Saturday, 14 March 2015

Flowers and Pearls



It's Saturday morning and time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week Mervi would like to see 'Flowers and Pearls. Our lovely sponsors are Hobby House.

Apologies that I am still rather tardy on the blogging side of things, I am mega busy with the next collection of releases from Tattered Lace and also working on another rather exciting event coming to C&C soon, can't say more at the moment. So afraid blogging is having to take a back set at the moment

I guess some of you saw the programmes yesterday when the pick of the week sold out in the first hour of the show. Not sure what Nancy is going to do for the rest of the week, but I am not surprised they sold out so quickly as the shutter card dies are amazing, I had such fun working with them and know they will make more appearances from the team in upcoming shows.

I am always happy to work with flowers and for my DT card I used a recently acquired stamp from Stampendous called Classic Roses. I stamped the image and heat embossed with detail clear powder and coloured in with my Chameleon pens and sponged some distress ink though a stencil. The DP's are both I think from BoBunny, a few years old and not certain though. I machined a scallop patter round the edge of the green base layer, matted the image and piece of contrasting yellow and finished with some roses, seam binding and trailing ivy leaves.......again not sure the make of the die.......I really should keep the packing or at least make a note.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

55 comments:

  1. So gorgeous Brenda, sounds like exciting times ahead.

    Love the little pearl sprays, xxx

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  2. Really stunning card! Love how the flower embellies echo the main stamped image! Happy weekend!!

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  3. LOvely roses!! Great colouring and combining the papers with the colours.
    Hugs,
    Marianne MW

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  4. Lovely card Brenda.
    Blessings, Elly

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  5. This is so pretty Brenda, love the stitching, it adds a lovely touch and those pretty pearls peeping out look gorgeous xx

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  6. Ich sehe nur noch wunderschöne, traumhafte Karten bei dir :-)

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  7. A beautiful card, Brenda! I love it. The rose is a fab stamp and I love the fresh spring colours. I think I need that ivy die too!

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  8. Beautiful card. Have a good week.

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  9. Hello Brenda
    Lovely card. The stitching detail around the edge adds extra dimension to the card.
    Lesley

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  10. This is gorgeous Brenda. I love the colour scheme and that fabulous stamp.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  11. Very beautiful and elegant card, great attention to the finishing details, very good colour harmony and I love the rose stamp, a classic image.

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  12. So beautifully fresh and spring like, Brenda.
    The scallop stitching is fantastic :)

    Hugs
    Irene
    x

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  13. Gorgeous Brenda! Love how you matched your 3D flowers with the ones from your image! Stunning colours. happy weekend :)

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  14. This is gorgeous Brenda. Such a beautiful image and I love your design. Yellow roses have a really special meaning to me so it's always so lovely to see them on cards.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Sue xx

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  15. Gorgeous card Bev, such beautiful roses, which you colored beautifully.

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  16. Love this gorgeous card with the lovely roses and pearls and beautiful colours used...enjoy your weekend..
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  17. Hi, Brenda! I love that your machine stitched that beautiful scallop to frame your gorgeous roses! The colors are bright and cheerful! I'm afraid my stitching would not be as "straight" as yours LOL but it sure would be fun playing with the fancy stitches. The corners are so perfectly aligned!

    Can hardly wait to see what you do with all the new TL dies! Hope you are doing well, Brenda, and not in too much discomfort. xoxox

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  18. Gorgeous Brenda, love the flower embellishments very much. Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

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  19. this is so beautiful! I hope your weekend is as warm and sunny as it is here

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  20. Beautiful card and colours.

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  21. Beautiful card, Brenda! Sounds like you are having a blast with the new dies!

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  22. Love everything about this, Brenda, beautiful roses, gorgeous colours, elegant design, and embellishments which go so well with the image. Stunning card! x

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  23. Beautiful card Brenda, loving your choice of colors and a really nice sketch too! Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  24. Beautiful rose stamp, lovely colours and love the stencilled background - gorgeous card.
    Happy weekend;-))m

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  25. Love your green and yellow card, the roses are fabulous! I like so much the machined scallop pattenr around and the ivy leaves!

