Tuesday, 22 January 2013

More dreaming



Good morning everyone, what's the weather like your way ? Still plenty of snow here and schools closed, all that said it doesn't take a great deal to bring the Fens to a standstill as they never touch the single track roads where we live so getting to civilisation is avoided unless essential.

Not too many visits from me the last few days I'm afraid, my MS is having it's seasonal hissy fit and the left side of me is not playing the game too well, so my comments are likely to be short and sweet. Roll on the warmer weather.

Stamp Addicts have two programs on Create and Craft today at 1pm and 6pm so I thought I would share a couple more sample I made, both of these feature the Ironworks background and Dream sentiments.


On the top card I stamp the Ironworks onto the base card using versafine and lightly dusted Pan Pastels over the top. The the lattice die is a Marianne set and I simply stamped the word onto the centre element and embossed with detail copper. The flower is a Spellbinder die and the little leaves and swirl come in the same Marianne set as the focal elements.

I randomly stamped onto the shaped panel of the second card using TH tea dye and Peacock feathers and embossed round the edge with Aqua Frantage. The leaves are Spellbinders, the hinge TH Alternations hardware findings and the rose made from five punched 1.25" five petal flowers.

If you still have snow do take care and keep warm.

51 comments:

  1. Wow!! both your cards are so beautiful Brenda ....i love the soft colors and the dies you have used ...so perfect !!

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  2. Two lovely cards Brenda love that flower on the second card
    jacqui x

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  3. Both beautiful cards Brenda. The soft stamped background on the top one is lovely and on the second the gorgeous rose is the thing that caught my eye.
    Sorry to here the MS is giving you are hard time and hope we get some warmer weather soon to help you out a little.
    Going to attempt to uncover my car and get out today. No gritting done down this side road and snow still about 5 inches deep on my bonnet. Oh joy!
    Beryl xx

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  4. Two gorgeous cards Brenda must remember to watch to programme...we've had some rain this morning so some snow has gone thank goodness

    Anne

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  5. Gorgeous Brenda, I have this die also and it is my very fave one. xxx

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  6. Love the stamping and Panpastel on your first card and the flower and branches on the second. Great how you alter them to become something that looks like it came directly out of a (summer) garden! Stay warm and moving! Hugs, Gerrina

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  7. Lovely card, really like the first one. Have a good day. :)

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  8. We have snow, too :-))
    Very pretty cards you made; I like!!!

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  9. Wow congrats on that amount of followers, well done. Here I am excited to have 200, haha....
    Fab cards and love the colours chosen...luv annie

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  10. Two stunning cards Brenda, I wouldn't like to choose a favourite.
    I hope you are soon feeling better.
    We still have the snow lying on the ground, but this morning we have sunshine and blue sky :o)
    Jackie xx

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  11. These are gorgeous Brenda. I love the designs and beautiful colours.
    Take care
    Sue xx

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  12. Brenda both your cards are beautiful, gorgeous crafting. So sorry your not feeling well and the horrid cold weather doesn't help. Stay snug in your craftroom.
    janex

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  13. Aaah hun, i hope you feel better soon, i must confess my knees / RA has been playing up in the icy weather too.

    Gorgeous cards hun, Luv Sam x

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  14. Your first card is really pretty, I love the colour and the lace is gorgeous plus one of your beautiful rolled roses. I love the colours and the rose on your second one. Thank you for your lovely comment and I am sorry you are having more problems. Roll on the warmer weather! Pauline xx

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  15. another couple of beautiful cards Brenda, love those embellishments!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Mimi

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  16. ooh wow these are so pretty.. i think that Marianne die will now be on my wishlist as i have seen it used in so many fabulous ways
    Lisa x

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  17. Both really stunning cards Brenda, I love the colours, the die cut and the bow on the first one and the distressed die cuts and background on the second one look amazing. Sorry to hear that your MS is giving you more trouble at the moment, I hope that things improve for you soon.
    Lindsay xx

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  18. Both so beautiful Brenda ! I love the die cuts & especially the flower & sprays on the first, the background on the 2nd is gorgeous especially with the embossed edges. I hope you are feeling better soon, Shirleyx

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  19. Beautiful cards!
    Loved the flower with the bow in the first one!

    Kisses!

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  20. These are both gorgeous Brenda, I like the die cuts and the flowers.
    Kevin xx

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  21. Sorry to hear you are suffering health wise with the weather - take care of yourself. I love the first one with your gorgeous colours & the way the ironwork stamping picks up on bothe the die-cut filigree & the lace. The second is a wonderful mixture of colours & textures & I love that lace with the pokja dot ribbon.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

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  22. Hi Brenda sorry to hear the old MS is playing up again, hopefully things will improve before too long. On to the cards, they are both beautiful. I love the first one as it is so delicate,will have to get that die! The second one is just as beautiful and I just love the colour combination, one of my favourites. Unfortunately missed the 1pm show will have to catch the 6pm xx

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  23. Such beautiful creations once again Brenda. They both have a kind of shabby chic feel to them, which I love.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  24. Oh 2 fab cards Brenda, love the both ! So claasy, elegant, the second is original, love it very much !
    Take care my dear friend !
    xxx

