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:

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Brenda, sounds like exciting times ahead.

Love the little pearl sprays, xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

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

Marianne said...

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

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Brenda.
Blessings, Elly

Sarah said...

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

Sophie said...

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

Sally H said...

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!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card. Have a good week.

Stamping Bubbles said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

Craftyfield said...

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

iReneM said...

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

Hugs
Irene
x

Pamellia Johnson said...

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

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card

Sue said...

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

Becky said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

Love this gorgeous card with the lovely roses and pearls and beautiful colours used...enjoy your weekend..
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Donna Ellis said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Helene E said...

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

ALI said...

Beautiful card and colours.

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

Lynne K said...

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

Ellie said...

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

Mervi said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Rhonda Miller said...

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

KandA said...

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

Jacee said...

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

el said...

cudna kolorystyka , wiosennie bardzo

rachel said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Merry said...

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. :-)

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Marlies said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

stunning card Brenda lovely the gorgeous image and yoour spring colours

Anne

coldwaters2 said...

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

walchowDesign said...

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

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really pretty, spring card.
Caroline xxx

butterfly said...

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

Whisper said...

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

mags said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Lau W said...

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

NancyD said...

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

susiestacey said...

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

Kitten Kraftz said...

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

Fliss said...

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

Karen Petitt said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

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!!

Berina RGA said...

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

M-ka Strach said...

:) Beautiful :)

 
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