Thursday, 14 March 2013

More floral play



Morning Peeps and what a chilly one it is as well, we had -6 this morning but it looks absolutely beautiful with a slight hoar frost on the trees and bushes.

I've not been overly active on the craft front this week, somehow I managed to pick up flu yet again and as usual  it's knocked me for six so I have stuck with comfort crafting and more flowers using Ruth's punch and stamp sets.............. links to stockists in the post below.


The card at the top is a little scene created through an overall mask with Stamp Addict stamps and a Clarity Poppy one, coloured with Pan Pastels and a Poppy made from the Tonic Rose set. This could be our own village church as it's set down a lane on the edge of the village surrounded by fields amidst our scenic flat Fenland landscape.

My second card it is a very quick and easy one to make using some coordinating Kaiser DP's, some ribbon and a Rose made from the same set.

Have a good Thursday everybody and as always my grateful thanks for your kind comments and visits.

68 comments:

Beryl said...

I can so relate to the scene in the top card Brenda. It's beautiful.Great design on the second card too, love those papers.
Hope you manage to shake off this latest bug p.d.q.
Beryl xx

Dora said...

beautiful cards!! I like the first one with the landscape. beautiful depth, when I look at the card,it looks like that I am standing on the hill and look over the beautiful nature.
greetings

Helen said...

no, not ill again! hope you shift this bout of flu fast. The cards - especially the poppies, lol!! - are gorgeous. Take care.

Jane said...

Hope you feel better soon Brenda...poor you. These are 2 lovely cards, the first one you should enter into your own competition as to me it is a "Brenda" card ;0)..just gorgeous......that scene is perfect and I love the simple poppy and twine embellies.Keep warm , we have a frost but lovely sunshine too. Jane x

Lisa Jane said...

oh i hope you are feeling a lot better .. there is always some bug going round .. love both cards ... but you will lready know hich is my favourite lol
Lisa x

nnalorac said...

Wow country scene with the beautiful Poppies in the foreground and lovely colour combo and design on your second one. Hope your feeling brighter soon Brenda. Weather very Wintry here. Carolxx

masonea said...

Хоть и быстро и легко, но зато очень чувственно, особенно первая, деревенский вид, очень захватывает, и вообще отличные карты!!!!

Fandhmum said...

What pretty cards you have created Brenda. Have a great day.
Rosie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous cards. love your scenic one and those red poppies jut pop out....love the simplicity of your 2nd card its so effective

ANne

Merry said...

Take care and plenty of rest Brenda . I had a simple head cold last week boy, it made me tired. All good this week. Two wonderful cards, I especially love that blue and brown combo.

Crafting Queen said...

Two lovely cards. Hope you feel better soon.

Gerrina said...

The top card is absolutely georgeous! Not that the second one isn´t nice, but I love how you gave it dept! Hope you´re getting over the flu quickly! Hugs, Gerrina

Sonia said...

Beautiful colors for this second gorgeous card^_^
The first is a perfect 'floral fantasies' logo card,wonderful^_^
Big hug my friend,
Sonia

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda love them both its hard to choose
jacqui x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations with each one having its own charm.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

So beautiful again Brenda both cards. The first one is such a fantastic beautiful combination and scene.
lovely greet
Marja

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both of these are beautiful Brenda, I love the scene on the first card and the poppy,I like the colours and design of the second.
Kevin xx

rachel said...

beautiful cards brenda - I hope you feel better soon xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The poppy scene card is just wonderful. I love the image and beautiful poppy you have made.
The second card is so stylish, I love the layout and gorgeous colours.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Kristi said...

Very pretty cards! I hope you feel better soon!

Tanya said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, I love the pop of red in the first one, just gorgeous. The scene with the poppies and the church is so beautiful.

I love the colour combo on the second one, great layout too.

Hope you're feeling better soon, you poor thing!
Hugs from Tags xx

~Tammy~ said...

What gorgeous creations! The scene on your first card is amazing and the second has such beautiful papers!

Lau W said...

Brenda, your cards are beautiful ! So nice scene on the first, love poppies ! And the second is elegant, love the color combo !
xxx

ALI said...

So beautiful I do love Poppies and I love the great use of papers on the second.

Wendy L said...

Both gorgeous Brenda, love the poppy scene, reminds me of younger days, you dont see poppies very much now in the wild. xxx

Debbie said...

Poor you.Sending you some get well soon wishes and hugs.Bless you.Two beautiful cards yet so different.Gorgeous.Hugs Debbie x

Marianne said...

Nice scenerycard with all the lovely poppies! I love the CAS card too. Lovely combination of papers and ribbon.
xxx Marianne

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda, I especially love the 2nd one, the design and colours are gorgeous. Have a great day, Shirleyx ps... enjoy your new 'goodies' :)

joolaa said...

"simply the best" - lovely card! :) :*

Donna Ellis said...

Very pretty flowers, Brenda! I am especially in love with your blue and brown card. Blue florals always attract my eye - they are rare and beautiful. You've added just the right amount of brown shading on them - looks almost dusted! Just lovely! hugs, de

Hanneke said...

Great cards Brenda! I love the panels on the second card, they look great! Hugs, Hanneke

chillin with Quillin said...

there both lovely, my favorite is the second one, love the blue and brown !!!
Paula

Tedz said...

Beautiful Brenda, I love the first card and the way you have done the scene looking down from a hill. The colours of the second card go beautifully together and I love the rose and poppy. I am sorry to hear you have picked up yet more germs and I do hope you get over this one quickly. We need some sun and warmer weather to get rid of all these bugs hanging around! Look after yourself, Pauline xx

Aud said...

