Monday, 20 August 2012

It's coming up roses



Good morning Peeps, I hope you have a lovely weekend and that those of you in the UK are having this glorious weather.

Thank you to those of you who have enquired about Buffy, she is still hanging in there and showing remarkable resilience and had I not seen the x-rays and the extent of the tumour I would have thought they got it wrong. As the days go on we can see her becoming less mobile and sleeping a lot more but she still shows a healthy interest in food and visitors in the same way she has always done, so are grateful for every day we have with her and that she remains pain free.


I have been creating a few more samples for Ruth at a Passion for Stamps using both her new stamp sets as well as her digi images. You can see more of her stamp sets on Create and Craft starting today in the Tonic Four Day Deal.

I never tire of making floral cards................ as if you didn't all know that, but Ruth's artwork really is a joy to work with and since the launch of her six stamp sets it's given me the perfect opportunity to get inky and dabble with some of the techniques I really enjoy.

Which is exactly what I've done with the top two cards, both are stamped and embossed with detail clear powder onto Fabriano watercolour card, coloured in with Derwent pencils, inked all over with Versamak frost, spritzed with pearl Glimmer Mist then the decoupage layers moulded and shaped whilst still wet.


My third card uses one of Ruth digi images printed onto the same watercolour card and again coloured in with Derwent pencils. Some stitching round the edge of a piece of craft card................ I won't be doing any more of that for a while, a certain Jack Russell puppy called Poppy decided to chew up all the wiring the other day, thankfully it wasn't plugged into the electric.

You can go check out all of Ruth's images by clicking on the thumbnail links below.

Have a good day everybody and as always, many thanks for your lovely comments and visits.



46 comments:

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the colour combo and all the embossing is beautiful. The flowers are all really pretty :)

I'm glad Buffy isn't in pain, I hope she's doing well and you're doing well.

Tags xx

Anesha said...

Great card, love that fabric flower. :)

Kat said...

Stunning work Brenda love the dimension you've created. The imagesmare just gorgeous and the colours are lovely.

Good to hear that Buffy is still with you and happy.

Take care,

Kat xx

Juls said...

Hi Brenda, such a lovely collectoion of cards, I love all the embossing. Hugs Juls

walchowDesign said...

Yeah! Yeah! Finally, we had glorious weather too but it was a little too hot as it shoot up to 35 degrees in the weekend!

Hope Buffy is enjoying the weather as well!

All your floral cards are so pretty and it such a treat to see a mix of yellow and grey for a floral theme as it doesn't come by so often, Brenda!

CraftyLoops said...

Hey Brenda, these cards are stunning. I love that beautiful little ruffly flower on the last card. Ruth's images are stunning and you bring them to life so beautifully. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I've had those wee flowers and stickpins made for ages, but because Im "sickie-no-well" and haven't made anything in ages.....my blog was looking a little slender! So up they went, regardless of it still being Summer.....apparently! Lol. And I'd be the first to give off about Xmas cards being shown in the Summer. I'm a complete contradiction, teehee. Lee x

Lau W said...

Oh i hope that Buffy is well and enjoy the good weather.
Here the weather was hot this week-end, a fab weather for me, like it !!
Today was grey but now the sun comes, i'm happy:-))
Your cards are wonderful, yellow like the sun héhé ! :-))
Hugs and kisses !

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning cards Brenda. They really are gorgeous images and the delicate way you have coloured them is perfect.
Hugs Sue

Sarah said...

Beautiful floral cards Brenda. Thank you for sharing an update about Buffy xxx

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful stamps and lovely stamping by you. Hugs Mrs A.

Fėja said...

amazing cards. and the second one I just fell in love, in black and yellow color contrast mmmmm, and I will have to try

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda each and every card blooms with colorful happiness. Great details with the embossing and finishing accents!

chillin with Quillin said...

lovely cards,like the ribbons, nice touch!!!!
Paula

Lisa said...

Hi B, A lovely selection of cards! The images are beautiful and you have made such gorgeous cards with them. So pleased to hear Buffy is happy and pain free.

Lisa x

Hussena said...

All three cards look just beautiful ...you have used such lovely colors and embossing BG...i especially loved your second card :)

Michelle J M said...

