Friday, 12 November 2010


Hi folks, still pretty windy here and sounds the same right across the Country, so perfect crafting weather.

I should really be decorating, but my cold sort of slowed me down, but hopefully the weekend will prove more productive on that front. Certainly need to get the dining room sorted because M&S want to deliver the new furniture. I have already put them off twice but they are getting a bit agitated now, understandable I guess as most people what new things yesterday.

Have you entered this months Penny Black at Allsorts challenge yet ? Lots of stamps to win again and such a nice easy theme "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" easy is that ?

A couple of shares today. The one above is a my take on the lovely card Shenna Douglas made with her new stamps which were some of those I succumbed to at the NEC. I adore poppies so this was a must have set and apart from adding some ribbon and probably slightly different colours, this is more or less a direct take on Sheena's fabulous inspiration. The stamps are in two different sets, the tree and landscape all one stamp, then the poppies another set which which have been overstamped. All are coloured with Aquamarkers and some Copics to add depth to the poppies. This card is for the following challenge:

Daring Cardmakers - A time to Remember
Crafty Catz - Paper tearing

My second card uses the same Hobby Art sentiment used on one of the cards in my last post, a frame cut with Nesties using Kaiser DP, a border punched with Fiskars threading water, some lace and a flower and leaves made using one of the Cuttlebug quilling sets. This card is for the following challenges:

CRAFT - Colour palette
Moving Along with the Times - Summer colours/lace/flowers


  1. Oh wow Brenda - the poppy is fabulous ... fields of poppies are a special memory for my partner and i - so this one wins hands down for me ..
    Hope the dining room gets done lol.. mine is decorated at the moment ... with glitter and ribbons and cello bags ... Mns would be lucky to find any furniture in here at the moment lol
    Lisa ;)

  2. How beautiful is your poppy scene - you've created the perfect remembrance card. Thanks for joining in with us at Daring Cardmakers with that one. Love the sentiment you've used on the second card too and also the pretty flower and papers. Two beautiful makes.

    Love Lynda xxx

  3. I love your Remebrance card, you and I both adore our poppies, don't we!! Hope you feel up to the decorating soon.

  4. Such stunning cards Brenda, your poppy card is just breathtaking. Hope your cold gets better soon xxx

  5. Such a lovely poppy B - just perefect. Love yur colouring. The friends card is so elegant too. Hope your cold is on the mend and the decorating is finished painlessly. New furniture is such a treat and in time for Christmas - lovely. Have a good weekend. Hugs Cherry XXX

  6. Hi Brenda, WOW I love both the cards you have made. They are gorjuss. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  7. Truly beautiful cards Brenda, in particular love the Poppy remembrance card.
    Hope you manage to get the decorating done this weekend. xx

  8. Hi there, wow this is a fabulous card, beautiful image and colours. Thanks for joining us this week over at MAWTT, big hugs Heidi xx

  9. Ooo wow Brenda, the first card is absolutely stunning! What an amazing background. I just love the sentiment on the other card. Great colours. Hugs, Hanna

  10. Truly beautiful Brenda - just amazing background.

  11. Hi Brenda, a lovely Remembrance card. The overstamping with the poppy gives it a transculent look - very clever! The sentiment of the second card is lovely. Hope your cold is better soon. Take care - Linda x

  12. Gorgeous cards! I love the poppies. WOW.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.

  13. Oh my, how gorgeous is the poppy card, I love it Brenda,and the sentiment on the second is lovely.

  14. Wow Brenda your cards are gorgeous hun!, so love the poppy card, just soooo beautiful :o)
    hugs Vicky xx

  15. Such beautiful cards, usual! Lovely stamps & colors used...

    I hope you're having fun on this chilly, creative day! Have a beautiful weekend, my friend!


  16. You are so talanted Brenda!!!
    The first card blows my mind, so pretty in every way and the second one , so elegant and suttle!!

    I hope you are getting ridd of your cold soon and find the strength to fix the livingroom for the new due!!

    Have a great evening
    Hugs Lina

  17. The poppy scene is fantastic Brenda! So beautiful!

    Been catching up with your posts, you've been so busy, and poor Daisy trying to give you some fab paw images!

    Hope you're feeling better, always nice to get a room ready for new furniture.

    Take care

  18. gorgeous poppy remembrance card!!!

    and love the quote card too!!

  19. Just fab cards love love love them Sue x

  20. What a pretty cards !! lovely !
    have a crafty weekend, greetings, martina

  21. Hi dear
    your 2 cards are so lovely, I don't even know which one I prefer!! =)))
    a big hug

  22. Hi Brenda,
    Your cards are both beautiful..
    I feel I have no place commenting on the first, it holds a deeper meaning, a place no words can express....Your card to me has captured not only the beauty but the thought too....

  23. oh wow hun,love the poppy card its just stunning and the sentiment,on the other is just divine,totally brilliant hun take it easy,get your cold over first,hun,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

  24. Brenda these are both stunning, but the Sheena one is absolutely gorgeous! I am not surprised you succumbed - I would've too! Love those poppies!

  25. The poppy card Brenda is just stunning, love the scene you have created with it. Lovely sentiment on your friend card. Carolxx

  26. Wow, Brenda these are both amazing!! My favorite one is the poppy card, it's soooo gorgeous the way you combined the stamps!

    Hope you'll have a great weekend!!

  27. Hello Brenda,

    Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers with your lovely poppy-card!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  28. What a beautiful poppy card, I love that stamp. I love the sentiment on your lovely second card :o)
    Jackie xx

  29. Had to admire Sheena's card at the NEC and think you have made a lovely version all your own of it. Especially this week-end, xx Zoe

  30. This is such a striking & pretty card, I love it. Jx

  31. Love your remembrance card and love Sheena Douglas' stamps - your interpretation is beautiful. Your second card is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth

  32. I have these poppy stamps in my sights too, Brenda. I saw Sheena demoing them and fell in love. You have done a beautiful job with them and they are perfect for this time of year.
    Your second card is just gorgeous too.
    Hope your cold is getting better but don't be doing too much decorating!!
    Hugs Lisax

  33. Hi Brenda
    Both cards are gorgeous,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    hugs Dianne xx

  34. Love your take on Sheena's card - I'm waiting till I go to her workshop next month to pick those up.The second card is beautiful. I love how you've made the sentiment the main focal point and the frame is brill.
    Beryl xx

  35. So love that poppy card. Wonderful how you put it over the background image. Sorry to hear you have a cold again. I hope you feel better soon.

  36. Great card using Colour Palette Barry, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  37. 2 beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  38. Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining in with CRAFT challenge this week, the pallet looks lovely on your card. Good luck. Sharon x

  39. Hi Brenda, gorgeous card using the colour palette barry, thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge
    Kevin xx

    ps your Poppy card is Stunning

  40. Simply lovely! Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

  41. A gorgeous card and perfect for Rememberance. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie xxx

  42. Brenda, Just catching up and your cards are stunning. The poppies are so apt for this time of year and your card is very evocative - my grandpa fought at Ypres and I wish that I had been more aware of the sacrifice all those brave souls made, while he was still with us. It's only as you get older that you realise just how enormous the debt is and continues to be. Oops, getting serious! Take care, Hx


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