Saturday, 15 June 2013

Afternoon tipple and Saturday candy



Good Morning, Saturday again which means a new challenge at Allsorts and this week the lovely Jo would like to see creations on the them of 'Time for Tea'. 

Now I will confess that when she came up with the theme I immediately knew I wanted to use as the main image, however I really did think they were drinking tea, but a closer look confirmed they had glasses not tea cups. But as I explained to Jo I don't drink tea, can't even abide the smell of the stuff so my afternoon tipple would be an espresso or something with bubbles, so the bubbles won the day. But I should stress that as it's only afternoon I would dilute the bubbles with some orange juice for the sake of propriety - yeah right !

So, after stamping the focal the image with black archival I masked it to add the paving stones,tree and branches, then coloured with Pan Pastels and a bit of shading with watercolour pencils and finally added some flowers and birds and a ribbon down the spine of my card.

Now for my Saturday candy and afraid it's been a bit short on the posts this week, but still some lovely comments, thank you all I really do appreciate them and Mr Randon Org., has selected Pearl, well done please mail me with your full postal addy and I will get your stamps in the post to you.

This week I have a collection of bright and summery papers and embellishments on offer, as usual a winner will be selected at random from all comments left this week, if you visit more than once then all comments will go into the draw. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is:

1) Be a follower 
2) Pop the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar on your own blog

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

79 comments:

Glennis said...

I love how you have made a scene with the images - very clever

zub momi said...

Awesome card! Love the image, trees and all the stamping :)

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, obviously they are drinking Iced Tea with just a splash for propriety LOL

nnalorac said...

Would definetly join you for some bubbles lol. Love your card, so ellegant and ladylike. Carolxx

Eret said...

That is really stunning card, Brenda. I really love the scene. Your bow is beautiful and those cut out flowers... Love them.
Hugs
Eret

AnyOldCraft said...

Good Morning Brenda.
What a beautiful serene scene you have made.
Love everything about this one and who wouldn't want to share a little bubbly with a dear friend.
Have a great week-end hun and I hope you are feeling a little better :)

Герцогиня said...

Very cute card!

scrappymo! said...

Wouldn't it be nice to sit in a scenic patio like that...having a drink and relaxing! Now I might go for a sundress and sandals but then again, dressing up is fun too!

Sarah said...

Fab card Brenda and I love the addition of the daisies.They are certainly dressed for champers BUT could they be drinking iced tea though!?

Hope you are feeling better than you were. Have a lovely weekend x

Wendy L said...

It is a gorgeous image Brenda, a lovely card, xxx

Marianne said...

Hehe, great excuse for not featureing teacups or a tea pot on you card. Then again, they might be drinking iced tea LOL.
Anyway, it's a lovely scene you've created, Brenda, and I love the lush bow.
Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

Marianne said...

LOvely card with these ladies on an outdoor terras. I like the little flowers you put in front. Great scenery!
xxx Marianne

Sarah said...

Beautiful card B, I love the image and how you've coloured it. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

Craftnut said...

Lovely card Brenda, who says afternoon tea has to be based around tea! Tracy x

Andreja L. said...

Fabulous design. So much lovely details; I like all :-))
Thank you for chance to get the lovely candy!
Hugs, Andreja

Shylaashree said...

beautiful scene and pleasant colours
Adhiraacreations

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! Beautiful card - it reminds me of a movie from the 1940s or 1950s - very feminine and romantic - wonderful colors with the large red bow making the scene very special! Congratulations to your blog winner! hugs, de

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Brenda and just love the scene you have created

Anne

gwen70 said...

Really beautiful card

Paula (PEP) said...

I rather think your elegant ladies are drinking iced tea. The scenery is a delight & I love your addition of the dimensional daisies beautifully balanced by your bow. We've got the return of winter for the weekend & I've been on branch clearing duty after the windy night.
Paula (PEP)
Hope things are improving.

Sonia said...

Just wonderful work my dear friend^_^
Beautiful image ,so charming^_^
Have a sweet weekend^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Von said...

The image is just fab ! and of course they are drinking tea, iced lemon tea in tall glasses, very refreshing when the sun shines :)
Von ♥

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Looks like they have a "Long island iced tea" to me Brenda! *HIC* Pretty image, and scene! Love the light bright colours

Katelyn said...

You're card is gorgeous! You did a great job colouring it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love the main image and the scene you have created looks fabulous.
Sue xx

Tanya said...

Fantastic card as always Brenda, that scene is so pretty :)

Fabulous candy too :D Thanks for the chance to win, have a good day :)

Tags xx

rachel said...

wonderful card Brenda - those ladies look very happy xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Brenda, what a gorgeous elegant image and such a lovely scene you have created. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love the image and fab design. I do love a good cuppa, but as it's Saturday my beer is in the fridge .....!!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Brenda xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I just love the scene you've created and the pretty ribbon you used.

Congrats Pearl! Thanks for a chance.

Gail said...

Wonderful card!
Pretty sure your ladies are drinking 'iced tea'!
Great cards in the previous posts too!
I'm just getting caught up......hope you're feeling better!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

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

Małgorzata Chrobak said...

Lovely card:) I love the scenery:)

catherine said...

