Saturday, 28 February 2015

Tattered Lace Floral wreath and sneak peeks



Morning Peeps, would you believe I am only just able to get back into Blogger after all the computer hacking kerfuffle ten days ago so the system will be down all weekend for what we hope will be a final 'cleansing' of our own and office computers. So very frustrating but really does prove just how reliant we are on technology now.

It's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and Helene would like us to incorporate brads into our work. I think brads are one of those things which we all have loads of and use far too infrequently, so it's a perfect opportunity to put that right. Our sponsors are DigiStamp Boutique and Marianne Designs.

No stamping on my DT card which you can also see over at Tattered Lace, just lots of flowers. I started with a base embossed with one of the new folders from Tattered Lace called Lace Medallion which was part of the second Anniversary releases. I lightly inked the panel with DI Victorian Velvet to make the pattern pop and matted onto as piece of Kraft cardstock.

The flowers were all cut from Tattered Lace Blossoms set and the leaves TL Leaf Branches set, I inked the edges of all the petals, moulded them with a ball tool, layered up and added buttons pearl and gems brads to the center's and placed onto wreath base cut from TL Decorative Circles. Finally I made a silk bow for the top made with the bow maker and cut the TL Dance sentiment from Kraft card.



As I've not been able to post all week I thought I would share another of the cards which appeared over at Tattered Lace this week using one of the lovely new bird dies, this one is called Sun Bird and as you can see lots of lovely inkiness. I wrote the details and products on the TL blog so if you would like to know more it's all here.

I also have a few sneak peeks of what's coming up on Create and Craft on Tuesday when some new products are being launched, here is the first and I will share some more before Tuesday.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and wish me luck as I carry on trying to restore all the lost personal info to my computer - that includes all my mail addy's, photos and data all of which which were lost in the computer restores and so on.

39 comments:

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda. Good to hear from you again. So sorry to hear about your computer problems. Love them or hate them we have definitely come to relay on them.
I love the way you have incorporated all the different dies on your cards today. The bird die is very pretty.
I hope you are able to complete the computer fix this weekend. Enjoy your weekend
Lesley

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards.Love the flowers. The colors off the birth card is very lovely.
Gr Elly

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Brenda, love the brads too, xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards, love the wreath idea and the fabulous colours of both cards. That bird is fabulous. Good luck qith the final cleanse x

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards! hope you get all your data recovered... I wouldn't know where to start. Are you going to Stevenage on Sunday? Doesn't sound like you'll have time!!

Craftyfield said...

Love your Sunbird card, as you say lovely inkiness! Hope you get your data back.

Shirley Chillman said...

Love them both to bits Brenda. Stunning makes as usual.

Glad that things are getting back to normal sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Hope your computers are all up and running smoothly soon.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Marianne said...

Imhear you about the brads, Brenda. I could not contain myself a few years back to buy lots of them during a closing down sale. I also have lots of eyelets. I just had to have all the colours and by the time I did, the crafting world had already moved on to new trends...
Anyway, well done on using thos lovely brads on your flower card. So happy you also decided to share your grungy card here, since it's absolutely gorgeous. I'm kind of hoping I can get messy this weekend with my new Gelatos that arrived yesterday. I have been warching some YouTube videos last night and got inspired to try something new.
Have a wonderful weekend, and good luck restoring your personal data.
Marianne x

ALI said...

Lovely cards this morning B.

Sue said...

Such gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the design, beautiful flowers and stunning colours.
Sorry to hear about all your computer problems, I hope you get sorted soon.
Sue xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww Jane I love the flowers in yurfirst card,,,,,the arragaement is perfect,and these aqua tones in your secnd cardis really amazing.

Viv's Visuals said...

have a great weekend Brenda - don't envy you sorting out the PC. Two great cards - am hoping for a better performance tomorrow than Thursday! x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely card Brends but I particularly love your floral wreath

Anne

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy wowsers, gorgeous Brenda! You must spend your entire day cranking on a die cutting machine and poking out bits of paper with a pin!! Beautiful wreath and that second card is just spectacular with the whimsical dies and the dreamy colours!! STUNNING! hugs :)

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards and the colours are just beautiful. Don't worry about not commenting Brenda, we all have internet probs and glad mine is fixed....was the phone line too close to the internet line...?? Anyway it's fixed.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda I love the bird die and all of those flowers
Kevin xx

Sarah said...

I've been keeping an eye on you at Tattered Lace and saw this beautiful card, such gorgeous colours. The brads in the centre of the flowers look so pretty and the die cut sentiment is gorgeous. Hope normality will soon be restored for you xx

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful. Love all the beautiful flowers in the first one, reminds me Spring is around the corner and love that second one, fabulous embossing and colors.

Gail said...

Just beautiful!
Lots of gorgeous inkiness!
Good luck with your technological issues!
Hope you're well!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous both, Brenda! Love the intricate Sun Bird and the adorable inking and love also the wreath with all the gorgous flowers

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Two gorgeous cards, love the arrangement of flowers. Stunning colours on the 2nd and the bird die cut looks wonderful.
Avril xx

rachel said...

hiya Brenda - I do hope the computer restoration is going on okay - it must be so frustrating! great makes today and a wonderful use of brads - love the embossing in the second card and that bird - beautiful! Big hugs rachel x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, these are so gorgeous, Brenda! Love the colour combos and the inking!

Mervi said...

Fabulous flower decorations, lovely cards.
Happy weekend;-))m

Jane said...

Great to hear you are slowly getting sorted Brenda, what a nightmare that must have been. 2 gorgeous cards today, the flowers are so pretty with all their different centres, lovely work x

Helene E said...

Love your projects. Can't say I envy you the computer chaos, it's horrible when it happens...

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
ein Meer von Blumen ist auf deiner wunderschönen Karte zu sehen,aber die mit den Vogel finde ich auch sehr schön,
glg ulrike

pinky said...

Hope the final sweep sorts you out Brenda!! Loving your cards. The flower wreath is very pretty and the colours in the second one are gorgeous! I am going to have to avoid these tattered lace shows lol, spend far too much but so loving my stepper card die, saves me so much time!!

Jacee said...

Wow, wonderful card Brenda, the first is so gorgeous, must have taken you an age, it's great!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

KandA said...

Both gorgous cards Brenda. Love all the fabulous dies, especially that super bird xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous flowers and colours on your first card and the second card is totally stunning.

Kath x

Jackie said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda, So pleased to hear that you are very nearly back to normal :o)
Jackie xx

Deb said...

WOW! Gorgeous!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards Brenda, love how they have turned out.

Sorry for my lack of visiting, but like you we have really struggled with our internet, no idea why, but tday it seems to be working just fine....
Happy March!

coldwaters2 said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda those dies, the colours and design are superb.
hugs
lorraine x

Berina RGA said...

gorgeous cards Brenda.. the floral wreath is superb.. the bird die is awesome!!

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda ,
Two marvellous creations, I love all the die cutting and the lace background on the first, and the colours on the second card are fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Craftnut said...

Lovely card B Tracyx

 
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