Saturday, 20 April 2013

A Passion for Flowers and Saturday candy



Morning Peeps, this week I am hosting the theme at Allsorts and a few weeks ago I asked the DT if they would like a bit of a challenge themselves, well they seemed up for it so I sent them all a little kit of similar goodies to play with and see what they came up with. Needless to say they didn't disappoint..............not that for a moment I ever thought such a talented bunch would and you really must pop to the challenge blog and look what they all came up with.

Here's the kit they all received, the DP's varied slightly but are all DPs' are  from the same MME Bluebell range so colours match and as one of our sponsors this week is Ruth from A Passion for Stamps I thought it a nice idea to send all the DT a die from her Tonic Pick of the Bunch range along with some petals to make flowers from her new Punch and Stamp Range (and yes I did send them all a copy of the instructions).

I used the TH fence and arched window and placed over an image which is one of the stamps Ruth created to go with the dies. I also went for pansie, I've probably said it before but I think the little stamps to go with the petals are so clever and make the pansies so realistic. As I told Ruth, praise indeed from my daughter who's not at all into crafting beyond regularly plundering my baskets for cards, but was very impressed with a card she spotted in my craft room using the pansies.

And the them is simple 'A Passion for Flowers' so leaves plenty of possibilities for your entries which I looks forward to seeing and our sponsors are A Passion for Stamps and Crafty Ribbons.


I also made a second card to use up the last piece of DP from the pad, another of Ruth's dies, an Artistic Outpost stamp, decoupaged the flowers and repeat stamped the little birdies from the bottom of the sentiment stamp to create a row to place across the bottom of the card.

And last but by no means least, here's this weeks candy, a little collection of Spring coloured ribbons, lace and embellishments, as usual a winners will be selected at random from all comments left during the week......... if you leave more than one then you get entered again, simple as that and the only other requirement is that......................

1) You are a follower (candy only blogs will be discounted)
2) Pop the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar on your own blog

And the winner of the stamps from last Saturday is Chris from her comment on my Thursday post, congratulations Chris please mail me with your full postal addy so I can send your goodies off to you.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

72 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, they both have a spring feel to them
jacqui x

nnalorac said...

Morning from Sunny Aberdeenshire, well it is at the mo, fingers crossed! Gorgeous card Brenda, pretty flower stamp and oooo I love those papers, must check I don't have them first but they are a must. Made your card look ever so pretty. Have a lovely weekend. Carolxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Boths cards are beautiful Brenda.
Thanks for the chance to win the sweet candy.
Gr Elly

Shylaashree said...

awesome cards and lovely candy brenda

Craftnut said...

Lovely work b, thanks for the challenge. Tracy xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards B, the pansies are exquisite and so life like x

Beryl said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Those dies and stamps are amazing. I love pansies and am happy that most of the ones I panted here last summer have survived the winter and are doing well. One less job for this summer.
Have a great weekend.
Beryl xx

catherine said...

Such a fantastic card Brenda and love how you have put a scene behind the window . Thanks for a great challenge this week. Hope your ok
x catherine

Wendy L said...

Looks good Brenda, candy does too. xxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love the designs. The pansies on your first card look so beautiful and realistic and your second card is equally gorgeous.
I really love the items you sent to the DT for this challenge and the cards they have produced are wonderful.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Crafty Kitten said...

What a beautiful card Brenda, I love the colours on this one. And what a fabby wee candy too hunni, thanks so much for the chance to win.
hugs
Dawn xx

Helen said...

Brenda, what fabulous cards, as always!! Your candy offer is beautiful, and I have linked up the logo according! Have a good weekend (come on Liverpool....)

Sarah said...

Wow B, your cards are so beautiful. Thank you so much for such a brilliant challenge this week xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created two wonderful cards with fantastic layers.

Helene E said...

those flowers are so gorgeous!

Paula (PEP) said...

Your pansies look as if they were designed to be pansies (if you know what I mean) & I like the striking way in which you used that TH die-cut. However, it is the second that has to be my favourite - it's the bee & the sentiment plus the fact that the die-cut border for the sentiment reminds one of honeycomb - a lovely piece of imagery with the bee.
Paula (PEP)

Sonia said...

Fabulous violets flowers, they are stunning:))
Both cards are really gorgeous as always my dearest friend:))
Big hug and happy Saturday:))
Sonia

JennyH said...

These cards are so beautiful, this is one of my fave colour combos. The pansies are gorgeous : )

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Brenda...love the scene out of your window card and your 2nd card is gorgeous, love the colours

Anne

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards. Enjoy the sunshine!

Jane said...

What a lovely project for your DT Brenda ....that must have been such fun. The pansies you made are brilliant as are your cards. We have glorious sunshine today and I am taking a gardening tea break. Have a sunny weekend xx

masonea said...

Очаровательные открытки, нежные и вдохновляющие!!!
И конфетка вкусная!!!

Pearl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! The pansies are lovely and I like the birds on the bottom of the 2nd card.
Lovely candy too, thankyou for the chance!
Pearl x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The flowers are so pretty and I love the colour scheme.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

ALI said...

Two lovely cards B, those punches do make lovely flowers.

Uta said...

