Wednesday, 11 February 2015

New Tattered Lace sneak peeks



Good morning Peeps.

Apologies I am still rather quiet, the internet is still not back to rights, but the main reason I am MIA is because I've had my head down making samples for the upcoming Tattered Lace 2nd Anniversary event which kicks off on Friday 13th on Create and Craft. There are lots of shows coming up next week and I understand there is going to be the added bonus of free postage as well.


When I saw the dies I would be working with I instantly visualised the card at the top and set about creating the background with distress inks, grunge paste and some stencils. I cut the blossom branch die twice and snipped one into two to enable me to get a wider spread of the branches and then added the blossoms which I made with a small craft punch, the same ink and some pearl stamens. The border is one from the Lace Medallion set, it's a brilliant set which matches the dies and has a large 190 square folder, two borders and a corner one as well. I inked the border lightly to coordinate, added some ribbon and liquid pearls.


For the second card I used the outer section of the circle die which you can see in the picture above, cut in half and placed on a piece of DP, then added a panel down the middle embossed with the large folder in the set mentioned above which I edged with black borders cut with the top border die in the above photo. I think this border die is my favourite from this set, it's so delicate. I machined round the edge of a piece of plain white card as the base and added some black silk ribbon across the center and some pearls to embellish.

I have lots more cards in the making and will be sharing more in a few days. I have to say that as a self confessed stampaholic I am really rather enjoying this new challenge of creating with Stephanie's gorgeous dies and want to say a big thank you for inviting me to join your team.

Have a good Wednesday.

50 comments:

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, the first one is so delicate. So glad you are having fun with the dies, thats the object of the game !!!!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards Brenda!! lovely branch.. gorgeous die cuts!! hope your internet connection works better soon.. tc

Judith said...

Two lovely cards Brenda - and lovely dies too. the soft colour of the 1st one is perfect with those pretty flower dies and pearls hugs Judith x

crafty said...

Beuatiful cards. I can see more money being spent - I love these dies

debby4000 said...

Oh what gorgeous cards and fabulous dies.
luv
Debby

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards andTL dies, detailed added goodies are amazing in particular the stitching..xxx

{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful cards Brenda just love the textured background on your first card and love the lace effect on your 2nd

Anne

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, beautiful die cuts and both gorgeously designed. Can't wait to see more.
Lorraine

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, you are so lucky to be able to get your hands on the new Tattered lace dies, and youve created a stunning pair of cards with them. I hope you are keeping well. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lau W said...

So lovely dies ! Your cards are gorgeous Brenda !
Big hugs ! xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow these are so beautiful Brenda the dies, the design and colours are excellent.
hugs
lorraine x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda! I just love that pearl paste you used with the stencil, quite stunning! Wonderful use of those doily dies and doily borders, very elegant layout! hugs :)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful delicate tree with the soft pastel colours on the first one and the extra touch of the pearl paste!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards as always Brenda... but I think I'm in love with the first one! (Nearly in love with Mr Ballojelly too... and DEFINITELY gazing in adoration at the German Tank - think he may get 'hero' status very soon! Good 3 points!) xx

Becky said...

Wow, both of these are beautiful Brenda.. I love that firs one, the colors and design are stunning.

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the stitching around the second!
I'm lucky to get a (semi) straight line when I get out my machine!
Hope you're well!

scrAPpamondo said...

Love so much the first card with the branches in bloom, stunning 3D effect and lovely colours!!
The second card is very pretty, love the doily dies you used and the gorgous bow on the embossing strip.

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, I love your designs and beautiful colours.
Sue xx

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous cards

KandA said...

These are gorgous Brenda. Lovely designs and use of the dies. I especially love the delicate colours of the first xx

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, the first is so pretty and the second fantastic use of the dies, have a good evening.

Pat xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful die cuts, Brenda!

Marlies said...

Wauw these are gorgeous cards Brenda. You have used lovely dies. hugs, Marlies

Jacee said...

How fabulous Brenda, I really LOVE the first one, so very pretty!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Craftyfield said...

Your first card is so feminine, pretty and delicate! The second one couldn't be more different in feel, but these delicate die-cuts are just stunning. Excellent job.

ALI said...

Beautifully designed cards, love the colours.

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterende kaarten
Groetjes Gerrie

pinky said...

Brenda you are doing an amazing job, making me want to buy more of these gorgeous dies. Loving all your inspiration.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Beautiful dies and colours
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards and love the dies, especially love the pretty pastel first card.

Kath x

Rhonda Miller said...

These are lovely and the dies are gorgeous.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are amazing cards.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful elegant cards! Lots of new elegant dies in the new release; think you will have fun with them! Hugs, Gerrina

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both gorgeous Brenda I love the flowers on the first one
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Superb cards Brenda, they are both so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry not been by much but been away in Florida. These are great cards, lovely way to use a circle die, must try that. Hipe you are well x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo lebe Brenda,
zwei ganz zauberhafte Karten zeigst du uns da und ich bin total begeistert,
glg ulrike

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous designs, I especially love the top one in the soft texture and colours. Wonderful ! Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Whisper said...

WOW your cards are simply stunning and my favourite is the first one, I think it could be the classy colour combination, Luv Sam x

mags said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Really love the soft colour tones on the first one.
Mags
x

Andreja L. said...

Brenda, both carda are so lovelly! You use great colour combination :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Mrs A. said...

2 Stunning cards. The top one is so delicate looking. Good luck with the shows. hugs Mrs A.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda. Love the Asian feel to the purple and white one.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

NancyD said...

Love the Tattered Lace dies but have been afraid to start with them - so expensive and intricate. I worry that I won't be able to get the cut paper out of the die. Yours looks wonderful and I also see a little bit of mixed-media work - beautiful! NancyD

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. These new dies look so delicate - fabulous. I love the sewing on the second card too.
Lesley

Karen Petitt said...

They are stunning Brenda - I especially love the first one, it appeals to me because of the oriental feel to it.
Don't worry about visiting hun - I thought you were either busy or the internet was playing up or not too well - glad to hear it's one and two.
I'm not spending much time on line right now so I'm not visiting as much as I would like either - it is what it is! Have a lovely weekend Karen xx

Judy Corner said...

Wishing you a lovely happy weekend Brenda. Beautiful cards and great use of the dies. Judy x

Merry said...

Wow, that machine stitching is so neat....love both cards. The softness of those mauves is just lovely.

M-ka Strach said...

Wow! Extra! :)

linda said...

absolutely gorgeous creations brenda! wow!