Thursday, 22 March 2012

Molly Blooms in the pink



Morning peeps, hope your week is going well.

It's been an off mixture of weather here in the Fens this week, we've had rain, sun, fog and still the overnight frosts............my in house weather man reports it was minus four again in the garden last night, but at least that does usually lead to a nice day so fingers crossed.

It's no secret that I just don't do cute and always struggle when it involves anything other than flowers, fairies and trees, but I'm always ready to rise to the challenge which was what was called for when a bundle of the new Molly Blooms stamps landed on my doormat a few weeks ago. The samples were for the launch of the new Circus and Fairground stamps at the NEC Trade Show last month, which I can now share and you can buy them from Sir Stampalot.

The card at the top using the big top and ringmaster Molly were paper pieced using DP's from stash. The little tickets are also amongst the new release stamps. The card base was cut using Nesties labels 23, the rose is made from punched five petal flowers.


My second card uses the lovely carousel stamp which really is my favourite from the new releases which I coloured with Derwent watercolours, decoupaged and added a frame cut with a Go Create die. Then added a bow and stick pin to embellish.

Whatever you have planned, hope you have a good day.




38 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Adorable creations Brenda. Love the shabby chic feel to them.
Hugs
Desire

Louise said...

Super cards Brenda and have to say my fav is the carousel stamp also
Hugs louise xx

Scrappymax said...

Fantastic creations Brenda and just my favourite colour.
Max x

Wendy L said...

I think they are fairly cute. Lovely cards. xxxx

Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colours you've used xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. Everything you make my friend is beautiful. You are so very talented and these two cards are also gorgeous.
Hope you are keeping well.
Love Sandra xxx

Helen said...

I don't really do cute either - apart from Penny Black hedgehogs! But these are great - you rose to the challenge. Not mentioning the result at all.... grrr!!

Heidi said...

Well now I've had a look at the new releases, I can confirm that i too love the carousel best, the two cards are brilliant and the big top in pink and black is very cool. hugs heidi, ps we had very cold last night and so far a glorious morning!! xx

mckinkle said...

Morning Brenda!

It was a tad nippy in the outer regions here too last night but its looking like it could be a lovely day so fingers crossed!

I know what you mean about being edged out of your comfort zone though you'd never guess you werent 100% happy with this genre as both cards are beautiful. However, I have to agree that I simply adore the carousel card as it would make such a unique new baby card in the appropriate colourways!

Why are there always too many things I want to buy?!

Have a super weekend!
Keryn x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super images and gorgeous colour combo's. Just read a book about a circus girl. Sun shining here ,but still a bit nippy at 9.30 am, there is a horrid smell in the air ,must be shell oil,not a fresh country smell like you have. janex

Anesha said...

Two lovely card, really like the second one. It's lovely and sunny here, hope it is over your way also. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Brenda....your second one is my favourite....will send you some of our glorious sunshine from Somerset

Anne

Claudia said...

Hi Brenda
This card is so nice, I like the pink!!!
Have a good day

Whisper said...

Both are fabby, my favourite is the second one, as there is something magical about an old fashioned horse carousel, especially a steam one, Luv Sam x

May said...

Both cards Brenda are beautiful!! I cant choose as I love them both x x x I wanted to thank you Brenda for taking the time to put my card on the challenge site, Hugs May x x x x x

Nikbee said...

Fantastic cards. I love the frame and stick pin on the second one.
Nikki x

Teresa said...

I admire your work! This carousel is spectacular!
Have a nice day! A hug!

Kat said...

These are lovely Brenda. Not your usual style but still gorgeous. I love the carousel card best I think.

We've had gorgeous weather here this week. Fantastic day here today after a little mist first thing. Sometimes we've had some frost but usually turns out really sunny. We've been very lucky! Ideal weather for the little lambs that are appearing in the fields near us and at last the farmers are getting the seeding done.

Hope you're having a lovely day.

Take care,

Kat xx

Lau W said...

Oh the both are superb ! Love the shape of the first, and the second is superb with the carousel, so sweet image !
xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I think I'm more comfortable with the non-cute style though I must admit that I'm rather partial to the PB Hedgies. Anyhow I too favour the second of your cards - that bow & pin is just gorgeous & I love the way the aperture brings out the shape of the carousel top. In the first one the scalloped edges of the card accentuate the tent shape beautifully too.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Your choice of colours and your colouring skills are excellent. Lovely cards.
Heather T

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, wow these are so original; love these circus images!! Hugs, Frea

Jackie said...

Two fabulous cards, I love the colours and layouts :o)
Jackie xx

Michelle J M said...

Both beautiful cards but I love the carousel! Michelle x

Sarah said...

These are beautiful Brenda, love the images and gentle colours x

pinky said...

The Molly Blooms just drew me to your post Brenda, I know they are not to your taste but you certainly showcased them beautifully! I love the second one too, love how you layered it like that, just stunning.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both really gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the colours and those new stamps look fab
Lindsay xx

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Merry said...

Fantastic cards Brenda. Really love the frame around the second card.

Anuska said...

uuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmm fantastic

Elizabeth Allan said...

Double Wow Brenda!! Your creativity knows no limits!

Anonymous said...

these are awesome images, I really love them!!!

and adore what you've done the pink and black rock and so does the pink and yellow! PERFECTION!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun these are super images,especially love the second one,that is just so beautiful amazing work Hun you are so talented,hugs Cherylxxx

April said...

2 lovely cards... i especially like the carousel one! I have that First Ed. Sweet Owl paper pad and it's one of my faves :o) x

Anonymous said...

In thee, as usual, superbly executed cards!
The card with the carousel is so utterly gorgeous!!!

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Both the flower and the stickpin are stunning. Lee x

Gail said...

Oh WOW! I love both of these!
Maybe it's the theme!
Makes me smile!