Sunday, 6 February 2011

Love is all around us


It' love all around this week, at Allsorts my teamie Debs says "it must be love, love, love".......well it is nearly Valentines isn't it........ and our new theme at Stamptaculr Sunday is "Hearts gone Wild", all a bit outside my comfort zone as I'm not really a love and hearts person, but have given it my best shot.

First up the one at the top and an easel card created on the Cricut using the DS so I could weld the elements together. The smaller heart is cut with a Nestie, with I shaded using TH linen whilst still in the die then stamped randomly with Penny Black 3322D Je t'aime using Brilliance gold.

The main image is Penny Black 3865K Gossamer which I stamped several times onto DP from stash which I also used on the base card again cutting on the Cricut and decoupaged the flowers. The heart border is a Martha Stewart punch and I used the little waste hears to decorate here and there and ruched some red and gold ribbon.


My second share is the first outing for Penny Black 4023K Love is the Message.......I've actually had the stamp for ages but never quite sure if it's me or not. I decided on the colours but took ages to find an ink that matched the purple bazzil and the only one close was Memento which dries really quick, but I managed to get some detail clear embossing powder on it in time so I got a nice shiny finish.....but thanks to the rotten weather and light it looks more like black than purple in my picture.

The mat is punched with Martha Stewart double loop round the page and I stamped directly onto the Fancy Pants DP which has a pretty delicate pattern that does not overpower the image. Flowers coloured with Copics, feathers, punched leaves, a border punched with Martha Stewart hearts punch and some pearls to finish.


60 comments:

Nikbee said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I love the shape of the first and the image on the second is great. I should try stamping directly onto DP, but I think I might mess it up!

Nikki x

martina's kaartjes said...

pretty cards !! prefere the blue one ! great job,
have a nice day,
greetings, martina
x

cebelica said...

I think you did a great job! Both cards are very beautiful!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! I love the beautiful images and gorgeous colours.

Lisa x

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are really beautiful cards,adore the heart one,and the image on the other one is stuning beautiful work,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Anonymous said...

As stunning as ever Brenda, for something your not keen on doing, you sure have them both in the bag hun...

Beautiful!!!
x
Vicky

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Absoultely love love love these cards.

Dora said...

O wow these are absolutely gorgeous Brenda. Love the first one, it is so beautiful and so very elegant. Love it xxx

Kari said...

Wonderful,Brenda!!
Hope you`re feeling better :o)
Have a lovely day :)

Hugs,Kari :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful Easel cards, very romantic.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda - love the rich colours, the punched borders, and the gorgeous PB heart stamp - fabulous!
Have a relaxing Sunday - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Rainmac said...

Such beautiful cards, gorgeous images and colours xxx

Hazeyj said...

Two lovely cards Brenda! Hazel x

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card hunni :o)
hugs and xxx

Lynda said...

Two very romantic cards Brenda - love the new heart stamp. Hope you're doing ok!

Love Lynda xxx

Lullina said...

I love this heart creations! ^^
Lu

Karin said...

Two very pretty cards
Hope you're feeling better now :)

Hugs karin

Cathy said...

Woww!! beautiful cards! love the modified love easel card sooo much ^^ thanks for sharing x
cathy fong

Kay Carley said...

Oh wow Brenda!! These cards are just stunning!

I hope you are doing as you've been told and are resting!! When you feel a little better perhaps you could stop by my blog as I have something for you.

Take care. xx

Craftdee said...

I absolutely LOVE the red and gold card: it is so elegant! Thanks for sharing, Dee

Kat said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. Can't choose my favourite but I really love the flowers on the first one. I really love easel cards. Funny that cos I haven't made one for ages.

Kat xx

Mrs.B said...

2 beautiful cards, Love the Heart shaped one, but really love the PB Love is the message stamped onto the DP.
Avrl B

Lisa Jane said...

wow Brenda they are fabulous.. i love the red and gold.
LOVE to you
Lisa ;)

Juls said...

stunning cards!!!! I especially love the first one..Love the shape, and well I just love red, and the Dp's you have used are just lush!! such a gorgeous and luxurious card! Hugs Juls

Nannieflash said...

