Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Nicecrane Lovers

Morning to you all, hope you are having a good week thus far.

First up apologies for the lack of posts and for the 'copy pasty' comments some of you have received from me, but the hands arms and shoulders are playing up due to a flare up of Cervical Spondylosis so along with my normal dodgy dexterity issues there's not a lot of choice.

It also affects my stamping abilities, I did have a play with stamps yesterday but the bin came off best so I gave that up as a bad job and reverted to Ignacio's Nicecrane images, to be honest they are a God send just lately and enable me to keep crafting with the minimum stamping.

As some of you know I was recently invited to join the Prickly Pear team and this week they are having a sketch challenge and giveway here which includes the lovely leaf and die sets which are great, you will be seeing some of what I made with them in a week or so.

So here are a couple of shares, one of which below is an anniversary card for our Daughter and SIL whose Anniversary was yesterday.......and it's ours today !! The top card uses an image from the Victorian French Postcards, Graphic 45 DP's which lend themselves so well to these images and flowers made using Tonic punch and stamp Peruvian Lily set which I shaded slightly with Pan Pastels.

This is the Anniversary card, I think this image is so perfect for the occasion and our Daughter loved it, I think as a Humanities teacher it appealed to her love of all things Historical. It uses an image from the Victorian Lovers French Postcards, again Graphic 24 Secret Garden DP's, ribbon, a button and cord.

Have a good Tuesday and see you all soon.


  1. Happy Anniversary and what beautiful cards, they are such gorgeous images. Love the way you use those flower punches x

  2. Happy anniversary!
    Two fabulous cards with beautiful and romantic images. Love the beautiful frames.
    Take care;-))m

  3. Sorry to hear you're struggling right now, and especially that it's impacting your ability to craft! Hope you feel better soon!
    And both cards are so very lovely! The images are just gorgeous, and I *adore* the flowers on the first card! x

  4. Hi Brenda.. first of all wish u a very happy wedding anniversary :) hope u have a gr8 one and many more memorable ones :) sorry to hear that you are suffering from Cervical Spondylosis.. hope u become better soon.. and about the card.. these are lovely!! those images are really attractive!! love the vintage touch of the card...

  5. Happy Anniversary to you both. I hope you have a lovely day - and perhaps a nice meal out somewhere. Both vard are beautiful. I really love the flowers on the top one. So gorgeous.
    Hope the 'flare up' subsides soon and you can feel more yourself.
    Beryl xx

  6. Gorgeous cards Brenda. The images and designs are fabulous.I hope your flare up settles and that you feel better soon.
    Lorraine x

  7. 2 wonderful cards, love the dies you used ! The images are splendid, perfect with the beautiful papers !
    Get well soon my friend !

  8. Brenda, these are lovely images and you have showcased them so well !! love both your cards !!

  9. ..............and Happy Anniversary to you and to your daughter as well !!

  10. Sorry to hear you are suffering at the moment Brenda. Hope the pain eases soon
    Your cards are gorgeous.
    Hugs Kelly

  11. What a beautiful cards Brenda! Cool graphics and colors:)

  12. Gorgeous, you certainly do justice to those Nicrane images!

  13. Oh, pls take care Brenda, convey my wishes to your daughter and SIL. Both the cards are adorable and the colours are pleasant and attractive brenda

  14. Simply devine and classy, Luv Sam x

  15. these are just beautiful Brenda - and don't worry about copy and paste for me - any comment is always welcome! Hugs Rachel x

  16. So Sorry Brenda to hear you are in pain...I hope this flare up does not last too long...Wow two wonderful cards I love the Nicecrane designs the images are beautiful... Love how you have used them...the die cuts are Gorgeous... Take care...Hugs May x x x

  17. These are gorgeous Brenda, beautiful images and wonderful detailing.
    I hope you are feeling better soon
    Sue xx

  18. There you go with those beautiful flowers again, Brenda! Love your vintage card themes and the colors chosen for them. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  19. Hi Brenda, no need to apologise....you know you try your hardest and if your body can't you improvise very well. Both are splendid creations, have the happiest of days and 'happy anniversary' to both of you! Ruby x

  20. These are truly amazing cards. Love the vintage and distressed look. Your flowers are gorgeous and so is the lovely bow embellishment on the second card. Don't worrie about leaving comments. You need to save your hands for card making. Your work is stunning!

  21. Gorgeous designs Brenda, love the embellishments (the flowers & ribbon). The vintage images are also beautiful. Don't worry about pasting comments, I appreciate your visits especially with your challenges, but don't worry if you can't manage comments..... Take good care of yourself, Shirleyxx

  22. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch und deine beiden Karten sehen einfach zauberhaft aus,ich bin total begeistert,
    liebe Grüße Ulrike

  23. Two beautiful card Brenda, the flowers on the first are gorgeous, and the frame on the second is great. So sorry you are having problems at the moment hope you are soon feeling better. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, hope you and hubby have a great day.

