Monday, 2 June 2014

Blossoms



It's time for a new challenge at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges where our them is Summer Blossoms, what a lovely easy one as we all love our flowers. And as it's Monday I also have my Prickly Pear and Nicecrane DT shares.

For my top card I have used a number of FlonzCraft stamps, Etched Rose and leaves, Buttertfly trio, small butterflies sheet and Floral Butterfly corner and sprayed them all with Dylusions before cutting out and decoupaging. Graphic 45 DP and TH weathered clock cut from Coredinations.

I am again entrering the Butterfly Bingo Challenge (after totally messing up yesterday's one - need more practice) and following the line of Butterflies, Dies and DP.


This one is probably the most difficult card I have ever had to make, when my latest DT package arrived from Prickly Pear I looked at this sentiment and lovely as it is wondered what on earth I could manage to do with it.


After thinking about it for a few days I decided I would make a card in memory of my lovely Buffy. The design and colours of the card, little UTEE fob and glazed flowers were inspired by Pere Lachaise in Paris, for those not familiar with it, it's the largest cemetery in Paris set on a hill with views of the City where many famous people are buried .......Sarah Bernhardt, Chopin, Colette, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf to name a few........although it is a cemetery it is unlike most and more of a tourist attraction with beautiful marbles, many flowers and ornate glazed photos to commemorate those buried there.


Finally my Nicecrane share is another using the elegant A Dream of Fair Women design sheet........can you tell I really like these, along with Graphic 45 DP's, a bit of paper folding, ribbon and flower.

Happy Monday all.

51 comments:

Glennis said...

Fabulous cards - I especially like the last one - the colours are so appealing to me!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! love them all.. So touching to see your loved companion in there. Must have been an emotional moment.. Hugs :)

Wendy L said...

A wonderful set of cards Brenda, so stylish xxxxx

scrappymo! said...

A trio of gorgeous card. The second pulls at my heartstrings...of course the wee locket of your beloved dog clearly had some effect on this choice! What a beauty!

Astrid Maclean said...

Three stunning beauties once again Brenda, each of them so beautiful in their own way!! Love how you added the flowers to the clock on the top one. Have a good week!

Mrs A. said...

This is an absolutely fabulous card. I love it to bits. I have noticed that you have linked yesterday's card in twice to my challenge. Did you mean the second time o be this card? If so please let me know and I will correct the entry from my end as I'd love this to be in the challenge too. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful cards, love the one with the photo of your Buffy. Have a wonderful day.

Sue said...

Such stunning creations Brenda. I love the clock with the added flowers and beautiful colours.
Your card in memory of your beloved Buffy is so special and I love the elegant lady such gorgeous detailing.
Sue xx

Marianne said...

They are all lovely cards, Brenda, but your sweet tribute to Buffy really caught my eye.
Sorry I haven't been to visit in a long time, but as you know so very well, life sometimes gets in the way. My husband had to undergo heart surgery over 5 weeks ago to have his aortic valve replaced. He is recovering remarkably well, but it will take some more time before he can take up his usual tasks again, such as walking the dog we found in our front garden by the end of October. Our Bernie (who appears to be a mixture of a longhaired dachshund with the face of a German shephard LOL) is now about 8 months old and still a handful, although he does seem to be calming down a little now. Because he was probably only 4 weeks old when we found him (neglected and more dead than alive because of the flees), he is still afraid of everything out of the ordinary, such as a cardboard box or large bottle where it does not belong. Other than that, he is really sweet and it's hard to envision a life without him...
Marianne x

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Brenda.
Lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Great colourfull and elegant cards! I was thinking this morning that I have to use my clock-die again and here you have a card made with it! Love the combination of textures, paper, stamping on your cards! So much techniques.... Hope you'll have a sunny week, Gerrina

Jacee said...

Lovely work Brenda, and what a really nice sentiment on the front, lovely!
Hugs Jacee

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful cards

loulou said...

Brenda, I love your gorgeous memorial to your beautiful Buffy.

Viv's Visuals said...

