Sunday, 4 April 2010

Spring Blooms

Really sorry this is so late folks, what with all that's going on right now and being at the hospital so much blogging has fallen by the wayside.

The last five days seem to have lasted forever and I can't begin to explain how traumatic it has been for the whole family, but most of all our lovely Anysia. But she is stable now and we are just taking things a day at a time. It's going to be a very long road to recovery, but we are so thankful that we still have her, things were nearly so different and does not bear thinking about.

The following blurb was prepared last week, but for whatever reason did not publish yesterday for our new challenge at Allsorts. I have to admit to a certain amount of plagiarism with my card, it's a take on one created by my mate Chris, but as it was her who insisted I 'needed' this stamp Hero Arts CO141, I figure we are quits.

The background was created by randomly stamping the flower with versamark and embossing with detail clear, then distressing with Tim Holtz Wild Honey. I coloured the main flower with Prismacolor pencils, cut the mats with Nesties through the Big Shot and a border using Fiskars threading water punch. The squares are punched out of Bazzil cardstock then buttons and thread added.

24 comments:

Helen said...

Happy Easter, much love to you and your family in this hard time - hope Anysia's recovery goes as quickly as it can. Great card, beautiful stamp - of course you NEEDED it, I would (do) too!

Sally H said...

It is a stunning card! You have been in my thoughts every day. Good to hear Anysia is stable and on the road to recovery, albeit a long one. Hope Easter day brings peace, relaxation and love to you all xxx

Lisa Jane said...

A beautiful card Brenda - and i agree , you had to have it!
Easter Blessings to you ad your family at this very difficult time. As you say take each day at a time and hopefully each day there will be small positives .
Take care
Lisa ;)

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Brenda
gorgeous card love the flower and all the buttons.
Christine x

Sarah A said...

Hi Brenda

What a beautiful card and I think you may just have cconvinced me that I NEED it too LOL!

I pray this week eases a little of your worries.

Sarah x

Cheryl said...

wow hun you have done this is once again stunning brilliant love it hugs cheryl,

Jo said...

Brenda, I'm so happy to hear the good news about Anysia ... I'll continue to pray for her quick recovery.

Your card is lovely, as always. The buttons are such a cute touch.

Jo xx

Jacee said...

Beautiful card Brenda, sending you and yours love & hugs.

lisa said...

Just a gorgeous card, Brenda.
My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Hugs
Lisax

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card the resist looks fabulous and as always your style brings something special to the completed card.

More positive thoughts and love to you all glad to hear your girl is improving very difficult for you all. (((Hugs)))

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

Gorgeous card, love the button detail! thinking of you at this time! Hugs Juls

Cherry said...

Hi Brenda,
So glad to hear Anysia is a little better even if there is a big way to go. Sending many Easter blessings to you and the family. Your creations are as always beautiful. Love Cherry XXX

Craftnut said...

Beautiful Card Brenda - i am off to order the stamp i think :o)

Tracy x

Linda Elbourne said...

A beautiful card Brenda ... Thanks for the inspiration with this weeks challenge. Happy Easter

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful card! Fab layout and colours. So pleased to hear Anysia is stable.

Lisa x

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

The card is beautiful Brenda, and so sorry to hear of this worrying time x Thinking of you hun x dont forget you need to stay strong too (keep healthy) x Leigh x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Am very happy to hear Anysia is doing so much better!! You have been blessed on this Easter Sunday. You post when you are up to up, your family comes first.

Diane said...

I will def be praying for Anysia! Take care of yourself and Anysia!!! Big hugs!!!

Rufus said...

I've been catching up I'm so sorry to hear what happened and so glad to hear that things are getting better. Family comes first, blogging somewhere down the list. Take care of yourself and Anysia. Know that we're all thinking of you,
R/

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you. life has not been ease for any of you , do take care.
Your beautiful floral creations still amaze and inspire us all. janex

Nikbee said...

This is a fabulous card. I love the stamp.
I'm so glad to hear Anysia is stable and slowly recovering. Thinking of you,

Nikki x

Lynda said...

This is so beautiful Brenda - take good care of you and yours... will be thinking of you.

Love Lynda xxx

Crafty Dawn said...

Can't believe I missed this one love the image and you used it so well

love Dawn xx

nnalorac said...

Brenda this is sooo beautiful,jumped out the screen at me, absolutely love it. Wishing you all better times in the near future. hugs nnalorac.xx