Monday, 23 June 2014

Inky, Pinky Monday


Using: CLR001 Butterflies clear set, CLR015A Bobbly Flowers clear set, PPRSD015 Blobbly Flowers die set, EE0131 Flourish stamp and Cheery Lynn lattice die.

Note added - what are your dashboards up to this morning ? Mine will only show the very latest posting of those I follow and although there is a 'view more' button it won't actually show any more. Tried on another computer in the office and the same so unless I sit and watch it all the time no idea who has posted what. What's Blogger up to now I wonder ?

Morning Peeps, I hope you all had a good weekend.

Time to share my Monday morning Prickly Pear and Nicecrane Designs DT pieces. It's all rather inky as I am struggling mojo wise with all the medical issues and treatments and getting inky is what I have found I am most comfortable with lately so apologies if it's all rather samey recently.

The background is Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and Pomegranate Seed................don't you just love the names they give them.............and the requisite spritz of Pearl Glimmer Mist. Over this I inked Picked Raspberry DI through a mask to get the wavy pattern and added some Gilding Wax around the edges, then overlaid the lattice which I painted with chalk paint and randomly tore at the edges and finally some pink Sparkle Medium through another mask, a really useful Timmy one with tiny holes.

Finally after all that messiness I cut the flowers, over stamped them and also he butterfly, all cut from a piece of card sprayed with the same mediums.

I would like to enter this into the current Butterfly Challenge................I don't do challenges as a rule due to the need to minimise screen glare to my dodgy eyes but I do make an exception here as I love butterflies. The current theme is monochromatic.


My Nicecrane creation is also rather pink, I have used the really sweet Children and Birds by N Brisley design sheet which is a newly released one, there are five different deigns in the collection so plenty of scope for a variety of cards. I have teamed it up with Graphic 45 Botanical Tea DP's, no matter which Nicecrane design I use there is usually a G45 DP that matches, they seem made for each other with their Vintage feel. I did a bit of stitching around the edges using the new sewing machine hubby bought for my Birthday, it's not until Friday but I was allowed to have it a bit early to start playing with. Some bunting cut of the Cricut and die cut flowers and leaves.

Hope you all have a good week.

62 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

I for one LOVE your inky backgrounds Brenda, and I love what you did with the CL lattice die! Both cards lokk lovely, the little banner on the Nicecrane one is just a perfect finishing touch!!

So sorry to hear your medical issues are getting you down again. Hang in there my friend!!! Sending big hugs!

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful cards and colours brenda

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, zwei sehr schöne Karten hast du da gezaubert.
Die obere Karte ist traumhaft in Pink, und da denke ich gleich an den Spruch: Think Pink :-)
Und die untere Karte mit dem Kind und den Fähnchen ist auch ganz entzückend geworden.

Liebe Grüße
Sophie

Mrs A. said...

Hi Brenda, My dashboard is showing the same this morning. I don't think it can cope with all the sunshine!!!
Your card is beautiful. Not only does it have a lovely butterfly but pink too so I'm doubly delighted.
Beautiful monochrome shading and I loved reading how you built the card up. Thankyou for fluttering by #9. Hugs Mrs a. (butterfly challenge).

Sue said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love your gorgeous designs, wonderful colours and beautiful detailing too.
I am having the same problem with Blogger, I hope they get it sorted soon!
Take care
Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards Brenda live the stunning colours if your first card and your beautiful image on your second card....your cards are always beautifully embellished Brenda

Anne

aussie aNNie said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, love the pinks so gorgeous and the Nicrane image you used on the second card is so gorgeous...xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Brenda,,, what a cute and a pretty sweet card here,,, love the color combo,,,,,, your back is matching perfectly with my little girl image and I am agree with you,,,,,these papers work gret with my images,,,you are Rock my friend,,,,,horayyy for Brenda and all over take care,,,,,Healt is first of all .

Nicecrane Designs said...

I am curious abut the amazing flowers,,,,,,,,yeahhhhh

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, My dashboard just shows one blog and has a 'view more' button that doesn't work. I'm glad I have most blogs up on my blog roll on my right task bar, helps me find fav blogs. Your cards are stunning, I love the background of the first one, the added texture and pearl spray is fantastic. Take good care, Shirleyx

Janice said...

