Monday, 31 March 2014

A little bit CAS and Monday candy



Happy Monday Peeps, time for this weeks Prickly Pear and Nicecrane DT pieces and of course this weeks candy.........and stamp re-housing, it wasn't my intention to make this a regular thing but it seems lots of you really like the idea. In the days when I did lots more demos and classes I gathered far more stamps than I know what to do with and some were used for just one or two classes, so it pleases me that some are going to new homes rather than gathering dust in my craft drawers.

It's a bit of a CAS card I think, using the Lovebird on Vine image from Prickly Pear stamped into a circle aperture and shaded with Pan Pastels, an embossed panel at the bottom and some ribbon and gems.


My Nicecrane piece this week uses another new image from the Frank Haviland Women design sheet. I have been wanting to try a criss cross card for ages so set to work with the scoreboard and a sheet of A3 cardstock and found I got two nice sized cards for the sheet. Graphic 45 DP's with some stamping arond the edges, lace, ribbons dies cut swirls and flowers and  I rather like the finished result.


This weeks candy is a sweet little Sarah Kay image called Susie Ponders and the stamp is Hero Arts. The winner of last weeks embellishments is Jem from Wednesday's post and the Hero Arts stamp is being re-homed with Kathleen from Saturday's post. Please both mail me with your full postal addy's so I can send your goodies.


Here's what you need to do to be in with a chance of wining...............
  • Post my Monday Candy Poppy logo on your blog sidebar with a link to my blog.
  • Leave a comment on any post between now and next Monday.....comments on two posts and names go into the draw again and so on.
  • Be a follower of my blog and please no candy only followers, I do check winners blogs and any non genuine ones will be discounted.
Hope you have a good Monday everyone.

54 comments:

Eva Olmo said...

Wowww Branda, are beautiful cards, you are a great artist.
Kisses from Spain.

Astrid Maclean said...

You certainly can do any style Brenda, your CAS card is lovely, but I have to say, your criss-cross card really stole my heart, absolutely love this, such a great idea!!!

Sarah said...

Love the birdie Brenda and the embossed panel looks fab. Great criss cross card too and that image is beautiful xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards today Brenda love the CAS - very dekicate on the eye and the criss cross is very pretty to/ Have a good week x Susan x

Dobra said...

Very beautiful chit,
has a great color scheme.
Looks great.

Anjali Reddy said...

Congrats to the winners..I loved your CAS card with that elegant look. Not to mention your Nicecrane piece is Royal !!!

Suman Pandit said...

love the first card with the heart shaped bling to go with the stamp. unique color combination on the second card !!

Wendy L said...

Love these Brenda, the second is more up my street, xxxxx

Marianne said...

Love you CAS card; I always find this so hard to do and your second one is so very romantic. Super!!
xxx Marianne

Beryl said...

Love the clean lines and the fab shade of blue used for this gorgeous card Brenda.
The second card is fabulous and I have a blogging friend who would absolutely love this. A beautiful image and design finished of with a gorgeous flower spray.
Beryl xx

Marianne said...

Hi Brenda, I simply had to pop over (long overdue, I know) when I saw your lovely CAS card in my Dashboard, but I think I like your second card even better with those soft colours. I have never tried a criss cross card, but I may have to try, even though, I'm leaning more and more towards making CAS cards at the moment. Hope your week is a good one.
Marianne x

Sue said...

Such gorgeous cards Brenda. I love CAS design of the first card with that gorgeous image and beautiful colours. Your criss cross style card is stunning, I love the image and beautiful detailing too.
Sue xx

hellerlittle said...

morning Brenda !!!
2 amazing artworks - as allways *smile
I love both, cause I love CAS Cards also as Vintagecards... so you made my day with both !!!!
Hugs hellerlittle

skimmia said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for chance to win :-)

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards. Have a great week. :)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two lovely cards Brenda!

I love them both.
The CAS Card is beautifully done and I love the colour of the Pan Pastels you've used.
Your second card is gorgeous, the image is lovely and I like the papers you've used.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

jackiescrafts said...

Both your cards are lovely but I especially love your C&S one
Jackie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are beautiful creations. Fabulous shape of the second one.

Gerrina said...

Two elegant cards! Love the CAS-one most, but the vintage one has a great shape! Hope you'll have a good week, Gerrina

Gail said...

