Monday, 4 March 2013

Spring is in the Air




Good Morning Peeps, before I move on to today's card I must thank you all for your lovely comments and mails about the little celebratory competition (details in the post above) I have on the go and am so happy to know that you like the idea. And the entries so far have been wonderful and I am really enjoying looking at them all, so again I say thank you for your friendship.

Now on to our new March challenges at Pretty Little Ribbons and FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges where we have the themes of Happy Birthday and Spring is in the Air............and guess who chose that one, am I transparent or what ?

So my card at the top is my DT piece for the Spring theme at FlonCraft using this really sweet little image called Girl on Windy Hill. I know I don't often do cute but I thought she was just perfect for a Springtime card so I paper pieced her dress from the same DP as the background, distressed a strip of coredinations, added some lace and cut the edge of the card with TH butterfly border. Nearly forgot the rose, I made it that with Tonic punches and then dipped into UTEE to glaze.

I would like to enter this card into:

Joanna Sheen challenge - Layer it Up
Sunday Stamper - Something Pretty


When I received my DT kit from Sarah for this month Pretty Little Ribbons theme it contained some gorgeous silk green ribbon and instantly I visualised a lovely flower made with it. For a change it turned out just as I intended and I have made it the focal element of my card above, adding a little tea dye distress ink over the edges to add a little definition and mounting it onto the die cut frame and a butterfly to finish.

I would like to enter this card into:

Gingerloft challenge - Ribbons and Bows
One Stitch at a Time - Green
Hiding in My Craft Rooms - Greens


My final card is another for Pretty Little Ribbons, quite simple really using some dies and embossing and two pansies again made from one of Ruth's Tonic Punch and Stamp sets. The swirly leaves are in the same set as the main dies and I think make a nice change from the Spellbinder leaves I tend to use over and again.

And I would like to enter this one into:

My time to Craft - Embossing

Both themes are nice and easy, but allow you to stretch the boundaries if you wish so I do hope you will find time to join us this month.

70 comments:

  1. Stunning cards Brenda lovely designs and fabulous colours

    Anne

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  2. Three lovely and very different cards Brenda love them all
    jacqui x

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  3. Three lovely cards, Brenda. Love the vintage feel and the gorgeous rose of the first one and the soft colours of the second card with the pop of brighter green. I think the third card is my favourite of the three. Love the monochrome colours and all the texture.

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  4. Beautiful cards Brenda. I especially like the top one. Gorgeous colour scheme and design - and the sentiment is a favourite of mine.
    Beryl xx

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  5. Wowwww,fabulous cards my dearest Brenda^_^
    Many beautiful diecuts and gorgeous image in the first one^_^
    Brilliant and elegant work^_^
    Happy week^_^
    Sonia

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  6. Your floral cards are always so pretty, Brenda!

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  7. Three beauties Brenda, lovely styles and colour combos. I hope I can find time and mojo to play along with your lovely challenge. Carolxx

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  8. All beautiful cards Brenda, so much interesting detail. xx Flora

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  9. Wonderful cards Brenda, some really beautiful dies there
    Hugs Kelly

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  10. Great colour combies. And the way you made the layouts of the cards is great! I hope to have some time by the end of the week to joan your fun celebratory competition! Hugs, Gerrina (Enjoying some sunshine today)

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  11. Your vibrant green flower with the Tea Dye edges is wonderful & I love the trellis work with the butterfly in your striking colour combination. The last is my favourite with the classiness of the white stamped sentiment & your pretty pansies - love your accompanying flourishes & inked leaves with that.
    I'd not classify the first as 'cute' rather more vintage - your butterfly edging is intriguing & superbly effective with the pearls picking up the shape of the little bobbles on the lace trim opposite.
    Paula (PEP)

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  12. These are all beautiful Brenda, I love the vintage look of the first card, the gorgeous ribbon rose on the second and the embossing and die cut on the third,
    Kevin xx

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  13. such beautiful work - all three pieces are stunning xx

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  14. Lovely cards and I love the text on the first one. Nice picture too!
    Hugs,
    Marianne MW

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  15. WOW!!! Yet more stunning cards Brenda.
    The image on the first card is gorgeous and the Spring time colours and details are so beautiful.
    Your ribbon flower looks wonderful. The colours, flowers and design on your third card are fabulous.
    Sue xx

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  16. Beautifully created cards, as always, Brenda. I love your gorgeous flowers and dies on all of them. Your colour choices and papers are really lovely, as is your stamping and colouring x

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  17. Wow Brenda, I was very much enthralled with your first design, and then see two more beauties! Love all the colour choices, layers & embellishments on all three, beautiful work (as always). I have a stamp set sitting on my desk ready to create something for your celebration. Have a great day, Shirleyx

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  18. Wonderful cards again. My fave is the top one today nice colours and a lovely feel I think the butterfly's, scrunchy paper & stamp help :) Dxx

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  19. your cards are so lovely as always !!!!
    Paula

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  20. Brenda, all your cards are brilliant! The top one is very beautiful, that rose is so beautifully made! Ruby x

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  21. Oh we all want spring, isn'it ? Your cards are superb Brenda, love to come here !
    xxx

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  22. Oh WOW all absolutely stunning i think i like the framed one the best, but you do make it difficult to decide though !!, Luv Sam x

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  23. What gorgeous cards Brenda - I love them all - the colours are just stunning - I love the framed one particularly - just realised I never signed up to follow you before - don't know how that happened - but I've put it right now! Hugs Judith x

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  24. Two gorgeous card! A beautiful Spring card. Lovely spring colours and I love the image. She has a lovely vintage look. Your other card is SO elegant and stylish, Beautiful!! hugs, Marlies

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  25. A beautiful collection of cards, very hard to choose a fav. It's terrible if I miss day checking your blog as I miss some gorgeous card but had a very busy weekend building a big log cabin/shed with my hubby.

