Saturday, 12 January 2013

Country cottage window



It's Saturday again which means it must be time for another challenge at Allsorts and this week Sarah would like us to get to work with our dies and punches. We have also got some new teamies, so welcome to Catherine, Tracy, Samantha and Wendy.

So a perfect chance for me to have another play with my Crimbo present from Northern Ireland all designed by Ruth and distributed by Tonic Studios............ thank you so much Ruth, I'm having great fun with them. For this card I have used the Domed Window and Window Basket dies and the matching Country Cottage stamp set which includes three different scenes to use inside the window as well as lots of other worker stamps. I was especially taken with the brick wall elements which Ruth has cleverly designed with left and right corners, the arched stamp as well as several others which all fit together with total ease. You really could spend hours with these stamps and dies and come up with so many different variations and I should add that the dies cut like butter.

I stamp the wall with TH tea dye and pulled out the colour a little with a damp paintbrush, coloured the garden scene with watercolours, added some sky with Pan Pastels and stamped a few birds. The flowers along the bottom are from the window basket die set and the topiary trees from the stamp set.


And for my second card I have used one of Ruth's A Passion for Stamps digi images Morning Glory, which I coloured lightly with watercolours and mounted onto a trellis background created with a Cheery Lynne die and Marianne swirl. The DP's are Nitwits and the sentiment computer generated.

I am thinking this will be quite a popular theme and look forward to seeing all your creations. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you so much for visiting.

44 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, love them both

jacqui x

Andreja L. said...

Very beatutiful and nice cards you made :-))
Greetings

Ruth said...

Good morning Brenda. What a lovely surprise to see 2 gorgeous cards using some of my designs! I just love how you've used them...especially all the brickwork on the top card.I'll be in touch soon - maybe give you a ring later. Thanks so much for the lovely email yesterday.Ruth x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the window on the top card, and the flowers and lattice on the bottom one look so pretty.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Two beautiful cards, Brenda! The window scene stamps look amazing (may have to add to my collection of Ruth's stamps!). Your morning glory card is so beautiful and subtly coloured - Gorgeous!

Helen said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Hope you're keeping well. Will you be able to go to Stamperama next month?

Beryl said...

Your window scene card is lovely - so beautifully planned and put together and the morning glory card is delightful a taste of spring to come.
Have a great weekend.
Beryl xx

Whisper said...

The first card reminds me of cottages we stay in when we go for our week hols in the UK.

Am loving that devine ribbon in the 2nd card, Luv Sam x

nnalorac said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, loving the Window scene, gorgeous colours too and beautiful flower on second card and WOW ribbon, love it. Carolxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such beautifully designed cards Brenda. I love the images and the wonderful use of those gorgeous dies.
Sue xx

Merry said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda....love the little red flowers on the first card and the wonderful dies of Ruth's. Beautiful colours on the second and terrific bow.

Amelia (mimi) said...

Hiya Brenda,
I love that first card, it's very cleverly done.
I love it!
xxxxxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Fliss said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and I so wish I had that view from my window instead of wind and heavy rain!
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks Brenda for your lovely comment. Now I could have sworn I had become a member of your blog ages ago, NO, so have done so now...anyone who has a labrador is a friend of mine. I have a chocolate shadow....Lovely projects here, love the cottage window one, and the blue in the floral card is beautiful...luv annie

Sasha said...

Two beautifully created cards, Brenda. I love your looking through the window card with the lovely garden scene. Your morning glory card is so pretty in shades of blue and green x

Crafting Queen said...

Two lovely cards. Have a great weekend.

ania said...

Bardzo klimatyczne:))

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I hope you are keeping as well as you can be, I love both cards I like the window frame and the brick work on the first, the flower and the trellis on the second, enjoy your weekend.
Kevin xx

Teresa said...

How beautiful that window! is a beautiful card!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful combination of die cuts on your first card Brenda and I especially love the colour combo on the 2nd ! Happy Weekend ! Shirleyx

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards!

Dora said...

again you made such a beautiful cards. very nice to see.
beautiful images!!!
thank you for the tip, I have enter the card on pennyblack and more challenges.
greetings

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both of your cards are wonderful and make me longing for spring.

Pat said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, beautiful window and scene on the first and gorgeous elegant image on the second. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Juls said...

fabulous cards!! hugs Juls

catherine said...

Both cards are just beautiful Brenda. Love the blue one
x catherine

Janice said...

You have been busy! Both delightful cards, Jx

chillin with Quillin said...

such lovely cards !!!!
Paula

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda these are two very beautiful cards, I love that window scene also that flower on the second card, truly wonderful.
hugs
lorraine x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Stunning cards B, just love the scene you created in the top card. Can;t believe you, Tracy and I all chose the colour blue for our flower cards, great minds eh? xxx

Kat said...

Fantastic cards Brenda. I love how you've created the scene in the first card by stamping and colouring and die cutting. The Morning Glory on the second card is gorgeous and the lovely ribbon really sets it off.

I'll need to have a think what I can do with my (many) punches and dies!

Take care,

Kat xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both fantastic Brenda, I love the the beautiful window scene and fab die cuts on the first one and colours and beautiful floral image on the second one are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

lovely pretty window scene, I have a window die, must use it soon, gorgeous floral card too. janex

Izzwizz said...

Hi Brenda, I love both these cards, but especially the way you have created the brickwork on the first and the colouring on the flower for ther second. Two fab creations! Maddy x

Frea said...

Lovely cards Brenda, really like that first one with the see through window. Hugs Frea

May said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the window scene its fantastic!! Perfect design & colours on the second.. Love them both.. Hugs May x x x

walchowDesign said...

Two lovely cards, Brenda! The window scene is beautiful and my daughter love it too!

Dorothee said...

oh wow wonderfull
Doro

Pat (mspfd) said...

These are gorgeous creations! I adore the colors and gorgeous trellis die on your second card.

thriftyfinn said...

The kelly green really makes this card pop. Thanks for dropping by at my blog!

butterfly said...

Two great cards... I love the window - I've always loved being able to peek through to see other worlds (growing up surrounded by dollshouses, I guess!), so that really appeals. Gorgeous die-cutting...
Alison x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I love the window looking out up the garden path, lovely sceneic cards!

SusanLotus said...

I love the blue and green card. The ribbon is so beautiful.

Blessings!