Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Blooming roses

Well whatever happened to Spring ? After a promising start to the week we have rain again.........hubby tells me that's good as we needed it to wash in the fertiliser he spread on the paddocks Monday. I know he's right, but oh for some warmer brighter weather.

I have created quite a quick and simple card following the sketch at Inspiration Card Sketches, but have twisted it a bit which hopefully they won't mind and it still fits the challenge OK. The rose image is Penny Black 3815J and I have coloured the roses with my new Prismacolor pencils drawing on the pastel shades of the Scrapbook Walls DP. I made three roses from the same DP and added a border and corner punched with Martha Steward Eyelet Lace. To embellish, some pearls, punched leaves and Diamond Glaze to the stamped roses.

A Special Blog Buddy Class - Is anyone interested in filling a space that has just come up on Saturday 5th June ? It's something I have organised by special request just for blogging friends and will consist of a whole day's class at Sir Stampalot (normal £25 class fee plus just for this special day, lunch on the go as well) where myself and Chris will be bringing everything along to make some special projects.......they are so special that we have not even decided what they are yet ! Our VIP group are coming from far and wide so if you want in, mail me a.s.a.p. as it will be on a first come basis.

Finally, there is a one last Hero Goody Bag on offer over at Stampalot Challenge blog so don't forget to add your name to be in with a chance of winning.

40 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Brenda
gorgeous card love the pink and black together, and the flowers look fab, can I ask where you got the leaves? behind the roses they look lovely.
Christine x

Rainmac said...

Wow what a wonderful card, gorgeous colours and layout xxx

brenda said...

They are a punched Chris, here's the link to the product:

http://www.sirstampalot.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=30195

It's out of stock at the mo, but you can pre order to make sure you get one as soon as they come in again.

B x

Clare said...

This is beautiful Brenda. I love the stamp. I have a list of stamps longer than my arm since my visit to Sir Stampalot!
Hugs, Clare x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a beautiful combination of colours and flowers.
hope you feel ok today, thinking of you. janex

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful card! I love the colours and gorgeous roses.

The weather is nice here at the moment but think it is meant to rain later.

Lisa x

chris said...

Bloomin heck Mrs you've done a good job here, this is fabulous.
hope ok tomorrow,lots of big hugs chris xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow thats gorgeous and so pretty, you certainly are one talented lady where flower cards are concerned. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh brenda hun this is just so beautiful your detail is just always the best hugs cheryl xxxx

pinky said...

Gorgeous colour combo Brenda and those papers are just gorgeous. Very elegant yet again. Now if I could get a plane and a train I could maybe get to that class lol Oh I wish!
Pinky

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
this is gorgeous...Love the colour combo and the paper..Beautiful layout and flowers..
Mandy xx

Mary Lou said...

Oh Brenda I Likey!!! The colors are fab and I really like the leaves you added to your roses!!! Will have to check into that:D
Blessings

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda! Wish I could make it to your class,a bit toooo far,lol!

Juls said...

gorgeous gorgeous card!!!!! Love the colour combo all the scallop detail and of course your fab roses...

I wish so much that I lived closer, I would love to come to a class! Take care of you, thinking of you

Hugs Juls

Lynda said...

It's fabulous Brenda - black and pink go so well together... and gorgeous flowers as always.

Love Lynda xxx

Violets Corner said...

Hi Brenda! Love the colour combo and the fab roses!

I wish that I lived closer by :)

Take care,

Maarit

Annmaree said...

this is gorgeous, way to go hun!!!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers. Anesha

mckinkle said...

Pretty card Brenday, the black really makes it pop and I really love the image.

Keryn x

Yogi said...

VERY PRETTY

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I picked that stamp up and then put it back when I visited last! Gorgeous colouring too. Thinking of you x

Linapyssel said...

Hi there Brenda!!

Thank you for your sweet comment!!! You go right a head and have a go at the "recepicollector". I´d love to see your version!!! Chris made really cute one first...have a look at it!
I liknk to her in the post!

Have a great evening
Hugs Lina

Hope Jacare said...

Blooming lovely Roses - just beautiful Brenda as always! x

Jacee said...

How gorgeous Brenda, I love the colour combo, fabulous!

Sadilla said...

That's so nice... all this light pink make it very romantic, but chic at the same time! lovely...
hugs
sadia

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and gorgeous colours too. I just love Prisma pencils and splashed out last year. They colour so beautifully as can be seen on your card.
Loving all the little finishing touches too.
xx
PS: It's now chucking it down here too-weather forecast was right for once and wish it was wrong!

Lisa Jane said...

beautiful card brenda - i love the pinks and browns. great punched border and corner/
Lisa ;)

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, what a lovely card and the colours are great. Love the roses and what a brilliant idea to use the punch on the corner as well. Tell your hubby I'm glad we've had some rain too as we spent Sunday afternoon applying weed and feed to half an acre - wouldn't have wanted to take a watering can to it lol. Take care, Linda x

Fleur said...

Hi B, this is so pretty, I love the image. Also love the punched edge & corner.
Take care
Hugz Fleur xXx

Julie said...

What a beautiful card, Brenda--love those roses! Sorry you're getting rain again...spring IS coming! Hope you're having a beautiful day, with or without the rain!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card Brenda, love the colours.
luv
Debby

louise said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and I love the fancy corner.
hugs, Louise

Merry said...

Oh please I would so love to come but I think my arms would be tied from flying. Love this card, the rose image is beautiful.

Silli said...

hello Brenda, your card is so beautiful, I love the soft colors, the flowerstamps are wonderful...SO pretty. Hugs

craftimamma said...

I really must look out for that rose image. Every time you use it I love it more. Stunning card again Brenda.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sarah said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the image and your flower detail
hugs
Sarah xx

Kinglake said...

Lovely card Brenda,the black and pink really work well together.Have a wonderful day xx jo xx

daisydilly (vicki) said...

wow this is a beautiful card. love the colors

Dora said...

Beautiful card, very elegant and really love the black and pink combination xxx

Callie said...

What a stunning take on this weeks sketch! Thank you so much for joining us at ICS! :)

 
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