Monday, 6 May 2013

Lace and more lace



Good Morning Peeps. time for some more new monthly challenges and great themes, at Pretty Little Ribbons we would like to see 'Lace' and at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges it's 'Lace, Pearls and a touch of Elegance', I can see some perfect opportunities to double up here.

My FlonzCraft piece uses a new stamp from their Vintage Fashions Girls range - apparently that's now the 50's and 60's so a bit scary to think that I hail from a Vintage era......C'est la vie! Ayhow, I paper pieced the image using the same DP's as the background which are Teresa Collins and I absolutely love this colour combo. I grounded the image using an Art Impression cobblestone stamp and added a few blossoms at the top with another FlonzCraft stamp. Some lace, pearls swirls and die cut flowers and leaves and finito.

I would like to enter this card into:

Fashionista - Shabby or vintage
Bloggers challenge - A feminine touch

And this one is my DT piece for Pretty Little Ribbons using some of Sarah's lovely 16mm Guipure Lace, Pearl Hearts and White Satin Leaf Trim, The image is the gorgeous violet stamp from Stampendous and some new Spellbinders which I just had to have.

I made the three violets in the corners using the small leaf punch from the Tonic Punch and Stamp Rose set and the leaves are from Ruth's Pick of the Bunch Lily stamp set which I stamped onto bazzil cardstock which match the leaves on the stamp rather well.


I would like to enter this card into:

Gingerloft - Lilac and lace
Crafty Calender - Blooms and Blossoms
Kraftyhands - Flower Frenzy

I have just one more to share as I had a small piece of the Guipure Lace left so couldn't resist a second card, this one used a Chocolate Baroque bird image and a Stampendous sentiment.



The background is distressed with Squeezed Lemons and Shabby Shutters and over stamped using a Penny Black background stamp before stamping the main images with archival coffee. The flowers are also from PLR and I coloured the Satin leaf Trim with green distress ink.

I would like to enter this into:

No Matter Which - Things with wings
BTCG - Flowers

Have a good Monday Peeps and hope you will get your lace out and join in our challenges.

84 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Another stylish set of cards! I really love all your flowers no matter which designs or colours and they are all so beautifully made, Brenda! Truly inspiring!

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Hello lovely Brenda, more amazing makes!

Love the challenge theme for the first, and your card really does epitomise elegance! Gorgeous image and papers with the lace and flowers and pearls! Stunner!

Love the amazing purple flowers and matching punch flowers, so realistic!

I adore the last one, I love birds and that quote is one of my favourites as well!

May said...

Gorgeous cards yet again Brenda... Your paper piecing is Fabulous... Love the colours... Love the lace on all your Fabulous projects... Hugs May x x x

Uta said...

All three cards are so beautiful. I love the colors on the second and third card and the vintage looks of the first card.
Hugs, Uta

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Three beautiful cards Brenda and even though I don't like to use lace on my cards I really like the first one
jacqui x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda,
Yet 3 more absolutely gorgeous creations, you are so inspiring,
Rosie x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...you do such beautiful cards!!! The lace is soooo feminine, and your colours are perfect. I love this Flonz stamp too! I can see what you mean about it aging us a little lol
Dot x

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love then all but it's the middle one that stands out for me today. Those violets (stamp and punched) are gorgeous and the Spellbinders die is fab.
Beryl xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a gorgeous selection of cards Brenda.
I love the elegant image and wonderful colours on your first card. The flowers on your second card are so beautiful and the sentiment on you last card is really special.
Sue xx

nnalorac said...

Three beauties but the first really caught my eye, just love everything about this one, love the colours too and those papers. Love the flowers on them all. Carolxx

Gerrina said...

Your cards look beautiful! The first is my favorite, just because I love the image.. It is allways so inspiring to visit your blog! Hugs, Gerrina

Jackie said...

Yet another wonderful selection Brenda. I love the lace on the first, the frame on the second and the colours on the third :o)
Jackie xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Three stunning cards Brenda, I like all the lace the lovely vintage lady,the purple flowers and the frame, I like the bird with the sentiment and the cage charm.
Kevin xx

rachel said...

beautiful cards Brenda and the common lace on them is just stunning. Love the birdcage charm too - beautiful xx

AnyOldCraft said...

Wow you are on a roll Brenda.
Fabulous cards.
I love all the pearls, lace and ribbons :)

Julie

Juls said...

gorgeous selection of cards!! Hugs Juls

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Love the dies and lace you used.
Gr Elly

Paula (PEP) said...

