Sunday, 29 August 2010

Garden Inspiration

I'm really running late this weekend, I had this all prepared to go yesterday and Mr B's obviously got the hump with me big time because I only just realised the post was sitting there and not gone live as scheduled. So I have started from scratch so I can also add some challenges.

This week at Allsort's it's Helene's turn to host the challenge and she would like to to seek "Inspiration from a Garden or Park". For my card above, I used this lovely stamp Hero Arts K5366 Tall Birdhouse stamped with versafine back and embossed with detail clear and coloured with Copics. I inked some clouds and added stickles to the branches. The mat is punched with Martha Stewart double loop around the page using Doodlebug DP.

And at Polkadoodles the boss Nikky has given us a great sketch to work with. I used it literally as drawn using papers and poinsettias from the new Christmas Paper Boutique CD, decoupaged and layered onto mats cut with Nesties. A Martha Stewart snowflake border punch and ribbon to finish. Greeting on the tag is from the Jingle Jangle Christmas stamp set.

This card is also for the following challenge:

Secret Crafter: Make a Start on Christmas

And my third card (top of post) uses hero Arts K5363 Flower Trio stamped with versafine sepia and embossed with detail clear and coloured with Copics. I stamped round the edges if the main piece with Magenta 32090M crackle background and distressed with Tim Holtz antique linen. I stamped the three flowers a second time onto some DP from stash and cut out to decoupage. The leaves are punched from Basic Grey DP and some hessian and string tied across the middle.

This card is for the following challenges:

Sweet Stamping: Distressed Birthdays

Moving Along with the Times: Recipe

37 comments:

  1. Great cards, Brenda, Love the blue flowers in your top card.

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  2. Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the distressed feel to the first one.

    Nikki x

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  3. Hi Brenda, sorry to have missed you at Sir Stamp. Hope you are on the mend. We will have to catch up in November when I am next up your way.
    Love and hugs Kimx

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  4. Super cards Brenda, my fav is the tall bird house, it is such an unusual image that its really caught my eye, obviously all 3 cards are fab though!

    Hope you have a fab BBQ and birthday celebrations!

    Keryn x

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  5. Hi Sweetheart, sorry to hear youve not been feeling to well, hope you soon feel better. Love all your cards theyve all got something different and are quite stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

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  6. Hi Brenda, I just love your beautiful flowers and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in this week over at MAWTT, good luck! hugs Heidi xx

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  7. wow Brenda - you have been busy!
    Love the birdhouse ( i know i know - depsite it housing BIRDS!)I always think they look pretty in peoples gardens.
    Have a great day
    Lisa ;)

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  8. Three gorgeous cards Brenda, love the crackle on the top one, the gorgeous images on the second and the beautiful flowers on the third. Have fun today and take it easy!!
    Pinky

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  9. Hi, They are all lovely. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

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  10. Hi dear
    they are all lovely... the ble one is so smart....
    and I love the Christmas red flowers... they look so rich, and the 3D effect is really great! :)
    hugs
    sadia

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  11. All three are stunning, Brenda! Have a wonderful day today, and I hope the showers miss you x

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  12. OH WOW you've been busy Brenda!!!

    These are gorgeous!

    I adore the firsts colors and vintage distress feel!

    The seconds stamp and border punch rock!

    and I adora that poinsettia, just gorgeous!!!

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  13. oops Brenda - forgot to say thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

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  14. Beautiful creations, I particularly like the blue card at the top. Very effective. Have a great Sunday, Tracy Evans x

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  15. Three gorgeous cards Brenda, they all have features to sit and look closely at.
    Thankyou for joining with the MAWTT challenge this week.
    Luv (another) Brenda xxxx

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  16. Wonderful cards,Brenda!!So many great details to look at!
    Have a great sunday :)
    Hugs,Kari :)

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  17. Wonderful cards and all floral! LOL love the top one especially but the bird house and the christmas ones are gorgeous as well. xx Zoe

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  18. These are beautiful Brenda - Hope you're feeling better and not overdoing things. I do worry about you lol.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  19. Gorgeous Christmas Card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x
    SCSC DT

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  20. 3 smashing cards, the beautiful blue and brown is my fav, floral fantastic. janex

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  21. Beautiful cards - love the traditional feel to your Christmas card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

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  22. Beautiful cards Brenda, they are all so different x

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  23. All 3 gorgeous cards, Brenda. Love the colour scheme on the first one, the sumptuous decoration on the Christmas card, and the birdhouse is such a lovely image. Hope you're feeling better now. xx

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  24. OMG Brenda these are truly stunning cards each and everyone of them appeal to me big time
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  25. oh brenda hun these are just stunning gosh,your creativity is just amazing do hope you feel better soon,sweetie hugs cheryl xxxx

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  26. Awww such lovely cards Brenda - both stunning. I really can't decide on a favourite. Love the image and design of the first and the second is just a superb Xmas design - lovin the BIG flowers on this one.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. I hope we see you again real soon. Good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

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  27. Brenda all these cards are beautiful. Love that border punch on your second card. And the colour combo in the first card is wonderful.

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  28. Beautiful cards as always Brenda, hope you are feeling better now.
    Louise xx

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  29. wow!!!! So many stunning cards!! Love the first one, love the gorgeous distressed feel! Hugs Juls

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  30. Beautiful cards Brenda...Hope your ok...really would have liked to visit the gal's at P,bough this weekend but it's a bit too far for a day out...will have to wait till hubby has a few day's off and make a weekend of it soon.

    Love all these cards... I think the first is my fav, love the feel... I got hubby to get me some hessian sack's from work, they smell a bit so have hung them on the washing line, might need to wash them if they still pong...lol

    Hope the brood aren't running ring's around you...Puppies, who'd have em...lol ye right bet your lovin it all...

    Take care
    x
    Vicky

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  31. PS...forgot to say thanks so much for joining us at scsc this week....those poinsettia's are gorgeous, love the layout you used. They have never been my fav flowers till I started crafting, love them to pieces now...
    Must mean I take more notice of thing's now eh....
    x

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  32. These are beautiful Brenda. I love the colour scheme and flowers on the first one, not too mention the great distressing.
    The image on the second one is gorgeous and I love the layout of the third card.
    Hugs, Clare x

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  33. These are gorgeous. I just love the colour combinations and stamp choices.

    Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin this week.

    Hugs
    Valxx

    PS: I have blog candy running if you would like to take part.

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  34. Hi Brenda,
    three beautiful cards, each of them have such fab detail and images I love them all...
    Mandy xx

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  35. WOW gorgeous cards you made :D Thanks for the inspiration

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  36. Wow, what gorgeous cards, they are really beautiful. Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Stampin this week. x

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  37. a stunning card! really fantastic!

    xoxo silvi (germany)

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