Monday, 7 October 2013

Prickly Pear Autumn



Happy Monday Peeps, hope your weekend was a good one, here in the Fens yesterday was a glorious day of late Summer sunshine and a shopping jaunt to Cambridge.

As with yesterdays post this is a scheduled one with artwork prepared a few weeks back. It's at times like this that I know my theory of working well ahead with my DT work is the right one for me as my dysfunctional body is still making stamping and typing a painful task.

Today sees the first of my shares as a member of the Prickly Pear Design Team, when I was invited to join I did give it some considerable thought wondering if I would be overcommitting myself, but I already knew the excellent quality of their stamps so in the end agreed. And it's been a pleasure to work with the lovely collection of stamps and dies I received to create my DT artwork which will be popping up regularly.

As you can see I stayed very much in my comfort zone for my first piece with florals and Pan Pastels, stamping and masking the Amaryllis image to add the leaves...........a lovely set with matching dies.........then colouring both the background and flowers with PP's. The sentiment is also one of the new PPRS Autumn images which I inked with two shades of Adirondack ink to create the colour graduation. I would like to enter this into:

Eclectic Allapu - Celebrate Autumn
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Use a mask or stencil - is this type of masking OK girls ?
Lady Anne's - Autumn


My second share is my FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges DT piece and with the theme of Feminine Beauty it was a tough decisions deciding which is Leo's lovely images to use, but being a real fan of the 20's went with this one which was also coloured with Pan Pastels. The flowers were made with Tonic's punch and stamps Peruvian Lily image I would like to enter this into:

Make it Monday - Elegant Ladies
Artistic Inspirations - Make it girly
Whoopsydaisy - Vintage/Shabby chic

Hope you all have a good week and as always many thanks for your visits and kind comments which always mean so much to me.

65 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the soft colours. Hope you have a better week x

Sarah said...

Two lovely cards B, however I LOVE the sentiment on the first card. Autumn is special as Martin and I married in autumn, after the maize silaging was completed...of course!! I wish you better days to come xx

Marianne said...

Lovely!! I always love your flowercards. They are beautiful. Love the image from Flonzcraft too!
Gave a nice day,
xxx Marianne

Stamps and Paper said...

Two beautiful cards a Brenda wonderful colours on your first or but my favourite is your second card so feminine and love the image

Anne

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Brenda, I really need to get into stamping more, I have so many and when I see you cards I get inspired. xxxx

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Brenda, lovely creations as usual !! You won't believe what a surprise and honor it is to see you in my creative space !! hope to keep you interested...
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Glennis said...

They are both great - well done

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. The top one is fabulous - love the soft colours and the lovely sentiment stamp.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, beautiful images and wonderful colours.
Sue xx

Claire Phillips said...

Super projects Brenda. I really love your 3d flowers on the second card, very elegant. I hope you are having a better day. Cheers Claire x

AsilisA MaM said...

lovely cards! different styles and different items but close absolutely gorgeous colours! love both

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful cards both of them! Love the softness the colouring with the pans provides.

Hope your body is not playing up too much and have a good week!

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo,
beide Karten hast du sehr schön gestaltet,die Frauenkarte gefällt mir persönlich am Besten,
liebe Grüße Ulrike

rachel said...

a beautiful verse in the first card and love the colours in both Brenda - two wonderful cards x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Brenda

Annmaree of Oz said...

Gorgeous makes, Brenda! I love the quote and the beautiful flowers and the inking, and love the vintage ladies on the second, and the flowers there, too!

Hope you had a nice weekend, Take Care xoxo

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. I agree, Flonzy has soooo many gorgeous female images to choose from! This card is a real stunner.Everything says "fashion" - I love it!!! And for the first card, if I was a bird I think I would fly around the world following Autumn too, as it is my favourite season :) Two beautiful makes Brenda.
Dot x

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the colours are absolutely stunning! So gorgeous :D Sorry to hear you're still in pain :(

Tags xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the vintage ladies.
Kevin xx

Berina RGA said...

wow!! beautiful cards.. Love the sentiment on the first card... the 2nd image is super awesome!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Lau W said...

Wow ! 2 superb cards, as always ! Love the sentiment of the first, and the elegance of the second !
Hope you're better my friend !
xxx

Jane said...

2 more lovely cards Brenda but I love the 2nd card...so elegant x

Gerrina said...

Two beautiful cards! The text on the first one and the colours on both are so elegant and beautiful chosen! Hugs, Gerrina

SusanLotus said...

Both cards are truly beautiful! :)
Enjoy the fall to the fullest and keep creating!
Hugs
Sussie.

Paula (PEP) said...

I love your use of that lovely rustic ribbon with the autumnal colours & lovely sentiment.
I really caught my breath with the second one though - for the background looks like a piece of patterned material has been draped over a piece of cotton cloth. The pin finished the whole beautifully echoing the parasol's detail.
Paula (PEP)

Vivi Morais said...

