Saturday, 23 April 2011

April Showers

Happy Easter Everyone

I so hope the weather is still holding out for you all the same as it is here in the Fens. I had a wonderful day demoing at Stampalot yesterday......even if I did think it was Saturday and go into panic mode last night because the Allsorts post had not appeared as scheduled.

It was fabulous to see so many friendly faces yesterday and thank you all for coming along............I was really thrilled to meet some blogland peeps for the first time......Linby who travelled from Nottingham, Sue who came from Norfolk, the two ladies from Suffolk (please forgive me but names evade me at the moment, but I know you said you are visitors to my blog) plus of course all the 'regular' faces who are always a pleasure to see. An awful lot of chatter took place and as Janice mentioned, a lot of giggles came from the demo room, but I did get a bit of crafting done as well I promise you.

So now I've got my days straight and today definitely is Saturday there is a new challenge at Allsorts and this week Kirsten has chosen the theme April Showers. And there is a lovely set of Hero Arts stamps for this weeks winner donated by Sir Stamplaot.

A perfect opportunity to use one of my favourite slapstick stamps from Penny Black called Rain or Shine. The image is coloured with Aquamarkers and decoupaged. The DP is one of the new designs from Scribble Scrabble and I embossed a panel of matching bazzil with my Cuttlebug birds and swirls folder as it matches the pattern on the DP so well. I distressed the panel by sanding and embossing the edges with gold and added some perfect pearls to add a bit of sheen.


  1. Both are gorgeous cards but the top one is my fave :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Two fabulous cards Brenda .. I love that circular easel
    Linby emailed me to tell me all about your day lol
    Have a great Easter weekend
    Lisa x

  3. oh just,gorgeous cards hun,love the circle easel card,sound like you had fun yesterday,happy easter hun hugs cheryl xxx

  4. Glad you had a great time there yesterday! Hope you continue to have a fabulous weekend over Easter!

    Awesome card, love the decoupage! The stamp you used rock!!!

  5. Hi HUn!
    lovely cards both... the second, with the 3D effect is gorgeous....
    I wish you a very happy Easter dear....
    big hugs

  6. Hi Brenda
    Glad yesterday went well. We would've been there had we not been at Camden Market for the day as part of Meg's birthday treat. Sounds like you had a fab time. I love both your cards. The colour scheme on the second one is so beautiful!Big hugs, Sal x

  7. Brenda these are lovely! And a Happy Easter to you. Judy x

  8. Happy Easter Brenda enjoy the weather it is glorious!

    I'm not one for cute and girly as you know but I do like the pennyblack pair you used here such a sweet card. XOXO Zoe

  9. wow both gorgeous cards! happy easter!

  10. Beautiful cards. I love the shape of the first one and the colours are lovely on the second one.

    Nikki x

  11. Gorgeous cards Brenda, have yourself a lovely Easter weekend!
    Hugs Jacee

  12. Hi Brenda your not the only one that kept thinking yesterday was Saturday, luckily we were both wrong. Your project is fabulous and your card is gorgeous, I will have to have a look to see if I have that stamp its so pretty. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  13. me too!!! i got my days muddled but think i am straight now...hope so anyway

    Beautiful cards both of them but i have to have a favourite so that would no is such a cheery card with all those lovely colours on it

    Sylvia xx

  14. Beautiful cards Brenda,glad you had a great day, hope you're not too tired.Have a super weekend.Take care.Love Debbie x

  15. Beautiful cards Brenda xxx

  16. Hi Brenda, glad you had a good Demoing day! really wanted to get along but, alas, I've an assignment deadline looming and studying had to take priority (although I tried to fight it!) Gorgeous cards as always, hope you're having a Happy Easter, Esther xx

  17. Gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the image on the second one and the first one is so delicate and pretty.

    Sounds like you had a lovely demo day. Have a lovely Easter weekend.

    Kat xx

  18. Hi Brenda, wow what a gorgeous pair you have here, brilliant.
    off to check out Linby's blog now. hugs chris xxx

  19. Beautiful the circle easel card with all those lovely flowers. And the image of the two girls is so cute. Happy Easter to you and family.

  20. Beautiful cards Brenda, love the circle one and the little cuties in the second. Hope you have a lovely Easter;)

  21. These are both striking - the first has such a lovely shape & made me think of Jesus' Crown of Thorns, so apt for an Easter card; especially with the spring flowers. The second is utterly striking - love the way you've picked out the paper pattern with the embossing folder & the use of gold is amazing withe that lace. The image is a treat - so pretty & I'm going to have to investigate AquaMarkers further - they keep coming across my horizon.
    Take care over Easter & I'm glad the demoing went well.
    Paula (PEP)

  22. I'm glad we don't need those brollies at the minute, Brenda. Those girls look like they're hanging on for dear life!!
    It's been glorious here again today, isn't it just the most beautiful of Springs?
    Your Easter card is fantastic. I love the shape of the Easel.
    Your workshop sounds lots of fun.
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs Lisax

  23. Zdrowych, Pogodnych Świąt Wielkanocnych,
    pełnych wiary, nadziei i miłości.
    Radosnego, wiosennego nastroju, serdecznych spotkań w gronie
    rodziny oraz wesołego "Alleluja"

  24. I am just trying to make me my first easel circle card and bingo.. you are here for my inspiration :) This is really sweet Brenda love the pretty flower stamp. Hugs xxx

  25. Hi Brenda, love these cards!! The easel card is so spring like, but I do like the 2nd one also. Hugs, Frea

  26. Sounds like you had a great demo day, lots of fun. I love the circular easel. And your PB is one of my favourite images, I think the colours look wonderful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  27. I've totally lost track of the days too Brenda - the Bank Holidays definitely don't help lol. That is such a pretty Easter card and the Allsorts card is fabulous - love the die cut shape and that sweet image. Hope you've had a great Easter too.

    Love Lynda xxx


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