Saturday, 31 August 2013

All in the sentiment and Saturday candy



Today it's my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and I have chosen the theme 'It's all in the sentiment", there are some wonderful inspirational quotes and sentiments available which I love using on my work and hope you will join in this week and show us your favourites.

Our sponsor this week is Nicecrane Designs who I wrote about earlier in the week and I am having great fun working with their latest products. There are links to all the products I have used in the thumbnails at the bottom of the post so you can check out for yourself these and all the other lovely designs.

The top card uses what I think is my all time favourite Penny Black quote which I have simply stamped onto some Teresa Collins DP, a nestie frame and two decoupaged butterflies from Nicecrane Butterfly Twinches sheet.


This second piece is the result of a bit of a play with the Cricut Mini yesterday, the frame and base card being one cut on the machine laid over an image from the Harrison Fisher ladies sheet and another Penny Black image. Some Cheery Lynne leaves and rose made from the Tonic Rose punch and stamp set.


And my Saturday candy is back and this week I have a little collection of nautical inspired crafting goodies to be won, as it's a few weeks since I ran this as I had my Cricut candy running I will quickly run through how it works...............

  • Add the Saturday Candy logo to your sidebar
  • Be a follower of my blog
  • A random winner will be selected from all comments left on my blog between now and Friday, so two comments during the week two chances of winning and so on.
  • The winner will be announced next Saturday

I also have another little share using ore of Igancio's images as he asked me a few days ago if I could cerate a collection of bookmarks with his images.




I made these using images from the Victorian Young Ladies, Harrison Fisher and Ladies Hats sheets, such beautiful quality and clarity and for someone like me who can't colour in for toffee absolutely perfect. You can find them here or follow the thumbnail links below.

That's it for today Peeps and hope you all have a lovely weekend.


61 comments:

Suman Pandit said...

These are lovely creations. I think am in love with the Nicecrane Butterfly Twinches!! and you have showcased all Nicecrane products so beautifully !!

put the saturday candy on the sidebar too!!
Hugs
sumanpandit@gmail.com
http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

Craftnut said...

What a lovely array of cards and bookmarks, I like the sentiments you have used Tracy xx

Marianne said...

I love cards where the sentiment takes central stage and your cards are no exception, Brenda.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely creations Brenda.
The bookmarks are beautiful.
Gr Elly

Marianne said...

Very lovely card with the sentiment and the butterflies and the ladies from Nicecrane look gorgeous on your bookmarks and the litlle card!
xxx Marianne

Sarah said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, but the one featuring the Harrison Fisher image has to be my favourite (for obvious reasons!!) and the frame is just perfect. Have a lovely weekend xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love the top sentiment and so love this style of card, some fabulous makes today, gorgeous bookmarks x

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - I love the quote stamp on the top one - and the quote on the second one goes so well with the image. Great idea to use the punches for the bookmarks. Make them prettier than the norm.
Beryl xx

Glennis said...

Your cards are lovely - especially the first one - so elegant

Daisychain said...

Beautiful creations Brenda, love the bookmarks. Thanks for the chance to win your great candy. Have a nice weekend. Hugs Christine x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Stunning creations Brenda. I love the sentiment and gorgeous butterflies on your first card. Your bookmarks looks wonderful, such gorgeous images.
Sue xx

Tracy said...

Oh my word Brenda, so much to comment on. Firstly the way your using the Nicecrane images is amazing. And I love the idea of stamping the sentiment onto patterned paper, will have to try that one.
The bookmarks are so beautiful, can I pinch your idea of border punching down each side, never thought of doing that. What a post of inspiration today, as always.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Brenda, I like the sentiment on the first card, the shape of the second and the all the book marks are gorgeous.
Kevin xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the sentiments and fab designs and colours.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Helen said...

I agree about those PB sentiments - I need more!! - the top one you've used is one of my favourites too and you've given me an idea for a DT piece I need to do today, so thank you! Your cards are as always, beautiful. Have a good day. Not sure about the game tomorrow...!!

Andreja L. said...

WoW Brenda, aaaaaadorable cards :-))
Especially I like the first ... wonderful dies, Which you great combined with the sentiment!!!
Beautiful work,
Hugs, Andreja

Andreja L. said...

And thanks for the chance to win the candy :-))

hellerlittle said...

Am I first ???
It´s great to read the weekly Candy is back *happy
Your showing works are all beautyfull love the vintage looking artworks.
CU hellerlittle
PS: Sorry for my bad english hope you understand what I mean ;o)

rachel said...

Wonderful cards Brenda. Beautiful sayings too and I love the bookmarks too x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card Brenda and the sentiment is lovely too. xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and love the black and yellow together...just lovely your fabulous horse image and your card design

Anne

Merry said...

Those butterflies are amazing, such a great card Brenda. Great work on the second card too.

Ardilla said...

Beautiful card! Love the butterflies, they are the perfect accent!
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

scrappymo! said...

The butterflies are the perfect accent on this wonderful sentiment.

Paula (PEP) said...