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  26. This is lovely. I love the vines and the pretty rose image.

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  27. Hi Brenda. Love the colours and layout of this card. Gorgous stamp too.
    Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and can't wait to see wjat you do with the new release TL dies xx

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  28. This is beautiful Brenda, a really lovely design, great colours, and that stitching, wonderful!!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  29. cudna kolorystyka , wiosennie bardzo

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  30. beautiful make Brenda - lovely roses - sounds intriguing what you're working on - looking forward to the reveal! Hugs Rachel x

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  31. This is gorgeous Brenda, fabulous stamp and love you flower display.

    Kath x

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  32. Hi Brenda, such a beautiful card. The stitching around the card looks amazing I don't think I would be lucky enough to line the pattern up if I did it. Love the bow with the flowers too. I hope your computer is now working for you. Sounds like you are having an awesome time designing. I am playing catch up again...I just think it is my blogging style for the next year or two. :-)

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  33. Beautiful card Brenda, I like the roses image the trailing ivy and the colours
    Kevin xx

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  34. What a beautiful card and wonderful colours, the epitome of Spring :o)
    Jackie xx

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  35. A beautiful card! You used a beautiful flower stamp and I like the vine leaves as well. hugs, Marlies

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  36. stunning card Brenda lovely the gorgeous image and yoour spring colours

    Anne

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  37. WOW this is so beautiful Brenda there is such a wonderful feel of Spring emitting from this stunning card, that image and colours are so very pretty, I love it.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  38. Beautiful spring card and the machine stitched scallop gives a texture to the card. I wished I could watch the programme from here too!

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  39. Really pretty, spring card.
    Caroline xxx

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  40. What a perfect card for spring - so cheery, especially since the weather seems to have gone cold and grey again - bah! Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, Brenda.
    Alison xx

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  41. WOW absolutely stunning and such lovely spring colours too, Luv Sam x

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  42. A gorgeous card Brenda. Love the gorgeous spring colours and design. Sounds like you are having a busy crafty time.
    Mags
    x

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  43. This is a gorgeous floral stamp and you have coloured it beautifully here. Love the stitching detail too.
    Lorraine

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  44. Real freshness on this card! Beautiful flowers and colouring! Hope the problems are going to be over soon, so you can use your energy for nicer things.... Enjoy the week, Gerrina

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  45. Oh so lovely card, so fresh ! Love the spring colors !
    xxx

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  46. I love it when people stitch on their cards and this one has a unique design. Super springy and sweet card! NancyD

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  47. Gorgeous card Brenda, love the green and yellow tones together. Gorgeous ivy die too x Susan x

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  48. Its a beautiful card Brenda, I love these colours!
    Pearl x

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  49. This is really gorgeous Brenda. Lovely colours and such a beautiful image.
    Still playing catch up too!
    Hope you're well.
    Fliss xx

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  50. That really is spring on a card Brenda! Love the stamp and the gorgeous stencil detail is fab too! Don't worry Brenda I know you are very busy with internet issues right now. I will try to pop on more often but all I've been able to do is blog, link up to challenges and go lie down again - I'm getting very frustrated with it all Karen x

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  51. This is such a lovely image of roses, and it's beautiful colored in the yellows. So warm & spring like. This looks like an older wooden stamp that I have, and it's one of my favorites to color. Your coloring is just perfection. Love the soft greens, the dimensional 'real rose bouquet' with the trailing ivy. Like the way you've done the matting --- just a very fresh & welcome look on this pretty card. Love it! Wish I could enjoy those fantastic card programs you folks have in the UK. I love my Tattered Lace dies too. TFS & Hugs

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  52. Oooooo! This is so lovely and springy! I adore that trailing ivy and that sprig of pearls is just genius!! And don't even get me started on the gorgeousness of that stitched border. It makes me wish I sewed!!

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  53. wow!! this is gorgeous!!! love the color combo!! very nice..

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