Wonderful cards Brenda!
Love the colors on the first, and great job with the criss cross card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous! Love the simplicity of your first card - I think I would love to try some CAS cards - I struggle with them. Love the vintage look of your second card and all the details - love this criss-cross style - have never tried it. So much inspiration here!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Forgot to say... Congrats to the candy winners! Just saw them as I was scrolling back for a second look at your cards :-)

Lau W said...

Oh love very much the first card, lovely sweet design, and the criss cross card is perfect too :-)
xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Both gorgeous cards Brenda, great designs and detail. xx Flora

Berina RGA said...

2 beautiful cards... both are lovely... the shaped crd is very beautiful...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Julie said...

Hello my lovely B, a poorly mum means I'm not getting much blog visiting time, appologies! Love your criss cross card, I've never tried making one but really love the look, especially your vintage look! Xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, I love the CAS style design, the embossing adds a nice touch (thanks for the idea :)). Also the 2nd card is gorgeous, love the vintage images and how you've incorporated it into your design. Take care, Shirleyx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI again (I hope my previous comment went through, I'm not here for candy, just to look at your beautiful designs :) Cheers, Shirleyx

ALI said...

2 really beautiful and different cards.

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! love the criss cross card! its so gorgeous and vintage!

kanda said...

More fabulous cards Brenda. Love the colours and embossing on the CAS one and the criss cross card is so elegant xx

Fliss said...

Absolutely beautiful creations Brenda and lovely to see you doing clean and simple too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Kathleen said...

"A bit of a CAS card", a brilliant CAS card I would say, love it, fabulous colour.
Love the style of the second card and the gorgeous flower and stunning bow.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.
Lorraine x

Donna Ellis said...

2 wonderful card creations, B! Love the pretty femininity in the 2nd card, and the classic feel of your CAS sample! They are both so pretty! hugs, de

rachel said...

super cards as always Brenda - sorry for the lateness of my comment - its been a busy day xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the bird and that criss cross card is gorgeous too. Love the Sarah Kay image so have my fingers crossed for that one x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both so beautiful Brenda!!
Kevin xx

Paula (PEP) said...

On the first sample I love the way your little heart gems echo the hearts of the image culminating in that end one combining both on the image. That's a really lovely CAS layout too.
On the second, the lace is a lovely addition on the criss cross card & I love your positioning of the leaf die-cut with the flower & ribbon on the image itself.
Paula (PEP)

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful. I love the bird and layout on the first one.

Nikki C said...

What a pretty pocket card and tag so sharp looking never made one of those will have to remember it :) thanks for sharing

Angie said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that the heart gems fit on your heart grass image!!! Very pretty in this sweet shade of green!

Phi said...

Both lovely cards Brenda. I don't know which I like more. The colours and cleaness of the first or the feminine elegance of the second. I love them both.

Jackie said...

Two very different but equally wonderful cards Brenda :o)
Jackie xx

Janeen said...

I love the scoring on your PPRS card. Cute.

Tracy said...

Found myself taking more notice of your PPRS Ha ha I wonder why? I love the design, the embossing looks lovely.
Your Nicecrane is so pretty as always with these images when you use them. Two gorgeous and very different cards.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pat said...

Lovely clean and simple card, and the second one WOW it's absolutely gorgeous, beautiful image and great design.

Pat xx

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful cards

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Brenda, I am falling in lovw with your Haviland Card,,,,,,,,I love this kind of cards,, so unnusual,,,and so vintage and elegant at time,,,,,,love these stunning roses ans your lace,,,, constrasting with my Woman image.....You are Rock.

Carmen M. said...

This is such a beautiful card... Love the way you made it vintage... Will have to keep a bit more of an eye on you as I am trying to achieve that look myself.

Jennifer Scull said...

what a truly lovely card! thank you for sharing! :)

Juls said...

stunning collection of cards, inspirational as always. Hugs Juls

Debbie said...

Congratulations to the winners-enjoy.2 beautiful cards in their own right.Gorgeous crisp and clean feeling with the first one and such elegance and beauty with the second one.Hugs Debbie x

Merry said...

I like how you embossed the bottom of the first card…pretty colours too. Love that Criss Cross style, I have to add that to my to do list.

 
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