Monday, 23 September 2013

Nicecrane Victorian birds for AHT Visitor Centre



Morning Peeps, hope  you  all  had  a  good weekend. Also welcome to  my  new  followers, it's lovely  to have you join my happy gang.

Being Monday time is at a premium, dentist shortly then work so I will get right to it and share a couple of cards both using Ignacio's Nicecane images and both of my finished samples have been beautifully enhanced by him. How I wish I could get me head round my Photoshop programme and do the same, I spent ages the other day playing around with it but the best I achieved was a halo around the image with a dark line, so if anyone knows the secret please share.

The card base for the top card was created with the Cricut Mini by welding a butterfly border from Martha Stewart all occasion cakes cartridge to a basic square from George cartridge and lightly shading the butterflies with Pan Pastels. It's very similar to a well know die that is available which I do have, but when you consider the costs comparisons of a single die and how many different things you can do with the Cricut it speaks for itself. The image is from the Victorian Ladies Bird sheets and links to that as well as the Cricut are on the thumbnails below.


This card is a fairly simple make but it's such a lovely image it needs little more than coordinating matting and sentiment. Both of these cards are for my latest box of 50 cards to head off to the Animal Health Trust at Newmarket, I have been donating cards to their Visitors Centre to help raise funds for some time now, I've lost count of how many but it's well into three figures and they tell me they sell well.

Hope you all have a good Monday and thanks for popping in, your visits and comments are always much appreciated.

54 comments:

Wendy L said...

These are so gorgeous Brenda and a brilliant cause too. xxxx

Nadja said...

Wow, your cards are great. I love the victorian style and the birds
Hugs Nadja

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda what fabulous images lovely rich colours and what beautiful cards they make

Anne

Astrid Maclean said...

Both are wonderful and they are great images!

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Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - those bird images are gorgeous.
Hope the trip to the dentist goes OK.
Beryl xx

Glennis said...

Wow! Both cards are amazing!

May said...

Stunning cards Brenda, Nicecrane designs have the most wonderful images... great job...Love them...Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, the images are so beautiful and I love your designs.
Sue xx

Sammy said...

Lovely cards! I especially love the colours of the second card! x

Paula (PEP) said...

I'm not surprised your cards sell well & what a super way of helping generate funds. That second one especially is a beauty - your skill using that one shines forth for it would have been so easy to go OTT with it, yet your design enhances........
Paula (PEP)

Patry Ro said...

You are Amazing!!! your style is incredible!!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both beautiful Brenda,I love the vintage birds and that butterfly border.
Kevin xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Gr Elly

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards, fab images, no wonder they sell well x

rachel said...

these are absolutely stunning Brenda - those images are just gorgeous xx

chillin with Quillin said...

wow what gorgeous cards, love the layering on the first one !!!!
Paula

Vivi Morais said...

Perfects cards!!! I loved the first one!!!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, both fab images. The AHT is very lucky to have you donating your beautiful cards to them! :)

Tags xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, beautiful images and such lovely rich colours, LOVE them. Hope the dentist visit went well
Lindsay xx

Whisper said...

Both of them are absolutely stunning and i'm not surprised they sell well either, Luv Sam x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Soooo stunning cards,,, Brenda,,,, my fav is your first,,,,,one,,,I love yut die cuts,,,OMG and these all vibrant colors,,,,,,,mty friend,,You are really talented mixing colors,,,,and dies....woww,wowww,,,,

Karen Petitt said...

Two stunners Brenda, lovely images and perfect for an animal shelter too. Hope the dentist is over and done with and no work required Karen x

susiestacey said...

Hope the visit to the dentist was a pain free one Brenda. Gorgeous cards and they are beautiful images x susan x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both lovely cards. I love the birds, especially the first one.

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Belos, maravilhosos.
Beijo, feliz semana.

Lau W said...

Oh gorgeous cards Brenda ! Fab work, as always my friend !
xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning creations Brenda, showcasing those beautiful birds to perfection. Yip, I also love the enhancement of your photographed projects.
Hugs
Desíre
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NancyD said...

Those are very pretty pictures to make into cards. Lovely work as usual, Brenda. NancyD

Paper Profusion said...

STUNNING Brenda! Nicola x

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and for such a good cause too. Hope all went well at the dentist
Claire xx

Sally H said...

beautiful cards and perfect for the trust!

Marianne said...

Beautiful cards. Love the bird images and so nice of you to donate them to an Animal Health Trust.
xxx Marianne

ALI said...

Two excellent cards Brenda, love them both.

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Brenda - love them both.
Lorraine x

Dora said...

beautiful birds!!! the cards need no more!! this is beautiful whole.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, the birds look really lifelike and I love the way you have set them off.
Hope it was "no filling's today, Mum", an old advert on TV

Kath x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Fab both cards! the bird images are gorgeous. hugs, Helena

Annie said...

Wonderful cards Brenda and the perfect gift for Bird Lover's

Best wishes
Annie x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Both lovely cards Brenda!

Such lovely images and lovely colours.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Gerrina said...

These images are so beautiful! You´re right; they don´t need much... Hugs, Gerrina

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards that I am sure will sell instantly! Those bird images are lovely and look great with your dies.
Love that fancy edge on the first one! Wowzers!

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Lovely images.
Mags
x

Jackie said...

Oh wow, two stunning cards. Those images are wonderful :o)
Jackie xx

Nikbee said...

Beautiful cards. The images are lovely.
Nikki x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo Brenda,
beide Karten gefallen mir sehr gut,sehen einfach edel aus,
liebe Grüße Ulrike

walchowDesign said...

You always make the most beautiful cards and am sure it will sell like hot cakes, Brenda!

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful cards with those wonderful images
Rosie x

Jane said...

Hi Brenda I am catching up on my post holiday blog reading. These are 2 really gorgeous cards, I am not surprised your cards sell so well and it's great that you have raised money for such good causes. Hope the dentist went well? x

catherine said...

These are just so beautiful Brenda and the images are stunning
x catherine

Annmaree of Oz said...

ooh awesome vintage birds, I just love them! Fantastic cards xoxo

Eret said...

Stunning cards, Brenda. These images are so beautiful and so is your design. It is very nice of you to give your cards to the Animal Health Trust. Your cards are gorgeus.
Hugs,
Eret

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, and for a good cause!

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
Marvellous creations, love the images, and the die cut butterflies look stunning. What a good cause to give your cards to.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

 
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