The first one just reminds me of my first Barbie doll in 1965 & I love your grounding of her. Her wrap is delightful & I particularly like the foliage you stmaped for her background. That lace picks up the picot edging of the die-cut image panel beautifully & the swirly pearls a lovely accent. You can tell this one caught my imagination...........
The violets in the send as super with your image & the punched ones & I love that muted green card stock showing through the die-cut panel.
The CB bird is such a versatile little chap & I love your stamping in the archival coffee & matting with brown - beautifully accented with that little birdcage charm.
Paula (PEP)

Claire said...

Hi Brenda 3 stunning cards. Beautiful paperpiecing on the first card, those papers are fab. I love your new dies and those violets are so beautiful. Great use of your leftover lace with that delicate birdie card
Claire xx

Marianne said...

Lovely!!! All three. Great stamp from flonz craft and I LOVE these blue flowers on the second one and the delicate stamp on the third with the beautifull sentiment!
xxx Marianne

Linny said...

What beautiful cards Brenda. Especially the violet one. thank you for taking part in the Kraftyhands blog challenge. Linda x

Ardilla said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!!
Great you played at Gingerloft with us in our Lilac and Lace challenge...
I hope to see you back again!
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Merry said...

More amazing cards Brenda. :-) So love these elegant ladies. Not too keen that I was born in a vintage year. Those violets are so beautiful.

Paper Panda said...

All gorgeous projects, thanks for sharing with us at Kraftyhands.
Mandy x (Kraftyhands DT)

marion said...

Fabulous card, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

Sasha said...

Absolutely stunning work on all three cards, Brenda. They are all beautifully coloured and created. Lots of attention to detail, as always! x

Eret said...

Brenda, you cards are stunning as always. Red and teal is unusual color combo for me but it is really gorgeous. Two other cards are fabulous also. Love them all.
Hugs
Eret

Leanne said...

Three gorgeous cards.

chillin with Quillin said...

what can I say, your cards are always beautiful, love the lace on the first card, and love your colors !!!!
Paula

Sally H said...

All totally stunning Brenda! I particularly love the middle one. I had those spellbinders for my birthday, so it is good to see how you can use them within a wider frame

Tracy said...

Really gorgeous creations brenda, love them all, I wouldn't be able to pick a favourite as they all have such beautiful details.
Hope your enjoying the lovely sunshine today.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sarah said...

What a busy B you have been!!Beautiful cards, as usual, love the colourway you used to showcase the Vintage fashions stamp. Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Went to Badminton on Sunday for the Cross Country, so crafting has taken a back seat somewhat!! x

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Loving that vintage lady with her lovely paper-pieced dress. The second is definitely my favourite. I love violets and the image and your handmade violets are just beautiful. I love the sentiment on the last card and the lovely soft colours you've used.

Take care,

Kat xx

Tanya said...

Beautiful selection of cards Brenda, they're all gorgeous and so elegant :)

Tags xx

Stamps and Paper said...

3 stunning cards Brenda stunning designs and colours


Anne

Andreja L. said...

All cards are stunning, Brenda :-))
I like the lace and the lovely vintage lady, ...
Hugs, Andreja

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all beautiful cards. I love the colors.

Lau W said...

Wow ! Just love lace, and your cards are fabulous, so chic !!
Have a nice day my friend !
xxx

Marlies said...

All of these cards are gorgeous Brenda! Very stylish and elegant with beautiful designs. hugs, Marlies

Lorraine said...

All three cards are gorgeous Brenda. The flowers are so pretty, and the lace looks fabulous too.
Lorraine x

Paper Profusion said...

These are all very beautiful Brenda and I love the flowers in all three too! Nicola x

ALI said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Can't choose between them all.

Vicky said...

They are all simply gorgeous hun...and I so love all your pretty layouts too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda you've been very creative the last few days, your cards are wonderful as always.

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous card. I love the top one.
Nikki x

Kathleen said...

Three absolutely stunning card, and all done in fabulous colour choices, brilliant layouts and fabulous colouring.
I have just bought that die too but was quite shocked to see how large it was.

Afraid I am a flower person really so my fav. is the second card.

Kath x

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely set of cards! I do love that sentiment about the bird and its song too. Thanks for joining in the fun at Gingerloft for our Lilac and Lace challenge! Susan (DT)

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, I am in awe at how many cards you create, and how absolutely amazing each one is - always sporting new techniques, lovely colors, and a variety of styles, like this grouping of three. The paper piecing looks beautiful, and your choice of colors on all three cards is beautiful. And Brenda, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful week! hugs, de

Crafting Queen said...

