Monday, 13 January 2014

Early Valentine



Morning all you lovely Peeps, hope everyone had a good weekend.

We have still got dodgy phone lines but at least the Internet is working so I am taking the opportunity to post a couple of cards I made for Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs using some of his new Valentine designs. They really are so pretty and have drawn out the less inky side of me to create something girly for a change.

I also want to say a big thank you to Rachel as I won her candy which is a fabulous voucher for Imagination Crafts, how lucky am I as I love their products. And as I said to her I am hoping that's an omen for later in the week, up till now I have tried to keep it all in a box but over the weekend reality dawned and I am feeling a little pessimistic about what lies ahead of me this week, but I guess what will be will be and not a lot I can do to change that.


So onto my cards, you will find thumbnail links below to the Nicecrane Designes used in these two cards, along with the Spellbinders and Graphic 45 DP's which always lend themselves so well to Ignacios's design's. I made the rose on the top card is made from the same ribbon as the bow and the flowers on the second card were cut on the Cricut.

Have a good week everyone and catch up with you all again soon I hope.

65 comments:

Marianne said...

Great cards! Love the nicecrane images and the wonderful dies you used. Lots of luck this week and I hope everythings turns out good for you!!
Take care.
Hugs,
Marianne

joy said...

Beautiful cards!! Love those pretty images and the dies you have used to enhance them.

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, the pink one is so feminine and pretty! I really hope your week goes ok, and isn't as bad as you're expecting.

Big hugs

Tags xx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Oh my!! what cards Brenda! really gorgeous! love them both ...but I am like head over heels in love with the first one! Its soooo stunning! The rose you made out of ribbon is lovely! the diecuts.. the colour ..all so lovely dear!

Viv's Visuals said...

Onward and Upward! All will be well am sure - keep your chin up.x
Two yummy delish cards.
And my heart rate has finally slowed down... needed a blood pressure tablet yesterday!! LOL xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards! Have a good week. :)

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

And you are so right about the weather...it make me so dull and lazy..:( hope things get better soon..hope you are doing fine sweets! take care :)

Berina RGA said...

lovely cards Brenda... the pink one is sooo beautifully girly!! the diecut on the 2nd card is nice..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Mrs.B said...

HI Brenda, Two gorgeous cards, and such lovely images. Love your ribbon rose, perfect with embossed background.
Thinking of you this week.
Avril xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness - Although both of these cards are beautiful, I absolutely LOVE the pink one! Pink is my favourite colour and I just love all your die-cuts and bow and flower - a perfect card. The recipient of this one is one lucky person! Wishing you well with medical tests/procedures this week - still sending prayers your way, my friend.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful and gorgeous cards.
Gr Elly

Sarah said...

What beautiful cards Brenda, the images are so pretty and the first reminds me of an old photograph from the 20's of my Grandma where the cheeks and eyes were coloured so delicately. You are in my thoughts xx

Sally H said...

two stunning cards, Brenda. Very pretty. All the best for this week. I will be thinking of you. I have an unexpected day off from work - burst pipes near asbestos. Hoping it isn't in my classroom, and not sure when it will be sorted either.

Paula (PEP) said...

I do love the way your ribbon rose really echoes the roses flowing out of her basket & how you used an embossing folder with roses on too. All the textures are delightful & although it's a 'girly' not inky card it's still very 'you.' I particularly like the way you've used the image as a supporting 'actor' in the design of your second card & the striped background fits so well with your elaborate frame conjuring up thoughts of Georgian or Regency decoration. Great that you won a little spending spree - take good care of yourself in the coming days.
Thinking of you
With much love
Paula (PEP)

Jane said...

Oh dear Brenda I really do feel for you at the moment and hope you can see everything through OK. Such unknown waters lie ahead for you but keep up your great spirit. These 2 cards are just beautiful, I especially love the pink rose one, so very delicate. Take care, huge hugs, Jane x

rachel said...

two beautiful cards Brenda - love that rose embossing folder - will need to get mine out again! So glad I was able to make your day! Big Hugs to you Brenda and here's hoping that all goes well! Rachel x

Sue said...

Such gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the images and fabulous detailing. The sentiment on your second card is so beautiful.
I was so pleased when I saw that you had won Rachel's candy. I wish you all the best for later in the week.
Take care
Sue xx

Whisper said...

Both cards are stunning, especially like the first one, with the vintage feel.

Thinking of you later in the week, Luv Sam x

Patry Ro said...

Fabulous cards ! great you are the winner!!! Congrats!!!

zub momi said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the beautiful images and dies used :)

Fandhmum said...

Love both of these
Rosie x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda, beautiful cards,
take care;-))m

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely soooo lovely cards Brenda,,,,,,,,in your first creation love the stunning pink tones,,,OMG and all over the background and die you used,,,,,they are the perfect complement to my image,,,,,and a waht a unique Flower,,,,,,love it, love it,

In your secnd card,,,,with the floes and so elegant butterfly and the die cut works great here, waht a cute lady,,,,,,,you used,,,,,,,,Horayyyyyyyyyyyy for Brenda,,,,

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, crossing everything for later in the week x Susan x

Glennis said...

Both cards are so beautiful - I love them

Helen said...

The cards are sooo pretty!! Will be thinking of you later this week, sending you much love and healing hugs!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Brenda, both are just stunning!! Such great use of those images again!! Good luck with whatever is ahead in the week!

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning and so love the soft colour palette Brenda. Keep that chin up, mrs we are all praying for a positive outcome.
Hugs
Pinky

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The top one is so romantic and pretty.
Congratulations on your win too.
Lorraine x

cebelica said...

Gorgeous vintage creations. Real treat for the eyes. Hugs! xx

Mieke said...

They are beautiful!

Fliss said...

These are absolutely beautiful Brenda. Thinking of you this week too and wish you all the best for your forthcoming ordeal and my hopes for a positive outcome.
All the best and hugs, Fliss xx

cheryl Baker said...

Oh wow hun stunning or what you always inspire me hun hope things will be okay hugs cheryl xxx

Sasha said...

Two more beauties, Brenda. I really love your ribbon rose on your first card, which goes so well with the pretty image. Your flowers and the words on your second card are beautiful, too.
Whatever it is you are worried about, I pray all goes well for you my friend xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous and very lovely cards.

Gerrina said...

Great girly cards! Little bit vintage, but so fresh in colour; beautiful! Keep up the positive thinking..sending some positive energy to you and thinking of you... Hugs, Gerrina

Leanne said...

A very Happy New Year to you Brenda. Your cards are gorgeous and thank you for the opportunity for a great candy too.

Phi said...

Your cards are so sweet Brenda. Love them both. Maybe the pink one a little more. So feminine.

hellerlittle said...

Both are amazing Cards... love them
CU and good luck for your week - hellerlittle

Janice said...

Stunning cards and gorgeous floral displays Brenda these are just so pretty, Jx

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda! I love the vintage images! Both cards are in beautiful colours and you have used fab dies as well. The ribbon flower looks great too! hugs, Marlies

Jackie said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, both very feminine and pretty :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda and love the images.
luv
Debby

Eret said...

Amazing card, Brenda! First one is so soft and pretty. Love the embossed background and your beautiful ribbon rose. I love the color combo on your second card and those darling flowers. Thank you for inspiring me, Brenda. I'll be thinking of you!
Hugs,
Eret

Jackie said...

Hi Brenda, me again. PB is Penny Black :o)
Jackie xx

SusanLotus said...

Adorable cards Brenda!
Very elegant and the qupte is so true!
Hugs
Susan

Bridie Payne said...

Oh those backing papers are simply stunning

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

Have a lovely evening!

Hugs

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Pia S said...

Your vintage design cards are gorgeous! I like this style so much, and you do it so well. The combination of the rose embossed paper with the pink papers and image is perfect for a valentine's card, and my favorite color for girly designs is blue, so your second card just went straight home with me! I like how you used the die cuts to make the DP show through, lovely sentiment and so beautifully embellished!

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, lovely images and gorgeous colours. We still have no phone line it's been five days now!!! just glad the internet is still working. I hope all goes well for you this week, I will be thinking of you. Sending you some hugs.

Pat xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

These are beautiful Brenda
Love them
Hugs Kelly

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Both beautiful cards Brenda!

I think my favourite of the two is the pink rose one, the colours and embellishments are lovely and they really compliment the image.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Brenda, wow beautiful pair of vintage cards, I love the soft colours of them and your card design. Hope you had a good Christmas and that you are keeping well. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

How wonderful these are, Brenda! Your cards are always full of surprises and great teach-niques! :-)

Andrea said...

wow Brenda stunning cards I love the vintage images and pastel colours,Loving your ribbon rose too. crafty hugs Andrea x

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love these images.
Mags
x

Nikki C said...

These are just so pretty :) hugs Nikki

Tindaloo said...

gorgeous creations! :)

kanda said...

How beautiful. Love both of these especially the pastel one xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Gorgeous vintage imagery, they are so pretty and elegant, just like your cards! Lovely use of diecuts and embossing as well!

Thinking of you xoxo

Karen Petitt said...

Both are gorgeous, love the vintage style of them, such pretty use of colour xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah B. just adore the first image, your framed it so well and second too...

I found rose one :D in recent releases from Nicecrane.. and went to buy it but dont think they use PayPal which means it is too hard to buy from Oz..
They dont have logo on site..
I will go back when have time.. think I am getting old and crabby.
Pray for you as another Thursday approaches... feeling "icky" is not fun. Shaz in Oz,.x

SusanLotus said...

These are really beautiful!
Soft and elegant feeling.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow!
Hugs!

Merry said...

Oh wow...two amazing cards. I especially love the pinkness and dies on the first card.

scrappymo! said...

Love both of these. They are so beautiful. Fabulous dies and image...loving all the details of both of them!

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous cards
Love these images.

 
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