Monday, 22 April 2013

Tonic, Dylusions and dogs - what a mixture


Using Tonic Carnation punch and Stamp set, Chocolate Baroque Indian Elephant and Textiles sets, Dylsuions and sentiment is Artistic Outpost

Morning Peeps, thank you for all your kind comments over the weekend and a warm welcome to my new followers.

I do hope you have had a good weekend and got some of the lovely sunshine we had here in the Fens. It's much cooler today but still nice and bright and slowly everything is showing a bit of colour. I was looking back at my blog and saw that I shared some pictures of blossoms in the garden on April 2nd last year, at the moment nothing is anywhere close so we are a good three weeks behind. 

I thought I would share a couple of the recent samples I made for Ruth using her two latest Tonic Punch and Stamp sets, I will note below each which set I have used.

Using Tonic Peruvian Lily Punch and Stamp set, Hero Arts Leaves and Dylusions and Pan Pastels

Making the most of the sunshine I managed to get a few photos of the dogs Saturday, not an easy task getting all seven to sit together for any period of time and in the end the best I managed was six of them, with Holly finding a better option indoors as you will see below.


Above from left George, Daisy (back) Pixie (front) Lily (back), Poppy (front) and Bernie. Holly got bored with the photo session and sloped off back to the sofa in my craft room and here she is splayed out in her favourite position.


As always my thanks for your visits and wishing you all a good and crafty week.

67 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...Wow!!!! Love the burst of colour in the first pic! And the stamping looks like it is dripping down to the flowers ~ a totally gorgeous creation Brenda. Love it heaps!!!
Dot x

Helen said...

Love the pic of your dogs enjoying the sunshine, and of course your cards!!
Can't believe what LS is going to get up to next, but hope we manage to keep him!! What an idiotic thing to do!!

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards, I wouldn't like to choose between them. The colours on both are beautiful.
Wonderful photograph. Oh my, 7 dogs! :o)
Jackie xx

Lau W said...

Haha, Holly is funny ! Great shots of all the dogs, they're beautiful !
My God, your first card is divine, love the colors wow ! and the second is stylish, love it too of course !
Spring is late, so sad weather this year ! pfff !
xxx

JennyH said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the background colouring in the first.
Well done getting the photo of the pooches, at least the boys are posing properly LOL

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love your flowers.
Lovely photo's from your dogs too.
Gr Elly

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two lovely cards Brenda love your lily stamp
jacqui x

Tanya said...

Brenda, your canine family is just amazing :D They're all soooo cute! Quite the brood you have there :)

Gorgeous cards too, I love the sentiment on the first one and the bright colours too! And I love the colours and leaves on the second, very autumnal and pretty :)

Tags xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda, I love the colours and flowers on the first one,the design and flowers with the large leaves on the second, all the dogs look happy and healthy, I think Holly is a poser lol.
Kevin xx

Michelle J M said...

Oh, those dogs are so gorgeous, just love the face of Bernie! I can quite imagine it was a bit of a struggle getting them altogether! Love the two cards as always, those leaves look so real and the colours of the first one are fantastic. Michelle x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful cards. I love the photo of the dogs, they all look so happy in the sunshine.

rachel said...

beautiful cards and cute dogs Brenda - what more can I say??? Hugs rachel x

Desire Fourie said...

Love your 4-legged furry friends.
Your cards are amazing as always. Love the nature themes of both.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards and equally beautiful dogs too Brenda, they are adorable. Its lovely to enjoy some sunshine at long last isn't it?
Claire xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Your cards are stunning. I love the mix of colours and gorgeous flowers and leaves which look so real.
Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos too, certainly made me smile!
Sue xx

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards, those leaves on the second are fantastic. Absolutely adore the photos of the dogs, especially Holly!!!!

Pat xx

Phi said...

I love your second card Brenda. Looks so simple yet so pretty. Those leaves are gorgeous.

Leanne said...

Two beautiful cards, lovely dogs especially Bernie.

butterfly said...

