Saturday, 8 June 2013

In the garden & Saturday candy



Good Morning to you all, thanks for your kind comments this week and being so understanding that I have not been able to blog very much. But I think things are improving with my mobile world and yesterday I was able to go in the garden without everything seeming to be on the move so fingers crossed it keeps that way.

At Allsorts this week Catherine has come up with the theme of 'In the Garden', another one that's played right into my hands. Luckily I created this one a few weeks ago, I usually work several weeks ahead with my DT work 'just in case' and when I have a week like this one I know it's the right theory for me.

And as our sponsor is Ruth from A Passion for Stamps I was able to indulge in some of her lovely stamps and punches. I started with a background of Dylusions and the obligatory spritz of Glimmer Mist to get a bit of sparkle going on, then I randomly over stamped with Visible Image diamond and script stamps and a Penny Black sentiment. 

Next I stamped ivy and fuchsias from the Pick of the Bunch stamp sets, bleached out the colours and then pained Twinkling H2'0's. Finally some lace and ribbon and flowers made with the Pick of the Bunch Carnations punch and stamp set. So a bit of floral inky indulgence which I thoroughly enjoyed.


The winner of last Saturday's candy is Lorraine, congratulations please mail me with your full postal addy so I can post your goodies off to you.

And this week I have a set of Gorjuss girl stamps, 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 all have a lovely weekend.

66 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

pretty card Brenda love your super flowers
jacqui x

Sarah said...

Fab card and such wonderful colours B. So glad you were able to venture out to your garden and enjoy some of the super weather we've been having x

Jane said...

I'm so glad you are feeling a bit better Brenda. This is a lovely floral card, the colours work so well together...a real floral fantasy. Enjoy the sunshine xx

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow this is gorgeous hun the colours and design just perfection,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Wendy L said...

So pretty Brenda, love fuschias and I lo ve the other ones too, xxx

Ea Christiansen said...

What a gorgeous card - really love the colors.
Hugz
Ea

Shylaashree said...

congrats lorriane and look forward to gorjuss girl stamps brenda

Fliss said...

A gorgeous inky and bright card Brenda and love the fuchsias which are a favourite of mine.
Lovely candy too.
Sorry for my lack of visiting recently, life has been very busy!
Hugs, Fliss xx

AnyOldCraft said...

This is a beautiful card Brenda and what a great challenge theme.
Glad to hear you are feeling a little more stable honey and I hope it continues for you.
Have a beautiful week end :)

mags said...

A beautiful card Brenda. Love all the colours.
Mags
x

butterfly said...

Wow - what amazing vivid colours - fabulous!
Alison x

Marianne said...

Very lovely colourful card. Love the fuchsia stamp!!
xxx Marianne

rachel said...

Fabulous work brenda and so glad to hear you're getting around better. Hugs xc

zub momi said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment, color combo and all the details :)

Anonymous said...

G'day Brenda!
I hope you are keeping well and feeling a bit better!!!

You make me sooo want and need those dylusions, just such bright colours which I adore! Love how you coloured the flowers! Did you know you can colour with dylusions? I have indeed been researching them! LOL!!

Congrats to Lorraine!!!

OH I so love Gorjuss girls, I think this one I will have to pop in my sidebar and enter! Cos yknow I barely have any stamps yknow... LOL!

Have a great weekend xoxo

Merry said...

Sorry to hear things have not been good for you. I will have to catch up . Love your card the colours are do vibrant.

Tracy said...

Love your vibrant colours on this gorgeous creation Brenda. Fabulous design.
Glad to hear things are improving Brenda, hope your back to your normal self real soon.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Paula (PEP) said...

So pleased that you are feeling a bit better but take care as an unsteady world is a bit of a hazard. I absolutely love that little butterfly & the effect you created with the whitework around those leaves.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Brenda and what lovely colours..love our gorgeous flowers and touch of lace

Anne

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love all the pretty flowers and vibrant colours.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sonia said...

Hi my dearest friend,happy Saturday^_^
What a gorgeous card,beautiful colors^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I love the image and wonderful colours
I'm glad that you are starting to feel better, I hope you continue to improve
Sue xx

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the colours are so vivid and gorgeous and I love the layout and sentiment, all so perfect :) Glad you're feeling a bit better, I really hope things stay still for you instead of being on the move :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Tags xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Fabulous colours. Lovely talking to you earlier. hope you feel better soon x

Katelyn said...

This card is beautiful! I really love that butterfly.

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo,
eine sehr farbenfrohe Karte ist da entstanden,einfach Klasse
liebe Grüße Ulrike

Larisa said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, wonderful colouring and colours.

Donna Ellis said...

A wonderful garden fantasy, Brenda, with the most delicious and lush colors imaginable. I like the combination of the flowers and colors in them - especially the flowers forming a frame, and the white dots highlighting them. Breathtaking! hugs, de

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

It's gorgeous, I love it. Take good care, Shirleyx

Ardilla said...