These are both gorgeous Brenda, and oh so different in style. Love your inky number at the top, the background sheet sounds very technical but it does look great, and I adore the vintage creation below it. Gorgeous colours and the sweetest of images. Sorry to hear your health hasn't been so good again. Maybe a little feet up time at the tennis would be good? Jx

KT Fit Kitty said...

You've hit my favourite colour on both cards today, Brenda! Love pink! Your butterfly card is absolutely beautiful - love everything about it! Gorgeous! Your Nicecrane card is lovely too and the die cuts are beautiful! My Dashboard reader is doing the same thing - very annoying. I went into Bloglovin to do some visiting. I don't have as many on Bloglovin' though so I'll be quick today :-) Sending lots of well wishes your way!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Two fabulous card, love them both.
Just opened the laptop, not any prob yet;-))m

Maureen R said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, both of them. I seem to be fine with blogger here in the US. I scrolled down on your blog & could see numerous postings, so maybe it's fixed.

walchowDesign said...

I am with you that they give such a delicious names to the inks, Brenda! Lovely pinky card. My blog seems to be ok! Hope yours will be back to normal soon!

rachel said...

hiya Brenda - your card is gorgeous - I also have the same blogger problem as you - and so does my mum ..... did you manage to solve it? Hugs rachel xx

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda... lovely color... I love them!! I do not use Blogger.. but I read about this issue in another blog as well.. I use feedly... easy as Google reader...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Paper Profusion said...

Loving all your pink Brenda! These are both gorgeous. I've the same issue with dashboard today. Hope you are doing well. Nicola x

Mrs.B said...

HI Brenda, Two gorgeous cards - as always. Sometimes it's so relaxing to get inky and messy, very therapeutic Love the pink shades and yes, those sprays have fab names. Love your Nicecrane share, I've had printer problems, so haven't managed to print these off yet.
I'm having the same blogger issues, glad I now know I'm not the only one.
Avril xx

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Loving all the pinkness in the first one.
Mags
x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created two wonderful cards. I especially love the first one, great bright colors.
An yes, I've the same Blogger problems.

ALI said...

Beautiful cards. I do love the first one.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Yes blogger playing silly, gorgeous pink cards today, that bottom image is so sweet and I love bunting

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both of these are really beautiful Brenda.
Kevin xx

Angie said...

Sweet cards!!! I love the brilliant color you achieved on the PPRS card! Love the banners and papers on the 2nd card! Sweet!

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, as always :o)
I have lost my reading list so I am struggling with commenting at the moment! :o)
Jackie xx

Craftnut said...

Pretty in pink, blogger is playing up x

Gerrina said...

I have the same problem with my dashboard for the last two days! Verry enoying! Your first card is beautiful, jet not so my colour... Hope you have a fun day and that blogger gets to normal soon... Hugs, Gerrina

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards B. My dashboard is showing the same as yours :-(

scrappymo! said...

Oh Brenda... This is so pretty. The butterfly looks right at home in that field of flowers.

The nice crane designs do suit the graphic 45 papers!!! You are so right.

Karen Petitt said...

Both are beautiful Brenda but I do so much love the pink one, lol! That was a given I think. You are not alone with Mr Blogger - we are all having that blooming issue - I wish they would stop fiddling with it! Hope you are doing okay, don't worry about visiting, I just wanted to check out what you've made recently Karen xx

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda once again these creations are just jam packed with gorgeousness. You are so talented. Loving the mixed media feel of the first and the old world feel of the second. Yip it seems like we are all in the same boat with the Blogger Dashboard. Please take care and look after yourself.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lau W said...

Ooooooooooooooh ! Love these cards !!!!!!!!!! Beauties !
Blogger seems ok today ouffff !
Big kisses !

Whisper said...

Both are absolutely devine, although i love the 2nd one the best as it reminds me of the flower fairy books, i used to read as a child.

In answer to your question Christine and I were at The Glitter Pot, and i've just seen your photo over at Ruth's blog too :-), Luv Sam x

Marianne said...

Very lovely cards with the pink!! Lovely nice crane image too, but my fav is this time the first one. Great colour and flowers and I still love butterflies. Hope you are allright Brenda; it's been a while that I was surfing in blogland. I'm back to making cards now, so you will see me more often commenting on your beautiful cards :-)
xxx Marianne

Glennis said...

