Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A few more of Ruth's flowers


Poppy digi printed onto acetate, laid over crumpled and inked tissue paper then coloured through from the reverse using Copics. Butterfly from
the fuchsia stamp set.

Good morning to you all, hope everyone is OK and those of you in the UK enjoying a little bit of this late summer sunshine. But it is turning very cold at night and last night it went down to 4° here, so I don't suppose it will be long before the frosts set in.

I'm still working away with Ruth's lovely artwork and I am thoroughly enjoying the versatility of the Pick of the Bunch rubber stamp sets and had a really productive weekend preparing magazine samples using them, but it will be a while before I can share those so in the meantime here are a few of the others I have come up with.

Ivy from the chrysanthemum stamp set stamped and embossed onto heat resistent acetate, fixed over base card stamped with Penny Black sentiment lightly shaded with distress ink

A little update on Buffy as so many of you very kindly enquire about her, she has been quite remarkable the last few weeks but we can see a noticeable deterioration in her the last few days. Although she remains content her tummy is becoming quite distended and as it does her appetite is reducing and I can't help but wonder how much longer she has. Our vet has been so supportive and told us exactly what we need to look out for when 'the time' comes, but it's so hard watching her and knowing the inevitability of her condition.

Single flower from the Rudbeckia stamp set, stamped and masked and surrounding area inked with the same colour and an embossed panel over the top with Penny Black sentiment

Whatever you are up to today, I hope it's a good one and as always my thanks for all your visits and kind words.



54 comments:

  1. Brenda these are all so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
    PS: I have just noted your huge Following i.e. 3643 bloggy friends thats amazing - so whats your secret? ha ha ha
    Hugs
    Desíre
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  2. beautiful card, love the trellis work die too. janex

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  3. The classy elegance of the last two is beautiful but it's the first that took my breath away - you colours & the sheer dynamism in that one is remarkable. Take care with Buffy & much love.
    Paula (PEP)

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  4. Beautiful cards Brenda, love the top one, its absolutely gorgeous.
    Wendy xx

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  5. Such beautiful cards brenda ...love them especially the first poppy card looks Gorgeous and so does the last white one !!

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  6. These are all beautiful Brenda, My favorite has to be the first one as the colours are stunning, I hope you are improving after the fall.
    Kevin xx

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  7. Brenda if stamping were gardening I would say you have two green thumbs!

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  8. Beautiful! Really love the poppies, all the colours are fantastic. The sentiment on the second card is my alltime favourite. If only we could live life that way! Michelle x

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  9. Did I just not notice before or have you changed your blog picture at the top? Either way it - and these cards - are beautiful. Hope you are well.

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  10. Lovely floral creations, just love flowers and the colours, they make me so happy! :-D

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  11. Oh my goodness. Such a wonderful selection of floral cards. I love the different techniques you have used to create such beautiful and inspirational designs.
    Hugs Sue

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  12. These cards are gorgeous Brenda. You can turn your hand to so many different styles and they always look great.
    Lorraine x

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  13. Beautiful creations again Brenda love them all, also like the new picture on your blog its so bright and cheery. Aud x

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  14. Gorgeous cards. I love the top one.
    Your new blog design is fab too.
    My thoughts are with you and Buffy.
    Nikki x

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  15. Love the new "look" you gave your blog! Looks like a summerly blog know and I think it's cleam amd fresh this way. The blossom stamps are so beautifully used at these cards. Like the Ivory one most, due to the text used... Hope you have a lot f joyfull times still with Buffy! Make it a nice day! Hugs, Gerrina

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  16. Absolutely stunning, Luv Sam x

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  17. These are gorgeous Brenda! My favourite is the first one, I love the autumnal colours :) I crunched some fallen leaves this morning, it really is the little things haha! The trellis die is beautiful as well. The sentiments and colours on the other two are fab as well of course :)

    Take care, and sorry to hear Buffy's not been so good these past few days, you're lucky you have a really nice vet who can help you care for her...

    Hugs from Tags xx

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  18. Really lovely elegant cards. Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather.

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  19. Really great set of cards Brenda! NancyD

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  20. Beautiful cards Brenda, love the first one, just gorgeous. Great new blog header too. Sorry Buffy hasn't been too good these past few days, take care.

    Pat xx

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  21. I think of Buffy, she needs your love and she have it :-)
    our cards are splendid, as always, so elegant !
    xxx

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  22. gorgeous cards, love the first one with the colors and lovely ribbon with the butterfly!!!
    Paula

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  23. These are wonderful! I love the lattice die on your first and the wonderful ribbons and braiding cord you used! I just love the way you use your stamps in so many different ways!

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  24. Hi Brenda, you sure made some lovely cards again; I really like that first one with the trellis on! Hugs Frea

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  25. Hi Brenda, What lovely cards! Thanks for stopping by my Blog today with such a lovely, much appreciated, comment. Judy x

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  26. Beautiful cards, the fav is of course the poppy - stunning. New blog header - lovely.
    Lynn x

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  27. Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the technique you used with the poppy, amazing! I got a carmel something or other in Starbucks, sickly sweet but I did enjoy it. Will put the lemonade on my list for next time lol.

