Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spring Blossoms



Another schedule post with this weeks challenge at Allsorts where it's my turn to host the theme and I thought Spring Blossoms was an appropriate one, not that it's just because I love all things floral of course. Our prizes this week are from our regular sponsor Crafty Ribbons and Baker Ross.

For my card at the top I have used the lovely First Dance lily stamp from the Penny Black Spring releases, along with some softer stamping in the background and shading with Pan Pastels and my all time favourite sentiment stamp, Penny Black Dance.


Most of the products on my second card are from Baker Ross, they sent me a box of goodies and challenged me to see what I could come up with so I thought I would give the clay a go as I have never worked with it before and am really impressed with the rose, leaves and butterfly using molds and covering with gilding wax when dry. I  like the fresh colours of the pretty Spring paper collection which are good value at £5.99 for a pad of 26 24x34cm sheets. I will share more of my makes with their products soon.

I do hope you will join is this week and look forward to seeing your entries.

44 comments:

Juls said...

Such beautiful cards, love them both!! Hugs Juls

rachel said...

beautiful cards Brenda - love the verse on the first one - its fabulous xx

Andreja L. said...

WoW Brenda, what a lovelly cards you made. The first one is special and the sentiment it is soo good :-))
Hugs, Andreja

susiestacey said...

Thinking of you Brenda x Gorgeous cards today, just adore the sentiment wish l was a free spirit and could follow those little rules. Is'nt the clay strange stuff - it feels like funky foam and not a bit like clay.
Have a happy weekend x Susan x

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - love the soft colouring and stamping on the first, and the vibrancy of the second.
Hope you are doing OK.
Beryl xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Both cards are so pretty! Love the colour and sentiment of the top one. And how lovely that someone sent you a box of goodies to play with! The little moulds are lovely!

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, I love your pretty designs and the sentiment on your first card is so beautiful.
Take care, Sue xx

ALI said...

Really beautiful cards.

Wendy L said...

So lovely Brenda, love the purple one most though, my fave colours xxx

Gail said...

Great cards!
Hope you're doing well!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two stunning card Brenda...love the softness of your first one and like the idea of being able to use up scraps of card to make your 2nd card and just love these mauves and greens together
Have a great weekend

Anne

Bad Kitty said...

so sweet and nice cards.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Beautiful Cards Brenda!

I like both of them and will take some inspiration from them if you don't mind.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Paula (PEP) said...

Your lily card is delightful with the soft & subtle background stamping being so appropriate for that lovely sentiment, real truth in that one. Your accenting with the gems & pearls adds just that little extra without overpowering the whole understated design.
The second design is a joy of colours & the clay embellishing gives such an interesting effect with those old fashioned papers - reminiscent of old ornate plaster of paris style ornaments from days gone by.
Take care
Paula (PEP)

Berina RGA said...

very nice cards!! love the rose with leaves and butterfly u have created!! they are lovely!! hop u r feeling better!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are very beautiful Brenda, I love the colours and the quote on the top one. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! Love the liquid pearls for pollens and the clean banners! Looks beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous girly cards Brenda. Love the sentiment on the top one - so true.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Love your first card! Don't know what I think about the second; I like the colours and it is a crisp card, but it isn't what I like best, sorry... The flowers on the first are beautifully! Hope you have a good weekend, Gerrina

Ellie said...

Two beautiful creations Brenda. Love the design on the first one with the music note background, and gorgeous stamps. And the second one is gorgeous too - beautiful sketch! Hope you have a nice and relaxing weekend!!

ellyscard creatief said...

Two lovely cards Brenda.Love the soft one with teh sentiment and also the second green one.
Blessed weekend.
Elly

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful cards Brenda x

kanda said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. Such a gorgous image, sentiment and colours on the first. Fabulous use of such pretty papers and ribbons on the second and the leaves and butterfly are amazing xx

Tracy said...

These are so pretty, I love your clay embellishments, they look fabulous. Great designs and colours.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jackiescrafts said...

Love your cards the first one is especially elegant but I love them both
Jackie x

May said...

Stunning cards Brenda, Beautiful stamping to the first...Love the colours & papers of the second..Lovely work.... Hugs May x x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both beautiful cards. I love the banners on the second one.

Kathleen said...

These two cards are just up my street, love both of them, gorgeous colours and very spring like, and a touch of CAS, two very classy cards.

Kath x

cheryl Baker said...

Oh sweetie 2 gorgeous cards love the colours love the music note background and the super design on the second hugs cheryl xx

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, that first one is so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two fab cards, gorgeous colours and love that quote

Cath Wilson said...

Another beauty here, Brenda. Sympathising over Win 8 - you're far from the only one but there IS a way of making it very similar to Win 7 if you're interested? I saved the instructions from a friend of mine. Love that top card and sympathise re dexterity too - I have a similar issue x

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely fabby and the clay flower looks amazing too, Luv Sam x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 beautiful cards - so pretty and delicate.
Caroline xxx

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda.
Mags
x

ionabunny said...

Love that sentiment stamp. Great colours. The second card is very striking. Two lovely makes

Pat said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love the way you have used the papers on the second.

Pat xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful stamping on the first card and love the papers and the texture of the flower and the butterfly on the second card.
Take care;-))m

Craftnut said...

two beauties B - one of which is on my side at home :o), take care Tracy x

Eemeli said...

Lovely card. I really enjoy your design and the color scheme is very beautiful.

Hugs,
Eemeli

ribenaruby said...

Great Brenda, love the look of both. The top one is very eye-catching, beautiful sentiment. Ruby x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I love the quote on the first card. Both cards are wonderful, great spring feeling.

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful cards B x

Jo Channon said...

Hi Brenda love both cards but particularly love the second one using the moulds . I love using them too xx have a lovely Easter.