Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A Passion for Flowers



Good Morning Peeps, how's you week going ? Mine is all messed up and I am losing days, it's always the same with bank holidays especially this time of year as no sooner I'm sorted from one another comes along.

Two quick shares before I kick into work proper, both cards using stamps from Ruth's A Passion for Stamps and both making good use of my Spellbinders.


The Alstroemeria image on the top card was printed onto Fabriano watercolour card................I always used 300gsm HP.........and coloured with Derwent's and some Magnolia DP. The Crab Apple Blossom flowers on the bottom card are paper pieced with DP's from stash and on both cards I have used seam binding from Pretty Little Ribbons.

I am entering this into Pretty Little Ribbons April challenge 'To die For'.

Have a good Wednesday everyone.

38 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda.

Anne

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations once again. Love the cute butterflies on the first.
Hugs
Desire

Lisa Jane said...

Morning Brenda -
love these cards .Alstroemera are my favourite flower as they last so long!
LOve the nestie shape in your second card
Lisa x

Ruth said...

Hi Brenda.Your top card is so fresh looking and the second is very rich in colour - It reminds me of a gorgeous box of chocolates....I love them both! Thank you so much, Ruth x

Jackie said...

Two superb cards, I wouldn't like to choose a favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Helen said...

I wouldn't mind losing days if I could make cards this pretty! Hope you're doing ok. I never complain about bank holidays -more time to play!!(talking of which did you see last night's game...... enough!!)

Claudia said...

Beautiful cards. I love the first,especially the butterfly.
hugs

Julie said...

Two beauties here B! I love alstroemerias and you've done amazing colouring of them,takes me back to my previous life as a florist,well it feels like a life time ago. Have a lovely day,Julie x

Marianne said...

Love the different styles of your cards Brenda: the delicacy of your first card with the fluttering butterflies and the rich colours of your second card.

Linby said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I do like the way you put the die cut border behind the ribbo, could be appearing on a card on my blog soon!
Lynnx

Kay Carley said...

Hi Brenda. I see that you are still busy creating such a diverse range of cards!! You really do amaze me at the range of different styles that you create - wonderful!!! Thanks so much for leaving me your kind comment. Don't worry I am definitely taking it easy and am not rushing back into things. At the moment my time is being filled with all the sorting out of all my crafting stuff - such a MAMMOTH task. It's amazing how much stuff you accumulate over the years!!! xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Terrific seeing the way you are using the ingredients - & I spent 20 mins looking at those art supplies (so useful knowing where I can get hold of the watercolour paper) - it was so quiet in the house my husband came to see if I was OK! The Moroccan accents border is gorgeous the way it ties in with the flowers but the second card is my favourite - that verse is super & I love the colours & your flower centres.
Paula (PEP)
PS - I'm all at sea too.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 floral lovelies,second is my fav.
I keep thinking it's Tuesday...we are easily confused lol...janex

dororosa said...

very beautifull wow

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your passion for stamping and flowers brings each and every card to life!

Lau W said...

Superb cards, as always ! Love your style Brenda !
xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

What lovely cards. TFS.

Erin- said...

So pretty. The liquid pearls are the perfect complement.

My week is all messed up too! I can't believe it's only Wed!

Tracy said...

These are really fabulous brenda, really love the second one, the colour is gorgeous and the shape is perfect.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. love the recipe squares at the bottom of your post, must take a lot of time to do them, but very effective.

craftymum said...

such gorgeous cards Brenda
hugs Sarah x

Heidi said...

This is amazing Brenda, love the top layout with that gorgeous moroccan spellbinder, brilliant effect. The bottom card is a very classy cas style, love the deep coloured ribbon, hugs heidi x

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning cards, love what you've done with Ruth's images xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Brenda, two lovely makes today, l love the bottom card and the sentiment makes the card special. My days are all rolling into one at the mo back to routine next week x Susan x

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card and love the color combo, Brenda!

Sally H said...

Two stunners, Brenda. Gorgeous, both of them. Love the colours

Beryl said...

I've been convinced it's Thursday all day today - despite the fact that if it was Thursday I wouldn't have been here this morning the first place. It's funny how bank holidays mess you up even if you're not a regular nine to fiver.Your cards are both beautifil and it's lovely to see the alstroemeria - one of my favourites.
Beryl xx

May said...

Beautiful cards Brenda as always, Hugs May x x x

Michelle J M said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the sentiment and its so nice the way you put photos of all the things you used in your cards, I really like that! Michelle x

chillin with Quillin said...

there beautiful, really love the second one !!!
Paula

frances joy said...

cards are fabulous! :)

Annmaree (Emu) said...

both simply lovely!!!

I especially love the spellbinder shape!

Pauline said...

Two very lovely cards, fabulous colouring on these gorgeous images.

pinky said...

I can't believe I have spent a week cleaning in this house Brenda! Loving your gorgeous cards and the seam binding is a great addition to both. Have a great weekend. Hugs
Pinky

nnalorac said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, lovely colours, pretty flower image and love the sentiment. Love making these kinda cards nowadays. Have a lovely weekend. Carolxx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I love how youve used the diecuts down the side they look so pretty. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sarah said...

Such pretty cards Brenda, I love your use of die cuts on these.

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

Sarah x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, love the style and the beautiful colours. Hugs xx

Kat said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. Love the flowers on both and the beautiful colours you've used. Not sure what I've been doing this week but it certainly hasn't been much blogging!

Kat xx