Thursday, 22 August 2013

Lovely Lupins



Morning Peeps, it's feeling much fresher here this morning with a nice drop of overnight rain, my in house weather man recorded 1/8 inch so not a lot really and still sticky with overnight temperatures of 17deg.

A warm welcome to my new followers and thanks for all your kind comments on my last post, I had a few mails asking questions about the new machine and have answered best I can. For those of you who entered my Cricut candy bundle I will be doing the draw over the weekend and announcing the lucky winner, so if you have not already added your name there are a couple of days left to do so.

Just a quick card share of one I made yesterday using Ruth's Passions for Stamps new Lupin image, it's one of those she drew after we discussed cottage garden flowers a while back, so thank you Ruth it's beautiful. If you would like to buy it you will find it here. I do love lupins and we usually have a glorious show of them in the gardens but for whatever reason they along with the Digitalis were really poor this year so I can only think it was the long winter and strange Spring we had.

Have a good Thursday everyone and for those of you in the UK, lets hope the weather remembers it's a Bank Holiday this weekend.

50 comments:

Jane said...

Good morning Brenda, we had some welcome overnight rain here too. Those are lovely lupins indeed on your card and I can see some great embossing in the background there. I love lupins but sadly so do snails and I have so many of the beggers that I have given up with growing them. Interestingly I do have great success with digitalis...yes the snails eat the buttom leaves but it does not seem to cause an issue. Fingers crossed for the bank holiday weather but don't hold your breath.....it's not looking very promising ;0) x

Sarah said...

Another lovely card Brenda and the pretty lace echoes the lupin shape perfectly xx

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card you made Brenda :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Jackie said...

A gorgeous card with a beautiful image. I love lupins too and you've coloured them perfectly :o)
Jackie xx

Wendy L said...

I do love Ruths flower digis and this one is gorgeous, you have made a lovely card with it too Brenda. xx

Misiówa i Spółka:-) said...

Wspaniała praca:) Pozdrawiam!!:)))

Crafting Queen said...

Very pretty card.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful image and card Brenda. I must make more floral cards
Hugs Kelly

iReneM said...

Oooh, this is pretty, soft and feminine.
I love lupins too and ours didn't do badly this year :)

I tried the link to your special candy on Tues and it is closed :(

Have a good weekend
x

ribenaruby said...

Brilliant card Brenda, I've a purple and white in subsequent rows and absolutely love it, so much that people stand and glare at it as it's so different! Beautiful card, beautiful plant I simply adore them. Have a fab day! Ruby x

Sarah said...

Beautiful card B, I have just ordered that Spellbinders oval die set, I love it x

Amelia (mimi) said...

beautiful image Brenda, Ruth's creation are very good! your colours go so well together and the design is great!
xxxxxxxx
Mimi

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the image and beautiful colours.
Sue xx

Suman Pandit said...

Lovely creation, love the butterflies and the lace!!
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rachel said...

gorgeous stamp Brenda - this is wonderful and makes such a fabulous card too - hugs xx

jackiescrafts said...

A lovely card and I love that lupin image

Jackie x

Paula (PEP) said...

The creamy backdrop of your image panel looks terrific against the crisp white lace. I like how the cream softens the lupins & allows the use of the bright green without it being over the top.
Paula (PEP)

Eret said...

Brenda, I'm so sorry I haven't been able to visit your blog for long time. I'm so happy I finally had some time for that. OMG! I know you are super talented but this is extreme! So many stunning cards! Your card with Lupins is so pretty! And the one with bird cage and leaves... Fantastic! And the India themed one... I'm casping the air. And everything else. They all are magnificent!
Hugs,
Eret

Lorraine said...

A really pretty card Brenda. I love lupins and these look fabulous.
Lorraine x

Bridie Payne said...

Fabulous card, you've made that Spellbinders die look stunning, I really should stop drooling over it and go out and buy myself one!

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chillin with Quillin said...

lovely card !!!!
Paula

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love that image, your colouring and the details are fantastic! Karen x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Brenda I like the lupins the soft colours the lave and the wee butterflies.
kevin xx

Kat said...

This is a really pretty card Brenda. I love the soft colour of the lupins. And that is my favourite lace. It's funny how just a little piece of it makes a card special.

We don't have any lupins but at a roundabout near our nearest town there is a stunning display of them in all colours.

I love what you did in yesterday's post with the mini Cricut. I'm still having no broadband some evenings. I'll need to make the effort to complain because I can only get online during the day on my day off - today!

Take care,

Kat xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your card Brenda...I love lupins always remind of my childhood....love your pretty lace

Anne

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a beautiful floral card Brenda. I love your choice of colours, and they do actually look like Lupins too. Judy x

Lau W said...

Oh I have lupins in my garden, love them ! And love your card, so pink, love the lace !
xxx

Marianne said...

Another great card. Love the lupins and your beautiful lace you used.
xxx Marianne

Debbie said...

So pretty dearie.Love this image.Beautiful soft colours too.Hugs Debbie x

tiziana biagioli said...

Beautiful card, I love the color purple and lilac flowers, I find it subtle and romantic ...
Hugs

kanda said...

What a fabulous card Brenda. I love the lupins and the lovely soft colouring xx

Julie Kitchener said...

Gorgeous card!!

Kathleen said...

This is beautiful, love the image and very pretty and quite delicate card.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous lupins and a stunning card, Brenda. Beautiful!

May said...

Another stunning card Brenda... the image is beautiful Love the pretty colours & design...The added lace is perfect!! Hugs May x x x

AnyOldCraft said...

Fabulous card Brenda.
I adore lupins but for some strange reason I can never grow them.
I have tried from seed and store bought plants but no luck.
They just do not seem to like me.

Strange Spring ? Did we even have one this year ? LOL
My garden has been the same Brenda.
The only things that have done well are the Buddleja, Phlox and Aquilegia.
Oh and the weeds of course.

I do hope we at least get a partial Spring next year.
Weather here today has been extremely wet but it is quite muggy again now.
Thunderstorms are predicted for Saturday, Sunday and Monday but still it'll be warm.

Anywhoo enough babbling.

Have a great evening :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely Brenda xx

Evik said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the lace:

Gerrina said...

Beautiful card! So special as you could drand like her... Have a fun and inky weekend, hugs, Gerrina

MA-MI said...

Wow, them are like those I planted in my garden! Hugs, Maja

Marianne said...

Love the mix of texture and soft colours of your card, Brenda. Summer is still going strong over here, although we did spot some clouds in the afternoons this week, quite a rarity. In the past 5 summers, we have never seen any clouds in August.

scrappymo! said...

This is so very pretty. I love the garden colours...so soft and pretty.

CraftyLoops said...

This is a stunning card Brenda. And I totally agree, its feeling rather "fresh" here this morning too. In fact, its 6:30am on a Saturday morning and my nose is actually freezing!! What's up with that?? It's way too early for me to be getting a frozen nose! But then who in their right mind is up at 6:30am on a Saturday morning?? Lol. I love this card, its really beautiful. Lee x

Michelle J M said...

All pretty in pink! Love this, so soft and that lace is beautiful. Not seen any real lupins for ages. Michelle x

Shylaashree said...

as usual pretty with colours, need to learn more dear

Fandhmum said...

Such a lovely card, great background
Rosie x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the soft colours and the lace and embossing are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card. I love those flowers.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Beautiful make Brenda! loving those gorgeous flowers, and the embossing, as well as the lace! Great combo! xoxo

Merry said...

Wonderful Brenda....so many terrific textures and colours.