Scintillating colours on the first... and a big wow for the second - right up my street, and so beautiful. Love the doggy pictures... thanks so much for sharing them!
Alison x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI Brenda, I LOVE your two beautiful designs. The top one is in my fav colours, and of course I love the CB images. And wow those leaves on the 2nd card are stunning along with the flowers.

Thank you posting the photos of your fur family, they are adorable! You are a busy lady, but I'm sure they are all well trained. Holly is so funny! Have fun, Shirleyx ps... I thought by the title of your post I was going to see Dylusions ink ON a dog! :)

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the colours on the first one and the leaves are wonderful on the second.
Nikki x

Bev Henwood said...

Wow Brenda ~ that second card is totally gorgeous ~ I have these punches and haven't even taken them out of the box yet ~ lol. Fabulous photos of the doggies ~ how do you cope with seven! We have three and that's a handful! Bev xx

Marianne said...

Lovely flower cards, but I enjoyed the dogs photo's even more. How super cool, so many familyfriends :-)
xxx Marianne

Jane said...

Gorgeous flowers and leaves Brenda. The sun was such a relief to see at the weekend and it looks like your dogs all enjoyed themselves. I hope little Holly is doing well? Enjoy a sunny crafty week,
Jane x

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous ards, love how the colored flowers and paper flowers on the first card go so well together and love the second one to with the flowers and leaves !!
Dogs are sooo cute !!!
Paula

ALI said...

Gorgeous cards. love both of them but love the dogs more....lol

Hanneke said...

Wow Brenda, your cards are amazing! I love the flowers and colors. Your dogs are so sweet! Seven of them, it must be challenging to walk them, lol. Hugs, Hanneke

Paula (PEP) said...

I'm not sure where to start - so let's go with the first: striking how the marking of the punched petals top left echo the stamped image bottom right & I love your layering combined with the whitework. The saying is delightful.
The second is my favourite of the two - it's just those leaves & the pretty flowers with the colours of the whole design.
As for your furry family - Holly seems to be quite a character with both George & Bernie knowing exactly what is required when you point the camera. Lovely seeing Pixie & Poppy together & how different their fur is.
Paula (PEP)
Late here too with all the flora.

СВЕТЛАНА said...

Бренда, очень красивые открытки, великолепные цветы и палитра!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda.....what gorgeous pictures of the dogs...at least one of them know how to relax..lol..lol

Anne

Fliss said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. So different and love both.
Great pics of your dogs too which made me smile (especially Holly).
Hugs, Fliss xx

Tedz said...

Love the colours on the Dylusions card and the elegance of the second one. Gorgeous photos - they are all very photogenic - love Bernie! Pauline xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. The look fabulous and I love the flowers.
Great photo's of the dogs too.
Lorraine x

Craftnut said...

Love the lily card! And the carnation card. Holly has the same sofa pose as me lol xx

nnalorac said...

The flowers are so pretty Brenda and loving the second card, my favourite. Thanks for the smile a fab piccy of your brood and Holly, has to be one not playing ball. Carolxx

catherine said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the colours on the first and love those leaves on the second. But I just love all those dogs. Such a great bunch together in the photo.
x catherine

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I am amazed with the second card of how the leaves look so real, Brenda! Great work!

Love all your babies and my kids are choosing which one they would like to have! TFS!

Von said...

Oww don't those punches make a card that bit more special :)
Von ♥

Fandhmum said...

I love what you can do with the punches, Brenda, your flowers are gorgeous as are the dogs,
Rosie x

Gail said...

Oh I am LOVING that lily!!!!
Both Cards are great!
I just had a needy week last week, so I have to quit 'loving' so much, but Thanks For Sharing!
And your brood outside & in....priceless!

Kathryn Anderson said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. My favourite is the first one, I love carnations almost as much as poppies.

Love the doggie photos. Catriona's dog Missy often lies in that kind of position too. And so does our Max. Not nice when he lies on his back!!

Take care,

Kat xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a wonderful assortment of eclectic images, styles, and awesome photographs, too! Love your fur kid. Beautiful cards, ma'am - always so fun visiting your blog. hugs, de

Gerrina said...

