Saturday, 4 September 2010

Peaches and Cream

Happy Saturday everyone, hope you are all ready for a new challenge at Allsorts where Debs has set us the theme of "New Beginnings".

You certainly embraced Helene's Garden Inspiration theme last week, what a huge number of you entered and with such fabulous work which were all a real joy to look at.

Before I move on to my card, just a quick reminder that we have a brand new challenge for the month of September over at our sister challenge Penny Black at Allsorts where we are still looking for new DT memebrs. The theme is Punch Away, so please do pop over and join in the fun and as usual there are four awesome prizes to be won courtesy of our sponsor Penny Black.

I have gone with a very simple wedding card using this lovely sentiment from Art Impression J3398 as the focal point of the card. I matted it using Nesties taking the colour from the peaches and cream Magnolia DP. The flowers are also Magnolia and a simple bow and border using Martha Stewart embossed hearts punch.


A couple of weeks ago I bought the Tattered Floral die and have yet to use it, so I decided it was time to give it an airing. The main image of my card is Penny Black 3630K Sweet Pleasure stamped with Versafine inperial purple onto a background created with Tim Holtz dusky concorde and tea dye, blended with Glimmer Mist spring violet and pearl and overstamped with Hero Arts K5048b Friendship Writing. The DP is Daisy Bucket, lace, pearls, a stick pin and a sizzix swirl. The flower is made with the same DP and spritzed with the same GM's. This card is for the following challenges:

Lots to Do - Butterflies/Insects
Penny Black Saturday - Purple, Cream and Brown.
Stamping for the Weekend - Shabby/Vintage
Raise the Bar - URL Looking Good - card based on your own blog so flowers and butterflies

42 comments:

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
lovely cards... I lile so much the Magnolia paper!! :)
hugs
sadia

Debbie said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!

Helen said...

Two more beautiful cards, Brenda! The backgroundon the second one is gorgeous, as is the tattered flower!

Jaqi said...

stunning cards they look very elegant, whoever recieves them is going to be very happy , they are so pretty

craftytrog said...

Lovely cards Brenda!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! floral elegance at its best!!!! Hugs Juls

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous cards, so love the PB floral stamps this one, sweet pleaseure, is delightful. Love all the purple and chocolate on your second card. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD glad you are enjoying the challenge xx Zoe

mommabear said...

Stunning card so elegant and delicate colouring
love the little butterflies
Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week xxx Alison

PatR said...

Two fantastic cards Brenda, I love the colour combos of both and of course the gorgeous images.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
xx

A Vintage Chic said...

Brenda...your cards are just so lovely, as always!

I hope you're having a beautiful, summery September weekend!

Julie

pinky said...

Love the peach tones in the first card and the lovely sentiment. The second one is so elegant and made with gorgeous colours. Hugs
Pinky

Digit said...

a very romantic and lovely card you made!

XOXO Rosa

Kari said...

Great cards,Brenda!!Love the paper on the first one.Great image on the second,Wonderful!
Have a lovely evening :)

Hugs,Kari :)

Vicky said...

Hi Brenda, hope your feeling better, missed a few posts lately so on mad catch up again, did see your spotlight over at crafts and me...Gorgeous....

Love both these cards, the colours work perfectly, both cards different but equally beautiful...
x
Vicky

Annmaree said...

Fabulous Ms Brenda!

Loving those flowers, punches and Swirls!!!

So pretty and just add so much fun!

Pauline C said...

Wow brenda this is totally stunning - very classy and original. I love everything about it. thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
pauline x

Sally H said...

Both beautiful, but I love the second one particularly. Gorgeous distressing - seem to have been typing that quite a bit recently!

Mina said...

two stunning cards Brenda, I love the way you just used a sentiment on the first one
Mina xxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow brenda each time,you come up with the most amazing cards,and boy these are in the real league factor of wow just awesome hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Merry said...

Love both cards Brenda. I just love how you put so many layers on a card and it all just works.

Kathy said...

Beautiful and elegant cards :)

Hope Jacare said...

Really lovely Brenda - I particularily like the purple and brown creation - just lovely! Cheers Claire x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda two gorgeous cards again, you really are very talented and both are quite stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially love the second one - the colours are wonderful and I love the image.

Nikki x

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet cards! I love the peach paper, it's just too cute.

Jennifer

kath said...

beautiful card brenda...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

crafty creations said...

Beautiful so elegant !!! thanks for sharing your fabulous work with the Lotosodo Challenge x Hilda

Tracy said...

Both these creations are beautiful, I love your TH tattered floral die, absolutely gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne K said...

Both cards gorgeous as usual, but I really love the PB one - such lovely colours, and that flower is sublime!

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
two beautiful cards...Love the colours you have used and the image on the second one is lovely...
Mandy xx

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Beautiful cards!

There is something for you on my blog.

Lisa x

Kinglake said...

Hiya Brenda, Bril cards....but my fave is the top one with those gorgeous flowers[must get some] take care xx jo xx

Amy said...

you make very precious and pretty cards to be cherished

Rainmac said...

Absolutely stunning cards x

Sue said...

All of your cards are lovely! Your work is beautiful!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Gorgeous cards.. love the sweet peachy paper on the first and the color scheme on the second.. beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

Nan said...

Very pretty..love your colors!

Marina said...

Wow! Your cards are sooooo gorgeous! I love them both!

Hugs,
Marina

Silli said...

I love both cards Brenda...love the fabby colors... HUgs Silke xoxo

Annchen said...

both are so lovely

~*Joni said...

Brenda these are so beautiful! I love the blog inspired card, the flowers and butterflies are perfect. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Raise The Bar! URLooking Good!!
~*Joni RTB DT

Mummylade said...

Fantastic work. Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge with this and good luck!