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  25. I must have felt my ears burning, Brenda. thank you so much for stopping by. I know what you mean about Blogger playing tricks!! Sorry I've been such a poor visitor too, life just gets in the way sometimes and I don't have as much blogging time as I would like these days.
    Sounds like you have plenty of the white stuff. We did yesterday but the gritters have done a brilliant job and all the roads, even the small side ones are clear now.
    Love your makes, I've been having a browse back and they are all gorgeous as always. I always find lots of inspiration when I visit you.
    Take care
    hugs Lisax

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  26. These are just beautiful Brenda . I managed to watch the show and really nice samples and stamps.
    x catherine

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  27. 2 Lovely cards Brenda! I love what you have done with that lovely die! Judy x

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  28. Oh dear Brenda, so sorry to hear you are struggling at the minute. Hope the sunshine makes an appearance soon right over your house!! I love your gorgeous cards. I think I NEED that marianne die. It looks so beautiful on a card. Thankfully we have only had one day of snow and it seems to be evaporating very quickly.

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  29. Sorry to hear you are not too well at the moment. This weather is enough to upset anyone, though. We are still trying to decide if we shall venture out tonight to visit our friends for a game of cards. Are we going to beat the snow on its way up to us again? Decisions, decisions. I am glad I am not the only one who can't get names right. I will answer to anything, as long as it is polite, so don't worry about it. Take care. xx Maggie

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  30. Lovely dreamy pinky card! Love the the layering. Sorry to hear that you are still unwell. We still have lots of snow over here and still below the freezing point. Keep warm and take, Brenda!

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  31. Sorry to hear the weather is affecting your health, hope you feel better soon.
    Your cards are gorgeous. I love the Marianne die, so pretty.
    Lorraine x

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  32. Hi Brenda, sorry to hear you're not feeling well, I hope you feel better soon. Your cards are both stunning! I missed the shows as I was at work but I've recorded them so I'll look out for your gorgeous samples. I hope the weather is improving for you, I think you've got it a lot worse than we have here
    Stay warm and cosy
    hugs
    Claire xx

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  33. Both gorgeous cards Brenda, lovely colour combos and fab designs, have this die, made one card with it and never blogged it. A real pain when illness tells us what we can and can't do isn't it. Hope things pick up a bit soon. Carolxx

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  34. Hi Brenda, love these cards. Love the flowers and the colours you've used.

    Sorry to hear you're not feeling too well just now. My niece couldn't send out Christmas cards because her MS was playing up. Hopefully this was temporary for her and you.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  35. Hi Brenda
    I love your creations, beautiful details, and the designs too, totally gorgeous
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  36. I so love the die you have used on that first card....so much detail. Two wonderful cards. Hope things start warming up soon for you. Our wet season has started this week. It is wonderful to hear the rain and very cosy. I know in a week we will be sick of it but now it is lovely. :)

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  37. Both lovely, but that second one's a real treat - love the colours, and the fab distressed diecuts, and that aqua embossing - wow! Do hope the hissy fit calms down soon...
    Alison x

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  38. Both cards are so gorgeous and I love the detail and colours you have used. Sorry to hear your MS is giving you grief, Brenda. I do tend to keep my comments brief otherwise the spelling and sentence goes all wrong. Also as my FM memory places tricks on me I forget if I have put a comment on, or I am sleepy. The main thing is that blogging gives relaxation and enjoyment. xx Flora

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  39. Two Gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the soft blue's & pinks, sorry to hear this weather is causing you more health problems.. the snow has gone from sunny Eastbourne but it is still very chilly here!! Hugs May x x x

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  40. two beautiful cards. you have the flowers beautiful made.
    I just hope the MS at a given moment what stable for you.
    speedy recovery. ( this is done with a translationhelp)
    greetings Dora

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  41. Two beautiful cards Brenda, the first is so elegant and I love the colours on the second. Sorry you are not feeling too good hope you soon improve. We still have snow and more forecast for Friday but then the forecast is for rain at the weekend and we had sun yesterday!!!!

    Pat xx

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  42. Hi Brenda these are two stunning creations, the designs of both look awesome, they are full of so much beauty. I still have the card that you sent me a long, long time ago it is pinned on my 'wall of inspiration' my neighbour came in and picked it out straight away has a real beauty.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  43. Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I especially love the stamping on the second one.
    We still have a lot of snow on the ground and certain lanes are no go areas still, but the schools have now reopened, which is good and I am going to venture out today as we have no food!
    Nikki x

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  44. Two beautiful cards, the flowers are fabulous.

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  45. Both your cards are so beautiful Brenda! So very elegant and stylish!! hugs, Marlies

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  46. Both fab creations. Love the chocolate brown and pink combo <3 Jen xx

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  47. As much as I like the blue and brown combo, your pink card is definitely my favourite of these two cards. Love the bold statement and CAS design.
    Sorry to hear your MS is playing up. I hope for your sake that temperatures will go up soom and you will start feeling a little better again. After a sunny week with agreeable temperatures, our Greek winter is back with lots of rain and day temperatures of 14-16 °C. I guess it's still warmer here than in the UK, but your house probably is better insulated than ours.
    Marianne x

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  48. I am playing catch up as I'm struggling with my health too and haven't been round as much as usual...hope you feel beter soon!

    Your cards are so lovely...it is hard to pick a fave. I love the colours you chose on each of them...so pretty!

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