Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Blossoms, sunrays and a hard day at the office



Good Morning to you all, I hope you week is going OK.

I am just popping in with a few more of my Tattered Lace cards which were made using the new Royal Lace collection. 

Since I joined the Tattered Lace team I have been itching to see if and how I could combine the use of dies together with the background I so enjoy creating and the lovely Blossom Branch which is part of the new Royal Lace collection which launched.............and sold out..........Friday to celebrate TL's second Anniversary is perfect.

I created the background in my usual way with a sun mask, Pan Pastels and then some sponged sunrays. I then cut the blossom die twice, fixed to the card and added some little blossoms made using a craft punch and tiny pearls stamens. And you can't begin to imagine how thrilled I was to discover my all time favourite Penny Black quote Sing, Dance, Love is also available as a Tattered Lace die and fitted in with my card perfectly. I am still amazed how delicate and fine the sentiments from TL are, yet cut out like a dream.


My second share is my first card using the amazing Panorana dies and was on the Tattered Lace blog yesterday so I won't bore you will all the details and products used as they are all listed there.

And I will leave you with this photo, Daisy, Poppy and Holly having a hard day at the office last week, or should I say the end of my craft room..............


Thanks for taking a peek, have a good Tuesday.

68 comments:

Stamping Bubbles said...

Morning Brenda
Two beautiful cards today. The Tattered lace dies are so beautiful and I love the sentiment you have used. The hessian flowers on your second card are lovely too - very textural.
Enjoy your day
Lesley

Sue said...

Your cards are stunning Brenda, such gorgeous designs and beautiful colours.
Thank you for making me smile with your beautiful photo!
Sue xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Brenda, especially love the first one

Wendy L said...

Love both cards Brenda and the dogs look so comfy, xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow fab sentiment, that seems to be the latest thing with dies, can see I need this one. Fabulous cards and cute pic at the bottom x

Berina RGA said...

pretty cards!! love the bird on the second one!! awesome!!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda.
And those cuties on the sofa... :-)
Xx

Crafting Queen said...

Love the cards they are wonderful. Love the background you created on the first card. What hard working puppies. lol

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda and what lovely photo of your beautiful babies...

Anne

Bad Kitty said...

wonderfil cards
cute dogs

Marina said...

I love that 3d blossom! So clever against the sun. Why not enter it into our challenge at Inkspirational? http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Great use of aperture in your wonderfully ornate second card.

Kari said...

Gorgeous cards,Brenda!!Hope you are well! You have lovely dogs too! :)
Have a great day!
Hugs,Kari :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well crafting is such hard work Brenda they have worn themselves out, lol.
Sorry Blogger isn't playing fair at the moment for you - hope the problem resolves itself soon.
Your cards today are gorgeous though and I can see them in their full glory, I absolutely love the first one with it's pretty peachy tones and the cherry blossom die, my kinda card. I'm going to see if I can invest in some Tattered Lace dies when I visit the NEC in March, any tips as to the most versatile?
Lorraine

jackiescrafts said...

Your cards are gorgeous I especially love the second one but the first is beautiful too

Jackie x

Shylaa Shree said...

pretty cards brenda, the shabbiness in the first card.

Lau W said...

Wow ! lovely cards, you're always so creative !
Oh and such a cute photo lol, your dogs are so cool ! :-)
xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love both your cards...the delicacy of the cherry blossoms and the sheer 3 d effect of your Panorama card...both look stunning
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, absolutely loving your bird one with the burlap flowers! But I fear I am distracted by Daisy, Poppy and Holly, what a group of sweethearts you have there! I just want to give them all big giant hugs (do that for me, will ya)!! until next time :)

Robin said...

Brenda these are just gorgeous! I am always amazed at the backgrounds you make! I love these new dies and the look so perfect on your cards. Hope all is going well with you. Hugs, Robin

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my gosh your dogs look so sweet on the couch together. Nice they keep you company in your craft room :) Your cards are gorgeous as well. I'm not having trouble seeing photos at blogs, hope it clears up for you. Take good care, Shirleyxx

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable cards Brenda, and the added beauties are just gorgeous..xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Mervi said...

The card is divine, beautfiful diecuts.
Your friends on the sofa looks quite happy while you are crafting;-))m

scrAPpamondo said...

Both card are adorable! And Daisy, Poppy and Holly made me smile, they are so cute!!!
Love the background of the first card, the sweet flowers and the sentiment! I just LOVE the second card, what a fab design and contrast gives the yuta with the white intricate diecut ! Love the colours and the 3D look given by the four layers. The bird is just stunning, you used a gorgous die!

Becky said...

Your cards are gorgeous, but the photo of your babies are priceless. :)

Judy Corner said...

Loving your cards Brenda. I can see your photos fine. And oh just look at that! Bliss! Judy x

Joan said...

What a fabulous use of dies on your gorgeous background, looks quite oriental to me Brenda,lovely cherry blossom. Just love the photo of your happy dogs!

Joan

Gail said...

Ha, love the picture of your 'audience'!
Cards are wonderful!
Yours is the second blog today I've visited that has those burlap flowers...hmmmmmmm!
Hope you're well!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous dies and perfect backgrounds. Love the die-cut Hessian too. beautiful cards and a wonderful photo x

Paper Profusion said...

Congratulations on your joining the TL team Brenda - they will be thrilled with all your makes. Two great cards and your doggies look terrific! Nicola x

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards as always Brenda, oh I so love the photo of your dogs they are just gorgeous.

