Saturday, 14 September 2013

Baby Baby and Saturday candy



What a challenge this weeks theme at Allsorts was for me, but I have done my best to come up with something half decent for Wendy's theme of Baby Baby. Our sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy so every reason to join in for a really great opportunity to win one of their lovely stamps.

I have to admit that baby cards along with wedding and the like really do put the frighteners on me, mainly because most of the suitable stamps require colouring in which is right outside my comfort zone, but that is I guess what a challenge is all about.

I initially made the card below for the theme but was not really happy with it so the one above is a last minute addition after seeing the sweet baby images on Ignacio's Nicecrane web site and thinking this particular one would go very well with some Graphic 45 Secret Garden DP's and some silk ribbon in my stash which I used to make the flower. So here it is along with several Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn and Memory Box dies.



And this is the original make using a really old stamp from Stamp Happens happen which I coloured with watercolours, done a bit of matting and layering and used a piece of Nitwits DP to carry the colours, fairly simple stuff.

I would like to enter the top card for following challenges:

A creative romance - dies and punches
Chocolate coffee and cards - Anything goes
Wags and whiskers - Ribbons and bows
The sugar bowl - Anything goes

And the second card into:

Crafty little fairies - New baby
Delightful challenges - New beginnings

Now for the winners of last weeks candy who is re-drawn 20/9 as not claimed and new winner Marylin mailed, well done please mail me with your full name and postal addy. And this week I have a set of cute birdcage stamps, same rules as usual....................
  • Add the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar to your sidebar (not this picture)
  • 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
Happy weekend everyone.

85 comments:

Helen said...

Very different for you, Brenda - but gorgeous none the less! Have a great weekend. Swansea on Monday ... I wonder!

Mrs.B said...

Morning Brenda, such gorgeous Baby cards. Love the Nicecrane image, and its lovely embellishments, especially the silk ribbon die cut - great idea!
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Dora said...

beautiful cards, Brenda.
vintage card have a nice picture on it. very lovely.
the bunnies....are so cute!
both cards looks so beautiful!!
greetings

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful cards, both of them but I think I prefer the top one. Ignacio's lovely vintage image suits all the other layers and embellishments so well!

Julye said...

Fab cards oldies are often goodies otherwise why did you buy them in the first place, lovely candy too thanks for the chance.

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Brenda, love the way you have used this cute baby image. I have this set graciously gifted by Ignacio, hope I can do justice to these lovely images!! You have done an awesome job....and thanks for a chance at the lovely stamps!!
sumanpandit@gmail.com

Sammy said...

I like both cards, but I do like the vintage one best as I love that style. I love the colours and absolutely adore the ribbon and button you used! x

SusanLotus said...

Sweet cards! ;)

I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Susan

IrinaR said...

Очень понравились открытки! особенно "Vintage" - просто восторг!

Marianne said...

Actually, they are both lovely cards, Brenda, but the top one is definitely more your signature style, with perfectly matching colours and gorgeous ribbon. Love the soft colouring of the bottom card though.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda...love your vintage card and tuning colours..love your little dancing bunnies

Anne

Sue said...

Both card are beautiful Brenda. I love the vintage image and colours on your first card and the embellishments are gorgeous too.
Sue xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards Brenda,I like the ribbons too.

Gr Elly

Annmaree of Oz said...

Beautiful vintage new bub card, Brenda! Loving the pretty Bronze and marine colours.

Adorable bunnikins as well, too cute!

Glennis said...

I like both of them

Beryl said...

The top one does it for me Brenda. Love that image and all the embellishments. Love your new style of copy writing the card too.
Beryl xx

Wendy L said...

I do like your choice of the 2nd one you put on Brenda. I,m into blue and brown at the moment. Both cards are lovely though. xxx

rachel said...

two great cards Brenda - I love the vintage one but the other one is very cute too - lovely - hope you have a great day xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two lovely cards Brenda!

They are both so different but both beautiful. I love the mother and child image, it's so sweet and the colours you've used for this card are a perfect match.

