Saturday, 4 April 2015

Easter at Allsorts



It's Saturday morning again which means a new challenge at Allsorts and Wendy is right on trend with the theme if Easter. Our sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique.

Thanks for all your wishes for my hospital visit, truth is it turned into an absolute fiasco, somehow they had lost all my test results done in readiness, how one earth I ask you. Anyhow, they were able to do them again there and then and I had a call the next morning with the results and although things are far from right, the don't feel the need to take a knife to me immediately and are "keeping a watching brief" and repeating them all again in a couple of weeks. 

On to my card and it's a really quick and easy one for me this week as I am knee deep in TL samples for next week, but I needed an Easter card for my Cousin so the perfect opportunity to get out a favorite stamp from the Penny Black Spring releases.

I created a background with Brusho's sprinking them onto the cardstock so I got them more or less where I wanted them avoiding the stamping area, spritzed with water then mopped up so it didn't spread to far. I uses distress marker to ink the stamp and spritzed with water before stamping and did the same with the sentiment. 

Some pretty ribbons for bows...................not sure if I have mentioned this before, but one of my new Tattered Lace/Embellishment Attic goodies was a Bow Maker.............I was even sent the oh so useful tote bag stuffed with goodies and essentials and...............the Tattered Lace apron........how cool is that. Can you tell I was excited ? So back to bows, now I always thought my bows were OK, even if I do fumble a bit with my poor dexterity but goodness me, I would never have believed a little piece of blue plastic could be so wonderful. It creates single bows, double bows and so much more in just seconds and non of the normal fumble fingers, it really is as the Meerkat's say "simples".

Happy Easter weekend all, doesn't looks like the weather is going to be too special and as our daughter is cooking Easter Sunday I will be hiding away in my craft room munching chocolate as I go, can't be bad.

45 comments:

Wendy L said...

Looks gorgeous Brenda, Happy Easter . xxxx

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear of your "fiasco" Brenda, sadly these days it is actually the norm, despite all the technology!! Anyway what a truly
fabulous card and the bows are brilliant, I couldn't be without my bowmaker these days. A tattered lace apron!?? You lucky girl, you must share a snap sometime!! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card with gorgeous details.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Brenda, this card really caught my eye! The colours are so of the season, love the Brusho background and the daffodils, and your pretty ribbons are just perfect. Sorry to hear about the hospital fiasco, as my medical notes went 'missing' for an entire YEAR I know just how much of a problem it can be. My sister, Margaret - the one with MS - has been hospital for quite a few weeks now ... she developed pneumonia just after I did and had quite a time of. Happily, she is recovering quite nicely now, with plenty of physiotherapy to help, though no word, as yet, of her being allowed home. I wish you well with a continued reprieve from the surgeon's knife. Happy Easter. Elizabeth xx

Marianne said...

Your daffodil card has such a wonderful Spring feel to it, Brenda, and your bows do look fabulous. It sounds like you made perfect arrangements for your Easter weekend, probably just the thing you needed after your experiences at the hospital.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

Bad Kitty said...

lovely card

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Brenda, I love the image, beautiful colours and pretty ribbon.
Wishing you a Happy Easter. Take care,
Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I am sorry for your lost analyses, I believed that these things happened only in Italy...
Today's card is fresh and soft, and love so much your background. The bow is really perfect! I think I must buy the bow maker, too... my bows are a disaster, infact I almost never use them...
Happy Easter!

cebelica said...

Goodness, how could they lose those results?! Geez! :S Oh well, at least they managed to do the tests again. I wonder how long will they take them to decide that things are serious enough to do something about them and not just keep you under (close) watch.
Your card turned out beautifully. I really like how you created the background - great colours!
Enjoy your new crafty toys! :)
Happy Easter!
Hugs! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful Easter card Brenda love that image it looks like a watercolour painting, the ribbon, bow and pearls look wonderful.
hugs
lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Brenda, loving this special Easter card.xx

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful card and lovely colours

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda!! Love the background and your flowers are stunning! hugs :)

Craftnut said...

Lovely spring card Brenda, glad the hospital went well x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda
Lovely Easter card today. You really can't beat a daffodil, one of my favourite flowers. Your bow looks spectacular, my bows are always so messy. Maybe I need to add a bow maker to my crafty arsenal.
Have a lovely Easter. Your plans sound like bliss to me, crafting and chocolate - yummy.
Lesley

Helen said...

