Saturday, 6 April 2013

Spring had Sprung and this weeks candy



I am hoping Mr Blogger is playing the game over Easter as this is scheduled as we are in Paris to watch one of our son's run in the Marathon, it's all part of his prize from the Runners World/Ascis Athlete of the year awards. 

Since his win in November, he's been mentored by their expert personal trainers, physios and dieticians, receive lots of lovely running gear along with the all expenses paid trip to Paris and next he is off to Munich for another marathon at the end of the month. He has been training so hard and thinks nothing of popping out in the morning for a swift 20 mile run, as you do.

So now on to this weeks challenge and it's all about Spring at Allsorts this week with Jo's lovely theme of Spring has Sprung and we have two great sponsors, DigiStamp Boutique and Crafty Ribbons.

My card at the top is a bit of inky indulgence with a Dylusion background, lots of random stamping and gold embossing, a lattice window using one of Ruth's Tonic Pick of the Bunch dies and birds and branch are all Timmy dies. The little butterflies are from the same Pick of the Bunch stamp sets and the sentiment computer generated.

Now for this weeks candy is a 8x8 paper pad and 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) I would love if you were a follower (candy only blogs will be discounted)
2) Leave a comment and add the logo from my sidebar to your own blog

And last weeks lucky winner is Rosie from Mondays post, congratulations please mail me with your full posal addy and I will get your stamps off to you as soon as I get home from Paris.


For my second DT piece I have used Roses stamp sheet from DigiStamp Boutique which is paper pieced onto these pretty Spellbinders, an embossed panel at the bottom and the top section is stamped with a Hero Arts rose stamp using distress inks. The rose and leaves in the bottom corner has been made with Pick of the Bunch stamp and punch Rose set.

I really do hope you will find time to join us this week as we have two great prizes on offer from our sponsors DigiStamp and Crafty Ribbons so double the reason to enter.

58 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Brenda love the bright and cheery colours of them both
jacqui x

Екатерина_М said...

Paris, Munich - wow!

catherine said...

Both of these are just fantastic Brenda and so perfect for a spring theme. Hope you have a great time in Paris
x catherine

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome little spring scene you have created here. Wishing your son all the best and my he achieve that sought after PB. Holding thumbs.
{Would love you to visit my blog and join my 500-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
Hugs
Desíre
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Craftnut said...

2 beautiful cards, hope you had a fab time in Paris, Tracy x

Helene E said...

this is fantastic, I especially like the embossed background

J.Dark said...

The first card is really amazing! :)
Picture on my sidebar. ;)
http://jdarkhandmade.blogspot.com/

Shaz Earl said...

Stunning card Brenda, love all the dies you have used think i need to put a few more on my wanted list, love the colour of your card too very rich looking
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Shaz x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card full if sunshine ...have a great time in Paris

Anne

Merry said...

What an awesome prize your son won. I hope he does well in the marathon at least reaching his pb. Great cards.

AnyOldCraft said...

How awesome.
Congratulations to your son for a wonderful achievement.
I do hope you weather is better than ours has been.
We have had snow for the last 3 days.
Sun is actually shining for once and it is a lot warmer today.

Beautiful card Brenda. I love the little droplets of water on the roses :)

Donna Ellis said...

Hope you are enjoying a marvelous time in Paris, B. You will have a ton of comments awaiting your sweet little eyes. I have seen your blog candy image all over the internet (just thought you'd like to know). This is such an wonderful card! Love how the sentiment is staged, and the cute little birdie perched on the top one. Lovely shading. I had to pin this card, as it is one of a kind for sure! hugs, de

Marianne said...

I hope you are having a lovely time in Paris, Brenda. You must be so proud of your son.
It seems you are in a yellow/sunny mood for today's post. I especially love the bright yellow of your first card.
Marianne x

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, well Mr. Blogger was good this time and posted for you! Love your cards, but you will probably have guessed that the first card is my favourite. Love that background and the birds are so pretty! Hugs FRea

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda I like the birds and colour on the first and the lovely flower and frame on the second, I hope you are having a great time in Paris.
Kevin xx

Tanya said...

Gorgeous sunny summer cards Brenda, love the yellows! Hope you're having fun in Paris, and best of luck to your son in his marathon.

Thanks for the chance to win things too :)

Tags xx

Debbie said...

Well done to Rosie.Two beautiful cards.Gorgeous.Both stunning in their own right.You must be so proud of your son.Have a super time away.Hugs Debbie x

Wendy L said...

Two lovely cards Brenda. Hope you enjoy Paris and your sons do well. xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards ,I like the rose and spelbinder dies.
Gr Elly

Tedz said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and the sun is actually shining today so you chose the right colour! Hope you are having a lovely break and that your son does well in his marathons. Pauline xx

Jane said...

