Monday, 4 July 2011

Who can smell a barbie ?

My DIL snapped this yesterday, you would never guess I was holding a tray of chicken fresh off the barbie would you ? True Labradores every one of them - George and Bernie are up in London so missed out on this one.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and the weather was kind to you as well, it's been ideal garden weather here so we made the most of it and not a lot of crafting got done.

So just a couple of shares of Stampalot samples I came up with last week.

I love the fresh colours of the Kaiser DP and used that as the basis of my card. The flower is from Hero Arts CL374 which I stamped twice on to the DP, then inked with versamark and spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl, shaped whilst wet then decoupaged. The diamond pattern is Hero Arts G3316 inked with Adirondack pebble using the second stamping to get a softer colour. Borders are Spellbinders Parisian accents and the frame Nesties Fleur de Lis and Labels 17. The little bird was cut from the DP.

And a bit of brayering with my Speedball friend, Adirondak dye inks, a masked sun and a mixture of Art Impression and Hobby Art stamps.


Misiabe said...


Ruth said...

Hi Brenda, Are these members of the family I didn't meet?? They are adorable!!
The cards are gorgeous too and I really love that lime and grey one. It's even better in real life!! Hope you enjoyed your barbie.
Ruth x

lydia said...

i love the green and grey card its fab xxx

Helen said...

They look so keen for chicken! Your cards are fab too.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, well they look as if they begrudge you any of that chicken, I do hope you relented and let them have some.
Stunning cards and I love the scenic one especially. hugs Shirleyx

Sarah said...

Awww, your dogs are gorgeous, lol at them all sitting patiently, did they get any chicken? Beautiful cards too, love the colours on the top one and the scene you've created on the other is stunning xxx

Marianne said...

Great these picture of your dogs!! Such a cute bunch. Lovely cards too!! xx Marianne

krafty-kutz said...

OMG how cute!! xx

Anesha said...

Great photo of the dogs!! Love your card. :)

chillin with Quillin said...

love the lime green card, and beautiful dogs!!

BEAR's Mom said...

oh they are so adorable...
good noses each one :D
great the green & gray
Happy 4th of July :D


Awww - your Labradores are so beautiful, and what a fabulous snapshot!
Gorgeous cards as always Brenda - especially like the green one - the detail is fabulous. Love the use of those fab. Nestie shapes. Hope you have a good week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Anonymous said...

So when is dinner? We are all hungry and just waiting! What a cute picture.

Your cards are always so great. Thanks for sharing the cards and your dogs with us.

Mags said...

What a terrific picture of the dogs! So alert!!

Fab cards, the green on the first one is gorgeous, and the second is such a gentle, peaceful scene. Lovely!

luv, Mags x

Jo Street said...

Your cards are great, your dogs are gorgeous!!
Jo x

Lynda said...

I hope they got some of the chicken for sitting there so patiently and so well behaved lol - what a great photograph! Love the cards too and not much crafting or anything has been done around here the last few days. Too hot to move!

Love Lynda xxx

Bernie said...

They are adorable!! The cards are gorgeous too!
Blessings Bernie

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. i love that pic .. just like my pic of my Bobby in yesterdays post !

I love that top card - the green is gorgeous
Lisa x

Francesca said...

Hi Brenda what gorgeous creations , I love the colours on the first one


Mummylade said...

they look very hopeful indeed =)

Sally H said...

I bet you couldn't resist moving the tray about and watching them follow it! I love both your cards, particularly the second - fabulous scene and brayering

Nikbee said...

A fab picture of the dogs. I love the scene on the second one.
Nikki x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful cards, love the ribbon tied onto the first one, very effective, and love the scene you created, lovely.Your dogs have noses like mine, if its water or food he will find

Anne-Marie said...

The lime and grey one is totally gorgeous, but then so is the other, ha! Really beautiful work, my lady.....and those Labs made me smile...we have a Black Lab, who is now an old lady...but she would be bumpin' those guys to get at the chicken, lol!

Paula said...

A really handsome lot & so well-behaved - delightful photo. Brilliant use of the nesties in the first card & I love how you incorporated that little bird. The colours are so different too. As for the brayering - delightful scene & your mounting provides such a lovely frame.
Paula (PEP)

Annmaree (Emu) said...

heeeheee SO great to see all the Pooches lined up! Too Fun!!!

Love the Lime Green, very nice colour!!!

and the lovely country scene with the sheep is wonderful, love the circle mask!

Hope you are well, enjoying the summer!

JoZart said...

Well I hope they got more than a sniff of that chicken for being so good and adorable!
Love the cards especially the lime green one.
JoZarty x

Heidi said...

Lovely pic of the dogs, the cards are great too, love the flower in a frame at the top. hugs heidi x

Merry said...

Oh your puppies have grown ...they are all dogs and looking very intent at your chicken. :-) Love how you added the frame on that first card. Lovely scene in the second card.

Ellie said...

Hi Brenda, the dogs are absolutely gorgeous, if I ever got a dog that is exactly the breed I want!!
Wish we had some gardening weather here, but it is usually too hot in the daytime and then mosquito time at night. Wish it would cool down a little.
Your cards are just amazing, I love the first one the most, as I just love the color green, it looks stunning with the gray!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant shot of your fur buddies - such luck that the camera was primed and ready! Love your cards as usual, especially the green/grey one - such an unusual colour combo. Hope you are keeping better now that summer is here. Elizabeth x

Janette said...

cute dogs and cute card :-)

Basslady said...

the picture is so funny and adorable!

your creation is very inspiring!

love the frame and the flower in it!

GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Sue said...

Hi Brenda, Love the photo of your gorgeous doggies! They look very well behaved!!! or is it the promise of chicken! lol

These are really beautiful cards! Love the luscious green one. The flower, butterfly and frame are gorgeous. Love everything. Perfect card!

And love the scene on the second card - very peaceful looking - with the birds flying into the setting sun and beautiful colours.

Take Care
Hugs Sue xx

Julie said...

Love the colours you've used on your green card - beautiful work!

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