Saturday, 28 January 2012

Love is in the air



Helene is our host at Allsorts this week and preparing us for Valentines day as she would like us to use one or more hears on our work. I do hope you will be able to join in, just pop over the the challenge blog to find out more and see what's on offer for this weeks prize.

My first DT make is using one of the new stamps from Hero Arts S5601 Newspaper Background, it's quite a biggie but stamps out beautifully.......I used Versafine black to pick up all the fine detail. I stamped it twice, once for the background piece which I tore down one side and mounted onto a piece of heat embossed red satin cardstock and from the second piece and more of the red, I cut out four hearts with Nestabilites and matted them up. I tied some red cord and bakers twice down the side and added a heart button.


My second make is an engagement card I made for some friends earlier this month using the prospective brides favourite colours. Unusually for me there is no stamping involved and the card was quite a quick and easy one to make. I cut the hears from bazzil and Kasier DP, tied some ribbon across the centre and added three rosebuds. I embossed the background cardstock with a Sizzix harlequin folder and added tiny pearls. The sentiment is computer generated. 

Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for popping by.

60 comments:

Minna said...

Lovely cards!

Claudia said...

Beautiful card! I love the red one.
hugs

Марина_Кривчун said...

Очень красиво!!!!

Jackie said...

I love both cards but my favourite has to be the second one, such a pretty pastel combo :o)
Jackie xx

Olga said...

Mmmm..your cards are so beautiful!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun these are 2 stunning cards,my fav is the first one,just love the layout and design,hugs Cheryl xxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Brenda...love that embossing folder you have used on your second card and the soft colours..

Anne

Rose Petal said...

Hi Brenda. These are stunning as always. You make the most fantastic creations, with great attention to detail. Love them both. Happy crafting, and I hope that you are feeling ok and taking care of yourself.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Ann-Charlotte's blogg said...

Beautiful cards!
Hugs

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi love both of them. The newspaper stamp is great must look that up. Love the torn edges and the beautiful hearts. The embossing on the second card is spectacular in that mint colour also cool how the bow is placed over the sweet image on the heart !! Loads of inspiration thanks :D

mckinkle said...

Morning Brenda,

2 beautiful and very different designs equally beautiful!

The layered hearts on the engagement with the delicate image is such a fabulous idea - Im so inspired!

Have a super weekend B,
Keryn x

Desire Fourie said...

These are just gorgeous. Love the pearl accents on the second one.
Hugs
Desire

Lily Anuska said...

Hi. Love both cards. The first is very noticeable, the other is very elegant. Because I love bright colors I am more impressed with the first. Newspaper Background is fantastic. Nice weekend. Lily Anuska

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, these are stunning, and so elegant... I looove the embossed one especially! I got that embosser and hardly ever use it but now seeing yours I definitely am. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Hugs xxx

МИНОТАВРА said...

Очень элегантные открытки! мне очень нравятся)))

Mummylade said...

brilliant projects, and once again sorry for messing up today

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah B. these are really clever in their simplicity especially like the Dp on the heart engagement card with the ribbon a lovely touch, and yes red white and block always wins out too, Shaz in oz.x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh Brenda .. that newspaper stamp is amazing.. i love it !! and that top card is my fave colours .. so striking
Lisa x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

feeling the love,2 gorgeous classy cards.janex

PatR said...

Two beautiful classy cards. Hope you are keeping well Brenda xx

chillin with Quillin said...

Love them both, really awesome!!!!
Paula

CraftyLoops said...

Oh Wow Brenda, these cards are stunning. I love those hearts. Lee xx

Tanya said...

these are both gorgeous. I really love the first, I have thing for Hero Arts newsprint stamps, I adore them!

Hanneke said...

Lovely cards! I especially love the red card. Wonderful bright cilors and I love the twine and embellishment. Hugs, Hanneke

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous. I love the embossing on both. TFS.

Wendy said...

