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:

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Brenda lovely designs and fabulous colours

Anne

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

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

Marianne said...

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.

Beryl said...

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

Wendy L said...

All gorgeous as per. xxx

Sonia said...

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

walchowDesign said...

Your floral cards are always so pretty, Brenda!

nnalorac said...

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

Crafty Lark said...

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

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, some really beautiful dies there
Hugs Kelly

Gerrina said...

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)

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

rachel said...

such beautiful work - all three pieces are stunning xx

Marianne said...

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

Sue - bearhouse said...

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

Sasha said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

lovely!
awesome of you to join us at MTTC!!!

chillin with Quillin said...

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

ribenaruby said...

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

Lau W said...

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

Whisper said...

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

Judith said...

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

Marlies said...

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

ALI said...

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.

Ardilla said...

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

coldwaters2 said...

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

Wendy Fraser said...

What a stunning selection, so very beautiful. xx

May said...

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

Hanneke said...

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

Josephine said...

Beautiful cards!

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

SusanLotus said...

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!

Tanya said...

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

happyglitzygirl said...

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

Redanne said...

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

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning cards B x

catherine said...

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

Wedgie said...

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

Gail said...

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!

Dora said...

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

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Fabulous designs and colours.
Lorraine x

butterfly said...

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

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful cards.

julieprice3 said...

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

Annmaree (Emu) said...

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!!!

Nannieflash said...

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

Dots Dabbles said...

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

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

lisa said...

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

Hels Sheridan said...

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

Geraldine said...

gorgeous cards, love the green rose, best wishes.

pinky said...

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

Frea said...

Gorgeous cards sweetie! Love 'm all! Hugs Frea

Maria Matter said...

these are gorgeous Brenda!!!

Tedz said...

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

ellyscard creatief said...

Just wonderful cards, love them all.
Gr Elly

Jennifer said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Inkypinkydelights said...

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

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful cards with fantastic spring feeling.

Janice said...

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

Shirley Chillman said...

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

Hugs Shirley x x

Shirley Chillman said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

Izzwizz said...

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