Thursday, 21 March 2013

Cherish and Dream



Good Morning to you all and thank you all for your comments on my last post regarding the forthcoming Blogger changes. I think it's one of those things where we all have our preferences how we like to follow other peoples blogs and as far as I can tell if you view through your dashboard as I do, then no need for panic. 

Apologies I've not got round your blogs the last couple of days, it's been a tad busy work wise and I've not had too much chance to do any blogging, but hopefully can put that right today. 

So meantime a couple of shares, again it was playtime with my Tonic Pick of the Bunch stamp and punch sets. The one at the top has a background very lightly distressed with Tea Dye and Olive and a spritz of gold Glimmer Mist. The swirl is stamped and embossed with details clear using part of a Hero Arts swirl stamp and the sentiment is a really old one from Penny Black and sadly long since discontinued. For the roses I stamped a piece of Kraft cardstock with Hero Arts Old French Writing before punching and making up the flowers.


My second card uses Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals, another Penny Black sentiment and flowers from the same stamp and punch set, they are not meant to be anything specific so I shall simply call them fantasy flowers, quite fitting for me. I wouls also like to enter the following:

House of Gilli - Flowers and/or Ribbons
Shabby Tearoom - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Flowers and Ribbon
By the Cute and Girly - Favourite Things (Flowers)

Thanks for popping in and have a good Thursday.

60 comments:

Wendy L said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I adore the first one. xxxx

Iliana said...

Beautiful :)

Uta said...

Your cards are both so beautiful. I love the sentiments and the flowers are amazing.
Hugs, Uta

Crafting Queen said...

TWo beautiful cards. Have a great day.

Marianne said...

Lovely flowers on your cards and great sentiments.
xxx Marianne

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Hi Brenda; gosh don't you hate it when they change things on blogger, hopefully it shouldn't affect us!

I love your cards, the quotes are so beautiful!

Great layers on the second and love those flowers so much!

And beautiful roses and flourishes on the first!

Hope you're having a great week, enjoy the weekend xoxo

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning cards Brenda.
I love the soft colours on your first card and the roses made with the delicate stamping on the look wonderful
Your second card is equally beautiful. I love the colours and gorgeous flowers
Sue xx

MashaMis said...

Красиво, гармонично, изысканно... :)!!!

Beryl said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Your roses on the top one are fabulous.
Beryl xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow two beautiful amazing cards.Beautiful flowers.
Gr Elly

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Brenda..love the gorgeous flowers on your first card and love the layering up and colours on your 2nd card

Anne

Fliss said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda and so elegant too.
Many thanks for your post about the changes as it helped a lot (my elder daughter told me about it last week and your information was extremely useful as I don't use Google Reader so am now not panicking!)
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful floral creations Brenda. I especially like the quote on the elegant earth tone design & the swirls under the flowers are fantastic. The second is so pretty with the beautiful layers & another wonderful quote. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Jane said...

These are 2 stunners Brenda. I love the flowers on the first one....I must have a go at trying handmade flowers, it's on my every lengthening things to do list ;0) I'm never sure whether to try punched ones or the dies??
As you and I agreed the other day if you follow blogs via the "basic" follow button and read the posts in your dashboard reader then there appears to be no changes at all (thank goodness). I would hate to miss any of your posts. Happy Thursday , Jane x

Dawn said...

These are different for you. And my fave is the top one. What a great sentiment Love it :) Dxx

MALOWANY IMBRYCZEK said...

Wow ! :) great :) beautiful flowers !

Phi said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. The flowers on your cards always look so perfect.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous elegant cards Brenda. Love them both!
Lorraine x

catherine said...

These are both so beautiful Brenda. Love the flowers in the kraft with the script on the first one and love the layout and colours in the second. I am so glad you could see where I was thinking with my card this morning as none of my family could see it at all !! (It rather worried me.) You have made my day by seeing in to it. Thankyou !!!
x catherine

Paula (PEP) said...

I particularly like that first one - the colours are delightful & the script stamping for the flowers is a super idea. The sentiment is a real beauty - pity it is discontinued. I can certainly realte to your idea of fantasy flowers in the second one.
Paula (PEP)

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! I love the kraft flowers on the first, and the sentiments are beautiful. The layout on the second is so gorgeous!

Tags xx

joolaa said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the flowers...

