Thursday, 26 July 2012

My poppy offering



Good morning Peeps, I've been a bit tardy to say the least with my posting this week and am not really sure where the days have gone.

But the weather has been glorious, such a wonderful change and I'm  keeping everything crossed it stays for a few more days. I've been pretty busy this week with Christmas samples for Stamp Addicts and will be sharing some of those next week, also I am such a lucky girl as I am also working with the beautiful new floral stamps from Tonic Studio designed by my good friend Ruth Hamilton which premiered on Create and Craft las week, again I'll be sharing some of those with the very shortly. 

We have been back to the vet with Buffy again today so they can check her out and the good news is that at the moment she remaines stable and the tumour does not seem to have grown any more since her last scan, although her temperature remains high. So the plan whilst she retains her interest in food and life in general........she still regularly rolls into her favourite position on her back, arms in the air inviting the others to play…….is that we continue to play it day by day.

I've been thrilled to bits this week to see so many of you joining in my poppy challenge, I came up with it just for a bit of fun and because so many of us love poppies which are in abundance in the fields and dykes this year, the fact that peeps have joined in and with such fabulous pieces of work has really made me happy. Thank you guys. Don't forget that there is still quite a few more days if you want to join in for a chance to win the £20  Sir Stampalot voucher, details in the post at the top of my blog.

So I thought seeing so many of you have gone to the effort of making lovely pieces of artwork, that it was only right that I made something myself and here it is.

Have a lovely Thursday everybody hope the sun continues to shine where you are.


47 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Just stunning. Wishing you a great Thursday.
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life
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sovenok1703 said...

Очень красиво!!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely card Brenda those poppies are gorgeous

jacqui x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, I love your sky, so beautiful and of course the poppies are gorgeous too. I am so glad to hear that Buffy is doing well and that you are enjoying the weather (fingers crossed it stays that way) I hope that you are well
Lindsay xx

Marianne said...

Your card is just gorgeous Brenda! Love the background, too. Happy to hear Buffy is stable and still enjoying life. Fingers crossed this it'll stay that way for a while longer.
Marianne x

Ruth said...

Stunning card, Brenda. You're making me jealous again - I do wish I was over there at the moment in the middle of all those poppies. I love the Fens........Ruth x

Wendy Fraser said...

So beautiful, I love poppies. xx

nnalorac said...

Oh WOW Brenda, I so love this card, stunning piece of crafting. Carolxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda love those poppies and you've created a lovely scene with them. I must try and get something done with one of my poppy stamps today. I've just spent the morning so far getting the card MOT'd and taxed so I think it's me time now.

Good to hear Buffy's not any worse. I'm with you with just playing it by ear as long as she's happy. I think we dog lovers know when it's time to let go.

Take care,

Kat xx

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is truly stunning. I adore the poppies and the way you have coloured the background looks absolutely amazing.

Sue

Marianne said...

What a beautiful card. I was surprised to see my own poppies, but without the background and I saw the stamp is from hero arts too! It is one of my favourites, so I think that I will try to buy the one you used also. They are so lovely!! Great card and scenery!
Hugs,
Marianne MW

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, love that poppy stamp, it's so life like! Hugs, Frea

Liz Miller said...

Love the subtle background you've created to highlight your poppies. The contrast makes them pop out so clear and crisp. Beautiful card and inspiration.
Liz xx

Jane said...

What a lovely offering it is too Brenda. I am glad to hear that Buffy is stable and comfortable and hope that continues. This weather soothes the soul doesn't it. I really hope it lasts as it is just now 2 more sleeps until The Wedding. Take care of yourself and take things as they come.
Jane x

Tanya said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, the scene you have made is so idyllic! Those colours are gorgeous, black and red look great together :)

I'm glad Buffy is doing alright, I know this must be so hard for you :( You're in my thoughts.

Tags xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is beautiful.. i can just imagine myself sitting in the middle of those poppies eating my cadbury's flake lol
Lisa x

Jackie said...

What a stunning card Brenda, you build such beautiful scenes and I adore poppies :)
Jackie xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Glad to hear that Buffy is still interested in & wanting to play with the others. I love the scene you created for these poppies - the pastel scenery with swallows & grey foliage is quite strking & the Poppies stand proud in beautiful glorious colour. Not managing to do much aside from tangling & commenting as having a bit of a tussle with medication & having to stay still for long periods. Have just managed to keep up with the Alphatags swap.
Take care & good to see your new system working.
Paula (PEP)

Cristiani Figueiredo said...