The card is beautiful! Good to hear you don't have to have surgery- immediately, anyhow! Shame the boys couldn't play well today, what a bad result! Happy Easter anyway!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very beautiful Easter card Brenda, love the watercolour background effect and beautiful daffodil stamp.
Lorraine

Gerrina said...

Glad to hear that you don't have to be opperated for a few weeks!
Your card is super; like how you used the Brusho! And that bow is gorgeous! (have to get to learn to use my bowmaker soon...)
Hope you enjoy the Easterweekend and wich you a colourfull and inky weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Mervi said...

Lovely card Brenda!
Happy Easter;-))m

Robin said...

I'm sorry I missed that you are ill. I hope you well without the knife. I've always hated to have that done. Your card is just so very beautiful! I love the softness and the way you did the ribbons. Just gorgeous! Hugs, Robin

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design, I love the colours and the water colour effects. Happy Easter, Shirleyxx

Gail said...

Just beautiful!
Lovely bow!!
I have a little bow maker too.....somewhere!
Hope you're well!

Shirley Chillman said...

I really thought I had left a comment this morning Brenda but maybe not!!!!

Anyways I am glad things are on the mend at the moment and no knife work needed.

A super vibrant and spring like card, love the ribbon.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Pat said...

Gorgeous Easter card Brenda, the image is beautiful and the colours are just right for an Easter card. Beautiful bow too.

Pat xx

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful multi coloured stamping! Love the controlled Brushos background too, you've managed to keep it light which is so difficult...
Hope you have a good Easter Brenda!

Judy Corner said...

Lovely card Brenda and Happy Easte to you too. Judy x

Jacee said...

This is so gorgeous Brenda, what a beautiful card, great work, I love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous Easter card Brenda....happy Easter to,you x

Anne

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, beautiful flowers and lovely spring colours.
Happy Easter
Lorraine x

walchowDesign said...

Such a lovely Easter card with the lovely technique of brushos bg, Brenda!

So sorry to hear about the hospital losing your record - how could they! Anyway, glad that they manage to run a test with a quick result. Have fun with your family and happy crafting! Have a Blessed Easter!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I am relieved your hospital visit, although stressful, turned out with a happy result. At least you have a reprieve for a few weeks anyway. Sending prayers that all will be okay for the next tests. Your Easter card is lovely - beautiful background and gorgeous stamp! The ribbon looks fabulous! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous & I love the spring colours - I'm loving the idea of the bow maker, as I'm pants at doing them.

Sorry about your disaster hospital visit - I hope things improve, luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Brenda and love the background and the colours of the daffy. I always thought that you made fabulous bows and I have ever bow maker under the sun, except the one you have used, and I still can't get it right, hence I bought the bow die set.
Enjoy the rest of the long weekend.

Kath x

rachel said...

sorry to hear about your hospital experience Brenda - but glad things aren't so bad. I love your card - have just got some brushos to play with - will get to them soon enough! Love this stamp too - so pretty - gorgeous easter card. Hugs Rachel x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Such a beautiful spring card Brenda, Happy Easter
Kevin xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card.

Sorry you had such trouble at the hospital.

Happy Easter to you.

Jackie said...

So pleased to hear that you have escaped being cut for the time being...hugs
Stunning card Brenda, I love your daffodils :o)
Jackie xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the watercolour effect on the image.
Glad to hear you don't need an op.
Avril xx

Tracy said...

A beautiful creation and an amazing bow, yes the TL bow maker is fab and I am using mine all the time Brenda, Thank you.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

KandA said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Gorgous colours, fabulous stamp and your bow is amazing.

Sounds like you had fun on the 'merry go round' the other day - fingers crossed things get sorted soon xx

Patry Ro said...

Hi Brenda!! Every moment I admire your style. Great design!! Thanks for sharing!!

susiestacey said...

Looks like you are very busy again Brenda, love the daffodils card the colours are so pretty and the bows look so pretty too. x Susan x

Ellie said...

So beautiful! Love the color combo! I really should check out the brushos, not that I need another paint/color medium, but the background looks amazing!

Merry said...

I am loving these cards with the brushes and that bow make sounds amazing. Glad the results were okay and that you do not need an operation. :-)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah B. Beautifully done, love the brushos... love it.
Thanks for popping over. Praying things go well with tests.. and such go along well for.
Blogging has been neglected as things are topsy turvy here. My dad is very unwell, plus am on medical trial and trips to Syd. Hopefully, God willing, it will be beneficial. :)
Take care B. Hugs and prayers, Shaz in Oz.x

 
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