Both cards are so beautiful. I love the viaolas from the first card.
Hugs, Uta

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the colours and diecuts, and the quote on the second one is great, I need to remind myself of that from time to time...heh.

Hope you're well, and thanks for the chance to win pretty goodies :)

Tags xx

Marianne said...

Lovely cards, Brenda. My fav is the one with the little birdies and the bee! What a great background paper you have used. Awesome!
Have a nice weekend,
xxx Marianne

Phi said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda. You make the cutest flowers.

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, great cards today hun, love the violets!! Hugs Frea

Larisa said...

These are so lovely cards! Fabulous colors and great layouts!

Donna Ellis said...

Such lovely, serene flowers and cards, Miss Brenda! I especially like how you utilized the pansy kit - very pretty! hugs, de

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards!

Rhonda Miller said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love the flowers and die cuts you used. I can't wait to pop over and see what the DT did with their kits.

Sally H said...

Stunning cards, Brenda! I love them both! Fabulous colours and the pansies look so real x

rachel said...

both great cards Brenda - and I can't believe the variety of makes in the CB cards - amazing work xx

Герцогиня said...

Beautiful cards! Have a nice weekend!

Tedz said...

These are lovely Brenda, gorgeous pansies - I have made a couple but not put them on a card yet. Your second card is very subtle and the paper is beautiful - it's true everything was alright and for me as well! Have a lovely weekend. Pauline xx

Kathryn Anderson said...

Hi Brenda, I looked at the first card and thought fantastic, gorgeous card. Love the pansies. One of my favourite flowers along with poppies (of course) and carnations. Then I scrolled down and found the second one and it's stunning too. I love the soft colours, the lovely DP and those gorgeous flowers.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend and most important taking care of yourself. Thanks for your visit to my blog and lovely comment.

Kat xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

These are two lovely cards Brenda. Love the pansies. Happy Weekend. Judy x

walchowDesign said...

Two lovely cards! Love the fresh but soft colours on both cards!

Nikbee said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. I love the pansies and the colours and sentiment are wonderful on the second card.
Nikki x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both cards are beautiful, love the flowers on each one. I'll have to check out what the others created with same materials. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous cards! I love the colors, great to see you crafting again! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Hanneke

Whisper said...

Wow 2 stunners, i'm loving those papers and that window scene, Luv Sam x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda,those pansies are gorgeous I like the papers and the bee on the second card,
Kevin xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning cards, love the colours and papers xx

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Maravilhoso, belo cartão. Beijo.

Jenny said...

Love both these fab makes <3 Jen xx

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, I love the pansies and the lilies, both great designs :o)
Jackie xx

Andreja L. said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The flowers are so pretty and I love the colours.
Hugs, Andreja

Michelle J M said...

Another two stunners Brenda! The sentiment on the second one is fabulous and the window one is gorgeous with those pretty pansies. I so wish I had bought that die, I bought a Spellbinders one and its so small and a bit elaborate! Michelle x

Gerrina said...

The flowers you made are beautiful! And great combining from papers! Have a sunny Sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

Merry said...

Amazing cards, that first card has such detail. What a great challenge idea.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I so love the idea of a kit to send to each person! I think I am going to have to do this for a few friends here in Oz! Love it!

I absolutely love the second card though, the birds and the quote! So reminds me of the song!

stitch-and-greet said...

OMG, thats a really fantastic and wonderful blog. I´m really thrilled and so happy that I´ve found you.
Thank you so much for taking time and leaving such a lovely comment - it made my day :).
Hugs Renata

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely cards Brenda - those pansies are stunning!
What a super idea for a challenge it never amazes me how
differently people approach the same goodies!
Cheers Claire x

Ellie said...

Such beautiful creations Brenda, love what you did with the diecuts on the first card! A really gorgeous design on the second card too, and I love the sentiment!

pinky said...

So glad to see this type of card mrs. I met the lovely Ruth at the craft show on Saturday. She is so lovely!! I of course purchased a set of her stamps and punches and hope to have a play soon. Loving your gorgeous cards.

Juls said...

Fab cards!! Loving the colours u chose!! Hugs Juls xxx

May said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, Love those flowers ... Love all the DT Team's makes they are all fabulous!! Great idea to use a kit...Hugs May x x x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
I love what you did with the kit, and a fabulous design too. Love the image behind the window.
Great second card, I just love that design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

butterfly said...

Such lovely subtle colour palettes on both cards... I love the trio of panels on the second one!
Alison x

scrappymo! said...

Gosh, it is so hard to chose a favourite from these two. Each is wonderful on it's own. The lillies are so wonderful on the second card but I love the scene in the sindow on the first...Oh my, both wonderful!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both so gorgeous Brenda, I love the pansies on the first one and the sentiment and little bumble bee on the second one are so lovely
Lindsay xx

Neha Jain said...

lovely :)

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous work
Hugs Kate x

Janice said...

These are beautiful Brenda, I especially love the second one, Jx

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the window and flowers on the first and the second is so clean and fresh looking.

Pat xx

Leanne said...

Love the colors on both cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fandhmum said...

These are so beautiful, Brenda. I love the colour scheme.
Rosie x

Ruth said...

Brenda - these are amazing!! Such subtle colours and so beautiful x