that I thought......and the tree Magnolia Swirl Gran. Both stamped with Memento black and coloured with the two requisite Promarkers. The sentiment is a skinny stamp SK-LG-207 from Stamps by Judith, DP's from stash, punched edge using Martha Steward Embossed Scallop and run through the Bug using Swiss Dots folder, then lace and pearls added to embellish. Edges were shaded with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy.

40 comments:

  1. so beautiful, love how you have done the tree! and the lace detail is just gorgeous!!

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  2. This is beautiful the colours go so, gorgeous creation!
    Dazie
    x

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  3. love the card especially what you have done with the tree,the colours are gorgeous.
    Mandy xx

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  4. Beautiful card, love the way you added the trees to the side.
    Pinky

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  5. Awwww I just want to snuggle up to all of your lovely animals they're so sweet. Bernie looks confused as to what to do lol.

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I too love the way you've stamped the trees - might have to try that myself if you don't mind.

    Love Lynda xxx

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

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  7. wow guys you look as though you are having so much fun....I don't think I've ever had an apple and love your horsey mates too....big hugs from your furry Buddy xxxxxxx

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  8. Beautiful card, Brenda. And lovely image and colours.

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  9. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh So sweet lovely card and image!

    Liz x

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  10. oh this is brill hun adore that image and great pictures too love cheryl xx

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  11. As always, your card is so lovely. You have an incredible way with the embellishments that add to and highlight the image without taking away from it. Not an easy feat! hugs, eileen

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  12. Hi Brenda. The sun is shining here for the first time in ages yeah!!!!!!
    I love the photos of your animals, thanks for sharing them.
    Your cards is as beautiful as always.
    Hope you have a good day.

    Lisax

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  13. Awwww got a bit side tracked with the dogs, sorry Brenda they are gorgeous but so is your card too. George, Buffy and Abbey are so lovely but I've a soft spot for Bernie he's adorable.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  14. Love this card!It`s really lovely..Sarah Kay is so sweet!Gorgeous colours!
    You have wonderful animals,Brenda:)
    In Norway it`s really hot today,almost like summer...
    Have a great evening:)

    Hugs,Kari:)

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  15. Hi Brenda, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and the papers are yummy. The embellishments and textures are perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
    ps - loving the sweet animal pics :)

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  16. lovely to see Berni & the gang. Hubby & I are talking of getting another doggy or two lol Well our poor Dita is getting on a bit she is about 11-13 we're not sure so it will be a wee while yet. Hubby will not be with out a dog or two. But we are thinking of a couple of smaller dogs he he. love these S.K Stamps Reminds me of my youth for some reason (Don't know why?)

    Love Dawn xx

    Thanx for the lovely comment on my blog hun xx

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  17. Hi again,Brenda!I live about one hour from Oslo,to the east :)So it`s great to take a trip to the city when it`s needed ;)

    Have a nice evening:)

    Klem,Kari:)

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  18. Love the card! One of my favourite colour combinations, & I too like the way you've used the tree. I don't do cute, but I make an exception for Sarah K!

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  19. OMGoodness what a lovely looking card! WOW I'm speechless! LOL! That lace trim is gorgeous, images are beautifully colored and the details ROCK! Thanks for joining us this week at ICS.
    ♥Dawn♥
    Owner of ICS

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  20. beautiful card, the lace almost looks like the other half of the Christmas tree.

    Fabulous blog

    Victoria
    x

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  21. Oh how cute - I want to come and stroke and play with all your furry family!!! xx

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  22. Forgot to say - there is something for you on my blog
    xx

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  23. Gorgeous card Brenda :) The lace is beautiful and the colours are fab!

    Love your extended family - they look as if they have great fun gathering their treats each morning!

    Carol x

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  24. Gorgeous card and lovely pics of the dogs and horses. Looks like Bernie has settled in well.

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  25. Hi Brenda! Love the cards but must say that I love the pics of the dogs more! The yellow lab looks just like George! I love to see the different colour labradors together! Your new addition looks rather munchable too! How cute is he or is it a she? Thanks for sharing them with us! Take care! Cyber hugs for the dogs too!

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

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  27. What a wonderful card and I love the photos and stories to go with them. How lucky are you too have apples on trees. I have only ever bought them from the supermarket. :-)

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  28. Love your take on the sketch at ICS, it's beautiful, thanks for playing along.
    :)x

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  29. never mind the weather you place looks like heaven to me, dogs and horses, fantastic. I caught a quick flash of your card on my dashboard and thought it was mine, we have both made cards with bonneted girls in blue dresses for the same challenge. go look and see what I mean. Your card is beautiful , they always are. janex

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  30. Oh what sweet photos you have shared. I smiled the entire time! Your ICS card is gorgeous!!! I love all the lace, colors, image ... all of it. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us this week.

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  31. oh Brenda, your card is gorgeous!!!

    fun photos!!!!
    blessings, Maria

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  32. Gorgeous card, wonderful SK image and love the details especially the tree.
    When do you have time to craft after looking after all your animal family.
    luv
    Debby

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  33. Hello Brenda, your card is so beautiful. I love the cute image and the trees... Great idea... Hugs and happy day! Silke

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  34. This is super stunning, I love how the trees are half off the picture and your image is so beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for playing along at PFP.

    Hugs

    Sarah

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  35. `Beautiful` card Thanks for joining in with ICS:)x

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  36. fabulous card,
    love the pics of your animals
    thanks for joining us on PfP this week and good luck
    Debbi
    xx

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  37. Fabulous card love the colouring on you great image. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week Sue :o)

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  38. Your card is gorgeous - so sweet and old fashioned with that image and the colour scheme. So glad you could join us at ICS this week!

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  39. Hi Ya, love you furry family (and the card of course)! been out of action for a bit. back now and at Sir Stampalot this Thursday with the girls. We're all gagging for a collective crafty day ! I been looking at all your work and i can't believe i've missed so much.
    you've done some real beauties. Very inspirational - keep the good work up - someone has too !!! see ya, Mel x

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  40. Wow! This is wonderful! I love that colour combination amd the way you've stamped the tree.. Just great!

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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