I loved the two cards!! Congrats!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Come on you REDS!! Thanks for the welcome to the DT and at least we can celebrate (or commiserate) when the ref blows the final whistle on match days!! Two lovely card, the first one is so pretty - and the second is perfect for the challenge!

Shirley Chillman said...

Two delightfully fashionable cards Brenda. My fave has to be the elegant ladies, wonderful colouring plus the matching papers are totally scrummy but the flowers finish everything beautifully.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

slimwitch said...

Autumn! Love love!

Fandhmum said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda, you are an inspiration
Rosie x

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, so different and both so gorgeous.
Congratulations on your new DT spot too.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

I simply adore the first card, every thing about it just gorgeous, the second card is slightly out of my comfort zone regarding the Ladies but I love the papers and your layout.

Kath x

Sharon said...

I love the flowers and the soft shades of your first card Brenda - beautiful. The second card is very stylish and I love the design.
Hope you are feeling better soon Brenda.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon x

Joan said...

Fabulous flowers on the first card and I love the ladies on the second one, two more beautiful cards to inspire!

linda said...

these are both so beautiful brenda! i love how you stamped the flowers on the first, the colours and i totally agree with the sentiment; it's perfect. the second card is so very elegant and perfectly vintage.

May said...

Gorgeous cards as always Brenda... sorry to hear your hands are still to painful to stamp....I hope you recover very soon..The beautiful image of the first is stunning...Love the flowers & colours... the second these ladies are simply fabulous... love the whole design....The background is amazing...Hugs May x x x

Dora said...

Wow Brenda, these are stunning cards. The first one is so so elegant... I love the soft color tones there and beautiful sentiment and clean style... stunning.... I really hope your hands are feeling better xxxx

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, and of course the first one is my favourite. I'm enjoying a visit to my daughter and even better is the fact that she has decent Internet access so I can catch up with all my favourite blogs.

Sorry to hear it's still difficult to type or stamp, hope things improve soon.

Take care,

Kat xx

mags said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I think the first one has to be my favourite.
Mags
x

Phi said...

These are beautiful Brenda. Especially love the second one. So feminine.

Frea Konings said...

Wow do I love that last card; I so like those vintage stamps, pictures, anything vintage is great! I'm proud to tell you I've bought my first Pan Pastel set, yeay!!!! I bought the Donna Downey set no. 2, because I liked the colour so much. Looks like you have tha no. 1 set looking at the colours on your picture. Tempted to get that one too. Fighting to find time to play with it though :-(
Have a great week, hugs Frea

Wendy L said...

Hi Brenda, here as DT on Lady Annes Monthly challenge, your card is so pretty and I love the verse. xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Two absolute stunners Brenda. I totally know what you mean with DT creations - I try to work at least one challenge ahead and as soon as I get images I have to use I start creating with them immediately. It just makes life a lot less stressful lol!
I hope it all settles down for you soon xx

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

Bridie Payne said...

Stunning cards both, I love the pastel colouring and those lilies are just gorgeous!

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

Have a great day!

Hugs Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Tracy said...

Hi brenda,
Love both creations, great Prickly Pear piece, and the Flonz ladies look so elegant.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are two beautiful cards in wonderful soft colors.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

O Brenda love these both. So wonderful and such a beautiful colors. Love it.
lovely greet
Marja

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful cards with the feminine look of the flonz ladies!

rachel said...

just popping back Brenda to say thanks for joining us at whoopsi daisy xx

Sally H said...

Two really beautiful cards, Brenda! I love them both. The vintage look on the second is just gorgeous! I must check out those flonzcraft stamps x

scrappymo! said...

two more...I don't know how you do it! Love the soft fall colours...kind of a subtle fall look!

Just catching up on your blog as i was away for a week. I am so glad it is Fall as we seem to be more relaxed in the late Fall and Winter!!!
And relxed means I start feeling like crafting...yay...

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, Wow love both beautiful designs, especially the bottom one. The flowers & sentiment at the top are so wonderful and the fabulous bow, flowers and background set off the ladies on the bottom so well. Love the texture of the background too! I hope you are feeling better soon, Shirleyxx

Pat said...

Two super cards Brenda, love the gorgeous floral image on the first and the lovely vintage image of the second. Hope you have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Sammy said...

Oh these are just gorgeous Brenda! I adore the colours and the flowers on the first card are *beautiful*! x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda!

I hope you are keeping well. Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo B. am beginning to get bit of time to blog just for an hour today so popping over to say hi thing will be busy till next month then we know what happens next month begin the wind down til Christmas :D still all good!! and yes do love you card x2!! esp as have lot of the things you used now so that is positive .. means too I guess i have lot of stash :D

... cant wait till my craft room is unpacked again and able to craft had major re-organise here :D every blessing dear B, Shaz in oz.x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous work B and many congratulations on being asked to join a new DT xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both gorgeous. Congrats on the DT spot.

Merry said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, really love those flowers you created on that second card. Hope autumn continues to be so pleasant.

Betty said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this tim
Bettyxxx

Terry said...

Both of your cards are simply stunning and beautifully constructed! I love them both and thank you so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Lady Anne said...

Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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