Dia bom para ti amiga!!!!!

Passando para tomar um delicioso cafezinho com bolo de fubá e também para saber das novidades.
Amiga, ameiiii você realmente abala o scrap.
Continue assim, dando oportunidade a nós iniciantes de criar ou melhor liftar as coisas lindas que você. kkkkkk
Bjos no seu coração.
Fique na PAZ.

Pearl said...

Brenda this is so gorgeous! I will try and make a poppy card too but not feeling too good at the moment. Got a bad cold and headache. Hope it goes soon.
So glad to hear how Buffy is doing!
Take care of yourself.
Pearl x

Whisper said...

Glad to hear Buffy is still interested in playing.

Stunning poppy scene, Luv Sam x

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful card, happy that Buffy is having some good days, prayers are sent for you and Buffy!!
Paula

Татьяна said...

Такие великолепные маки!! Эта открытка великолепна! Я рада за Баффи, пусть она будет здоровой!

Pat said...

Beautiful Poppies, love the card, glad to hear the report on Buffy, have a great day.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

Lovely news that Buffy is remaining stable, I am so pleased for you all. Your card is simply stunning Brenda, such a beautiful background for those pretty poppies x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous poppies and I love the background too.
Lorraine x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Brenda, love the scene you have created for the background.
Glad to hear the Buffy is doing OK.
Avril xx

Anesha said...

Great news about Buffy. Love the card. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the background.
I'm glad to hear that Buffy is stable.
Nikki x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Brenda beautiful stamp beautifully coloured

Anne

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the poppies are gorgeous and I love the background you created.
Kevin xx

Beryl said...

Fabulous poppy scene Brenda and the sky is brilliant.
Glad the Buffy is still enjoying life and hope it remains that way for some while linger.
Beryl xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Poppy creation, love the background that you've created, great art ! Glad to hear that your dear Buffy is stable. Take good care, Shirleyx

scrappymo! said...

Good news about your kitty...love those pretty poppies.

Panda said...

Gorgeously creative. Good job!!!!

May said...

Great news Brenda on wee Buffy... long may her health last!! Gorgeous card Brenda.. Lovely Poppies One of fav flowers also! your colouring is fab.. My friend bought me indigoblu poppy stamp set.. I have not had time to play with it yet!! life gets in the way at times.. Hugs May x x x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Another oh so beautiful design Brenda!

Ellie said...

Hi Brenda, it's good to read that you finally have better weather over there, and I hope that it stays that way too. We were lucky here too and got rain two nights in a row, finally - the grass looks so yellow everywhere and we really needed rain badly (and still need more!).
Glad Buffy is in stable condition!
Your card is so gorgeous, really love the way you created the background!

Gerrina said...

What a great card again, Brenda! Love how you put your poppies in a scene! Thanks for posting the goodies! I'll let you know when the have arrived here. Enjoy the summer as far as it's spreads its sunshine... Hugs, Gerrina

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

just poppy perfect, why have I not got round to making mine yet, will do tomorrow, will not be a patch on your fab scene, janex

Claire Phillips said...

Hi Brenda enjoying a wee catch up with all your gorgeous creations - those poppies are stunning. We have been really unlucky with the weather in largs for the first half of the summer holidays....fingers crossed it improves. Still no diagnosis for Caleb but they are being very thorough and we are enjoying loads of family time over the hols, especially with the new addition to the family!
Hope things are still going well with Buffy. Cheers Claire x

♥ Antonella ♥ said...

WOW!!!!! I tuoi lavori sono stupendi!!! Questo paesaggio trasmette serenità, io adoro i papaveri e questi sono meravigliosi! Ciao a presto. Antonella.
http://myshabbydreams-antonella.blogspot.it/

LittleSunday said...

Beautiful poppies!!!!

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWW Brenda this is right up my street, those Poppies are exceptionally beautiful, the scene is amazing excellent card.
hugs
Lorraine x

CraftyLoops said...

Im so glad to hear that Buffy is somewhat stable despite her high temperature. Your poppy offering is beautiful Brenda. Mine hasn't quite turned out as planned so it was binned and its back to the drawing board. I need to get a wriggle on, lol. Lee x

Dora said...

O wow Brenda, this card is absolutely stunning, loove those poppies and the style of your card.. always so elegant .. so good also to hear you have some nice weather finally, hope it keeps and also so good to hear good news about Buffy :D Hugs xxx

 
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