Saturday, 28 September 2013

How does your garden grow and Saturday candy



Tracy has come up with the theme of 'How does your garden grow' at Allsorts this week and we have two fab sponsors, A Passion for Stamps and Crimson Cloud .

So two cards for me as I wanted to make something with Ruth's lovely products but I also had the one at the top which I made a while ago with this sweet Art Impression image which always makes me think of the nursery rhyme 'Mary Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow'. I paper piece the little girl and created a little garden scene around her with various stamps and Pan Pastels and made a couple of rolled roses from the same DP using the Cricut Mini Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cartridge - it's so quick and easy to cut as many flowers as you want all in one go.


My second card uses Ruth's Tonic Passion for Flowers Lily frame die and Lily punch and stamp set which compliment each other perfectly and the soft pinks really lend themselves to the Lilies. The background was created with a mask and perfect pearls and the sentiment an unmounted one of which I have no idea of the origin. The frame and Lilies were all coloured with Pan Pastels.

Now for the winners of last weeks candy who is Mags, well done please mail me with your full name and postal addy.

And this week I thought something a bit Christmassy, some glitter, snowflakes, gems and ribbons, 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 all.

67 comments:

Berina RGA said...

Saw your card @ all sorts.. very beautiful.. Lovely colors and beautiful flowers... and u have an awesome candy!!

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Brenda, both the cards are breath-taking beautiful !! really liked the scene you have created in your first card and the beautiful lily in the second one !!
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Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two very different cards, very sweet card a the top and a beauty below with a Fab sentiment and gorgeous flowers

Daisychain said...

Two more gorgeous cards. Love the stamping on the first one and the colours of the second one. Hugs Christine x

Glennis said...

Congrats to Mags!

Jane said...

Good morning Brenda. What sweet cards especially the first...my first thought was to sing the Mary Mary nursery rhyme ;0) Love her paper pieced dress and matching flower. Happy weekend, enjoy this lovely autumnal weather x

rachel said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda - fabulous xx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for making two beautiful cards for my challenge B. Tracy. X

mags said...

Delighted to be the winner of your saturday candy Brenda. I have sent you an email.
Two lovely cards today. Wonderful scene you have created in the first one but especially like the second card. Lovely flowers and colours.
Thanks again.
Mags
x

Liz Miller said...

What a lot of different techniques you've used to create these two pretty cards. Lots of inspiration there and can't choose between them. You've made a lovely job of creating and colouring your punched and stamped lily embellishment. Have a good weekend Brenda.
Liz xx

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Brenda. I love the scene you've created on the top one and the image looks fabulous in her paper pieced dress. The second card is so soft and pretty and a fab sentiment.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lorraine x

Marianne said...

I think your paperpieced girl is fantastic. You even did the bow on her hat :-) The second one has this great sentiment and beautiful flowers!! Have a nice weekend!!
xxx Marianne

Patry Ro said...

Hello Brenda!!!it is a pleasure for me that you sharing your art!!!! thanks!!!!

Sarah said...

Stunning cards B, hope you have a lovely weekend x

Sue said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love the scene you have created and sweet image on your first card. Your second card is gorgeous too, the lily looks so beautiful and the delicate colours are so pretty.
Sue xx

Andreja L. said...

Such a gorgeous cards Brenda
and just love that image! Fabulous layout and embellies!
Hugs, Andreja

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Brenda my favourite has to be your first card....love all the paper piecing and matches your gorgeous flowers

ANne

Ardilla said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the handmade roses!!!
hugs,
Ardilla :)

Annmaree of Oz said...

love the paper piecing, Brenda - Beautiful scenic cards! Awesome flowers too.

Loving the look of pan-pastels I've seen, thinking I might need some! hehehe!!

Katelyn said...

They're both so pretty! I love all the flowers.

Pat said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, I love the paper piecing on the first and the beautiful delicate colours on the second, have a great weekend.

Pat xx

Paula (PEP) said...

The way you've combined the punched & shaped lily with your Lily Frame die is delightful & I love the idea of Mary Mary Quite Contrary in the first.
Paula (PEP)

ALI said...

2 beautiful cards. I just love your backgrounds.

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Brenda, both very beautiful. xxxx

Gail said...

Beautiful cards!
The little girl also reminded me of Mary, even before I read your description!
I love the lilies & ribbon on the bottom one!

Karen Petitt said...

Both are, as usual, stunning Brenda. I must say that I absolutely love the first one though, it has a gorgeous touch of vintage about it and you're right about the nursery rhyme. I love how you've made a lovely little garden scene around it - stunning x

loulou said...

Pretty Scene - love her paper piecing checked dress. The lily card is so pretty. The blending on the die cuts is very beautiful.

Julye said...

