Monday, 21 June 2010

Molly Blooms

Good Afternoon peeps, it's Monday so back to the grindstone but at least the sun is shining and no winter woollies today.

Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was a mixture. Saturday I was busy finishing the samples for yesterdays exclusive launch at Sir Stampalot of the new Molly Blooms stamp range. It was really lovely to met Clare, the very talented artiste of the stamps which are now on line to buy here. Scary or what, I am quite getting a liking for cutsie.

I have used Molly Blooms Strawberry Girl on this card, masking her so she is sitting on the toadstool which is another of the stamps in the range, colouring her with Copics and decoupaging, adding some grass and flowers using Art Impression stamps. The DP is Cosmo Cricket, the border punched with Martha Stewart embossed scallop plus some ribbon and a doily. This card is for this the following challenges:

Cupcake - Strawberries and Cream
Stamptacular Sunday - Cute as a Bug - butterflies plus bees on DP

My second card uses Penny Black 2407K Keepsake as the main image inked with Brilliance Mediterranean blue and yellow then spritzed with Glimmer Mist daisy yellow. I stamped the three flowers again to decoupage them after spritzing them with the same GM. The DP is October Afternoon, one of the brand new ones just arrived at Stampalot. The corner stamp is Penny Black 3857H Footnote, the with love sentiment is Art Impression and the left hand wording computer generated. This card is for the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday - Travel/holidays
Stampin for the weekend - Sketch plus yellow and blue.

And finally I thought I would share a piece of fairy artwork my hubby bought me yesterday.

It's a bit unusual as it is a print glazed onto natural slate and the colour of the slate blends beautifully with Arthur Rackham's wonderful depiction of Ginevra from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Not sure where I am going to hang it yet, but I think my craft room is the most likely as it's very 'me' and I can feel the inspiration coming already.


  1. Awww how gorgeous these are :) love your first card, it is so cute and those papers are gorgeous. Nice piece of artwork your hubby bought you xx

  2. more gorgeous offerings brenda....and one of my fave PB that piece of slate artwork...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

  3. Wow what an enchanting piece of artwork, I think it is so beautiful, you lucky lady, what a lovely gift from your hubby. I think it needs to be where you spend the most time, could that be the craft room Lol!
    You've done Molly fabulously, she's great.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Beautiful card Brenda...thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

  5. Such a lovely project,I love the fact that you have made it on the slate,the spider's web is so very delicate. I like the layers on the skirt too!

  6. Thank you for your comment on my card Brenda... you flatter me. You got my email addy.. if you like some of those vellum papers just drop me a line and I'll happily send you some xxx

  7. Beautiful cards as always brenda, a pleasure to look at.
    Babs x

  8. Fab card s.. and i love the artwork.. my friend would love it... It will be lovely in your craft room
    Lisa ;)

  9. First of all I have to say your Hubby deserves brownie points for buying you such a lovely gift. It's really beautiful and you must have it in your craft room so you can gaze at it often.

    Your own artwork is lovely too and I especially like the second card as I love the colours and the stamped images.

    The background paper on the first card is perfect for the image and she is cute with her strawberry hat.

    Lesley Xx

  10. wow wow wow!! as always so many gorgeous creations!!!

    your first card is just gorgeous..she is such a sweetie, I love the dimension you have created!!

    Love your second card too, gorgeous colours and I love the distressed feel.

    and WOW!! I love your last one, the sepia tones are just perfect and I love the real magical feel! Hugs Juls

  11. Hi Brenda,
    The gift from your husband is wonderful, I am not surprised you have chosen your craft room to display it.
    Your two cards are wonderful too.
    Hugs, Clare x

  12. You clever lady, a couple of beauties again , and what about that Eddie, Did he just buy it out of the blue, if so I need to introduce him to my Dave and get him to give him lessons!
    I have to say i love that slate and it is so you, he knowss you well.
    hope you are well lots of hugs chris xx

  13. I don't know where you keep getting your idea's from Brenda...I am all out making one project a week, where do you get your energy from, today has been melt down here, might be the fact that I craft in the conservetory...Doh

    Gorgeous cards as expected and have to say I think your Hubby has great taste, that artwork is so my thing, would love it in my craft room...mind you I would love any of your creations in my craft room too...