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  28. Such gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the colors on the first one, a beautiful sketch too, and the butterfly looks amazing!
    Gorgeous design on the second card as well, I love how you surrounded the sentiment with the ivy. Beautiful sentiment too!
    And the third card is equally stunning, love how you cut out the circle for the stamp. All your cards always have that "it" factor!!

    Thanks for the update on Buffy, it must be so hard for you to watch her get worse. Glad to hear though that he is still content.

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  29. Forgot to say, I LOVE your new blog header!!

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  30. oh wow Hun,what a selection of cards,for us today,all amazing but my favourite is the first one its simply stunning the colours are amazing hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  31. Sorry to hear about wee Buffy, Brenda I am so glad you have a very supportive vet where Buffy is kept pain free and she is home with the people who matter the most to her, take care my friend..

    Your cards are all gorgeous as always Hugs May x x x

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  32. What beautiful creations. I love the new header.

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  33. Love the look of your blog Brenda.....wonderful banner at the top too. Terrific cards. I really like what you did on that first card with the acetate and the tissue behind it. Sounds like a fun technique.

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  34. Another beautiful set of cards. Love the technique with the poppy - gorgeous.
    Avril xx

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  35. Three gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the sentiment on the second one especially and the subtle stamping and inking around it.
    You've had longer with Buffy than you expected - which is good - but you've also had longer to worry about the inevitable - which isn't good. Hope when the time comes for Buffy it's painless and peaceful.
    Beeryl xx

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  36. Wow this is beautiful! I hope to give this a try. TFS AJ-

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  37. These are all stunning as always Brenda, I love the poppies and the butterfly on the first one and the ivy leaves on the second one are stunning, really gorgeous work. I hope that you are feeling a little better in yourself now after your fall and bad days healthwise. It's so lovely to hear that Buffy has done so well and such a shame to hear that her illness is progressing, I will be thinking of you all in this difficult time
    Lindsay xx

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  38. Hi Brenda

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog .. .. yep I agree .. .. the distress inks need to come out more LOL!!!

    Loving your creations as always. The ribbon and butterfly on your first card is gorgeous!

    Thanks for the Buffy up-date too.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

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  39. All these cards are gorgeous. So beautiful designs. How can i learn designing like these cards for the Membership card printing? I appreciate these cards.

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  40. Hi Brenda, So sorry to hear about Buffy. Your poppies are absolutely lovely, oh and so is the card. I like the poppies you now have on your heading - did you do the photo? Pauline xx

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  41. Wow I love your new blog header Brenda, stunning!
    Gorgeous creations too, fab stamps used on all three.

    Sending thoughts and prayers for Buffy x (and the family of course)

    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  42. HI Brenda. So sorry to hear about Buffy. It sounds as if you are all in the wars at the moment so I'm sending you a BIG hug!! xx

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  43. Good afternoon, Brenda! Great set of cards and nice blogger heading too! So happy to see a familiar name on the Craft Stamper!

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  44. Stunning cards Brenda. Love that poppy, just beautiful. And I really love the sentiments on the other cards, I think they'd both be very useful.

    Thanks for the update on Buffy. I was wondering how she was and hoping no news was good news. It's sad to watch a beloved dog deteriorating but I'm sure you'll know when "the time" comes and it sounds like your vet is very good.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  45. Beautiful cards, as always Brenda. The Poppy one is awesome. (Love your Poppy blog banner too). So sorry to hear about your beloved Buffy - we have been through this in the past, so I know how you must be feeling.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  46. Hi Brenda, all three cards are beautiful. Your designs are always so elegant as well. I especially love the first one, it matches the poppy photo at top of your blog :)

    Sorry to read that Buffy is failing. I know it's so difficult. My sympathy goes out to you. Shirleyxx

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  47. Beautiful cards Brenda love the colours on the top one they are so rich.I was wondering how Buffy was doing but did not like to ask you on phone,sending big hugs to you all.
    Louise xx

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  48. These are really beautiful.Gorgeous inking on the first, great fading pattern on the second and I love the way the stamp is behind the embossed panel on the last one! thanks a million! Ruth x

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  49. Mpre beuatiful cards, Brenda! I love them all. I so rarely use acetate, but this looks amazing, so may have to get mine out soon x

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  50. Hi Brenda I totally love these stunning cards the images, colours and designs are superb. I have been thinking about Buffy it is awful to seem them deteriorate I hope that she is able to go on for a little longer although the pain is with us everyday.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  51. really beautiful, I love it!

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  52. Beautiful images and I love what you have done with poppies. xxx

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  53. The way you use shades and flowers to embellish card makes your card adorable.....What`s about to print these designs on plastic business cards......

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