    Pat xx

  24. Beautiful cards as always Brenda, and Happy Anniversary! Sorry to hear you're not feeling so well at the moment, I hope you feel better soon and the flare-up settles down quickly.

    Hugs from Tags xx

  25. Happy anniversary!! And I know you are busy or sometimes not feeling well, so no need to apologize. It happens to all of us sometimes.
    But I like your cards. You make these images look very special!! Take care!
    xxx Marianne

  26. Hi Brenda
    Wow gorgeous designs on these cards, and super images, such wonderful inspirational pieces.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  27. Hi Brenda!Always great to have a comment from you!Thank you! This is awsome cards,as always! Wonderful!
    Hope you`ll feel better soon!Take care! and Happy Anniversary!!
    Hugs,Kari :)

  28. I love the images that you use in yours cards and projects!!!!! I love them!!!

  29. Beautiful card Brenda. Hope the flare up settles down soon, hope you are having a lovely day today and being spoilt x Susan x

  30. Happy Anniversary, Brenda! Two very beautiful cards - so pretty! I may have to visit Nicecrane again soon x

  31. Ooohh - these are gorgeous Brenda - and so romantic! Hope some pain relief comes to you asap. Nicola x

  32. Sounds horribly painful and very frustrating - I hope it eases soon for you.
    As always two gorgeous creations using the Nice Crane images - beautiful gems of vintage these images are. Feel better soon and don't worry about visiting - I sort of understand what it's like when you are rough xx

  33. Firstly sorry to hear you are suffering Brenda, I wish you well. Secondly, two fab cards. I have some of his images and have yet to use them. the first amused me as it looks as though he's "copping an eyeful" as the grumpy teenager would say!! xx

  34. Beautiful cards Brenda, I like the vintage images,both frames the flowers on the first and the ribbon on the second,I hope your feeling better soon.
    Kevin xx

  35. Great cards, wonderful romantic feeling.

  36. Beautiful cards Brenda, and i am so sorry to hear you are having problems. Yet you still manage to pop a comment in, and hey it is the thought that counts. Thank you. Judy x

  37. I love the way you have caught that reddish peach colour of the girl's skirt in your patterned paper panel - I can imagine it being the same fabric! Your second one does the same too with the lady's overskirt & I love the way your splendid button picks up the blue of her hat.
    Take care of yourself - I'm glad that you're able to still create whilst not being able to stamp & thank you so much for leaving a sign that you'd visited - it's much appreciated. Thinking of you.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  38. Two great cards, the first one Little Lord Fontleroy, came to mind no idea why, really lovely delicate flowers.
    I am not sure if you would like to hear what came to mind on the second card, but risking losing a follow I thought ' does my bum look big in this', sorry I do have a wicked sense of humour and I do not intend to take anything away from the fabulous cards.
    I really hope that things improve for you very quickly, to say that you are suffering, you have produced some wonderful work.

    Kath x

  39. Hope you're soon feeling better & Happy Anniversary! These cards are gorgeous--wonderful embellishments for those neat images!

  40. Happy Anniversary!
    I'm probably late by the time you get this, but I wish you all the best!
    Sorry to hear you're doing poorly!
    Feel better soon!
    And, the cards are great!

  41. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. These images seem to really lend themselves to vintage style cards. Sorry to hear you are not so well at the moment, hope things improve for you soon.

  42. Two wonderful cards, you do those beautiful image so much justice :o)
    I hope you are soon feeling much better...hugs
    Jackie xx

  43. congratulations with your anniversary and to your daughter.
    your cards are both beautiful with these images!
    I hope that your hands, arm and shoulders going feeling better, that the pain is going less!
    gett well. take care.

  44. Hope you're feeling a bit better today Brenda, and thanks for visiting my blog when you weren't so good. Love these cards, very pretty indeed. Jx

  45. First of all Happy Belated Anniversary to you and your daughter, Brenda! Two wonderful cards with lovely embellishments! Hope your pain will be eased soon.

  46. Two beautiful cards Brenda!! I like vintage cards and these have lovely images on as well.
    Congratulations on your anniverary and to your daughter too. I hope you soon feel better again. hugs, Marlies

  47. Gorgeous card, I love the flowers

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Crafting!

    Hugs Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  48. Another amazing cards. I love the second :D

  49. Both lovely cards Brenda!

    I've said it before, but must say it again... I do like your floral embellishments.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

  50. These are both beautiful cards. Happy Anniversary to you and your daughter.

  51. Those are such beautiful cards exuding romance.
    P.S. Congratulations on your cards in The Stampers' Sampler

  52. Oh, these cards are so lovely. I love the softy and vintage feeling.
    Have a very nice weekend!


  53. I love your vintage cards
    Rosie x

  54. Love these vintage looking cards. The shabby edges and the light inking all contribute to making them two wonderful cards.


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