    Been trying my hand at a tut...I am whacked, need to do some fine detailing but hope people like it when I get it finished...and I do mean when...I am such a lightweight these day's, don't know what's up with


  14. What a delicious card Brenda ! The image is really sweet, I love the DP and the doily is such a cute touch ! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  15. oh wow you've been busy, and wow 3 different awesome creations!!!

    I LOVE the colors and image on the first, soo darling!

    The stamp and postcard feel to the second is awesome

    and that third is just magical!

    way to go Brenda!!!

  16. Gorgeous cards again Brenda, we can rely on you to come up with the most fabulous designs. Love your fairy artwork, it will certainly give you plenty of inspiration.

  17. WOW Brenda you have been a busy bee!!! Lovelly art work as usual..I hav had so much trubbel with Mr blogger..havn´t been able to post comments to anybody but hopefully this will work...the fifth time I`m trying!!!
    many many hugs Lina
    Good luck in the challenges!!

  18. wow, that art work is magnificent! You lucky girl

  19. Stunning fairy art! Eddy has a very good eye! I love both of your cards, but the colours on the second one are so gorgeous and I adore that one!

  20. Brenda, so nice to meet you yesterday the cards you created using the new Molly Blooms stamp range that I designed are wonderful, even though you don't do cute!!! Thank you Clarex

  21. Absolutely gorgeous. Your layout is so well balanced and fun, very good eye for added details and colour mathing. Beautiful stamping!
    Thanks for playing at SFTW with us!

  22. Very pretty cards and i love all your stamping work!
    Thanks for joining Stamping for the weekend
    Hugs Di xx

  23. Hi, thanks for joining in the Penny Black Saturday challenge,your card is fabby.

    Liz x

  24. oh wow hun stunning cards as usuall the detail is just awesome,and as for your hubbie oh how kind,so thoughtful too love it as its just so magaical,hugs cheryl xx

  25. Hi Brenda

    Sounds like a busy weekend, love the Molly image and the toadstool is supercute!

    Absolutely adore that slate art work, how amazing. when I was a boarding school in Keswick there was a guy in the town who used to carve slate by hand and that used to fascinate me but his work was nowhere near as intricate as this!

    Hope it is not all work, work work for you this week!

    Sarah x

  26. Beautiful cards! I just love your strawberry girl card, so cute and wonderful colors!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Cute As A Bug!" challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)

  27. Oh fabulous cards Brenda

  28. Beautiful cards, Brenda...and I LOVE that lovely piece with the Rackham print on it--gorgeous!

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!


  29. Fab cards Brenda!

    Such a wonderful gift, it's stunning!


  30. Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the image on the first one.
    Fab artwork, too.

    Nikki x

  31. Gorgeous cards as usual, Brenda!!! Hugs Nilla

  32. well, you are a bust crafter! I love the cheerful top card but the second is stunning as well!

  33. fabulous cards Brenda, glad your enjoying the cute stamps,you do cute so well but you will always be the queen of floral. janex

  34. What a pretty card. Love the image and gorgeous papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Cute As A Bug!" challenge! Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

  35. Wowzer Brenda what fabulous cards I am so loving that Molly sitting on her mushroom the colours are gorgeous also loving the second one beautiful image and what a wonderful piece of artwork looks quite magical
    Lorraine x

  36. There is two cards here but the last one for me are really special (both beautiful though)YOur hubby has great taste I love that fairy slate

    Love Dawn xx

  37. Hi Brenda

    I just saw your comment on one of my cards and realised I've not been by in a while. Your latest card made me smile - wee molly is very sweet. Love the colours and the layout. Gorgeous cards your showing us. Sorry for not being around your blog lately.

    Thanks for your kind words i.e. operation and new job. Its a new chapter and a fresh start that I've been yearning for a while for. Lets hope its all what its expected to be and more.

    Catch you soon


    Kimmi x

  38. Wow Brenda - you PB card is totally stunning ... you've given me some inspiration for the transparent set i won form you as I haven't used that particular stamp yet .... totally artistic. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x

  39. just love that 2nd card the new image is wondeful and the whole piece say summer holidays like nothing else. xx Zoe

  40. Brenda - gorgeous cards! Nice take on our weekly challenge. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  41. Gorgeous cards, i love the new molly blooms too ! Melx

  42. Ooooh I love them both and what a gorgeous bit of art your husband brought you!
    Thank you for joining us at stampin’ for the weekend and good luck.


    Amy xx

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