Sunday, 7 July 2013

Dance, sing, love, live



Morning to you all and welcome to my new followers and huge apologies to both old and new that I have been a really bad blogger this last few days and not visited as I would like. I have been so busy working away at more samples for C&C TV and coupled with trying to get ahead at the office before our holidays, I'm afraid I've had little time for blogging.

But it is time to share my DT work for Stamping Sensations where we have a sketch designed by our Tracy which comes with the twist of a Summer colour option and at Penny Black and More it's all about Dies and Punches.

My Penny Black DT piece above is quite a simple make using my all time favourite Penny Black inspirational quote as the focal point of my card, Spellbinders and some lovely Graphic 45 DP's. And to embellish two lillies made using Tonic's punch and stamp Peruvian lily set.


My second share is my Stamping Sensations DT piece following Tracy's lovely sketch and she also added the option of summer colours, so it had to be poppies for me as they are in abundance everywhere around here at the moment.

The stamp is another from Penny Black coloured with Pan Pastles and the background DP's are some of the lush new Remember Me ones from Kaisercraft. A border, some ribbon, Spellbinder leaves and a poppy made from Tonic's Rose punch and stamp set...............I think it's no secret by now that I adore Ruth's wonderful Tonic products.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and those of you in the UK enjoying this burst of Summer weather.

85 comments:

Jane said...

These are 2 beauties Brenda....the poppies are just about finished here but have been really stunning this year...they must have liked the late spring. It really is a gorgeous weekend, sushine and tennis, what could be better. Enjoy your Sunday, I shall be glued to the the TV later...go Andy go!! X

Helen said...

Morning, Brenda, what gorgeous cards!! I love that quote on the first one, but then you used poppies... lol!! Have a lovely day.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

They are both beautiful. Is that quote still available, would love it?

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, love the sentiment and colours on the first one, and the second one is gorgeous as it has a lovely poppy on which I adore

Jackie said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, wouldn't like to choose a favourite but I love that verse on the first :o)
Jackie xx

susiestacey said...

Two stunners this morning Brenda and l have to say l adore the Peruvian Lily and the Poppy you have made from the punches and each time l see them l wish l had put them in my basket at Harrogate - they will definately be jumping in the basket in October. Enjoy the sunshine and the tennis x Susan x

Sarah said...

Beautiful work B, hope you are staying cool in the heat x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

As said before love those flowers on your both cards. Lovely to see the same stamp I used with red poppy colours and papers, beautiful!
Enjoy the beautiful and warm day, it's sunny here too;-))m

Anonymous said...

more perfect flowers Brenda! so love the poppies especially, really remind me of you now! :-)

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning cards Brenda but my favourite has to be your first creation

Anne

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are stunning Brenda.
The sentiment on your first card is wonderful and the papers and flowers on both cards are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Fliss said...

Wow! Stunning cards Brenda. Such lovely colour and detail.
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: Bad blogger here too!

Helene E said...

that sentiment stamp really is amazing!

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda, both of them! Think I prefer the PB one, just because of the colours. I nearly bought that Spellbinders die set at Doncaster but changed my mind. Having seen your lovely card, wish I'd got it!

Have a lovely day.

Lynne x

Sasha said...

Two floral beauties, Brenda.....love those words on your first card! x

Sally H said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda! I love them both. Hope you have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine and tennis xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Such a beautiful cards.
LOVE your flowers.
Gr Elly

Gerrina said...

The quote is so beautiful on the first card! And that you yet found another way of using poppies on a card is stunning! Love the a little bleached/water colours! Have a sunny sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

Soniki84 said...

Preciosa la amapola! Muy bonita tarjeta, llena de color, llena de vida...
BesitoS!!

chillin with Quillin said...

there both beautiful, really love the layers and patterns on first one !!!!
Paula

Izzwizz said...

Two gorgeous creations Brenda. I love the popy you have made using Ruth's punches, it's just wonderful, and the lilies on the first card are beautiful too. Maddy x

Paula (PEP) said...

I just love that first one with the sentiment so beautifully framed & the detail of those punched flowers. Your use of kraft with the second one is delightful & I do like the offset image panel & the way you used the pattern of the paper to such brilliant effect.
Take care with all the preparation you have to do.
Paula (PEP)

joolaa said...

beauty cards!
papers, flowers... I like it :))

rachel said...

both these cards are stunning Brenda - the use of dies on the first is just so wonderful and I love that saying. The second one is just so pretty - a great pair of cards xx

Lisa Jane said...

wow these are both gorgeous .. love the yellow and green and the verse in the top one .. so summery . And well the second card is poppies .. so of course i love it
Lisa x

Phi said...

