Saturday, 13 April 2013

B for Butterfly and Blossoms and Saturday candy



Good Morning to you all, thanks so much for all your lovely comments and congratulations earlier in the week following Alex's marathon and apologies for the lack of activity and visits since that post, I've had a bit of a health scare this week and blogging has taken a back seat.

Fortunately from here on the post was scheduled ready to tell you about the theme Helene has come up with at Allsorts which is something a little bit different, she would like our cards to feature something that begins with the letter of our name, so of course Butterflies and Blossoms came immediately to mind with me. Our sponsor this week is Crimson Cloud.

I have used one of the Spring release Penny Black Stamps called Kisses in the Sun, stamped onto a background created with distress inks, Olive, Mustard Seed and Chipped Sapphire with a spritz of dazzling diamond Glimmer Mist. I decoupaged the butterfly and bleached out the colour from the leaves of the image. The background is stamped with the same distressed inks using Penny Black Floral Thread.

This weeks candy is a sweet set of stamps called Elegant Birds with several pretty birdcages and birdies. As usual the winner 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) Post the logo from my sidebar on your own blog

Last weeks candy winner is Carol from my Tuesday post, congratulations Carol please mail me with your full postal addy so I can get your paper pad in the post to you.


My second card is J for Jester (and Joy my middle name) and uses this lovely image from this weeks sponsor Crimson Cloud. The background is just a mixture of stamping, the sentiment which I cut into sections in an old wood mounted one with no name I'm afraid and I did some doodling round the edge of the base card, not sure if it works or not, but there done now.

I really can't wait to see what you all come up with this weeks theme as it's as I am sure there is going to great variety.


66 comments:

Marianne said...

GReat butterflycard. Love the colours and the way you have matted it in exactly the same colours. Great stamp from PB. And the Jester is very funny with a great background and text!
Have a nice weekend,
xxx Marianne

Sarah said...

Super creations B (as always!)I particularly like the jester and the doodling DOES work!! Wishing you well. Sarah x

Mihaela said...

Awesome creation, so beautiful colors!!!

ellyscard creatief said...

I love the butterfly card,
Gr Elly

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome creations once again. So love the lilacs and silhouettes in the first and the monochromatic black and white in the second.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Helene E said...

gorgeous colour combo for the flower card

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful cards. its an interesting challenge there in allsorts. the stamp set is so nice.thanks for the chance.posting your pic on my blogsidebar

thanks
kavitha vadhri

Wendy L said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, first is my fave 'cos of the gorgeous butterfly. xxx

Deepti Stephens said...

Oh Brenda! Both cards are adorable and thanks for the lovely chance to win. Posted the logo on the side bar of my blog.. :)

Beryl said...

Sorry to hear you've had another health scare Brenda and hope it's all sorted now.
Yours cards - as ever - are fab. Love the soft colours on the top one and the gorgeous stamps used.
And yes - the second one definitely works.Love it.
Beryl xx

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card and colour scheme Brenda!

Shylaashree said...

I love the butterfly card so much brenda, the colour combo you have given is beautiful. the stamping inthe second card is lovely. the birdcages stamps are so pretty as it brand names. love to have and thanks
Adhiraacreations

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I especially love the gorgeous butterfly.
Sorry to hear about your health scare. Take care.
Sue xx

Sharon said...

These are gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the script and the beautiful butterfly on the first card. The second is just fabulous. Love the image and it is so striking in black and white.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards Brenda! I love them both, but especially the first. Fab colour combo x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The jester looks fabulous and the top card is just beautiful! - Love it!
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

lisa said...

Hi Brenda. I had to pop by to admire your butterfly card. You've used my fav combination of DI's and my fav technique of bleaching out. It's a stunning card.
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine this morning.
hugs Lisax

Fandhmum said...

I love both of these, Brenda.
Hope everything ok.
Rosie x

rachel said...

beautiful cards Brenda - love that butterfly one - amazing work - so pretty - have a fabulous week! Hugs rachel x

Von said...

Beautiful butterfly with the touch of texture Brenda and love the black and white :)
Take care
Von ♥

Hanneke said...

Wow, lovely cards! I especially like the first card, the colors and butterfly are amazing! Hugs, Hanneke

AnyOldCraft said...

Brenda I pray things get better with your health hun, no fun when things happen unexpectedly.
Beautiful cards honey. Only thing I can think of for my name is Jelly ROFL
Will have to put my thinking cap on for this one.

Congrats Carol on your stamps :)

Tedz said...

Thank you very, very much for my gorgeous goodies which arrived this morning, they are very much appreciated and the lovely little card.
Your first card today is beautiful and just up my street. I like the stylish black and white of your second card. Pauline xx

Tanya said...

Hope you're doing ok Brenda. These cards are fantastic, I love the jester one! So good, and the sentiment is lovely too :) The butterfly one is fantastic too, I love the pretty colours :)

Hugs from Tags xx

Whisper said...

Oh fabby hun - i so love the way you are able to make a gorgeous scene and a fabby jesters card too, Luv Sam x

Sasha said...

Both cards are fabulous, Brenda. But your kisses in the sun card is my favourite. I love all things with butterflies, and your colouring is beautiful. Your second card is very striking...I love the minstrel! x

Sonia said...

