Monday, 3 March 2014

Just for You or is that Me



Morning Peeps, the first Monday of the month so time for our February challenge at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challengese where our theme for this month is Just for You, something a little different as we would like you to make cards for yourself - ones that you would enjoy receiving.

I also have my Monday shares for Prickly Pear and Nicecrane, so it's a bit of a jam packed post.

So the brief was quite easy, I knew I would like vivid colour, handmade flowers/s a butterfly of course, plus a bit of distressing. I used Dylusions for the background followed by a spritz of Glimmer Mist, these lovely FlonzCraft 20's fashion ladies from which I bleached the colour, used FlonzCraft Baroque border and blossoms around the edges and stamped the sentiment and butterfly (both Flonz) on the offcuts. Some harlequins using a mask and grunge paste, a rose made with Tonic's punch and stamp Rose set and the leaves cut with a die and embossed with purple embossing powder.


I also have this weeks DT share for Prickly Pear and it's another using the lovely Paris in Spring stamp and sentiment. I used the Cricut to cut a hear aperture and then coloured through using Pan Pastels, then  removed the mask and stamped the main image and sentiment. I tired some cord across the corners and I figure it's actually a little CAS, something normally off my radar.


And finally my Nicecrane cards using some of Ignacio's new Spring Floral designs...................and keep an eye out because there are also some wonderful new fairy designs which I will share later in the week but meantime and there is a sneak peek in the thumbnails below. I had been playing around trying to make these kinetic style cards and eventually worked out a template on the Cricut, then  purely by chance I saw a Sizzix die that created the shape and this is the result. The sentiment is Penny Black.


And this one used one of the Vintage Floral designs, some LOTV DP matted onto a nestie frame and some punched corners.

I hope you all have a good week.


40 comments:

Eemeli said...

Beautiful! All of them! Love especially the color scheme on the first card (my favorite :)

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a beautiful classic collection . I love the purple rose and was reading about the leaves, I love making flowers, mine usually end up on boxes. janex

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh yes the top card is so you, fabulous

Marianne said...

Lovely cards Brenda. Love the purple one (it's my fav colour) and great how you used the nicecrane images!!
xxx Marianne

Sue said...

It's always such a delight to visit your blog Brenda. I love your designs, such gorgeous images and wonderful detailing too.
Take care
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the pretty florals and gorgeous colours.
Lorraine x

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow, beautiful cards.Love the Die and the flower image.
Gr Elly

Jackie said...

What a stunning selection of cards since I last popped in :o)
Jackie xx

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful cards

Astrid Maclean said...

Like usual Brenda, your cards are all so beautiful, each in their own way! Stunning inspiration, - thank you for that!

Lau W said...

So many elegant and fresh cards ! Love them all dear brenda !
xxx

rachel said...

wow Brenda - what a stunning selection of cards - wonderful images and beautiful styles one and all xx

Sarah said...

Super cards, as ever, Brenda, however, Nicecrane have done it again with those fabulous florals...so beautiful. xx

Here is the link for the swirly die, they also do a larger size though equally delicate http://www.diestodiefor.com/proddetail.php?prod=mft-fancyflourish

ALI said...

Gorgeous card Brenda.

Crafting Queen said...

Really super cards. Have a lovely day.

Gerrina said...

Love your Flonzcraft and Prickley Pear cards! The first is one like one I would make for that challeng; it is a stunning one! And the second is perfectly CAS and beautiful! Great to see such different cards from your hand! Have a fine day, Gerrina

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Brenda - You have been very busy! Love all the cards - that's a fun theme at Vintage Stamping! I LOVE your first Nicecrane card - all those panels - the colours - the florals - simply beautiful!

kanda said...

Wow Brenda, what fabulous cards. All so different in style but each one is beautiful xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Goodness that last one is a stunner with the way you matched the ribbon colour to the image & the way the red polka dots bring out the reds in the flowers. I can see that the first is absolutely you & had to do a double-take with the second!
Paula (PEP)

May said...

WOW Brenda...You have been a busy girl....Stunning selection of amazing cards...so different but each so Beautiful....Gorgeous work... Hugs May x x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Cards Brenda!

Happy Crafting!!! X X

Berina RGA said...

very beautiful cards Brenda.. the CAS one is y favourite!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Debbie said...

Really beautiful cards as always dearie.

Kathleen said...

Well these past couple of post have told me one thing and that is you must be feeling a great deal better to get all these fabulous creations done, so I am very pleased about that.

Stunning set of cards, bet you get fed up of hearing that. lol.

Kath x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, love the vintage one so may details and work in there x Susan x

Dora said...

wow...again a beautiful many cards! what can you make everytime so beautiful cards. so good of you!!

linda said...

oh, all gorgeous and so spring-like! i especially love the glittery purple leaves and rose, the accordion fold and the nicecrane bouquet.

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh Brenda, these cards are gorgeous!!! I love the french feel of the first two, but I think my fav this time is the first one...it looks like it must be Spring in your part of the world lol, There is a lot of heart in these Brenda.
Dot x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow lots of beautiful cards Brenda (but they always are :)). Love the texture and inkiness on the top one :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Tracy said...

Amazing pieces, Adore your Nicecrane designs. Lots of lovley creations to see here Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chantal said...

Beautiful cards, love the spring card.
Hugs, Chantal S

Michelle J M said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I just love the shape of the Spring card, how clever! Michelle x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda, these are wonderful creations. Especially love the colors of the first one.

mags said...

A beautiful selection of cards Brenda. Love them all.
Mags
x

Bridie Payne said...

Gorgeous cards!

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

Have a Fab day!!

Hugs

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! Nicola x

Pat said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, No 1 I love the colours and the image, No 2 is so beautiful and elegant, No. 3 is absolutely stunning all the gorgeous images and No. 4 has a beautiful image and so lovely and fresh looking. Hope your week is going well with some of the lovely sunshine we have been having, it makes such a difference.

Pat xx

pinky said...

Oh wow mrs, another few intakes of breath!! You've done it again. Love them all.

Natasha said...

These are all so beautiful Brenda, love them all. Hugs xnx

Crafteresa said...

I really like them all but I love the spring card that has four folds and lovely apertures, love the flowers and very interested in how to make the cut of the card? I guess theres a name for this type of card? is there a video tutorial anywhere to help me make this type of card for myself?
have a great week Brenda and thanks for sharing, you inspire me
crafteresa xx

 
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