Love them both Brenda, so gorgeous.
Wendy xx

Shirley N said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! Love the embossed background and your beautiful heart cut from that beautiful DP!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the softness of the bottom card, such beautiful colours and details x

Galina said...

Шикарные открытки. Особенно понравилась первая.

Kat said...

Both gorgeous cards Brenda. Love that newspaper background stamp, might be one for my wish list! And I love how simply you've created the second one. That embossed background is really effective and the heart cut from the DP is really lovely.

Nice to be back online and able to see everyone's blogs again after my computer fiasco last week!

Take care,

Kat xx

Merry said...

Love the layered heart on your first card and that newspaper print stamp is lovely. Brenda the second card is so pretty in those soft colours and all those wonderful pearls.

Nikbee said...

Beautiful cards. I love the newspaper stamp and the heart button is a perfect added detail. I love the pearls and the soft colours on the second card.
Nikki x

catherine said...

Both cards are beautiful and loving the way you have put them together. have a nice weekend
x catherine

Annmaree (Emu) said...

awesome Cards Brenda, I love the embossing!!!!!

Debs M said...

2 gorgeous cards, thanks for the heads up about Penny Black and more xx

MaggieC said...

I love that second card, in particular. Such lovely soft colour and a simple looking classic card. Thank you for your visit today, and your very encouraging comments. xx Maggie

Fleur said...

Two gorgeous cards B. Hope you are well.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Marianne said...

Great fun reading all the comments and everyone's personal preferences. Elegant as it may be, the pastels on the second one are a bit too pale for me, but I absolutely love the bold red of the first one! It's stunning!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both so gorgeous, I love the embossing and the bird on the second one and the newspaper background, twine and layered heart on the first one are all fabulous, two really beautiful designs. I am off to check out the challenge blog now, hope you are well.
Lindsay xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I can't get over how effective taht torn edge of the newspaper print stamping is. Love the twine & the button with your layering. The second is so soft & I really like your pearl embellishing of the harlequin sections.
Hope you're having a good Sunday.
Paula (PEP)

pinky said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, love the newsprint on the first and all that red and the gorgeous embossing on the second.

riliska said...

Super cute card!

louise said...

Wow brenda two fab cards and i now think I need that Hero art stamp.
Hugs louise xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Brenda
after your comment saying I could enter my snuggle buddy card in the penny black at allsorts challenge I did, I thought I had entered earlier in the month and I have. Sorry about this,just discount one. janex

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda I love your valentine cards, simple but stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

lisa said...

Both really pretty cards, Brenda. I love the newsprint background on the first one and the colours on the second are so delicate. A really beautiful engagement card.
Hope you are well.
Hugs Lisax

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely cards Brenda, I think quite different for you - but as always stunning! Cheers Claire x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Thanks Brenda
didn't know that.janex

Ruth said...

Beautiful romantic cards! I love your embossing and pearls.. Ruth x

butlersabroad said...

I really love that newsprint stamp and can see it being very useful indeed. Both beautiful cards too. I wasn't expecting a reply re the PO situation, just offering support! Really does sound like someone is profiting though doesn't it? Thanks for the heads up re PB@Allsorts too!

Cheers,
Brenda

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

Hope you are well and thank you for your lovely comment. Your cards are just gorgeous, I love the stylish feel to them.

Hugs Ali x

Vengy said...

How romantic these are...am drifting awayyyyyyyy... There so beautiful...with love...

lachsekatze said...

When I saw the red card at the Allsorts challenge I was amazed. I totally adore the layered heart af find the card itself very stylish.

Jani said...

Wow wow wow!
Both cards are so beautiful!
Jani x

LittleSunday said...

Beautiful both of them!

Trish and Treasure said...

I love how you accented the background embossing with pearls, beautiful card!!!
Trish Munro

Julie said...

Two fab cards as always! Hope your good! x

Luciana said...

Sono bellissime ma quella che preferisco è la card con il giornale come sfondo!!
Ciao Luciana

Majalena said...

I like red one :) is lovely

Katarzyna said...

the top one is incredible! so simple and so so beautiful.

 
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