Thursday, 30 August 2012

Butterflies and Sunflowers


Inky indulgence with distress inks and Penny Black stamps

Morning Peeps, how you all doing, well I hope.

I've been a bit absent from blogland the last few days, the body's not really playing the game, been in a lot of pain and not really felt like crafting or blogging so apologies I've not been about. Then I had a fall in the shower after swimming on Monday and that sort of put paid to anything else I had planned.

So this really is a quick post and just a couple of shares.

Using Ruth's Rudbeckia stamp set and inking direct to stamp with distress markers

A few of the beauties on flower in the garden earlier this month - Anysia grew them all from seed

Have a good Thursday everyone.



46 comments:

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Gorgeous Butterfly inky goodness! So pretty, love the bright yellow flowers and butterfly in the second!

Take care Brenda!

Marianne said...

Wow, your first card is a real stunner, Brenda, and those sunflowers look great, too. Hope you'll be feeling a little better again soon!

Paula (PEP) said...

Take care of yourself - hope pain levels improve. Love both of these but the first is my favourite - that little bird with his sparkly eye is a gem (realized what I'd typed afterwards!!)>
THinking of you
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Water Lily Cards said...

Two gorgeous cards....total inspiration!!....

Hope you feel better soon..

Hugs
Jan..xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. Well these are gorgeous as always. You make the most fantastic cards, gorgeous stamps and pretty colours too.
Take care and look after yourself.
Love Sandra xx

Tanya said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well Brenda, I really hope you'll be back on form soon :(

Your sunflowers look amazing! I love the yellows on your sunflower card, so pretty :) And I love the black and green on the first card, very striking.

Feel better soon!
Hugs from Tags xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I hope you feel a bit better soon, a fall can really shake you up as well as cause more pain. both cards are beautiful, I love that butterfly stamp, the second card looks like a water colour painting.
Sending healing thoughts.
Kevin xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda

jacqui x

Anesha said...

Great cards. Sorry you are not doing well and in pain. Feel better. Hugs Anesha

ALI said...

These are really gorgeous. Love the inking, how did you the first one please?

Hope your feeling better soon.

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda, these are just beautiful. The colours and design work so well. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Eret said...

Your cards are stunning! Specially i love the first one with it's little green field. I love the second card too. This watercolored look is so beautiful. Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs,
Eret

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous creations Brenda..wonderful colours and great stamping....hope you are feeling better

Anne

Татьяна said...

Такие прекрасные открытки!!!! Очень надеюсь, что со временем вам станет лучше. Будем молиться за ваше здоровье. Выздоравливайте!!!

Hussena said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well... hope you get better soon :)...both your cards are just beautiful...gorgeous stamping and inking and the colors are so fab!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning cards Brenda and wonderful sunflowers too.
I do hope you are feeling better soon
Hugs Sue

Lau W said...

Hello Brenda ! Love the both cards. The second is like a painting, superb !
Oh and you have fabulous sunshines in your garden !
Hope you're better !
xxx

Anna-Karin said...

I am sorry you haven't been feeling well Brenda. These cards are lovely. Gorgeous stamping and inking on both. Take care

Aud said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, love them both, hope your feeling better, im in the same boat as you just now, really struggling with my ms as well, was at the neurologist so ive to take a dose of steroids and hopefully that will give me a lift. Hope you improve too. Aud x

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous flutterby cards Brenda :o)
Sorry to hear that you've not been so well and I hope you soon recover from your fall...hugs
Jackie xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Both cards are beautiful. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Iverova said...

Wow!!! So adorable cards, especially first card! So sweet and great color!!!
Take care, hope you are feeling better!!

Varshitha said...

wooow beautiful card...

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful distressing on both cards and this time my preference goes to the first one, Brenda!

So sorry to hear about your fall and take care!

Lorraine said...

I hope you are on the mend after your fall.
Your cards are gorgeous, I love butterflies and sunflowers!
Lorraine x

Julie said...

Oh B! What are you like! You need to take a bit more care! Maybe another cruise would helP you heal those aches and pains! Beautiful cards here! Gorgeous butterflies! Take care my lovely,xxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love how they look quite simple at a first glance but when you look more closely you realise that they are actually quite complex.

Well done to Anysia for the lovely Sunflowers, hasn't she done well?!

Hope you're on the mend after your fall.

Take care,

Kat xx

Tedz said...

Sorry to hear you are not so good and hope you recover soon. I love the cards, especially the first one. Take care, Pauline xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

nnalorac said...

Oh Brenda, a real pain when the health plays up, hope things improve real soon. Your cards are devine, so love them both. Love the Sunflowers. Take care. Carolxx

Gerrina said...

Sorry to hear you werenot feeling well and took a fall on top of that. Hope you're on the way up again.
The cards are beautifull and it must have been great to watch the sunflowers grow and open up! Sending some possitiv energy to you. Hugs, Gerrina

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda! Another butterfly I haven't seen before. Sorry to hear about your fall. I Hope you are in less pain very soon x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both cards are gorgeous Brenda. I especially love the first one, it's probably the colours (love that green) as the technique in the second is fabulous as well. I hope you regain strength back very soon and feel much better. Thanks for sharing when you've just had a fall. Take care of yourself, Shirley xxx

Julie said...

Two lovely cards - sorry to hear you're not feeling great and you've had a fall. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Julie x

Beryl said...

To fab cards. Love the wobbly green background on the top one.
Hope you recover from that fall quickly and have done no lasting damage.
Beryl xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both absolutely stunning Brenda, I especially love the first one as that shade of green is one of my favorite colours and the butterfly is beautiful. Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well and I hope you didn't hurt yourself too badly in your fall and that it hasn't shaken your confidence too badly. I will be hoping for better days for you, take care and get plenty of rest
Lindsay xx

snailzpace said...

hi brenda, hope you feel better soon! beautiful cards; i love the colours of the first one, your colouring of the second, which looks like it's been painted and i love the sunflower picture. my kids grew some from seed as well; that was a long time ago, but thanks for boosting my memory. :)

Mieke said...

Really stunning!

Steve Paul said...

Such a beautiful butterfly card! i think it could be made as well on Plastic business cards .

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda, oh what an accident, hope you are feeling better!
Gorgeous cards;-))m

Elizabeth Allan said...

Don't even try to make me pick a favorite from these two gorgeous beauties!!! Happy Friday Brenda!

Von said...

Two winners ! love them both :)
Von ♥

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous floral cards and stunning garden florals. janex

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my giddy aunt, so sorry to hear about your fall Brenda. I hope you are ok. These cards are simply stunning and those sunflowers are amazing. Yellow was the colour at our wedding and all the men wore sunflowers in their button holes. I just love sunflowers and the colour yellow. Lee x

Merry said...

So sorry you are not feeling Brenda....wishing you a speedy recovery from your fall. Love the butterfly image you have used and those beautiful flowers of Ruth's. What amazing sunflowers.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there B. really love this card at the top love greens and when they are done they really grab me yet dont do them enough, also love the sunflowers too such happy cheery plants, and your card is simply fab. I was glad to see on your previous post Buffy is still handing on ... and pray this is the case...and also read above you have not been well so pray you are over this relapse.. takes longer than we want sometimes, know that myself - God bless, and keep you, Shaz in Oz.x

 
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