What a great pic of the dogs! That's a hole bunch of joy! The flowers are great again. Love the bright colours and stam-combination on the first card! Look almost as if you took some real leaves at the second card... The sun is good here, sunday and today was fine, hope the next couple of days aswell, so we can work in the garden a lot more... Hugs, Gerrina

Mrs.B said...

Great floral cards Brenda, wonderful colours on the first.
Love the pics of the dogs, especially the 'sofa pose'
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bright and beautiful make Brenda! I so need those Dylusions... They are on my list! LOL!!!

Love the beautiful flowers and leaves too! Just gorgeous and so realistic!

Your pooches sure look happy and content! Especially Holly! LOL Both my dog and cat do that pose! I must share pics of them soon!!! xoxox

Shylaashree said...

both the cards are so beautiful and the leaves looks so real brenda

Louise said...

Gorgeous cards and the flowers look fabulous,loved the picture of the dogs and Holly my Harley lays like this lol.
Louise xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful beautiful cards, my fave is the second one and I love the pics of the dogs.
luv
Debby

Beryl said...

Fabulous cards Brenda. The flowers and leaves on the second are amazing - and as for the first. Well I'm blown away by the vibrant colours and the beautiful stamping. Great to see the dogs in the sunshine too.
Beryl xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda, two wonderful cards, especially love the colors and the spring feeling on the first one. Thanks for sharing the photos of the dogs.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, both of these cards are gorgeous. I love the flowers on both. Thanks for sharing the pics of the dogs.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Brenda,
two beautiful and gorgeous cards, maybe the first colourful is my favourite this time, lovely flower punches.
Oh those your dogs, great family and friends;-))m

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous dogs, how do all manage to fit in the house? LOL.xxxxx

Teresa said...

Hello Brenda, Absolutely love these cards, gorgeous sentiment on the first, the leaves and flowers the second card are stunning, all beautiful work. I love your dogs too aren't they gorgeous.
Hugs Teresa xx

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, just got my first set of tonic punch and stamp sets from Ruth at the weekend, think I will LOVE them. I had a wee titter at your doggies, how cute and love Holly's pose lol. That must be a noisy household when they all start to bark!! On antibiotics so hopefully this pain will die down soon.

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous. Adds Brenda. I met up with Ruth last week at the craft fair. What a lovely lady she is,

Izzwizz said...

Bloomin iPad, meant cards not adds, and it doesn't let me edit lol! Xx

Juls said...

Stunning cards!!! Loving the first one!! The colours are amazing!! Hugs Juls xxx

May said...

Hi Brenda, Love your cards, The colours of the first are amazing... Love the flowers on the second... What a treat to see all your furrballs together, Minus madam doing her own thing on the couch of course...It's made my day seeing your furry family... Hugs May x x x

scrappymo! said...

Two more gorgeous card...Those flowers sets are fantastic!

I did not know you had 7 dogs...little Miss C would be in her glory...I won't let her see the pictures or she will be campaigning to move to your house...or next door!!!

kelrit said...

Great cards! My favourite is the second one *_*

AnyOldCraft said...

Totally loveing those punches Brenda.
Might have to try and sweet talk the hubster into buying me some LOL
Love the overall effect of them.

Awwww bless. Your babies and really beautiful hun.
They realy fill the gaps in ones lives don't they :)

Julie

Inkypinkydelights said...

YOur latest cards are fabulous Brenda. You really are so artistic. Judy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh these are stunning too! Absolutely love the colours and layout of the first one and the leaves on the second one are gorgeous, the pictures of your dogs made me smile, Bernie looks so cuddly!
Lindsay xx

Tracy said...

I really love the lillies brenda, you've made them look really beautiful, gorgeous creation.

What a gorgeous bunch of fur balls, you know who's my favourite and doesn't he sit proud and grand. They are all gorgeous brenda, and Holly looks so relaxed tee hee!
happy crafting
Tracy x

Merry said...

What fun looking bunch of dogs Brenda bboth of your cards are so stunning. Love brightness of that first card.

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE what you did here, Brenda! That second card with the leaves is just so adorable!

I'd like to know how you managed to get the veines of the leaves that greenish, to show up? Did you heat emboss with clear embossing before coloring with PP? (my guess).