Pat xx

Glennis said...

Beautiful cards Brenda - cute dogs too, they must be exhausted!

iReneM said...

These two are lovely, Brenda.
How nice to see your doggies, they look really comfortable chillin' there on the sofa :)

x

ribenaruby said...

Lovely cards Brenda. The dogs look so cosy on your sofa. Take care. Ruby x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous sunset scene and I love the different depths in your 2nd card. Amazing how detailed the TL dies are! The best pic rests with furry ones though, cute and funny at the same time!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda these are two incredibly beautiful cards the dies look awesome, superb designs, I just ordered a set of TL Dies from C&C should be here soon, not the delicate ones but I am looking forward to using them. I just had to smile at the doggies on the sofa they are beautiful.
hugs
lorraine x

Gerrina said...

Love the sunrays and colours on the first card; it is a real beauty! What a fine detailed die on the second! Love how you combined that with the burlap and birds! The dogs look so happy and comfi! Great pic! Hugs, Gerrina

Kathleen said...

Love the gorgeous peach colours of the first card and those lovely flowers.
Gorgeous dies in the second card and great use of all the circles.
Two bookends keeping the little one safe and sound, great photo.

Kath x

Jane said...

Lovely work Brenda and your sofa photo is gorgeous x

Juls said...

These are beautiful :-) xx

ALI said...

Lovely cards B and what great crafting companions.

Michelle J M said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the background of the first one, the colours are gorgeous. The doggies all look so happy and cosy on the couch! Michelle x

KT Fit Kitty said...

So lucky you are to get to play with these TL dies! Your cards are all so pretty but I love the second one the best - just gorgeous!

Chasing the Dream said...

Fabulous beauties with awesome dies. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv.
Hugs
Berni

UTs Hobby Time said...

Stunning scene. I love how you used the dies. Terrific creation, as always.

Greta said...

Your cards are amazing, Brenda, but I have to say the picture of your furbabies made my day! Pinning it!

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, I do love the beautiful blossoms on the first one.
Talk about a dogs life.....lovely photograph :o)
Jackie xx

Dora said...

Hello Brenda, your cards are both so beautiful. I love the first one especially, you are an artist, your cards are a beautiful project each time. So sorry haven't been around lately but I haven't been blogging much xxx

Judith said...

Fabulous Brenda - and that s just the dogs!! - love these two cards the delicate flowers and sunray is lovely and that dramatic black floral with the white looks fab - though everything tells me it shouldn't!!hugs Judith x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
2 ganz wunderschöne karten zeigst du uns da,ich bin total begeistert von deiner wunderschönen Gestaltung und das Bild mit deinem Hunden liebe ich sehr,ich habe auch einen Hund zu Hause,hab noch einen schönen Tag,
glg ulrike

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, and yes they do look so hard done by, your dogs, they look just like ours spread out on the sofa. Stunning cards love your a create assest to the TL team. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

your fur children are so darling, Miss B! Love how cuddled up they are with one another. Your TL cards are amazing! Love the round window on the second card - very pretty! hugs, de

walchowDesign said...

The first card reminds me so much of Chinese New Year which happens to be tomorrow. I have never thought of colouring a die cut piece and I must give it a try next time. Thanks so much for the inspiration again, Brenda!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous projects Brenda!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Becca Cruger said...

My goodness these are incredible displays of your amazing talent! I especially love the burlap flowers with that lacy die-cut bird! Awesome!

Astrid Maclean said...

Both cards are just stunning Brenda, you can do whatever style you choose and the results are always amazing! Love the photo of your dog too!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card as always Brenda, I love them both, it must be really hard work watching there Mum crafting lol they are all gorgeous
Kevin xx

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda you always spoil us with not one but 2 or more stunning creations. These are no exception. Love your furry friends so hard at work lol.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ellie said...

Your dogs are so cute Brenda, looks like they had a hard day :-)
And two very beautiful cards! Love how you use these amazing dies!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Cards Brenda!

They are both lovely but I really like the first one with the Blossom Branch. I actually have that die myself, but I've just not got round to using it.

The photo of the dogs is just fab. It looks like they've all had a really long tiring day.

I hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

rachel said...

hello brenda - two wonderful cards - i love the sun background and trust me i have to sing with nobody listening! lol. your dogs look so funny. bless them! big hugs rachel x

KandA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love the background with the dies on the first and the second is stunning with the colours, textures and design.
I can see you've had Daisy, Poppy and Holly working hard - just hope nobody shouted 'walkies' xx

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and fab photo! Hugs, Hazel x

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the photo too.
Mags
x

Chasing the Dream said...

Beautiful and fabulous creations. Thanks for sharing the fur kids.
Hugs
Berni

Lynn B said...

Lovely cards, but the second one took my breath away.
Love the picture of the dogs.
Lynn x

nnalorac said...

Two fab cards Brenda, love how you have combined your creativeness. Congrats on your DT post too and the dogs, perfect sleeping quarters, just like mine.two of them keep pinching my craft chair to snooze the afternoons away. Me, usually perched right on the edge, no budging them however much I try! Carol xx

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful. Love your craft buddies.

Dorothy S said...

I came looking for your sample at Penny Black and More - never found it, but found so much more - what beautiful inspiration! I just got some of the dies from Craft and Create - now need to find enough time to use it all!