Monday, 11 October 2010

Autumnal flowers and reminders


Happy Monday everyone, hope you all had a good weekend.

A quick reminder that there are Autumn themes on to go at both Sir Stampalot and Penny Black at Allsorts Challenges and there some great prizes up for grabs so do pop over and take a peek.


Two shares today, the first one an Anniversary card made for an order. I stamped Hero Arts S5316 Silhouette Grass using Tim Holtz frayed burlap in the background, then overstamped with Penny Black 4042K Daisy Fields inked with Tim Holtz wild honey and sage and misted with water before stamping. The DP is My Minds Eye which I also used to make the flower using TH tattered floral die and spritzing liberally with Glimmer Mist pearl before giving a good scrunch. I distressed the edges of the main piece with wild honey and added some lace, punched leaves and butterfly and pearls. This card is for the following challenges:

Secret Crafter - Distressing
Paper Playtime - Main Colour Orange


My second card had a background created with masking tape and Brilliance inks, spritzed with Glimmer Mist dazzling diamonds. After removing the masking tape I stamped Penny Black 3932K Japanese Maple with versafine sepia and embossed with detail clear. I stamped Penny Black 3857H Footnote down the spine side of the card and a sentiment Hero Arts C4406 and added some eyelets and cord. This is for the following challenges:

Cards for Men - Happy Birthday
Crazy 4 Challenges - Happy Birthday
Lets Ink it Up - Halloween Colours
Paper Sundaes - Change of Season (Autumn)
Penny Black Saturday - 2 or more PB images
Lots to Do - Oriental (not sure if the Japanese Maple is pushing it too far, count me out if it is girls, I won't have a hissy fit !!)


61 comments:

Annmaree said...

fabulous cards Brenda, love your stampwork and colours!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow - amazing cards Brenda. I am totally blown away by the top card.
Hugs, Clare x

chris said...

Both such fabulous cards.if only I could have a go at those amazing prizes!!!

Natacha said...

Wow what beautiful cards!! The top card took my over the top! Great job

Cecelia said...

Both of these cards are just beautiful! Love it!

Hugs
Cecelia B

craftymum said...

Great cards Brenda, especially the first one.
Thanks for the info about where i might get all that card I need( Stampalot). As soon as I get some time I will give Janice a ring
Love Sarah X

Kari said...

Gorgeous card,Brenda!The lace on the first one is stunning,I love laces too ;o)
Beautiful flower!
It`s too bad you don`t have lace`s in the UK...I love to use it :)

Have a great evening :)

Hugs,Kari :)

Mel said...

These are beautiful. Mel xxx

Juls said...

absolutley gorgeous cards!!!! adore the first one, so beautiful and romantic!!!! stunning, love it! Hugs Juls

Mervi said...

They both are great Brenda! I think both have also an oriental touch, great technigues, have to try the masking tape thing someday...
Hugs;-))m

Francesca said...

Both cards are fab hun , I love the colours
Hugs
francesca

Claire said...

Brenda, your cards are always stunning and these are no exception - love the brilliance background on the second one, so effective!!
Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck and hope to see you next time too :-)
Claire

martina's kaartjes said...

pretty stylfull cards !!
great job,
greetings, martina
x

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is lovely..great choice of DP. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.

Fi

mckinkle said...

Stunning cards Brenda I especially love the autumnal leaves on the anniversary card. Tres chic!

Keryn x

Silli said...

OM Brenda, I love your card, love the colors, love the flowers! awesome!

Jacee said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the first one is fabulous, absolutly gorgeous!

Nicola said...

Brenda both these cards are stunning. I love them. Hugs Nicola xx

Curlybear said...

Hi Brenda
Beautiful distressing, both card are stunning , thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Zoechaos said...

Another masterclass of ideas and techniques fantastic cards, the tearing on the first and the masking on the second such clever ideas. xx Zoe

Craftnut said...

Wowee - both are beautiful - i love them! Tracy x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous cards Brenda and the colours you've used are just gorgeous. Very clever background on the second one too and might have to pinch your idea and give it a go!
xx

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Gorgeous piece...lovely!

Hannapanna said...

This is stunning. I love the images, they look like they have been painted. Gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Hanna

Zoechaos said...

LOL just seen your link to Lots to do! well it is an oriental plant so cannot see why it should not count LOL Thank you then for joinig us at Lots to do. xx Zoe

nnalorac said...

Amazing cards Brenda, adore the top card so beautiful.nnalorac.xx

Joanna K said...

Stunning card, beautiful stamping and masking...absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck! ;)

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creations, Love them both. The flower on the first card is divine.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Merry said...

Wonderful cards Brenda....love that masking tape technique in the second card. And really love how you put together the flower on the first card.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two classy and elegant cards Brenda - love your masking tape technique on the second one. Both stamped images are fabulous.
Hope you are well.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Neet said...

It is still a beautiful card whether it complies with the Asian theme or not - love it!

Lisa Jane said...

Two more beautiful autumnal cards . I love the design of the first one
Lisa ;)

Cheryl said...

oh wow brenda hun these really are amazing cards simply stunning,hugs cheryl xxx

France said...

Stunning cards ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

Sharon said...

These are just beautiful! Love them!!! Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime!! :)

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous card!

KarenB said...

These are both beautiful, but I particularly love the first one. The red is devine.

debby4000 said...

Brenda these are gorgeous, but my fave has to be the first one.
luv
Debby

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the flower on the top one.

Nikki x

mommabear said...

Fabulous card I love the autumn colours xx Thanke you for sharing with LTD challenge this week Alison

Jaqi said...

Both are beautiful cards my favourite is the first one too

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda, hope your doing ok. I'm back from my little blog break. Loving your stunning Autumn cards. janex

Janis said...

Pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

pinky said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I am always afraid to buy stamps like those as I just wouldn't know how to use them probably. You certainly can!!
Pinky

CraftyC said...

Both gorgeous cards Brenda. I do love the colours and big bloom on the first one!
Clairexx

lisa said...

Two cards brimming with Autumn colours, Brenda. They are both stunning.
Are you getting the sunshine today. We have been really lucky and it's been beautiful this afternoon.
hugs Lisax

SuzanneK said...

Stunning cards, love the simplicity of the design, fab stamping. Thanks for playing along at LIIU, good luck. Cheers Suzanne

ona_i_ja said...

Your card is stunning. I love it ( stamp and your haloween colours).
Thank you for joining us at Lets Ink It Up this time. Good Luck!
Hugs, Agnieszka

{Jane} said...

Beautiful distressing

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Alice said...

I love both of them, especially the first one! what a beautiful work!
Alice

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

What absolutely gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing at Let's Ink It Up.

Hug sAli x

Beryl said...

Hi Brenda - so glad I got a chance to see these two. They are both fab and the maple leaf stamp is one I've been promising myself for ages. I will get it one day. Love the stripy background too.
Beryl xx

Diane Gilbert said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love the torn edge along the bottom! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' sketch challenge this week!

kath said...

gorgeous cards brenda...great use of your images ...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

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crafty creations said...

Beuatiful cards Brenda and yes it ceertainly does fit in with the Lotstodo Challenge thanks so much for taking part x Hilda

Sandy Ang said...

Love the stamping and choice of colours on your cards

Helen said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

critterbugg365 said...

WOw this is so cool I love your masking technique TFS at PPT!
Sandra

Nannieflash said...

I cannot believe that no one has been to comment on your gorgeous card, I do so apologise for this. I think as always your work is stunning. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxx

Kendra said...

Great background idea with the masking tape! Love it! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!