Both pieces are really pretty Brenda. Especially like the first one. I find the color combo of green and yellow very challenging but your card turned out perfect.

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, Love the poppies & Beautiful papers... & the first..I love yellow & green together Beautiful sentiment & die-cuts... Both are Gorgeous... Hugs May x x x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Brenda both cards are stunning.
Smiles
Ita

Fandhmum said...

These are both so beautiful, I love what you produce with the punches
Rosie x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Fab cards! hugs, Helena

butterfly said...

Love that quote on the first card - two more beauties, Brenda!
Alison x

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Brenda! Both floral cards a masterpieces, but I am partial to the lily card - so gorgeous with the elegant framing and wonderful sentiment. hugs, de

Marianne said...

Very lovely!! These peruvian lilies in yellow are super!! And the poppycard.... you know I have a crush for poppies :-) It looks adorable.
xx Marianne

AnyOldCraft said...

Stunning cards Brenda and yes I am most certainly enjoying the weather. Isn't it just fabulous ?
Hopefully it will stick around for a while this time :)

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The flowers look so pretty.
I hope you've had a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Elin Larsson said...

Soo wonderful cards! I especially love the green and yellow one. Sooo lovely stamp and details.

walchowDesign said...

Stunning peruvian lilies colouring and love how you use the die cuts on the beautiful sentiment! Gorgeous weather and hope it will last for a longer period!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Brenda, I love your poppy card and the papers used are some of my favs.
The first card is so fresh and bright. Beautiful
Hope youve had a good weekend
Hugs Kelly

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the quote on the first one and the colour combo on both, so pretty :)

Hope you had a great weekend :)

Tags xx

Robin said...

Both so gorgeous! That sentiment is a favorite of mine. Hugs, Robin

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, great sentiment and love the dies, flowers and the colours on the first card and I have to say that over the years I certainly have sung like no one was listening but unfortunatly many of my work colleges were, and I was also begged to stop, my rendition of Whitney Houston's I will always love you and Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell had me in casualty many times!!!!
Second card, another fabulous image and great papers, love the poppy flower and the subtle colour of the leaves.
Have a great holiday.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely gorgeous hun, Luv Sam x

Shirley said...

Two lovely cards Brenda. The colour combinations on both cards are beautiful and I could not chose a favourite from the two as they are both stunning.

Shirley

Michelle J M said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the sentiment on the first one, wouldn't it be good if we all lived by this! Those dies are stunning as are the lilies. The poppy one is so pretty and you know I cannot look at a picture of a poppy now without thinking of you! Michelle x

Joan said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, love the top one with the quote (had forgotten I have that stamp!)love your poppy card too, your flowers are always amazing

Joan

linda said...

these are both beautiful brenda, but i especially love the bright colours of the first one with the delicate dies.

Crafty Lark said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda and I love your colour combinations. xx Flora

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo,ganz wunderbar deine floralen Karten,liebe Grüße Ulrike

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love that PB text stamp and the Pervian Lilies are so realistic.
The poppy card is gorgeous too - again those flower dies are fab. (Much treat myself to one set at least soon.)
Scorching here too. I went to an open garden event in a village not too far from here yesterday. Wonderful gardens - missing having the space for lots of plants even more now.
Beryl xx

Marlies said...

Both are gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the first one. Lovely colours and fab dies. A great sentiment and the flowers look lovely. hugs, Marlies

Eret said...

Brenda, both your cards are stunning as always. Flowers on them looks so realistic. Very beautifully designed cards. Love them both!
Hugs
Eret

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah B. your first card just sent me into raptures of delight!!

Wow it is fab, you are very bad for my bank.. first was Panpastels.. which thankfully had birthday coming then the escapade with the 8" x 8" folder (which so delightful in its reduced state) and then you put on the 5 x 7 Elegant Labels Four - yes did a search to see just exactly what they were as your link was invalid .. so now will take the other ones off my wish list I was thinking of and put these on I think..
here is correct link one:
http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/products/p-955-5-x-7-elegant-labels-four.aspx

they are sooo nice why do I have such a die and folder addition ~ I dont get it??
:D hugs and every blessing dear B. for your health, Shaz in Oz.x PS the flowers are so gorgeous on both card as it the poppy stamp too.

Desire Fourie said...

Another two awesome creative designs. The flowers on the first are so realistic. Loving the sentiment on the first and the wild flower scene on the second.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ellie said...