I adore the first fabulous card,the beautiful image and the colors used^_^
The second is really lovely,a tribute for Carnival of Venice^_^
Have a sweet weekend my dear,
Sonia

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, love both cards, beautiful! Also love all the images you have used. The Butterfly & Blossom couldn't have worked better for you & such a beautiful stamp by Penny Black. Have a great weekend, Shirley ps... I hope all is well

Craftnut said...

2 Beautiful Cards Brenda, a "JOY" to "Behold" Tracy x

Andreja L. said...

Vau, beautiful cards you made and you have a very interesting challenge. The stamp set is great and thanks for the chance.
Hugs, Andreja

Kathryn Anderson said...

Gorgeous "blooms and butterflies" card Brenda. Just stunning. Wish my name started with B cos my mind is blank for K lol! Loving the jester card too, the doodling looks good to me.

Sorry to hear you've had a health scare. Hope you pick up soon.

Take care and let others look after you for a change.

Kat xx

Pearl said...

Sorry to hear about your health Brenda :( Both your cards are lovely and your Jester one is queit different. I think the doodling looks great!
Pearl x

Gerrina said...

Love the butterfly card in its fine colours! And the Jester is a perfect one fot black and white; it looks great! Have a nice weekend, Gerrina

AsilisA MaM said...

Hi, Brenda, I love both cards very much and thanks for your candy, I sahered it in my sidebar http://asilisamam.blogspot.ru/

Crafting Queen said...

HOpe all is well. Love the cards, they are both very striking.

Uta said...

Both cards look so great!
Hugs, Uta

chillin with Quillin said...

both are really nice looking, love the butterfly,I'm parshel to them,lol
Paula

ALI said...

Great cards Brenda, Love the colours and butterfly in the first and as said by Gerrina the black and white works perfectly for the Jester.

Vicky said...

So gorgeous as always hun...:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love your butterfly card Brenda
jacqui x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both of your cards are fantastic. The colors of the first one are fabulous and I love the jester image.

ania said...

Prześliczne, szczególnie urzekła m mnie ta pierwsza:))Jest niezwykła:))

Paula (PEP) said...

Firstly your second card - the doodling definitely works - it echoes the harlequin background stamping beautifully as well as the crackle effect in your background too. In fact I think that is quite a delightfully unusual card. I love both the backgrounds you created in the first card & the colours especially in your focal panel - your blossoms & butterfly's body are superbly effective.
Take care
With much love
Paula (PEP)

Tracy said...

A really stunning card, I love the inking of the first card, gorgeous design and stamp.
A very eye catching second card, different but effective and striking. 2 Gorgeous creations brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

butterfly said...

Beautiful blended colours for the butterflies, and I love the b&w jester card, what a great image!
Alison x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are fabulous Brenda, I like the butterfly and the lovely colours, and the Jester is fabulous!!!
Kevin xx

Vivi Morais said...

I loved these cards!! But The first one is fantastic!!!
xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful cards, Miss B! Both so different, too. I especially like the coloring with your butterfly matching the scene; and your black and white card looks fabulous! hugs, de

slimwitch said...

i love the butterfly card.. it's really wonderful. I also love the bird cages card.. :)

Ardilla said...

This is a beautiful card, Brenda!
I love the yellow/blue combo...
Hugs,

Ardilla :)

Герцогиня said...

Awesome creations once again. Thanks for the chance to win. Posting your pic on my blogsidebar.

Jackie said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, but my favourite is the top one because I so love the colour combo :o)
I hope that your health scare turns out to be nothing to worry about...hugs
Jackie xx

Marlies said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The first one is so elegant. Lovey colours! A fab jester card, lovely design. hugs, Marlies

Merry said...

Brenda, I wish you well. Big hugs. Love that butterfly.

Pat said...

Two beatiful cards Brenda, love the butterfly. I do hope all goes well with you this week, I will be thinking of you, sending you some hugs.

Pat xx

Chantal said...

The Penny Black card is gorgeous, love it.
Hugs, Chantal S

Gail said...

Those are both great!
I'll be thinking of you!

catherine said...

Really beautiful cards Brenda and such great images for the initials. thanks for the chance of some wonderful candy again. Hope your feeling alright!
x catherine

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards. Love the first more.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Two fabulous inky cards Brenda! So gorgeous! I need to play more with inks!

Love the black and white, so effective!

Take Care! thinking of you dearie

Jayvalikka said...

I love your Jester card :D I imagine it if you'd put a wine embellishment beside it, it would portray Fortunato from The Cask of Amontillado! Fabulous :D Thank you for sharing it. <3
Hugs,
Jayvalikka

Lau W said...

Oh ! beautiful cards ! SUperb colors for the first, so elegant ! And love the b&w too !
xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

The artwork on these cards are amazing Brenda. Elegant, bold, soft, floaty just about everything comes to mind when you look at them.

Hugs Shirley x x

Debbie said...

Two very different cards yet beautiful and stylish in their own right.Amazing talent.hugs Debbie x

skimmia said...

Cards are adorable :-)
Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted the logo on the side bar of my blog kwiatynatury.blogspot.com

Ayesha Ahmed said...

wow !! such lovely cards i love the backgrounds and butterfly is so pretty ..
thanks for the candy !

 
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