Monday, 20 June 2011

Stamps to order


Good afternoon peeps. hope everyone is OK and had a good weekend. Bit of a mixed bunch weather wise here, thunder storms and rain Saturday, cloud yesterday but today is much brighter and quite warm........even got the french doors to my craft room open which is lovely as I can her the birds, including the cuckoo and the pigeons doing their billing and cooing mating rituals.

Two shares today and what a lucky girl I am because Ruth at A Passion for Stamps said to let her know if there were any flowers I especially liked. Well that was Friday when I said I am very fond of Stargazer Lilies and by teatime Saturday this lovely stamp arrived.


So of course I set to work and made a couple yesterday (one above), although was was not too happy with either, but managed a couple more today which I am reasonably pleased with (top of post).

I printed the images onto Farbiano watercolour card and used Aquamarkers to colour both and DP from stash. The pretty embellishment on the second card is a new Marianne ribbon border die and I made a little matching rose from the same organza ribbon.

I am also helping Jules to rid our craft rooms of odds and sods of DP's, both of these used scraps, hence I don't know the make any more, although I think the stripy one up top is October Afternoon. And I always end up with so many little pieces of bazzil that I never part with, so some of that went into the mix as well.



37 comments:

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

very beautiful cards!
greetings, Mandy

Crafterkhush said...

Beautiful cards..

Hugs,
Khush

Lisa Jane said...

oh gorgeous lilies .. i love the organza rose in the second card too
Lisa x

craftymum said...

Super cards Brenda
hope you are well
hugs sarah x

Galina said...

Красивые открытки. А во второй открытке мне особенно понравился цветок из органзы и идея с лентой.

lisa said...

We've been very lucky here in West Yorkshire, although rain was forecast we've had some lovely days over the weekend so can't complain.
How lovely to receive such a beautiful stamp, I love lillies too and you've made some gorgeous cards with them already.
Hugs Lisax

Нинель said...

Elegant greeting cards! Magic lilies! Great!

Kari said...

Wonderful cards,Brenda!I love the butterfly! :)
The paper with dry embossing is fabulous!
Have a great week!

HUgs,Kari:)

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous cards Brenda and the flower is just beautiful. Love the backing papers and the pretty chiffon rose.

Hope you're feeling OK at the moment.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, love the colours and the image is beautiful x

Anesha said...

Two lovely cards!

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. The image is beautiful.

Nikki x

Jacee said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, lovely inspirational work as ever!
Hugs Jacee

Whisper said...

Aaah Lilies my absolutely favourite flower and you have done them absolute justice, they are gorgeous.

The stripey paper (in the first card) is DCWV, taken from the Floral Prints stack, Luv Sam x

Scrap Affair said...

very beautiful cards!

Arline said...

Lovely cards!x

Sue said...

Your palette of Pink Green and White is luscious and sweet Brenda, your organza ribbon adds perfect texture to this card.It is lovely.
Smiles:)

Juls said...

fabulous!! Love the use of organza ribbon!! Hugs Juls

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, that lily is just beautiful. Love the butterfly on the first one and the organza rose on the second one.

Take care,

Kat xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous! I love the pink and green colour combo and the stamp is beautiful!

Paula said...

We've had surprising weather over the last week - including giant hailstones. I love the way the striped paper in the first picks up on the striations of both the opened flower & the unopen buds. Amazing colouring with the AquaMarkers & the butterfly trail is just lovely. I like how you've exteneded the flower beyond the perimeter of the image panel layer in each of your samples. The pins in the second echo the insides (pistils/stamens???) of the lilies so well too.
Paula (PEP)

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!
Paula

Julie said...

Great cards,what a beautiful image! Hope all's well with you,have a great week,Julie.x

pinky said...

They are both so pretty Brenda, lovely stamp and that handmade flower in the second is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Love the Lilly images, really beautifully done! I love both cards, really stand out the image and look so pretty!!!

Rufus said...

That's one of my favorite flowers as well. Lovely coloring on these!
R/

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

What beautiful ways of using up snippets .. .. your cards look brilliant. Such gorgeous colours.

I store all of my snippets by colour so usually end up with a mix of all kinds of papers in a mish mash .. .. a bit of anything and everything all mixed in together.

I love lilies too .. .. especially the smelly ones!

Great ribbon features on both cards and I love your ribbon rose.

Thank you for keeping me company again this week in the snippet war and for giving me more inspiration.

Love Jules xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun you always make some stuning cards these are really beautiful the colors the detail just gorgeous work hun hugs cherylxxxx

PatR said...

Beautiful cards again Brenda. How lovely to have some stamps designed just for you. Like you I am trying to use up all the bits & pieces that I just can't throw away. Trouble is as fast as I use it more appears. We had a lovely day yesterday so did a bit of gardening over at my son's but it's very dull here today. Take care of yourself. xx

Dobra said...

Great cards
they have done a super
I like very much

Ruth said...

Two super cards again! I don't know which one I prefer, they are both so stunning! Glad you liked the lilies! Thanks again, Ruth x

Heidi said...

Gorgeous Cards Brenda. Love those flower stamps and the colours are so summer! Hugs heidi x

Lynne said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. I have that stripey paper on the 1st one and I can`t remember who makes it either, do love it though.
Lynne xxx

Lu CY - Babalu said...

Tão bonito! Os dois! admiro seu bom gosto!
beijos

Merry said...

You both are too clever...wonderful image and such terrific cards. I am meant to be doing some butterfly cards for a swap and your last couple of posts have been very inspiring....thanks. :-)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Both very pretty cards.

Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

gorgeous ribbon rose and lovely snippets. Its amazing what we hold onto really.
x Tricia