Love these 2 cards Brenda poppies is my mums favourite flowers and that card certainly makes them look good, Like the idea of your other card too looks fab. Hope your flu doesnt hang around too long not good company for us, I seemed to have been lucky so far and have missed it ..touch wood, but I just wish I could find some energy.. been a bit worried just now Im heading off to Texas with Robbies work and am a little worried about the long flight and the time difference, hopefully it will all workout ok. Take care of yourself.. Aud x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful. I love the scene on the first one and those banners are great.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the poppies on the first one and the lovely design and papers on the second.
Hope you feel better soon
Lorraine x

Julie said...

Hi B, don't you go apologising for opting for comfort crafting, I just love seeing your punched flowers, they are beautiful. Hope you soon feel better, julie x

pinky said...

Crikey I thought I was going to say I loved the first one best but the second one is equally impressive Brenda. Love them both.

Lynne K said...

WOW! Love the poppy scene, Brenda, it's stunning! And the blue and brown card is gorgeous, my favourite colour combo. Lovely flowers on both.

Hope you're soon feeling better. xx

Kat said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love them both but as I'm sure I don't need to tell you the first one with the gorgeous Poppies is my favourite.

Sorry to hear you're not well again. Hope you feel better soon.

Take care,

Kat xx

Joan said...

Beautiful cards, love the flowers

Joan

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colour combo of the second and the sweet scene on the first!

butterfly said...

Super elegant that second card, and I love the poppy one! Hope you'll be heading for better health soon...
Alison x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there B.,

Well, lovely work going on here, as usual but very very sorry to hear that you have the flu again.. pray it is of short duration! and some warm weather would not go amiss so pray for that too!

- love the scene with PP and of course another fav. poppies - but was surprised it is with PP - look like water colours - did you still just use the foam applicators??!

Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing, dear kind B., Shaz in Oz.x

Min egen hälsoresa said...

Beautiful cards! Especially the one with the poppies on.
It´s your signum. :)
You can see it clearly when you look at all the lovely cards
your followers did to your celebration.

Have a really nice friday!
Hugs
Susan

Min egen hälsoresa said...

PS. I hope you feel much better soon. Sunshine and spring is soon here... :)

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards. I always love your scenes and I love poppies so the first one is my favourite, but I love the second one too with it's very pretty colour combo :o)
Sorry you have been poorly again but good to hear your are getting better...Hugs
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, the first one is my favourite. Hope you shake off that flu soon.
luv
Debby

Janice said...

These are so delightful, really love the tonic flowers, feel they may warrant further investigation! Jx

walchowDesign said...

beautiful cards and thank you for giving us an idea of how your village looks like, Brenda!

Paula (PEP) said...

So sorry to hear that you’re suffering yet again. Take care & I hope you improve quickly.
Your fist card is particularly delightful with the way the birds are flying out of the scene & the poppy embellishment is quite striking.
Your second card has really caught my imagination – I just love those colours & the amazing way in which you matched that ribbon to the colours. The precision of those vertical strips is a joy to see & I particularly like the way you balanced the bow, sentiment & flower in the whole design.
Paula (PEP)

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love these two Brenda. That first one just had to be yours! It is absolutely beautiful! Judy x

Mandy said...

Beautiful cards Brenda,but must admit I'm drawn to the blue and brown one...Know how you feel I have a stinker of a cold at the moment,feeling really pants and sorry for myself....Hope you have a lovely weekend...
Mandy x

May said...

Bless you sorry to hear you are ill again... Take it easy! Gorgeous cards Brenda, I always love your scenes Hugs May x x x x

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. Fantastic stamping on the first - a lovely image you have created and I love the simple, yet stunning layout on the second. Hope you are feeling better.

Hugs, Dawn

fionalawlor said...

Wow two stunning cards! The top one is especially beautiful and the poppy that you have made looks gorgeous :)
Fiona L x

ribenaruby said...

Just fabulous, love poppies and fab scenes! Ruby x

Elizabeth said...

Both very pretty cards, Brenda. It almost goes without saying that I love the poppies on the first, and the flower is gorgeous, but I also like the pennants in the second. Elizabeth xx

Marianne said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the scene of you first one with the trailing birds and perfect poppy flower embellishment. Also love the simple design and soft colours of the second card.
Hope you are feeling a little better by now. Even though the weather is better here on Crete, we're not immune to flu. My husband caught it about 10 days ago and it developed into pneumonia. Fortunately he's now slowly on the mend now that he's on antibiotics and lots of other stuff.
Take care!
Marianne x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both beautiful makes, I love the scene and layout on the first one and the colours on the second are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Judith said...

such pretty cards Brenda - I love the poppy one particularly - so pretty hugs Judith x

Anonymous said...

I'm so loving your poppies Brenda! The just look so stunning!

I REALLY love the blue and brown card, awesome layout and colours!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your poppy card is very pretty, Brenda! Your second card is so elegant! I'm not sure which one I like the best: The poppies I think; no, the blue one, no, the poppies, or maybe the blue one! Hugs, Lesley

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love flower cards!

Vivi Morais said...

I loved this card, Brenda... The collors are perfect!! Congrats!!!

JennyH said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the poppies are gorgeous and the blue and brown is also lovely..... reminds me to get out my Blae & Ivy pad to juse some time : )

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards Brenda. I just love the first one...I so love that scene! You have done a great job with the second too. I like to do the quick and easy to build up my card stash. When the kids come to get some...boy oh boy, does the stash get raided!