Wowee Brenda two stunning cards they are absolutely gorgeous. I do so hope you are on the mend, do take care, with love and hugs Shirleyxx

Elena said...

it's so cute!

Beryl said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda. I think you're an old romantic really (ignore the old bit).
Hope you're doing OK.
Hugs
Beryl xx

Julie said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda,they are both stunning. I'm interested to know what youmeant about using the ds,I'm still learning things on the Cricut so would love any handy tips. Hope you are having a lovely day,Julie.x

Sally H said...

Totally gorgeous, Brenda! I love both cards! I hope you are on the mend. I'll ring again soon x

Anonymous said...

OOOOH I'm loving the Red and Gold, that is stunning!

But the Blue is Beautiful too, two gorgeous makes Brenda!

Hope your feeling well!

Basteloma said...

was für tolle Karten, gefallen mir gut

VG
Lissy

Alma Carter : Emsige Biene said...

I'm in LOVE with these beautiful cards of your's Brenda!!! Love the flowers on the red one and the PB on the blue one :-)
Hugs

PatR said...

Hi Brenda, two stunning cards again, I love them both. Hope things are getting better for you. Take care. xxx

Sue said...

Both beautiful cards.
Hugs Sue x

Sadilla said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!! The shaped heart card is lovely, very nice and smart...
hugs
Sadia

mckinkle said...

These are beautiful Brenda, I love the striking red and gold paper on the top card, lovely and rich, perfect for a love card!

Hope you are doing well with your resting period and its not driving you mad!

Take care!

Keryn x

Tracy said...

Two fabulous creations Brenda, you do hearts really well. I love the shape of the first, really beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Woman said...

beautiful!!!! :)

debby4000 said...

WOW stunning cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

these 2 are stunning...comfort zone my eye...
the heart border punch really stands out in gold, love the 3d flowers.
hope your resting and feeling alittle better. janex

Julie said...

Two fabby cards - I really like the red flowers - lovely!

x

sallysbitz said...

Two gorgeous cards, just love that rich Red & Gold, delicious x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations Brenda, and so happy to see you back and to hear that you're on the mend.

Hugs
Brenda

Rosa-kreattiva said...

davvero belle entrambe ciao

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the blue one.That stamp is awesome!
Thanks for sharing you work and I hope you are starting to feel better! :o)

Jacee said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, can't choose a fave, love'um all! Hugs Jacee

Asas à imaginação said...

Brenda,so wonderful yours cards!!!I loved the hearth in brown card and the details of the blue cards...so pretty!!!
Hugs
Marlei

Mel said...

Ahh, Brenda, These are stunning. Especially the red one. How beautiful is that. Really fantastic cards. Melx

bernietom47 said...

They are both beautiful but I love the second one. That image on the second is fantastic. I never thought to stamp directly onto DP. Maybe I'll use up some if I did that.
Blessings Bernie

Nicola said...

Great easel cards I love what you have done. Hope you are on the mend. Hugs Nicola xx

Larisa said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda!
hugs/ Larisa. xx

Claire Phillips said...

Really beautiful Brenda - the flowers on the first card are stunning! Cheers Claire x

Sue said...

Wow, they are beautiful cards! I love the rich colours on the 1st one, it is gorgeous and very classy. But then I love the 2nd one too - again gorgeous colours and lovely image and borders! I love them both!

Hugs
Sue xx

Linda said...

Hi Brenda I love the way you have used the love is the message stamp and the colours you have used love Linda

Sadilla said...

HI Darling very romantic card... The first is gorgeous I love all the details... it's a little tresure! =)
Big hugs
Sadia

Heidi said...

Hallo Brenda, Hope you are feeling alot better now, I love these two cards, but I must admit to liking the blue/purple one better (just love my blues) The stamping looks brilliant love the edges and the floral embellies. Hugs Heidi x

Divinity said...

B E A U T I F U L

absolutely gorgeous!!! love all the details. :)

Ellephantastic said...

THey are both really elegant cards. Just lovely x

http://asiscrapki.blogspot.com/ said...

lovely valentine cards...

*Successful* said...

Simply matchless card!!!! Such bright and juicy!!!