Aud said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love both of them.. really like the flowers on the first one they have come out really good, Aud x

Hanneke said...

Wow Brenda, lovely cards! I love the way you combined the flowers and stamp on the first card. Hugs, Hanneke

Crafty Lark said...

Both cards are totally gorgeous, love them. xx Flora

Whisper said...

Both are simply devine hun, luv Sam x

Lau W said...

So lovely cards Brenda ! The first is wonderful and love the sentiment, and the second is perfect with all the ovals, love it very much ! And so nice flowers !
xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations and those flowers are so beautiful.
{I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda, I love the flowers.
Kevin xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

These are just fabulous Brenda! I love the designs and the lovely fresh look to them! Judy x

ania said...

Świetnie wyglądają te kwiaty. Podoba mi się zwłaszcza ta pierwsza karteczka:)

Sarah said...

Fab as always!! x

pinky said...

Two very beautiful cards Brenda. Love the sentiment in both cards. Sounds like you might be overdoing it a bit again!! You know the rules mrs!!

butterfly said...

Great cards with wonderful flowers... the first one especially really hits the mark for me - I love the delicate palette of neutrals, and that little touch of distressing around the edges - fab!
Alison x

Dora said...

These are beautiful Brenda, I really love the first one with the distressed background and the embossed sentiment... xxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love the flowers on both. Love the soft colours and the sentiment on the first one. Really pretty colours and die cuts on the second one.

I need to do some crafting after a busy day but now I've started visiting my favourite blogs!

Take care,

Kat xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful cards, the sayings are wonderful.

Fandhmum said...

Both beautiful, Brenda. Love the colours on the first one.
Rosie x

ALI said...

Both beautiful cards, love the flourish under the flowers on the first one and oval die cuts on the second.

Samantha said...

fabulous! love both cards xx

chillin with Quillin said...

there both lovely, I really do love the second one with the layers, and nice sentiments !!!
Paula

Clare said...

Just stunning is all I can say.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, fabulous cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Mary J said...

Both so beautiful Brenda! Love the first for the muted tones and the flowers!

Sonia said...

Hi my beautiful friend^_^
Just wonderful work my dear, beautiful cards and fabulous flowers as always^_^ I like a lot the sentiments also^_^
Thanks again for your mail,you are so sweet and kind ^_^
Have a gorgeous day,
Sonia

Gerrina said...

Beautifull cards again! Love the first one, probebly ´cause you´ve just such a great swirl-stamp... and the colours on it... Have a good day, hugs, Gerrina

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful cards! Muted colours are so difficult to play with and Brenda you have bring out the life of it!

Mandy said...

Morning Brenda,
Again 2 beautiful cards,love them...Beautiful colours and sentiments...Have a lovely weekend...
Mandy x

May said...

Two Beautiful cards Brenda, perfect designs & Love the flowers..The dies on the second card are Gorgeous...Have a great weekend Hugs May x x x

iReneM said...

These are both beautiful, Brenda.
I particularly like the fresh look of the first :)
x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both beautiful Brenda, I love the first one especially though it's so stunning and elegant, I love the colour and the sentiment and those stamped flourishes are so pretty
Lindsay xx

Judy Rozema said...

Just lovely, both! Beautifu layers! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Merry said...

Wonderful flowers on both of these cards. Wishing you a cheery day.

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, both of your cards are beyond lovely - I can just feel your gentle, kind spirit through the words and flowers. A peaceful softness found as one person reveals what is in their heart, thru the work of their hands, as in your cards. Both are beautiful in unique ways - pretty colors and wonderful flowers! hugs, de

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness. two absolutely beautiful cards. You sure find the best sentiments to use on these inspirational cards. Love the krafty, crunchy feel to the first card and the elegant, feminine feel to the second...two superb cards.
Sorry for the rant on the post above...but that comment just rubbed me the wrong way...

Joan said...

Love your sentiment cards, lovely words and, as always, beautiful flowers!

Bonnie said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

soccermom23 said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the sentiment and flowers on the first card and the clean and simple design with the dies and flowers on the second one.

Geraldine said...

Loving your beautiful flowers, Brenda. Two stunning cards. Thank you for entering BTC&G's "Favourite Things" challenge and wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.
Geraldine

Brigitte said...

WOW, two beautiful cards!!!! I love them, they are so elegant! Perfect for any occasion. Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte