Thursday, 24 October 2013

Retro Roses



Hello all, there's a new Stamp Addicts show on Create and Craft today at 2pm, I have not been able to make much in the way of new samples because stamping is still very difficult, but I do have a couple I made a while ago which I can share with you. 


Just to update as lots of you have very kindly asked me how I got on with my results yesterday, well in some ways nothing new, three herniated disks in my lower back causing the constant pain and sciatica and lots of worn joints in my back and shoulder, the latter causing the cervical spondylosis. But on the positive side after some more blood tests and further MRI they are going to try some epidural treatment, I don't much like the sound of it but if it helps ease the pain has to be worth the discomfort of having it.

Onto the show and my cards, I know Sarah said the stamps for the show had been reduced by C&C, but I think the Retro Heart and Roses at the top is one of those that is still in the lineup. An old book, Dylusions. Frantage, paperpiecing and recycled corrugated form the basis of the card along with the stamp of course and two Lilies made with Tonic's Peruvian Lily set.

I would like to enter the top card for:

Inspired by Stamping - Embossed edges
Fab n Funky - Distressed
House that Stamps Built - Paper piecing

And the second card:

Moving Along with the Times - Anything but square

The blue one uses three of their images stamped and inked through masks.

Hope you all have a good Thursday.

65 comments:

Jane said...

Hope you get some help via the Pain Clinic Brenda, there are lots of things to try. Sending a hug to you. These cards are beautiful especially the roses one, how proud you must feel to see them on TV. Take care xx

Misiówa i Spółka:-) said...

Przepiekne!!!

hellerlittle said...

Great Cards, like the Man´s Card, it´s so simple and Looks great !!!
Wishing you all the best
CU hellerlittle

ribenaruby said...

Hi Brenda, good to hear there's something they can try out for a treatment. Your cards are so beautiful! Take care, Ruby x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards as always, love the simplicity of the bottom one, so effective. Hope they can help with the pain xx

Suman Pandit said...

really amazing work Brenda!! love the blue and brown too ....
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Beryl said...

Super cards Brenda especially to top one which is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Glennis said...

Love them, especially the retro roses

Eret said...

I'm sorry you don't feel better. I hope the new treatment will help you.
Thank you, Brenda, for keeping inspiring us with your beautiful cards. Love both of them. First one is amazing with its corrugated cardstock and frantage. Love these flowers and stamped image. Striking card! Blue and brown is my favorite color combo. It looks amazing on your second card.
Take it easy, Brenda! You are amazing!
Hugs,
Eret

Marianne said...

LOvely cards! I love your heart with the lily's and although I'm not a hunting fan; your second one is really beautiful with these three ovals.
xxx Marianne

ellyscard creatief said...

Two beautiful cards.
Blessing day.
Elly

Berina RGA said...

sorry to hear u still have pain... please do check for the side effects of the treatment...
the cards are very beautiful.. love the 2nd one... the masking is very nice..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, I love the distressing on the first and the fabulous images on the second.
Kevin xx

Gerrina said...

Love boyh cards;the first is original in the use of material and the second one is stamped so perfect! Hope that the treathment wil help you! Crossing my fingers for you and sending some positive energy... Hugs, Gerrina

Mrs A. said...

I like the use of the corrugated card on the card. It gives a lovely rustic look. Hope you get on all right with your treatment. I have a hip joint problem which I have been having acupuncture for. The treatment helped a great deal but I am now caught up in the loop of funding so waiting for my next sessions to be authorised. hugs Mrs A.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous card Brenda but my favourite has to be the shooting one....just love your design and such a perfect card for a man...

Anne

Sarah said...

Another couple of smashers B! However my fave is still the country gent and his pointer and the colour combo is wonderful. Thinking of you xx

Olga said...

Lovely cards! Love the flowers of the first one!

Merry said...

I so feel for you Brenda. My mum developed sciatica beginning of this year. This has subsided a little for her after Bowen treatment. But she has more pain and was just that it was a couple of her vertabrate rubbing. I can see she is in pain, so can only imagine what you are going through. Glad you create these wonderful cards for us to see. :-) take care, hope the epidural treatment works.

rachel said...

Hi Brenda - wow - no wonder you're in so much pain - hope the new treatment will help you to manage it. Your cards - as ever - are beautiful xx

Patry Ro said...

HI Brenda!!! I hope you are better when you read my comment...and do you have and ergonomic chair? maybe it help too.This card is so beautiful!! I Iike when we can use material like corrugated for the good effect that we get with it!! kind regards!!!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Beaut makes Brenda, I love the floral heart and the cool texture! Also loving the inking and brown stamping on the second!

Not good about the paint and back problems, I hope the epidural treatments help you!!!

Take Care xoxo

Donna Ellis said...

These are so pretty, Brenda! I love how you always have different styles and techniques combined in a single post. Thank you for this morning's inspiration! hugs, de

Teresa said...

Beautiful retro this card! I really like that style! what you best!

Pearl said...

Love the cards Brenda, especially the top one. I had an epidural when I was in labour, not sure if it is the same kind they plan to give you but it didn't hurt at all, just a pin prick.
Pearl x

Iri said...

fine and beautiful!

Kelly Lloyd said...

These are wonderful cards as always Brenda. I especially like the bottom one, your so creative
Hugs Kelly

Lau W said...

Brenda, your cards are fabulous, so much creativity on the first, and wonderful male card too !!
Hope the treatment will help you, i think of you !
xxx

kanda said...

These are both wonderful cards Brenda. Love the fabulous flowers on the first and super colours of the second xx

Andreja L. said...

Brenda, such a beautiful cards!
The first one is fantastic and the second, too.
Please let me know, the second, is rubber or digi stamp? I like them, that I want to have them .-))
My father was a hunter, perhaps because .-)
Hugs, Andreja

Dora said...

Dear Brenda, these are wonderful cards. I love the second one mostly, the brown and blue are so elegant and love the stamping and style of the card. I hope the epidural treatment will help to ease the pain. Will be thinking of you. Big hugs xxxxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way your Peruvian Lilies echoe the flowers in the stamped heart. Red & kraft with white is such an interesting combination & I like how you've added a bit of bling but not OTT.
Take care of yourself & I'm glad that there is something that can be done to make you more comfortable.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow what beautiful cards, I love the first one especially a real country scene. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

May said...

Stunning cards Brenda...The designs are Beautiful.... I hope the Epidural works you can get some amazing results from them...Best wishes...Hugs May x x x

Pami said...

I am sorry to hear you have been so unwell, wishing you well very soon. Super cards as always. Pami x

Sharon said...

Hope you get your back sorted soon. Love the cards, especially the heart one. Sharon x

Dora said...

beautiful cards!!! your flowers are amazing!!

Jackie said...

Two stunning cards Brenda :o)
I do hope the epidural treatment works for you...hugs
Jackie xx

Whisper said...

Oh bless you - i winced hearing what is wrong with you and i read it to Alan and he winced too (he's a travel insurance underwriter, so he understands it more than i do) sending you big hugs.

Your cards are stunning, i wish i was as talented as you, Luv Sam x

Karen Petitt said...

They are both beautiful Brenda and I particulatry love the first - the flowers are amazing. I do hope they can help you with the pain soon. Huge gentle hugs are being sent down the internet xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I hope the epidural treatment works for you.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Two really great cards, I must admit that I agree with the above comment, I just love those flowers.
Buying craft items is a bit like buying clothes, they are in fashion, then they go out of fashion and you throw them away, then they come back into fashion and you haven't got them anymore, ie. the ribbler.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

mags said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I really love the first one. Hope they can do something to help ease the pain for you.
Mags
x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

pray for some relief for you B. sorry to hear of the pain side of things...

- and wow do love the second male card

..what a clever way of using stamps really fab!!

Clever masking, indeedy, may God bless the treatment, dear B., Shaz in oz.x

SusanLotus said...

Your cards are so beautiful!
I love the first card! <3

Have a great weekend Brenda!
Hugs
Sussie.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. Both cards are so different and both so beautiful! I do hope that the pain is eased for you soon.
Dot x

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

Such a beautiful work Brenda. Love it
lovely greet
Marja

Izzwizz said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. I love the corrugated cardboard background in the first, and the masked images in the second are beautiful (nice touch matching the matting layers so well too!). So soryy to hear about your troubles stamping. That must be terribly frustrating. If you fancy crafting with printed images, it's worth checking out the Graphics Fairy's blog. You probably already know about her, but thought I'd let you know just in case. Also, the c&p system is working great, thanks for visiting me this week. Maddy x

Pat K said...

Beautiful cards. Love the distressing and gorgeous flowers.
Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

walchowDesign said...

beautiful cards and I just love the second card. Fantastic bg distressing.

Hope the treatment will ease the pain! Take care, Brenda!

ALI said...

Two lovely cards, really love the 2nd one.

Janice said...

Both brilliant cards Brenda. That male one in particular is a beauty. Sorry to read you've been suffering of late. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, Jx

Hridya said...

I love the first card.... nice effect with the newsprint hehe... best wishes...

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butterfly said...

Fabulous - just love that Frantage on the corrugated card, a delight!
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two more wonderful creations, love the use of the corrugated cardboard.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - lots of comments here! Good for you~ Love the glittered edges on your IBC card~ Thanks for joining in~

Juls said...

Fab cards. Love the first one the corrugated card is such a lovely touch. Hugs Juls

chillin with Quillin said...

the first one is gorgeous love it !!!!
Paula

loulou said...

I'm sorry to hear you are still struggling with pain, I hope you get some relief soon. Lovely cards, I especially like the blue and brown where you have stamping and inked through the masks - such a fantastic guys card.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a wonderful array of cards , hope your ok . hugs janex

Shea said...

That you can make anything at all that involves sitting at a table is nothing short of heroic, and I applaud your beautiful efforts! The embossed edges of the corrugated cardboard take this technique to a whole new level, and I LOVE it! I'm super inspired to try it myself! Very lovely look, and you did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By Stamping!

scrappymo! said...

Hi Brenda...playing catchup and so enjoying your cards!

I have had the epidural treatment three times. It worked fabulously he first time...cut my pain by half. For some people the pain releif can last for 6 months or a year...
My second gave more pain...no relief and the third was pretty good...maybe 30 % relief...then I finally had the surgery!

I pray you are as lucky as my first epidural...we call it Needle Guided Nerve Root Injection...but I think it is prolly the same. You get strapped to the table face down and they take an Xray or some kind of image and while they have the image on the screen, a machine then guides the needle to the right spot inside the spinal column...it is quite amazing and you can feel relief instantly as there is a freezing drug of course and then the others kick in gradually!

Good luck with it and prayers for pain relief for you.

Marianne said...

I knew I hadn't had much time to visit my favourite blogs this month, but I had not realised I was so far behind in catching up with your cards and news. Love both cards, esp. the second one. Blues and browns are such fabulous colours together and just perfect for this CAS masculine card.
Marianne x

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful and inspiring, as always. Second one is my favourite today
Rosie x