Good evening clever girl! Another three beauties. Love the pastel colours, I'm really liking the yellows. Michelle x

Anonymous said...

hi brenda, these are all so gorgeous! i love the texture and colours of the first two and how the third one reminds me of stained glass.
linda

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I am glad that Buffy is pain free and enjoying her remaining time in a good way and with the people she loves. I love these beautiful creations so much Brenda the colours, designs and images are wonderful to see, amazing work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely selection of cards such pretty colours and designs.

Anne

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the flowers and your soft colours. Particularly like the 1st one with the little dragonfly.
Lorraine x

Pat said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, and the images are gorgeous. Glad that Buffy is pain free and still enjoying her food.

Pat xx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

I'm glad to hear Buffy is pain free.

Nikbee said...

I'm glad that Buffy is still pain free.
The cards are fantastic. I love all the embossing.
Nikki x

Paula (PEP) said...

I'd wondered about Buffy but didn't want to ask as I was sure you'd say. I shall have to get those watercolour pencils out - I also have the Derwent set & whenever I see what you've done I'm itching to try them. Love the insect life in both of the first two but it is the second one with the yellow & grey combination that I particularly like. I do love your photography amongst the appropriate flowers too - just a terrific idea.
Paula (PEP)

nnalorac said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, lovely images and colour combos. Bless your wee Buffy. Carolxx

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, very sweet cards, love the embossing on the first two. Hugs Frea

Merry said...

Amazing cards Brenda.....you and Ruth are such a perfect team. Love the colours and textures on all your cards. The second card reminds me of a party dress. Glad hear that Buffy is still happily moving around. Take care.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all really beautiful Branda, I love the roses, my favorite has to be the middle one, I like the colours and the embossing, glad to hear Buffy is still pain free,
Kevin xx

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful flowercards! Love the colourcombinations that you made. They stand out betwen the more regular combinations you see on most cards! Glad to hear about Buffy; enjoy the hopefully long painless time with her! Thanks for your challenge-pointers! Hugs, Gerrina

Beryl said...

Three beautiful cards Brenda. The stamps certainly look a joy to work with and I love the embossing on the top two.
Hope Buffy remains pain free till the end if possible, and I'm glad you've had more time with her than you at first expected.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

super pretty floral creations, love the embossing and layers!

Hope you're doing well and taking care!

Have a great week!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda ! Beautiful cards with your soft colours and embossing. I love the ribbon flower on the last one :) It's wonderful that Buffy is doing so well. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful selection of rose cards, I love them equally and the soft colours are so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Eret said...

Ooh, how beautiful flower cards. Such beautiful delicate colors and lovely design. They are all stunning!

Aud said...

Three lovely cards =, love all the embossing and pastel colours. Aud x

Ruth said...

Ooh, you've been busy with my drawings!! These are so pretty. The trailing ivy looks great on the top one and the dragonfly almost looks holographic. I love the unusual colour combinations on the next two! Thanks so much! Ruth x

Tedz said...

Hi Brenda, These are very elegant cards and I love the soft colours. I like the rose best this time. Pauline xx

PatR said...

Beautiful stamps and beautiful cards!! Glad to hear Buffy is still with you and enjoying food and company. xxx

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. The embossing is amazing, especially the tinted one and the flower on the third is so gorgeous.

Sally H said...

Three beauties Brenda! I love them all. The sunshine yellow you have used is so cheerful and summery. My tonic stamps are on the way to me as I type. Want to have a go with them before I have to start doing none stop school stuff x

iReneM said...

Oooh, these are so pretty, Brenda.
Such lovely stamps and beautiful soft colouring.
I love the embossing on the first two and the layering on the third
x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all so gorgeous Brenda, I love the floral images and the beautiful embossing, the way you have coloured the dragonfly on the first one is fantastic too, hope you are well
Lindsay xx

sallysbitz said...

Such pretty elegant cards x
Love the colours too.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Von said...

These are wonderful floral cards Brenda especially love the first two with then embossing folders :)
Von ♥

Trish and Treasure said...

These are all beautiful flower cards and I just adore roses!!!

May said...

Fabulous selection of beautiful floral cards Brenda.. Gorgeous stamps & adorable soft colours .. love them all!! Hugs May x x x