Monday, 22 August 2011

Brayers certainly rolled.............


Well, what can I say !!

A really fabulous weekend in the company of seventeen lovely crafty girls at Sir Stampalot and wow, what fabulous work they all created. Lunch was pretty good as well and two of the girls played right into my hands with cheese scones.................as Dorcas would say "cheese scones are my one weakness" (I'm in Lark Rise to Candleford mode there).

Several had their own brayers and would you believe five were still in the box and had never seen the light of day, but I managed to change all that. There were one or two horrified faces when I went through the projects they would be making and especially the little scene with a brayered background and lots of Art Impression stamps.

But each and every one of them created the most beautiful scene................. and of course masked suns and moon as well.............. and already I have spied some popping up in blogland. In fact they all made three cards using different techniques with the good old Speedball plus several other less challenging pieces.

So a huge thank you to all of those who joined me, it was great fun and a pleasure to work with each and every one of you. And thanks to Andy and Janice for putting up with the giggles and girly chatter.

And I am pleased to say my eyes behaved themselves and didn't play up once all weekend, I'm feeling a bit jaded today and know I need to take it easy for a day or so, but so pleased I was able to do the full weekend with my crafty friends.

Two card shares, the top using Stampscape stamps and the one above using Hero Arts dogwood, but forgive me not going into detail on them, have a bit of a manic Monday ahead of me.

Have a good week everyone and thanks for dropping by.



40 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Brilliant cards Brenda! Sounds like lots of fun was had by all at the weekend.
Hugs, Clare x

Ruth said...

Sound like great fun! And super cards too. Pity I live across the sea! Ruth x

CraftyLoops said...

Wow what amazing cards. I cannot get over the first card, its stunning. Gorgeous cards Brenda. Lee xx

Mervi said...

Wow two gorgeous cards, amazing scene and stylish flowers, fabulous!
Hugs;-))m

Chrissy said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I love the scene, so peaceful and serene, and the flowers and colours, so lovely.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Аня said...

So inspirational themes!

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and beautiful brayer work. Hope you can catch up on some rest after your hectic weekend
hugs
Claire xx

Helen said...

The cards are gorgeous as always - but do take it easy now! Good result too, on Saturday, 'bout time too...

Cheryl said...

oh sounds like you had great fun hun and you have sure created some stuning cards especially love the first one,that is just stunning hugs cherylxxxxxx

mckinkle said...

The dog walker card is stunning Brenda.

It sounds like you all had a super weekend with lots of fun thrown in and not forgetting cheese scones! Ooooh, my favourite too!

Hope you have a restful week!
Keryn x

Anesha said...

Two super cards, love the scene you created on the first. Glad your workshop went well. Enjoy your week. Hugs Anesha

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, Brenda. I hope you get the chance to rest a little over the next few days- you've certainly earned it! Glad you got extra cheese scones on Sunday too. Steve was thrilled that I brought some home!!! Thanks again for a fabulous time x

Charlotte said...

Wow! What a beautiful landscape you made there. It looks like a painting to me!
Love the colours of your flower card!
G.
Charlotte

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend. Gorgeous cards as always, I adore the scene on the top card, just stunning x

Annette said...

Awesome card Brenda...Love all the detail on the Red card...

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Brenda - this scene is stunning - I have a long way to go with my Speedball before my brayering reaches that level of perfection!!
Thank you for a fabulous day of crafting yesterday - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Lorraine said...

these are stunning hun i love them top one is my fave xx

grandmalee said...

It must be so fun to be able to play with others that love to stamp! I love Stampscapes & Art Impressions, so I would have a ball! Both of these cards are stunning...as usual!

Auntie Em said...

Both cards are so pretty! Lucky ladies to be able to get together to create them. I love the brayered scene. The silhouettes look awesome in front of the scene.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa Jane said...

sounds like you had great fun.. am now counting the days till i come lol.. mmmm cheese scones .. i love em too lol
Lisa x

sallysbitz said...

Two stunning cards Brenda x

hugs sally x
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Mandy G said...

Hi Brenda,
what lovely cards my favourite is the first one, that scene is fab :)
Thank you so much for all your help I will hopefully set up the sticky post on wednesday you are a legend !
Hugs
Mandy

Kat said...

Fabulous cards Brenda. The scene on the first one is just stunning. Love the second one too. I really must try to use that lovely image, mine has never seen ink yet!

I had a little parcel from Sir Stampalot today. I love to shop with them, their service is brilliant and my goodies always come really quickly!!

Kat xx

Esther said...

Brenda I always love your brayered cards but that top scene is just amazing....I've never got the hang of the speedball, could use one of your workshops myself !! Glad you were well enough to enjoy the whole weekend...Esther xx

Bernie said...

Sounds like fun was had by all. Oh how I wish I could have been there. My brayer is sadly neglected. Happy to hear you didn't have any problem with your eyes.

These are two beautiful cards Brenda. I love the scene, so peaceful and serene, looks like a work of art. The flowers and colors are so lovely.
Blessings Bernie

Sussie said...

Beautiful cards! At first I thought the first one was a painting!

Rufus said...

I'm jealous! That sounds like it was so much fun. The cards, both of them, are certainly lovely. Glad to hear that your eyes behaved. Hope that you can take it easy for a day or two.
R/

Paula (PEP) said...

Hope your Monday wasn't too fraught & glad your weekend went well. Love both of these but the second one really is rather different.
Hope you have a good week.
Paula (PEP)

Jackie said...

Oh wow, that scene is magnificent. Both cards are beautiful but the first one is superb :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda.
I have to confess I generally have to blow the dust of my brayer and anything I use if for ends up in the bin.
luv
Debby

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Brenda and the scene on the first is stunning. Wishing I could have come to play too.
I'm with you on the cheese scones as I adore them and much prefer them to fruit any day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sarah said...

Brenda, your cards are gorgeous! Wish I could have been there to learn how to do those. Hugs, Sarah

PatR said...

Two fabulous card Brenda and your workshop sounds like fun. xx

Lynda said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - I could do with a few lessons in the art of brayering. I keep having a practice though! I'm enjoying my break a little too much at the moment but hope to be back soon.

Love Lynda xxx

Tracy said...

Amazing scene brenda, love all the stamps you've used, gorgeous second card too, both so perfect and fabulous.

Glad the weekend went well and all had a good time.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda so glad the classes went well and everyone enjoyed themselves, even if it has left you tired.
Stunning cards love the first one and all the layers youve put into it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Dorothy said...

oh Brenda you sound as if you had a brilliant time, and what you turned out is awesome, I love brayering but im not good, even though I have watched barbara grey dozens of times,love Dorothy xx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Astrid.
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Annmaree (Emu) said...

LOVE what you can do with a brayer girl, it rocks!

and the yellow and red card is just so happy and sunny to me, love it!

Merry said...

Brenda these cards are stunning. So love your brayered scene on the first card. And a wonderful colour combo on the second card....also love the way you have added the tab across the centre of the card.

 
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