Monday, 22 February 2010

Happy Birthday

What on earth is happening with our weather.........it's deep midwinter again and snowing like the clappers. I know I am not alone, but I so hate all this cold, it was pretty to see for a few days, but it's been absolutely weeks on end now.

Right moan over, a card which fits this weeks Cupcake challenge of "Friends" and on that note a chance to say Happy Birthday to someone who kept her birthday very secret.............didn't they Janice ? I am told this also fits the theme at Totally Gorjuss this week, so in for a penny.................

And because the weather is so horrid, I am going pink and summery again. I started by making a stencil with Hobby Art U1913D small dragonfly and dabbed lightly with Tim Holtz worn lipstick (I have not stenciled for ages but Lesley got me going with her lovely butterfly card the other day) down the edge of the card, I then overstamped with the same stamp and ink.

The text of the main piece is Hero Arts G2678 art, stamped with Hero chalk ink Latte, the overstamped with the same dragonfly and heat embossed with detail gold. The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps and cut in half after stamping, the border Martha Stewart embossed butterflies and the rose made from pink paper and spritzed with Glimmer Mist tea rose.

57 comments:

☼ Cheryl* said...

I am so sad it's snowed this week. My partner is away from tomorrow till Friday and with the snow there is no way I can push a pushchair, so I think me and my son will be in all week :( I really wanted to go shopping or something too, grrr!

Your card is beautiful!! I love the stamps and the stenciled part. The rose is great!

Vicky said...

Gosh Brenda, this is just beautiful..I love it.
Beautiful stencil work and all the detail is just perfect...
x
Vicky

Marion said...

This is just fabulous. I love the colours and that flower - wow!
Marion

celia said...

Ik ben het slechte weer ook al geruime tijd beu!Iedereen komt met sneeuw aan zijn voeten binnen en alles ligt er dan nat en vuil bij terwijl de kleine kinderen er tussen kruipen! ;-(
Je kaartje is prachtig!!!Heel knap gedaan en ja...geef ons nu maar roosjes zodat de zon vlug begint te schijnen!Veel liefs,Celia.

JAN said...

What a tremendously beautiful card...i am certain Janie will treasure it forever..its too gorgeous for words (ref to the text lol)

JAN said...

oops that should read Janice..sorry for the typo's (they are my middle name lol)

craftymum said...

Brenda this is gorgeous. The flower is beautiful. It qualifies for the Totally Gorjuss challenge we have this week which is "flower power" if you haven't already entered. By the way I met Tim Holtz at the NEC yesterday. I showed him my Grungepaper flowers and he seemed to really like them. So of course I am now a very happy crafter!!!

sugar n spice said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the sentiment and the layout, your colour choice is fab. So bright and pretty. Janice will love it. Keep warm in this freezing weather hun. -9 up here last night. Brr............
Hugs Suzi xx

craftymum said...

Oops. I'm so excited I forgot how to end off my comment
Love sarah XXX

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Brenda
stunning love all the detail.
Christine x

pinky said...

Brenda this is just gorgeous, I just hate you lol. Only joking, you know I totally admire your work, you are such an inspiration. Hugs
Pinky

Kahvinpapu said...

This is just so beautiful! So peaceful and elegant!
Have great week!

Nilla said...

Another gorgeous card, Brenda!! Hugs Nilla

June said...

Such a stunning card. Love that rose
hugs June xxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda, this card is stunning, I love the simplicity of it, and the flower is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Annmaree said...

This is absolutely beautiful Brenda!!!

Way to go hun!

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is so beautiful ! Pink and black are so elegant together... The flower as a center piece is gorgeous and I do like the sentiments... Smiles from Catherine

Scrappymax said...

Oh this is beautiful Brenda I so love the elegance of this and that rose just finishes it.
Can't wait to see the new Polkadoodle launch - Do you think I am REALLY REALLY going to want this one lol.
Max x

issy said...
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issy said...

oooops cant spell this morning..

The little rose is just perfect Brenda, the final touch to a beautiful card.

x
issy

Jackie said...

I love the elegance of this card.

Ms. Jen said...

Brenda this is beautiful! I really enjoyed all the little details you included. This is a very elegant card.

Tracy said...

So so pretty, love the colour and the dragonflies. It's beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

chris said...

Hello Angel!

this is sooo beautiful,loving those sentiments
love your lace and butterfly border in fact its all perfect.
hugs Angel xx

Diane Marsh said...

It's just lovely...how do you make the rose????

Diane said...

Do I need to tell you how much I LOVE this card!!! Everything about it is simply beautiful!

Tracey said...

love toyr card it would certainly cheer any one up in this horrid weather.
take care
love tracey

Donna said...

