Wednesday, 3 October 2012

More Frantage and Pans



Morning Peeps, hope your all OK which is more than can be said for the weather the last couple of days, yep we've got rain yet again and it's decidedly cold as well.

I have a couple of shares for you using Ruth's Tonic Pick of the Bunch stamps. On the top one I just used the ivy from the Peony and Rose sets and stamped them over a background of Pan Pastels, the coloured the leave with the Pans as well.................have you all guessed that I am totally loving working with them ? As someone who just cant colour in I am finding their versatility and blendability............it that a word I wonder..........just amazing. A TH fence and some Frantage..........my other most fav product lately.


My second card is fairly simple and I let the gorgeous Marianne die and single peony flower do the talking. This image is also coloured with Pans and it really does take just minutes. I blame the 'need' to buy this die on one of my fellow bloggers Anne, I saw the gorgeous Christmas card she made with it a couple of days ago and just had to have it, so I'm blaming this all on you Anne.

You can find out where to buy Ruth's stamps by clicking on the thumbnails below.

I would like to enter the top card for:

Simon Says - Leaf Inspiration
Kaboodle Doodles - Colours of Autumn
Stamp with Fun - Autumn

And I would like to enter the second card into:

Marianne's Designs - Stamp Something

Have a good day and thank you for popping in.

44 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh Brenda these are just so so beautiful I adore the gorgeous flower but the first one oh my fav,so so detailed and just jumps off the page briliant hugs Cherylxxxx

Anesha said...

Beautiful cards. Sounds like you are really enjoying your pastels. Have fun. :)

Jackie said...

Both cards are so gorgeous Brenda, methinks I NEED that Marianne die..... :o)
Jackie xx

Beryl said...

Morning Brenda. Sun's out here at the moment but it seems to do that a lot here - and then disappear about 10 for the rest of the day. It hasn't been cold here yet though - just wet.
The Frantage on the top card really makes the fence look old and rusty - very effective. Two fab cards.
Beryl xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Brenda...two fabulous cards both so different but equally fab...you have used my favourite die on your 2nd card...that pink looks so good against the black...

Anne

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I'm a big frantage fan too and I really must get some pans, they look so much fun. xx

Anonymous said...

whoa very cool Brenda, I love the rust effect, is that frantage? how cool I'm going to have to look that up!!!

Gorgeous makes, have a great week!

Paula (PEP) said...

I'm hoping to go to a show in Cardiff where I believe there will be a PP demo so I'm thoroughly looking forward to it with you avidly whetting my apetite.
Amazing contrast in these two coards - that's what I love about coming to visit you, a plethora of styles.
Paula (PEP)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the colours and the fence on the first card, the soft flower on the second, another die cutter I need now.
Kevin xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Brenda. I love the images and such fabulous colours and layouts.

Hugs Sue

Tedz said...

Hi Brenda, Nice grungy first card and a completely different second one. That's a great die and I love the way you've used it, very pretty. Pauline xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fantastic pair of cards Brenda. Love the eerie effect of the Frantage.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are gorgeous Brenda, especially love the first one with the die cuts, fabulous background and the chunks of embossing. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Lau W said...

Hello Brenda ! These cards are beautiful, love the first, so nice colouring and love the embossing effect on the fence ! The second is sweet and love black and pink together ! The die is beautiful !
Have a nice day my friend !
xxx

Jane said...

They are both beautiful Brenda but that bird just sings out to me...love him! Hope you are keeping well?
Jane x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! Love them both! Judy x

Ellie said...

These are both stunning cards Brenda, love the scene you create on the first one with the bird and the gorgeous fence.
The marianne die on the second card looks amazing, it makes the card so beautiful and elegant. Gorgeous rose stamp too!!

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I really love the top one, gorgeous colours and design, and I need the marianne die you've used on the second!!! lol
Lorraine z

Gerrina said...

Love both cards and can see that you have found something that works verry addicting; the panpastels! I still won't buy them, but will go play with them in a few weeks at a frend. Just as you I probebly like them, not sure that I'll be able to make something quite as beautifull as your first card! Oh, and it's raining here to; nice weather to go crafty! Hope that your craftroom is getting there! Hugs, Gerrina

Brittany said...

Lovely, Hugs,. Brittany, xx
http://mymagnoliacardsbybrittany.blogspot.co.uk/

Dora said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, love both cards and I don't blame you at all for getting that die, it's really beautiful, and Anne's card as well.. just had to go have a peep he he :P xx

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful heat embossing work! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Autumn Colors” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Kat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. You're doing great things with your new favourite Pan Pastels. Love that Peony stamp. We had two peonies in our garden when I was young, a red one and a white one, really pretty flowers.

I haven't seen Pan Pastels in real life and I'd probably best keep away from them or that'll be another thing I might have to buy lol!!

Take care,

Kat xx

Vicky said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

May said...

Two Gorgeous cards Brenda.. If I buy that die I can blame you!!!Tee-Hee... Its beautiful... Hugs May x x x

Merry said...

Beautiful work on both cards Brenda.. Those pans look like they do blend really easy. I can so see why you had to have the die on the second card it is stunnin.

Esther said...

Hi Brenda - I'm playing catch up, haven't had huge amounts of blogging time lately, my niece's baby was born three weeks ago with meningitis and so it's been a bit of a troublesome time (she's improving now) - as you've had yourself, I hope you are beginning to feel stronger since losing Buffy and continue to find strength to remember her with peace.

I was on holiday for Stamp Addicts birthday otherwise I would have come along to the shop (but a beach in Turkey was quite a good alternative!) Hope you had a great day - am loving your latest creations, have had my eye on pan pastels but am resisting as can't really justify spending out on yet another colouring medium...have added Frantage to my goodies though and am loving it too !

Anyway I'll stop waffling or this will be a novel rather than a comment - just wanted to stop bye and send best wishes as it's been a while... Take Care, Esther xx

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda, they are fabulous cards,beautiful diecuts.
Greetings;-))m

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, beautiful cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Dora said...

beautiful cards!
greetings

Tracy Boobaloo said...

What lovely cards, I love the colours on them both.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles This week xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 fabulous cards, love the birdie. janex

walchowDesign said...

2 gorgeous cards and love the first one, Brenda! After several days of storm and rain, we had a little sunshine today!

linda said...

gorgeous cards brenda! i love the frantage on the first, but seeing as i LOVE pink and green, my fave is the second one, especially with that beautiful die; no wonder you had to have it.
linda

Kari said...

Hi Brenda!
I love these card!I love the dies on the second card,wow,so wonderful!
Hope you are well too!I hope to have some time for crafting now,things has been a little crazy here,but it`s better now :)
Have a wonderful evening!
Hugs,Kari :)

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, love these cards, I really like that soft appearance of the pan pastels. Hugs Frea

Linby said...

Wonderful cards. I love the die on the second one. I've given into pan pastels and they are on the way to me. But now I read that thyme need a fixative! What do you use please?
I'm ok for butterflies, thank you, I've got some dies now;) just didn't want to waste the one I got from you.
Lynnx

Blankina said...

What a pretty card with the peony roses, that Marianne Design die looks great behind it!!

Thank you so much for joining our MARIANNE DESIGN DIVA'S - STAMP SOMETHING CHALLENGE,
great work hope to see you soon,

MDD DT Blankina

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, great background on the first and the second is so elegant.

Pat xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely B. both of them!! and taking it easy thanks for popping over love Shaz.xxxxxxx

The Gov. said...

Two great cards! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Mona Eidhammer said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for playing with us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona