Monday, 29 August 2011

A Passion for Stamps


Hello peeps, how's everyone doing ?

The weather this weekend has certainly been pretty typical for British Bank Holiday hasn't it, but it's provided the perfect opportunity for some crafting without the pull of the garden. We had a bit of a bash yesterday for the girls birthday which is actually today and tonight we are going to Jamie Olivers Italian restaurant in Cambridge as an extension to the birthday celebrations, so really looking forward to that.

Ruth at A Passion for Stamps has created some lovely new floral images so I have been having a little play. The one above is a Nasturtium and I have coloured it with Aquamarkers in the traditional orange colours that we used to have in the garden, some DP from stash that matched rather well and a border cut with Spellbinder Fleur de Lis.


My second share is using the new Thistle and I just love this one and of course I had to colours do it in purples, again with Aquamarkers, although I know you can get hybrid varieties in other colours nowadays. I embossed the two panels with a cuttlebug die adn some corners using Spellbinders Parisien accents.



45 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. Hope you are keeping well and looking after yourself.
Your cards are brilliant as always. Gorgeous images and always finished to perfection. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxxx

Annette said...

wow beautiful cards... love the coloring.

Helen said...

Love the thistle stamp - and your colouring. Have a great day. (will whisper it but I think it's going to be a good season...lol! )

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda....beautiful thistle stamp.
Debbie x

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, you show off these stamps to perfection.

Hugs Ali x

MashaM said...

Очень красивые открытки))

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the thistle one and the colours are wonderful.
I hope you all have a lovely meal.
Nikki x

CraftyLoops said...

Brenda these cards are really beautiful. Hope you have a fantastic night at Jamie Olivers restaurant. Lee xx

Dora said...

These are stunning Brenda, always so elegant and classy, love them both. Enjoy your meal tonight xxx

Eemeli said...

Lovelovelove your coloring! Both cards are just amazing ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Josie0602 said...

Love both of the cards! The first one is especially stunning!

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

Beautiful cards!
greetings, Mandy

Lisa Jane said...

oh these are so pretty.i love the lilac thistle card ..
Lisa x

Lynda said...

Two beautiful images and your cards are as fabulous as ever.

Love Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda
both cards are beautiful, I love the shape on the first card.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Anesha said...

Two beautiful cards, have a great time! :)

Jacee said...

Another two smashers Brenda, gorgeous work!
Hugs Jacee

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two beautiful floral cards Brenda - your colouring is fabulous.
Hope you all have a super evening - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Lau W said...

So delicate cards, love them !
xxx

Nicola said...

Stunning cards based on those gorgeous flower images from A Passion for Stamps! Gorgeous details and designs too
Love Nicola xxx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful flowercards. I love the colors you used. The easelcard is nice.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Vicky said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda...and so beautifully coloured too...

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

PatR said...

Two gorgeous cards again Brenda. Lovely images so beautifully coloured.
Have a good evening. xx

Esther said...

Yummy cards Brenda - I have so many flower stamps but still find more to add to my wish list...that thistle is definately one of them, gorgeous ! Esther xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Love your new stamps. Lovely images and beautifully coloured. Hope you had a lovely meal.

Take care,

Kat xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Icannot choose between these - I love the unusual Nasturtium image in the traditional colours & the thistle is just a classic. Super using different butterflies to embellish each one & I love the stylish use of colours in the layering.
Paula (PEP)
Hope you have a lovely time out for the meal.

AsilisA MaM said...

amazing both cards - love their natural colouring scheme!

Bernie said...

Oh Brenda they are both lovely. The first remindes me of my grandmother she always had lots of nasturtiums in her garden. You've colored them beautifully. As you did the thistle.
Blessings Bernie

Ruth said...

Sooo pretty!! Both are beautiful in their own way. You've done me proud again!! Thanks so much"
Hope you enjoy your evening at Jamies..I'm jealous :) Ruth x

Kim. said...

Gorgeous cards with pretty images which are coloured beautifully.
Kim xXx

Iverova said...

Postcards are just super! And a very cute picture! But more like the colors! Well done!

Tracy said...

Hi brenda,
Yep Thistles will always be purple to me, no Hybrids for me, gorgeous creation, there's scottish in my Mams side of the family and I always remember my Mam having a thistle kilt pin, so loving this card, bringing back memories.
Love the first card too, the nestie shapes work so well with it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

Two gorgeous cards. Nice to see you colouring ;)
Linbyx

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
Your flower cards are beautiful, I especially like the thistle, you have designed them very well using your dye-cuts.
Smiles:)

Sally H said...

Stunning cards, Brenda! I love them both.

Anniebee said...

These cards are really pretty, Brenda! I love the thistle one and I'm a total sucker for dry embossing. Your coloring is very nice too.

Hugs,
Anniebee

Rufus said...

Both are pretty, but the thistle is gorgeous!
R/

*Successful* said...

Very beautiful cards! Especially the second! Krasiyj color and mood!

Shirley said...

two beautiful cards Brenda and I love the colours on both. I love the soft inked edges and wish I could get mine to look like yours.I am still at the beginner stage with inking and am progressing slowly.

Shirley

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenday wow two fabulous cards I love the first one especially that image is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

sallysbitz said...

Both your cards are very pretty Brenda.

I use promarkers but have not used aqua markers.
Do I treat myself ? (again) Lol

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

ma-mi said...

Lovely cards, spec. the 2nd. Nice motif and the chosen colours.

Nuvolina said...

They're beautiful! Hugs, Laura

Lorraine said...

hi huni these are beautiful and can i just apologise to you as on one of my posts i said 'finally' when i said about the birdcage die i hope you didn't think i was directing it at you i really would never do that i appriciate everything you have done for me and if i did offend you i am extremely sorry from the bottom of my heart i hope we are still friends xx

Merry said...

Oh two more stunning cards...love the shape of the first image and wonderful image. Really love that thistle image and what you have done with it.

 
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