Saturday, 23 June 2012

All the best laid plans.............



What do they say about all the best laid plans ? I had my weekend all planned out, a crafty get together with a friend, some essential crafty shopping at Stampalot and then lunch, but my back put paid to all of that. All I did was go get an acrylic block out of a drawer, then an almighty click and a pain from one side to the other and now I am on the ice and heat regime yet again. I am so hoping it's just a pulled muscle and will ease quickly...................but the reality of my body means it may not me that simple, time will tell.

Anyhow, it's Saturday morning again and it's Jo turn to host the theme at Allsorts and she says "Any Die will Do" this week. I know Jo loves her dies and I am rather fond of using them as well so I really enjoyed making this one.

Lilac and green are a colour combo I love..........if I'm honest I love lots of colour combos, but I always thing these two colours are made for each other.

All the 'ingredients are listed below, but basically I cut the different elements from the Spellbinders set and matted them up...............no stamping again, odd for me I know............and created a background by inking a mask with versafine, running it through the CG with the ink side up against a piece of cardstock, removed the mask and dusted cosmic shimmer so it adhered to the inked negative sections. Made two roses from organza ribbon and threaded some co-ordinating beads onto a stick pin.


I hope you will be able to join in our challenge this week. Have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for visiting me.



39 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda .. this is fabulous .. i love the pretty colour combo and the gorgeous organza flowers
Lisa x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

oh Brenda,just read your post,you poor thing,I hope and pray you get some relief, life is not fair for some.
Your card is a real classy beauty,love the added roses.
Take it easy. big hugs. janex

Beryl said...

It's gorgeous Brenda.Love the colour combo and the masked background.
Hope your back eases very quickly. Take care.
Beryl xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

ouch Brenda, hope the pain subsides quickly!!!

Take it easy, love your purple pretty!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is stunning just love the background you have created,and those dies,are stunning so effective the way you have,done the layout just beautiful hugs Cherylxx

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous card Brenda and the colours are a favourite of mine too.
Sorry to hear about your back and hope it improves very soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Michelle J M said...

Oh Brenda, so sorry about your back hope the pain eases soon. Another beautiful card, I also love green and lilac together. Those dies are fabulous, have them on my wish list! Michelle x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous card Brenda...loVe the soft pastel tones of the mint & lavender & pretty flowers too...Mel :)

Jackie said...

What a stunning card and colours, love your ribbon flowers :o)
Jackie xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh, what a pretty card!
Sorry to hear about your back - hope you're feeling better soon.

Rose Petal said...

Hello and good morning Brenda. Oh wow, I love this design. Great centrepiece and gorgeous colours. I love it.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxxx

Eva said...

It´s a gorgeous card and I love the colours!
Hugs from Sweden! :)

Paula (PEP) said...

So sorry to hear about your back & I too hope it settles to nothing too serious - upredictable bodies just have to be nursed at times but it's all very frustrating.
I too love these colours together & that rose/pin embellishment is a masterpiece on this one. I've been having to spend more time than I like horizontal (misbehaving head most of this month) but that pales into insignificance with a misbehaving back (my brother & mother both had major back surgery so I've seen what can happen) but shall try out a little experiment with what can be done horizontally providing vision/co-ordination doesn't go AWOL (but I know you KNOW about those).
Do take care & I've often got you in my thoughts.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Dunja Dücker said...

love your card Brenda, it is so gorgeous. The Pin is wonderful!
I came to your blog, when i visit a friends Blog. :) Nice to meet you in the www and i became a follower, so i don't miss anything. :))
sweet hugs from Germany
Dunja x

Merry said...

Just beautiful Brenda....wonderful colour combo. I so hope your back springs back and feel better soon.

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful card! :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Card Brenda. Love the flowers & pin ! You are so talented. I hope you feel better soon, Shirleyx

susiestacey said...

Hope your back is soon feeling better Brenda and you can manage to get comfortable. Beautiful card love all the elements, take care x Susan x

PatR said...

Another gorgeous card Brenda, very classy. So sorry you are having back problems and just hope the ice and heat treatment offers you some relief. Take good care of yourself and get better soon xx

Mieke said...

Pretty card! Hope you feel better soon xx

Shazza said...

beautiful work, hope the back is okay x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I like the colour combo, fab design the flowers and the pin.
kevin xx

iReneM said...

Oooh, this is beautiful - love this colour combo too :)
I hope feel better real soon
x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the colours,the pin and those ribbon flowers are gorgeous. Lovely die design. Sounds painful, hope things settle quickly. Carolxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, I hope you're back is feeling better soon.

Your card is beautiful.

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda lively colours

Anne

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Brenda. Today just wasn't meant to be was it? Sorry to have stood Eddy up too! Hope your recovery is speedy and you are feeling better very soon x

Dora said...

This is stunning Brenda, love the colour combo and all the beautiful dies you used... those flowers are so beautiful too.... Sorry to hear about you being in pain with your back. I hope you will be better soon xxx

scrappymo! said...

Hope your back feels better soon! Hugs!

Your card is lovely...I have been making pins and made one that looks very similar. I have that same butterfly and pearls etc. LOL

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Brenda and I love the cards you've made while I was away. Do hope its just a pulled muscle and it gets better soon.
luv
Debby

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

Oh dear hope your back is sorted hun. Just popped over to say thank you for the lovely comment you just left.
Beautiful card. I love the colour combo and the pin with the butterfly on top is gorgeous!

Take care hugs Ali x

Basslady said...

i love the combination of shapes...so noble and striking!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful, love the colors!!!!!
Paula

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you put all the dies together! Sending you speedy recovery on your back, Brenda!

Teresa said...

What a beautiful combination of colors! I love those dies!

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love that colour combo too.

Take care,

Kat xx

ma-mi said...

Lovely colours and nice pin with the two roses. I really love this detail.

Caroljenks said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I just love the colours you've used and your flowers are fab!

Carol x

Caroljenks said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I just love the colours you've used and your flowers are fab!

Carol x

 
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