Fab cards great paper piecing and love that sentiment too.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Love the paper pieced dress, so pretty, and a gorgeous second one too.
avril xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Am I the 1st one to say WOW!
Amazing cards!
Love the scene on the 1st card and the lovely colors on the 2nd :)
Oh, and thanks for the chance to win this sweeties.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous cards brenda , I like the sweet image paper pieced, the colours and the flowers.and the gorgeous Lillys.
Kevin xx

Donna Ellis said...

That Art Impressions "branch/leaf" stamp is one of my faves - it's gorgeous and so useful! Your cards are beautiful, Brenda. hugs de

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love the way the flowers match the dress and the second beautiful pastels shades look stunning.

Kath x

Vicky said...

Beautiful hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Ellie said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda, love the scene you created, and fabulous paper piecing! Beautiful design on the second card as well, and loving that lily! Hope you have a wonderful and sunny weekend!

butterfly said...

Delightful cards, Brenda - I love the gingham dress and flowers, as well as the lovely stamped flowers on the first one... and that bee is a treat on number two!
Alison x

butterfly said...

Pish, tush - is Blogger misbehaving again? I think it just stole my comment...

To recap: love the little gingham dress and flowers, as well as the stamped flowers, and I've fallen slightly in love with your beautifully inked bee!
Alison xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the top one the girlie could be out collecting berries or just enjoying the autumn sunshine. Hope you are well and having a good weekend x Susan x

Sally H said...

Two wonderful cards, Brenda! Fab colour combos. Hope you are having a great weekend x

Nikki C said...

Beautiful Cards you've created love your paper piecing

lindaplus3 said...

Adorable cards,,, the dress matching the flowers is so cute and on your second card the two colors on the flowers is beautiful :)

NancyD said...

Brenda, your first card makes me think of the Sunbonnet Sue quilt my grandma made for me - very cute card. Love all your cards. NancyD

Anet van Zyl said...

Adorable card Brenda, I love the image and beautiful flowers.

Ruth said...

Two stunning cards - I always love your inking :)

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda .. love your paper pieced dress and beautiful colour theme in the 2nd

Paper Profusion said...

These are both really pretty Brenda. Happy Sunday! Nicola x

Sarah said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The little girl really does look like Mary, Mary, quite contrary! The flowers set it off beautifully too xx

fusiafscrapping said...

So cute, thanks for the chance :D

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful cards. I love the embossed frame on the second one.

debby4000 said...

Two very different card and both absolutely gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda. So love the beautiful paper piecing on the first.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Eret said...

Brenda, your cards are so beautiful. Love the scene you've created on the first card and paper pieced dress of this little girl. The background on your second card is gorgeous and so is the Lily. Truly stunning cards!
Hugs,
Eret

Gerrina said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the first brings back memories of BD-cards I got when I was very little... And the vintage look is just great! Hugs, Gerrina

chillin with Quillin said...

the cards are lovely, I really love the Sentiment on the second card!!!!!
Paula

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for paying me a visit, sorry to hear your hands are playing up what a bummer. We are of to Scotland on Thursday for my daughters wedding, just hope the weather stays dry and not to cold, but its not playing the game I believe we are in for a wet spell, keep your fingers crossed its not to bad.
Love both of your cards they are just gorgeous, love the top one ive got that stamp somewhere, not used it in along time. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Fandhmum said...

Sorry to hear your hands are playing you up. I love both, the dress and matching roses are fab and so is the sentiment on the first one,
Take care
Rosie x

Iris said...

Both cards are so lovely - I especially love the paper pieced little girl. I am adding your Saturday candy logo to my blog's sidebar:
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Thanks for a chance to win. isoscia@aol.com

scrappymo! said...

Two more beauties! Love that sweet little girl in the first card. You have paper pieced her so nicely. What a great scene you have created for her to play in!

The sentiment in the second just warms my heart. It is so true and you have showcased that sentiment so beautifully on this card. The background is so soft and pretty too!

SusanLotus said...

Very lovely cards!
I like the way you made the dress, ribbon and flower on the girlie card. :)

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs
Susan

Eemeli said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the paper piecing on the first one and the sentiment is very lovely on the second one.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda
Beautiful creations, love the stamping on the first, and a beautiful Lilly on the second.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two great cards, I especially love the first one.

lindaplus3 said...

The bling you used on your flower card is so pretty on the card

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwwlove both cards,,,,Brenda, but my fav is your second one,,,,,,it is a play of ARt my friend,,,,abslutely a play of art,,,,I am sure,,,,

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Cards Brenda! Love your floral embellishments.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

lindaplus3 said...

You do such beautiful work... all blends so well together !!! :)

Jo Channon said...

Stunning designs as usual. Love the paper piecing on the little girl. Xx