Sunday, 5 July 2015

Dance, Sing, Love



Time for our monthly challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are Feature a Creature and Add a Sentiment. 

The card at the top uses my all time favourite stamp Penny Black Dance, Sing , Love, I use it time and again and make no excuses that it pops so often on my blog as I think it is such a happy and uplifting quote.

A year on and I am still exploring my sewing machine that hubby bought for my Birthday last year and just discovered this pretty embroidery style stitch, it's not an expensive or fancy machine but does have a few nice features. So after stitching around the edges of a piece of cream cardstock I stamped the sentiment and embossed with detail clear powder. The flowers and leaves are Tattered Lace Trio sets which I cut from card spritzed with Dylusions and Glimmer Mist and then stamped the centre's with the matching Trio stamp set. A pretty organza bow made on the Embellishment Attic bow maker and ribbon slide to finish.


My stamping Sensations piece is a Fathers Day card I made for our daughter to give her Dad back in June. I masked the central oval and stamped a variety of stamps from Inkylicious, Lavinia, Art Impressions and Clarity and with the mask still in place used Pan Pastles to create the background of the scene. The poppies were inked with distress markers, the sentiment with archival black and the finished piece matted an layered on to a large landscape base cut from a sheet of A3 cardstock.

I do hope you will join in our challenges this month, as always we have some fabulous prizes to be won.

56 comments:

debby4000 said...

Absolutely wonderful cards, love the flowers in the first and love the sentiment, bunnies, flowers just about everything in the second.
luv
Debby

Sarah said...

Both such lovely cards Brenda. The stitching is perfect on the first one and those flowers are just gorgeous together with that fabulous quote.
You are so good at creating such atmosphere with your inks and the oval frames those bunnies perfectly. Have a good Sunday xx

Craftyfield said...

The Father's day card is so perfectly stamped and the hills and sky delicately coloured, just beautiful! I need to check my sewing machine, I think it has a similar stitch I could use. (I obviously don't use it enough if I can't remember what it can do!). xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful cards like always Brenda! Love those stunning flowers in the top one and therabbits on the second are so sweet!
Happy Sunday!

AnyOldCraft said...

Such pretty cards Brenda.
I don't blame you for using that stamp over and over as it is a fabulous one.
How did you find sewing onto card with your machine ?
The hubster bought me one for Christmas and so far all I have done is make a pink and white polka dot seat cover for my mobility scooter.
Bit wonky but I am proud of it lol

Zuzanna Magdalena said...

Both are great:) and card with rabbits is also so cute...:D

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
Beautiful cards today. I especially like the sing quote on the first card - such a useful stamp for many different occasions. I have been watching the Tattered Lace weekender with interest. The flowers are gorgeous. I am off to the Doncaster show next weekend and am hoping to be able to get a set there, one I have decided which is my favourite.
I have ordered my new laptop which should be with me on Tuesday. Hooray then I can get back to the world of blogging. At least I can concentrate on some crafting instead.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Lesley

ellyscard creatief said...

These cards are gorgeous. Love the scene and colouring.The colors of the first one are lovely too ,beautiful embroidery styl stitche.
Gr Elly

ALI said...

Two stunning cards "B" love the sayings.

pinky said...

You know how much I love the first card Brenda, but the second is just so lovely. What a brilliant sentiment stamp and the little scene is just magical. Have a great day mrs, hope the sun is shining.

Lynne K said...

LOVE the rabbit scene, Brenda! Great background, and the poppies dotted about are just like the ones in our garden at the moment. Your PB card is gorgeous. The flowers are stunning! Never thought of using the fancy stitches on my sewing machine to make borders. This is so pretty.

Have a great week,
Lynne x

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards
I like them very much
have a nice day
hugs

Crafting Queen said...

Two really lovely cards Brenda.

aussie aNNie said...

Two delightful cards with wonderful sentiments.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

June Macfarlane said...

Beautiful cards x

Julie B said...

Love the little scene you created here Brenda, fab masking and inking. The added poppies remind me of the wild flower meadow I'm trying to cultivate!
Thanks for having me as GD this month at Stamping Sensations. :)

scrAPpamondo said...

The first one card is gorgous and has a fabulous sentiment, but my favourite is absolutely the second one. Love the wonderful big card for Father's day with this sentiment of William Blake!!! Stunning creation!! The oval scene with the bunnies silouette and the amazing background is just a dream and love so much these little poppies!

Lau W said...

Stunning cards, sentiments are beautiful !
Have a nice day my friend !
xxx

KandA said...

Wonderful cards as always Brenda. Love the colours of the first and super machine stitching looks so pretty around the edge and I agree with you about that sentiment. The father's day card is amazing with the fabulous stamping and colouring in the oval and then finished with the sentiment and poppies. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Robin said...

Both cards are beautiful! Your background is stunning...I'm sure your husband loved it. The Penny Black sentiment stamp is one of my favorite sayings as well. One day I will have to get that stamp. Thanks for your lovely comments on mine as well. Hugs, Robin

Helen said...

It's a gorgeous quote, I was only thinking I hadn't used it for a long time, just the other day! Wonderful cards.

butterfly said...

