Thursday, 18 April 2013

Blossoms and Bows



Morning Peeps, just shows my heads been all over the last couple of weeks as I realised last night with a bit of a panic that I had totally forgotten to prepare the mid months posts at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

So without further ado here is my share for our Penny Black theme this month of Blossoms and Bows using the Lily punch and stamp set from Tonic, some Spellbinders dies and butterfly, and a Penny Black sentiment. The bow is a little tenuous, it's the thorax of the butterfly, but can assure you it's definitely there.

There is still plenty of time to join in with this months challenges where as always we have some fabby prizes on offer.

And just for a change I thought I would enter one or two challenges:

Crafty Creations - No patterned paper
Flutterby Wednesday - Sentiment as focal point with butterfly
Inky Impressions - Dies and Punches
The Paper Shelter - Make it Bloom
Cuttlebug Mania - Sentiments only
LEJ Designs - Emboss it

Thanks for dropping in and your lovely comments and also welcome to my new followers.

Have a goos Thursday everyone.

68 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is beautiful Brenda love your sentiment
jacqui x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oooh stunner Brenda, love Purple and this is gorgeous with the quote and lacey borders and beautiful Lily flowers!

The embossing and diecuts rock too!

Sonia said...

Hi my dearest friend,your fabulous candy arrived,thanks a lot,you are very kind and sweet,all is fabulous,thanks thanks a lot again^_^
Your card is delicate and elegant,the flowers you have made are stunning^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Eret said...

Oh my goodness... It is gorgeous. love all the diecuts and lilys. Fabulous color combo. Your card is totally stunning.
Hugs
Eret

Wendy L said...

So beautiful. xxxx

Beryl said...

Stunning card Brenda. Fab colour scheme and gorgeous arrangement of die cuts.
Beryl xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Brenda..love the dies and gorgeous colours

Anne

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the idea of the thorax being the bow & I particularly like the way your lilies balance the butterfly. The different purple hue of the speckles on the lilies adds lovely interest & lifts the design beautifully when coupled with the soft colouring of the petals. I woke up this morning just thinking of your good news & being thankful.
Paula (PEP)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Brenda.
Gr Elly

jackiescrafts said...

Wow what a beautiful card
I'm so pleased the news from the drs was good what a worrying time you must have had

Jackie x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda, beautiful card. That lily punch is lovely, a bit different to the run of the mill punches,
Have a good day
Rosie x

Lau W said...

Wouw superb work with dies, embossing an dpunches ! Your card is superb Brenda, love the sweet purple !
xxx

Dora said...

beautiful card!
and I read the message on the last post. it is so nice that it is a not something bad.
good luck with seeking for the information about the e-bosser.
have a nice day.
greetings

Merry said...

This card is stunning Brenda. Love all the textures and layers. Clever way to add the bow.

Marianne said...

Beautiful card with the embossed background and the purple. xxx Marianne MW

Sasha said...

Beautiful layout, Brenda. I love your lilies...and such lovely words x

ALI said...

Gorgeousm card and colours, the flowers are beautiful.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Brenda. I love the way you have arranged the die cuts, gorgeous colours and such a beautiful sentiment.
Sue xx

MashaMis said...

Открытка просто чудо!!! Приятные цвета и изящные формы!!!!

Vicky said...

Totally Gorgeous card , the layout ,sentiment,punches,dies and the colors.Did you make those amazing flowers ?

Tanya said...

This is beautiful Brenda! I love the colours, this is such an elegant card! The embossing and diecutting is gorgeous :)

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walchowDesign said...

Elegant card, Brenda! Great layering with the diecuts and your flowers are amazing!

Helene E said...

amazing colour combo!

Lizette Saaiman said...

Just toooo beeeeautiful and elegant and those flowers look so real.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

rachel said...

beautiful card brenda - soo stunning! Hugs Rachel xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the flowers and pretty butterfly.

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the white flowers.
Hugs, Uta

ChrisAndCat said...