These are both absolutely beautiful Brenda, gorgeous color combos on both and such a beautiful sentiment on the first one, and love that die!! Beautiful papers on the second one, and love the image! I have to apologize too for being a bad blogger...I blame summertime for it.

Rhonda Miller said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. I love the saying on the first one.

Karen Petitt said...

They are both gorgeous Brenda but I do love that sentiment. Summer is definitely the season for the lovely red poppies! Don't worry about popping over to me huni - I think everyone is a bit busy right now! Karen x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love these Brenda. Especially the verse. The border on the card I made was a pre-bought card blank. I cheated! Haha Judy x

catherine said...

These are both fabulous Brenda. Love the colours and one on favourite sayings on the first one!
x catherine

Linby said...

Two fab cards and for once my fav is the first one and not the poppies! The flowers and backing paper on the first one look so realistic, so beautiful too.
Lynn x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic cards. Love the quote on the first one and the poppies on the second one.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Brenda! I especially love the top one with its gorgeous lillies and dies. The sentiment is lovely too :)
Pearl x

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful cards Brenda :-))
Hugs, Andreja

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda, I love the poppies, and the verse and lillies on the first one.
Kevin xx

Frea Konings said...

Hi Brenda, OMG I love your first card, but your 2nd one is to die for! Just love the image and that poppy, and I read you made it yourself, wow! I have to check out this Tonic punch you made it with! Anyhow, I was just now on the 'top floor' of my waterfall, weeding (I'm still not entirely done in the garden....) when the doorbell rang. Cursing and swearing (really, I do that sometimes LOL) I climbed down to find the postman on my doorstep with an enveloppe, and when opening it I found your lovely candy. My bad mood was gone in an instant, wooop wooop!! Love those gorgeous stamps, and will be using the leaves and flower in my art journals for sure, and that cute doggy/cat stamp is soo sweet. Not to mention all the other goodies. Thanks so much sweetie, you have made my day!! Big HUGE hug, and I hope your day is as sunny as mine! Hugs Frea

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both absolutely stunning, the green and yellow is my favorite as I love that colour combination and the die cuts and flowers are so pretty, love the one with the poppies too though
Lindsay xx

nnalorac said...

Both so pretty Brenda, lovely colours. Not sure where my time goes at the mo, never seems time to blog and my card making isn't much better. Hopefully when I get my craft room make over I'll be rarin to go! Carolxx

ALI said...

Wow both stunning but my fav is the poppies.

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
Marvellous creations, love the images on both, and the die cutting and punching is fabulous on the first. And I just love what you did with my sketch.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Janice said...

Both lovely cards, but the first one is my favourite, as you say, it's just such a lovely sentiment. Jx

Janice said...

Both lovely cards, but the first one is my favourite, as you say, it's just such a lovely sentiment. Jx

Mau xx said...

Just popped over from Penny Black, Love your cards Brenda, the first one is such lovely colours. However the Poppy one has won it for me, I so love Poppies and this is gorgeous.
Hugs Mau xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Two stunning cards Brenda. I love the green and yellow colours, die cuts and flowers. Very pretty.

scrappymo! said...

Two more dreamy card! I can see why you love that PB quote! Your card desin is so pretty and those diesa re amazing!

The second is so you...When I see poppies, I instantly think of you. I have a huge perennial garden but sadly no poppieseI will have to plant some as you now have me hooked on them too.
The poppy card is gorgeous...What luck that they mae a poppy in your tonic system...you have sure made some fabulous flowers with that machine!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda love the made flowers.
luv
Debby

Ruth said...

Gorgeous as always, Brenda. I need a new vocabulary ....but they are indeed beautiful x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two fabulous cards (as always) Brenda. Gorgeous colours and layouts. (love the sentiment on the first one).
Sylvia xx

Gail said...

Ha, I'm with Ruth, we need more descriptive words in our vocabularies!
These are lovely!
Really like the flowers made with the punches......beautiful!

Betka said...

Two very elegant cards Brenda. I love the first.....Absolutely fab design. Hugs (:Betka:)

cebelica said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my, I LOVE the first card. Ok, I do love the second one too, but the first one blew me away. You used one of my favourite sentiments (must get my hands on this stamp!) and the whole design is just wow.
Hugs! xx

Barbara GR said...

Gorgeous cards! Flowers are fantastic! I love the first one.. I love poppies!!!
Hugs
Barbara GR

Eemeli said...

Beautiful one and I just LOOOOOOOOOVE your handmade poppy, it looks fabulous!

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

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Ilona Konarczak said...

Beautiful...

Beatriz Villanueva said...

One of my favorite drawings are flowers. And yours are beautiful!!
A kiss, Beatriz