Thanks again for the chance of winning your blog candy. I've added the logo and image of your candy to my sidebar with the links back.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Craftnut said...

They are both lovely b, however the nicecrane one is more you! Tracy xx

Merry said...

Two lovely but very different cards Brenda. I think I have to agree with you my favourite would be the first card. I just love that image and fern die. Have a great weekend

Michelle J M said...

These are both lovely cards Brenda. The colours of the first one are gorgeous and I love the little bunnies on the second one coloured so beautifully with water colours. Those little roses are so sweet too. Michelle x

Marianne said...

I really like your dancing bunnies, but I have to admit that the vintage card is my favorite. I don't make babycards that often myself nor weddingcards. I think that they are difficult to make too.
xxx Marianne

dr.jaya said...

Beautiful cards! love the vintage baby card..:)
HUGS
Jaya

Paper Profusion said...

They are both gorgeous Brenda - I particularly love the vintage one too - gorgeous diecuts! Congrats to Rosie! Thank-you for generous candy chance. Nicola x

Paula (PEP) said...

I like the way you solved the dilemma with both of your examples. The second one really evokes soft baby colours & makes me think of soft muslin overhanging & decorating a cot - one of those old fashioned ones with t sort of pyramid over the basket...... The first is my favourite though - what a super way of using the image & making it special.
Paula (PEP)

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations as always. Loving the vintage design.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Phi said...

Wow your first card is amazing. Love all the detail and that image is so sweet. Me, I struggle with anything vintage but you do it so well. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous stamps too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love making babay cards and how cute are those bunnies. Must admit though I love the vinatge one at the top the best, fabulous. With my DT hat on thanks for playing at CLF

Jessie L. said...

Both cards were pretty, but I do love that top one! That's gorgeous! Thanks for another chance to win this week too.

Gerrina said...

Saw both on the allsortsblog and think that the first one is a beauty! The second one is soo cute! Love the pastel colours with the whith ribon! Hope you will have a good, fun and inky weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the delicate colours of the bottom card x Susan x

Nadja said...

I love both of them! Both very different style but equally as gorgeous!!!! Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

Nadja

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards B, very different but both lovely x

Karen Petitt said...

Both cards are gorgeous Brenda but I do love that vintage one which is a great take on a baby card. I would never have thought to use vintage for baby cards - that is very clever! Thanks for the chance to win some candy and have a lovely weekend xx

Ardilla said...

Hi, Brenda!
I love the card with the bunnies...
Thanks for a new chance!
Ardilla :)

Robin said...

These are both so beautiful! I really love the mom and her baby....so sweet! Thanks for a chance at some candy too. Hugs, Robin

walchowDesign said...

Knowing that it's out of your comfort zone, you did a great job on the cards, Brenda! Love the first vintage card which show the love between a mother and child!

Jessika Lilian said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the candy!
Hugs

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Fabulous cards! I love, love, love them! Thanks for a chance to win some candy too!

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the vintage image on the first and the cute image and soft colours on the second.
I hope you're having a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

catherine said...

Both cards are fabulous Brenda and so different. Love the second one you made for the vintage image and lovely colours.
x catherine

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda I love those sweet bunnies.
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

The first card is beautiful, fabulous layout and dies and love the dark brown of the leaves, at first I thought they were real.
The second is very cute and happy, lovey colours and papers and the flower border is a fab touch.

Kath x

Julie said...

My oh my, The second card s gorgeous B, but the first one just takes my breath away, it is so very beautiful, everything about it, stunning!.x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Both cards were pretty. I do love that top one! Lovely colors and design. hugs, Helena

Joan said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the first card, such a lovely image and the second one is so sweet, the ribbon roses are so pretty

Sally H said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda! Love them both. I particularly like the first as is it is very 'you', even if it was out of your comfort zone x

Jackie said...

I love both cards but the top one is stunning :o)
Jackie xx

Marlies said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. A lovely vintage card with a lovely image, beautiful colours and details. The second one is so sweet and what an adorable image! hugs, Marlies

Helene E said...

the pink card is really cute but you're right; the vintage card is an absolute knock-out!