Hi, Brenda!
What a beautiful card, love the coloring... the butterfly and flowers are awesome!
Thanks for the chance with the candy!
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Helene E said...

such wonderful, wonderful colours!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, oh wow what a beautiful card, I love the colour choice and the whole design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Beryl said...

This is beautiful Brenda - great inked and stamped background and gorgeous flowers.
Glad you have been able to get out and enjoy the warm weather and the garden a bit.
Beryl xx

catherine said...

I'm so glad you liked this weeks challenge Brenda and you have done a fabulous job with your card. The colours are so beautiful . Another great candy chance. Have a good weekend
x catherine

ionabunny said...

Love the colours on this card. Great sentiment.

Pat said...

I love the beautiful colours you have used on this card Brenda, so lovely and bright, gorgeous stamp and design too. I am glad you are feeling better hope it continues. Enjoy this beautiful weekend.

Pat xx

Karen Petitt said...

Evening Brenda, just wanted to pop over and say thank you. The comment your left on my Guest DT really cheered me this morning - I got myself into a right state about it not being good enough, one of the fibro emotional issues is that I can be OCD with my creations and dabblings.
I wondered if anyone else did that with their DT creations - on one of them I get my creation made as soon as I get the digi and on my challenge blog I tend to make the things at least two/three months in advance. It helps when I'm having bad fibro and RA days - nice to hear I'm not the only one!
I love this, must try to buy some Dylusions at the end of the month, my wish list is getting huge lol! Keep well and take time to smell the roses Karen x

Karen Petitt said...

Oops forgot to say thank you for the chance - Gorjuss girls are gorgeous lol Karen x

Andreja L. said...

Brilliant projects Brenda! I love the way you add the flowers!
Beautiful card :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Craftnut said...

Beautiful vibrant card Brenda x

Nikki said...

Love bg stamps they are just fantastic to use thanks for the chance too

Helen said...

Lovely to hear you're feeling a bit better, Brenda. The card is gorgeous.

Ellie said...

Hi Brenda! So glad to hear that you are doing better and that you were able to spend some time outside!
Your card is beautiful, love how you combined the stamps to create this gorgeous card. Enjoy the rest of your saturday and have a wonderful sunday!

Kathleen said...

Totally love the colours you have used on this card and the fabulous images, love the fuchsias.
Sorry you have had a poor week and hope that you are having a better time of it now.
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, especially as you were not well.

Kath x

May said...

Gorgeous card Brenda... the way you blend the colours is simply Beautiful...Love those flowers... So glad to hear you are feeling a little better... Take care & enjoy the weekend... Hugs May x x x

Gerrina said...

A really coluorfull card! Love the fuchsia´s; one of my favorite flowers! The flowers you put on the card are so beautiful and not just the colour, but delicate... Have a happy weekend, Gerrina

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I love the butterfly and gorgeous flowers.

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Brenda I do have a soft spot for Fushia I have had one in my garden for years and it still keeps appearing even after some very tough weather. The colours are beautiful the shades are perfect, I love it.
hugs
lorraine x
ps. thank you so much for the candy win I am right chuffed, lol.

AsilisA MaM said...

gorgeouse card and a vibrant coloure - love it!
good luck, Brenda I'm looking forwarn every your new work

Jackie said...

A wonderful, colourful card, I do so love fuschia :o)
I am so pleased to hear that you are feeling a bit better now...hugs
Jackie xx

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, what a beautiful card. I adore fuchsias and and they look stunning against that lovely backgournd. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful colors and card!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a great week!

Michelle J M said...

What a magnificent riot of colour Brenda. Absolutely fabulous! So glad you are feeling better. Michelle x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card , love your colour effects and your flowers. xx Flora

scrappymo! said...

Oh Brenda, this is gorgeous! I think it has sort of an arty feel...I think it is the wee dots you have added. Such fun!
The colours are gorgeous and the colouring is superb!

Bridie Payne said...

I love the gorgeously rich colors and the lovely flowers

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog



Happy Crafting!



Bridie

Eret said...

Brenda, you are fabulous. I absolutely love your artsy card. All those inks and stamps on the background are stunning. And flowers are gorgeous as well. Stunning card Brenda.
Take care!
Hugs
Eret

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning with awesome vibrant colouring. I adore those flowers.
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Kim Dellow said...

So pretty! Lovely card. Kim

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Brenda! You are so artistic! Judy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card, love the vibrant colours and stamped background and the fushias are so pretty
Lindsay xx (p.s. hope you are feeling better)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi B. another bright and cheery card!!
I also love the new blog header too, with its requisite Poppies, you clever little Vegmeite, great work, love fuchsias too, thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Fandhmum said...

This is lovely, Brenda, I particularly like the white highlights around the ivy and the background is beautiful,
Rosie x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda, hope you have a better day today!
Lovely card with beautiful burst of colourful flowers - love the background;-))m

skimmia said...

Fabulous card and what lovely colours...

skimmia

Misiówa i Spółka:-) said...

Hi Brenda, fantastic card and coulor.