Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Butterflies and birds



Morning Peeps, dare I say it looks just a tad like summer out there this morning, well at least it's not raining and there is a distinct hint of sun behind the clouds.

Not too much to share that's new, so a few samples I made before our vacation as I am busily beavering away with samples for next Monday's Stamp Addicts Create and Craft TV shows...................Monday 2nd July at 2pm and 7pm and I can tell you we are in early Christmas mode and will share some later this week.


Meanwhile some brayering and inky indulgence with some wings thrown in for good measure, samples for Sir Stampalot, basically different colour takes on similar themes I've done before. I'm still totally smitten with the TH birdcage and Papillion stamp set.................does it show just a little ? And now I have the bird on branch as well, you will get a look at what I've done with that on Sunday when Penny Black, Stampalot and Craft a Scene go live with our July challenges.

Lots of distressing on the top one, Frantage embossing powder and distress inks and on the fairy one, a masked moon and sponged sun rays and hills and the lovely Go Create arch die. List of ingredients below.

Have a lovely day everyone and as always thanks so much for popping by, I am always really appreciative of your visits.




47 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous, love the designs. You are very talented, Brenda.
Hugs
Desíre
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Annmaree (Emu) said...

amazing work as always Brenda, love that birdcage die with the danglies!

Awesome moonlit fairy, so pretty!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous creations love them great design and lovely colours. Caroline xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous again, Brenda! I love the butterfly card particularly; that set of Tim's is my favourite!

Lau W said...

Wow ! Two superb cards, love very much the first, love the birdcage, the design of this card is fantastic ! And the second, love it for the colouring, sun rays are superb !
Have a nice day, the weather is the same here, no rain, but no sun.
xxx

nnalorac said...

Looks like Summer here today Brenda, making the most of the outside as rain is back on the cards for the rest of the week. Love both your cards, always love butterfly ones, love the birdcage, the background and the name tags are great. Love your brayering and inking, super piece of inking. Carolxx

✿LemonBella✿ said...

Both projects are wonderful! I love the images on the second card so much! :)

Sarah said...

You are so talented Brenda! Amazing work! I love the Lavinia stamps - so beautiful!

Sarah x

Anesha said...

We have some sunshine! Love your cards, the first one is super.

Cheryl said...

oh gosh these are just amazing Hun,love the, beautiful image on the second one,but as I am a grungy type of lady he he the first one has to be my favourite its simply stunning love how you have done the bird cage with the butterflies,hugs Cherylxxxx

craftymum said...

Beautiful Brenda. I especially like the first one. Hope you are okay
hugs Sarah x

Jane said...

Wow loving your new work Brenda you really have some fantastic ideas.Fab! Hope you are keeping well?
Jane x

Elaine said...

Brenda these are both beautiful great work Hugs Elaine

Paula (PEP) said...

Your first one is my favourite here - I must say that birdcage looks amazing with the little tags & those address strips. The colours are what really draw me to this one.
We too have glimmers of sunshine & very balmy close weather.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Brenda...you really do make some beautiful cards....

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous card Brenda.. i love the Butterflys and cage one. Love the distressing..

Hugs Kelly

Ruth said...

Absolutely beautiful. Both very "Brenda" cards :)

Iverova said...

Oh,Brenda, this is something superb! Even just to say nothing!
I'm thrilled! I really like it! You are the best!

Marta said...

Dear Brenda I love your stampped cards. And the one with fairy is just lovely.

Gail said...

Wonderful cards!
Love the rays!

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards today Brenda, the fairy one is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Sarah said...

Oh wow, these are wonderful Brenda x

Kari said...

These cards are just wonderful,Brenda!Love the butterflies and
the fairy is adorable!
Hope you are well!

Hugs,Kari :)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous cards brenda! i love the soft colours of the butterfly card, but i also love your fabulous brayering and shape of the second one.
linda

Gerrina said...

Love both of your cards! What you do with ink is just unbelieveble! Greetings, Gerrina

Zoe Sanderson said...

Very pretty especially the first one. Problem eyes or not your work is stunning XOXO Zoe

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda fabulous image

Anne

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Love them both. I'm off to set the sky+ to record these programmes before I forget!

We've had a beautiful day here today, quite dull now but still dry. Think we're in for rain tomorrow though. My friend comes over on a Wednesday so we'll be crafting and chatting. Doesn't quite make up for having to work all day Thursday and Friday though. Had a lovely visit to Catriona and family. Bit chaotic with 4 Labs but they all get on well together and it was mainly dry except when Poppy had her nursery sports.

Take care,

Kat xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda l just love the Lavinia stamped one, you have inspired me - so much so l am going to get inky tonight/tomorrow just have a bit of commenting to do first. Take care x Susanx

Vicky said...

Simply beautiful Brenda...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Mandy G said...

Wow Terminator,
you have been busy and these two cards are just fabulous, my fave is the first card I think because its covered in butterflies:)
Hugs
Mandy

Nikbee said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. I love the birdcage one and the background stamps are wonderful.
Nikki x

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful cards. I love the birdcage and the silhouette. TFS.

Wendy Fraser said...

More stunning works of art xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 fabulous cards Brenda, great crafting. janex

kimmie_35 said...

Cards are stunning! I love the birdcage... all truely inspiring!
Hugs
Kim
x

Beryl said...

Fabulous cards Brenda. Love your inky scenes and the top card is amazing. Paying a visit to the fens in a couple of weeks. Recently found out a long lost cousin of mine lived only 15 mins away from me all the time I was there but I didn't know. Big family get together so I'm hoping to catch up on lots of cousins I haven't seen since my teens.
Beryl xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
i just love what you've done with the bird card
the other one is super to sweetie
hugs angelique

PatR said...

Hi Brenda. yes I love that birdcage and butterfiels too and your card is beautiful. Your brayering is amazing, you clever girl. Don't work too hard!! xx

Shazza said...

totally gorgeous x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Simply gorgeous cards Brenda. Superb brayering on the Lavinia scene - love how you created the beams of light in the sky.
Have a fab.39th birthday (I had a great time on my 21st)!!!!!!!!
Sylvia x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda these are stunning I love them both so much, I love how you have used the bird cage on the first one the butterflies look so lovely.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful cards!

Lau W said...

Oh it was your birthday !!! sorry, i'm late !! Happy birthday dear Brenda ! Hope you have super moments !
xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both stunning, I love the bird cage and butterfly's just so pretty and the colours are gorgeous and as always your scene made with the brayer is absolutely beautiful
Lindsay xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. The tags on the birdcage are very effective and I do like the subtle colours you've used on that card ... quite a contrast to the beautiful blues of the second. Elizabeth x

chillin with Quillin said...

such lovely cards, love the bird cage and butterfly one !!!!
Paula