3 fab creations Brenda. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

All 3 are beautiful but I was really touched by your Buffy card. Lovely work, Brenda!

Lau W said...

Superb cards, oh and so sweet the card with Buffy, OMG so lovely tribute !
xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, again three beauties. The one with Buffy brings tears to my eyes, I think it's that sweet face. I hope your day is going well, take good care, Shirleyx

rachel said...

morning Brenda - oh I love all of your cards today but that first one - awesome - love it xx

Jane said...

More beautiful cards Brenda, I love the memory one for dear Buffy xx

Mrs A. said...

Hi so glad you decided to link this entry in . I will disregard your double entry at no 35 but leave in as othwise it will alter the following people's entry number. Hugs Mrs A.

Angie said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the curled edge on the PPRS card! I love how the sweet tag with the photo of Buffy. The glazed flowers are gorgeous! The paper fold on your last card looks fabulous. Three beauties! You are in my thoughts today!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda... very beautiful flowers...
Berina
Moxie Craftie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Once again you spoil us with three cards, very clever sympathy card but love the first one best as I love that clock and it looks great with those fab flowers

Sarah said...

What a fabulous card in memory of your lovely Buffy and the paper folded frame on the second is brilliant. xx

ALI said...

A beautiful selection of card, especially the one for Buffy.

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and what a lovely keepsake for Buffy, it brought a tear to my eye
Claire xx

Maureen R said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. The sympathy card is perfect for pet lovers. I receive them from my Vet and it means so much. Great job!

Andreja L. said...

WoW Brenda, stunning cards :-))
Each of them is so beautiful in their own way! I like how you add the flowers to the clock on the first one :-))
Be good! Hugs, Andreja

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the beautiful tribute to dear Buffy, I adore how you used the clock with the flowers Fantastic design....Have a happy week... Hugs May x x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous set of cards Brenda, love how you've used the clock with the flowers, stunning. A lovely tribute to Buffy too.
Avril xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Brenda all so different but equally stunning

Anne

Kitten Kraftz said...

Lovely cards Brenda, the second one is really touching. I lost my baby rabbit a few days ago. She was only 8 weeks old and even though the loss was not as bad as it would be with a pet that one has had for years, but it was sad that she did not live as long as she was meant to.
Love Pearl x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are gorgeous.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all so beautiful Brenda, but my favourite has to be the sympathy card as that verse is so lovely and I like the way you have added the picture
Kevin xx

Rene' said...

Brenda your cards are amazing!!

Jackie said...

Another stunning selection Brenda, and beautiful colour combinations :o)
Jackie xx

Janice said...

Super cards Brenda but I bet you didn't have dry eyes doing Buffy's one. It's lovely but so sad too. Pets just mean so much to so many, Jx

Shirley Chillman said...

Both are so beautiful Brenda. Not sure about you not having a dry eye, mine welled up when I say Buffy.

Warm hugs from Shirl x x

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda once again, you never cease to amaze. These creations are just stunning and I love the vintage feel to all of them.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Clare said...

What wonderful creations!

kanda said...

3 beautiful creations Brenda. I so love the second with the wonderful sentiment xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda what a beautiful selection of cards the designs are stunning I love the little cameo of your dog, superb work.
hugs
lorraine x

Michelle Pearson said...

Well, you knocked the PPRS pet sympathy card out of the park Brenda...simply stunning...love the paper curl, the photo, just everything! Thank you so much!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! hugs, Helena

linda said...

these are all beautiful brenda! i love your tribute card to buffy; the sentiment is perfect.

Patry Ro said...

These cards are adorable!!! Oh Brenda If you knew how I like them!!!! Congrats!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm catching up... a week without being in blogland. You've been very creative - so many wonderful pieces to see. Love the sympathy card, a great memory to Buffy.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards Brenda.Lovely litlle cameo of your dog.
Gr Elly

Pat (mspfd) said...

Phenomenal creations. Each is a work of art!

Merry said...

Beautiful work Brenda....love the way you added the butterfly on the bottom corner. Lovely tribute to Buffy too.

 
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