Saturday, 1 March 2014

Spring is Coming



Morning all, time for our next challenge at Allsorts where our host this week is Tracy Mouse who has come up with the lovely theme of 'Spring is Coming' which is that right up my street. Our lovely sponsors are one of our regulars Digistamp Boutique and Classy Crafts who we welcome for the first time.

I love making tri fold cards and the Britannia trellis die makes a perfect fancy top, the Daffodils and Tulips and both Penny Black stamps and the Violets from Stampendous, all stamped onto a Spellbinder frame and coloured with watecolour pencils. The sentiment is computer generated and it's all tied together with seam binding.


And a second one just because I love Springtime cards, this time using a new design sheet from Nicecrane Designs...............direct links in the thumbnails below. I wanted to use the daffodil vase but the blue of the vase threw me a bit when it came to matching up, but after a long rummage through my DP drawers I found a piece of Kaiser DP which matched perfectly, just proves never throw the odds and ends away. The little row of butterflies was along the edge of the paper so I cut it off and laid it over some lace and added a die cut corner and some pearls.

Nearly forgot about the Country Living Spring Fair tickets, Zoe is the name out of the hat, please mail me with your postal addy so I can get your tickets posted to you.

Happy weekend everyone.


53 comments:

  1. Two gorgeous spring cards Brenda. The top one is soooo pretty. Love the shape, flowers, colours, just beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  2. These are absolutely amazing projects! Have a nice weekend

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  3. Piekne, niesamowicie oryginalne kartki.Bardzo mi sie podobają:)

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  4. Lovely cards this morning Brenda beautiful and fresh - looks like spring here today :) Have a good weekend x Susan x

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  5. Two gorgeous cards Brenda! Tracy. X

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  6. Two beautiful cards, nice to feel spring is just around the corner

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  7. Wow Brenda, these are both stunners!! ~The daffs are glorious and how lucky that you happened upon the perfect match. Have a good weekend xx

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  8. Stunning cards Brenda, the first is amazing. xxxx

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  9. Wow that top card is stunning I love it.
    The bottom one is beautiful too but my fav is the top one
    Hope you are well
    Have a good weekend
    Hugs Kelly

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  10. so beautiful Brenda - really gorgeous makes - so very pretty xx

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  11. oh hun these are stunning so beautiful just adore them xxx

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  12. Two beautiful cards, Brenda. Seeing the spring flowers popping up in the garden is so heartening and these two portray the promise of spring perfectly.
    Your tri-fold is so delicately gorgeous. Seeing this makes me NEED that trellis die, lol.
    Loving the vintagey look of the vase of daffs (good old nicecrane :) I really must pay a visit) - and I'm also coveting that lovely corner die.
    x

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  13. I love Springtime cards too Brenda and yours are stunning.
    Your tri-fold card looks wonderful, I love the way you have used the trellis die and such beautiful images.
    The image on your second card is gorgeous too. I love the papers and beautiful detailing you have added.
    Sue xx

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  14. Lovely cards Brenda! love the gorgeous flowers on the panel...love them both..so very elegant!

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  15. Two beautiful cards! Great stamps and pastel colours at the first! Love the shape! And such a beautiful vintage feel on the secind one! Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

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  16. Oh Brenda, these pieces are all so very beautiful!!! Such a wonderful collection of stamps and images and I absolutely adore how you have used the dies! Master pieces all of them with a real feeling of Spring in the air!

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  17. Beautiful Brenda! They're both gorgeous :) Love the layout of the first one, very pretty altogether :)

    Tags xx

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  18. So nice to see Spring cards and the lovely colours , love the decorative top on the card and the image from Nicecrane is just beautiful .Hope you are doing ok .

