Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Bright and sunny card despite the weather



Hello Peeps, it looks like the weather men got it right for once, it's pouring here and black as Newgate's Knocker.............it's phrase I've used since a child after hearing my Granny often refer to the phrase yet never actually knew the origin. So I just Googled it, logical really the knocker on Newgate prison !

I wanted to enter this months Pretty Little Ribbons challenge so am sharing the Easter card I made for my Cousin who lives on the Norfolk coast, the nearest to a brother I ever got and we've always been close. I included the card in a package I sent to him and his partner yesterday with some pretty pots to grow herbs in their conservatory and a fruit cake.............why fruit cake, well like me he is diabetic and the occasional piece of cake is a real treat and a bit of a standard joke every time we talk on the phone.


I have used lots of Spellbinders in true Sue Wilson fashion, the border ones are Fleur de Lis and the circle ones picot edges Nestablilites. The flowers are a mixture of Spellbinders and Marianne and the leaves are also Spelbinders and the DP Bo Bunny. The ribbon and seam binding is from Pretty Little Ribbons and a stick pin to finish it all off. Oh and there had to be a bit of stamping, that't the Hero Arts sentiment.

I hope all those dies make this suitable for this months challenge at Pretty Little Ribbons whose theme is 'To die For'.

Whatever you have planned I hope you have a good Tuesday evening, mine involves one of our sons and his wife coming for dinner.

42 comments:

cebelica said...

I love, love, love this card. Awesome design and great colur combo. I love the flowers too. Hugs! xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. Oh wow, what an eye-catching creation. Stunning design and gorgeous colour combination.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

angelwhispers said...

Brenda this is just superb what fabulous colours and the design is just gorgeous! Chanelle xxx

nnalorac said...

Wow Brenda, absolutely a stunner, wow colour combo and design. I like. Carolxx

Fliss said...

A lovely bright and cheery card Brenda and sorry to hear you have pouring rain. We could do with some here too as it's ages since we last had any and it's so cold here now I had to put the woollies on again.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda this is stunning...the colours are wonderful together...

Anne

Anesha said...

Great card, love the flowers.

Beth said...

Ooh this is gorgeous, such a striking colour scheme!

Love Beth xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous, bold colour combo, such a beautiful card xxx

May said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love those dies and the flowers are fab..colours are lovely, Hugs May x x x

FojAga said...

Lovely!!!

Claudia said...

Hi Brebda!
Wonderful card!!I like the flowers
hugs

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...and fabulous layout and colours too..

big hugs Vicky xx

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card. Great colours.

Jill said...

Fantastic card Brenda!
Love all the wonderful dies and the ribbon and flowers look just stunning.
Fabulous sweetie :)
Wishing you a wonderful easter!
Big hugs, Jill

Michelle B. said...

What an amazing card! Love the color combo and all those details! Make sure you check out Lexi's Creations, your card would be a perfect entry for their "Focus on the Sentiment" challenge! http://lexiscreations.blogspot.ca/

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the elgant classiness of this - just my kind of colour combination & those ribbons are so pretty with the design. I hope you have a lovely time with your family.
Paula (PEP)

Esther said...

Hi Brenda - hope you had a lovely evening with your family, your card certainly brightened my eve having been home with a stinky cold..such bold stunning colour! Here's hoping the spring returns...rather than the white stuff that's been threatened ! Esther xx

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, a beautiful card, and the colours are as you say are really 'bright and sunny' - I'm sure your cousin will love it. Rain and hail stones in Peterborough at lunchtime. I've had a couple of days off work this week to spend some time with my granddaughter. Popped over to the new garden centre with her and my sister-in-law and the heavens opened, shouldn't grumble though the gardens need it desperately. Take care, Linda x

susiestacey said...

Absoloutely stunning Brenda, love the colour combination and the whole layout, beautiful flowers. Do you make your own pins as they are stunning??? Snowing blizzard here in Bradford 9.30 pm x Susan x

Kat said...

Weatherman right about our weather too. Some parts of Aberdeenshire had snow during the day yesterday but we didn't have any till the evening. But we're only a few miles from the North Sea as the crow flies. Hoping it goes away soon!

Loving your Easter card, very striking colour combo. The flowers look amazing and I love all the nesties borders and edges.

Take care,

Kat xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Brenda this card is stunning. Sooooo beautiful. Love the colorcombination. Marvelous.
Greet Marja

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous Brenda.. i love that bright yellow with the dark grey
Lisa x

Linby said...

Lovely colour combo and great layout. I want to have a go at more of this style - along with everything else!
Lynn x

Happy Crafter said...

Beautiful card :)
Hugzz Val xx

Beryl said...

Fabulous creation. Lovely to see so much 'sunshine' in a card. Warms the cockles - and we need that right now.
Beryl xx

DesignerDiva said...

Lovin' this Brenda, the black roses are fabulous!
HUgs Laurie xx

Anonymous said...

wow! another beauty! brenda, you sure make it hard for me to resist going shopping every time i see something new on your cards. :)
linda

Annmaree (Emu) said...

LOVE the yellow and black Jules, really stunning!!!

Christa said...

oww this is so awesome love your flowers they are so pretty hugs christa

Sarah said...

Brenda the colour combo you have used works so well together and you have definitely used enough dies for the challenge! I love the flowers and ribbon embellishment too.

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is stunning just love those colours,and the dies,are perfect love those flowers,hugs Cherylxxxx

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card, and great colours. I haven't heard that saying for many years, it takes me back to my childhood :o)
Jackie xx

Sarah said...

Oh wow, wow, wow Brenda, this is stunning. I love the bold colour combination and the flowers and details are beautiful x

Lau W said...

J'ADORE !!! Your card is so wonderful, love love love it !!!
xxx

Sasha said...

Beautiful!! Love the colour combo, flowers, dies, layout...Everything!!

Thank you for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge x

Teresa said...

Brilliant card, sunshine on a card, love it. Teresa xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your paper flowers are phenomenal!

Elaine said...

Hi Brenda I am Elaine I have just come across your blog and your crations are fabulous, I love your work , I have a passion for making my own flowers, and all of yours I have seen today are FANTASTIC, I am certainly following for some great inspiration , Hugs Elaine

Aluna said...

Such a beautiful card and fabulous colors :)

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Brenda love the black and yellow and the use of the fabulous dies and the fab paper flowers.
Have a great Easter
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Tags said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours you used, really unique! Very nice :)

Tags xx