Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Hairy bikers meet the secret garden


Morning folks, hope your week is going well.

Play here was interrupted by bad light yesterday when my vision went AWAL for a couple of hours, happened before but still scary stuff, but seems to be back to normal this morning, so will share what I intended to yesterday.

I was totally certain after seeing a lovely card Janice made last week that I definitely needed the TH fence and chains, although I am yet to be convinced that heavy grunge fits with my floral style.................so lets pretend the chain open the door to the Secret Garden.................well there has to be a bit of fantasy in there !!

The image is one of the gorgeous new La Blanch stamps called Wild Flowers which I stamped onto Fabriano watecolour card and coloured with Aquamarkers. I cut the fence and lock from Coredinations purple cardstock, inked with versamark and embossed with TH distress powder milled lavender..................after recovering the contents of the pot from my trouser legs and desk........no idea how that happened.


My second share is another Stampalot sample using one of the new Christmas stamps from Hero K5524 Winter Scene. I brayered through an oval aperture using the Speedball and Adirondack denim dye ink, then stamped the scene in black archival ink and added corners and border punched with Spellbinders Parisian Accents.

All of the new Christmas stamps and goodies will be on sale for the Christmas launch over the Bank Holiday weekend, lots of demos lined up including Lindsay Mason on Sunday 28th August.


34 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a right old scare Brenda and glad to hear you're better now.
    Gorgeous cards as always and the grunge contrast on your first card looks really fabulous as it gives loads of texture to your secret garden.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Hi Brenda, you have been busy hun!! Love these cards esp. the 1st one. Great combination of thise flowers and grungy elements!! Hugs, Frea

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  3. Love these cards - the way you have incorporated the grunge in is ingenious!
    Glad you are back on track today, don't do too much - saying which, thank you for the lovely - long! comment you left me on Saturday. Yes, my eyes are ok now, fingers crossed you keep on the same way too!

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  4. God, that is scary!! I had something similar happen once when I was pregnant, never found out why. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing them!

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  5. Beautiful cards Brenda. I love the winter scene.
    Hugs, Clare x

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  6. Открыточки очень красивые!Замняя вообще покорила!

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  7. Первая открыточка особенно понравилась

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  8. Hi Brenda, that sounds scarey to me too! Hope you're eyesight gets better quick, the vintage card, the lock, fence is very beautiful and I love the fantasy idea behind that. Take care. Ruby x

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  9. what beautiful card I love the wild flower one its very lovely .Dorothy x

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  10. Two gorgeous cards again Brenda. The eyesight problem sounds very scary and I just hope things get better soon. xx

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  11. there both lovely, I really like the first card!!!

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  12. ooh gorgeous cards .. am loving the wintry scene
    Lisa x

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  13. Oh wow, these are stunning Brenda. So sorry to read about your vision problems, what a pain when you are wanting to craft :-( I have blurry vision in one eye due to a damaged optic nerve after several episodes of optic-neuritis caused by MS, thank heavens we have 2 eyes and the problem only happens with one of mine. Take lots of care of yourself xxx

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  14. Fabulous cards Brenda, such stunning work, love them both!
    Hugs Jacee

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  15. Wow! this is stunning Brenda. Love the image and love the fence, lock and chain detail with the flower scene! but then I love The Secret Garden - is my favourite childhood story! Very beautiful card!

    Love the winter scene - gorgeous use of inks and love the layout and frame detail. Another beautiful card!

    It must be very scary losing your vision!! I'm glad that you are okay now!!
    Take Care!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  16. Hi Brenda,
    Glad to hear your eyes are behaving better now, but please take it easy! Gorgeous cards, of course, you know I love the brayering through the aperture! Ruth x

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  17. OH My I'm glad your vision is okay now, that really must have been frightening. Your cards are both beautiful. I’m not into TH and grunge but you have created a lovely scene. I love your second card, only wish I could master the brayer just half as well as you do. Such a beautiful background and winter scene. Be well
    Blessings Bernie

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  18. Stunning cards, Brenda! Hope you are okay, my friend x

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  19. Hi Brenda, nice to see you back after your holiday and sorry to hear about the loss of your jewellery and the mess you returned to - as if your holiday wasn't memorable anyway. Lovely cards, as usual - love the wild flowers stamp - it's just gone on my must have list :) Take care, Elizabeth x

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  20. wow i just love these cards my fave is the second one its gorgeous huni xx

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  21. Your Secret Garden Fantasy is an interesting concept. Love flowers with the AquaMarkers. The Hero Arts card with that wintery moon is a lovely Christmas card - I especially like the way you've used the little waster bits as accents down the right side.
    Take care with your eyes & glad it was only temporary.
    Paula (PEP)

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  22. Brenda I think your secret garden card is beautiful and I personally think the TH products look amazing on it. Your Xmas card is beautiful too. Just so you know, I was losing my eyesight a lot last year and it was put down to migraines....but I was losing my sight without a sore head as well. Thats what mine was put down to anyway. Losing my sight was very scary but we've got it sorted now hopefully. Hope you are ok now. Lee xx

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  23. two great yet different cards Jules, love the grungy feel of the fence and lock with the great lined images, and great with the deep colours!

    and love the blue and white christmas card, really reminds me of snow! and I've always wanted a white christmas!

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  24. I'm glad your vision has come back so quickly Brenda, these are lovely cards and the locked secret garden effect is great fun, love it. Hope your house is on its way to being back to normal now, a good friend of mine had to wait quite a while for quotes etc when her house flooded at christmas time. hugs to you all heidi x

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  25. These are really gorgeous Brenda, I love the snow scene, so idyllic.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  26. Gorgeous cards brenda love the idea of a secret garden,hope you are both keeping well
    Hugs Louise xx

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  27. Hi Brenda youve really become a rock chick with your first card, but both of them are gorgeous and I love the second one a really fabulous Xmas card. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  28. Beautiful cards Brenda, the secret garden one is definitely full of fantasy. Love the clean lines of the second one, very fresh. Great news about your GD and I am sure the next one will do just as well. Its a relief to get them this far lol.

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  29. Drat meant to mention your eyes. That really does sound scary Brenda, maybe a sign you need a wee bit more rest in between cards!!

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  30. Great cards Brenda - love the secret garden one with the touch of grunge.
    Hope all is well with you and yours - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  31. Hope your vision is back to normal-what a fright!Love this first card,Secret garden/Hairy Biker!That stamp is fabulous and it looks so good coloured with the aquamarkers.

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  32. Hi Brenda, it was so nice to hear from you on my blog....thank you so much for visiting. I am madly catching up on a weeks worth of blog posts here in blogland as I was busy last week getting ready for a successful market day yesterday. Two wonderful cards above...that is sure a delicate xmas scene.

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  33. Just loved these and had to yell you. Loved the garden biker one!

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