Looks like you had great fun with those bookmarks - I do love that Penny Black sentiment & the way you've used the butterflies with it is lovely - I especially like your use of that patterned paper: the way those yellow flowers are echoed in the colour of the butterflies.
Paula (PEP)

paperpapier said...

thanks for the chance to win this sweet candy. Lovely card, love how the beautiful pop-up butterfly accents and the use of black colour added 'oomph' to the card!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both designs are beautiful, love the butterflies :) Have a great weekend Brenda, Shirleyx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Brenda, such a lot of hard work here.......love these butterflies,,,,in your first card and the sentiment id perfect , my friend.........love it , love it. I am falling in love with your spellbinders,,,,,,,,,,,wow,woww,And the best are your victorian Bookmarks ,,,LOVE THEMN LOVE THEM,,,,,you used my ladies perfectly Brenda,,,,it is just exactly the ones I want to watch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, You are Rock

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards B, just adore the quote on the top one and the papers are so pretty x

Katelyn said...

Beautiful card and bookmarks!

Donna Ellis said...

Very pretty cards, Brenda. Like how your rounded corners look in both. The book mark collection is lovely! So pretty with the fancy edges. hugs, de

Karen Petitt said...

As always really beautiful Brenda. I do love the butterfly twinchies set, it's gorgeous. The bookmarks you've made are really stunning too, the look like lace from the photograph's. Ignacio (hope I've typed that correctly) is a lovely person too - he has gifted me a download because of the comment I left on your last butterfly creation - so kind.
You are already on my side bar, thank you for the chance to win some lush goodies. Have a great weekend Karen x

Lisa M said...

Brenda, these are GORGEOUS!! Welcome aboard the Nicecrane Designs team. Ignacio just sent me a peek at your work and it's gorgeous what you've done with his images. :) So happy to be DTing with you.
Have a super weekend!
hugs,
Lisa x

Kat said...

Fabby card with the butterflies Brenda. I always love that sentiment too. Love the second one too with that lovely frame. And the bookmarks are so pretty and lacy. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend.

Take care,

Kat xx

Tirpuunen said...

I just love that butterfly card, it´s gorgeous!

Helene E said...

your creations are wonderful - as always. Hope you're having a relaxing weekend!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

All really gorgeous makes, I love the black lace on the first one and the vintage style images on the second card and the bookmarks are gorgeous, apologies for being a rubbish blogger lately, I hope you are well
Lindsay xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful as always hun...and I hope you are having a lovely weekend too :o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sônia Herminio said...

Amei os marcadores. Que doce legal, toda semana uma nova chance, hein? Obrigada pela oportunidade.

dr.jaya said...

Beautiful card!

Pearl said...

I like your oval card Brenda and the book marks are really lovely! The butterflies on your top card are lovely too. I saw some large blues (which are actually really small) today on a walk. I believe they are supposed to be rare but I saw loads of them and they are stunning! I might put up a pic of them on my blog.
Love Pearl x

Linby said...

Beautiful work, loving that Tersa collins DP. Great bookmarks too, so elegant.
Lynn x

Jessika Lilian said...

Hi! I love this Penny Black stamp and your cards, they are beautiful!
I'm already a follower, and your Saturday Candy logo is on my blog, with a link back here:
http://cutescrapbook.blogspot.com.br/
Thanks for this candy and have a great weekend!
Hugs!

walchowDesign said...

Love how you highlighted the beautiful quote for the first card, Brenda! The bookmarks are very vintage and you always have a way with everything.

Gail said...

Congratulations to Kelly who won your Cricut candy a few posts back! Your cards & bookmarks are lovely Brenda! I'm holidaying,but will get the Saturday Candy back on my blog this week!

Anonymous said...

I do love a good quote, Brenda! Amazing makes, I do so love the vintage image with the girl and her horse!


Beautiful bookmarks as well! Beautiful vintage images, and lacey edges xoxo

Julye said...

Love quotes though its not something I buy very often as they don't tend to be promoted . Love your cards and the quotes too thanks for sharing.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations and I love the sentiment on the first card.
luv
Debby

catherine said...

Fabulous sentiment cards Brenda for this weeks challenge at Allsorts
x catherine

Sammy said...

Those bookmarks are lovely! I'd not heard of Ignacio before, but am definitely going to search out his work, because I adore those images!

Gerrina said...

Think that the first is my fav± the sentiment is one of my top ten and I love the butterflies and colours! Have a sunny, fun sunday, hugs, Gerrina

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great products! Love those butterflies on the 1st card and the lovely frame on the 2nd. The bookmarks are awesome.
Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous candy :)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful cards! Still loving those butterflies, but also love the bookmarks, they are so elegant and would make lovely gifts.

Thanks for the chance of winning your candy.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

SusanLotus said...

I love the oval card!
And the victorian bookmarks are lovey.

I´ll add the candy logo to my sidebar.

Enjoy the last days of summer!
Susan

mags said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the butterflies on your first card. The bookmarks are lovely too.
Mags
x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, your butterfly card is stunning! I love how you decoupaged them, makes them look so real :)

Jessie L. said...

I love those cards, especially the butterfly one! It just has such a high end feel. Thanks for a chance to win. I've added to my sidebar.

Chantal said...

Love the butterfly card, beautiful.
Hugs, Chantal S

Debbie said...

Wow dearie I love these.All beautiful in their own right.Love sentiments they mean such alot to me.That's why I love to make cards so I can personalise them.Hugs Debbie x

Fandhmum said...

Such beautiful creations and lovely images to work with
Rosie x

Nadja said...

I like your sentiment-cards. And I really love butterflies :)
Hugs Nadja