Daisychain said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Thanks for the chance to win the gorgeous stamps. Hugs Christine x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, they're both gorgeous! You really stepped outside your comfort zone with the pink card! But really, no one would know you weren't making cards that pretty every day :) The vintage one is absolutely stunning!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

Tags xx

Whisper said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous - but the vintage one for me, has the edge, Luv Sam x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Brenda,,,,,,,what a elegant a vintage card with my pict, my friend,,,I love your die cut,,,and the stunning back,,,,,. And waht a great ribbon ,,,,,you used,,,,, OMG love it love it,.

It is curious I love it your second card, because I adore anypastel tones,,,,and so funny pict,,,,,very well done,,,,,Brenda....I have just send you lot of amazing kittens in love,,,,,,,SHHHHHHHHHHH.

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo,
eine Karte ganz nach meinen Geschmack,einfach wunderschön,
liebe Grüße Ulrike

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful cards again, Brenda. I do love the Nicecrane images on the first one.
Rosie x

Gail said...

Congratulations to Rosie!
I like both cards Brenda!
The bottom one made me smile!

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, two lovely images though both so different,

Pat xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous and adorable baby cards;-))m

Faye said...

Adorable. Your work is beautiful, Brenda.

Hilde Larsen said...

two gorgeous cards! That die u used on the first one is delicious - must get me one of those :)

Judith said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda - I just love the ribbon and flower on the top one though - beautiful colours hugs Judith x

chillin with Quillin said...

there both just gorgeous, my favorite is the vintage one, awesome !!!!
Paula

Nikki C said...

Beautiful cards love all those dies you've used thanks for the chance too :)

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, adorable cards.
luv
Debby

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful and stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers - good luck! Susan x

Panna Totti said...

Both cards are wonderful. You are very talented.

Patry Ro said...

Hi Brenda!!! I think so your creation is so beautiful...really I knew you blog a couple months ago, and every time, I could see great creations!!! This is (in my opinion )so sweet!!! Thanks you for reading me.

paperpapier said...

the trim added some oomph to the card..awesome!

Vivi Morais said...

Fabulous cards, Brenda!!! I Just love the first one!!! It's perfect!!! Congrats!!

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards. The first one is my favourite.
Nikki x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both of your cards are amazing.

Eret said...

I really love the pink and green baby card you made. It is so adorable. But i like the blue one a bit more. I love all the different die cuts and cute image and colors of course. Stunning card!
Hugs,
Eret

Chitra Nair said...

Baeutiful card... Thanks for sharing it with us at CC&CC..

Dora said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, I really love the second one so much :) The image is so cute and colors are so soft and pretty, love it :) ... yes it did rain here a bit on Monday, but now it's nice again, still warm as you said, just a little bit cooler xx

Hanneke said...

Great cards Brenda, I love the color combo on the first card and the flowery ribbon on the second card! Hugs, Hanneke

butterfly said...

Lovely use of Ignacio's image, and those delicate die-cut frames are so pretty. Great work, as always, Brenda!
Alison x

Lau W said...

Oh so sweet cards brenda, so lovely designs, sweet colors, so elegant !
xxx

nnalorac said...

Two lovely baby cards Brenda, so love the colours on the second and finished off with the pretty ribbon does it for me. Carolxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Brenda, they may frighten you but you seem to have cracked making baby cards okay :) I particularly like the top one with it's vintage illustration of mother and child, and the colours are pretty too. Elizabeth xx

iReneM said...

Two gorgeous cards once again, Brenda.
Those sweet little bunnies on the second are adorable... but my favourite must be the first with that beautiful image and lovely die cuts.

x

Kat W said...

Both your cards are beautiful and it's lovely to see such different styles :-)
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies this week.
Hugs, Kat x

Tracy said...

Two totally different and gorgeous creations, Love the vintage image on the first, beautiful. And how adorable them rabbits are, I love them!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jackie said...

These are both so pretty! Thank you for joining us at the Digital Delights Challenge this week! We hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Digital Delights Challenge DT