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  19. Gorgeous cheery Spring designs Brenda. The lay-out of the top one is fantastic. Have a great weekend, hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

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  20. These are both delightful, somehow it does feel like Spring is on the way finally. I particularly like the way you tied the panels together not only with your perfectly matching colours of seam binding but also with the wording. In your second one it's your beautifully inventive use of that butterfly border with the lace that caught my eye. The seamlessness of the daffodil image blending with the inked embossed panel is remarkable.
    Paula (PEP)

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  21. Oooh these are lovely and a real reminder that Spring is on it's way
    Jackie x

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  22. Oooo what a stunning tri fold card, using 3 different spring flowers, am loving the frames and die edge too, also love the other one, luv Sam x

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  23. Both are gorgeous, Brenda! Really love the tri-fold card - those die cuts are beautiful! Hope things are going okay with you lately.

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  24. Wowwww woww Brenda, I am faaling in lovw with your spellbinders dies in your first card,,,,and waht a beautiful coloring , my friend,,,so gorgeus and impressive dies,,,,Love it,

    And what can I say about your second one,,,,love the vintage style,,,,you aply to my flowers vase,,,and the amazing die,,,,,,,OMG you are the Die cuts`s Queen

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  25. Beautiful Creations Brenda!

    They are both lovely, but I love the first one, it's so fresh and your colouring is beautifully done.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  26. Brenda, these are beautiful! the vintage daffodils melt my heart, but your spring time garden with the "trellis feel" make me SMILE! Gosh, both are lovely, happy and peaceful! hugs, de

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  27. Gorgeous springtime cards, beautiful colouring!
    Happy weekend;-))m

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  28. Ahhh spring is coming; love your springcards! Great image from Nicecrane too and you found a perfect match to the blue vase.
    xxx Marianne

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  29. So inspiring. Your spring messengers are so delightful and elegant. :)xxx

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  30. Two beautiful creations Brenda. A gorgeous Spring card. A great idea with the trellis and binding it together with seambinding is a fab idea. Lovely flower images on it!
    The second is beautiful as well. Very elegant! hugs, Marlies

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  31. Gorgeous spring creations Brenda..Love the tri fold card & the image from Nicecrane is so beautiful.... Great work as always.... Hugs may x x x

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  32. Very beautifully done work.
    A magnificently presents

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  33. Very beautifully done work.
    A magnificently presents

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  34. These are wonderful pieces. Especially love the first one, great spring feeling.

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  35. Two brilliant creation, I especially love the tri-fold card, the images are fabulous and so very pretty with your colouring.

    Kath x

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  36. Love the trellis at the top of the tri-fold - and all the die-cut frames work so beautifully. Lovely, lovely spring cards, Brenda!
    Alison x

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  37. beautiful cards!! beautiful flowers is on the cards. great colouring with watercolourpencils on the first card.
    have a nice weekend. Brenda.
    regards

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  38. beautiful cards Brenda... both r gorgeous!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  39. Beautiful cards B, I adore the trifold card, gorgeous images and soft colours x

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  40. These are both gorgous cards Brenda. Love the trellis you made on the first with the lovely fresh spring colours and the wonderful image on the second xx

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  41. These are both fabulous. I adore the images on the top one and that trellis die is fab

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  42. Amazing cards! I love the dainty trellis at the top of the trifold card. The flowers on it are so delicate and sweet. The ribbons are perfect accents.
    The gorgeous vase and the deep earthy tones you used for it are gorgeous. I love the lacy trim border and delicate trellis in the corner.
    Great inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  43. I simply have to say that I love the elegant tri fold card. The colours you have chosen remind me of spring and nature.
    Vinita

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  44. WoW Brenda :-))
    What a fantastic Spring cards you made! I like all details!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  45. Your cards are beautiful and elegant. I love the flower images and embellishments.

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  46. Wow! Stunning work, Brenda! I love them! Thanks for the inspiration. I must use that edge die!

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  47. Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The first one is my particular favourite.
    Mags
    x

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  48. these just popped up now on my reader so it's updating but not in chronological order i guess. they're both gorgeous but i especially love the first one for the pastel spring colours, the bows and the die cuts. i can't wait for spring! :)

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  49. OH WOW How stunning are the flowers and frames on the concertina type card!? I love it! So beautiful!

    The vintage paper on the daffodil card works beautiful together with the image! Fantastic!

    Hope you are doing well! Take Care!

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  50. Fantastic springtime creations Brenda, Those flower images are beautiful, you have showcased them perfectly.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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