So pretty. Love the colours and your flowers are gorgeous.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh now Brenda this is fabulous! I just love this! Judy x

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!
Must be the day of lilac & white, yours is the second blog I've viewed today with those colors!

slimwitch said...

i love the flowers... :) very very amazing card!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. A fabulous design and pretty flowers.
Lorraine x

kimmie_35 said...

Beautiful...
Hugs
Kim M
x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful and very elegant card.

Gerrina said...

Great flower and quate and beautiful this purple and white in this combination! Hugs, Gerrina

Michelle J M said...

What an brilliant choice of colours Brenda. A really gorgeous card, as always. Michelle x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda I like the dies the colours and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Pat said...

Beautiful, elegant card Brenda, I love the embossing, the gorgeous flowers and the divine diecuts.

Pat xx

Kathryn Anderson said...

Stunning card Brenda, gorgeous colours. The flowers and die cuts are just beautiful.

Hope you're beginning to get back to normal again.

Take care,

Kat xx

Carol Bignall said...

stunning beautiful card Brenda
Carol x

butterfly said...

So delicate and elegant, Brenda - beautifully done!
Alison x

Judith said...

I love the colours of this card Brenda - very pretty and those lillies are gorgeous hugs Judith x

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

riliska said...

This is such a fun card.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wow, this is superb, i love the colour combination & the layout is great x
Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is stunning, classy and so very beautiful, the colours and die cuts look awesome, I bought myself some of the Tonic punches and stamps but haven't even taken them out of the wrapping yet, I am doing quite a bit of crochet at the moment, those Lilies look truly wonderful.
hugs
lorraine x

Bridie Payne said...

Stunning card, the chalks add a great effect and the flowers are gorgeous.

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful card Brenda.
Love the way you have used the bow very creative.
Take some time to relax hun you deserve it

Julie

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the lily flowers and all the delicate die cuts as well as the colour combination. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Jackie said...

What a stunning card Brenda, and so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
This is gorgeous, beautiful die cuts and I love the design and sentiment.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

chillin with Quillin said...

so elegant, love all the details you've dont to it !!!!
Paula

Janice said...

Those Tonic Lily's are brilliant. Another beauty here Brenda, Jx

soccermom23 said...

This is so pretty. I love how the background embossing looks so natural and pretty. You always have beautiful flowers.

Deneen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the layers, and the dies you used. Thanks for joining the Sentiments Only challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, Love the colours & those fabulous dies.. Beautiful sentiment too.. Have a great weekend... Hugs May x x x

Betka said...

Very elegant card Brenda. I love the design and the gorgeous flowers.

Hugs (:Betka:)

debby4000 said...

Beautiful.
luv
Debby

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in our current challenge 'Emboss it' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
WOW What a gorgeous elegant card. Love the purple and white mix. All the gorgeous diecuts layered looks amazing and very striking. Love the flowers and the embossed backing. This really is a very rich and beautiful card.
I hope you will join us for many more of our weekly challenges. There are always wonderful prizes up for grabs....

Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

Jannie said...

Love your colorcombo and your dies, I love the entire card! And that background embossing folder is amazing!!

Thank you só much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs
Jannie

Juls said...

So very gorgeous. Very elegant!! Love it hugs Juls xxx

scrappymo! said...

So beautiful!!! The layered dies and the detailed flowers make this so beautiful!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is so stunning Brenda, I love the colours, the embossing is gorgeous and the die cuts look exquisite. love it
Lindsay xx

Lori Aragon said...

Such a GORGEOUS card with all the beautiful dies. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at The Paper Shelter for our Make it Bloom Challenge!
Love and blessings, Lori

Kerry said...

Beautiful card and there is so much detail. Those flowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

Aletheia said...

A very beautiful card, and I just love the sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,
hugs
Sabine

Joey said...

Brenda this is absolutely STUNNING, Gorgeous colour choice to match the white. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Joey x

 
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