Saturday, 10 July 2010

July Romance

New challenge time again at Allsorts and Polkadoodles.................sorry Nikky, this one should have gone up yesterday, you can send me to the naughty corner.

At Allsorts Helene is hosting the challenge this week and has selected the theme "July Love" and would like to see a heart on our work.

So I have gone all pink using my heart Nesties which never really got a proper airing when I bought them earlier this year. The sentiment is from a Hero unmounted set.......typical me as I no longer have the code and the swirl stamped onto the My Minds Eye DP is Hero F5042 leaf flourish. The border is Martha Stewart embossed hearts with some lace, flower a button and ribbon to embellish. A really quick and easy card.

On to Polkadoodles and my teamie Enfys has chosen a Summer theme at Polkadoodles this week, so lots of scope there to get the creative juices flowing. Butterflies spring to mind after flowers with me when I think Summer, so I have used the Heritage section of Back to Nature CD, one of my favourite collections on the CD.

I re-sized the paper to achieve smaller butterflies and printed onto acetate. The border is punched with Martha Steward embossed butterflies and the large butterfly is cut with a Cuttlebug cut and emboss die using a coordinating paper from the same collection. Ribbon and a beaded pin to embellish.


  1. Both cards are beautiful Brenda, I love the colours.

  2. oh brenda,hun both cards are just stunning,so love the heart in the first one,and the butterfly in the second card is just so beautiful all works so well,you are so talented,hun so love seeing what you create,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  3. 2 very pretty cards benda and very summery, hope you are feel a lot better.
    hugs Louise xx

  4. Hi Brenda
    You are one up on me with the sentiment, I couldn't even remember which stamp company made it when I used it in a post earlier this week lol.
    Hope you are feeling better and will soon be back to your creative best.
    Hugs Kimx

  5. Fab cards Brenda!

    Hope you're feeling better hun!


  6. both cards are fabulous! you have a very charming style!

    xoxo silvi (germany)

  7. Two beautiful cards Brenda - love them both!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  8. Two very gorgeous creations Brenda, both of equal quality and beauty. I love them both.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Hi Brenda
    wow two stunners here, love them both.
    hope you are feeling a whole lot better.

    You would be on the naughty step in our house, not the naughty corner, I put hubby on it last night I will tell you why when I see you!!

  10. Fantastic cards B. both really pretty.
    Hope you're feeling better
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  11. two gorgeous creations!!! How do you do it!?

    Absolutely love these both, so fun!

  12. Hi dear
    lovely both... I like so much butterflies... and that paunch is fabulous! :)

  13. Both of these are gorgeous Brenda and I hope you're feeling a little better now.

  14. Gorgeous cards, lovely colours too. I want to know why Chris's hubby was on the naughty step too lol.

  15. Hi Brenda, I hope you are begining to feel better and you arnt having to take quite so many pain killers.
    Love both your cards they are fabulous and so beautiful, love the design on the papers. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  16. This is so wonderful,both cards!
    Lovely heart and lace! I love the butterfly punch,so cute!
    Have a wonderful summertime :o)
    HUgs,Kari :)

  17. Both cards are stunning, Brenda. Hope you are feeling a bit better and the heat isn't getting to you x

  18. Hi Brenda hope you are feeling ok, I love both these so much the heart one is gorgeous but I have to favour the second one which look utterly divine.
    Lorraine x

  19. awhhhh both of these are so gorgeous!! Loving your polka dot hearts! and the butterfly card is so elegant! Hugs Juls

  20. 2 very pretty cards with great design. Hope your feeling a little better, you are a real trouper. janex

  21. wow Brenda, this is soooo pretty! These cards are really gorgeous! Love the pink & brown combo of the 1st one and all the butterflies of the 2nd card! The embellies on both cards are just perfect!
    Silvie from France

  22. Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the colours on the second.
    I hope you are feeling better.
    Nikki x

  23. Both cards are so scrummy Brenda, can't chose between the two, but I have to say, I do love that butterfly!

  24. Both totally gorgeous cards, Brenda.
    Hope you're feeling so much better now.
    Hugs Lisax

  25. Brenda I love all your work (which I have seen on Sir Stampalot)and after a lot of trial and error have just now found your blog - so I'm off to do some catching up. I'm so happy!!!


  26. Both cards are very pretty Brenda, I love the colors and all the beautiful details... BIg hugs

  27. Oh my goodness ,,,, GORGEOUS ! I must say I LOVE the buttterfly one particularly ,,, so unusual and pretty !! :-)

    Lols x x x


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