Love the use of white space on the blue-green card - so clean and sharp and bright. And the second card just made me sigh with pleasure. Love the oval, both the stamp combination and the beautiful PP shading, and the poppies are gorgeous too. Beautifully done!
Alison xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Brenda!! I love the 3d flowers on the first card, such a wonderful summery creation and the scene you created on the second card is incredible! Love the little bunny rabbits! hugs :)

Надя Мищенко said...

Very nice work!

Sue said...

Stunning cards Brenda. The flowers are gorgeous and the scene inside the oval is beauiful. I love the sentiments too.
Sue xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Brenda!! Love that stitch! Gorgeous flowers

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love them both, but the little rabbits and the scene on the second are an absolute joy! Gorgeous!

Whisper said...

Aaaah what gorgeous pair of cards - i'm particularly liking the stunning stitching round your PB card and am loving those adorable bunnies and sentiment too, Luv Sam x

Ellibelle said...

Two amazing creations Brenda! Both verses are so beautiful! I need to add some of those gorgeous Penny Black ones to my collection. Love the embroidery stitching! Gorgeous flowers on the first card, and the scene with the rabbits is just as gorgeous! Hope you have a fabulous Sunday and great week ahead!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda, I love the bunnies, and those beautiful blue flowers
Kevin xx

Karen Petitt said...

Two truly gorgeous cards, I love the embroidery around the edge of the first one and the second's scene and that's stunning poppies really appeals to me in all ways!
I wanted to pop on over and say thank you Brenda - the comment you left me this morning, well how do I put this politely, you made me smile big! I'm experimenting more than I used to and I think my cards show that fact perfectly.
I've stopped worrying about if others like what I create or not. I am creating for me and creating with supplies, tools and stash that I love. I've still got lots of paper (VOS) and that doesn't often inspire me and I don't always want to use it. I'm going to have to give more paper and old embellishments away but I don't mind that fact anymore lol.
Thank you for that lovely comment it's nice to hear that crafters that I admire a lot like what I'm creating too Karen xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the texture on the flowers and the leaves is super gorgeous
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Mrs.B said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, the stitching adds such a pretty dimension to the card and the flowers look stunning. Love the oval scene, so peaceful.
Avril xx

Stempelbavaria said...

Hi Brenda,
wonderful cards! Thanks for the chance to be a GD at Penny Black and More Challenge!
X Daniela

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda these are two awesome cards love the flowers and sentiment on the top card the second one is a beauty as well, love that nature inspired image and sentiment truly wonderful creations.
hugs
lorraine x

rachel said...

two stunning makes Brenda with two of my fave verses - really stunning! I love the scenic one especially - really gorgeous! Big hugs rachel x

MaryH said...

Each card is just so lovely, and those sentiments are simply heartfelt and wonderful. Something to truly ponder, and also something to 'live by' and life would be much happier if we did. I am especially taken with your embroidery border. I keep saying I will try that, as I used to machine embroidery & quilting in another hobby! I love your gorgeous floral bouquet and the woodland oval scene done with the fab Lavinia stamps and pastels is breathtaking. TFS & hugs.

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards and love both of them, stunning colours and both with gorgeous flowers.

Kath x

mags said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Must admit that the first one is my favourite. Love the sentiment.
Mags
x

Rhonda Miller said...

Two lovely cards. The bunnies are adorable.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful flowers on the top design and I love the little scene you created on the bottom. Take good care, Shirleyxx

linda said...

wow, these are both gorgeous brenda! i love the bright blue flowers and your stitching on the first one and the second one is so serene and i especially like the bunnies.

Gerrina said...

Your scene is so beautiful! Looks delicate and the little poppies give it great dimension! G x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards, love the stitching and colours on the first, beautiful and elegant;-))m

Kari said...

Hi Brenda! These are absolutely wonderful!Love the flowers and the really cute bunnies!
Have a lovely day!
Smiles and hugs,Kari :)

Shirley Chillman said...

Stunning and more Brenda the flowers just pop out of the card but the oval shape with the bunnies in the middle is a masterpiece, gorgeous.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Michelle J M said...

Love them both but the bunnies are gorgeous as is the sentiment. Michelle x

Paper Profusion said...

So beautiful Brenda, especially lovin' the bunny one! Nicola x

Jacee said...

Beautiful Brenda! the first one is stunning, love the flowers and your wonderful stitching and the second, love the silhouette image, gorgeous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Linby said...

You've used my current fav PB on your first card - thanks for helping me track it down and it looks lovely with those flowers.
I have had to pin the second card to my board for inspiration because i LOVE everything about it, and not just because of the poppies.
Lynn x

Dorothy S said...

Your cards are stunning! What fun to look at several of them. Thanks for the heads up on my PB More card. Can it be deleted?

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautifully done cards. Love the flowers and the cute bunny scene.

Janice said...

Both beauties Brenda. Great PP sentiment and gorgeous sewing on the top one and I alwa love your masked cards so it goes without saying I love the bottom one too! Jx

susiestacey said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. love the bunny scene - my machine which l got for my 21st does fancy stitches but l have never really used them - perhaps l should if the results are as good as yours x Susan x

Merry said...

Oh so wonderful….love the stitching on that first card and beautiful bow. Great scene on the second card.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are beautiful.

 
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