Three beautiful cards.

Shirley-anne said...

Wonderful collection of fabulous creations .Love the three violets and the frame for them along with the lace .Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog .

Tedz said...

All these are lovely cards Brenda but the card with the violets is my favourite, reminds me of my Nan! If Vintage is 50s and 60s it makes me Vintage as well - my eldest son is 40 this year!! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Pauline xx

debby4000 said...

You've spoiled us with some absolutely gorgeous cards and I love each one.
luv
Debby

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI Brenda, all three are beautiful, I especially like the first one, the paper piecing is beautiful. Love the vintage look. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Asha said...

Stunning creations, Brenda. Each one so elegant and classy. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Have a lovely day.
xxx Asha

Pat said...

Three lovely cards, gorgeous lace and love the vintage image on the first.

Pat xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and lovely flowers. Thank you for joining us over at Kraftyhands for our Flower Frenzy Challenge.

Hugs
Linda xxx

catherine said...

Fantastic cards Brenda. love the images and your flowers
x catherine

butterfly said...

Lovely cards... that first one is a knockout!
Alison x

slimwitch said...

The elegant lady on the card stunned me! I never imaged you doing this kind of design on your card.. I really love fashion and cards. And you did a good combo!

June Macfarlane said...

Beautriful lacy work Brenda, Love them so much with the gorgeous details.
Hugs June xxxxx

Crafty Lark said...

All so very gorgeous. Loving your fashion cards. xx Flora

Debbie said...

Wow Brenda you have been a busy bee.All three cards are so beautiful.I love them all.Hope you're okay.Hugs Debbie x

Judith said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda - I love the papers on your vintage card and your handmad flowers are just fab hugs Judith x

vina devina said...

bautiful and sweet :)

happyglitzygirl said...

Great bunch of card, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft in Lilac and Lace, blessings Hilde

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow they are all so beautiful and elegant cards;
happy weekend;-))m

Céline said...

stunning
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G
hugs
céline

Janice said...

Looks like I've missed a few of your makes lately! Gorgeous cards Brenda, especially those lovely floral ones, Jx

Liz Miller said...

These are gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the vintage feel and rolled roses of the first one and the clever paper piecing on the stamped image. I can see why you liked the Spellbinders dies in your second card and I love the violet embellishments you've made using the tonic punches. Lots of inking techniques in the third one. Three lovely projects covering lots of techniques. Showcases your talent brilliantly.
Liz xx

Izzwizz said...

Oh wow, just gorgeous. I LOVE your African violets, they look so real! And it's so lovely to see the 3d flowers reflecting the 2d ones. Maddy x

Vivi Morais said...

Perfect!! All them!! Congrats!!

loulou said...

Great paper piecing on the vintage lady. Looks like it was a bit fiddly and required some patience.

HildeM - Lykkelig med liten said...

Lovely cards ♥

Hugs, Hilde

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, three fabulous cards, love them all, but what a stunner the Stampendous is. The framing of the image is gorgeous.
Avril xx

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Beautyful and elegant. I like the colourscheme on the card. Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge. Good luck from Lisbeth

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Three gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the shabby-chic look and the beautiful roses on the first one, the elegant frame on the second, and the blend of neutral shades on the last one!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Dora said...

O wow Brenda, I haven't been able to stop by lately, but I am so happy I am scrolling down today. Your cards are ones not to be missed seeing. Always so beautiful. Love the style of your cards xxx

Linby said...

Lovely set of cards,my fav of course is the fashion one!Love the paperpiecing.
Lynn x

scrappymo! said...

Three wonderful cards. I don't know how you do it over and over and they never dissapoint!

The colours of the first one are stunning together!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow those are totally gorgeous cards!! Just love the great details.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

Tami said...

WOW I just love those 3d flowers Great job I love that frame also. Thanks for playing at Gingerloft

Sandy said...

Wow, this is a fabulous card, great image and love the gorgeous flowers too. Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft this fortnight. Hope to see you again.
Hugs,
Sandy

Kimberly Clark said...

love the lace you added !!thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar blog - hope to see you at our next challenge starting tomorrow :)
Kimberly DT

Kaja M said...

i love the bird-card:) the quote is so meaningful to me...