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  26. Beautiful projects!
    Love the color palette in both of them...
    Thanks for joinig us at Gingerloft...
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

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  27. Hi Brenda, thank you for popping by and leaving me such a lovely comment on my blog, I bet Holly is giving you as much pleasure as Jess is to me. Brenda I just have to tell you that these creations are breathtaking, the colours and designs look stunning, awesome cards.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  28. What a stunning selection, so very beautiful. xx

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  29. Gorgeous cards as always Brenda...Wonderful use of the dies love them all... Hugs May x x x

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  30. Wow Brenda, you sure made some great cards! I love the spring theme of the first card, that sentiment is great! Hugs, Hanneke

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  31. Beautiful cards!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

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  32. All three cards are wonderful but the first card is absolutely gorgeous!
    The green looks almost like velvet.

    Hope you had a great start on the week!

    Hugs!

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  33. Fantastic selection Brenda! I love the Spring girl, the colour combo is so pretty and I love the sentiment :) That lime green ribbon-flower is lush, so gorgeous! And I always love a blue and white colour combo, it's just so elegant and beautiful :)

    Tags xx

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  34. Just gorgeous, all of the, well done, love the Lo of the cards and all your details are wonderful. Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

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  35. Hello Brenda, all of your cards are really beautiful, I could not choose one if I had too, they are all so pretty. Anne x

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  36. Absolutely stunning cards B x

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  37. Fantastic cards Brenda and great layouts to them all.
    x catherine

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  38. Wow Brenda! What a gorgeous collection of cards! I love them all!

    Thank you for popping back to my blog to see my cakes....I love reading your comments. :-)

    Thank you also for sharing your card with us this week at My Time to Craft, Wedgie xxx

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  39. Gorgeous cards!
    Love the sentiment in the first one!
    Your silk "ribbon" flower turned out smashing, and I love the bottom card!
    Pansies have been popping up all over Blogdom, and I might have to try them!
    They were my grandmas favorite flower, and it makes me smile whenever I see them!

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  40. Hi Brenda .. he he I'm back :P so trying to do some hopping today and you were my first hop... and with pleasure I see three most beautiful and elegant cards. Love the style, all so pretty. Big hugs xxx

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  41. Gorgeous cards Brenda. Fabulous designs and colours.
    Lorraine x

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  42. Such pretty cards, Brenda - I think the first one's my favourite - that image is just delightful, the On the Edge butterflies are a fantastic touch, and I love that the lace reminds me of snowdrops for some reason!
    Alison x

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  43. Gorgeous cards Brenda, I love all the die cuts, the butterfly border is so pretty
    Hugs Julie P

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  44. Beautifully Springy designs, Brenda! I love the green and golden yellow, looks so pretty! the image is lovely!

    Love the lattice on the second, and the great ribbon flower!

    and I do love embossing, I really must use mine more often! I always forget!!!

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  45. Hi Brenda, oh wow that really does bring a bit of Spring to our lives, I love your other cards they are stunning especially the pansy. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  46. Wow Brenda...each one is special. I love the vintageness of the first one - from the colours, stamps through to the rustic feeling of it. Gorgeous!!! The die cut butterflies makes it all come alive and off the page.
    Dot x

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  47. These are all so gorgeous Brenda, love them all, I think the first one has to be my favorite though I love the vintage image, distressed edges and the texture of the core'dintations card, so beautiful
    Lindsay xx

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  48. Stunning! I love the die cut frame, butterfly and gorgeous green ribbon flower. The design is so pretty and elegant. I love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

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  49. I love them all Brenda!!! Truly beautiful. Nicola xx

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  50. Hi Brenda
    Yes, I think Spring is nearly here. I have the tiny tete a tete daffs out but the big ones are still shy. We had thick fog here until lunchtime though so although the sun made it out it's stayed quite cool.
    Love all your cards, those intricate dies are beautiful.
    hugs Lisax

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  51. totes gorgeousness... love those pansies but the green rose, that is to die for...Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  52. gorgeous cards, love the green rose, best wishes.

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  53. Beautiful selection of cards Brenda. Loving all your handmade flowers.

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  54. Gorgeous cards sweetie! Love 'm all! Hugs Frea

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  55. These are all gorgeous Brenda and that green rose - wonderful! I like the way you have done the pansies differently. Pauline xx

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  56. Just wonderful cards, love them all.
    Gr Elly

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  57. Such wonderful cards to life someones spirits! Love the sweet girl, the lattice and the pansies!

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  58. What a wonderful selection of cards, I love every one of them and wouldn't like to choose a favourite :o)
    Jackie xx

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  59. Just brilliant! Brenda you have done it again! All so lovely! Thank you so much for yur kind words on my Blog today. Judy x

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  60. Wonderful cards with fantastic spring feeling.

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  61. More beauties here- I particularly love the floral ones. Jx

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  62. Brenda all these creations are gorgeous but I do love your silk ribbon green flower, so amazing.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  63. Not sure if you received my first comment Brenda ... Google doing funny things again ... but if not just wanted to say I love all these creations but I especially love the green silk flower.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  64. Fabulous cards, wonderful designs. Thanks for entering the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight.
    Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  65. Wow those are totally stunning!!! Just love the vintage feel to your cards. Totally awesome creations.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

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  66. Three fabulous projects Brenda, goodness you are on top form! I love the distressing and all the vintage goodness of the top one, a real feel of Spring in the air. The ribbon flower on the middle one is gorgeous, such a great idea and the layout looks great with that flabby lattice work. The embossed background on the third one is beautiful and I love the way ou have picked out highlights with the inking. The main diecut is just beautiful! Hope you are having a good weekend. Maddy x

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