This is fabulous Brenda and such a great scene you have created for these ladies. I cannot start the day without the teapot and am not playing till I have had cup number 2. Thanks for the candy draw again and hope your feeling better now
x catherine

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and have to say l am with you on the bubbles - hubby hates them so more for me :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend Cheers x Susan x

butterfly said...

I'm going to go with a Long Island Iced Tea cocktail, I think... sounds delicious! Lovely card, Brenda, and I hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Alison x

Karen Petitt said...

Fabulous stamping Brenda, a gorgeous scene. Love how you have incorporated the ladies into it - they could be drinking iced tea? lol. Anyways as always thanks for the chance to win some candy - you're already on the side bar thingy. Have a good weekend Karen x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. They certainly look very elegant and I love how you've added the flowers at the side.

I'm with you about the tea. Disgusting stuff. I've tried it with and without milk and with and without sugar but I've never liked it whatever way I tried. Long time since I even tried it but you're right, the smell is enough!

Kat xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Brenda I like this scene, the flowers and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

Vivi Morais said...

Congrats, Pearl!!

Cute Card, Brenda!! Thanks!!!

SusanLotus said...

I wish you a lovely weekend too.
Hope the sun is shining on you as well!
We had a very warm and sunny day here today.

Hugs
Sussie.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Lovely candy thanks for the chance to win.
Gr Elly

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, great image.

Kathleen said...

Your excuses made me laugh and to be quite honest I have never seen anyone drink tea through a straw but who knows my Mum's Dad, always drank his tea from his saucer!!!!
Fabulous card, beautiful colouring, great background and I am so jealous of the bow.
Hope you have a better week.

Kath x

Pearl said...

Woohoo! Thankyou Brenda! Your card is very lovely and I hope I will be able to take part in the allsorts challenge as I have been thinking of making some tea time cards.
Pearl x

Paper Profusion said...

Fantastically created scene Brenda - superb card. Nicola x

Fandhmum said...

What s lovely scene
Rosie x

Merry said...

Hmmmm.....I had you as a tea drinker through and through. :-) Lovely card....I really like this style of card. Finally I am on the computer and not my phone so I can grab you logo for my sidebar. :-) Congrats Pearl.

Gerrina said...

Love that focal stamp! The scenery is one, where I, as a tea-drinker would love to step in! I think the ladies are drinking Ice-tea? Beatiful scenery! Have a good and crafty sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

soccermom23 said...

Your ladies do look like they are having a great time. As always, I love the sky and the work that you do with the pan pastels.

Catherine said...

Love ur stamping and the whole scene though...

hugs
Catherine

Dora said...

This is so pretty Brenda, I love the gorgeous scene.. the bow is just the perfect touch but I love everything about your card. Wishing you a lovely Sunday xxx

slimwitch said...

and again another favorite.. :) I think you just gave me an idea on what to wear for tomorrow's class! The ladies on the card are amazing and lovely ladies.. :)

Jenn Zeeb said...

Love your card, super cute! Fab candy, thank for the opportunuty to win,

Hugs, Jenn

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, Love the scene...& the image is beautiful Great colours... my tipple would be a wee cup of tea... love the stuff!! Hugs May x x x

masonea said...

Такие сладости, просто не пройти рядом, захожу на чай!!! Брэнда, карты твои просто изумительные!!!!

Chantal said...

Beautiful card, love the bow.
Hugs, Chantal S

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful card !!!!
Paula

Bridie Payne said...

Lovely card

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog



Have a great weekend!



Bridie

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, just had a lovely catch up!
Love this card and the scene you've created for these ladies. I'm with you - don't like tea - looks like coffee latte's in glasses to me!
Hugs, Avril xx

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful scene with the lovely ladies seeping their glasses of OJ and chatting away, Brenda!

Michelle J M said...

Gorgeous elegant ladies! Beautiful card Brenda, as ever. Love that bow and the daisies are fabulous. Michelle x

Phi said...

What a lovely scene you've set Brenda.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah B. this one smashing card and love the way you 3D'ed the flowers stamp in the corner to set the scene so tastefully! fab all around!
I pray you are getting better by now each day that passes, love Shaz in oz.x

Ea Christiansen said...

What a lovely card and gorgeous candy.
Hugz
Ea

Eemeli said...

I thought immediately this would be so nice Valentine's Day card to give to a close friend. This is all what friendship is about. Beautiful creation and I love the color scheme.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Roudi said...

Love your card! The candy you're offering is so gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win. xx

Roudi @ c-is-for-craft.blogspot.com

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Brenda. Love the image too! Judy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I can't stand tea either, bubbles sounds good. Fab image and a very pretty card

Jackie said...

What a lovely scene you have created, a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and I would love to be there drinking the bubbly stuff
Louise xx

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love this pretty image.
Hugs, Uta

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous card, I love scene you have created and that bow is so pretty
Lindsay xx

Rosalee said...

Such a cute retro card. I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Rosalee

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! Aren't they waiting for their tea, but having a quick glass of something bubbly first?!

Hanneke said...

What a fab sunny card! I love the image of those ladies. I'd be sipping some iced tea I think :p. Hugs, Hanneke

Debbie said...

So beautiful.Fantastic scene.Such sophistication.Hugs Debbie x

Nikki said...

Fantastic card and the popped up flowers excellent touch :)

 
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