Many congrats to your son, he is already a winner just by being there Brenda. Enjoy Paris.The sun is out here and spring really seems to have sprung. 2 lovely cards you have made, I love those birdies they are really singing their hearts out.
Jane x

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards! Pretty butterflies

Katelyn said...

I love that card! It is very bright!

chillin with Quillin said...

cards are gorgeous as always !!!!
Paula

Marianne said...

Ahhh lovely birdy card and pretty flower.
xxx Marianne

Judith said...

Two pretty cards Brenda - i love the die cuts you've used - hope paris is providing so much needed sunshine and good luck to your talented son - i'll remember i heard it here first when i see him when he's famous ! hugs Judith x

Fandhmum said...

Both of these are beautifully designed
Rosie x

rachel said...

stunning cards Brenda and hope the marathon went well! Hugs Rachel x

Jackie said...

Two really beautiful cards Brenda, I wouldn't like to choose a favourite. I love the roses with the raindrops.
Thank you so much for my winnings, I really appreciate them. Jackie xx

nnalorac said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, have to say not a lover of birds, remind me of the ones that come down my chimney and freak the h... out of me lol! Hope the trip is going well. Enjoy. Carolxx

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the sentiment on the top one!
The dew drops on the second are amazing!
Hope you're having a fine time in Paris!

Paula (PEP) said...

I love your butterflies in the first - especially the way the little one is perched upon the lattice window. The birds' eyes are brilliant (literally too) in the way they echo the butterflies' bodies & I love your edging of the words. All the rose elements in the second of your samples makes this delightful & I especially like your touches of dark green coupled with that bright yellow ribbon. Hope everything goes well for your son's run & have a wonderful time.
Paula (PEP)

Tracy said...

Hope your enjoying Paris Brenda, and all is going well for Alex.
These are gorgeous creations, wonderful warm sunny colours. Just what we need. i just love the die cutting on both these fabulous cards.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, hope you are having a fantastic time x Susan x

Герцогиня said...

Hi Brenda!
Very cute card!

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous as always hun...:o)

Hope you are having a lovely weekend so far...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Dora said...

beautiful card!!
congratulations Rosie.
Brenda, have fun in Paris!

walchowDesign said...

I hope you are having fun watching the run over at Paris, Brenda! Two lovely spring cards!

Kathleen said...

Great card Brenda, love the colours and the little birdie.
It seem that your Son and I have have a lot in common as each morning I think about going out for a long run at silly o'clock but then I go back to sleep.

Kath x

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning cards, love the sunny colours. xx

Nikki said...

Beautiful card you've made love the yellows :)hugs Nikki

Dora said...

Awww these are gorgeous Brenda, love love both your cards, so beautiful and elegant. Hope you are having a great time in Paris xxx

loulou said...

Absolutely beautiful - you can't have too many roses.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous spring-inspired cards B. Hope you're having a wonderful time in Paris xxx

Sasha said...

Two beautifully created cards, Brenda. I love the springtime feel, such pretty colours and texture x

Berina RGA said...

very beautiful cards!! lovely colors!!
-Berina
http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Enjoy Paris lovely Brenda! and Congrats to your son!

Yeah I am REALLY needing those Dylusions after seeing Dyan Reaveleys and YOUR amazing work using them!

AsilisA MaM said...

Hi,Brenda
I love sunny card with lovely images as well as amazing pose card - beautifull works
Thanks for candy so much! I put your logo to my side bar http://asilisamam.blogspot.co.uk/
good luck!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are both so pretty, love the bright yellow and the sentiment on the first one and the second one looks so delicate and soft, love it
Lindsay xx

Ea Christiansen said...

Really lovely creations. Thanks for the chance to win this fabolous candy - Black and white is a gorgeous classic.
Hugz
Ea

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful cards, love the great spring feeling.

lachsekatze said...

We had beautiful weather yesterday - like in your first card, which is beautifully bright. Amazing.

Ardilla said...

Beautiful!!!! Amazing work...
thanks for the chance wit this week's candy :)

Aluna said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Gerrina said...

Seems I have been missing a lot since I have been ill last friday! Don´t know how I mist these posts, but the truble with my tooth and the heavy infection that I had, had something to do with it... Love your yellow springcards, the one with the birds has such a dept...Hugs, Gerrina

butterfly said...

Love your wonderful sunshiny cards... I'm so late catching up that you're back from Paris now - hope you had a wonderful time!
Alison x

soccermom23 said...

More beautiful creations. I am really loving that rose stamp and die set. Next time I have money, I really need to invest in it.

Jo Channon said...

Love both cards Brenda - fabulous for the Spring theme this week. Jo x