What an absolutly gorgeous project - the colours are beautiful. BTW - the blog reader problem now seems to be solved - thank goodness!

Liz Miller said...

Two lovely cards Brenda. Coming past your blog is always a treat as there are usually more than one lovely project to view. Many thanks for visiting leaving a comment and I too have been finding blogger's behaviour frustrating this week. At least I know it isn't just me. Your husband obviously knows that it would be torture to keep you waiting until Friday. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to with your machine.
Liz xxx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Brenda these are absolutely beautiful creations I really love them both so much the designs, images and colours are brilliant.
hugs
lorraine x

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! Love both of them soo much! the bubble gum pink card is so so fabulous and so eye catching. Wow! I love the bunting on the second car and the image is beautiful.
The blogger had been behaving weird here since quite a few days. Finally Google resolved the issue..!

Kari said...

Awsome cards,Brenda!I love the pink colours :) Hope you are well.
Have a lovely evening!
Hugs,Kari :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I saw your lovely pink creation over at Mrs. A.'s Butterfly Challenge and had to come for a closer look! It's really gorgeous, Brenda, and so is your sweet Nicecrane card!! I hope you get a chance to get some more inky therapy soon!! Hugs, Darnell

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Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Cards Brenda!

I love colours you've used and both cards are really lovely.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Brenda, hope you are having a good day today, my friend! Just cleaning the outdated candy off my blog and I notice I still have your Grand Calibur badge there - has that one been awarded yet? I took a quick look but couldn't find a winner's post. Thank you!

brenda said...

Sent you a mail Kitty, but in case you check back here it was in my post of 12th May.

B x

Michelle J M said...

All in pink! So beautiful! It was lovely to see you with Ruth, you looked lovely. Michelle x

UTs Hobby Time said...

Both the cards are gorgeous. The design, colors and embellishments are stunning.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

First off a very "Happy Birthday " to you Brenda , hope you have a great day .
2 wonderful cards , I recently purchased some Nicecrane , the images are beautifully vintage . janex

KarenB said...

I love your inky creations! I am rather in awe really, because whenever I try the messy techniques they end up, well... messy, rather than artistic. I'm persevering, but in the meantime I enjoy seeing creations that look amazing. Your pink card brought a huge smile to my day, it is just so pretty :)

KarenB said...

PS... happy birthday, and what a lovely hubby to buy you a new sewing machine!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Brenda! Hope all is going well for you, and that things are improving since the medical procedure. Love your two pink projects. I always enjoy that you showcase different techniques and styles on the same post, so that I can more fully appreciate the artistry behind each item. These are beautiful, as always, and I can imagine you in your rural setting, just putting the magic touches to these images. hugs, de

Debbie said...

Your cards never fail to inspire me.Two extremely striking and stylish cards.Simply gorgeous.Hope you're enjoying your birthday pressie-you certainly deserve spoiling.Hope you've had a wonderful birthday dear friend.Catching up on commenting with being away.Sorry it's been a while, thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me.Big hugs x

Kat said...

Since I'm so late visiting Brenda I can say Happy Birthday and hope you've had a lovely time with your family.

Stunning cards as usual Brenda and I'm sure you'll know that the first one is my favourite. I love butterflies too and pink!

Hope things are going ok for you. You've had such a tough time recently but you still take time to blog and show us your amazing cards.

Take care,

Kat xx

vinita jain said...

Both the cards are fabulous!!! Love the texture and colours on 1st one and on the another one I love the image and embellies!!

Dora said...

Hello Brenda, two stunning cards as always :) You are always so creative ... the first one is my fave, so elegant :) xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Prachtige kaarten Brenda.
Gr Elly

butterfly said...

Love the gorgeous textures on that first one - amazing how in a monochrome card, there can still be so many colours!! Gorgeous vintage image, beautifully framed by all those banners on the other card - lovely work!
Alison x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, so cute! I LOVe this pink cars!

kanda said...

Catching up with all your cards Brenda and as usual they are fabulous. The butterfly card is really beautiful and that little girl is the sweetest of images xx

Michelle Pearson said...

pretty monochromatic PPRS butterfly card...love all of the details! :)

Merry said...

Beautiful cards, I like the pink you use...it is so vibrants.