This is such a delightful and stunning card...thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

Of all your fabulous looks, I do love this one you do, with the twine around the card and the floral detail!! so elegant!! Love the colours, and the text mat that has been overstamped with the dragon flies! Just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Kari said...

Fabulous card,Brenda!Lovely sentiment!
Wonderful design!Love the flower :o)

Have a great evening :)

Hugs,Kari:)

lisa said...

Know what you mean about the weather, Brenda. We've had plenty too but I've been out with my camera today as it's been lovely and sunny so at least I've made the most of it. Spring can just hurry up though!!
This is a gorgeous card. I love the pink rose and the dragonfly background is fantastic. A perfect card as always.
Stay warm.

Lisax

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is just brilliant love it so much your detail is always stunning and this one has blown me away hugs cheryl xxxx

Lynda said...

A gorgeous card again Brenda - love the subtle pinks, the flurry of butterflies and your oh so stunning flower.

Love Lynda xxx

Peggy said...

Hi Brenda,

Stunning card, so elegant !!! Love all those butterflies !!!

No snow here at the moment (Belgium) I hope we're done with that !!! Let the spring come !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Peggy xx

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card as usual Brenda. Love what you've done with the HA dragonfly and I'm sure Chris and Jenny would too!
xx
PS: Sorry about your weather-we've had rain tipping down all day and just hate it as our grass in the back garden looks a bit flooded!

Silli said...

Your card is so beautiful Brenda, I love the colors, its very elegent! Hugs and happy monday!!!

Christine said...

Hi Brenda stunning creation love the soft colour tones..lots of techniques here love the DIY flower..fab colour combo..& YES we have snow AGAIN on the north east coast &&&& its bitterly cold..

hugs n stay warm Christine xx

Debs said...

Oh Brenda
This is a real stunner - it's absolutely gorgeous!!!
You are super duper talented and very inspirational.
Hope you are well.
Take care
Debs xx

Hope Jacare said...

A very beautiful card - I am sure it will be treasured! Stunning rose....Cheers Claire x

Zoechaos said...

A little ray of sunshine just what we all need. Beautiful card gives a real lift and a delight for any friend. Love it (of course)

Divinity said...

your card is gorgeous!!!!!!!! wow!!!! i love it!!! :)

Shirley N said...

This is so beautiful. Elegant card!

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning, Brenda! I am sure Janice will love it! Very, very beautiful. Is that another MS punch? Exactly how many do you own?!

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Really pretty colours and I LOVE that flower. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.
We had lots of snow in Aberdeenshire on Thursday and it's still here. Really icy now and we are promised more and least so people tell me!

Kat x

Sir Stampalot said...

Oh Brenda, this is goreous. Love it. thanks for my birthday message. There's so much happening on this card i don't know where to look first! Have you taken your scissors to the net curtains again!!! Or prehaps it's a pretty bra strap! Thanks again brenda, it's very special - just like you :)
- janicex

Sheng said...

This is such a gorgeous card!! Loving it.

xoxo hugz
Sheng

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Brenda I just adore this card which is so beautiful that rose and your design are just so perfect...I have made another of those roses and they are great can't wait to use one on a card.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Biscuitlid said...

wow Brenda what a beautiful card. So very elegant and with such touching sentiments too.

Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week
Hugs
Victoria
x

Francesca said...

Great and elegant card brenda

Hugs
Francesca

craftingmanda said...

this is stunning, does the elastic go through the card? I love this type of card, out of my comfort zone though so I would have no idea where to start.

Pam and Presley said...

Love your card. Thank you for the chance to win awesome hero candy you are on my blog
God Bless
Pam
pamandrandy@gmail.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

Brenda - love your card and how you have the string criss cross behind the flower

Lovely!

scotspanda said...

oh wow Brenda, I am blown away with this one! I wish I could think this way, I just can't do this style!!

lotsalove

Amanda xx

craftimamma said...

Well I've definitely had enough of the snow now after my tumble in the blasted stuff yesterday. Still it's given me a very good excuse to stay in and craft.

This particular card is absolutely gorgeous. It's very delicate looking and I love the teeny butterflies.

Lesley Xx

Sandra said...

WOW Brenda, this Card is so beautiful! Cannot really say what I love most of it, because it's just perfect with all these butterflies and the dragonflies...
Hugs, Sandra

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Beautiful card, I'm just lovin' your blog and all your inspiration. I had to laugh at your comment about the weather. We live (supposedly) in the desert in Southern Utah USA and it is raining again, crazy weather everywhere huh?

Julye said...

love the flower it looks so technical good look with the challenges julye

 
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